Founder & Chief Executive
Mickey has worked in educational innovation for many years, since being sent in 1998 as a “shaliach” to Yeshiva University High School in Los Angeles. Since then, he has been involved in managing diverse educational projects involving Hebrew, Jewish Studies, Israel and Jewish identity for organizations in the Diaspora. He was invited by the Hirsch Foundation for Jewish Education to establish the World Center for Jewish Education (previously known as Israel Connection) in order to assist Jewish schools around the world. He is currently studying for an MA in Education Management and Innovation.
“Forming a strong Jewish identity and maintaining an active connection with the Jewish community begins with our children’s day-to-day experiences at school”.
Meirav Kravetz - MA Ed
Professional Development Consultant for Hebrew Language Teaching & Technology
Meirav Kravetz is currently the World Language Coordinator at the RASG Hebrew Academy in Miami, Florida. She has extensive training and experience in blended learning and differentiated instruction. She coaches and trains teachers in many schools in the US and Latin America, as well as leading online workshops and seminars in conjunction with WCJE, CET, and Better Lesson. Meirav was born and raised in Israel and lives today in Florida. She holds a Masters in Education and has extensive experience teaching elementary, middle, and high school students, as well as training teams and individuals in using digital tools for instructional design. She is also fluent in Spanish and speaks some French and Italian.
“We offer teacher-centered support that is practical with applicable solutions. We leverage tech tools and other instructional strategies in order to empower educators”.
Dr. Beverly Gribetz
Educational Consultant for Strategic Planning
Director of Educational Resources and Professional Development
Sheli graduated with a degree in Hebrew Language and Theater from the Hebrew University and a teaching certificate from Ben Gurion University in Hebrew Language. She spent two years teaching Hebrew at the Beren Academy in Houston, Texas, before returning to Israel. With great interpersonal skills and a passion for her work, Sheli uses her extensive skills and talents to manage our Hebrew language education department, and mentors the many teachers who take advantage of the WCJE learning materials and syllabuses.
“We are the bridge between creators of educational content – for the teaching of Hebrew, Jewish Studies, Jewish History & Identity – and the teachers, who tell us about their challenges and what kind of resources they need for their classes”.
Idit Ben David - MA
Educational Consultant for Pedagogical & Professional Development
Idit Ben David was born and raised in Jerusalem and moved to the States twenty-two years ago. In 2014, Idit completed her Masters in Jewish Education at JTS and started teaching at the Epstein School in Atlanta. She was introduced to teaching Hebrew using the Proficiency Approach and ACTFL Guidelines, and these methods changed her understanding and the way she teaches Hebrew. She has supervised the writing of the Hebrew curriculum at Epstein using the Proficiency Approach, and the implementation of the Judaic Studies curriculum using the Jewish Day School Standards and Benchmarks for grades K-4, as well as mentoring the teachers in her department. Today, Idit is the Director of Hebrew and Judaic studies K-8th Grade.
“We work with Hebrew teachers to develop and strengthen their professional capabilities and confidence”.
Rabbi Shlomo Kimche
Professional Development Consultant for Jewish Studies Teaching
Director of International Logistics
“Our call center is available 24/7 to provide teachers from all around the world with a one-stop-shop to assist them with all their needs”.