Maor was born and raised in Haifa, Israel. He holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science and Communications from Tel Aviv University and a Master's in Political Marketing from the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC). Before heading MITF at Israel Experience, he worked on our Onward programs and used to be a media consultant and spokesperson for Israeli politicians. During his student years, Maor worked as a flight attendant, so he has been spreading good Israeli vibes all over the world and he can ask “Chicken or Beef?” in more than 6 different languages. Maor loves to watch movies, go to the theater, listen to live music and travel.
Maayan Belding was born and raised in upstate New York and moved to Israel to participate in MITF in 2016. She has a degree in Middle East Studies from Yale University and is studying for her Masters in Jewish Studies at the Schechter Institutes in Jerusalem. Before coming to Israel, she taught English as a Foreign Language to recent immigrants in a high school outside Boston. She is now a certified elementary English teacher in Israel. She began working for Israel Experience in 2017 as an internship coordinator for Onward Israel and is excited to help the next cohort of young Jews navigate their year of service and personal growth on MITF.
Rosie was born in New York and grew up in Tel Aviv, where she currently resides. She served as a soldier in Israel's Ministry of Defense unit "The Civil Administration in Judea and Samaria". Upon completion of her army service, Rosie enrolled into Bar Ilan University where she received her Bachelor's degree in Social Science, majoring in the field of Humanities and Human Behavior. Rosie's keen sense and passion for Israel and Judaism coupled with her love for education and people led her to join the Israel Experience team as the community manager in 2016. She is excited and honored to continue to inspire, coach and lead the new Teaching Fellows on their meaningful experience here in Israel.
Jordan is a proud Texan at heart who spent her college years in Chicago. Jordan dreamed of being an occupational therapist but quickly realized her passion lies in helping Jews around the world connect to Israel. During college, Jordan worked for Shorashim doing recruitment and registration for Birthright Israel. After deciding to defer grad school she came to Israel for 10 months as a Masa Israel Teaching Fellow (MITF). As a Teaching Fellow, Jordan learned many things about herself (personally & professionally), Israel, Judaism, and how all of these can play a role in her life together. On MITF Jordan met the Israeli man of her dreams and is now living in the cutest Jerusalem apartment helping others come to Israel for their life-changing Israel experience. On an average day you can find Jordan reading a book, walking the streets of Jerusalem or Tel Aviv in search of the best Mexican food, or cooking delicious new meals.
Blaire is proudly from New Jersey and now lives in Tel Aviv. She went to American University in Washington DC and taught elementary school for 4 years before coming on Career Israel. Blaire interned in the fundraising department of WIZO (Women’s International Zionist Organization) and loved giving back to Israeli children and families. After spending most of her time at the beach and enjoying Shabbat dinners with friends, she decided to join the team that created her incredible Israel adventure. Blaire started at Israel Experience by working with Onward Chicago as an internship coordinator, placing students in their most desired internships. She now serves as the Director of Recruitment, overseeing Career Israel, Israel by Design and Masa Israel Teaching Fellows. Her goal is to help young people create a stronger bond with Israel while having the adventure of a lifetime! You can find her exploring the streets of Tel Aviv, eating Anita gelato and embracing the sabra lifestyle.
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