Avraham (Avi) Elbaz
Director General of the Public Forum - Youth Villages, Welfare...
Rachel (Heli) Jecobs
CEO of the Kibbutz Nir David Tourism Corporation, Chairman of...
She divides her time between Moshav Sde Ilan in the Lower Galilee and Jerusalem with her partner, Yiska Oppenheim. She is the mother of Avishag, Ahinoam, Yotam and David, and grandmother of Gili. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, reading and being with her family.
Heli holds a bachelor’s degree in social sciences from the Open University, an MBA with a specialization in information systems (cum laude) and a master’s degree in legal studies from Bar-Ilan University. She is a fellow at Tel Aviv University’s “Connecting to Impact” program and the NCJW, graduate of an executive course for kibbutz industry managers, and is a certified ambassador of Conscious Capitalism Israel.
CEO of Almanara - Association for the Advancement of People...
Cheif Director at the Ziv Medical Center in Tsfat
Anan was born in Haifa, and later moved to Nazareth to work at the French Hospital. He is married to Dalal, a PhD student in Brain Sciences at the Technion and a professional singer. He has two children Lur and Hisham. In his free time Anan writes poetry, produces events, and exercises, mainly tennis and swimming. If he weren’t a doctor, Anan would have been a producer.
Anan holds an MD and MSC in molecular genetics from the Faculty of Medicine, both at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. As part of the INBAR Healthcare Management program, Anan is studying at Tel Aviv University towards an MBA degree, with a focus on health systems management.
Mayor of Kassifa Council
Iris serves as Deputy Director at Wolfson Medical Center. From 2015 to 2018 Iris took part at "Inbar" Program, during which she completed an MBA at Tel Aviv university and health care management Internship at Sheba Medical Center. From 2013 to 2015 Iris served as the deputy director of Internal Medicine Department at Sheba. Previously Iris focused on family medicine at the Meuhedet Health Services. Between 2011 - 2017, Iris has served as a group facilitator in a course on medical education and communications at the Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University. Medical Specialization: is is currently specializing in healthcare management following a specialization in internal medicine. She completed her internal medicine internship and specialization at the Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer.
Iris lives in Kiryat Ono with her husband Yoav and two sons.
Iris holds an MD from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a Masters in Healthcare Administration from Bar Ilan University. As part of the INBAR Healthcare Management program, Iris is is studying at Tel Aviv University towards an MBA degree, with a focus on health systems management.
Shmuel currently serves as Senior Deputy to Chief Economist, Israel Ministry of Finance. Previously he served as Head of Research, The National Economic Council, Prime Minister’s Office (NEC). The NEC is an advisory body to the Prime Minister and the Government that provides economic counsel and formulates socio-economic policies at the national level. Shmuel was responsible for integratingnew methodologies and research processes and oversees the NEC research team.Prior to that, he worked as a Senior Investigator at the Kohelet Forum and as an Analyst at the Rand Corporation based in the United States. Shmuel’s studies have focused on policy issues pertaining to pension savings in Israel, exporting energy, security industries, macro-economic policies andmethodologies for decision-making under conditions of uncertainty.Shmuel began his career in the public sector as a Senior Economist for the National Council for Economy and as an Economist in the Office of the Chief Accountant of the Ministry of Finance.
Shmuel lives in Jerusalem with his wife Ruth and children Raya and Shira. In his free time he studies Torah, travels and is learning how to ski.
Ph.D. in Policy Analysis from the Rand Institute in Santa Monica, United States. MA in Economics, and BA in Philosophy, Economics and Political Science, both from the Hebrew University
Liat has been Or Yehuda’s city engineer since 2018. In her role, she is responsible for planning the municipality’s jurisdiction, including advancing and planning the urban planning policy in accordance with the existing city as well as planning for the long-term. In addition, in accordance with the planning policy of the Tel Aviv metropolitan area, she works to promote comprehensive master plans, broad plans in all areas of the municipality’s planning, handling and promoting national infrastructure plans, managing plans for preferred housing complexes and translating them so that she issues building permits, formulating and preparing annual work plans for the engineering division. She then monitors implementation, improvement, infrastructure, accessibility and sustainability and business licensing. Liat also approves building plans.
In the past, Liat has held a number of other positions in local authorities, including serving as the director of the building licensing department in the Or Yehuda Municipality, as director of the Ashdod Municipality’s committee operations.
Liat began working in the local authorities as a licensing examiner, moving up the professional levels over the years. From her first position until today, she has been exposed to working with residents and has realized that it is always important for her to put the resident at the center and integrate him/her in the various planning processes, including creating shortened and simple processes for the residents in full transparency.
Liat is happily married to Shlomi and is the mother of four wonderful children: Moran, Rotem, Shahar and Kfir. While she was born in Haifa and still considers herself to have Haifa in her heart and spirit, she currently lives in Gan Yavne.
Liat enjoys being with her family, cooking and reading in her spare time.
Liat holds an MUE from the Technion and a BA in landscape architecture from the Technion.
Director of Educational Psychological Service, Department of Education Hura
Yaniv received his training in industrial engineering. After graduation he joined Sodastream and today serves as thenational operations manager including the oversight of four factories with over 1,500 employees. Yaniv managed the development and launch of Sodastream's flagship operations plant, which proudly carries the name "the Island of Peace" and is proof of the possibility of living together in peace and as one big happy family.
He is a fifth generation Jerusalemite and he currently lives with his wife Danna and their children Hila, Noam and Dvir. In his free time he enjoys traveling with family and one day aims to open a boutique winery.
Yaniv has a BA in industrial engineering from Ariel University.
Director of the Center for Teaching Staff Development, Ministry of...
Lea lives in Zichron Yaakov with her husband Yehuda and their children, Erez, Tomer and Oren. In her free time, she enjoys playing Newcomb ball.
Lea has a graduate degree in public policy for managers (magna cum laude) from Tel Aviv University and an undergraduate degree in science education from Levinsky College of Education. She graduated from a certificate program in managing innovative education systems, a certificate program managing education departments and a board of directors training course.
Since 2015, Sami has been the director of the education department of the Tur’an Local Authority. In this position he is responsible for the education system in Tur’an, outlining community education policy, formulating and operating educational projects from preschool through 12th grade, integrating work in formal and informal education.
Sami lives in Tur’an. He is married to Iman and is the father of three children: Tamar, Lamar and Ward. In his free time, he enjoys hiking in nature and working in agriculture.
Sami holds a master’s in management from the University of Haifa and two bachelor’s degrees: The first in education from Ben Gurion University, and the second in social work from Bar-Ilan University. He also has a teaching certificate from Oranim College.
A social activist in the fields of charity and promoting weak sectors of society, Adel is involved in special programs which aim to assist the general society and specifically focus on weak parts of the society. He promotes work to prevent home accidents in the Arab society.
Adel lives in the village of Daburiyya, which sits at the foot of the beautiful Tavor. He is married to Yasmine, who is a pharmacist by profession and whom he met at work. They are the parents of two sons and a lovely daughter. In his free time, Adel does woodworking, plays sports and writes poetry.
Adel obtained his BA in nursing from Hadassah Ein Kerem and his MA in nursing from Haifa University. He specialized in oncology and clinical guidance at Meir Hospital. He holds an MBA from Tel Aviv University and is a graduate of the Safed College Director Program.
Director of Training and Development in Local municipalities, Ministry of...
Arik serves as Treasurer, Bnei Brak Municipality. Prior to that, he served as Director of Finance and Human Resources in the Bnei Brak Municipality. Arik plays a key role in creating and implementing policy and is also head of the municipal steering committee managing organizational change and financial health. From 2000 to 2004, Arik was Vice President of Finance and Director of Human Resources at ‘Amidar’, the State housing company. Arik is involved in a number of voluntary activities. He lectures municipal training programs for urban renewal and regeneration processes on behalf of the Ministry of Interior. He also serves as a financial mentor for two nonprofit organizations: ‘Yad L’Achim’ and ‘Refua VeChaim’. Arik serves his military reserve duty as the head of economics in a specialized unit in the Northern Command.
Arik is married and has five children. In his spare time he studies, reads and travels around Israel.
Arik has a Master's Degree in Public Policy from Tel-Aviv University and a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, majoring in Accountancy and IT systems from 'The College of Management Academic Studies' (COMAS). In addition Arik graduated a senior management course at the Bnei Brak municipality and holds a .Diploma in General
Director of the Haifa and Western Galilee Ultra-Orthodox Sector in...
Moshe lives in Haifa with his wife and their seven children. In his free time, he enjoys studying with friends and volunteering as a senior paramedic for United Hatzalah in both Rambam Hospital in Haifa and in Ezer Mizion.
Moshe is currently in his second year of a multidisciplinary BA at the Univerity of Haifa. He is a certified paramedic and emergency responder and has received certification in a number of training programs ranging from religious studies to large event management and vlunteer coordination.
