Ulpan (Hebrew) Instructor
From 2007 to 2014 Tzach Yokèd served as the U.S. Correspondent to Ma'ariv Newspaper, one of the largest news publications in Israel. During this time he wrote hundreds of political, human interest and business stories, covered two presidential elections and interviewed numerous prominent individuals including President Jimmy Carter, Secretary of State Colin Powell, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and Secretary of Defense William Cohen. Mr. Yokèd is currently a U.S. magazine writer for Ha’aretz newspaper where he contributes dozens of feature stories.
In 2014 Princeton University recruited Mr. Yokèd for a temporary teaching position as Hebrew and Israeli Media lecturer. Following this appointment, Mr. Yokèd joined Vassar College in NY as senior lecturer for Hebrew and Israeli Media. Concurrently, he was a part-time Hebrew teacher at Torah Academy of Bergen County (TABC). During the summer, Mr. Yokèd teaches Hebrew at Middlebury College’s world renowned intensive language program in Vermont.
Mr. Yokèd holds a dual B.A degree in Middle East Studies and International Relations from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He served as an officer in the IDF and mediator between Israeli and Palestinian forces. In addition to Hebrew, Mr. Yokèd is fluent in English and Arabic.