Gil Zohar Gil Zohar
Professional Résumé

Contact Information

Address: 7 Yoel Moshe Salomon St., Nahalat Shiva, Jerusalem 94633

E-mail: gilzohar@rogers.com

Web site: http://gilzohar.ca

Home phone: 077 345 4503 / Cell phone: 0524 817 482

Languages: Mother tongue English, fluent Hebrew

Experience

2008 - present

Tour guide

Jerusalem, Israel

Created itineraries and escorted more than 1,000 American, Canadian, European and Israeli tourists on half-day, full-day, 3-day and week-long tours of Jerusalem and across Israel

1991 - present

Freelance Journalist

Jerusalem, Israel / Toronto, Canada

Over 3,000 articles published covering array of subjects in more than 60 Israeli, Canadian, American and British daily, weekly and monthly newspapers and magazines including The Jerusalem Post, The Jerusalem Report and Tel Aviv University Review.

1987 - present

Freelance Editor

Jerusalem, Israel / Toronto, Canada

Editor responsible for setting editorial vision and tone, content, supervision of staff, columnists and freelancers of three publications - a monthly, bi-monthly and quarterly - with respective circulation of 50,000, 45,000 and 75,000. Edited advertising copy, speeches, brochures and web content for various clients.

1989 - 1991

Staff Writer

The Canadian Jewish News - Toronto, Canada

This weekly (circulation 53,000) is widely read by Canada's 356,000-member Jewish community and is a model for the country's ethnic press.

1987 - 1989

Editor

The Covenant - Toronto, Canada

Expanded this quarterly newsletter into a 40-60 page monthly tabloid.

1983 - 1986

Communications Associate

The Jerusalem Foundation - Jerusalem, Israel

Worked in donor relations.

Education

2007 - 2009

Tour Guide licensing course

Machon Lander - Jerusalem, Israel

1979 - 1984

M.A., Judaic Studies

Concordia University - Montreal, Canada

1983

Teacher's License, English

Ministry of Education - Jerusalem, Israel

1980 - 1981

M.A., Museum Education

George Washington University - Washington, D.C.

1974 - 1979

B.A., Jewish Studies

University of Toronto - Toronto, Canada

Personal Information

Date of Birth: July 26, 1955

Marital Status: Married +2 (26 and 25)

Other interests: Photography, Sculpture