Dvir Aharon is a science teacher in Ashkelon, recently completed his Engineering B.Sc. (EE). Dvir coaches the schools working with Hi-Teach part time, while also teaching physics in Ashkelon. Dvir is a distant learning expert, a recognized leader in the use of modern distant learning techniques such as Zoom, 3D AutoCad design and 3D Printing, Maker Labs and Simulations and Scratch. Dvir lives with his spouse and daughter in Ashkelon.
Malkiel Saraby is a past Hi-Teach Chief coach now completing his medicine studies in the Hebrew University lucrative Hadassah school of Medicine (4th year). Malkiel is very experienced and will serve as the key contact person for the international School Twinning Program of collaboration for the Rotary Hands Across Water (RHAW) program. Malkiel lives in Jerusalem and works part time with Hi-Teach and will have an assistant team working with him on the program.
Reuven Ben- Asuli
Reuven Ben-Asuli, an experienced physics teacher with an M.Sc. in Physics education from the Weizmann institute (2018), and a Mechanical Engineering B.Sc. Reuven is an experienced teacher at the Begin High School (PO the Darcha high school network) in Gedera where he teaches following a career as a quality engineer in the IDF and the Intel foundry in Kiryat-Gat. Reuven joined Hi-Teach as a RHAW and Young energy program coach, following five years of successful participation as a schoolteacher.
Dr. Amnon Shefi
Dr. Amnon Shefi, is Hi-Teach founder & CEO, an engineer, executive and education evangelist. Amnon holds an Electrical Engineering B.Sc. (Technion, Israel 1971). He studied Signal Processing in Brooklyn Polytech New-York in the 70’s and earned a Ph.D. at the Naval Post Graduate School, Monterey CA in 1987. Amnon is the creator of numerous education program including the Rotary Hands Across Water (RHAW) program practiced around the world. As a hi-tech engineer and executive, Amnon developed and led many innovative breakthrough developments in the underwater sonar and ultrasound worlds, medical imaging and communications. Amnon has been active in education for over 20 years, following retirement as a Captain, from the 22 year service in the Israeli Navy in 1991, and 10 years as a hi-tech CTO and CEO of publicly owned medical and communication companies (Nasdaq).
holds a Technion B.Sc. and M.Sc. (2019) water engineering is an experienced researcher as well as an educator and youth leader. Adam is highly knowledgeable of Seawater desalination, Energy and environmental systems, and has held a few water treatment and supply systems position including with Mekorot, the Israeli national water utility. Adam speaks fluent Arabic in addition to his command of Hebrew and English which enables his lead role with Arab schools and cross-cultural collaboration in the Galilee where he lives (Carmiel). Adam also plays and teaches music including the exotic Ud (A mandolin like instrument popular in the middle east). Adam’s students in Carmiel Ort high school were awarded 2nd place in the national high school chemistry competition 2020.
Chen Marzuk, a Technion B.Sc. graduate (Water Engineering, 2014), now working on her M.Sc. (B.G University) is a past training officer in the IDF Chen serves as the Hi-Teach Chief Coach. She oversees the educational operation, including content development, and coach team management. Chen's four-year experience as a water systems design engineer contributes to the company professional knowledge base. Chen also develops new content in chemistry, biology, physics and mechanical engineering and leads the coaching team. Chen resides in Tel-Aviv and travels to schools to coach, guide the coaches and initiates and coordinates activity with partners around the country.
Lital Alkalai is Hi-Teach administrative assistant whose role is to keep the books balanced and the schedule in place. Lital is a fashion designer by profession (BFD, Shenkar college, 2005) who founded and run her own fashion line Isedora Ann. She resides with her husband and daughter in Tel-Aviv.
Batool Salman is an exceling science teacher working and coaching in the Jerusalem area. Batool has an M.Sc. in water and environmental from the Palestinian University of Bir-Ziet in Ramalla. Batool speaks fluent Hebrew, Arabic and English and she coaches both Arab and Jewish schools in the Jerusalem area, Batool also coaches in the Green Network (A cross country environment education network). Batool lives in Beit-Zafafa, Jerusalem, with her husband and four daughters, and now prepares for her studies for a Ph.D. in environmental education
Ealy Malinyak is our coach and content editor in Jerusalem. Ealy competes his B.A. in physics at the Hebrew university in Jerusalem. Ealy is an experienced youth outdoor coach who leads youngsters in unique outdoor exploration in the fascinating Jerusalem and Judea desert. Ealy also develops STEAM content leveraging ancient and modern water and energy related technologies into applications, games, quizzes and interactive media. Ealy coaches Hebrew and Arab schools in the Jerusalem area.
Dr. Amir Barnea
Dr. Amir Barnea is a qualified and experienced teacher of teachers from with Ph.D. Hebrew University Agriculture & Food faculty Rehovot (1993), where he also earned his B.Sc. and M.Sc. Amir shares his time with Hi-Teach and Ministry of Education at Beit-Yatziv teacher training institute where he coaches science teachers. Amir lives in Beer-Sheva and handles the schools in the southern part of the Negev.
Tzach Peled is our computer network, and server and support person, working part time in support of our server and e learning Moodle package. A very experienced and outstanding software expert he worked with Hi-Teach for almost a decade and supports us occasionally.
Tom Shefi A long-time Hi-Teach coach and content editor holds a Technion B.Sc. (Molecular Biology) and M.Sc. (Neurosciences). Tom is about to complete his four years Medicine school studies in Tel-Aviv University. Tom oversees content editing and the Moodle e-learning system management, and now lives in Tel-Aviv. Tom also brings a unique experience as a student that studied with Hi-Teach during his high school years..
Coach for the Zichron-Yaacov and the Sharon area. Zafrir was formally educated as a science teacher, who earned his M.Sc. in environmental sciences (2017) at the Haifa University campus in Oranim. Zafrir lives in the nearby kibutz of Hahotrim, works part time at the lucrative Yad-Hanadiv, Rothschild Memorial Education Gardens. Zafrir developed wastewater treatment inspired education expert, turning the technology spearheaded in Israel into an excellent STEAM content base.
Ady Lak is our hands-on project engineering support expert. Ady, an ex-submariner holds a practical engineer degree and is a qualified science teacher. He is very experienced in projects design, implementation and experimentation and his help is crucial to the success of many of our STEAM projects. Adi lives in Petach-Tikva, heads the laboratory at the Shoham high-school and additionally to his support role he promotes Marin and Oceanography education.