Founder and CEO
Ami came from a Hebrew-speaking Los Angeles upbringing to live in Israel, where he found many, many immigrants from English-speaking countries who, after having lived there for years, were frustrated that they could not communicate effectively in Hebrew.
Then in 2008, he decided to draw upon his hobby of learning foreign languages to create a program that would serve the needs of the English-speaking population wishing to learn to speak Hebrew.
Ami also publishes the blog Your Daily Dose of Hebrew to help English speakers build their Hebrew vocabulary, one dose at a time.
Director of Operations and Development
Ora made aliyah by herself at the age of 15. Picking up Hebrew was a struggle for this young idealist, but within a year she was earning respectable grades in her Israeli high school classes. Today she holds a Masters degree in Jewish studies, which she has been teaching for the last 15 years.
Ora lives in Jerusalem with her husband and four children.
Ora also loves languages and talking with people… and she’s waiting to have a conversation with you about how Ulpan La-Inyan can help you speak Hebrew with confidence.
Office Manager and Jerusalem Branch Director
Tel Aviv Branch Director and Teacher
Ariela grew up in Israel, but lived for two years in the United States as a teenager. She recently returned with her with her husband and five children from a long stay in Switzerland, where she served as director and teacher at the Jewish Day School in Basel. A certified teacher, Ariela is very interested in helping anyone who wants to learn to speak Hebrew with confidence.
Modiin Branch Coordinator and Teacher
Sharon made aliyah from Germany when she was ten years old. She worked at Yad Vashem for eight years where she trained teachers from around the world in Holocaust Instruction to incorporate into their school curriculum. She holds a degree in politics and history.
Sharon currently lives in Modiin where she practices as a post partum doula. She enjoys sharing the birth experience with every new mother and father that she works with. As an olah herself, Sharon loves to be involved with Olim and seeks opportunities to help them acculturate into Israeli society. Her work at Ulpan La-Inyan gives her great pleasure and satisfaction in that endeavor.
Gush Etzion and Beit Shemesh Branches Coordinator and Teacher
Bazy comes from a background in Jewish education, though more on the informal side, with a resume including youth group (Bnei Akiva) coordination and leadership in Tel Aviv and Perth, Australia, as well as informal counseling at women’s Jewish-studies programs in Jerusalem. More recently she coordinated the activities of Hub Etzion, and now she’s taking on the English-speaking community in Gush Etzion and Beit Shemesh, offering them our Hebrew-language program.