Dekel Tours is more than a tour company.
We’re a family.
Dekel Tours is a young and vibrant company that understands that today’s world travelers are looking for highly personalized travel experiences built around their unique tastes and preferences. With the proliferation of online travel guides and resources, our guests want to know that the professionals handling their trips are regional specialists who can provide expert insight beyond what’s available online. Not less importantly, today’s savvy travelers are also seeking travel specialists who understand where they’re coming from and the level of service they’re expecting.
Our friendly, American-born (and one Australian!) Tour Specialists understand what incoming tourists expect from a travel agency, and that allows us to get straight to the work of custom-building amazing tour packages for our clients. As a family-style company, we take the time to get to know the people behind the tours. We believe that every guest is different, and, therefore, every tour ought to be different. We know we could probably save time and money by cutting corners and providing cookie-cutter trips, but that’s not our style. We know that visiting Israel can and should be an amazing, life-changing experience for everyone who comes, and because the possibilities are endless, every tour deserves the time and effort required to create that amazing experience.
Meet our family
Owner & CEO
Bradley founded Dekel Tours in 2014 with a vision to create a personal travel concierge service for those looking to travel to Israel. Six years later, his successful boutique tour operations allow him to share his love and passion for the country with Dekel Tours clients from all over the world.
Bradley was born and raised in Southern California, where he spent most of his teen years involved in his local synagogue, NFTY, and other Jewish youth group activities. After a gap year in Israel during which he studied religious studies and modern-day Israel, he returned to the States to study Hotel Management and Hospitality at UNLV. During his time in Las Vegas, Bradley remained active in the local Jewish community, teaching Jewish Music and religious school and being an active participant at UNLV Hillel. After finishing his studies, he decided it was time to come back to Israel for good.
When he’s not busy exploring and sharing Israel with his guests, Brad spends time with his growing family and working on his golf game.
Director of Tourism
As Director of Tourism, LeeAnn heads our team of expert Tour Specialists. LeeAnn grew up in central New Jersey and studied comparative religion at Boston University…
On her first visit to Israel when she was 9-years-old, LeeAnn found particular interest in the country’s cat population. As she grew and continued visiting Israel, she discovered more and more to be fascinated by here. As a young adult, LeeAnn had the opportunity to come back to Israel several times as a teen tour leader before ultimately deciding to make Israel home.
LeeAnn now lives in Tel Aviv, where she loves the beach and active vibe and discovering new places to explore. She is interested in photography and theater (lighting design and stage managing) and loves to read, volunteer, and travel. Somehow, she’s balancing all of that with studying toward her MBA at Bar Ilan University.
Her favorite part of working at Dekel Tours is helping people create their dream trips and hearing about the impact their visits have had on their lives.
David is one of our friendly, dedicated Tour Specialists. David grew up in New York/New Jersey, dominating his neighborhood basketball and football games (or so he claims). David received his…
bachelor’s degree in Economics from Queens College, New York, and shortly thereafter joined the professional ranks as a medical supply chain consultant. After getting married and beginning to build their family, David and his wife fulfilled their lifelong dream of moving to the Holy Land, Eretz Israel.
David and his growing family recently moved Binyamina, where they enjoy the extra space and fresh air while cultivating their (impressive) backyard garden. In his limited free time (not much with 2 amazing boys), he continues to play sports, make music, and go outside as much as possible.
David has unquestionably found his calling at Dekel Tours, organizing Excel workshops and highly-competitive games of catch for the staff and working tirelessly to reunite bar mitzvah boys with their lost suits.
Natalie (Nat) is our resident Aussie Tour Specialist and master of organization. Originally from Sydney, Australia, Nat began her professional career as an events and operations manager in Melbourne….
She especially enjoyed working in the local Jewish and Zionist communities as well as with organizations dedicated to sustainable living. Nat found additional joy leading youth tours to Israel, with each trip finding it harder and harder to leave, until she finally realized that she was ready to make Israel her home. She made Aliyah in 2018 and spends as much time as possible enjoying the warm Israeli sunshine, beautiful natural landscapes, and endless opportunities to explore.
Since joining the Dekel Tours family, Nat has been charming us all with her Aussie accent and laid-back vibe, not to mention her impeccable spreadsheets.
Amy rounds out our team of expert Tour Specialists, sharing her nurturing spirit and quick wit with us and her Dekel Tours guests. Amy hails from Northampton, MA, and earned her BFA in Dance from SUNY Purchase…
Since making Aliyah with her family in 2010, she calls Zichron Ya’akov home. Amy loves people, and she leaves an indelible mark on everyone she meets; as a ballet teacher and certified lactation consultant, she has lovingly mentored everyone who is lucky enough to find their way to her.
Amy brings that same magical energy with her to the Dekel Tours family, where she finds joy in helping her guests truly connect with Israel. She keeps the staff calm and centered, reminding us all to breathe and laugh regularly.
As Head of our Media and Communications Department, Avital is the resident writer, content manager, and coffee machine expert. Avital was born in Israel but grew up in the Chicago area. As a member of Habonim Dror North America, she explored…
her Jewish roots, love of Israel, and passion for social justice and Tikkun Olam (healing the world). At DePaul University, Avital studied Religious Studies, focusing on the interplay of religion and politics. After spending the next decade as a teacher and community educator, Avital returned to Israel with her husband; they’ve since become the proud (and exhausted) parents of two incredible children.
After completing a masters degree in Learning Disabilites and Second Language Acquisition, Avital found her way to Dekel Tours, where she gets to put her talents for punctuation and word choice to good use. As the mother of two young children, Avital thankfully can’t remember what spare time is, let alone what she enjoyed doing with it.
Sally is the indispensable Dekel Tours Project Assistant. She spends most of her time in our Media and Communications Department, where she gets to use her talents as a graphic designer and photographer. Sally was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY…
but she made Aliyah to Israel at the tender age of 18. After serving in the IDF, Sally studied graphic design and discovered her penchant for creative organization projects. When she’s not out on a photo-shoot or enjoying time with friends and family, Sally loves being out in nature and discovering new places to hike and swim in Israel. She also enjoys looking for deals at the flea market, where she can regularly be found engaged in friendly bargaining matches with the local shopkeepers, who quickly realize they’re not dealing with an amateur.
Since joining the Dekel Tours Team, Sally has swept us off our feet with her gifted eye for detail, her warm and welcoming personality, and her sweet pup, Lucy.