About Our Team

A combination of professionalism and first-hand experience with shlichut

 

 

Zeev Schwartz

Zeev Schwartz

Executive Director

Zeev was born in Johannesburg in 1967. After being inspired by Judaism and Zionism, Zeev made aliyah at the age of 17 as he participated in a year-long Bnei Akiva Hachshara program in Israel.  Afterwards he joned in the Machal Hesder program at Yeshivat Har Etzion and served in the Givati infantry brigade.  

Zeev has a BA in Jewish History and Political Science and an MA in Public Administration from Bar Ilan University. Zeev founded Torah MiTzion in 1995 and served as Executive Director for 10 years. He later served as Director General of World Bnei Akiva and founded Lev Yehudi – which provides Jewish centers for Israeli backpackers in India. Zeev returned to the position of Executive Director of Torah MiTzion in June 2012.  

Zeev and his wife, Shulamit, live in Shoham in central Israel. 

Rav Ilan Goldman

Rav Ilan Goldman

Educational Director and Head of Shlichut Department

Rav Ilan Goldman was born in Natanya to a family of olim from England. He learned in The Hesder Yeshiva, “Ma’alot”.

After yeshiva, Rav Ilan worked in the gap-year program of Yeshivat HaKotel, and later founded the international program in his home yeshiva of Ma’alot.

From 2010-2013, Rav Ilan sarved as the Rav Shaliach of World Bnei Akiva and the Jewish Agency in London, England.

With his return to Israel, he joined the Gar’in Torani in Lod, where he ran the project “Aseret HaDibrot” and founded a Beit Midrash, for secular college students, which he still runs today.

Rav Ilan has a degree in Educational Counseling and Jewish Philosophy from Michlalah in Jerusalem.

Rav Ilan Goldman is married to Tami and they have 7 children.

 Bezalel Goldman

Bezalel Goldman

Director of Finance and IT

Bezalel Goldman was born in Jerusalem to a family who made Aliyah from Chicago.   

He was a Shaliach of Torah MiTzion in Cleveland, Ohio in 2004-05.

He is a graduate of the Orot Shaul Hesder Yeshiva and has a degree in Business and Psychology from the Open University. He has lately served as CFO of Yesodot organization, Head of Budget and Logistics in The Israeli Experience, and as Business Banker for Bank Mizrahi-Tefahot.

Bezalel, with his wife, Tziona, live in Efrat with their 4 children.

Esther Gross

Esther Gross

Office Manager

Esther was born in Jerusalem, as the first “sabra” to parents who made Aliya from NY in the 1970’s.

She has a B.Ed. in Tanach and English from Jerusalem College for Girls, and certification studies.

Held various positions in administration in a number of educational frameworks.

She lives with her husband, Asher, and their seven children in the city of Maaleh Edumim.

Hasida Pinchuk

Hasida Pinchuk

Advisor for the Shlichim and Women's Batei Midrash Coordinator

Hasida was born in Jerusalem. She is an alumnae of the Matan Women’s Beit Midrash. Has a B.A. in Jewish History and Yiddish and an M.A. in Educational Consultation from The Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She learnt in the Shinui institute in Hertzelia and is a certified couple and family therapist. 

In 1998 Hasida went on Shlichut with her family to found the Torah MiTzion Kollel in Melbourne, Australia, there she established and led a vibrant Women’s Beit Midrash. 

She worked as a teacher and lecturer in various places, including in The World Bnei Akiva Movement as Head of the German Desk and Shlichim Support. 

Today, in addition to her position as coordinator of the Women’s Batei Midrash in Torah MiTzion, she works in marital and family therapy, as a supervisor for Madrichot Kallah in Tzohar and lecturer in the school for Therapist and Empowerment Training in Yad Binyamin. 

Lives in Ramat Beit Shemesh Married to Moshe and mother of 5 children. 

Jackie Rosenwald

Jackie Rosenwald

Shlichim Recruiter

Born in Switzerland, Jakie made Aliyah with his family in 1995. He learnt in the Hesder Yeshiva in Holon and served in the Alra”m unit in the IDF.

Jakie was a Torah MiTzion Shaliach in Munich, Germany (2009-10), and after his successful shlichut he went to study Social Sciences, International Relations and Communication in The Open University.

Parallel to his studies he also worked as a bachurim recruiter for Torah MiTzion. Today he serves as Recruiting Coordinator for all our shlichim.

 Jakie and his wife, Mercedes, live in Rechovot.

Tohar David

Tohar David

Bat Sherut

Tohar was born and lives in Ashkelon. She’s the third out of five children. After graduating from “Tzvia” high school, she is now in her first year of sherut Leumi.

Oriya Cohen

Oriya Cohen

Bat Sherut

Oriya was born in Jerusalem, a doughter to former Shlichim. The fifth out of six children. Today she lives in Bet Shemesh. After graduating from “Gila” high school, she is now in her first year of sherut Leumi.