Efrat is the Deputy Director of the ‘Cadets for Civil Service’ program of the Civil Service Commission in partnership with the Prime Minister’s Office and the Ministry of Finance. The program aims to create a bank of managerial talent, bringing change to the Civil Service. Efrat's role is to formulate and implement long term, strategic plans for the participants' professional advancement in the public sector, from admission as candidates through consolidating and implementing placement policies targeted at maximizing the program's potential and its contribution to the State of Israel. Earlier, Efrat was a Parliamentary Assistant and Senior Advisor to the Minister of the Environment. Efrat served in an intelligence unit during her military service.
Efrat lives in Moshav Even Sapir near Jerusalem. In her spare time she hikes, writes and enjoys photography.
Efrat has Master's and Bachelor's degrees in Political Science and Jewish History from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
In 2004, Libby was among the founders of Talpiot – a nearshore activity of Matrix Global for ultra-orthodox women, which today serves more than 70 clients and employs over 900 employees. Currently, Libby is the chief operating officer of Matrix Global (Talpiot), Matrix Testing and Automation and TopQ. Previously, she was the manager of the IT department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where she was responsible for IT in the Ministry and in over 100 consulates abroad.Libby is a member of the Council of the Bishvilech Organization for Women’s Health, and of the Haredi Institute for Public Affairs.
Libby was born in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of Rabbi Aryeh Libby – a Rosh Yeshiva and Esther Bakst – an educator. Libby immigrated to Israel in 1981. In the beginning she lived in Hadera, and currently lives in Jerusalem. She is married to David and is the mother of six children and many grandchildren. Libby greatly enjoys crafting, reading, and spending quality time with her family.
Libby holds a bachelor's from Thomas Edison College in the US. She has also completed courses in technology and management, including a course for chief information system administrators.
VP of Business Development, Afifi Group
Meir assumed his current position in 2018. Previously, he managed the City Without Violence Program for the Ministry of Public Security, working to facilitate
connections and trust between the city’s leadership and law enforcement. For five years, Meir and his wife managed a shelter for ultra-Orthodox at-risk adolescents at the Kiryat Ha’yeled boarding school. Meir continues to teach life skills workshops for ultra-Orthodox youth in partnership with JDC Israel.
Meir, his wife, and their four children live in Jerusalem. He is a culinary enthusiast and enjoys poetry.
Meir has an MA in Public Policy from the School of Management at Hebrew University of Jerusalem as well as a BA in Business Management with a focus on funding and stock exchange from Ono Academic Center. Meir is a graduate of JDC Israel’s program training life skills coaches.
Previously, Yael served as a welfare and national insurance coordinator at the Ministry of Finance's Budget Department. In this role, she was responsible for designing and implementing policies and budgeting in the areas of welfare, immigrant absorption and national insurance.
Yael has an undergraduate degree in economics and political science from Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Bassam Said Ahmed
Entrepreneur of projects and development of regional growth engines, and...
Bassam lives in Sakhnin. He is married to Amal, a teacher in special needs education, and the father of four.
Bassam has a bachelor’s degree in business management and finance. He has trained in different management and internal audit in local councils studies, as well as in group guidance and training.
Deputy Director Of The Employment And Vocational Training Administration, Ministry...
Married to Odaya, Eilon is the father of Noam, Evyatar and Alma. He lives in Tzur Hadassah and enjoys camping and spending quality time with his wife and children.
Eilon obtained his bachelor’s degree in law and his master’s degree in public policy, both from the Hebrew University.
Director of the Transportation Division, Eastern Negev Cluster. Founder of...
Yossef lives in the Bedouin settlement of Kuseife located in Israel’s Negev region. He is married with four children. In his spare time, he enjoys exercising and going for trips in the countryside.
Yossef has an MA in Education, with a focus on special needs. He also holds a BA from Kaye Academic College in Beer Sheva in addition to multiple certifications in education.
CEO of the Rahat Economic Company
Mahmud holds a master’s degree in management and public policy as well as a bachelor’s degree and a teaching certificate in chemistry, all from the Ben Gurion University of the Negev.
Lina joined the Wadi Attir Project in 2016 as director of organization, methods and resource development. The Wadi Attir Project is an initiative of a Bedouin community in the Negev desert, establishing a sustainable farm model that leverages Bedouin traditional values, know-how and experience with The Sustainability Laboratory’s signature approach to development. In 2017 her position expanded to include management of the project’s dairy operation. In February 2018 she was chosen as CEO of the project.
Lina holds a Master of Science in industrial engineering and management and a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering, both from the Sami Shamoon College of Engineering.
Muhammad is an internal auditor in two local councils in the Bedouin community. He examines the organizational and financial conduct of the local councils, and serves as an organizational and financial consultant to the heads of the local councils. In his role, Muhammad uses an organizational perspective aimed to provide optimal and effective services.Muhammad is a member of the audit committee at al-Fanar Company, a company acting to direct, employ and integrate young men and women from the Bedouin community in the job market. He was one of the first teachers in the Bedouin community to prepare high school students for the five-unit mathematics matriculation exam in order for them to be able to study science and technology in academia.He was also a mentor in nonprofit organizations for education for women and girls in the Bedouin community on their way to higher education.
Muhammad lives in Lakiya with his wife and five children. He enjoys participating in actions that will change the face of society.
Muhammad has an MA in industrial management, another MA in administration and public policy, and a BSc in mathematics. He has a mathematics teacher’s certificate for high schools.
Alegra has served as CIO of Amdocs, an international company that develops solutions for the largest communication providers in the world, since the end of 2019. In her role, she is responsible for all of the company's information technologies, infrastructure and information security. As part of her role, she manages over 1,000 developers and engineers from all around the world. She places an emphasis on diversity in the employment of workers and she takes part in collaborative projects with various communities in Israel (including working with the ultra-Orthodox population, Druze women, a site in Nazareth and more).
Married to Uri, Alegra is the mother of Noa, Yoav, Yonatan and Evyatar. She has lived in Tel Aviv all her life, and enjoys running, walking in nature and on the beach, and doing treks all around the world.
Alegra has a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and management from the Technion. She also holds a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) from Tel Aviv University.
Ali currently serves as the Medical Director of the Southern District at the Clalit Healthcare Services. Before that Ali served as the director of the Southern Negev administration, at the Clalit Healthcare Services Southern District.Previously, Ali managed Clalit Healthcare Services clinic in Rahat for 5 years, and the Clalit Healthcare Services clinic in Tel-Sheva .He spent the seven years prior working as a family physician.Ali serves as a board member at Israeli Medical Association (IMA) and their Ethics Chamber. Over the past decade, Ali has taken on various volunteer leadership roles at the southern district medical council and Clalit Healthcare Services national offices.Medical Specialization -Ali is specializing in healthcare management following a residency in family medicine. He completed his residency at Soroka University Medical Center and Youd Alef clinic in Beer Sheva, and his internship at Soroka.
Ali was born in the village of Kasser Alsar, and currently lives in Meitar with his wife and five children. If he were not a doctor, he would be a tour guide.
Ali holds an MD from Verona University in Italy and an MPH from Ben Gurion University in the Negev. As part of the INBAR Healthcare Management program, Ali is pursuing an MBA at Tel Aviv University with a focus on healthcare systems administration.
Raaje has served as the Principal of the ORT Abu Talul school since 2012. Abu Talul is located in a Bedouin agricultural township in the Negev desert. Raaje has spent his professional career as a teacher,educator and grassroots organizer in the Beduoin community. He currently works as an academic counselor supporting high performing Bedouin youth. In the past Raaje has served as a youth guide, coordinator and developed programming and training for the Daroma Idan community in the Negev. He also served as parole officer for the Hura local council and in this role he led programs to educate parents and teachers on the high dropout rate and developed programs to encourage continuingeducation. Raaje began his professional career as a teacher and educator at the El Amal School for Bedouin children. Raaje is a founder of the Kochavei Midbar, Desert Stars, nonprofit organization, focused on empowering high performing Bedouin youth through leadership training and development.
Raaje lives in an unrecognized Bedouin village near Hura in southern Israel. In his free time he engages in sports, mainly running.
MA in Educational Counseling and MA in Conflict Management and Resolution. BA in Education and Geography, Levinsky College and BEd from Kaye College for Education.
Jaber Abu Alkian
Authority Supervisor, Ministry of Education, Social and Youth Administration, South...
Previously Jaber lived in the past in Um Elhiran. He recently moved to Hura. He is married and a father of four boys. Jaber is an avid sports fan, he especially enjoys football and basketball, and likes nature and hiking.
Jaber has a Doctorate of Educational Administration from Yarmouk University Arbad Jordan, a master’s and bachelor’s degree in geography and environmental development, both from Ben Gurion University. In addition, he holds certificates in teaching, specifically geography, Shalach and Land of Israel studies.
Director of the Employment Bureau Rahat, Israel Employment Service
Amin lives in Rahat and has two children, Atzil and Rittel.
Amin holds a BA and MA in public administration from Sapir Academic College. He also has a certificate in volunteer coordination from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. He is a graduate of the Israel Leadership institute.
