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Dekel Tours is more than a tour company. We’re family.

About us

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, native English-speaking 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.

Bradley Lennox, 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. Almost ten 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.

LeeAnn Langer,
Chief Operating Officer

As COO, LeeAnn manages day-to-day operations and keeps our ship in shape. 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,…

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David Gross,
Director of Tourism

David heads up our team of 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…

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Avital Rachmilevitch,
Communications Director

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 …

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Mark Coleman,
Senior Tour Specialist

Hailing from Liverpool, England, Mark generously shares his British wit (and spelling) with the Dekel Tours Family while charming his clients with his accent and courteous demeanor Mark has called Israel home since 2008 but still gets excited when the plane touches down at Ben Gurion Airport after one of his frequent jaunts abroad. When he’s not out traveling the world, he can be found savoring the diverse flavors of…

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Jodie Schaverien,
Tour Specialist

Jodie, AKA “Sparkles,” grew up in London and moved to Israel with her family when she was a teenager. With her background in event planning and hospitality, she is a natural fit for the Dekel Tours Tourism Team, where she enjoys helping her clients turn their Israel travel dreams into reality.

Since Jodie joined our team, we’ve experienced a steep incline in…

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Samantha Hirsch,
Tour Specialist

When Samantha (Sam) joined the Dekel Tours Team as a tour specialist, she quickly proved herself to be a natural at designing private Israel tours for her clients. Of course, this makes perfect sense given her passion for DIY projects and deep love of Israel. With a background in logistics management and event planning, Sam has found tour management to be a great outlet for her creativity and problem-solving savvy. And while the…

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Nili Ehrlich,
Tour Specialist

Nili comes to Dekel Tours with a wealth of experience in tourism as well as a passion for helping people discover Israel and everything it has to offer visitors. Despite knowing the country like the back of her hand, Nili loves all the moments of discovery and joy that come with creating each unique Israel tour for clients. Since joining the Dekel Tours Team, she’s really enjoyed the feeling of being part of something bigger…

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Tamar Cohen,
Supplier Relations Manager

Tamar comes to Dekel Tours with a deep love and unmatched knowledge of Israel. A licensed tour guide, Tamar now finds an outlet for her passion for this country looking for off-the-beaten-path places to add to our clients’ custom-designed itineraries.

Originally from Hamilton, Canada she’s spent most of her life in Israel, but she hasn’t lost her native Canadian friendliness (or accent…

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Irina Zagorskaja,
Creative Designer

The Amazing Irina, as she’s known around the office, is busily revolutionizing our Media and Communications Department with her knack for graphic design and her incomparable efficiency. Originally from Russia, Irina traces her road to Israel through Ireland, Austria, and Lithuania.

With a master’s degree in International Marketing and Management and a passion…

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Zoe Vardi,
Digital Marketing Specialist

One of the newest members of the Dekel Tours Team, Zoe hails from London, England, and made Aliyah to Israel in 2021. Since she joined us, Zoe has been transforming both our digital presence and our general office vibe, proving that our own little British Invasion is here to stay. With a degree in sociology and a professional background in marketing, Zoe rounds out our Media and Communications team with her digital media…

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