About Rabbi Dr. Drelich
About Rabbi Dr. Drelich
Over his 30 year career as a teacher Rabbi Dr. Drelich has been lauded as a truly gifted educator.Throughout all of his years of teaching, he is known for his boundless energy, optimism, and love for his students, many of whom remain in contact with him decades after graduation. Rabbi Dr. Drelich is also a kidney donor, an avid roller-skater, a proud father and grandfather, a man known throughout the community for his generosity and kindness.
Rabbi Dr. Drelich is passionate and committed to keeping his brother Max’s vision of a kinder and happier world alive. Even though Max was not blessed with his own children, he loved and cherished his niece and nephews as his very own. His love and commitment to their well being was always among his highest priorities. It was this love which served as the vision in creating the Max Alexander Foundation.
About Daniel Neiditch
Chairman of the Board
Daniel Neiditch is a real estate mogul, sustainability advocate, and philanthropist in New York City. He is the President of River 2 River Realty, a top tier real estate firm with a distinguished reputation for serving the city’s residents as a trustworthy brokerage, landlord, property manager, and developer. Neiditch is also oft-recognized for his work as President of The Atelier Condo, a sustainability-forward luxury building in New York City. It is the tallest residential solar-powered building in the United States, and Neiditch was at the forefront of the solar movement as an earlier pioneer of the technology. Neiditch has built his net worth substantially with a billion-dollar real estate portfolio he has amassed and uses the empire he has built to give back to many charitable endeavors.
Daniel Neiditch’s early-career successes have allowed him to support several charitable causes and organizations, especially in education, healthcare, community-building, and youth services. Having grown up in the Bronx, Neiditch is passionate about empowering disadvantaged children and their families living in his native borough.
Neiditch is particularly focused on eradicating homelessness across the Country. As a child, he saw the painful reality of homelessness and financial insecurity take its toll on his friends and neighbors. Today, he strives to connect those experiencing homelessness with medical care, jobs, and housing. Several years ago, Neiditch even went undercover and lived on the streets for three days to gain a first-person understanding of how it feels to be without shelter and support. He is working with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to find a solution to help the homeless population in New York and beyond with his innovative ideas to create jobs and housing.
As the preferred luxury realtor of noted celebrities — including Ed Harris, Dania Ramirez, Michael Douglas, Lindsay Lohan, Amy Brenneman and Hillary Duff — Daniel Neiditch collaborates with his expansive network to expand his philanthropic reach and amplify awareness for worthy causes. Neiditch has been a personal guest of honor in the home of Michael J. Fox for his support of the adaptive sports foundation, an organization that provides life-changing experiences for children with physical and cognitive disabilities.
Neiditch’s philanthropic partnerships have drawn considerable media attention and facilitated significant charitable impact. For example, Daniel Neiditch held a celebrity boxing match atop one of his Midtown residential buildings with heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield. Holyfield’s signed boxing gloves were put up for charity auction; by the end of the match, the pair had raised over $100,000 for autism awareness.
Neiditch also had a boxing match with the legend Sugar Ray Leonard to support childhood diabetes in Los Angeles. In addition, he was honored by the Shaquille O’Neal foundation for his support by walking down the red carpet with Shaq during the premiere of his HBO documentary. Billy Crystal honored Neiditch for his support of the Drama League backstage at his Broadway Show, Mr. Saturday Night.
Daniel Neiditch has also been heavily involved with Room to Grow, a nonprofit which offers structured coaching, material goods, and community connections to support parents and children alike. He has collaborated with actors Bruce Willis and Uma Thurman to host Room to Grow’s annual benefit. Most recently, he helped adapt the event to a virtual format when COVID-19 would have otherwise made an in-person fundraiser impossible. Neiditch also supported the Say Organization, which helps children with stuttering issues as a VIP and had a private bowling event with Ant Man actor Paul Rudd to raise money.
Neiditch also notably hosted the Kingsbridge Heights Community Center (KHCC) fundraiser with artist Jeff Koons, and was a host for the Montclair Film’s annual fundraiser and was on stage with Stephen Colbert and Julia Louis-Dreyfus in front of a 3000-person crowd. Neiditch was an honorary guest three times at the Israel Day Parade for his tremendous support of Israel and was honored by driving his one-of-a-kind Lamborghini down the parade route.
Daniel Neiditch is also involved with Literacy Partners, an adult education nonprofit dedicated to strengthening NYC families through increased literacy. He is a regular contributor to St. Jude Children’s Hospital and has also supported the Ryan Seacrest foundation together with the Jonas brothers. Neiditch has traveled to Africa to help underserved populations and is a longtime contributor to the Clinton Foundation and The Bush Foundation. He has also contributed to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, initially founded in response to the destructive earthquake in Haiti in 2010. Neiditch is the chairman of the board for the Max Alexander Foundation, which helps underprivileged communities in Africa by building schools and giving supplies needed to educate the youth there. Neiditch was an honored guest backstage at Shania Twain’s concert in Madison Square Garden for this support of Shania Kids can which helps underprivileged and abused children with economic , social and personal sufferings.
Neiditch has been honored 5 times to throw out the first pitch at Major League Baseball games by the Minnesota Twins, Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago White Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals for his tremendous support in those local communities to help the underserved population. Neiditch believes sports can be a powerful tool in philanthropy. Neiditch was honored backstage by late show host Seth Meyers at NBC studio for supporting the Chris Everett Foundation, which helps children in need from drug-addicted families. He also supported the 1 in 6 Foundation with acting legend Anthony Edwards to spread the word for men who have been sexually assaulted as children to get their stories out and save others by heightening awareness. Neiditch was an honored guest and walked the red carpet at the 2023 Drama League awards with Grammy winner Josh Groban and other stars such as Jessica Chastain & Ben Platt. Neiditch and Groban help young artists in underprivileged communities
Daniel Neiditch serves New York as an on-call chief emergency first responder and an Honorary Fire Chief for New York State. He is a member of the Forbes Real Estate Council and is an active contributor to Entrepreneur and SCORE NYC, the nonprofit mentorship arm of the Small Business Association. He firmly believes nonprofits can be powerful allies to local governments if given a chance.