Advisory Board

Dr. David Pelcovitz

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Dr. Pelcovitz holds the Gwendolyn and Joseph Straus Chair in Psychology and Education at Yeshiva University’s Azrieli Graduate School where he teaches pastoral psychology courses and is special assistant to the president of the university. Before assuming his position on the faculty of Yeshiva University, Dr. Pelcovitz was a clinical professor of psychology in psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine and director of psychology at North Shore University Hospital-NYU School of Medicine for over two decades. He has worked closely with the Penners and with Rabbi Rappaport in their support of the families served by Kesher Families.

"I am so honored to be part of the Kesher Families team. On numerous occasions I have seen how the warmth, compassion, and knowledge provided by the Kesher Families team serves as a roadmap for the families that instills a sense of hope, connection and healing"