Sagit previously served as Deputy Director of Reuth Medical & Rehabilitation Hospital. Prior to that, she served as the acting Head of the Policy Planning Department at the Ministry of Health, as part of a board certified fellowship in healthcare management.In 2009, Sagit was on the founding team for the Center for Acute Treatment for Victims of Sexual Assault at Hadassah Hospital. In this role, Sagit was responsible for setting up the information center, fundraising, recruiting volunteers and ensuring that treatment was accessible and effective for victims. Together with her team, Sagit developed a comprehensive model for treating sexual assault victims—putting the victim at the center of the therapeutic process. Sagit is one of the leading trainers of the model that ensures more effective care for victims.Previously, she served as the Head of the Women’s Health Center at Misgav Ladach Hospital, and as the Head of the Gyno-Oncology Ambulatory Service at Hadassah Medical Center.As part of her social activism, Sagit has worked for more than eight years for Physicians for Human Rights. She was also active in the Hadassah Doctors Union and went on to serve as the Chairperson. In the past Sagit initiated and set up a six-year program for preventing dangerous behaviors and encouraging healthy sexual relations in junior high and high schools in Maccabim-Reut.Sagit specializes in healthcare management and completed her residency in gynecology and obstetrics. She completed her specialization in oncological-gynecology at Sapienza University of Rome and the Umberto Primo Hospital, also in Rome. She is a graduate of the School of Medicine at Ben Gurion University. She spent her internship and most of her specialization at the Edith Wolfson Medical Center and the Hadassah Ein Kerem University Hospital.
Director of the Academic Track at the College of Management
Benny lives in Tel Mond. He likes sports and plays basketball in his free time, he enjoys hiking in nature and finding new places in Israel and around the world.
Benny has an MA in public policy from Tel Aviv University and an interdisciplinary BA in social sciences from Bar Ilan University and from Holon Institute of Technology. He is also a fellow of the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fellowship Fund for Better Government, School of Government and Policy, Tel Aviv University.
CEO and Founder, Inclu- Inclusive schools and kindergartens
Foad has served as the director of the Rahat Community Center since 2015. Rahat is home to over 70,000 people including unrecognized residents, and over 25,000 students. The community center serves as the operational wing of the informal education system with a 20 million shekel budget. Foad oversees operations and programs targeted to children, young people, women as well as Rahat’s senior citizens. Previously, Foad founded and worked for the Rvian employment centers. Earlier in his career Foad worked as a math teacher in Rahat’s secondary school.
Foad is the eldest son in a family of 11 siblings. He lives in Um Namala, north of Rahat with his wife and their four children, Lian, Jihad, Ba’ha, and Mohammad.
Foad has an MA in public policy management from Sapir Academic College, and a BA from Ben Gurion University of the Negev.
Coordinator for Arab Programming and Director of the “Chicago” Center,...
Fatten lives in Lod with her family.
BA in Arabic and History and a teacher’s certificate from the Beit Berl College. She is currently studying for an MA in Conflict Management and Resolution.
Director of the Education Department in the city of Ariel
Erez lives in Jerusalem is married and has four children. He enjoys education and loves sports and hiking.
Erez is currently completing his Master's Degree in Jewish Education from the 'Melton Center for Jewish Education' at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His Bachelor's degree from Bar-Ilan University is in Educational Administration and Political Science. In addition Erez graduated a course in school management for principles through of the Ministry of Education and the 'Avney Rosha' institute, as well as an annual course for better understanding, learning and developing pluralism in Judaism in Israel on behalf of the 'Gvanim Program'.
Mayor of Hod Hasharon
Editor of the Media Review Perspective website, author of the...
Co-CEO, Sikui-Opok Association for Equality and Partnership
Nowadays, Waffa is the youth director of Al-Kasom Regional Council.
Previously Waffa managed the youth department in Lakiya. She managed all the informal education programs
and activities that were designed to support the youth's development.
Wafa has a BA in health systems management
CEO of AJIC - Negev Institute
Sliman was born in the village of Tel Elmaleh and today, lives in the town of Kuseife. He is married to Miada and is the father of five children: Ibrahim, Miar, Silin, Jori and Muhamad. In his free time, he enjoys reading, spending time with his family and sports.
Sliman holds a master’s in public policy from the executive program at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, a bachelor’s in Hebrew literature and Jewish history from Ben Gurion University in the Negev, and a teaching certificate in education and Arabic language. In addition, he has participated in many professional development programs and courses in Management.
From 2016 to 2018, Amos was the head of the Judea & Samaria and Jerusalem Division within the ministry and was a member of the inter-ministerial team on the government’s resolution on reducing socioeconomic disparities and economic development of East Jerusalem. Today he is the director of the Southern Division.
Before joining the ministry, he was an advisor to mayors and CEOs and a lecturer on the State of Israel and the ultra-Orthodox. In addition, he was head of the youth division and CEO of the Hakshiva NGO that supported at-risk children and youth in Beit Shemesh.
Amos lives in Beit Shemesh. He is married to Ortal and is a father to seven wonderful children. In his free time, he studies the Torah and enjoys cooking.
Amos holds a bachelor’s degree in special education and a master’s degree in public policy from the Hebrew University.
Dalit Porat Ben Amy
Padeh Poria Medical center: Head - Oral Medicine Unit. Medical...
Over the past year, Rida has been senior partner and a co-founder of Anbusi & Co. law firm which specializes in criminal law and public defense. Simultaneously, since 2013, Rida has been a director in the government company for tourism and has served as the director of its board’s project committee.Prior to this, from 2005 to 2013, he worked as an attorney in the central district branch of the State’s Attorney's Office, where he managed criminal proceedings in the Magistrates and District Courts. Rida was the first Arab citizen to serve as a prosecutor in the general attorney office -Tel Aviv district. In 2012, Rida served as member of the program for the development of leadership for democracy in the US Ministry of Foreign Affairs.Since 2011, Rida has served as a member of the National Council of the Bar Association and as the Vice Chairman of the Advisory Board to the Committee of Judicial Appointments of the Bar Association. Rida is an elected member of the Israeli bar general assembly, Deputy Chairman of the National Bar Prosecutors Committee and Law Review editorial staffer. Rida is also a founding member of the “Invitation to University” program at Tel Aviv University and the Rabin Center for Israel Studies, which encourages young people from the Arab community and new immigrants to integrate into higher education.
Currently resides in Baqa Al-Gharbiyye
Rida holds a LLB from the Buchman Law School - Tel Aviv University, a LLM (cum laude) from the University of California and Tel Aviv University, a BA in political sciences from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a BA in economics from the Tel Aviv University.
Finnacial Manager, Karmiel Municipality Department of Finnacial
Anna established and currently manages TikTok Israel’s Mid-Market department.
In her previous role, which she held for nine years, Anna worked at eBay as head of the Business Development and Operations Division in Israel and Emerging Markets.
Anna established and managed eBay's International Business Development System in Emerging Markets, a system designed to make e-commerce and digital transformation accessible to tens of thousands of global businesses.
Anna lectures in Israel and around the world on e-commerce and digital marketing as global growth engines for businesses, and is also active in the fields of social action for the integration of women in technological professions and for social mobility.
Anna lives in Tel Aviv, is interested in technology, education and management, and enjoys traveling in Israel and around the world.
Anna obtained a B.Sc in industrial engineering and management from the Technion.
Tal Adiv – Arad
Chief Psychiatrist, Ministry of Welfare
Tal lives in Herzliya. She is married to Tzachi and is the mother of Amit and May. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and sports.
Tal holds and MD from the University of Milan in Italy. In the framework of the INBAR program, Tal is studying for an MBA with a specialization in healthcare systems management at Tel Aviv University.
Arad is a psychiatrist and a psychogeriatrician who manages the Mental Health Administration at the Meuhedet HMO. He deals with developing tenders together with databases and develops alternative frameworks for psychiatric hospitalization.
Arad is married and is the father of four. He lives in Ramat Gan. In his spare time, he enjoys kayaking on the sea and playing the drums. He loves to cook and eat, and knows how to judge a good wine.
Arad graduated with honors in medical studies from the Technion, with a master's degree in health systems administration and a diploma in health systems administration from Tel Aviv University. He is a graduate of a three-year certificate with a focus on the psychiatry of old age. He serves as a professor in the Department of Community Mental Health at the University of Haifa. His research focuses are on schizophrenia, autism, dementia and suicide.
Yodfat Afek Arazi
CEO City of Bat Yam
Yodfat lives in Jerusalem is married and has two daughters. She is a fan of cinema.
Yodfat has an LL.M Degree with ,Honors from Bar-Ilan University and a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Political Science from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Yodfat graduated the 'Cadets for Public Service' program for outstanding students at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, in collaboration with the Commission and 'Atidim'
Avishalam has served as the Zikhron Ya’akov local council treasurer since 2014. He manages the council’s budget as well as all routine management. Previously, Avishalom worked in the private sector, providing services and support for local councilsas well as for a major communications brand as both a region and sector manager.
Avishalom lives in Zikhron Ya’akov with his wife and three daughters.
Avishalom holds an MBA and BA in Communications, both from the University of Haifa.
