WHO WE ARE 

Yael Engelhart

Director 

 

Yael grew up in Cleveland  and attended a zionist Modern Orthodox school

Bracha Lamm 

Founder

 

Yael spent her gap year learning in seminary in Jerusalem 

Yael is currently pursuing a business management degree in Jerusalem  

Then came Sherut Leumi, where she volunteered in a school in Lod.

Meet our Founders: 

Bracha and Peninah Both grew up in Jewish day schools in America, came to Israel for a gap year and decided to stay in Israel. They each did a year in Sherut Leumi, followed by attending University and graduating. Both Bracha and Peninah are happily married living in Israel today. While they each found their paths challenging, it was also extremely rewarding. They decided to take on the mission to help others in their shoes by creating a community and making resources more accessible to those looking to stay "here next year".

Bracha and Peninah founded Here Next Year in 2014, and made it the successful organization that it is today. 

Bracha (Lamm) Berger & Peninah (Lamm) Kaplansky

THIS IS THE STORY OF HUNDREDS OF YOUNG OLIM.

What will your story be?