Tomer was born in Givatayim and moved to Shoham, where his parents still live, when he was 8. After high school he joined the IDF and served as paratrooper in the 101 battalion. When his army service was over, Tomer flew to the US and worked in Jewish summer camps in Colorado and Texas, as part of the Jewish Agency Shlichim program. After returning to Israel, he attended the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and received his degree in Political Science and International Relations. Upon graduation, Tomer returned to the US and served as the Israel Fellow of at the Hillel of The University of Texas at Austin for 2 years. As his time in Austin came to an end, Tomer already knew that he wanted to continue working within the Jewish educational world, this time in Israel. Working for the Israel Experience and serving as Director of the wonderful Masa Israel Teaching Fellows with Israel Experience is exactly what he was looking for and he is very excited to be able to provide this opportunity for participants from all around the world.
Hilla was born and raised in New Jersey. She made Aliyah when she was 18 years old with the ‘Garin Tzabar’ Program to serve in the IDF. Hilla served in the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit and as a Teacher-Soldier in the Education Corps. After her release she started her degree in Law and Political Science from the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC). Hilla received her Lawyer Certification after her internship in the Education Committee in the Israeli Parliament’s legal department and went on to work as a Commercial Lawyer at Agmon & Co. Rosenberg Hacohen & Co. In less than a year Hilla realized she wanted to make a real difference in the Israeli Education system and went full circle by changing her course to strengthen the connection between Israel and Young American Jews. Today she lives in Tel Aviv and is the proud coordinator of Masa Israel Teaching Fellows with Israel Experience in Petach Tikvah and Rishon LeZion and enjoys leading the Rishon fellows through their Israel journey as their Madricha as well.
Amit was born and raised in Herzliya, a city on the Israeli shore, just 10 minutes north of Tel Aviv. After serving 3.5 years in the IDF as an Air Force Intelligence Officer, she traveled the beautiful landscape of South America for 5 months. Upon returning to Israel, she started working on her degree in political science and labor studies at Tel Aviv University, joined Hillel and did an internship at the Israeli Jewish Congress. Amit is very passionate about Israeli education and advocacy and is very excited to continue working with young Jewish people from around the world and help them to explore their Jewish identity and their connection to Israel. Today, she enjoys leading the Masa Israel Teaching Fellows with Israel Experience of Petach Tikvah through their Israel journey.
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