Who are we?
Daniel Dotan (34), Founder and CEO.
Gilad Sevitt (27), Founder; Language and Tuition Expert.
Vered Keasar (26), Content Writer and Editor; Administrator.
Aia Khalaily (26), Content Writer and Editor.
Oren Feld (26), Graphic Designer.
Shem Barashi (27), Photographer and Video Editor.
Noa Finkelstein (31), Graphic Designer and Illustrator.
Nathaniel Katz – Organizational psychologist, founder and co-CEO at Manhigut Institute. Nathaniel has provided consultation for the project since its beginning.
Alon Fragman – Ben Gurion University. Researcher and translator.
Daniel Shefa -Video editor and producer. Works at Sport Channel 5 .
Former Team Members
Gal Kramarsky. Worked as producer throughout the project’s first years.
Yuval Katz. Among the founders of the project, took part in writing the first lessons.
Matan Eshed. Among the founders of the project.
Yarden Lichterman. Took part in developing and writing Arabic study materials.
What is the Madrasa Project?
Madrasa is a free web based school for spoken Arabic. Most Hebrew speaking Israelis know little of the Arabic spoken around us. A small portion of us learn Modern tandard Arabic in schools, a beautiful language that is significantly different from its "sister" colloquial Arabic.
Madrasa was created from the need to change this situation. It has a simple format in order to facilitate learning. The website is divided into four steps from beginners to advanced, to enable students to progress at their own pace and according to their individual level. Each level includes 7 interactive videos lasting 30 minutes each. Each lesson includes helpful studying material, like detailed summary of the didactic
material vocabulary and practice exercises.
In addition, the website includes additional materials to enlarge vocabulary and mastery of the language. The website has an active Facebook page to keep up to date with the progress of the course and to receive interesting additional material such as brief films and a weekly proverb. For this reason it is advisable to join the Facebook group, where the Madrasa students exercise together, ask questions and bring their
20% of the Israeli citizens speak Arabic as their mother tongue. Arabic is an official language of the state of Israel and neighboring countries. Our vision is to improve our communication with the Arab sector and to create conditions where Arabic is not considered a foreign language and certainly not our enemy language.
We invite you to start right away with the first lesson! (As long as you speak Hebrew...).