Member of Knesset, Shas Party
Moshe lives in Petah Tiqva with his wife Keren and their five children
Moshe graduated from the Nahalat David Yeshiva in Petah Tiqva. After being ordained as a rabbi, Moshe started to study law in the ultra-Orthodox campus of Ono Academic College, where he earned both an undergraduate degree and a graduate degree in law (magna cum laude). He is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Haifa and previously held a clerkship at the Ramle Magistrate Court.
Consultant and mentor systems and educational institutions in policy planning,...
Uri is 44 years old, originally from Tel Aviv and father of Lia and Adi. He loves Israeli music, enjoys singing and, when no one is looking, he plays acoustic guitar. Uri spends what little free time he has reading and watching TV.
Uri is a senior lecturer, with a PhD in public administration from the Tel Aviv University, a master’s degree (with distinction) and a BA in public administration. He studied education at Kibbutzim College and holds a teaching certificate in history with a specialization in Hebrew Literature. Uri studied organizational development at Bar Ilan University and psychodrama with a specialization in art at Bar Ilan’s School of Education.
Architect and urban planner, consultant and project manager for planning...
Areej lives in Majd-al Krum. She and her husband A’ehd have three children Adden, Mahdi, and Mohammad. SHe enjoys traveling with her family around the world and studying.
Areej holds an MA in management and education planning from the Center for Academic Studies in Or Yehuda. She has a BA in architecture and urban planning from the Technion and has participating in numerous training courses with a focus on urban planning in Arab settlemtents.
Hadar Gur Arie
VP of Marketing, Mako Group
Hadar holds a BA in advertising and communication from NYIT.
Hadar lives in Mitzpe Ramon with her husband and two children
An officer in the Medical Corps and a doctor at...
Liat Amar Arran
Representative of the Jewish Agency in South Africa and director...
Liat lives in Eliav, a residential community for both religious and secular residents that she helped found. She lives there with her husband Biko (Tzvika) and three children Yali, Orya and Neta.
Ph.D. in Social Psychology, where her thesis focused on relationships between Sephardic Jews and Arabs and an MA (magna cum laude) in Organizational Psychology, both from Ben Gurion University. BA in Bio-Psychology from the Hebrew University.
CEO of Kikar HaShabbat website
Since 2014, Sami has worked at the Kav Mashve Organization and leads processes of training and development designed to prepare and integrate Arabs with academic degrees into the labor market. Previously, for four years, Sami started, established and managed Ofek-Human Capital, a human resources and placement firm.During his career, Sami has held a variety of positions including management roles in leading companies such as Cellcom and Intel.Currently, as part of his work at Kav Mashve, Sami is considered a sought-after lecturer among many employers in Israel on topics of the cultural-employment characteristics of the Arab community and adapting recruitment and onboarding processes to support organizational diversity goals.
Sami is married to Amal and is the father of wonderful daughters: Visal, Duniya, Miada and Tala. He loves the music of Umm Kulthum and Fairuz.
Sami holds a master’s from the executive program in labor studies at Tel Aviv University, and a bachelor's in middle eastern history and Hebrew comparative literature from the University of Haifa. He also completed a certificate in group facilitation in organizations from the University of Haifa.
Treasurer of the Galilee and Valleys Cluster
Reem lives in Yafa-an-Naseriyye with her husband and two children. She is a member in the parent teacher association in her village. In her spare time she enjoys swimming.
Reem has a BA in finance and business management from the Open University and is a graduate of the Collman College of Management. She is a certified accountant.
Asaf is the founder and CEO of Moona – Space for Change and has served as CEO since 2013. Moona is focused on project-based learning technology and works with participants to build PBL skills as well as soft skills (ability, responsibility, teamwork and more). Asaf served as a combat pilot in the Israeli air force for 27 years followed by five years in the Israeli Aerospace Industries.
Asaf lives in Yuvalim. He is father of three.
Asaf has an MBA degree from the Ono Academic College, a bachelor’s degree in law from the Interdisciplinary Center Hertzlyia and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Haifa.
In his current role, Asaf oversees the establishment of transportation infrastructure amounting to tens of billions of shekels in large projects throughout the State of Israel. These projects range from heavy rail to metro, light rail in metropolitan areas, and development of road and public transport projects in urban and interurban areas. Before assuming his current position, Asaf held a number of roles in the Ministry of Finance, such as defense establishment coordinator and administrative ministry reference.
A Ramat Gan resident, Asaf is married to Dafna and is the father of Daniella and Noa.
Asaf obtained his bachelor’s degree in economics and accounting from Tel Aviv University and a master's degree in business administration with a specialization in finance from the Hebrew University.
Asaf is a journalist and a presenter of the radio program "Kalman Liberman" on Kan radio, which broadcasts every morning to about 500,000 listeners. The program deals with daily current events in Israel and around the world and hosts influential Israeli guests such as politicians, economists, security officials and more.
Asaf also leads the investigative program "Real Time" on Kan’s television channel, as well as the weekly political program "Everything is Political".
In the past, he held a number of journalistic and managerial positions at Galei Tzahal radio station, including presenting the station's morning news and serving as deputy head of the station’s news department.
Today he is also a lecturer in journalism at Ariel University and broadcasts a music show on Kan radio.
A resident of Tel Aviv, Asaf is married to Iris and is the father of Be’eri (three years old) and Evyatar (one). In his free time, he enjoys playing chess and playing the piano.
Asaf obtained a bachelor’s degree in economics and theater from Tel Aviv University and holds a master’s degree in law from Bar-Ilan University.
Asaf has managed the fields of education and higher education in the Ministry of Finance’s Wages and Employment Agreements Department since May 2016. In his position, he is responsible for determining the wage and employment conditions of teachers in the education system, and senior, junior and administrative staff in higher education institutions.
Among other things, he is involved in promoting reforms in the education system and leading negotiation processes with teachers' organizations and faculty organizations in the higher education system. He carries this out in collaboration with senior officials in the Ministry of Education, the Council for Higher Education, academic institutions, the Knesset, the government and the OECD. In his previous position, he was an economist in the department, responsible for the defense system and the Ministry of Transportation.
Asaf was born and raised in Beit Oved, and he currently lives in Tel Aviv with his partner Ayala. He enjoys traveling in Israel and around the world as much as his work allows. He is interested in current events, logic puzzles, and – before COVID-19 – watching Hapoel Tel Aviv games.
Asaf is a doctoral student at the School of Political Science at Tel Aviv University, where he is writing a research paper on the involvement of workers' organizations in promoting government reforms. He holds an MBA from the Hebrew University, and a bachelor's degree in economics and international relations with honors from the Hebrew University.
Mohamad Abu Ashiba
Atir CEO and Program Development Manager at the Tamam Group
Mohamad grew up in the town of Abu Qrenat until the age of 15. He moved to Beer Sheva and studied at the Omer Comprehensive High School. Currently he lives in Abu Qrenat. He is married with two sons and a daughter. In his free time, he enjoys fitness training.
Mohamad holds a master’s in business management and organizational consulting from the Peres Academic Center and a bachelor's in management and public policy from Sapir Academic College.
former, Director of Municipal Elections Department, Ministry of Interior
Anat lives in Mevasseret Zion with her husband Yair and children Amit, Yuval and Aviv
MA in Organizational Counseling (cum laude) and BA in Sociology (magna cum laude), both from the Hebrew University.
Head of the Socio-Economic Development Authority for the Ultra-Orthodox Sector,...
Roi lives in Rehovot. He is married and is the father of three children. In his free time, he plays the accordion (a little) and likes to play computer games.
Roi holds a master’s and bachelor’s and in international relations and political science from Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He is currently completing a degree in economics from the Open University.
Assaf runs the department which oversees all of Discount Bank’s financial operations (cash, clearing, means of payment, handling customer orders and more), as well as the the bank's logistical operations (from Kiryat Shmona to Eilat -- real estate, construction and maintenance, security and safety). The department is made up of about 550 bank employees and another 450 external, non-bank employees.
In addition, for the past four years, Assaf has served as CEO of Discount Leasing, which is establishing the Discount Campus in Rishon LeZion. The campus will house Discount Group’s headquarters and approximately 4,500 employees from Discount, Cal and Mercantil in about two years. In addition to housing the group’s offices, the campus will also include Discount and Cal’s technology centers.
Assaf lives in Haniel, in Emek Hefer. He is married to Adi, a doctor, and is the proud father of Shira, Maya and Yael.
A lawyer by training and by profession, Assaf completed his LLB (bachelor’s degree in law) at Tel Aviv University.
Since 2013, Abed has been the VP of the Reut Institute. In this position, he is responsible for strategic and business development, financial management and ongoing operations, and leads a team to advance innovation in an era of rapid. Previously, Abed was the deputy finance director of the organization, team leader for strategic advancement for the hi-tech industry in Israel, and team leader for economic-social development of the periphery. In the framework of that position, he led a collective impact process for socio-economic development in the Western Galilee.Abed is active in the Collective Impact Partnership for Arab employment and a member of the Board of Directors of the Moona Project – a technology space to advance hi-tech in the Arab community.
Abed is originally from Arraba in the north. He lives in Givatayim and is married to Hatam.
