Educators/Instructors

Zoe Jick

Zoe brings extensive experience in the Jewish professional and educational worlds, in the US and in Israel. Originally from Boston, Zoe received her BA in Religion from Wesleyan University and her Masters in Jewish Studies from Harvard Divinity School. Zoe has professional experience working with Masa and the World Zionist Organization planning and implementing educational programming on Israel and on Jewish subjects. Zoe is also a graduate of the BINA Secular Yeshiva "Aviv" program in Tel Aviv.

Zoe teaches the Tikkun Olam group classes on Zionism and Jewish texts.

Elliot Vaisrub Glassenberg

A native of Chicago, Elliot received a BA in Psychology from McGill University (Montreal, Canada), and an MA in Jewish Education and an MA in Hebrew Literature from JTS (Jewish Theological Seminary, New York). After teaching Hebrew for 4 years at a Jewish day school in New York, Elliot had a quarter-life crisis and decided he needed to repair the world, so he came on BINA’s Tikkun Olam (“World Repair) program and has been in Israel ever since. Elliot is also involved in the LGBT Community Center & Neve Tzedek Masorti Congregation. Elliot likes literature, languages, Jewish culture, and ice cream.

Liel Maghen

Liel is a graduate of the Arava Institute program and holds a B.A degree in Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies, and an M.A in International Development. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Liel has held internships at the U.S. Congress and Israeli Knesset, and has been deeply involved in group facilitation and curriculum development for a variety of coexistence and shared society initiatives, including Seeds of Peace and MEJDI.

Liel teaches Tikkun Olam's course on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Rabbi Efrat Rotem

Efrat is the head rabbi at Kehilat Halev, a reform synagogue in central Tel Aviv that combines Jewish tradition with contemporary religious and cultural content. Prior to being ordained at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Efrat received her MA in Literature and BA in Sociology from Tel Aviv University. She is also an activist in LGBT and feminist causes, as well as in the field of Jewish pluralism in Israel. She is former chairperson of Hoshen, an educational and outreach center for the LGBT community in Tel Aviv.

Efrat teaches the Tikkun Olam group a course on critical readings in Jewish and non-Jewish texts.

Yuval Linden

Yuval is a native of Jerusalem, and has served in a range of leadership positions in the "Noam" Conservative Jewish youth movement over the years. In addition to being a licensed tour guide (having previously served as Tikkun Olam's go-to guide for trips and tours), Yuval holds a BA in History, Government and Politics from Ben Gurion University, and an MA in History from Tel Aviv University. Today, Yuval is the Head of the BINA Mechina, a year-long intensive leadership training academy for Israeli 18-19 year-olds during a gap year between high school and their army service.

Yuval teaches the Tikkun Olam group a course on Contemporary Israeli Society, and classes on events in Israeli history and politics.

Muki Tzur

Muki Tzur is an author, educator and among the foremost historians of the early Zionist period and pioneering movements. Born in 1938 in Jerusalem, Muki grew up there and in South America, as his father served as Israel's first ambassador on the continent. After returning to Israel and finishing high school, Muki joined Kibbutz Ein Gev during his army service. He completed his BA studies at Hebrew University in Jewish Philosophy and Kabbalah, and began working in education. Muki has written several books on the early kibbutz and pioneering movements and Israel, and recently published his autobiography, Half a Flute.


Muki teaches the Tikkun Olam group a course on early Zionism and pioneer movements in Israel.


Read a recent column from Muki here: "Our Responsibility to Promote Justice: Liberal Zionists Speak Out"