Growing up in Canada, I was active in Camp Ramah and USY - helping to develop my passion for informal Israel and Jewish education. I graduated with honours from York University with a BA in History and Jewish Studies and then made aliyah in 2011 to Kibbutz Saad with Garin Tzabar. I served in the Paratroopers brigade for two years as a combat medic, giving me insight into the social dynamics of the diversity of Israeli youths and their families as well as a deep understanding of the complexities of Israel’s security situation. After the IDF, I worked on my kibbutz in irrigation and found the time to hike the Israel National Trail. These experiences let my feet explore as much of Israel as possible! My wife Abi and I live in Tel Aviv - soaking up all the sun, fun, and culture it has to offer.
My Guiding Philosophy
My goal as a guide in Israel is to ensure the following:
Safety - Ensuring that everyone is physically safe and that together we create a safe environment grounded in dialogue and respect.
Engagement - Ensuring that there is something for everyone to learn and enjoy means providing different methods of edutainment and a variety of sites and attractions.
Nuance - The best way to 'get' Israel is to take part in its conversation, approaching each place with proper context, serious questions, and dreams for the future.
Deliciousness - My greatest joy is to expose newcomers and seasoned visitors to as many of the varieties of Israeli cuisine and drinks!