Abed holds a master’s in economics and a bachelor's (with honors) in economics and business management – both from the University of Haifa. He is a graduate of the Mahalach Foundation program for creating profitable units in non-profit organizations; the Migrash program for leading change through collective impact; the Hashikma program – for leadership and sustainability, and also completed two years of an internship in socio-economic policy in the Milken Institute Fellows program.
Director of the Rahat A. Family Health Center and Chairman...
Moflah was born in Gan Yavneh and lives in the city of Rahat. He is married to Iman, a high school teacher and is the father of four children – one girl and three boys.
Moflah received his MD from the University of Kiel in Germany, and his Master of Public Health (MPH) from Ben Gurion University of the Negev. In the framework of the INBAR program, Moflah is studying for his MBA with a specialization in healthcare systems management at Tel Aviv University.
CEO, Lod municipality
Aharon lives in Lod. He is married to Shimrit and is the father of four: Neria, Dvir, Matan and Tahel. In his free time, he participates in running groups.
Aharon is an electronics and computer technician. He has a master’s in law and a bachelor's in political science – both from Bar-Ilan University.
Chief of Staff of the Prime Minister's Office
Ilan serves as Director of the Social Welfare Office at the 105 Hotline - the National Child Protection Line. Previously Ilan served as the Director of the Ministry of Social Services of 'Maor' affairs. Prior to this position, Ilan served as a district superintendent in the Child and Youth Service in the southern district of the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Social Services. In this role, he oversaw welfare department managers and leading teams who support children and youth. His guidance was both professional and budgetary, and included consideration of establishment of comprehensive treatment solutions. Before that, Ilan served as Head of the Department for Social Services in the Shafir Regional Council.
Ilan lives in Moshav Nehusha in Hevel Adulam with his wife and five children.
Ilan has an MA (2004) and a BA (1996) in social work, both from Bar Ilan University. Ilan also finished CBT psychotherapy certificate studies (2016).
Avner serves as the VP, marketing & sales and as a management team member at the Center for Educational Technology, a public benefit company. In the framework of his role, he is in charge of a wide variety of activities, including identifying needs in the education system, promoting and implementing company products and services in schools, and leading partnerships and activities with different bodies and departments in the Ministry of Education. Avner began working in education after working at Pelephone, where he managed the end equipment division in the marketing department.
Avner is married to Yifat and is the father of Adi, Roee and Maayan. He lives in Ramat Gan. He starts every day by swimming in the sea or in a pool, and his ideal vacation is with a good book at a beach in the Sinai Peninsula.
Avner obtained his MBA from Heriot Watt University and his bachelor’s degree in economics and accounting at Rupping College.
Board Member, Nirim Foundation. CEO, Taga Urbanic
Shlomi lives in Or Akiva, is married to Michal and a father of five. He loves sports, studying history and political processes.
Shlomi has a Master's Degree in Political Science and a Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration, both from the University of Haifa.
Since 2019, Yehuda has been the manager of the Southern Degion of the Settlement Division. In this role, he is entrusted with developing the rural space in the Negev in terms of planning physical, economic and social development in order to promote demographic and community growth.
In his previous positions at the Settlement Division, Yehuda managed the Ayalot, Ramat Negev and Gaza Envelope spheres, and implemented government decisions to help support former Gush Katif settlers, as well as establishing youth villages in the Negev.
Before this, Yehuda oversaw community development in the Negev amd established the Shfael Sphere to develop and establish urban communities.
In the social field, he has previously worked with immigrants from Ethiopia while establishing various activity frameworks for immigrants at the Hulda caravan site and in the Kiryat Moshe neighborhood in Rehovot.
Yehuda is married and has four children. He has been a member of the group that renewed the community of Retamim in the Negev since 2007, and he has lived in the community since then. In his free time, Yehuda enjoys reading, studying gmara, running, and bike riding through the Negev.
Yehuda holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from Bar-Ilan University and an MBA from Ben Gurion University. He has also studied at various yeshivot.
Director General of the Infrastructure, Housing and Construction Division, Solel...
Ayman has served as the assistant to the mayor of Kuseife since February 2019. In his role, he is in charge of the field of employment. In this framework, he meets with entrepreneurs and factory owners in the Southern region in order to promote employment development in the local authority. He connects these players with the relevant local authority players.
Ayman partners with the senior local authority staff to promote ongoing development in the local authority and lead a change in the local authority’s behavior in collaboration with outside consultants.
Ayman lives in Kuseife with his partner Asma and their four children: Ibrahim, Muhammad, G’aneh, Yamen. In his spare time, he travels with his family in Israel and around the world.
Ayman has a bachelor’s degree in the history of the Jewish people and governance from Ben Gurion University. In addition, he has a certificate in civil education, a bachelor’s degree in law from the Kiryat Ono Academic College and a master’s degree in law from there, as well.
Senior Deputy (Enforcement) Commissioner for Wages, Ministry of Finance, Wages...
CEO of Blue Square Group
Shai lives in Moshav Rishpon, is an extreme sports lover and an enthusiastic traveler who has visited more than 50 counties. Shai also enjoys participating in Israeli folk music events.
Shai has a Master's Degree in Economics and Finance from the London School of Economics (LSE) and an LL.B Degree in Law and Economics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Dovi serves as Physician Specializing in Fertility and Gynecology. Dovi previously served as the Medical Advisor to the Head of the Medical Administration at the Ministry of Health. Before that, he served as the Medical Director of the Maccabi Healthcare Services' Northern district. His previous roles include: Medical Assistant to Manager of the Western Galilee Medical Center, Vice Manager of the IVF Unit at Assuta Medical Center in Ramat Hachayal and a senior doctor in the IVF unit in the Bnai Zion Medical Center in Haifa. In 2012, Dovi was one of the leaders of the medical residents’ national protest for residents' rights. His medical Specialization is in healthcare management, and completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) at the Rabin Medical Center. He completed his internship at the Barzilai Medical Center.
Dovi lives in Kibbutz Yad Mordekhai with his wife Anat and their children Yotam, Noam, Snir and Amit. Dovi served as a soldier and officer in Shayetet 13, one of IDF’s most prestigious elite units, where he still serves as a commander and doctor in the unit’s reserves. If he were not a doctor, he would establish a diving school for the deaf or a start a fish farm.
Dovi holds an MD and an M.Med.Sc., both from Ben Gurion University in the Negev. As part of the INBAR Healthcare Management program, Dovi is pursuing an MBA at Tel Aviv University with a focus on healthcare systems administration.
Hussam Abu Baker
Manager of the National Insurance Institute Branch in Afula
Husam lives in Zalafa in Ma’ale Iron, with his wife and two children. In his free time, he reads books, gardens, spends time with his family and friends and works out. Husam likes traveling the world, enjoys cooking and adores art.
Husam holds an MA in education from the University of Liverpool, another MA in public policy from Tel Aviv University and a BA in Middle East studies and general studies from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Husam has completed various certificate courses including organizational consultation, group facilitation, conflict resolution, and management among others.
Independent consultant for philanthropic foundations
Asaf lives in Moshav Aderet with his wife Merav and their three children.
Asaf has an MBA Degree and a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, both from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In addition, Asaf completed an NGO Directors course run by Matan Israel.
From 2009 to 2012 Edit was a professional advisor to the Director General of the Ministry of Interior in the realm of municipal government and was recently appointed Deputy Head of the Ministry’s Planning Department. Edit’s role is to oversee the entire ongoing operation, monitoring, and controlling budgets, work plans, tenders and so forth.Between 2007 and 2009 Edit was the Director of 'Chonchut Iskit', a mentoring and coaching program for small and medium sized businesses in the Ministry of Economy.In the military, Edit served as an infantry instructor.
Edith is married with two children and lives in Jerusalem.
Edit has an MBA Degree majoring in Finance and Marketing and a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and Political Science, both from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
CEO, Center for Cyber Education
Sagy lives in Karkur. He is married and is the father of four children. He loves people, nature and technology.
Sagy holds an MBA from Bar-Ilan University and a bachelor’s in engineering from the Technion.
Director of Division H, in the Division for the Audit...
David is married with four children
David is an accountant and a lawyer. He received a medal (honors) on his Accountants' Council auditing examinations and holds a graduate degree in law (magna cum laude) from Bar Ilan University. David holds an undergraduate degree in law and another undergraduate degree in business administration with a focus on accounting.
Lior began his professional career alongside his master’s studies, working as the deputy planning engineer for the Moriah Jerusalem Development Corporation tasked with formalizing the company’s relationship with the Israel Land Authority as a new management company for the ILA.
Following this, Lior worked as a geographer, project manager and urban planner for a period of eight years for Am-Gar Project Management, managing a diverse range of projects at different stages of planning and execution.
He has worked for Eden since 2006, which began as the Jerusalem Center Development Company and is now the Jerusalem Economic Development Company. In his first role, he served as the company COO, and for the past four years he has served as deputy CEO.
