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.

Ariel Lazarus – Ladino Musician, Composer and Lecturer

Ariel Lazarus

Ariel Lazarus is a unique voice among Israeli composers today. Brought up in a family with Jewish musical roots (Hazannut) both in Gibraltar and Westphalia, he began composing and playing the guitar in his teens, and has been committed to developing his own compositional language ever since, always maintaining an open dialogue with his traditions.

​Ariel’s symphonic works where premiered by the Israeli Ra’anana Symphony Orchestra , and his chamber works by various performers in Germany, USA, France, Luxemburg, Hungary Gibraltar and Israel.
Ariel’s recordings where released by the German based label “SmoothFactor” and recieved critical acclaim by various News Papers, TV and Radio shows (Haaretz, IBA, KAN Tarbut, 88 FM, Neue Westfalishe etc)

Currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Bar Ilan University, Ariel studied composition with Prof. Gideon Lewensohn and Prof. Betty Olivero and conducted research under the supervision of Prof. Edwin Seroussi from the Hebrew University. Ariel has received diplomas in classical guitar performance and composition from the Oklahoma City University where he studied with American composer Dr. Edward Knight.

Ariel currently holds a position as music lecturer at the Academic College for Music Education “Givat Washington”, and the “Rimon School of Music” . Ariel is the musical director of the Israeli Ladino Orchestra. He performs concerts worldwide and gives master classes.

​Ariel is married to Yamit and father to Uri, Emily and Agam.

Graphic Illustrator Erez Zadok

Erez Zadok is a a freelance cartoonist, comics artist, illustrator and character designer living in Netanya. A top graduate of the renowned Bezalel Academy of Art in Jerusalem, Erez recently completed drawing the Passover Hagadah Graphic Novel, designed around the actual text of the Passover Hagadah. He has drawn numerous comic books and graphic novels, including the 3 o’clock Club and Bundle of Joya. You can follow Erez’s work on Instagram.

Yahav Kriti – Chef

Chef Yahav Kriti has always loved both performing and food. During a stint as a entertainer in Eilat, he found himself following the chef trying to learn as much as he could. It was then that he decided to combine his two great passions: showmanship and food.

Yahav never wanted to be a chef hidden in the kitchen without any connection to his customers or diners. So, after training to in the Culinary Arts at the Tadmor School in Tel Aviv, he created “Chef on Wheels” – (“Chef al Galgalim“) – which travels around Israel and the world bringing fun, tasty culinary events to large and small groups. His events mix humor with culinary expertise and interactivity, creating a fun and exciting experience for all.