Yaakov Benbenisti, Village Director and Village Graduate  After serving as an officer in a combat unit of the Israeli Army, Yaakov returned to the Village "for one year to give back", serving as a "madrich" (counselor with a group of youth.) Now in his 28th year at the Village, he has earned a B.A. and M.A. in Business Administration, and served as Head Administrator for over a decade prior to becoming Director in 2012.  Yaakov lives at the Village with his wife and sons.  
 
Anat Markovitz, Boarding School Director, began as a Counselor ("Madricha") in the boarding school in 2004, and this lively, wise woman was promoted to Assistant Director in 2008.  Since 2014 she has been Director of the Boarding School with a wide variety of responsibilities.  Her B.A. is in Behavioral Science.  She lives at the Village with her husband and three children.
 
Ron Hai, School Principal, began his position in Spring of 2019.  He was previously the Pedagogical Director of the School.  Ron began his career in education in 2013 through participating in Teach For Israel, following an extensive career as a Seal in the Israel Navy.  He earned his M.Ed. degree in the Instruction and Education of Excluded Adolescents.  Ron is married and father of a son.  
 
Heidi Goldsmith, Director of Resource Development, has devoted over 25 years to promoting, and working to create, new "youth villages" in her native U.S. and her relatively new home, Israel. She earned her M.A.in Non-profit Management from Brandeis University´s Heller School, and B.A. in Education from the University of Maryland. She has been with Aloney Yitzchak for over seven years.  Her son is serving in the Israeli Air Force.
 
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