Lior lives in Jerusalem. He is married to Sharon and is a father of three. In his free time, he enjoys running and different sports, especially trail-running and mountain biking. He also brews beer at home. He is on active reserves’ duty and holds a senior position in the Home Front Command, with the rank of lieutenant colonel.
He recently concluded 12 years as a director and public official for the Beit HaKerem community center in Jerusalem.
Lior is a graduate of the biology track at the Gymnasia Ha’ivrit High School in Jerusalem.
He holds a B.Sc. in earth sciences, specializing in physical geography and environmental science, and an MA (cum laude) in geography, specializing in urban and regional studies, both from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Alona is Founder and Director of 'Bait VeGag', an investment fund for urban rejuvenation, established in 2011. As part of her role, Alona is responsible for raising and managing the funds, determining strategy, marketing, sales and so forth. Since 2013, Alona has been a Director at 'Melisron', a commercial real estate company, and has also been a Director at 'Globes', Israel's daily financial newspaper, since 1998.Between 2010 and 2013 Alona was in charge of the newspaper's online desk, carrying out vast reorganization and reform. Between 2001 and 2010, Alona was a financial consultant at Yitzhak Swary Ltd., consulting for large firms during their mergers and acquisitions processes.During her military service Alona served as a reporter for 'BaMahane', the IDF's weekly published magazine.
Alona has an MBA Degree form INSEAD and a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Accountancy from Tel-Aviv University. Alona is also a certified licensed Accountant.
For the past year, Yonatan has served as the central district commissioner for the Ministry of the Interior. This is the most challenging district as it includes 52 diverse local authorities and is the most highly populated (more than 2 million residents). In this position, he is responsible for the regulation of local authorities, and assistance in advancing development in the authorities.Previously, for more than nine years, Yonatan worked in the budget branch of the Ministry of Finance and filled a range of positions: manager of the macro staff, manager of the internal staff and internal referent.
Yonatan lives in Jerusalem. He is married and is the father of wonderful 4-year-old twins – Ron and Naomi.
Yonatan holds an MBA with a specialization in finance and banking, and a bachelor's from the integrated program in philosophy, economics and political science – both from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Chairman of the Maof Federation (the largest federation within the...
Director of the Geriatrics Division & Interim Director of the...
Orly lives in Tel Aviv with her husband Idan and their daughter Noam. If she were not a doctor, she would be an interior designer.
Orly holds an MD from Hebrew University and will soon complete an MPH from Tel Aviv University. She received awards for her research work from several foundations. As part of the INBAR Healthcare Management program, Orly is pursuing an MBA at Tel Aviv University with a focus on healthcare systems administration.
Yael is the executive director of the Lautman Foundation, a role she has held since 2008. The foundation promotes collaboration and equality between Israelisubpopulations with a focus on education. Yael chose to pursue a career in education after serving as an attorney in the private and administrative sector. Yael worked as ahomeroom, civics and Judaism teacher at a local high school before serving as a facilitator for organizations focused on Jewish identity. She managed the Haifa andnorthern district branch of the Gesher organization and worked as the programs manager for children and teens with special needs at the Ashalim Association of JDC Israel.
Yael grew up in Haifa and spent many years living in Jerusalem. Currently she resides in Nirit, a cooperative community. She is married to Yorai and is the mother of Omer, Ma’ayan and Shira. In 2012 she published a book titled If Only He Would Not Say That Word.
Yael holds an LL.B. and master’s degree in criminology both from Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She is certified to teach civics and graduated from the Mandel School for Educational Leadership. Yael also holds a certificate in mediation and is a graduate of a leadership course for executives.
Director of the Society and Government Division, President's House
Mor lives in Jaffa and is married to Oz.
Mor is an attorney with a master’s in law and a bachelor's in law and business management.
Director of the Building Licensing and Information Division in the...
Nitzan lives in Ramat Gan. He is married with two children.
Nitzan holds a BA in Architecture and a B.sc in biology and life sciences both from Tel Aviv University.
Eli is the director of Kol Israel Haverim – Alliance and the editor of the Hacham Hayomi website. He was previously the deputy eirector for education of Kol Israel Haverim, the director of the Mimizrach Shemesh Beit Midrash for Community Leadership, and the director of Hillel at Hebrew University.Eli was the chair of Panim, the Israeli-Judaism Network, the chair of the Beit Midrash Network in Israel, and the chair of Social Justice Youth. He was a member of the Biton Commission for Strengthening Identity of Sephardic and Middle Eastern Jews in the Educational System, a member of the International Council of the New Israel Fund, a member of the Prize Committee for Social Justice Activism in Education and a board member of the Democratic Education Spring organization.Eli edited the book A-Mythical: Social Justice, Gender and Midrash, and initiated the publication Tradition in the Modern Era: Sephardic Sages of Recent Generations. He was awarded the Human Rights Prize from the New Israel Fund – UK.
Eli lives in the Pisgat Zeev neighborhood of Jerusalem. He is married and has six sons.
Eli received his bachelor's degree in Islamic studies from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
The director of the virtual hospital, Sheba Beyond
Galia lives in Kfar HaRif. She is married to Noam and is the mother of Adi, Roi and Ron. In her free time, she accompanies jeep trips overseas and participates in humanitarian assistance missions around the world.
Galia received her MD from Tel Aviv University.In the framework of the INBAR program, she is studying for an MBA with specialization in healthcare systems management at Tel Aviv University.
Director of the Mandel Program for Academic Leadership
Ido lives in Tel Aviv with his wife Yehudit and their children Ori and Ofer. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, swimming and painting.
Ido holds a graduate degree in education policy (magna cum laude) from Tel Aviv University and an undergraduate degree from the Amirim program for exceptional students and the Cognitive Science Department of Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He also holds a teaching certificate from Beit Berl College.
Nir is the head of Ornit Municipality.In his previous position Nir was regulatory initiatives to ensure consumer reform and leads efforts to monitor the insurance markets. In this role, he is responsible for ensuring that insurance companies and retirement-savings companies provide improved services to consumers, an important component in customers’ ability to safeguard their rights.
Married and has 3 children.
Nir has a BA in economics from Tel Aviv University, and an MBA from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
VP of Strategy, Regulation and Marketing Communications at Max
CEO of the Unistream organization
Ifat lives in Tel Aviv with her husband Rotem and children Amit, Yuval and Alma. Ifat loves movies, cooking, music, family trips and sports.
MA in Marketing from the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, New York, and BA in Communications and Management from the College of Management, Rishon Lezion.
Zivan is a physician and commander in the IDF, and since June 2020 has served as the commanding officer of the Southern Command medical service. In this role, Zivan oversees operational and routine medicine, military health and the mental health of all combat soldiers in the command.
In his previous position, Zivan served as head of the IDF medical screening department and was responsible for the medical committees for servicemen and candidates for security service, along with determining the IDF profile policy.
Zivan is married to Erez and is the father of Ranan. He and his family live in Tel Aviv. In his free time, Zivan enjoys sports (running and swimming), cooking and searching for his next vacation.
Zivan holds an MD degree from the Hebrew University, with an internal medicine specialization at Ichilov. Zivan also holds an MHA from Ben Gurion University with a master's degree in health systems management and an MBA with a specialization in health systems management from Tel Aviv University, which he obtained as part of the INBAR Program.
Since 2007, Moshe has served as the CEO of Tzohar, an organization that serves to improve Jewish life for all Jews in Israel through rabbinic leadership, public policy and grassroots service. He concurrently serves as a member of a number of organizations - the Council for Experiments on Animals in the Ministry of Health, the Forum for Government Stability, the Public Management of the Eretz Hemda Institute’s “Gazit” Rabbinical Court system and its foundation, and as a member of the regulatory board at the Jewish Legal Heritage Society.From 2011 to 2012, Moshe served as an instructor at the Hesder Yeshiva schools in Beit Shemesh and Efrat. Prior to that, from 2005 to 2008, Moshe served as the Chairman of the Gazit Union of Rabbinical Courts for Civil Affairs. From 1996 to 2012 Moshe headed a branch of Yad Sarah. Over the years, Moshe has published articles and co-authored several books on matters of Jewish law.
Currently resides in Sha'alvim
Moshe holds a PhD in Jewish law and a master’s in Jewish law (cum laude) from Bar-Ilan University. He holds a bachelor’s degree in law from the Ono Academic College and a bachelor’s degree in social sciences with a focus in psychology and sociology from the Open University. In addition, Moshe completed judgeship and rabbinical training at the Chief Rabbinate of Israel.
Senior Deputy Commissioner for Wages, Ministry of Finance
Moshe lives in Jerusalem. He is married and is the father of three children.
Moshe holds a bachelor's in the integrated program for philosophy, economics and political science from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Liran Avisar Ben-Horin
Director General of the Ministry of Communications
Ofir is the Principle of Sde Boker Field School. Prior to this position, Ofir has led the Migdal Or program, a values-driven initiative given at youth villages and boarding schools in Israel on behalf of the 'Atalef' Foundation for Shayetet 13 (Navy Seals) alumni. Ofir was in charge of the program's development, marketing, recruitment of instructors and their placement in youth villages and boarding schools. In addition, Ofir is a History and Social Studies teacher and an 11th grade Homeroom teacher as well as WIZO-Nahalal Youth Village's coordinator for values-based education. Ofir also serves as Chairman of the Youth Leadership Program and on the Jewish Agency’s Partnership 2000 Management Committee in the Central Galilee.
