Meet the Fluent Team

We come from from all over the world and speak more than 15 different languages altogether. One thing we all have in common: our passion for languages and multiculturalism. Here’s your chance to get to know us!

Jessica Tulchin


Hebrew/English/French Teacher

7 languages


Jess was born in the US, grew up in Belgium and moved to Israel when she was 18. From a very young age, she found passion and meaning in bringing different cultures together, and using languages to make the world a better place.

“For me, learning a language is discovering a whole new world, a new culture, other ways of living and thinking. The beautiful thing about learning languages is that you suddenly step out of your comfort zone and you break into someone else’s.” 

When she’s not at Fluent, Jess spends most of her time playing rugby or biking around Tel-Aviv.

Languages: French, English, Hebrew, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, learning Arabic.

Louise Mostovicz

Language coach, marketing, partnerships

Hebrew/English/French teacher

 7 languages

Our lovely Louise is what you’d call- born and raised as a polyglot! 

She was born in Antwerp, Belgium and grew up speaking 6 different languages. She has recently added Spanish to the list.

 Louise is the kind of person that is always fun and exciting to be around. 

If she’s not busy finding the next big idea that is going to change the world, Louise will be climbing, skiing or playing music. In fact, she plays 5 different instruments!

Languages: Hebrew, English, French, Hebrew, German and some Yiddish, learning Spanish.

Willy Hayman


Hebrew/Spanish Teacher

8 languages


Born in southern Argentina and moved to Israel when he was 17, Willy knows what it is to be a “newcomer” and to not speak the native language of the country you move to. 

“This experience made me understand that everyone is capable of learning a foreign language and that the most important thing is just to gain self-confidence.” 

Since then, Willy learns languages on a daily basis, it became his second passion (after Rugby). 

Languages: Spanish, French, Hebrew, English, Italian, Esperanto, Portuguese, learning Russian.


Michal Lefko

English/Hebrew Teacher & Language Coach

Content and method manager

 4 languages

Brilliant & energetic are two words that come to mind when you think about Michal.

Michal’s fascination with languages started in her bilingual house, with an American dad and Israeli mom. She then started showing interest in Arabic when she moved to Jerusalem.

When she’s not teaching, you may find her cooking (especially healthy and vegan food), knitting or hiking. Fun fact: her ultimate dream is to become a DJ!

Languages: Hebrew, English, Spanish, learning Arabic.

Rachel Brink

English/Hebrew Teacher & Language Coach

Students coordinator

3 languages

Meet Rachel, who brings beautiful energies everywhere she goes!

Originally from South Africa, Rachel moved to Israel when she was a teenager. Her life mission is to help others reach their goals and become fulfilled. 

Photography, travel, yoga, meditation, cooking, reading & learning about other cultures are some of the many thingshe is passionate about.

Languages: Hebrew, English, some Arabic and some Afrikaans, learning Spanish.

Vivi Rubanenko

Events & Community Lead

English tutor

3 languages

The soul of our beautiful community of language lovers- the one and only Vivi!

Born in Los Angeles, Vivi moved to Tel-Aviv 3 years ago. As someone who loves poetry and literature, and lived in many multicultural environments, languages have always been a passion of hers. 

Besides putting all her heart in nurturing a home for the Fluent community, Vivi is also a musician and a student, and loves to read, write, do arts and crafts and scrapbook.

Languages: Hebrew, English, Russian.

Mayan Camhi

English/Hebrew Teacher

Language coach & Events team

 5 languages


If you feel a strong rush of energy, good vibes, loud laughs and a stream of love coming in, that probably means that Mayan ‘is in the place’!

Born in San Diego to Mexican parents (spoke Spanish at home), and moved to Israel when she was 10 years old, Mayan is a natural fit in our family of culture and language lovers!

“Exploring different cultures and traveling is one of my biggest passions. I love learning about different ways of living and worldviews.”

Languages:  Hebrew, French, English, Spanish, learning German.

Jacqui Mautner

English/Hebrew Teacher

Students Coordinator

3 languages


If you don’t know Jacqui yet, you’re definitely missing out. As a teacher, her awesome personality makes language learning so much fun. As a colleague, you always want a big loving hug from Jax.

Besides being the only Australian on the team, Jacqui differentiates herself by using sarcasm as her superpower.

Things she loves to do in her free time: dancing, reading,  or creating new material for English teachers.

Languages: Hebrew, English, learning Italian.

Gal Frachtenberg

Spanish/Hebrew Teacher

Language coach

4 languages


Born in Chile and raised in Argentina, Gal left her South-American childhood to settle in Israel.

Funny story: her parents seemed to have anticipated her move to Israel by giving her one of the most common Israeli names- though they inspired themselves from a Brazilian singer named Gal Costa.

Gal is that person everyone wants to have as a friend: fun, sweet and who makes the best Empanadas!

Languages: Hebrew, Spanish, English, learning French.

Maayan Tzadok

English/Hebrew Teacher

Language coach

3 languages

Meeting Maayan is like feeling  sunshine strike you right away. She’s the kind of person who sees the glass half full, and with whom the conversation will always be interesting.

Even though Maayan was born in Israel, and lived in San Diego for a few years as a child, she’s actually half Iraki (could you tell?).

Besides teaching and coaching languages at Fluent, Maayan is a history student at BGU and lives in Be’er Sheva. 

Fun fact: she loves answering trivia questions and listening to 60’s music.

Languages: Hebrew, English, learning German.

Moran Peleg

Events team

6 languages


Born and raised in Israel and fluent in more than 4 different languages, our beloved Moran is a natural fit in the Fluent family.

