CORE can only uphold it’s values and vision with the help of it’s fantastic and dedicated staff.

Meet the

CORE staff

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Rabbinic Consultant

Rabbi Avraham Edelstein

Rabbi Avraham Edelstein is a Founder and Director of the Ner LeElef Institute for Leadership Training and a Founder of and Senior Advisor to Olami.

He sits on the boards of numerous Jewish educational organizations around the world; He writes extensively on the interface of Judaism and the modern world.

Founding Director

Aliza Bulow

Aliza Bulow is an author, educator and mentor to Jewish women around the world. Before founding Core she directed Ner LeElef’s North American Women’s Program for 11 years where she coached rebbitzens and provided strategic development for outreach organizations in Canada, the US and Mexico.

Her love of Jewish texts and philosophy was developed at Michlelet Bruria, Hebrew University and Hunter College where she graduated with honors in Hebrew and Jewish Studies. In her early career, she worked for Partners in Torah and The The Jewish Experience. Even before entering college, Aliza’s passion for strengthening Jews and the Jewish community led her to campaign on behalf of Soviet Jewry and build settlements in Israel while serving in Nachal. That early passion has only grown with time.

Over the past four decades, Aliza has worked with hundreds of women in over 50 cities and 5 continents, strengthening the social fabric of Klal Yisroel.


Rochel Goldbaum

Rochel Goldbaum is an educator and mentor for Jewish women from around the world. She is the Director of Education for My Gift of Mikvah, where she trains kallah teachers and develops marriage educators, and a Co-Founder of Core, an organization that strengthens Jewish communities by connecting women.

She is the author of several books and resource materials on Taharas Hamishpacha for women of all backgrounds, runs a private dating mentor training program, and has an active private practice as a dating, marriage and intimacy mentor. Additionally, she is an adjunct educator at Aish Denver, a presenter for Sister to Sister, and a frequent lecturer for Tiferes.

In her former role as Program Director for JET in Ottawa, Ontario for 11 years, Rochel led dozens of women on the Momentum trip to Israel, where her passion to share the gift of Torah with every Jewish woman was ignited. Today, her desire to empower women, strengthen marriages, and unify the Jewish people has brought her to communities and audiences across the world.


Elisheva Hoffman

Elisheva Hoffman is the Chief Operations Officer of Core, she works closely with the Director, Aliza Bulow, in developing and implementing Core’s ideas and programs.

She earned her BA through Shoshanim and Moreshet in Jerusalem, attended MECR to become a Montessori Educator and obtained her teaching licence from the University of Colorado. She brings themes from her years of teaching experience to her work, as she encourages a culture of independence, responsibility and community in Core.

She served on the Rose Youth Foundation board and she currently serves on the board of Hillel Academy. In addition, she is a curriculum consultant at Ganeinu, a local preschool, and she coordinates the chesed for the Women of the West Side. After initiating and reaping the benefits of her own Core circle, Elisheva guides and encourages women to launch new circles. In her spare time, Elisheva enjoys playing guitar, organizing, and doing small home improvement projects.