My name is Eve, I'm 26 years old and I'm a proud Yoni Jesner Scholar.
In 2008, I left London for Jerusalem and spent a year at Midreshet Harova as part of the Bnei Akiva Hachshara programme, Torani. Following my 'gap year', I completed a Psychology degree in Birmingham where I was involved with the JSOC, the wider Jewish community and campus interfaith relations. After graduating, I worked as the chinuch (education) worker for Bnei Akiva UK and enjoyed a short stint at Mitzvah Day before making Aliyah in January 2014. After an intensive period studying Hebrew in Ulpan, I coordinated Bnei Akiva gap year programmes for students from the UK and across Europe.
I am currently working as the community outreach officer for a Jerusalem based charity supporting the elderly, in addition to studying towards a masters degree in non-profit management. I am married to Josh, former fellow BA-nik and we live in Jerusalem.
For me, being a YJ scholar is an honour and serves as a reminder to do what I can to emulate Yoni's values of giving, selflessness and community.