A product of Atlanta, Georgia, Ayal works at the Heschel school on the upper west side of Manhattan. One of his recent 9th-grade students got mad at him for making her question the nature of reality at 9 in the morning on a Monday. Ayal thought this anecdote was perfect for his bio. He loves teaching Torah, woodworking, live music, hiking, reading, and watching British art competitions on Netflix. Ayal is mostly excited to bring his fiancé, Maddy, to BCI for the first time to share in the magic.