Living in Israel is rewarding, inspiring and exhilarating and the best place to raise a family. I co-founded Olim Advisors to encourage all those who are considering making Aliyah and help those who are dealing with the challenges of living in Israel.


Lara Itzhaki brings nearly 10 years experience in helping individuals and families from around the world to emigrate to Israel for spiritual and professional purposes. Lara is highly professional and proactive offering personalized, Aliyah guidance, including providing on ground support and expert advice.

Senior Advisor

Ilana joined the Olim Advisors team in 2020. She was born to Olim parents who built their life here in Israel.  Ilana helps Olim with their full Aliyah process here in Israel with an emphasis on rights for Olim and Olim with special needs.

Shibolet was born in Israel and at the age of 2 moved to South Africa with her parents. When her daughter was 2 years old she made Aliyah back with her own family. Making Aliyah was her dream since childhood as she had annual visits to her grandmother in Ashdod.

Her passion of living in Israel inspires her to help others do the same.

Shibolet lives in Ramat Beit Shemesh with her family and dog Oreo.

Meir recently joined the Olim Advisors team and he is thankful for the opportunity to play a small part in Olim’s path, knowing from experience it’s not an easy process for anyone.
Meir and his wife and kids made Aliyah in 2020 from Mexico to Raanana where he enjoys meeting a wide variety of people from different cultures and nationalities.  Meir and his family have settled in nicely and love to call Israel “Home”.

VP of Business Development

Paul is a recent Oleh, living in Jerusalem. However he has been helping people make Aliya and purchase real estate in Israel for over 20 years. He retired from IBM as their CTO of Communications Research and then started his own company helping Israel start ups make connections for partnerships and investment. He is also on the Board of Directors of the New York Israeli Chamber of Commerce as well as President of the Dollar a Day Charity of Raritan Valley.
Paul and his wife Ettie have children and grand children in Israel and USA.

Proud and grateful to call Israel her home, Raquel has a strong passion for helping guide and advise others through their Aliyah adventure. With a background in Logistics and a love for working with others, she joined the Olim Advisors team in 2023 as our Jerusalem based advisor. Her dream is for all Olim to feel comfortable in Israel, and to help them navigate the inevitable ups and downs in the process, with professionalism and a smile.

Aliyah Advisor

Chuck is a retired Chief Petty Officer from the U. S. Navy. After completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Charles completed a Masters of Business Administration from the New York Institute of Technology. Chuck became a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) while living in Canada. He made Aliyah in February 2022, first living in Herzliya for a few months and made his permanent home in Nahariya in May of 2022.

Aliyah and Real Estate Advisor

Originally from Silver Spring, Maryland, Brian made Aliyah at the age of 18 and served as a Lone Soldier in the IDF. He now lives with his family in Harish where he acts as a Realtor assisting new immigrants and English speakers in finding their dream homes. Brian joined Olim Advisors because he wants to help as many people as possible find their way home to Israel.

Aliyah Advisor

Naomi was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and made Aliyah with her family in August 2021, thanks to help from Olim Advisors. She successfully convinced her parents and her two older sisters to make Aliyah with their families as well and now they all live in Ramat Bet Shemesh. Naomi has always been passionate about Israel and she is excited to help others fulfill their dream of making Aliyah.