A graduate of New York University School of Law, Bernie Mermelstein has led MZ Berger & Co. as chief executive officer since 1975. Also involved in charitable giving, Bernie Mermelstein supports Nefesh B’Nefesh as a benefactor.
Nefesh B’Nefesh seeks to simplify the process of Aliyah, or the return of those who are Jewish to Israel. The organization strives to assist with the integration of Olim in Israeli culture and teach those who are part of the Diaspora about the importance of Israel to the Jewish community.
Nefesh B’Nefesh serves individuals of all ages and walks of life, from families and students to retirees and young professionals. The organization helps these individuals in three phases: pre-Aliyah planning, Aliyah flights and expedited processing, and post-Aliyah guidance, with the latter phase including monthly check-ins and Hebrew tutoring. Also offering employment assistance, Nefesh B’Nefesh helps with job searches and business coaching, in addition to providing support to those who wish to start their own businesses.