our staff make the magic happen

year-round staff

Rabbi Dan Katz Director

Rabbi Dan Katz has been Director of Mach Hach BaAretz since 2012, bringing a new energy and vision to the program. Previously, he served for ten years as part of the administrative team at Camp Moshava (IO). Dan has been an active leader in Bnei Akiva, serving in the positions of Director of Bnei Akiva of New York and Rosh TVI (Bnei Akiva’s leadership seminar).  During the year, he serves as Director of Yeshivat Torah v’Avodah (YTVA).

Michal Jacob
Assistant Director

During the year, Michal is a Mashgicha Ruchanit and Alumni Coordinator at Midreshet Torah V’Avodah (MTVA). Previously, she taught at The Frisch School in New Jersey, and also served as a grade dean and led Israel guidance efforts. Michal grew up in Teaneck, NJ, and made Aliyah to Modiin with her family in 2015. She is married to Ovi and they are the proud parents of five beautiful children.

Rabbi Shaul Feldman
Executive Director of Bnei Akiva of the US and Canada

Rabbi Shaul Feldman is the Executive Director of Bnei Akiva of the US and Canada. He received smicha from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and a law degree from Bar Ilan Law School. Rabbi Feldman has spread Bnei Akiva through building a large network of Shlichim (Israeli emissaries), founding Moshava Ba’ir day camps and creating Yeshivat and Midreshet Torah Va’avoda, an innovated year in Israel program.
Mach Hach has a deeply committed and experienced administrative staff running and overseeing the program. Our senior staff is “on the ground” in Israel and not running the program from overseas. They are in constant contact with the groups, visit them regularly throughout the summer and can be contacted by parents twenty-four hours a day.
Throughout the year and during the summer, we engage parents through a weekly newsletter, an active Facebook page and weekly videos produced by our staff. Through social media, we bring parents inside the Mach Hach experience!

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