Sandy Kuttler

  • Member of Kibbutz Sarid in the Jezreel Valley since 1988.
  • Born in Englewood, NJ; raised there and in South Florida.
  • Graduate of Israel Ministry of Tourism course for Tour Guides.
  • Masters in Social Work (MSW): Group Dynamics & Administration, Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University.
  • Bachelor of Arts: Philosophy and Religious Studies, Florida International University.
  • Day School educated in New Jersey and Florida.
Over 50 years experience in Israel and America working with individuals and groups in a wide variety of communities and age groups, including: UJC (UJA), Galilee College, Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, JNF, Alexander Muss Institute for Israel Education (formerly the Alexander Muss High School in Israel), USY, NFTY, B'nai Brith Hillel Foundations (campus director), Jewish Federations, Hadassah's Camp Judaea, March of the Living, Catholic Youth Organization, JCCs, Israeli Folk Dance, Reform, Conservative and Orthodox congregations, camps, schools and youth groups (USY, NFTY, Young Judaea, Hashomer Ha-Tza'ir, Blue Star Camps and Camp Ramah), United Nations Disengagement Observation Forces (UNDOF), Beit Rottenberg, Israel Youth Hostel Association, Jewish Agency (AZYF), an assortment of Israeli high tech companies and others. Formerly a Senior Lecturer at Galilee College and at Beit Ruttenberg.


Hi Sandy,

Well, we are back to reality after two of the most amazing weeks of our lives. Words cannot express to you how much we enjoyed having you show us Israel. There is no question how much you love what you do and the knowledge you shared with us will remain forever. The experience of this trip was priceless and I am so happy that you had the chance to share in our mitzvah. I hope the Zecher family will be remembered fondly and will join your repertoire of wonderful stories.

I am working on uploading the bar mitzvah photos and video and will send them to you soon.

Again, many thanks to you.


The Zecher's - Victoria, Richard, Rachel and Evan



Thanks so much for the wonderful memories I will have of Israel. You????? are an excellent tour guide. Your knowledge just amazes me.


Jeanette Ayers

Houston, TX



It's very hard to express how rich and wonderful a tour of Israel you provided my family. I can only think of an elaborate historic theater and stage-- viewing it on our own with a Frommers guidebook or such would have been like stumbling along in the dark bumping into things; but you were there to turn on the lights and show us the many marvels, history, intricacies. Wonders.

Thank you so much for helping us to feel welcome, engaged and enlightened even.(Think about it-- by the last day my 21-year-old- super-cynic was laughing; giggling even!) I wish you could have heard the comments last evening at dinner where my children reflect on this week in Israel-- like this blessed country itself, the visit has had deep meaning for all of us and there was much praise for you (my son walked back to the room after dinner and said "I miss Sandy already.")

Again, a heartfelt thank you to you from my family. Your many gifts made our visit so much more than we were ever expecting.

Sincerely yours,