Good people make good places
Born in Jerusalem. Graduated from Leyada - The Hebrew University Secondary School in the Arabic and Arts track. Currently a student of Music in the Rimon School in Ramat Hasharon. Joined the MILAH team in 2020. Speaks Arabic, Spanish and English. Her motto is: "language is the best connection between people".
Dr. Clila Gerassi-Tishby
Born in Israel, Ph.D. from the Department of Communication and Journalism, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Master's in business administration (MBA) from the Hebrew University and a qualified mediator. Clila began her association with Milah in 1997 and has since built upon the foundations of her predecessors, turning Milah into one of the most respected educational institutions in Jerusalem today.
Born in Argentina. Made Aliyah to Israel in 2002. Completed a preparatory school for new immigrants in the Hebrew University. Joined the MILAH team in 2017. With her broad experience in customer service and office management she is promoting, with a smile and kind greetings, both the students and the teaching staff in the MILAH Institute. Deby is dedicated to the goals of the organization and works tirelessly to fulfill its vision.
The Best Teachers Have Real World Experience
Born, raised and still living in Jerusalem. Holds a bachelor’s degree in Education and Jewish History from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Instructor Certificate in Bible Studies and History from the Kerem Institute. Fluent in the Israeli Sign Language. Hani teaches Hebrew as a second language since 2016 in Rama Israel, Young Judah and the MILAH Institute. Hani's motto is: "the key to learning Hebrew is a lot of love and a lot of fun".
Born in Israel. Holds a bachelor’s degree in Middle Eastern Studies, Politics and Governance from Ben-Gurion University and a master’s degree from the social leadership Program of the Mendel Foundation in the Ben Gurion University Management School. Teaches Hebrew as a second language since 2017 in the MILAH Institute and in the Omega Ulpan in Sheikh Jarrah. Elad's Motto: "There is no error free way to learn, because errors are the only way to learn. That is why you should never be ashamed to make mistakes and always continue trying because eventually you will succeed."
Born in Israel. Holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and the Origins of Theatre, and master’s degree from the department of Theatre studies at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Taught in the framework of the Theatre Studies course in the Hebrew University. Teaches Hebrew as a second language since 2017 in the Hebrew University and in MILAH Institute. Her motto is: "Teach Hebrew with patience and love."
Born in a moshav in the North, grew up in Jerusalem and lives in Tel-Aviv. Graduate of the Pedagogy program in theater, composition, dramatology and acting under the master director Anatoly Vasiliev. Graduate of the Nisan Nativ Acting Studio in Tel-Aviv. Sharon teaches Hebrew as a second language since 2016 in the "Ulpan Bait" in Tel-Aviv and the MILAH Institute. Sharon's motto is: "sometimes, learning a new language is like pulling open a little drawer within our soul that we never knew existed. Fortunately I love drawers and also love souls”.
Born in Jerusalem. Holds a bachelor’s degree Psychology from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and a Teaching Certificate from the Ofakim College. Completed Certification Studies in Graphic Design in the Hadassah College. Teaches Hebrew as a second language since 2015 in the MILAH Institute. Pnina says: "It isn’t always easy being a student, and to take a place as one who does not know. I feel great respect towards the students who put in so much time and effort to acquire the language and advance step by step and try to accompany them on their journey with joy, pleasure and patience."
Born in Israel. Holds a bachelor’s degree in Geography and Israel Studies and a Master’s degree in Leadership and Policy in Education. Israeli Ministry of Education teacher's certificate holder. Teaches Hebrew as a second language since 2001 in the Hebrew University, in the MILAH institute and in many other frameworks. In Bosmat's words: "I rejoice anew every time I enter a new classroom. A feel privileged to be part of the student's journey in studying a new language as they familiarize themselves with the culture."
Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Studying for a master’s degree in cognition in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Noa teaches Hebrew as a second language since 2019 in the MILAH Institute. Noa's motto is: "Anyone can succeed. Those who invest can reach the top".
Born in Israel, holds a bachelor's degree in Hebrew psychology and literature, and is studying for a master's degree in linguistics at the Hebrew University. Qualified to teach the English language and the Hebrew language at all levels. Eli had been teaching Hebrew as a second language since 2014 at the Hebrew University and at Milah institute. Eli's "I believe": "Teachers open the door for you but you must enter yourself ... (said Chinese). There is no experience like learning Hebrew in Jerusalem. It is important for me to create an open and respectful atmosphere in the classroom in order to promote active and meaningful learning."
