Meet Our Staff

Betsalel Steinhart – Director

Betsalel was born in London, England, and made Aliyah as a teen with his family. After his army service, he earned a BA in Psychology and Jewish Philosophy from Bar Ilan University, and is currently finishing his MA in Jewish History and Jewish Education at the Schechter Institute for Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. A licensed Israeli Tour Guide, Betsalel guides groups from all over the world, and over the years taught at a number of Israeli institutions involved in educating Diaspora Jews. He joined Ramah in 2000 as an educator, and from 2007 was head of Education for Ramah Israel Seminar alongside his teaching the Israel Core Course (ICC) for TRY. For a number of years he served as Director of Education for Ramah Israel and Director of Israel Studies on TRY, before becoming Director of Ramah Israel Institute (RII). Betsalel lives in Beit Shemesh with his wife and five sons.




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Elinor Kaufman – Program Manager

Elinor was born and raised in Montreal and made aliyah in 2006. She has a BSW from McGill University, and an MA in Non Profit Management from the Hebrew University.  Before coming to Ramah, Elinor was the Office Manager of PresenTense Israel, and also worked for a number of years as the Tourism and Development coordinator for World Emunah. Outside of the office, Elinor is an active member of the Jerusalem community theater and lives in Jerusalem with her husband and two sons.




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Adin Rodman – Program Manager

Adin was born in the United States and made aliyah with his family at the age of three. He grew up in Jerusalem in a Masorti (Conservative) home, and spent many summers at Camp Ramah in New England. Following his discharge from the IDF, Adin worked in various positions at Ramah Israel. He has a BA in Archaeology from the Hebrew University. Adin lives in Jerusalem with his wife and daughter.