• Yuval Ben Ari


    Yuval has served as director of Hillel at Haifa University and Technion since July 2017. Yuval has a rich background in informal education and social and environmental lobbying and activism. Yuval worked in a project in the field of technological education, directed a learning center for at-risk youth and was a coordinator and facilitator of field trips. Yuval also served as a guide in conversations and day-trips relating to Judaism and social justice. Yuval was born in Haifa, graduated from the Technion and studied public policy in a program at the Hebrew University for outstanding students. 

  • Anna Vainer


    Anna has been with Hillel since March 2014. She is an educational consultant and program developer, collaborating on numerous international projects in informal education, community building and social entrepreneurship. Anna was born in Kiev, Ukraine and has lived in Israel from the age of 11. Her experience on an Israel advocacy mission turned into a fifteen-year career in informal Jewish education, leading programs, training and learning from others in Israel, the FSU and North America. Upon completing her army service as lieutenant with honors, Anna held positions in Oranim College of Education and The Jewish Agency for IsraeI. She spent three years in NY as Israeli Emissary, focusing on community organizing and program development for FSU Émigrés.  Upon her return to Israel, she co- founded “Katra - Experiential Learning “ and "Platforma - International Summit for RSJ Community Initiators."
    Anna considers her expertise the ability to train others in creating exciting and meaningful initiatives on Jewish identity and culture. Anna holds an MBA in Non-Profit Management, a B.A. in Human Services and Political Science, both from Haifa U, and a kid in each arm.

  • Yael Frank

    Program Director

    Yael has been the Program Director at Haifa Hillel since December 2015. Before that she was a coordinator of ConnecTech.  Between 2012-2013 she was an emissary of the Jewish Agency at The Southern Illinois  Jewish Federation. Yael was born and raised in the Galilee and holds a BA in Israel Studies and an MA in Jewish American Studies from Haifa University. 


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Hillel at Haifa University
Hatter Student Building, 3rd floor, Room 373
Haifa, Israel