Born in the USSR and immigrated to Israel at a young age. Holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and a master degree in Political Science from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Adi has taught Hebrew as a second language since 2016 in various frameworks, including the MILAH Institute. Adi's motto is: "It is always a pleasure to understand a foreign language, and this is doubly so for Hebrew. Every lesson I see how fun it is for my students to gain more and more tools to use the language – reading street signs, speaking and writing messages to Hebrew speaking friends."
Born in Safed in northern Israel, but moved to Jerusalem at a young age. Holds a bachelor's degree in international relations from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a master's degree in Hebrew from Ben-Gurion University in Beer Sheva. Shlomit has been teaching Hebrew as second language since 2013 at Milah institute. Shlomit's "I believe": "Hebrew lessons should be a fun cultural experience, and the opportunity to learn and teach Hebrew in Jerusalem is a great privilege."
Born in Jerusalem. Holds a bachelor’s degree International Relations, Communications and Journalism and a master’s degree in Communications and Journalism from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Studied Linguistic Editing in the David Yellin College in Jerusalem. Teaches Hebrew as a second language from 2017 onwards in the MILAH Institute. Liat's motto is: "Language is a bridge connecting people and cultures. Every semester I grow more and more excited to see how teaching Hebrew connects students from all over the world."
Born in Israel, has first degree in English and Education, Masters in English, teaching certificate in English and Masters in Hebrew Language. Shelley has been teaching Hebrew as a second language since 1991, in the Hebrew University, and at Milah institute. Shelley says: "I think teaching can be very fulfilling. Each class is a first-time experience for the student, and I strive to approach it with patience and love".
Born in Kefar Adumim. Holds a bachelor’s degree in Hebrew linguistic from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Completed the Ofra Ulpana in the history and literature tracks. During her military service she was the platoon Hebrew organizer and a Hebrew Language teacher. Shlomit teaches Hebrew as a second language since 2018 in the MILAH Institute and other frameworks. Shlomit's motto is: "In language, as in life, you must know what to prioritize" (Geulah Berkovitch).
Born in Israel, has first degree in the Origins of Theatre and Hebrew Literature, master's degrees in Hebrew Literature and in Hebrew language. Qualified to teach Hebrew literature at High school level. Dana has been teaching Hebrew as a second language since 1995, at the Hebrew University and at Milah institute. Dana says: "My aim is to teach Hebrew as an integral part of Israeli culture and to teach it with happiness".
Born in Jerusalem. Holds a bachelor's degree in communication and psychology and a master's degree in cognition from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. After many years in which she worked as a programmer, she converted to teaching (remedial teaching and teaching Hebrew as a second language). Nofit's motto is "Language is a window - for direct communication, for culture, for acquaintance with a new place. The teaching in the studio gives me the right to open this window to the students and give them another tool to experience Israel in general and Jerusalem in particular. "
Born and raised in Petah-Tikvah. Holds a bachelor’s degree in Jewish History form the Hebrew university in Jerusalem. Holder of a History Teaching Certificate for Middle Schools and High Schools from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Graduate of linguistic editing studies from the Efrata College. Orit teaches Hebrew as a second language since 2017 in the MILAH Institute. Orit says that: "I am happy to join the students in a journey of discovery through the Hebrew language. I think this journey should be interesting, clear and enjoyable. A journey which connects people and words with patience and joy."
Born in Belarus and grew up in Kibbutz Reshafim. Holds a bachelor’s degree in linguistics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Taught remedial instruction in Hebrew and English in the classroom and in private frameworks. Paints, sketches and writes. Dina teaches Hebrew as a second language since 2016 in the MILAH Institute. Dina's motto is:” learning a language as an adult is a great pleasure. I enjoy and am excited accompanying students through this process in which a new world and a new aspect of humanity open up before them. We all learn from one another in the unique meeting-place which is the classroom."
Born and raised in Omer. Holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Michal is currently a master’s student in clinical social work in the Hebrew University. Teaches Hebrew as a second language in the MILAH Institute since 2017. Michal's motto is "I believe in creating a pleasant and relaxed study environment, enabling student to make mistakes without fear of failure – the best way to study!"
Born in Israel. Holds a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Cinema studies. For years studied and taught film at Tel Aviv University. Matan has been teaching Hebrew as a second language since 2013 at Milah Institute. Matan says: “I enjoy meeting people and the genuine connection I have with my students. I try to remember that learning a new language is not an easy task and requires both patience and engagement from the teacher. In my classes, I work towards creating an atmosphere where the students feel safe in crossing the barriers to speaking and writing in Hebrew”.