Yehudit Zicklin-Sidikman

Co-founder and CEO
El HaLev

Yehudit Zicklin-Sidikman is a motivational speaker who has taught thousands to connect with their inner strength. Her passion is teaching. She is a non-traditional educator with over 30 years in the field of special education, a Judo Sensei, a senior instructor of self-defense, holds an MBA and is a passionate philanthropist. Yehudit, now a fourth-degree black belt in Judo, loves telling that when she received her yellow belt she was so pregnant with her fifth child that she couldn’t tie it around her waist and had to wear it as a necktie. In 2003, Yehudit co-founded ElHaLev, an organization that supports women in the martial arts, teaches empowerment self-defense and endeavors to build safer communities by bringing these skills to women and children all over Israel. This year ElHaLev is reaching out internationally to both the Dominican Republic and Rwanda. 


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