Ayala Dvoretzky is a Senior Lector II in Hebrew and Coordinator of the Modern Hebrew Program. She developed and taught courses in Hebrew language in all levels, Israeli literature, film and culture. She created a web-based picture dictionary for Elementary Modern Hebrew, and an advanced level, on-line multi-media self-study reading module. Among her academic interests is the incorporation of media, especially film, popular music and poetry into the instruction of language, as pedagogical tools for in-class cultural exposure. She is interested in post–Holocaust reactions of the Israeli society as reflected in literature and film.