Our Place employs a multi-faceted approach to counseling, rehabilitating and guiding troubled Jewish youth in their return to mainstream society.

Our Place provides troubled youth with a second chance; an opportunity to serve as a source of everlasting pride to their family, community and Jewish heritage.

The Eli Verschleiser Family Foundation has supported Our Place since its inception in 1998. 

As a young adult and teen Eli Verschleiser went through turbulent times and has made it his personal life mission to give today's youth a second chance.


The American Jewish Congress is a dynamic organization, with a unique perspective, a deep sense of purpose and the courage and tenacity to tackle crucial issues of concern to the Jewish community at home and abroad. Of high priority on our current agenda is challenging the BDS movement (boycott, divestment & sanctions) to de-legitimize and isolate Israel, as we continue the agency’s efforts to bring about peace in the Middle East.

AJCongress serves as a prominent voice in Washington and maintains its historic role in protecting and preserving the civil rights and liberties of all Americans.


Luria Academy is a nurturing, child-centered, value-oriented environment dedicated to academic excellence and Jewish heritage. Luria incorporates innovative teaching methodologies and state of the art technological educational tools. By exposing our students to a uniquely integrated Judaic-secular curriculum we offer them an extremely rigorous and high quality Torah and secular education.

Above all, Luria fosters Jewish pride – Ahavas Yisrael – and a deep sense of compassion and commitment for all mankind – Ahavas Olam.