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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 she lived in Budapest, Hungary for four years where she was the Coordinator of the Education Department of the Jewish Agency for Israel. 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 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.

Maya Dinur

Career Israel Internship Placement Coordinator

Maya was born in L.A and made Aliyah at age 5 to become tenth generation Israeli. She holds a BA in  behavioral science from Bar Ilan University and a certification of “The Identity and Public Policy Program” of the Jewish Statesmanship Center for Strategic Planning . Maya participated in the StandWithUs Israel advocacy fellowship, was on the Israel Advocacy Delegation ” Speak Up for Israel ” to Sydney Australia, has brought many groups of diaspora Jewish students to Israel and was part of a Zionist Seminars delegation that ran Jewish studies camps at Masada College in Australia. Maya is a tour guide in Israel, selects future leaders for the Jewish Agency and developed educational material for Tzemach, an organization that focuses on Zionism, leadership and education.

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.

Tess Sevelow

Career Israel Community Director

Tess Sevelow hails from Chicago, Illinois. After graduating from Illinois State University with a degree in social work, Tess worked at a prison for a year before deciding to give her long-time dream of living and working in Israel a shot. Through Career Israel 9, she lived and worked in Jerusalem.  In 2010, Tess landed in Tel Aviv as a new citizen.

Ilana Butrimovitz

Career Israel Community Director

Born and raised in San Francisco, Ilana decided she could not handle the fog anymore so she moved to Seattle, Washington to receive her BA in Anthropology with a minor in Geography and African studies. After she got sick of the rain in Seattle, she picked up and left for Israel. Ilana arrived in Israel 3 years ago and since then has received her MA from a joint program at the Hartman Institute and Tel Aviv University in Jewish Philosophy and Jewish Education. Ilana lived in Jerusalem for her first year, but just couldn’t stay away from the beautiful beaches of Tel Aviv where she currently resides. Ilana was the Summer Onward Cleveland internship coordinator and Madricha during this past summer and is very excited to continue with Career Israel!

Rachel Sales

Director of Recruitment for Israel Experience, Department of Long-Term Programs for English Speakers

Rachel Sales was born and raised in New York City. Rachel previously served as Director of Alumni and Public Relations for Masa Israel Journey in New York.  Rachel holds a B.A. in English literature and an M.F.A. in creative writing from Columbia University. She previously spent time living in Kiryat Gat, Beer Sheva, and Kibbutz Yiftach, and is thrilled to now live in Tel Aviv with her husband, Ben.

Jordana Bickel

Career Israel Recruitment and Registration Manager 

Jordana has been with Career Israel since July 2011 and is the recruitment and registration manager for Career Israel, The Israel Teaching Fellows and the Onward Israel-Career Israel summer programs. She was a participant on the World Union Jewish Students in Israel program in 2010.  Jordana was an admissions coordinator for The Jewish Theological Seminary and was a past intern for the American magazine Us Weekly. After making aliyah in January 2011 she studied at Ulpan Etzion and is very excited to be fulfilling her dream of living in Israel!

Aviva Senser

Israel Experience Recruiter

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

Laurel Silverstein

Israel Experience Recruiter

Detroit Native, Laurel Silverstein graduated from Gallaudet University with a B.A. in American Sign Language Interpretation. After participating in Career Israel 13, she was hired from her internship teaching English to Deaf and Hearing children. Through her experience working and living in Tel Aviv, she made Aliyah in Summer of 2013. Want more information about Career Israel? Email Laurel at

Sarah Hindman

Marketing Associate for Israel Experience, Department of Long-Term Programs for English Speakers

Sarah Hindman was raised in Brookline, Massachusetts. After ditching Hebrew School and attending a Christian boarding school, Sarah packed her bags and moved to Los Angeles where she received a BA in Film Critical Studies from the University of Southern California Film School. Those magical ten days on Taglit-Birthright were enough to get her hooked and she immediately signed up with Career Israel upon her return. While on the program, Sarah lived in Tel Aviv and interned in Sderot at the Sderot Media Center where she created her very first film (and met her then to-be-husband!) Sarah became a proud Israeli citizen in 2011 and has since worked in the Jewish non-profit world and PPC marketing. Sarah now lives in Jerusalem with her husband, Itzik. Want more information about Career Israel? Email Sarah at

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