Director of 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, Alma and Oded.
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 four children.
Director of 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.
Director of Recruitment
Rachel was born and raised in New Jersey. She graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in Sociology and Jewish studies, and spent a semester abroad at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Rachel then received a Master’s degree in Leadership in Education from Bank Street College in New York. She worked in Masa New York for two years before moving to Jerusalem and joining the Israel Experience team.
Rachel enjoys long walks around Jerusalem and is always in search of the perfect Friday brunch.
Career Israel Internship Placement Coordinator
Shunit Karako was born and raised in Reut Maccabim, Israel and spent some time in Amherst MA. Before coming to Career Israel she worked as a Social Worker helping mentally handicapped patients acclimate to new employment. From there she started working as an English teacher in Beer Sheva, where she met her husband Niv. Shunit’s greatest dream in life is to be an American and loves learning about American pop culture from her participants.
Born and raised in Israel, Benjy loves traveling and as a kid loved Indiana Jones, so he decided to get his B.A in Archaeology at Ben Gurion University. Soon after he became a certified tour guide and has been working in tourism ever since, enabling visitors to experience a rich taste of Israel from north to south.
He loves going to music concerts, vegging out at the beach and surrounding himself with family and friends.
Marketing Coordinator for Long Term English Speaking Programs
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. Shira started working at the Israel Experience as a Summer Internship Placement Coordinator so she lives in perpetual summer and insists on wearing flip flops and sun dresses at all times.
Originally from New Jersey, Rachel attended Rutgers University and received a B.A. in psychology and art history. She made Aliyah in early 2017 and currently lives in Jerusalem. Prior to making Aliyah, Rachel worked as a youth director at a synagogue in New Jersey while also working as a program coordinator at an elementary school. Rachel loves sunny weather and visiting the beach in Tel Aviv.
Career Israel Summer Internship Placement Coordinator
Rinat has lived in Israel since 2012. She was born in Israel but was raised in Holland. She is a real Dutchie and will probably always be. She loves going to the beach and hanging out with friends.
Before she came to Israel she studied Clinical Psychology but then decided to go on a different path and come to Israel on a Masa program to do Ulpan and volunteering. It ended with me making Aliyah and finding a job and has been working for Career Israel since 2016. The program is amazing and gives young adults an opportunity to explore Israel in a meaningful and exciting way.