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.

Aliyah Consultant/Coordinator

Hailing from Brooklyn, NY “the aliyah bug” bit Risa while learning at Neve Yerushalayim at age 18. She only agreed to return to the States in order to achieve a Masters Degree in Social Work in order to one day help fellow olim.

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.