Ayal Weiner-Kaplow

ayal@theicenter.org
Ayal Weiner-Kaplow

Ayal’s passion for Israel was cultivated early on and quickly became a major guiding influence throughout his life. He has previously lived in Israel and Nepal working in youth leadership development, and has also traveled extensively internationally. He is an experienced songleader, trip leader, and facilitator who loves photography, spicy shakshuka, and being outdoors—and likes these things even more so in Hebrew and while in Israel. Ayal is excited to bring his skills, optimism, and humor back to The iCenter after completing his MPA at UW-Madison. He also holds a BA from Brandeis University in Environmental Studies and International Studies, and a minor in Hebrew Language.

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My name, Ayal, means “deer” ? in Hebrew. I love that my name connects me to Israel, no matter where I am. Interestingly, Israel is the place where my name causes the most confusion, as many Israelis mix it up with a more common, similar sounding name, Eyal, which means “strength.” Also, during travel, I learned that Ayal means ‘woman’ in the Kyrgyz language!

Ayal Weiner-Kaplow

Israel Trivia Relay Race

Make new friends and get excited about your upcoming Israel trip with an interactive trivia and riddle competition! Participants of all backgrounds will enjoy solving riddles and learning about modern and historical sites, influential people, ...


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Ayal Weiner-Kaplow

The Jewish Lens

Through the universal medium of photography, the Jewish Lens engages Jewish youth in an exploration of identity, values, and peoplehood. This resources allows learners to explore their own lenses, their Jewish identity, and their personal ...


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