I grew up in Beit Shemesh (a small town near Jerusalem) with my parents Zeev and Gaby and two brothers. My parents are literature teachers. My older brother (David) is currently a Shalich in Germany and my younger brother is doing a volunteer gap year as a nature tour guide in Eilat. (the most southern city in Israel.)
In my last year of high school, I decided to have a year of studying and volunteering away from home. I studied in the morning and volunteered in a music center teaching creative writing in the afternoon. I focused my studies in high school on the expanded subjects of bible, art, literature and Jewish philosophy. I love learning and because of that, I decided after my last year of high school to push my army service off for a year and study Jewish philosophy.
In 2016 I was drafted into the IDF’s education unit, where I was directed to learn Israel’s geography to further educate other soldiers. August 2017, I started the IDF’s officer training course after that I worked with non-commissioned officers to help them move up through the ranks. I loved my job, the special thing about it was I had to come to work every day and be ready to learn from everyone I met!
My hobbies are to read (especially poetry), write and take hikes. I love being in nature, climbing, learning, cooking, playing guitar and piano and drawing. I speak Hebrew, English, and German fluently and like to practice with everyone I meet.
Judaism excites me and gives me new ways to learn and grow as a person. I am very excited to be coming to Utah. I have heard that Utah is a very special community that is a welcoming a place for all the types of people. Community is very important to me. I am looking forward to being a part of the Jewish community and to share all I know as a Jewish Israeli.