What is A.H.A.V.A?


A.H.A.V.A. – “English Learned in a Natural Method” – is the only non-profit organization in Israel dedicated solely to English literacy promotion among disadvantaged children, especially those living in geographically and socially peripheral areas of the country.

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What does A.H.A.V.A. do?

Gaila Cohen Morrison

A.H.A.V.A. was founded in 2000 by Gaila Cohen-Morrison, an experienced English teacher who was determined to provide affordable English education to marginalized communities.

A.H.A.V.A has developed a unique English literacy program for both native Hebrew and English speaking children. We provide effective English language instruction in Israel at a cost affordable to all socioeconomic levels. This goal is achieved via properly educated (and paid) teachers working in small 

 groups, with innovative and engaging educational materials.


In addition, A.H.A.V.A. builds libraries in schools in the Jerusalem area, and runs teacher training programs all over the country. Every year A.H.A.V.A. has a read-a-thon contest which encourages children to read and improve their English significantly.


Putting many years of experience together, A.H.A.V.A. has developed a unique reader for early readers of English as a foreign language, Reading Rocks!

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Teaching Israelis that "English Rocks"


Jerusalem Post, Jan. 29, 2015

A.H.A.V.A. holds Ma'ale Adummim Read-a-thon


Jerusalem Post, Jan. 16, 2013

A Record Book


Jerusalem Post, Jan 22, 2012

Kids Join to make Biggest Book in Israel


Ynetnews, Jan 24, 2012

Israel's Biggest Book in Ma'ale Adummim

Arutz Sheva, Jan 4, 2012

UK Rapper Launches Read-a-thon in Israel

Ynetnews, Feb 15, 2011

Working with the Bedouin


Ha'aretz, June 2009

Giving English New Meaning

​Jewish Press, Nov 7, 2007