30 Languages You Will Overhear in Tel Aviv

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🇺🇸 U.S. English

Jessica Tulchin

runs FluenTLV, a cultural language learning business where people come to learn and practice languages with native speakers.

🇮🇱 Hebrew

Elan Benor

is the Head of Content and Partnerships at Tel Aviv Media Group, the parent company of Tel Aviv Presents.


Sam Sank

is originally from London, and works at Fetchy, a startup based in Tel Aviv. When he's not working, you can find him with his dog Pablo, or running Inter-Aliyah, a local football team he co-founded.

🇫🇷 French

Avigayil Finley

is an American, Israeli, and French citizen who currently serves in the Israel Defense Forces. When she's not on-duty, you can find her at HaBima Square reading a book or people-watching.

🇩🇪 German

Phoebe Köster

came to Tel Aviv to work at the Goethe-Institut, a German language and culture center, as well as "for the sun, the beach, the vibe, and the people."

🇩🇪 Yiddish

Eli Kugel

was born and raised in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. In 2018, he moved to Tel Aviv, and currently works at a cybersecurity startup.

🇹🇷 Turkish

Sandra Güzelbahar

is from Istanbul, and moved to Tel Aviv in early 2016 after attending university in London, "to experience the warm Middle Eastern culture, harmonized with young Western vibes."

🇦🇷 Spanish

Mica Pomerantz

is a holistic healer who combines yoga with alternative therapies to provide people with natural healing remedies.

🇭🇺 Hungarian

Kristóf Steiner

is a journalist, vegan foodie, and professional traveler who runs the blog White City Boy. "I came to Tel Aviv for love and adventure, and discovered so much more."

🇳🇱 Dutch

David Bavel

moved to Tel Aviv from the Netherlands, to be closer to his family and to find love, "which brings me to my next point. I love, and hate, the women in Tel Aviv."

🇮🇹 Italian

Mario Troiani

is a travel photographer and photo-journalist from Milan, who moved to Tel Aviv in 2012. His exhibit "The Sounds of Tel Aviv" was inspired by his observation of street musicians, "whose artistry, and audiences, evoked the city’s cultural diversity."

🇿🇦 Afrikaans

Jonathan Wolfson

moved to Tel Aviv from South Africa in December 2018. "And honestly, I'm still trying to figure this place out, which apparently is why I'm so in love with it. There’s always something new to do."

🇷🇺 Russian

Yana Khaitovitch

runs the blog Lace and Chiffon, which focuses on travel, fitness, lifestyle, beauty, and food.

🌏 esperanto

Willy Hayman

was born in Argentina and runs FluenTLV, a cultural language exchange business where people come to learn and practice languages with native speakers.

Australian english

Gil Ramon

is a freelance filmmaker and and director of photography who specializes in music videos and feature films.

🇸🇪 Swedish

Ariel Petsonk

is a childhood actor from Sweden, who now serves as the Customer Success Manager at Citizen Café, a language and culture school in Tel Aviv.

🇧🇪 Flemish

Eliane Schlossberg

spent time in Belgium, Italy, and New York, before moving to Tel Aviv in 2016 "because I just couldn't picture myself living anywhere else."


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