Mr. Jonathan Istrin

Organization Affiliation

Valley Village Yarchei Kalla Founder

Bio Information

Mr. Jonathan Istrin, the founder of the Yarchei Kalla, has initiated many different learning programs in Valley Village. With the outbreak of the “stabifada” in 2015, Mr. Istrin wanted to find a way to show his solidarity with our Israeli brothers and sisters, and sought to combine his passion for learning with support of Israel by creating the Yarchei Kalla. Within less than two months the trip was organized and 12 members of Valley Village spent the week of Thanksgiving learning in Israel. The trip was a huge success and has evolved into an annual community event, and there were over 30 participants in last year’s program.