Margalit Frydman – Tour Guide

Margalit FrydmanMargalit Frydman has worked as a tour guide for the last 30 years. She has a B.A. from Hebrew University in Jewish history and Archaeology and an Masters of Ars in Land of Israel studies in Bar Ilan University. She finished the SPNI guiding course in 1984 and the Ministry of tourism guiding course in 1996

Her favorite topics are the Second Temple period and nature. She loves guiding and teaching about Israel; combining sources with hands on experience – including music and art.

Margalit is skilled at working with multi-age groups and connecting people to Israel.

Margalit is also an accomplished artist.

David Ze’ev Jablinowitz – Journalist, and Consultant on Israeli diplomacy

David Ze’ev Jablinowitz has worked for over 30 years reporting in and on Israel, and 25 years as a diplomatic and political correspondent at Israel Radio. He has briefed missions visiting Israel from across North America, and has traveled to the US to speak to university and Jewish audiences.  David has also been a guest on several American talk shows that toured Israel, interviewed on radio stations coast-to-coast. David arrived in Israel from New York in February 1981 straight out of Queens College, where he earned a degree in journalism, soon taking on a position at Israel Radio.  After first anchoring newscasts and hosting science and sports programs, he covered the Demjanjuk war crimes trial in 1987 and ’88. In June 1989, he became Knesset correspondent, and has covered diplomatic and political beats during the terms of Prime Ministers Yitzhak Shamir, Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres, Ehud Barak Ariel Sharon and Ehud Olmert, and Binyamin Netanyahu. Throughout these years, he’s worked as an Israeli consultant for BBC, Reuters and Sky News, and periodically reports for CBS Radio.

Asi Tsobel – Actor, Writer, Children’s TV program producer

Asi Tsobel was born and raised in Kiryat Ata, Israel. He went to Kfar HaRoeh Bnei AKiva Highschool where he majored in communications. He studied at Shilo Yeshiva as part of the Hesder program before beginning his army service. In 2002-2003 Asi studied acting at the Aspaklaria Theatre School for Acting. Asi then spent two years in Detroit, working within the Jewish community.

When he returned to Israel he studied at Ma’ale – School of Television, Film and arts. In 2010 his final project, the movie “Stand Up”, a dramatic comedy, won first place the International Movie Festival in Haifa and the Adjudicators’ Award in Italy.

In 2007 Asi started editing children’s TV  and started working  with actor Tuvia Rosenfeld. Together they created the popular children’s program Asi & Tuvia. Today Asi is the editor in chief and director of the TV station that produced and aired his program. He has written, directed and produced many different popular children’s programs since.

Mishael Dickman – Musician, DJ

Mishael Dickman,   a talented musician and DJ, was born in New York and moved to Israel with his family at age 10.

He attended the Rubin Conservatory for 3 years where he studied classical music, as well as freestyle, composition and improv with many teachers, among them the famous composer Andre Haydu.

After Mishael’s army service he studied Jazz at Hebrew U and the Rubin Academy.

In 2003 Mishael started a Jewish Music band called Para Aduma composing music primarily from Jewish texts as well as original texts.

Mishael has played with various artists such as Chemi Roodner, members of Shotei Hanivuah, Sha’anan Street(Hadag Nachash), Shlomo Bar(Habrera Hativit), Kobi Oz(Tea packs) Yehuda Katz(Reva L’Sheva) Ehud Banai and more.

He’s produced one full album with Para Aduma, and a few singles which he produced seperately.

Mishael has also worked as a cantor for a community in Europe during the high holidays for the last 4 years.

Today he lives in Jerusalem and performs at weddings, bar-mitzvahs and corporate events.