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.

Renana Minkin – Actress, Director, Psychodrama-Therapist

Renana Minkin, works as an Actress, a director a writer and a psychodrama therapist. She is currently showcasing her latest one woman show “Hello, are you from the Holocaust?” which she has presented to many schools and communities in and outside of Israel. She has worked with youth in and outside of the school framework, using drama to help express and deal with their inner conflicts. She currently resides with her family in Elazar.

Gidon Amir – Chef

Gidon Amir is a graduate of the cooking school “Tadmor” and has worked as a professional chef for over 11 years. He worked as the Head Chef in the Gush Etzion Winery Restaurant for many years and for  “Kerem Tamar”  Events Hall.  In the last year,  Gidon has started his own business doing cooking courses and events for smaller groups all around Israel.  He lives in Efrat, in the hills of Judea, with his wife and five girls.  

Ari Sacher – Lecturer, Rocket Scientist

Ari Sacher is a Rocket Scientist, and has worked in the design and development of missiles for over twenty years. He has briefed hundreds of US Congressmen on Israeli Missile Defense, including two briefings on Capitol Hill at the invitation of House Majority Leader. He speaks regularly for the Israeli Foreign Ministry. Ari is a highly requested speaker at AIPAC events, enabling even the layman to understand the “rocket science”, and his speaking events are regularly sold-out. Ari has also been a scholar in residence in numerous synagogues in the USA and Canada. He is a riveting speaker, using his experience in the defense industry to explain the Torah in a way that is simultaneously enlightening and entertaining. Ari came on aliya from the USA in 1982. He studied at Yeshivat Kerem B’Yavneh, and then spent seven years studying at the Technion. Since 2001 he has published a weekly parasha shiur that is read around the world. Ari lives in Moreshet in the Western Galil along with his wife and eight children.