Meet the staff of The Meaningful Life Center.
Ayelet Polter is an award winning medical esthetician. She has worked as an image consultant, commercial actress and beauty advisor, has brought soothing services to hospice patients and was also foundational in the creation of one of the most advanced med spas in the US. Doing consultations for the most cutting edge non invasive treatments in the country brought her to work with clients in many stages of life giving her a deeper understanding of self perception through the aging process.
Ayelet was a finalist of the 2019 Chassidus Applied Essay Contest, with her essay titled Ageless.
The Meaningful Life Center has profoundly impacted her professional work, bringing her to fully appreciate the mystical fusion between matter and spirit. Skincare and soul care are naturally fused and both can be nourished by an expert at the same time. She observed that giving exquisite attention to others not only can create a remarkable one hour transformation physically but can shift inner states profoundly, promoting healing and states of well being and flourishing.
Ayelet believes that as people age it is important that they remember that they are not their body but that their body is a divine home for an eternal spirit that has more to contribute with every passing year. Along with addressing client’s skincare concerns she helps others to see and value their intrinsic beauty and encourages them to care for themselves so that they can fully show up to give their unique gifts to the world. While helping to restore skin to a healthy condition she simultaneously acts as a soul mirror for others, helping them to see their true self, a unique and sacred soul that brings more warmth and light to others. She is passionate in encouraging others to find their soul’s sacred calling. She believes those who understand how essential they are behave differently, dress differently and speak differently than those who do not realize their self worth. She believes self respect is foundational for creating a world where there is respect for all.
Since 2011, Gani Goodman has brought a visionary’s dreams into reality. Gani manages all of MLC’s projects and collaborations, whether it be launching a new mobile app or publishing MLC’s latest book. Gani has a B.C. in Integrated Marketing Communications from Ithaca College. After working in corporate advertising for many years, she was more than happy to transition to promoting something far more inspirational – a Meaningful Life!
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Batsheva joined the Meaningful Life Center in 2003 with a background in publishing and print design. At work, Batsheva brings together her talent, passion and skills to create work that delights the eye, engages the mind, and rewards the viewer’s interest. Batsheva holds a B.F.A. in Graphic Design from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She lives in Boston with her husband and 4 children.
Rashi has been with The Meaningful Life Center since 2004. Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Rashi continued her education in Tzfat, Israel and now lives in California with her family. As the communications director, Rashi brings her unique approach and talents to help grow the MLC family and bring inspiration and meaning to a global audience.
Ronni Rabin is the Chief Development Officer for the MLC. Ronni applies her background in sales, creating strategic partnerships and fundraising to support programs and new ventures. She currently lives in New Haven, CT with her 12 year old labradoodle, Talya who loves all things Jewish!
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Sheli grew up in Israel, moved to the United States in 2001 and currently lives in NY. She has a B.A in Psychology and experience in business and directing/advising early childhood preschool centers. She is passionate about and involved in educating children and women in the light of Chassidus. Sheli is proud to join the MLC team and help promote educational initiatives towards a meaningful life.
Avital White is the Communications Associate for the Meaningful Life Center. Originally from California, she received a BA in Jewish Studies from the University of California, SC. With excitement she joined the MLC team in 2018. She currently resides in Toronto, Ontario with her husband and children.
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Velvel Farkash is the Meaningful Life Center’s Office Manager. He is the friendly voice on the phone when you call the MLC office, and is in charge of book sales and fulfillment. He enjoys meeting and interacting with new and old members of the MLC community.
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Shlomit Guigue joined the team in 2019, putting her creativity to use as the social media director and video editor. Her skillset proves effective as The Meaningful Life Center continues its explosive growth on all platforms.
Leah is the online shop administrator for the Meaningful Life Center. Originally from the UK, Leah has brought her extensive experience in Accounting, Quickbooks and Non Profit Management to the MLC team since July 2015. Her strong work ethic, efficiency and good communication skills are infused in all her work.
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Elyahu Shechter is the Meaningful Life Center’s Director of Technology. He has been working as a computer professional for more than 15 years. When Elyahu is not at his computer desk, you are likely to find him milking his goats, or being followed by a friendly flock of clucking hens in the Holy Land. He plans to change the future of farming, as well as raise goats as sacrifices for the coming Third Temple.
Yanki Tauber was born and raised in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. He received his rabbinical ordination in 1987, and is the author of three books and hundreds of essays on Jewish and Chassidic thought. After twenty-five years of research and writing, Rabbi Tauber has produced Inside Time, a magnificently down-to-earth look at the heavenly gift called time, elucidating the Jewish holidays and all year.
Before joining the team at MLC in late 2013, Yisroel traveled across the US serving the needs of Jews living in regional communities with limited spiritual infrastructure after receiving his degree in biomedical science and his rabbinic ordination. He believes in the power of information and is committed to providing it in a way that enables people around the world to empower themselves.
Mendel’s license to quill has helped various entities articulate their innermost thoughts with outermost impact. Mendel believes that being at a loss for words is the first step to finding the perfect ones.
Phillip Namanworth is a long time student of Rabbi Simon Jacobson and staff member of The Meaningful Life Center. He is a musician, songwriter. In his original style, he combines heaven and earth, fusing the ancient wisdom of the sages with the rhythm and blues of the soul.