Staff

Shiran Amir

Shiran Amir

Education & Program Director

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 long-term 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 was 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.

Meshi Hazan

Meshi Hazan

Community Manager

Meshi was born and raised in moshav Beit Hanan. She studied Education, Sociology & Anthropology at Ben Gurion University in Beer Sheva. In her Military Service, she was responsible for the Education content and cultural events and also was in charge of birthright participants. After her Military Service, she flew to Mexico where she volunteered for 3 months in an international development program. During her studies, she had the opportunity to take part in a few social programs like working with youth at risk, the Perch project, and even Onward Israel!

Before working with Career Israel, Meshi spent an incredible year in Durban, South Africa, as a volunteer coordinator in PROJECT TEN of the Jewish Agency. In addition, she took part in The Mirambe Project, a social enterprise for women empowerment in Uganda. In her free time, she enjoys playing ping-pong, chess, hiking, and of course traveling around the world!

Rinat Zohar

Rinat Zohar

Placement Specialist

Rinat has lived in Israel since 2012. She was born in Israel but raised in The Netherlands from age 4. She is a real Dutchie at heart who loves going to the beach, meeting up with friends for dinner, movies, and dancing while spending Shabbat with family.

After obtaining a MA in Clinical Psychology, Rinat decided to take a new path. She came to Israel on a MASA program to learn Hebrew in Ulpan and volunteer. After the program, she decided to make Aliyah. She has been working for Career Israel since 2016 in order to give young adults an opportunity to explore Israel in a meaningful and exciting way.

Hila Eitan

Hila Eitan

Placement Specialist

Born and raised in Beer Yaakov, Israel, Hila served as a welfare NCO in the Patrol unit of the Armored Corps. After her military service, she traveled to South America where she practices her Spanish. Hila earned her BA in Psychology and Sociology and is currently pursuing an MA in Cultural Research at Tel Aviv University. In her spare time, you can find Hila styling hair or volunteering at the “Women’s Spirit” organization, which helps abused women achieve economic independence. Her goal is to match the perfect position for each and every participant as well as develop new and exciting internships for future interns. Some of the internships Hila developed are Check Point, Cinematheque, The Service Dogs Training Center, Shmuel HaRofe Geriatric Hospital, and more.

Stacey Tarter

Stacey Tarter

Program Advisor

Stacey, Originally from Las Vegas, now lives in Tel Aviv. She moved to Israel in 2017 to attend graduate school at Tel Aviv University. She completely fell in love with the country and her life here in Israel. After receiving her Masters in Social Work, Trauma and Crisis, she decided to stay in Israel and make Aliyah. She is dedicated to helping others grow their passions, and desires and help each individual live a full and meaningful life.

Blaire Cohen

Blaire Cohen

Director of Recruitment and Registration

Blaire is proudly from New Jersey and now lives in Tel Aviv. She went to American University in Washington DC and taught elementary school for 4 years before coming on Career Israel. Blaire interned in the fundraising department of WIZO (Women’s International Zionist Organization) and loved giving back to Israeli children and families. After spending most of her time at the beach and enjoying Shabbat dinners with friends, she decided to join the team that created her incredible Israel adventure.

Blaire started at Israel Experience by working with Onward Chicago as an internship coordinator, placing students in their most desired internships. She now serves as the Director of Recruitment and Registration, overseeing Career Israel, Israel by Design and Masa Israel Teaching Fellows. Her goal is to help young people create a stronger bond with Israel while having the adventure of a lifetime! You can find her exploring the streets of Tel Aviv, eating Anita gelato and embracing the sabra lifestyle.