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 three children. He enjoys playing soccer and reading.
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.
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, workout and be around friends and family.
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 her 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.
Internship Placement Coordinator
Shiran was born and raised in Rehovot, Israel. She studied Sociology & Anthropology in the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and worked as Youth Coordinator in a community center in her hometown. Before coming to Career Israel she spent one year as a “Shlicha” (Young Israeli Emissary) of the Jewish Agency at The Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga in Tennessee and became exposed to the southern easy going culture. Shiran loves anything that comes with peanut butter, working out, and singing along with the popular Israeli radio station Galgalatz.
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.
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 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.
Director of Long-Term English Speaking Programs
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, Oded and Noam.
Director of Partnerships and Internship Placement Services
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.