In the military, Ofir served as a Shayetet 13 combat soldier and Commander and was discharged with the rank of Captain.
Ofir lives in Moshav Nahalal, is engaged in community activities and a sports and horse riding fan.
Ofir is currently a Master's Degree student, studying Philosophy and History of Education. He holds a teaching diploma in Social Studies and a Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy and Political Science, both from Tel-Aviv University.
Or is the Director of Operations, The Good Food Institute Chair, Meatless Monday Israel. Prior to that Or served as Managing Director of The Good Food Institute in Israel. Previously, she directed the Meatless Mondays's NGO Program and directed Partnerships at 'Merkaz Ma'ase', a Rashi Foundation organization for advancing equality of opportunities through voluntary activities for young adults from Israel’s socioeconomic periphery. Prior to that, in 2009, Or founded and served as business development manager at 'Lazooz Media', a company developing artistic games and media concepts for children. Simultaneously she volunteered at 'Mother to Mother’, an organization providing support to mothers post childbirth. Or served as a noncommissioned Education Officer working with new immigrant recruits from the Ethiopian community and later as an Education Officer in the IDF.
Or lives in Ra'anana and has three children. Her hobbies include traveling, Tai Chi, swimming, reading and art.
Or has an MBA Degree with distinction, majoring in Finance and Marketing and a Bachelor's Degree with distinction in Industrial Engineering and Management both from Tel-Aviv University. In addition, Or has a B.Sc. Degree with Honors in Life Sciences from the Open University of Israel.
Medical Commander, Northern Command, IDF
Director of Communications Sector, Maoz
Roei is the founder and CEO of Roim Leadership. In this role, he lectures and facilitates workshops on leadership and management in a variety of organizations in the private, public, institutional, volunteer and security sectors. Roei has played on the Israeli team in five European Wheelchair Basketball Championships. He is the captain and founder of the wheelchair basketball community of Beit HaLochem in Jerusalem. Roei founded and currently manages the mentorship program of the Maglan Organization. Roei also facilitates a leadership workshop where commanders, educators and managers come to Beit HaLochem and play basketball in wheelchairs. At the end of the workshop, participants take home practical tools from the basketball court to the "court" of life.
Roei lives in Mevo Beitar with his wife Maya and their children Shira, Alon, Shahar and Hadar.
Roei has an undergraduate degree in social work (BSW) from Bar Ilan University, and a graduate degree (MA) in organization consulting and development from the College of Management.
Chairman of "Awakening in Jerusalem", Chairman of the Opposition in...
Ofer lives in Jerusalem, is married to Dina and father to Ariel. In his free time he loves to play soccer, go on hikes and see good movies at the Smadar Cinema.
BA in Philosophy, Economics and Political science from the Hebrew University.
CEO of c.i.
married with four children Shai, Omer, Gali and Ran. In her free time she meditates, hikes, and enjoys folk dancing.
Ph.D. in Education, MA in Educational Counseling (both with summa cum laude) and BA in Behavioral Science and Industry and Management (magna cum laude), all at Ben Gurion University.
Director of the Adult Education Division. Ministry of Education
Maoz lives in Ma'ale Levona in Mateh Binyamin with his wife Margalit, who works as a nurse in Hadassah University Hospital – Mt. Scopus. He is a father of six, and his eldest son is a combat soldier in the IDF.
Maoz has a graduate degree in management and organization of education systems. He has two undergraduate degrees, one in education and one in industrial engineering and management. He also holds certificates in various fields including educational administration and organizational consulting.
Etty has 18 years of experience in the field of education. She currently serves as a chief inspector for the ultra-Orthodoxdistrict of the Ministry of . In this role, she manages 30 secondary schools for ultra-Orthodox girls and is responsible for leading meaningful learning programs as well as the school texts-on-loan program. Etty is agraduate of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership. The Mandel Program trains public leaders from within the ultra-Orthodox community and focuses on personal andprofessional devel opment, while training leaders to address the needs of the community and promote integration intoIsraeli society. While in the pro gram, she authored a position paper about ultra-Orthodox women in the workforce.
Etty is a married mother of four and lives in Bnei Brak.
Etty holds an MA in public administration from the Hebrew University and a B.Ed. with a specialization in linguistics from the Talpiot Academic Teaching College. She also holds a certificate in mediation from The Gevim Group.
Vice President of the Schusterman Foundation
Shmuli is married and has five children. He lives with his family in the 'Yemin Orde' Youth Village.
Shmuli has a Master's Degree in Public Policy from the program for outstanding scholars at the School, of Public Policy and Government as well as a Master's Degree in Jewish Education both from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Shmuli also has a Bachelor's Degree in Jewish Studies (Torah and Jewish philosophy), from the 'Revivim' Program, also associated with the Hebrew University.
Coordinator of Welfare, Social Security and Absorption, Budget Division in...
Menachem is District Physician in Jerusalem District at Meuhedet Health Services. In his previous position he was the Shfela area regional physician for Meuhedet Healthcare Services. In that role, he was responsible for developing and managing treatment programs, professional workshops and an array of research in his field. He also served as a district pediatrics doctor in the Jerusalem district also under Meuhedet. While at Meuhedet, Menachem developed and integrated various treatment methods and taught pediatric medicine to students and residents.Menachem is a member of the Worldwide Network for Blood & Marrow Transplantations, serves as the chairman of the international organization Patient Advisory and Advocacy Committee and a board member and executive of the Donor Issues Committee for bone marrow donors. In addition, Menachem is a Principal Investigator, leading several research projects for the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation and the International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research Center.Previously, Menachem served as a senior physician, founder and head of the Bone Marrow Transplantation unit at the Hematology Oncological Pediatrics department for pediatric bone marrow transplantation at the Tel Aviv (Ichilov) Sourasky Medical Center. While working at Ichilov, he was appointed a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University.He spent time at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital as a visiting professor at the bone marrow transplantations and immunological diseases unit.From 2000 until 2007, Menachem was a senior physician at the bone marrow transplantations and tumor immunotherapy units at the Hadassah-Ein Kerem Medical Center. In addition, he was a researcher at the tumor biology unit at Hadassah, where he completed his PhD. For his research, Menachem received several distinguished awards, such as the Faculty of Medicine Award from Hebrew University’s, the Donsky Foundation award and the Dimson award.Menachem volunteers at the Zichron Menachem Association, where he joins trips organized by the association and manages the general medical services.Medical SpecializationMenachem completed his residency pediatrics and pediatric bone marrow transplantations at Hadassah-Ein Kerem Medical Center and Schneider Children’s Medical Center. He completed his internship at Hadassah-Ein Kerem Medical Center in Jerusalem.
Menachem lives in Jerusalem with his wife Liat and their three children. If he were not a doctor, he would be an astronaut at NASA.
Menachem holds an MD and a PhD from Hebrew University. As part of the INBAR Healthcare Management program, Menachem is pursuing an MBA at Tel Aviv University with a focus on healthcare systems administration.
Since 2015, Inbar has served as the Senior Advisor for Social issues in the Ministry of Finance. From 2011 to 2014, Inbar served as the Senior Professional Consultant to the Minster of Welfare and Social Services. Her role included coordination of finances for the Minister, reforms on welfare matters and consultations on issues of strategy, policy and legislation.Prior to that, from 2011 to 2012, Inbar was one of the founders of the Tachlit Reuyah – a party of lawyers that ran in elections for the Israeli Bar Association. Since 2010, Inbar has served on the Board of Directors at the International Center for Health Law and Ethics.From 2008 to 2011, Inbar worked as the legal counsel and Director of the Legal Department at the Association of Rape Crisis Centers in Israel. At the same time, beginning in 2010, she served as the Director of the Rape Crisis Center in Jerusalem. From 2007 to 2008, Inbar worked as a lawyer focusing on policy, legislation and appeals in legal proceedings at Bizchut – the Israel Human Rights Center for People with Disabilities.From 2005 to 2007, Inbar served as an independent attorney. From 1997 to 2001, Inbar worked in various media jobs among them as an investigative journalist an arts and culture reporter.
Currently resides in Beit Zayit
Inbar holds a master’s degree in law from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a bachelor’s degree in law, with specialization in human rights from the Academic College of Law in Ramat-Gan. She is a member of the Israeli Bar Association, since 2005, and holds a certificate as a qualified mediator.
Following an extensive career in the education and social services field, Avital founded Jindasin 2013. Jindas focuses on urban rejuvenation by building and strengthening partnerships between Lod’s diverse populations, inspiring full resident participation in social change initiatives, implementing a comprehensive and holistic development plan and restoring Lod’s historical status as an important Israeli’s city.
Avital is married to Yael and lives in Lod.
Avital holds a BA in psychology from Ben Gurion University in the Negev and an MBA in social leadership also from Ben Gurion University in cooperation with the Mandel Leadership Institute.
