HebrewToday is a family-owned publication house that has been operating for over 30 years. Our staff consists of a long list of experienced people from the fields of education, linguistics, journalism and administration.
In addition to our staff, and in order to reach the goal of publishing the best possible newspapers, our staff consults with professional educators and Hebrew teachers from the Ministry of Education as well as the Jewish Agency. People from these organizations are happy to share their experience and provide their perspective, helping us to produce the best possible newspapers.
We also initiate meetings with Hebrew teachers around the globe, subscribers to our newspapers, in order to get their feedback on the content of our publications and to hear about their students’ needs.
Chief Editor - Yigal Tzadka
Yigal Tzadka was born and raised in Jerusalem. He studied Archeology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and worked as a tour guide in Jerusalem and other places in Israel. He has been involved in various fields of study including the History of the Jewish people and in teaching the Hebrew language.
In addition, Yigal has been working in Journalism, covering events in Jerusalem and has provided political and social consultation services to senior politicians and political parties.
Yigal Tzadka’s combined experience in journalism, love for the Hebrew language and vast knowledge in Judaism and Jewish History are some of the elements that led him to establish the HebrewToday publishing house. The newspapers “Bereshit” and “Yanshuf” provide a perfect platform for the benefit of those wishing to learn Hebrew while gaining knowledge about Israeli culture and the rich Jewish tradition.
Yigal and his wife, Liora, founded HebrewToday that has been serving hundreds of thousands of readers around the globe for over 30 years.
Editorial Manager – Liora Tzadka
In her position as editorial manager, Liora is responsible for the smooth operation of the company, making sure subscribers get their papers in time and solving various administrative issues.
Liora and Yigal Tzadka manage the company together and their teamwork creates a positive atmosphere, influencing the entire editorial staff.
Linguistic Editor – Orly Kihaly
Ms. Kihaly is the language editor for our easy newspapers in Hebrew. She is a graduate of the Hebrew grammar and linguistics studies department at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
In her position as linguistic editor Ms. Kihaly is responsible for the proper phrasing, punctuation and grammatical accuracy of all content in our newspapers. She is also responsible for finding word replacements for difficult words in our easy Hebrew publications.
Proofreader - Zvia Vinner
Until she joined the HebrewToday team, Ms. Vinner worked in the field of education as a school teacher. In this capacity she also taught new immigrants and developed various methodologies in teaching the Hebrew language.
In HebrewToday Ms. Vinner is responsible for proofing the newspapers, making sure that the Hebrew level fits the readers’ level, and that the text follows our proven model of repeating new words, using a specific vocabulary, etc.
All HebrewToday writers are native Hebrew speakers. Having served in the Israeli Defense Force, they are well immersed in the Israeli society. Our writers are all highly experienced and dedicated to their unique challenge of producing journalistic coverage of stories and events in simple to understand Hebrew.
Our translators work on our publication’s articles and dictionaries. They are all native English speakers who have immigrated to Israel sometime between 2 and 30 years ago. Their contribution to the newspaper is not only in the literal word translation but also in their personal perspective as new immigrants who have learned Hebrew as a second language.
Marketing and Administration
Marketing – Ilan Tzadka
Following the completion of his military service Ilan joined the editorial staff of the easy Hebrew newspapers online in a part time position. After graduating from the Business Management and Law School at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, he became a full time member of the HebrewToday editorial staff.
In his position as Marketing Manager Ilan meets with teachers and school principals who provide priceless feedback and requests regarding the product they would like to receive. Ilan’s mission is to make sure that these requests are implemented and that subscribers renew their subscription year after year.
Customer Service – Liora Tzadka
Ms. Tzadka, a veteran immigrant from the USA is responsible for our customer relations services. Ms. Tzadka implements the company’s guiding principle without fault, making sure that customers under her care are fully satisfied having received the products and service they expect. She provides exceptional and professional service that together with our first-rate products are the cornerstones of the HebrewToday publication.
Graphic Design – Nechama Levine
Ms. Levine has been with the HebrewToday publication house for over 10 years as our graphic designer. During this period her contribution has been immeasurable in designing newspapers that make it easy for readers to find their way around. This is especially important for people attempting to read a newspaper in a foreign language. As someone who grew up in a family that emigrated from the USA, Nechama is well aware of the difficulties facing those who are learning a new language, and she manages to apply this awareness, along with her creativity and professional skills.
Distribution – Shuly Bunjack
Ms. Bunjack is responsible for the air-mail distribution of our publications through the Israeli postal service, making sure that subscribers receive their newspapers in a timely manner.
Dr. Shlomo Tzidkiyahu
Dr. Shlomo Tzidkiyahu has been involved in education and teaching of education for several decades. His work focused on developing extra-curricular content in schools, such as: educating for democracy, dignity and freedom, teachers’ and parents’ status in schools, crisis management and resolving conflicts in the field of education.
Dr. Tzidkiyahu wrote several books on education and has gained his experience in journalism writing for several Israeli newspapers and editing a publication on behalf of the Ministry of Education. He also served as an envoy for the Jewish Agency in South Africa and England and was responsible for overseeing all Jewish Agency representatives in Europe.
Dr. Tzidkiyahu’s experience in Journalism and Education and his ability to synthesize the two fields, is an invaluable contribution to the Hebrew Today publications.
Journalistic advisor - Dr. Shaul Tzadka
Dr. Tzadka, an expert in journalism and communication, provides consultation services to the editorial staff regarding the suitability of current events items, Hebrew news and other content to our readers.