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Good people make good places

Naama Edri

Naama Edri

Office Manager

Born in the United States, made Aliyah at an early age. Studied office management at The College of Management. Was the director of a daycare center. Joined the MILAH team in 2021 and quickly became a part of it. Naama's motto is: "Accepting lovingly anyone who wishes to learn".

Dr. Clila Gerassi-Tishby

Dr. Clila Gerassi-Tishby

Executive Director

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.

Deby Galanti

Deby Galanti

Office Manager

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

Nurit Raviv

Nurit Raviv

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."

Elad Ben-Harush

Elad Ben-Harush

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."

Shlomit Lourie

Shlomit Lourie

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."

Liat Grebelsky

Liat Grebelsky

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."

Gideon Zorochov

Gideon Zorochov

Born in Israel. Holds a bachelor’s degree in Middle Eastern studies and Arabic Language and Literature from the Hebrew University. Currently pursuing his Master's degree in the Arabic language. Hold a teaching certificate in Arabic. He has been teaching Hebrew since 2019. Joined MILAH in 2021. In Gideon's words: "Hebrew in Hebrew from the first lesson, in a gradual and an enjoyable manner, in a collaborative way, this is how you learn a language.

Alon Rosen

Alon Rosen

Born in Israel. Graduated from The College of the Literary Arts. Has been teaching Hebrew since 2015. In Alon's words: "Learning a language is the place where knowledge and experience meet. I wish to convey knowledge clearly and in the most interesting way. I believe in teaching with songs and stories reflective of the student's experience. I believe in creating a safe environment where giving the correct answer or the wrong one, are met with the exact same smile".

Ella Magori

Ella Magori

Born in Jerusalem. Holds a bachelor’s degree in Political science and the Origins of Theatre form the Hebrew University. She has been teaching Hebrew as a second language since 2020, at the Hebrew University, at Milah institute and in other institutions. Ella's credo is: "Teaching and accompanying students in the process of acquiring the Hebrew language and the personal relationship with them is what excites me constantly every day. Language is a bridge between people that enables a fascinating human connection.
I believe in acquaintanceship, personal attention and learning from experience as the key to success."

Eli Binyamin

Eli Binyamin

Born in Israel, holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology and French Literature, and a master's degree in Linguistics from the Hebrew University. Qualified to teach English and Hebrew at all levels. Has been teaching Hebrew since 2014. Eli's credo: "Teachers open the door, you must enter by yourself" (Chinese proverb). In Eli's words: "There is no other experience like learning Hebrew in Jerusalem. It is important for me to create an open and respectful atmosphere in the classroom, to promote active and meaningful learning".

Adi Alayev

Adi Alayev

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."

Orit Adorian

Orit Adorian

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."

Matan Nahalony

Matan Nahalony

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”.

Pnina Ben-Uliel

Pnina Ben-Uliel

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."

Noa Leviatov

Noa Leviatov

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".

Hani Efrati

Hani Efrati

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".

Dana Spektor

Dana Spektor

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".

Bosmat Kahana

Bosmat Kahana

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."

Dina Yefremov

Dina Yefremov

Born in Belarus and grew up in Kibbutz Reshafim. Holds a bachelor’s degree in linguistics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and is studying for a master's degree in linguistics at the Hebrew University. 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."

Gefen Jacobowitz

Gefen Jacobowitz

Born and raised in Jerusalem. Holds a bachelor’s degree in Anthroposophical Education and a teaching certificate in Hebrew language. She has worked in a number of Ulpanim in Jerusalem since 2018. Gefen's credo is: "For me, language is the basis for communication and friendship. In the classroom you can see each and everyone, learn about the culture of the other and by doing so, learn to express yourself in Hebrew''.

Shelley Shloush

Shelley Shloush

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".

Shlomit Fuchs

Shlomit Fuchs

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).

Sharon Tal

Sharon Tal

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”.