What’s my story?

I love people. Nothing gives me a stronger dose of that warm, and feel good feeling inside than helping someone and making a difference. Whether I’m at work, family and or community events, I’m ready to get involved.

Let me clear something up right off the bat, while I consider myself a true “doer”, I believe one of my main strength is also that of being an outstanding listener. As an active listener, I have learned that you can intuit just as much and sometimes even more from non-verbal signals.

It’s because of these two dominant character traits that my friends and colleagues like to share, schmooze and confide in me. (It also helps that my wife is a down-to-earth, nicest person you’ll ever meet, psychologist). After an interaction with me, I’d like to hope a confidant feels heard and gains a better, new or more clear perspective of their situation.    

What I like to do for FUN?


I get in the ZONE when I watch tennis. I can watch for hours. There is nothing like watching a live match at the US Open. I must admit I can even get carried away. When my wife was in labor with our son I was physically right there with her….but lost in the fog to the volley of a tennis match playing on the TV. (After a sharp elbow to my side I regained consciousness!)


My father worked exceptionally hard as an industrial painter.  He had an outstanding work ethic that was fueled by the immigrant in him that was terrified to lose his job or hours especially with 8 mouths to feed. Needless to say when he came home late at night he was very sore. There were many nights I spent giving my father massages for extended periods of time to alleviate the pain. As I got older, more experienced and stronger I was able to hone in on the type of “therapy” he needed that day. My father would often reciprocate – boy did it feel great! As an adult, every so often I treat myself to a professional massage or muscle relaxing hot tub session. Ohhh SOO good…



I LOVE to laugh. I would get belly aches from the classics such as I Love Lucy, Welcome Back Cotter, Jewish Borscht Belt, Three’s Company, Perfect Strangers, to Robin Williams and Seinfeld. My challenge with getting a good laugh is finding clean content. The adult rated stuff or bloopers that make people look or feel stupid don’t do it for me. I have found quality material to enjoy by searching Google and Youtube.

Health Coach

As a certified health coach I need to be careful how I frame this next one. I get pleasure from experiencing a culinary delight. It doesn’t need to be fancy. My wife is an unbelievable chef. Besides for cooking at home and publishing a column in a local paper she has entered and even won cooking contests. Along our quest for outstanding eating experiences, thick flavorful soups are hard to come by. My wife makes the best thick and savory zucchini chicken soup. Usually when we go out to eat we’ll share a bunch of appetizers in lieu of ordering two mains. We get our own private smorgasbord- really a lot of fun! Some of my favorites include a mean fully loaded Guacamole, Sushi, Herring, a tender plate of short ribs.

Professional Bio



Founder of Special Needs Financial Planning. Special Needs Financial Advisor, CEO and of Yaish Financial Services, LLC in 2015.

Recent Relevant Work Experience:

Joined Livian & Co., a RIA set up as a multifamily office in 2012 as an MBA summer associate, and continued the relationship beyond the summer to include a rich experience with Livian & Co as an independent contractor.

Ronn worked on a myriad of projects including Macro-Economic Research, revamping the firm’s marketing material, supporting both equity and high-income portfolio managers in their due diligence and fundamental analysis, and assisting the firm in its business development and client acquisition activities. Aside from the formal details/task/job description, the time spent at Livian made a lasting impression on Ronn personally and professionally from the unmatched role models he had an opportunity to learn from, including the CEO, portfolio managers, office staff and board members.   


Completed his MBA with a concentration in Finance at Seton Hall University’s Stillman School of Business (2011-2013).

As an MBA student, Ronn co-authored a chapter in the 2012 textbook edition of Practical Strategy – Aligning Business and Information Technology by Rupert A. Hayles. In both of his academic years, Ronn won a prestigious faculty voting competition called Advancing Stillman in 2012 & 2013. In 2013 he was inducted into the Stillman School’s Beta Gamma Sigma honor society recognizing business excellence.  

Ronn completed an Investment Trading and Strategies Certification program at the New School University (2008)

Earned his Masters in Education Administration and Supervision, from Loyola University Chicago (2006).


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Personal Side of Ronn

Ronn lives in Bergen County NJ with his inspiring wife and fun loving children.

He enjoys learning and teaching Jewish Law, Bible, Jewish Philosophy, personal finance, personal development and leadership. Since 2000, Ronn has presented on these topics formally and informally at schools, cultural and religious community centers, retreats and conferences.



Co-founded Yad B’Yad, a High School leadership program focused on mainstreaming young adults with members of the special needs community over 4 weeks in the summer and special events throughout the year.


team friendship Team Captain and runner for Team Friendship of Bergen County NJ, a group that ran in the 2016 Miami Half Marathon & is preparing to run in the  2017 Miami Half Marathon. Team Friendship supports special needs events run by the Friendship Circle organization.



take shape for life Take Shape For Life Certified Health Coach awarded by Villanova University School of Nursing. Ronn helps clients find evidence based eating plans with the goal of improving their health. www.rnr.tsfl.com




I was a member of the Hatzolah volunteer ambulance corp in NYC.




I am an ordained Rabbi. I have had the privilege of performing weddings, Bar & Bat Mitzvahs, and am trained as a certified Mohel to perform circumcisions. See my website RabbiMohel.com.

Volunteer with various special needs organizations; Camp HASC, National Jewish Council for disabilities, Friendship Circle, synagogues, and Yemenite Jewish Federation of America.

I like to swim, bike and hike. I reside a hop, skip and a jump away from New Jersey’s Palisade State park. There are so many great trails. There is nothing like spending time with family and close friends taking in nature-WITHOUT CELL PHONES.


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