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Staff

Reut Tsohar

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.

Elana Glickman

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.

 

Mara Seidel

Career Israel Internship Placement Coordinator

Mara Seidel was born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware. She graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Sociology, and it was there that she fell in love with college football and hiking in the mountains. She also went to Israel for the first time her sophomore year on the Taglit Birthright-Israel trip, but it wasn’t until she studied abroad in Barcelona that her love affair with traveling began. After graduation, Mara started working for Hillel at the UMass Amherst bringing Jewish life to students on campus and staffing multiple Taglit Birthright-Israel trips and Alternative Spring Break trips. In September 2008 she was a participant in Career Israel, volunteering with refugees from Darfur. Mara loves to travel and has backpacked through India, Southeast Asia, Nepal, and Western Europe, but the most exciting move she has done to date would be making Aliyah in November of 2009.

Aryeh Solomon

Career Israel Internship Placement Coordinator

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.

Hagit Krakow

Career Israel Internship Placement Coordinator

Hagit was raised in Jerusalem and spent her army service as a Tank Instructor and Gunner. After the army she graduated from Bar Ilan University with a BA in Psychology and Criminology. She also studied at The Jewish Statesmanship College and is currently completing her MA in Community Development studies (Glocal) at The Hebrew University. Hagit recently spent five months in Gondar, Ethiopia, working with a local organization assisting underprivileged children. She also worked for many years with The Jewish Agency in both Israel and abroad and it is through them that she found her place at Career Israel.

 

Netta Gal-Oz

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. 

Shira Woolf

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.

Hodaya Ben Hamo

Logistics and Educational Programming

A true ‘Tzabarit’, Hodaya was born and raised in Jerusalem, Israel. After getting a degree in political science and communications from Bar Ilan University, Hodaya stayed in the Holy City to work with Taglit-Birthright and soon after landed her current position at the Israel Experience where she continues to take wonderful care of everything logistical.

Aviva Senser

Career Israel Recruitment and Registration Manager 

Originally a Chicago girl, Aviva Senser decided to pack her bags and move to Israel. She is a 2 time Career Israel Alum (participating in both the summer and 5 month programs). A true Spartan at heart, Aviva graduated from The School of Hospitality Business at Michigan State University with a B.A. in Business and Event Planning. Working for almost a year and half as a VIP travel consultant she knows Tel Aviv like that back of her hand and is often giving recommendations for restaurant, bars and fun things to do in Israel! Want more information about Career Israel? Email Aviva at AvivaSe@israelexperience.org.il.

Laura Friedenberg

Israel Experience Recruiter

Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Laura was first drawn to Israel after her Seminary year at Midreshet Harova. She graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a degree in Psychology and Environmental Studies, where she served as a Campus Coordinator for the Jewish Climate Change Campaign and public relations representative for UMD Hillel’s green initiative called Am Haaretz. After making Aliyah 3 years ago, Laura has fulfilled her dream of getting married in Israel, and is now living with her husband, Dani, in Jerusalem. Email Laura at LauraF@israelexperience.org

Jessica Satin

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.

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