Director of Career Israel and the Long-Term English Speaking Programs Department
Reut Tsohar was born and raised in Jerusalem and served in the IDF as a social worker. After the army Reut worked for the Jewish Agency for Israel in Budapest, Hungary, as the Coordinator of the Education Department. In this position she was responsible for coordinating all young adult programming including Masa Israel and other Israel programs for the community. Reut completed her BA in Psychology and Education and her Masters in Organizational Consulting and has been working for Career Israel since 2007. She and her husband Tamir are the proud parents of Ma’ayan and Alma.
Director of Internship Placement Services, Israel Experience and Development for Career Israel
Elana was born and raised in New York and made aliyah 11 years ago. Elana served as the Coordinator of the OTZMA program and the Coordinator of English speaking Aliyah promotion programs for Tnuat Aliyah of the Jewish Agency for Israel. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from Queens College and a Masters in Social Work with a specialization in Community Organizing from Hunter College School of Social Work. Elana began working for Career Israel in 2007. She and her husband Meir are the proud parents of three children.
Director of Operations and Internships at Career Israel
Aryeh was born and raised in Israel to American parents. After his army service as a commander in the paratroopers division, Aryeh studied education at Herzog College and taught in several schools. He also worked at various informal education programs including directing Yavneh Olami’s summer internship program in Israel. Aryeh lives in Efrat with his wife and two children. He enjoys playing soccer and reading.
Career Israel Internship Placement Coordinator
Netta Gal-Oz was born in Tel Aviv but moved to Palo Alto, California at age 6 due to her father’s job in the start up world. She moved back and forth between Israel and California throughout her life a few times. After graduating from UC Davis with degrees in Psychology and Communication, Netta decided to give living in Israel on her own a try. She went on Career Israel 12, and loved Israel so much that she decided to make Aliyah. She has been living in Tel Aviv and loving every moment of this wonderful city since August 2013 and now works as an Internship Coordinator for Career Israel.
Career Israel Summer Internship Placement Coordinator
New York native, Shira Woolf, has been living in Israel since 2004. Since her arrival, she has studied in a post-high school seminary, received her BA in English Literature from Bar Ilan University, co-founded a student organization in Bar Ilan for English speaking students, acted, produced and stage directed multiple plays for the Bar Ilan Acting Society and assisted 80,000 US voters in Israel to vote in the 2012 US Elections. As a Summer Placement Coordinator, Shira lives in perpetual summer and insists on wearing flip flops and sun dresses at all times.
Itzik Tamir Yehezkel
Career Israel Director of Education
Itzik was born and raised in Israel. He is currently studying Jewish philosophy at Tel Aviv University. Since 2002 Itzik has been working with Diaspora Jews. He began his career in the Jewish world with Young Judaea, leading youth groups in the United States and Israel. In 2003, Itzik served as a counselor for Young Judea’s Year Course gap year program in Israel. Following that, Itzik worked for Merkaz Hamagshimim in Jerusalem for five years, helping olim (new immigrants) and lone soldiers of the IDF. His work there involved assisting olim to navigate the Israeli bureaucracy and helping to create social events for the residents. Itzik has also worked as a tour guide, leading Israeli and American groups all over Israel as well as serving as the social coordinator of the Jewish Agency’s Stagerim program.
Israel Experience Recruiter
Alex, coming from south Florida, found herself in her new home in Tel Aviv two years ago. She first came to Israel with Birthright and has recently completed a master’s degree in Middle East Studies from Tel Aviv University. The next obvious step was making aliyah. Having fallen in love with Israel and the incredible culture throughout the country, she wanted to encourage others to experience what Israel has to offer and Israel Experience programs were the way to do it!
Israel Experience Recruiter
Zoe was born and raised in the UK and made aliya after she fell in love with Israel studying in Midreshet Lindebaum on her gap year. She learned Hebrew in Hebrew University and then went on to study Political-Science at Bar Ilan University. She met her husband while studying and moved to Chashmonaim. Zoe joined the Israel experience to help others fall in love with Israel the way she did.
Marketing Associate for Israel Experience, Department of Long-Term Programs for English Speakers
Jessica, an avid lover of hiking, traveling and animals, was born and raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She studied fashion design in Los Angeles and then graduated from the University of Colorado in Denver with a BFA in Painting. She fell in love with Israel during her very first visit with Birthright Israel. Six months later she joined a Masa internship program and moved to Tel Aviv to intern at an art gallery. After her internship she made Aliyah and found a home with Israel Experience.