Founded in 1986, and headed by Rabbi Mark Staum, Jewish Learning Experience of Bergen County is an independent adult outreach organization that aims to reacquaint Jewish adults with their religious heritage through classes demonstrating the relevance of the Torah in contemporary times, experiential programs, and Shabbat and High Holiday explanatory services. Our outreach organization caters to individual needs, including home hospitality and one-on-one learning. Regardless of your background, you can become part of a dynamic learning group. Knowledge of Hebrew or the Bible is not necessary.
Rabbi Mark Staum, LCSW and his wife Tzippy have been part of our community for the past 15 years. Rabbi Staum studied at Yeshiva University and received his Semicha from Kollel Agudat Achim, under the guidance of Rabbi Aharon Ziegler. Rabbi Staum also has a MSW from Yeshiva University and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Jewish History from the Touro College School of Jewish Studies. Rabbi Mark Staum currently serves as the Director of the Jewish Learning Experience, while simultaneously working in the field of social work. Both Tzippy and Mark are excited to spread their passion for Judaism to the larger Jewish community.