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Aliza Pilichowski

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Aliza Pilichowski was born in San Diego, California and grew up in Dayton, Ohio, Bridgeport, Connecticut and Monsey, New York. Aliza studied in Jerusalem for five years and managed the office for a gap year program in Israel. Aliza married Rabbi Uri Pilichowski in 1998. Aliza is a mother to six lovely children. 

Aliza and Uri then moved to Beverly Hills, CA to become the Assistant Rabbi and youth director of the famed Beth Jacob Congregation. While at Beth Jacob, they partnered with Rabbi Steven Weil to increase Synagogue membership to over 700 families and created a national model for teen and youth departments. 

The Pilichowskis were then blessed to spend three years in Boca Raton, Florida where Aliza was the youth director at The Boca Raton Synagogue and trained, was ordained and worked as an interfaith hospice chaplain. 

In July 2014, in the midst of Operation Protective Edge, the Pilichowskis moved to Mitzpe Yericho, a small quaint town twenty minutes northeast of Jerusalem. The Pilichowskis host thousands of guests a year in their home where they explain the human side to the settlement movement. Aliza and Uri are able to present a candid and rational look at both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. 

Aliza Pilichowski is a certified interfaith chaplain in Jerusalem hospitals and old age homes. She specializes in end of life spiritual care. After only three years in Mitzpe Yericho, Aliza ran for city council, winning a seat with 87% of the vote. In 2018 she was named Mayor of Mitzpe Yericho. While in elected office, Aliza has overseen the growth of residential homes and municipal services, including a pool and public parks. 

Aliza is available for speaking engagements in Israel and around the world.

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