Rabbi Ben Packer
Rabbi Ben Packer is the Director and "Supreme Commander" of the Jerusalem Heritage House. Originally from the Commonwealth of Virginia, Rabbi Packer graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1995 and moved to Jerusalem to study at an institution of advanced Jewish studies. After serving as an infantry combat soldier in the Givati Brigade of the Israel Defense Forces, Rabbi Packer married the lovely Esther (Abramson) Packer and received rabbinical ordination. He served as a "Rabbi on Campus" back at UNC and Duke University before retuning to Israel and taking the helm at the Jerusalem Heritage House. His tours of Jerusalem and Hevron have become legendary. Rabbi Packer looks forward to hosting you at The House and showing you the incredible physical and spiritual beauty of Jerusalem and Israel!
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Originally from Baltimore, Matthew Glassman has been at the Jerusalem Heritage House for over two years, first as a guest and eventually as a Madrich. When he's not managing the Heritage House and its array of guests, Matthew is currently a student at Ohr Somayach in Jerusalem
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After having attended some of the best yeshivas in the United States, Jake participated in a Sachlov Birthright trip in 2012. He extended his ticket and stayed at the Heritage House. It became clear very quickly that Jake was a great fit to the Heritage House, helping with laundry and cleaning. Jake made Aliyah in spring 2014 from Pawtucket, Rhode Island, a city near Providence. When hes not doing the laundry, cleaning, or organizing trips to Hevron and other parts of the country for the Heritage House guests, he enjoys cycling and drinking good bourbon.
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