Growing up in a Zionistic home near San Francisco, Shira has always had a passion for Judaism and Israel. After graduating from in Los Angeles in 2007, she enlisted in the IDF and has been in Israel ever since. She is proud to have the opportunity to live in the epicenter of Judaism, and loves sharing her many experiences with young Jews from around the world.
Yael Pearlman is an English Speaking Desk Representative in Masa's Jerusalem office. She has spent significant time in Israel, completeing a year of seminary through Masa and a year of National Service at Shaarie Tzedek Medical Center. She returned to New York to complete a BS in Psycology at CUNY in 2014, after which she made Aliyah. She currently lives in Jerusalem.
Jodi Taube, a New Jersey native, is an English Speaking Desk Representative in the Jerusalem office. She made Aliyah in 2009 after completing a Masa internship program. Previously, she ran a scholarship program for youth aging-out of the foster care system.
She has a passion for bringing people to Israel for transformative, live-changing experiences like that one she had. She now lives in Jerusalem with her husband and son.
Amy is Masa Israel's Creative Content Manager. A Masa Israel Alumna originally from California, she holds a BA in Arts & Letters, with minors in Graphic Design and Judaic Studies, from Portland State University. College is where she discovered her love for Israel and hasn't been able to kick the addiction since.
A new Jerusalemite, these days she can be found out in the field gathering and creating content for Masa Israel Journey, walking her dog Mindy, and bargain hunting. She’s addicted to social media, coffee, puppies and all things Israeli.
Philippa is Masa Israel’s Marketing & Sales Operations Coordinator. She coordinates ground force marketing operations in Israel, from fairs to our teams of ambassadors. Originally from England, Philippa made Aliyah 10 years ago with her family. She completed her first year of national service in the Binyamin Regional Council Security Emergency Center and her second year in the Educational Department of Masa.
She is very passionate about Israel and loves helping others find opportunities to also discover their love for Israel. She is newly married and lives in Chashonaim.
Moran Biassira is Masa Israel's Head of External Relations, PR & Advertising. Originally from the northern Israeli town of Afula, she earned her BA in International & European Studies from Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She was formerly the Operations Manager at Matzmichim (the Israeli Violence Reduction Organization,) FRD Coordinator, Department of Resource Development and Public Affairs for The Jewish Agency for Israel, and a Project Manager, International Marketing and Communication for The Jewish Agency for Israel.
She began working at Masa in 2014 and currently lives in Jerusalem.