Meet the Team

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Debbie Hurwitz 
Debbie is the Executive Administrator and PA to the Israel Centre Director. She has worked at the
Israel Centre for seven years and is passionate about Israel. For any queries concerning The Israel Centre and specifically booking a one-on-one appointment with an Aliyah Shaliach, Debbie is your girl! She is the proud mother of three awesome children, and a Bobba to 3 lucky grandchildren
Sue Resnick
Sue is the Aliyah File Manager for the Israel centre and has been passionately doing her job for the last five years. She opens files for olim, makes sure that all the required documentation for making Aliyah is in their files and once their file is approved, she arranges oleh visas, books flights and makes sure that the olim understand the procedures to be followed on arriving in Israel. 
Tanya Izaki 
Tanya is the Educational projects Coordinator at The Israel Centre. She’s been with the organization for five years, coordinating projects such as the Israel Encounter tour, Bible Quiz, Israeli High Education Expo as well as offering different volunteer programs in Israel through MASA or the Jewish Agency. She is very patient and caring and loves assisting anyone who wants to experience Israel. Tanya is married and a mother of 3 cuties (2 sons and a daughter).
Shana Beinart 
Shana Beinart has been with the Israel Centre Cape Town since 2010 (having worked with the Israel Centre in 2009), she deals with Aliyah, Israeli educational projects and Israel Centre Events. She is passionate about sending South Africans to Israel whether it is on Aliyah, Israel Encounter or one of the MASA options. Shana is caring, efficient, helpful and eager to assist those interested in their options in Israel. She loves reading and Muay Thai and is close to her friends and family.