Alan Goldman is an educator and podcaster living in Israel. As the Director of JU Israel, a division of Jerusalem U, he oversees an Israel education project geared towards gap year students in Israel. JU Israel reaches hundreds of students a year with its Israel education courses and innovative digital content. For over thirty years, Alan has developed a specialty in teaching text and history, both formally and informally, combining classroom studies with inspiring field trips. In the past, Alan has served as the Director of High School Programs at Ramah Israel, Senior Educator at Young Judaea Year Course, and Mashgiach Ruchani (Spiritual Adviser) at Tochnit Shalem. A sought-after educator, Alan continues to teach in multiple gap year programs, lead educational heritage tours to Poland, and consult for numerous Israel education organizations. Alan continues to serve on the faculty of numerous educational institutions, including Midreshet/Yeshiva Torah v’Avodah, JRoots, Ramah Israel, Heritage Seminars, and Young Judaea Year Course. In addition, Alan co-hosts the JU Israel Teachers Lounge podcast, which takes listeners behind the headlines to learn about Israeli politics, news and culture. As a life-long learner, Alan has a B.A. in Sociology and Judaic Studies, M.A. in Modern Jewish History, and Rabbinic Ordination. He lives in Nechusha, a Moshav in the Ellah Valley, with his wife and two kids.