The program is distributed by the Eliner Library, run by Orit Avital.
The Program Writers
Ms. Shira Ackerman Simchovitch Project Manager
Shira is a specialist in the area of Jewish early childhood education with many years of experience in Israel and abroad. She is a graduate of the David Yellin Teacher's College in Jerusalem, The Bank Street College of Education In New York and The Mandel School for Educational Leadership Jerusalem Fellows Program.
Ms. Margalit Kavenstock Program Developer and Training Coordinator
Margalit is a trained social worker, early childhood educator and Ulpan teacher. She is also a graduate of the Schechter Institute for Jewish Studies (M.A.) and the former director of the flagship preschool of the Movement for Progressive Judaism in Israel. Margalit has taught at the Hebrew University Ulpan, written curriculum and created teaching aids for early childhood programs.
Academic Review of the Program
Professor Elite Olshtain, Louis and Ann Wolens Professor of Educational Research at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Professor Olshtain is a world-renowned scholar in Second Language Acquisition.
Ongoing Academic Support
Levinsky College of Education, Tel Aviv