Peretz was born in Israel to Russian parents. As a child he immigrated with his parents to the United States and was raised in Brooklyn. He studied at Yeshivot in Israel, New York, Paris, Melbourne and Toronto.
Chanie was born in Brooklyn. Her parents are children of Holocaust survivors. She studied in New York and Melbourne, and has a BA in Special Education from Mercy College.
Together with their five children, they continue to create a warm and welcoming home for students, raising spirits and stimulating minds.
And they still don't take themselves too seriously.