Yitzi Hartman is the Director of Engagement for Wellspring at Shalom Hartman Institute of North America. Previously, he was the Director of the Hevruta Gap-Year Program for Israelis and North Americans and has been involved in the program since the its inception. In this role he oversaw Hevruta’s educational vision and daily management, as well as community life, social engagement and professional development.
Prior to helping found Hevruta, he worked as a mental illness rehabilitation instructor with special needs communities, served as a therapeutic counselor and coordinated volunteers from the Shalom Hartman Institute who helped asylum seekers.
He 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.