אלקנה בר איתן

Elkana was born and raised in Jerusalem to parents who grew up in America. After completing his army service, he obtained an undergraduate degree in Social work and a graduate degree in diplomacy. An educator at heart, he began his career as a tour guide, sharing his passion for Israel with travelers of all ages and backgrounds. Through his current work with Authentic Israel, Elkana leads activities and teaches throughout North America and is an educator on issues of Jewish pluralism, inclusion, social entrepreneurship and jewish scholarism. After spending five years on the road, Elkana took on the new challenges, directing a gap year program and leading new business venture. Elkana currently resides in Rockville MD with his wife and two daughters. Enjoys hiking, swimming and running.