Itsik’s Reflections

Itsik Sayag Headshot

Congregation Beth El and Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School

“My favorite place in Israel is Mishkenot Sha’ananim, the first Jewish neighborhood built outside the old city wall. There I can just relax in the breeze which captures the Jerusalem vibe perfectly, and enjoy the privilege of watching Mount Zion as I see the diverse and unique population walk by.”

Itsik, 28, born and raised in Tel Aviv, is the youngest of 5 brothers and sisters. His parents came to Israel from Syria. As a soldier in the IDF, Itsik served as a writer and director in the Israeli Home Front Command, directing advocacy and information materials as well as ceremonial and large-scale events. After leaving the army, he continued to develop his passion for film and completed a BA degree at the Sapir College in Sderot. Recently, Itsik lived and worked in Jerusalem, where he wrote, directed and produced a variety of different projects.