Shafrira has been directing long and short term travel to Israel and Poland for as long as she can remember! She was in charge of recruiting and training Educators - Madrichim for many years and has run many successful Hadracha seminars herself.
She has a B.A. in Political Science and Jewish History from Bar Ilan University and a teacher’s diploma.
Shafrira is extremely passionate and dedicated and has the ability to combine every aspect of the programs she runs in the most professional way.
Aryeh is part of the founding group of Jewish Journey, manages the summer camps department and special projects. With an undergrad in Neuro-Science and a Masters in Business, Aryeh has over 15 years of experience in the Educational Tourism Industry.
Aryeh Grew up in Jerusalem and studied at Yeshivat Ma'alot, he resides in Efrat with his wife Osnat and their three daughters.
Shmulik has been involved in formal and informal education since his teenage years. From Bnei Akiva and seminars all over the world to becoming Head of Informal Education and a teacher at the Netiv Meir Yeshiva High School in Jerusalem.
For the last five years he has been involved in educational tourism, planning, creating and running Israel travel programs for a wide range of clients. He also makes a point of visiting groups on site so he can make sure everything is running smoothly.
Under Shmulik's professional and efficient management, the Jewish Journey's Birthright Department has grown to lead 20% of all Birthright Israel tours! His vast experience in informal Jewish education goes back to his early years in Chicago and New York when he taught in communities and college campuses. He has represented organizations such as the Jewish Agency, Israel at Heart and Torah Mitzion.
Shmulik holds degrees in Education and Engineering as well as a Masters in Law. He lives in Jerusalem with his wife and two daughters.
Karen has sometimes been compared to the Energizer Bunny for her unflagging energy, shown through her unceasing devotion to her family, her active involvement in the Jewish community and community at large, and her professional responsibilities. Karen has a keen sense of social responsibility, commitment to Jewish continuity, and deep desire to improve the lives of those in need in Israel and around the world.
After earning her B.A. Magna Cum Laude in Sociology from Princeton University, Karen had a successful career in advertising and marketing with such companies as DMB&B, Grey Advertising, and Meredith Publishing. After taking time off to raise three children, Karen returned to the workforce upon completion of a degree from the New York School of Interior Design, working for over a decade as an Interior Designer on residential projects throughout her home county of Westchester, New York. Having served for many years on the Board of Trustees of Solomon Schechter School of Westchester, including on the Executive Board as Chair of the Marketing and Communications Committee, she gave up her design practice to join the Solomon Schechter School of Westchester as Director of Strategy, Admissions and Outreach, where she reorganized and reimagined the admissions and outreach process. During her tenure there she put together several programs, including STEM Talks, an ongoing series of lectures by distinguished professionals in a wide variety of STEM-related fields.
Karen is on the boards of Hadassah, Women’s Zionist Organization of America, and the Jewish Education Project of New York. Karen is married to David, Westchester County Court Judge and Colonel (Ret) in the United States Army Reserves. They have three children.
University chapter of a national nonprofit that supports kids whose parents have been affected by cancer, has allowed her to gain skills in community outreach, fundraising and marketing. An Urban Studies major, she strives to not