Director of Western world region
Chaim Meyers, age 34, has been the Director of the Western World Region at Naale since December 2014. Previously, Chaim worked for 10 years at the Mosenson Elite Academy Youth Village as a Naale counselor, coordinator and teacher.
“After working with the Naale program for the past 11 years, I can truly say that this is indeed a one in a life time opportunity,” Chaim said. “The Naale graduates finish High School with all the needed tools to succeed in their adult life. I believe in the Naale Elite Academy Program, in the country of Israel and the next generation. This is why I continue to do everything in my power to insure that any Jewish teenager around the world will know about this special program and will have the option to join it.”
Regional manager – Central USA
Regional manager – Northeastern USA
Ravit Bar-Av has been managing public relations and community outreach for non-profit organizations for more than 20 years. As a branding and capacity building consultant, she helps social organizations fulfill their missions and reach their goals.
Among her previous positions Ravit served as the Public Relations and Community Outreach at the National Urban Alliance, Director of Information and PR at the Peres Center for Peace, and Chief Information Officer and Israel Education Director at the Consulate General of Israel in New York.
Ravit is Naale’s most veteran regional manager, working with the organization since 2011. She also serves as the Director of the Council for Hebrew Language and Culture in North America. She believes that Naale offers a unique opportunity for Jewish teenagers from North America. “Representing Naale gives me the opportunity to fulfil my personal Zionist quest even while living aboard. For me every family that joins the broad family of Naale gives me great satisfaction and a feeling of accomplishment,” she said.
Regional manager – Europe (Germany, Austria, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe )
Einat Cohen-Nissan Glen
Regional manager – Southern USA
Einat was born and raised in Israel, and lived in Tel Aviv until 2000, when she moved to Chicago to work as Hebrew teacher. She holds a BA in Hebrew Literature and Education Management and an MA in Education Administration/Supervision of Education.
In 2005, Einat moved to Florida and kept working in a Jewish Education setting both formal and non-formal. Einat worked and designed curriculum for URJ Summer camp for couple of years, and currently works at the Ben Gamla Hebrew Public Charter School.
“I started to work for Naale Elite Academy in 2012 I do my work with love a passion to the State of Israel and to the Jewish People abroad. I like to help kids to find their ways and guide them in their lives,” she said.
Regional manager – Canada
Tiki earned an Executive MBA at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and is the mother of three daughters. Her eldest daughter, Roni, is a third year student at the Naale program in Mosenson Youth Village.
“I love working for Naale. I see it as an important shlichut,” she said. “This fully funded program enables Jewish teenagers from all over the world to get Jewish education in Israel. They get an amazing opportunity to experience Israel in every possible way. They learn the language, experience the unique atmosphere during the holidays and get to know Israel’s beautiful sights and landscapes through trips. During the program, they become mature, self-sufficient and resilient and create lifelong friendships. After finishing the program, they go back to their communities with deep and strong connection to their homeland and its people.
This program is also the best platform for successful absorption in Israel for those who choose
Mexico, Spain, Central America
Miriam is a teacher of Hebrew Bible and History, the mother of four and grandmother of nine.Since 2007, she has been the Naale representative for Central America since 2007. Since 2014, Miriam also serves as representative to Spain. In 2012 Miriam made Aliah and currently lives in Haifa. She has been working as an educational consultant in Geon Hayarden, Hadassim and Beit Chana, visiting the schools a regular basis.
“Since I made Aliyah and have visited the schools and the students, I see in my own eyes how wonderful this program really is and how much in contributes to the maturity and growth of our students. This make me work even harder to bring as many students on this amazing program,” she said.
Talia Priel Tuch
Regional Manager, Western USA
In the last 5 years I reside in Los Angeles and working as a Hebrew teacher and as a projects manager serving the Israeli/Jewish community. I am a proud mother to Shira, a college student.I am so proud and humbled to be part of the personal / human puzzle of hundreds of students that as meaningful adult in their life, I have managed to touch and to ingrain motivation, growth and respect
Regional manager – France, Belgium and UK
Ester Di Segni
Regional manager – Italy
regional manager Argentina
Gabriela, 44 has a degree in psychology from the University of Buenos Aires – Argentina and is married. She has worked for the Jewish Agency’s MASA program and Naale since 2014.
“For me Naale is the entrance door to the future of young people by giving them the best education and a unique life experience”
Regional Manager – South Africa
Regional manager Brazil
Adriana Maghrabi, 40, has a degree in business administration and education, and is married. She works at the Jewish Agency and has been with Naale since 2014.
“I really believe in the program since it helps teenagers who want to go and study outside of Brazil, and allows them to later on continue to universities around the world. I actually went on a very similar program when I was in High School”
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