Orly Lavi Travish

orly.travish [at] aju.edu
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M.A., Education, University of Derby
B.A., Hebrew and Arabic, Bar Ilan University
Certificate, Teaching and Hebrew Language Editor, Bar Ilan University
Certificate, Special Needs Teaching, Beit Berl

Orly Lavi Travish has more than 25 years of teaching experience at the primary, middle, high school, and university levels. She holds a BA in Hebrew and Arabic as well as Teaching and Hebrew Language Editor Certificates from Bar Ilan University, a Certificate in Special Needs Teaching from Beit Berl, and a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Derby. She taught High School Hebrew and Arabic in Israel.

After moving to Los Angeles, Orly worked as a primary and middle school Hebrew teacher at Pressman Academy, and served as the Hebrew Language Department Chair. She is currently the Hebrew Department Coordinator, Hebrew instructor, and mentor teacher at the AJU (American Jewish University) in Los Angeles. She holds a Hebrew Advisors Certificate from Hebrew at the Center’s TeLeM professional development program for select Hebrew Language educators.

In 2018, she started 972 Education, Inc., to provide Hebrew language and Israeli culture instruction to companies, schools, adults, and children. 972 Education provides 21st century Hebrew language and Israeli culture instruction using the proficiency approach and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Readiness Standards for teaching a second language.

The company provides the following services:

  • Individual & Group Hebrew Language Instruction for All Levels
  • Continuing Education for Teachers & Educational Institutions
  • Curriculum Consulting and Teacher Training for Educational Institutions
  • Intensive, Tailored Hebrew Language Instruction for Individuals & Businesses
  • Israeli Culture Instruction for Individual and Business Purposes

Orly is an active member of MATI (Merkaz Tarbut Yisraeli), the Israeli Culture Center, where she serves as head of educational content.