Meet The Artist: Chana Gamliel of My Parochet

Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background. I’m Chana Gamliel, textile Judaica artist, wife and mother to five awesome kids, keneynehora! My story begins over 100 years ago, in a small town in northern Morocco- Ksar el-Kebir. Rabbi Itzchak Benhaim, my paternal great-grandfather, was a Sofer scribe who slaughtered his own cows […]

Meet The Rabbi: Denise Handlarski of Secular Synagogue

Rabbi Denise is the creator and spiritual leader of the online community SecularSynagogue.com. She is also the spiritual leader of the IRL community Oraynu Congregation for Humanistic Judaism in Toronto. She serves pregnant folks and their partners/families as Jewish Doula (jewishdoula.com) and also teaches at Trent University’s School of Education. She is a mom to […]

Meet The Educators: Amanda Herring and Mo Golden of The Jewish Planner

Amanda Herring and Mo Golden are both experiential Jewish educators from the D.C. area. They met in graduate school, where they discovered their mutual interests and complementary skills. Amanda is based in D.C. and works as an event curator and experiential educator connecting Jewish text and tradition, food and farming justice, and environmental advocacy in […]

Meet The Guide: Arieh David Scharnberg

Born in Israel to American parents, raised in the remote woods of Northern California by an outdoor loving rabbi/professor father and music educator mother, Arieh David Scharnberg was brought into this world with diversity and variety as a default. Since graduating Prescott College in 2003, with a degree in Environmental Studies, where he completed a […]

Meet The Spanish Teacher: María Ortega García

María, global traveller and self-employed business woman, is a trained, certified, and experienced teacher and DELE examiner, and certified SIELE exam trainer with a degree in Arts and a masters in Scenery Arts. She is a Spanish grammar expert who loves exploring creativity, culture, art and self-expression in the target language as a way to […]

Meet The Researcher: Vincent

Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background. My name is Vincent. I was born in Switzerland to a Hungarian mother and a Swiss father. My mom left Hungary during the communist dictatorship and came to Switzerland to continue her studies, both my parents are musicians and they play in a symphonic orchestra.I […]

Meet The Guide: Rotem Shahar

Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background. I was born here in Israel, and moved to Miami, FL when I was 2 years old with my family. I grew up there, and once I graduated high school I attended the University of Florida, where I obtained both a BSc and an MSc. […]

Meet The Owner: Yael Adar of Gems in Israel & Travel and Events in Israel

For the last 20 years, Yael has been an innovator in the Israeli incoming tourism business. In 1999, she founded Gems in Israel, a content rich site that was initially aimed at providing information about Israel’s lesser-known tourist attractions, the Gems, to independent travellers. With time, the site evolved and today offers custom private tours, […]