We Are Read IN JERUSALEM – Grace Novick, of Providence, with her son Reuben Beiser in front of Mike’s Place, his restaurant/bar on Yafo Street in Jerusalem. Reuben attended Providence Hebrew Day School, Classical High School and Brown University. He made aliyah after college and received an architecture degree at Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem. In addition to practicing architecture, for the past six years he has owned and run the Jerusalem franchise of Mike’s Place.

Reuben lives with his wife Tehila and their three children in north Jerusalem.  Grace travels to Israel yearly to spend time with Reuben and his family, as well as her son Benjamin Beiser and his family, who live just outside Jerusalem. Benjamin, a rabbi, teaches at Yeshiva Mevaseret Zion.