My name is Udi, I am from Jerusalem where I lived since birth. I was involved in Jewish Education and Israeli Education from the minute I started to work.
During my Military Service I dealt, among other things, with writing different courses for the education core and functioned as a Guidance skills commander (NCO). After my service I went as a Young Shaliach to Amsterdam, Holland, with the Jewish Agency and worked mainly with the Reform youth movement – Netzer. Afterwards, and after a big trip that covered Kenya, Madagascar, South and North America I’ve started my B.A in Judaic Studies and European History, followed by a Masters in Contemporary Judaism as well as a teaching diploma mainly in Israel Studies.
In the past years I’ve worked as a youth director in Mevaseret Tzion (a suburb of Jerusalem), a teacher at the Hebrew University Secondary High School, An instructor for a partnership program between Jewish schools in Israel and in NY and as a tour guide. I have also had the privilege to study at the Hartman institute Beit Midrash. I am a keen hiker and it seems that I won’t be bored in NZ
In coming to NZ my wife and I were looking for a place to contribute from ourselves, to experience new things and to learn about ourselves and from others.
In my Shlichut,as a Formal Education Shalich I will be the Jewish-Studies/Hebrew teacher for Kadimah College and the Educator at Beth Shalom. My wife, Osnat,as an Education and Community Shlicha will be the working with the Zionist-Fed and Habo