Professor Arieli-Chai, a native Israeli, is the coordinator of Hebrew Studies at HUC-JIR's Skirball Campus in Los Angeles and the Louchhhiem School of Jewish Studies at USC.
She specializes in language acquisition and language proficiency at different levels using authentic material for teaching modern Hebrew. She was trained by ACTFL (American Council on the teaching of foreign Language) as an oral language tester.
She received her MA in education from American Jewish University. Mrs. Arieli-Chai was trained in Second Language Acquisition through Iwa state university and was coordinator of a Hebrew language department in a Jewish day school. She also coordinated a student exchange program through the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles.