Although born to an American father and French mother, Shaia himself feels completely Israeli. As a licensed tour guide, he has been working with Israeli & American schools and families and Birthright groups since 2006. Shaia has been a teacher of Bible, Geography and History in a high school at Qetura in the Arava. He served in the IDF in a combat unit called Dochifat.
These days Shaia lives in Jerusalem with his wife and his dog Bagira. In his spare time he enjoys reading, playing soccer, squash, extreme sports and hiking in Israel and around the world. Shaia’s educational agenda is inspired by Hazal (the Rabbis of Israel) “derech erez kadma la-Tora” values and respect precede Torah. With that in mind, he believes in a meaningful and fun educational experience of Israel.