There are loads of amazing businesses started by Olim Chadashim in Israel… combining the Israeli ingenuity with International respect for timelines, budgets and customers… below is a directory of some of our favourite. If you know more businesses to be added to the list, please add to the comments below.
ART AND CULTURE
* Tel Aviv Art Studio
Started by South African Olah Natasha Gutman, Tel Aviv Art Studio is focused on facilitating the process of art making to best suit each individual and their creative journey. The focus is on artistic expression in all forms, sometimes the focus is technique, other times on allowing for complete self expression. The aim is to acknowledge the true artist in everyone. From art lessons and workshops, group or individual art therapy, and art parties, they offer a place for people to create freely.
Started by Belgium Oleh Gary Pierre A Feu, Playdate is a new social app for you and your dog. Meet fellow dog owners in your surrounding area and set up real time playdates.
* Fass Pass to Love
Jessica Fass is your American matchmaker-next-door. Helping English-speaking singles in Israel to find love and make new connections.
* Secret Tel Aviv Dating
Put your love in the hands of a professional. Secret Tel Aviv Dating combines the volume of online dating with the personal touch of a network of 300 matchmakers dedicated to helping you find your partner. Part of the JMatchmaking network which has had over 1,000 engagements, you can subscribe for free and receive up to one match a week, or upgrade to a Gold Membership ($15/month) where your personal matchmaker will work with you to find your perfect match.
* Miss Dandelion Events
Started by Austrian Olah Nadine Weinmann, Miss Dandelion Events is an event planning agency that specialises in planning, creating and organizing events for Olim and tourists, who are looking for that certain something different. Weddings, Bar/Bat Mizvahs, Birthdays, product launches or whatever the need.
Started by English Oleh Daniel Abrahams, CurrencyTransfer.com is the world’s first online marketplace matching individuals and businesses with the most competitive international payment quotes. Think Expedia for currency exchange. Whether you are making aliyah or thinking about buying property in Israel, the CurrencyTransfer.com team can help you save up to 85% versus the bank on making and receiving international payments.
FITNESS AND DANCE
* Outdoor Fitness Israel
Started by UK Olim Joel and Daniel Yekutiel, Outdoor Fitness Israel is Israel’s number one provider of outdoor fitness classes. They offer a wide variety of classes, including TRX, Boxing, HIIT, Yoga, Boot Camps, Circuit Training and Core. Memberships are from 150₪ a month, and you can get your first class for free by registering on their site. Follow them on Facebook and Youtube for FREE workout videos, nutrition and more.
* Zumba Nicci
Started by Australian Olah Nicci Potter, Zumba Nicci has zumba classes most days of the week. This is a great way to get fit and have fun. Beginners are welcome. Classes start from 40 NIS.
* Ronit Raymond Flamenco
Australian Olah Ronit Raymond is one of Tel Aviv’s top Flamenco dance teachers.
* Fe Melo Design
Fernanda Melo is an Olah Chadasha from Brazil. She is qualified in graphic design and fashion design, and currently works as a freelancer. She regularly works on projects for Toys R Us Israel, Golf Israel, as well as all the graphics for Secret Tel Aviv.
* Rainbow Nursery
Started by UK Oleh Chadash Sammy Fugler, Rainbow Nursery have three bilingual nurseries in Tel Aviv, for children ages 6 weeks to 4 years.
Beautiful restaurant blog TelAveat was started by UK Olah Natalie Kanfer. She is mad about food. And going out. So she decided to make it her job. We know what it’s like to come to Tel Aviv and not know where the best places to eat are. In this constantly changing city, where new restaurants open every month, TelAveat want you to trust that we’ve tasted it! They aim to help you decide where to go, when to go, and who to go with.
Started by Venezuelan Oleh Yossi Milhem, Terraboost Media, a multinational company with a mission focused on spreading awareness of proper hygiene for the public, has single-handedly brought clean hands to Israel while providing companies a chance to advertise. The company’s approach aims to make hand sanitizer accessible while providing advertisement for companies through an interactive platform. Among the companies that have advertised with Terraboost are prestigious names in the advertising industry, such as Samsung, McLaren, Car2go, Sides and more.
PERSONAL WELL BEING
* Lily Aronin Health and Wellness Coach
Lily Aronin is a nutritionist and health and wellness coach. She offers private cooking classes, and also group cooking classes at your home.
* Sharon Kirschner Therapist and Coach
Sharon Kirschner is an Australian registered psychologist working in Tel Aviv. She has over 10 years experience, ranging from private practice to government organisations, and is trained in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), ACT (Acceptance Commitment Therapy) and Couples Therapy. She offers private therapy sessions for individuals and couples, as well as life coaching and workshops. Private appointments are available at flexible times at her practice in Tel Aviv.
* Riella Morhayim Unlocking Practices
Turkish Olah Riella Moryaim focuses on life changing self-empowerments through philosophical counselling and meditation techniques.
PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEOGRAPHY
* Chutzpah Media
Started by Australian Oleh Elahn Zetlin, Chutzpah Media specialises in Business videos, but also excels in beautiful wedding videos. Chutzpah Media provides exceptional quality content creation that will help you gain brand awareness and convert viewers to clients – for the proof in the pudding check out the Secret Tel Aviv Olim Expo video created by Chutzpah Media (thanks Elahn!)
* Secret Tel Aviv Jobs
We know that finding a job in Israel can be demoralizing – you don’t know where to start looking, you don’t have contacts, no-one cares about your qualifications. Here at Secret Tel Aviv Jobs we only work with professionals that we trust to be on your side.
* Mortimer Spinks
Started by UK Olah Dalia Weizman, Mortimer Spinks focuses on finding jobs for programmers in Israel
* Into the Wild
Started by American Oleh Chadash Stephen Rubin, Into the Wild offers weekly tiyulim to all parts of Israel. Stephen is a Journalist and Licensed Israel Tour Guide. Most of his work focuses on the Middle East. His writing has been featured in the Boston Herald, Yedioth Ahronot, Jerusalem Post, Times of Israel, Your Middle East and Tower Magazine. He serves as a guide for Foreign Journalists, visiting Academics, Business Executives, Students and Families and instructs in English, Spanish and Hebrew.
* Tel Aviv Mothers Make a Difference
Started by UK Olah Chadash Chloe Backner Sandler, Tel Aviv Mothers Make a Difference is a group of Tel Aviv mums, who have come together to provide essential aid to Israel’s mothers and children in need.
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