She loves living new experiences, meeting new people, and works in a tourism company in Tel-Aviv. 

Moran is one of the pioneers of the Fluent project! She helped us establish our beautiful community and concept, and continues to have a huge impact on it (and on Fluenters) throughout the years.

Languages: Hebrew, English, Spanish, German, some Yiddish, some Portuguese & some Italian.

Paloma Elbert

Spanish/Hebrew Teacher

Language coach

7 languages


Palo has the personality, the intelligence, the passion and the idealism that just makes being around her inspiring.

Originally from Buenos Aires, she moved to Israel 6 years ago. Palo has always loved languages- since she was a kid and fell in love with the English language while listening to Britney Spears songs.

She loves teaching them because, in her words, she believes that they are “bridges to better understand each other”.

Fun facts: Palo is also into astrology, sexual education and goats.

Languages: Hebrew, English, Spanish, French, some Portuguese, Japanese and Korean.

Inbar Harel

Hebrew Teacher

2 languages

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Big-hearted and loving are words that come up when you think of Inbar. Inbar is one of those kind and giving spirits, and students often just fall in love with her.

Born and raised in Israel, Inbar was a commander of international lone-soldiers during her army service. This experience opened up her curiosity to learn about different cultures and ways of life.

She says she “really enjoys teaching Hebrew and being part of the process that connects between different people.”

Languages: Hebrew & English.

Tamar Kedmi

Hebrew Teacher

3 languages


Give it up for.. the amazing Tamar! A personality like no other, authenticity and natural charisma at its best. 

Although she is originally from the center of Israel, Tamar is a very proud Yerushalmit (from Jerusalem).

Besides being a Hebrew teacher at Fluent, Tamar is a university student (Middle Eastern studies and Liberal Arts), and a sexual educator.

Tamar also loves painting, dancing, acting, writing, playing the piano and.. rapping in the shower!

Languages: Hebrew, Spanish & English.

Jessy Cohen

Social Media Manager

3 languages


What makes Jessy so good at creating content for Fluenters, is that she is an avid language learner herself!

Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jessy learned Hebrew when she moved to Israel, and then started learning French as well.

Jessy’s energy and her never-ending enthusiasm are mind-blowing. You’ll never be bored around her, and you can really tell that she’s passionate and cares.

Fun facts about Jessy: She’s a ‘burner’ (Midburn), loves yoga, dancing and Kabbalah.

Languages: Hebrew, English, Spanish, learning French.

Gal Vaknin

Events team & Hebrew tutor

5 languages

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Meet one of the pioneers of the Fluent concept, who has been with us since the very first days of the community- our beloved Gal!

Her immense love for cultures and languages is what naturally drove her to Fluent. 

Gal has such a loving and fun personality- it makes everyone feel so comfortable around her.

Everything she’s involved with has to do with ‘sharing’ and ‘connecting’: she is a community manager in a co-working space, a Hebrew & Spanish tutor, was a coordinator for international delegations, and even a SUP instructor.

Languages: Hebrew, English, Spanish, some French & some Hindi

Ella Alhazov

Hebrew teacher

7 languages

If you’ve met Ella, you know that she can illuminate a room in just a few seconds. She literally spreads good vibes wherever she goes.
Born in Kazakhstan, Ella made Aliyah from Russia when she was very young, and now lives in (and is in love with) Tel-Aviv!
Besides being part of the Fluent team, Ella is a graphic designer and an artist. She loves playing the ukulele and the piano, writing, reading, and sometimes photographing.
Fun facts about Ella: she is a cat mom, has a lot of plants and knows how to sing in 10 different languages!

Languages: Hebrew, English, Russian, Spanish, some French Portuguese & Turkish.

Maya Naftolin

Events team & English tutor/teacher

4 languages

Maya has already broken a record- as she is the first Canadian on the Fluent team (ever)! And what a Canadian she is!

Do you know those kind of people who are genuinely curious and enthusiastic about everything? Maya is one of them, and it’s contagious!

Besides her passion for languages, Maya loves baking, reading, watching documentaries, drawing and photography.

She manages Alumni relations and administration at Tel Aviv University, and helps dozens of students break their language barriers with Fluent.

Languages: English and Hebrew, learning French and German


Noa Hen

Hebrew teacher

4 languages

As someone who has always been involved with helping others and impacting her surroundings, we couldn’t be prouder to have Noa and her beautiful spirit join our mission.

Noa was born and raised in Israel. She discovered her love for teaching Hebrew when volunteering to tutor Olim Hadashim (newcomers to Israel) on Zoom during Covid, and then when guiding lone-soldiers during her military service.

Besides teaching Hebrew at Fluent, Noa is also a bartender (you have to taste her cocktails!), loves dancing and also (what a surprise).. languages! In fact, she speaks Spanish and is currently learning Italian.

Languages: Hebrew, English, Spanish, learning Italian.

Tzipora Gluck

English tutor

3 languages

Idealism, passion, generosity, authenticity, and friendliness are a few of the many words that come to mind when you think of Tzipora.
Currently living in Jaffa, Tzipora left her home in Brooklyn, New York, to immigrate to Israel when she was 19 years old.
Nowadays, in addition to being an awesome English tutor, Tzipora is a philosophy and sociology-anthropology student at Tel Aviv University, a yoga and meditation instructor, and a environmental activist!

Fun fact: She really loves film photography, so don’t be surprised if you find her roaming Tel-Aviv snapping photos with her grandma’s old cameras! 

Languages: Hebrew, English, learning Italian.