Einat Kapach – Movie Director and Lecturer

Film Director and Lecturer

A graduate of the prestigious film school “Maale “, with an MA from the Schechter Institute in Jerusalem, Einat Kapach is the director of a number of films, including the documentary “My Legacies” (2011), “Rav Papa” (2016), and “At the End of a Long Day” – which won the “Minister of Education Prize for Creators in the Field of Jewish Culture” (2009). She has also directed and produced of a series of videos – When Heaven & Earth Touch (2010) on charitable organizations in Israel and the United States.

A talented film professional, Einat has participated in numerous festivals both in Israel and overseas. She has been an active participant in the Jerusalem Film Festival, the Golden Horse Festival in Taiwan, Tel Aviv Student Film Festival, Israeli Week in Bonn, Germany, Sukkawa Festival in Japan, and many others.

Today, Einat both teaches at Maale and also works in its Department of Public Relations promoting the important cultural work that it is doing in Israel as a Jewish, religious film school. She also continues to write, direct, produce and lecture at venues around the world.

Daniel Yehuda – Musician

Daniel Yehuda – Musician
When you look for Jewish life and values, Zionism and most importantly music that uplifts the soul, you look at Daniel Yehuda.
A veteran Musician and Jewish values educator, Daniel has traveled the world performing and and working with teenagers, young professionals and adults on many topics. Connecting with them through music, Shabbat and inspirational talks and stories.
Daniel has visited and inspired many Jewish communities around the world including Sydney, Wellington, Auckland, Budapest, Vienna, Krakow, Toronto, and Montreal, and cities the United States and Israel.
Daniel works as a youth coach helping to prepare teenagers for life after high school. He has helped thousands of teenagers and young adults find their personal path in life, preparing them for taking responsibility, making decisions, service in the Israeli Defense Forces, and more.
Daniel holds a Masters degree in Education Management.

Jaime Shear – Sofer Stam and Artist

jaimie Shear – Sofer Stam

For twenty-six years, Torah scribe, artist and educator, Jamie Shear has been creating hand-written, Hebrew scrolls on parchment to the highest standards of Jewish law, tradition and aesthetics. He has completed ten Torah scrolls for Synagogues in Canada, US, Israel and Hong Kong.

Jamie also fuses the ancient craft of the quill with a unique perspective to create art that adorns, signifies and commemorates.  He adds beauty to classic texts like the Ketubah, illuminating them using an array of mediums and artistic techniques.  Jamie has a special affinity with the Hebrew calligraphy technique known as micrography, the art of creating elaborate designs using the quill to form images comprised of select texts. When Jamie is not creating, he is teaching about his craft and shares the Torah ideas behind his art to people coming into his workshop / gallery in the Cardo of the Old City of Jerusalem.

Originally from Montreal, Canada, since 2006, Jamie has been living in Jerusalem with his family.

Avichai Koch -Farmer/Agriculture

Avichai Koch – Organic Farmer
Avichai Koch lived and worked in the world of Hi Tech in Tel Aviv, until 2003. At that time, he and his wife decided to follow their Zionistic dreams and move to Moshav Tkuma in the northern Negev where they could be an active part in building the country and taking a stronger part in Israel’s developing history and agriculture.
Avichai started out by working for Kibutz Sa’ad in the farming business, where he worked from sunrise to sunset mainly on the carrots harvester, earning a third of his previous income. Nonetheless, he felt like the happiest person on earth. In his words, “God created us land workers and anything else is not natural…”
As Avichai’s farm is situated only 4 miles from the Gaza strip, it has suffered missile damage to his warehouses in the past. In spite of the difficulties he faces, he continues to farm and work the land. Avichai is also one of the few Jewish farmers in Isael that have decided to keep the mitzvah of Shmitta in full and not work the land for the entire year.
Today, Avichai has an organic farm where he grows organic vegetables in greenhouses for the local market. Avichai incorporates modern agricultural technology with organic farming methods to grow healthy produce without chemical and pesticide intervention.
Avichai lectures to groups around the world, and has presented to groups of all ages.
Suggested Talks and Discussion Topics:
  • Farming in Israel – Israeli Agri-Tech in the Real World
  • The Challenge and Blessing of Observing the Laws of Shemittah
  • Living, Working and Farming at the Edge of the Gaza Strip