Itzik Hartman is the director of Hevruta – a gap year program for Israelis and Americans. He has been working at Hevruta since the program’s inception and in his current role he oversees Hevruta’s educational vision and daily management as well as community life, social engagement and professional development.
Prior to helping found the program, Hartman worked as mental illness rehabilitation instructor with special needs communities, served as a therapeutic counselor and coordinated volunteers from the Hartman Institute who helped asylum seekers.
Hartman holds a master’s degree in Community Social Work from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has a BA in psychology from IDC Herzliya.
Born in New Jersey, he immigrated to Israel with his family at an early age, and has lived in Jerusalem ever since.