Since he was a child Eli Simanowitz aspired to follow in his parents’ footsteps and to help people of all ages and impact on the lives of those surrounding him. Eli Immigrated to Israel during the summer of 2006. Eli attended “Sussya” environmental High school for four years where he specialized in Ecology, Green House/Farming, and Knowledge of the land of Israel.
After high school Eli attended “Ateret Yerushalayim” pre-military academy for the required length of a year and in the summer of 2013 he recruited into the home front Command Search and rescue of the IDF. After 8 months of basic and advanced training, Eli proceeded to become a squad commander for new recruits and shortly after, was promoted to the position of Platoon Sergeant. Eli led his soldiers in the only way he knew he could, with honor, Stick-to-itiveness, and devotion to his country and soldiers. Eli received the award for the “outstanding squad commander” of his battalion and the award for the “outstanding Company Sergeant” of the entire search and rescue training base. After serving for three years, Eli was released from the IDF with honors.
For the past year, Eli has been responsible for the informal education coordinating in ULA. Eli is also in charge of the Character Through Challenge wilderness program at ULA. Eli applies the knowledge, training, and experience he acquired as a commander in the army I his work with the young men in ULA. Eli believes that there is no obstacle that cannot be overcome and pushes the student to cope with any curveball that life throws at them.
Eli is happily married to Esther and lives with their therapy dog, Prince. He hopes to pursue a career as a social worker and specialize in Animal-assisted therapy.Please share this post!