Program Staff

Almog Berti, Program Director

publication1Almog was born and raised in Israel. After graduation she served in the Magen David Adom Ambulance Volunteer Program as a First Aid Instructor and the Assistance Coordinator at Israel Experience. She has served in a few positions at the Jewish Agency and Israel Experience, which is what led her finally to be the Director of her favorite program, Israel by Design.

If you could do anything in Israel, what would you do? All you have to do is to pick what you want to do and when you want to do it, and it is my job to handle the rest. Feel free to bounce ideas off me or we can brainstorm together!

Looking forward to working with you!

Maia Blejter, Participant Coordinator


Maia was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She came on a Masa Israel Journey program a few years ago and fell in love with the country, the people and the culture. Since this love continued to bloom she decided to take the next step and make aliyah.

Now she is working with the same community that shaped her path, helping to make her participants’ experience as amazing as hers was.

Sara Ravitch, Program Advisor

Sara bwSara was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  When she was 18, she chose to do a gap year program in Israel studying at Hebrew University for a semester and then moving down south to Yerucham to volunteer for 4 months.  Sara returned to the United States and received a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Education from Temple University.  After completing her studies and visiting Israel many times as a participant on various programs and also being an advisor  on Birthright, she made aliyah in December 2014.  She has been living and working in Jerusalem ever since.

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