Director of the Policy and Strategy Division of the Ministry...
Zemer lives in the Alon settlement, a secular-religious settlement in the Adumim block. He is married to Yael, who also works at the Ministry of Justice, and is the father of four children: Omer, Noam, and twins Yuval and Shahar. He enjoys dogs, books and skiing.
Zemer holds a Master of Law with a specialization in public and international law, an MBA with specialization in marketing and performance analysis, and a bachelor's in law. All his degrees are from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Sivan Rozen Blum
Leading the "Village in the Neighborhood" model, the Branco Weiss...
Sivan lives in Tel Aviv. In her free time, she likes to learn, travel and search for adventures.
Sivan has a BSc in life sciences from Ben Gurion University.
Social entrepreneur and consultant, former director of the Student Association
Before taking on his current role, Gilad served as the Head of Mental Health services for Leumit Health Services Jerusalem District. Following the Mental Health Reform of 2012, Gilad established the clinic and oversaw the implementation of the district’s mental health services. He also worked as a child psychiatrist.Gilad also initiated a campaign to raise awareness and bring attention to mental health services among the ultra-Orthodox population. This initiative aimed to make mental health services more accessible while also reducing the biases associated with seeking support for mental health challenges.From 2006-2013 Gilad worked in the adolescent psychiatric ward at Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center in Jerusalem, initially as a resident and then as a senior physician. While in this role, Gilad gave lectures and ran trainings at the hospital and encouraged collaboration between physicians and psychologists.Gilad also worked as a child psychiatrist for Tushiya, a nonprofit that offers support and care to ultra-Orthodox adolescents in Bnei Brak. He also offers consultancy services to the senior staff at the Shiluv Institute of Therapy for Couples and Family.In his volunteer capacity, Gilad served as a board member of the Pelech community (2015-2017) and volunteered at the Israel Anti-Drugs Authority (2014-2018). Previously, Gilad directed a project named Perach, a nonprofit that serves children with cerebral palsy, co-founded a club for children with down-syndrome in Be'er Sheva, and established a club for new immigrant students in academic institutions in the south. He has also been involved in the JDC, as well as the Israeli Cancer Society.In 2017 Gilad was awarded "the district's medal of excellence" by the Jerusalem District management of Leumit Health Services.Gilad is an IDF captain in reserves. Previously, he served as a regimental medical officer in the IDF Northern Command, and in the reserves, he is in the IAF.Gilad specializes in child psychiatry. He completed his residency at the Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center in Jerusalem and his medical internship at the Soroka Medical Center in Beer Sheva with honors.
Gilad lives in Jerusalem with his wife Yaarit, a family doctor, and their four children. If he had not been a doctor, he would have researched Hebrew literature and worked as an informal education. In his free time, he enjoys reading and travelling.
Giald holds an MD from Ben Gurion University and he is a graduate of the couples and family therapy program of the Shiluv Institute in Jerusalem. He also holds a master's degree in Hebrew literature (research track) of the literature department at Ben Gurion University. In the Inbar program, Gilad is studying for a master's degree in business administration specializing on medical services management at Tel Aviv University.
Emanuel lives in Kiryat Gat with his wife Heli and their children Ariel and Gefen. He enjoys hiking in Israel and abroad.
Emanuel has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Ben Gurion University in Beer Sheva, and a graduate degree in psychobiology from Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is a professor of statistics and research methods at various academic institutes.
Head of the "Eternity" educational network
Menachem lives in Beitar Illit. In his free time he works in education, management of educational systems and inter-cultural dialogue.
MA in Public Policy at the Hebrew University and BA in Education and a B.Ed. at the Moreshet Yaakov College.
Co-founder and managing partner in the Good Company fund
Shahar grew up in Jerusalem and Reut and currently lives in Shoham with his family. He is 36 years old, married to Miri and the father of three children: Nevo, Yannai and Arad.
Shahar holds a bachelor's in economics and communication from Tel Aviv University, and a certificate in impact investment from Oxford University.
Board Member, Sakhnin Academic College Head of the Quality and...
Lina resides in Kafr Yasif with her husband Ibrahim and their three children, Lim, Halil and Ely.
Lina holds a PhD in social cognition from the Tel Aviv University, an MA in the psychology of reading and reading disabilities from Haifa University and a BA in psychology from Ben Gurion University. Lina is at work completing her post doctoral studies at The Edmond J. Safra Brain Research Center for the Study of Learning Disabilities at the University of Haifa.
Head of Research Division, Research and Design Policy Headquarters, Prime...
VP of Operations, Osher-Ad
Deputy Director of the Carmel Medical Center
Shani lives in Haifa with her husband, Nadav, and their two children Shira and Rotem. In her free time, she enjoys reading and writing poetry, listening to and playing music and singing. She likes to travel the world with her family.
Shani has an MD from the Faculty of Medicine of the Technion in Haifa through the IDF's Academic Reserves. Shani is also at work on her MHA in Haifa University. In the Inbar program she is studying for an MBA with a specialization in Heath Services Administration, at Tel Aviv University.
Moriya entered the civil service in 2012 in the framework of the Cadets program and integrated into the Office of the Supervisor of Labor as a senior area manager – labor market regulation. In this role, she works to formulate and implement department policy on broad issues such as foreign workers, employment legislation, improvement of service to citizens and more. Recently, she became the head of the Regulation unit, in the strategic and policy planning department.
Prior to her entry into civil service, Moriya worked in the third sector in a variety of non-profit organizations and positions. In her last position, she managed the education department of the Bemaagalei Tzedek organization.
She began her professional career while she was still a student, when she initiated and established social action projects.
Moriya is a Jerusalemite from birth and lives there today with her family. She is married to Yehiam and is the mother of five children: Maayan, Tamar, Elad, Reut and Assaf. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, writing, cooking, reading and most importantly, loves strategy games.
Moriya holds a master’s in public policy and a bachelor's in social work – both from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She is a graduate of the Civil Service Cadets program (first cohort) and of the Tehuda – Beit Midrash for Jewish Leadership program (run by Kolot and Oranim College).
Treasurer, Reina Council
Fayek lives in Reineh next to Nazareth. He is married and the father of three daughters. In his spare time he likes reading and follows sports, especially football and basketball.
Fayek holds a BA in economics with a speciality in accounting from the Ben Gurion University of the Negev. He is a certified accountant.
Director of the Mental Health Center, Mayanei Hayeshua, co-manages the...
Deputy District Psychiatrist - Central District (Ministry of Health)
Shimon lives in Kiryat Ono with his wife, Efrat, and their two children Asaf and Uri. He likes history and shows a strange, fierce affection for clocks and pens.
Shimon holds an MD from Ben Gurion University in the Negev. He is currently studying toward a MSc. in Affective Neuroscience from Mastricht University and the University of Florence (a combined degree).In the Inbar program Shimon is studying for an MBA with a specialization in Health Systems, in Tel Aviv University
Chief Risk Officer and Head of the Long-Term Program Division,...
C.E.O, Gezer Regional Council
Head Of The Real Estate Cluster, Consultation & Legislation, Ministry...
Carmit lives near Jerusalem, is married and has children. In her free time, she enjoys reading and doing home styling.
Carmit holds a BA in law (cum laude) from Bar-Ilan University and an MA in law from Bar-Ilan University.
Adi Kain Carni
VP, "Fast to the City" division, Netivei Ayalon
Nir is Founder and joint CEO of the 'Landwer Coffee Shops' chain and was previously CEO and Partner at SMR advertising and media agency (today a shareholder). In the military, Nir served in the Israeli Navy Seals (Shayetet 13) and was severely injured during a mission carried out in Southern Lebanon. Following a long rehabilitation process, Nir decided to volunteer as a group instructor and facilitator for soldiers that were injured during their military service and undergoing rehabilitation processes. In addition, Nir is a member of the Management Committee at the 'Atalef' Foundation for Shayetet 13 alumni.
Nir lives in Kibbutz Shefayim, is married to Orly and a father of two sons. He loves sports, especially basketball, and runs marathons.
Nir holds an LL.B and a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from IDC Herzliya.
Moshe is head of the Management Reserves and Strategic Planning Department at the Ministry of Interior. In this role, he works to improve and build pipelines for leadership positions in local government authorities. Before that, he served as the director general of the Beit El Local Council. He previously served as a BOT director of national infrastructure projects on behalf of the accountant general in the Ministry of Finance, and as an advisor to the director general of the Ministry of Interior. During his military service, Moshi was an officer in the Armored Corps, and he currently serves in the reserves as a regiment operations officer.
Moshe lives in Leshem with his wife and their two children.
Moshe has a bachelor's degree in law from Hebrew University and is bar-certified as of 2009.
Director of the Education Department in Sderot
Gil resides in Modi’in, is married to Dandy and is the father of Alon and Tamar. In his free time, he likes to hike, camp out, and cook on an open fire.
Gil completed the thesis track for an MA in Hebrew and comparative literature from Haifa University. He holds a BA in Hebrew literature and philosophy from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and a certificate in teaching.
Treasurer of Petah Tikva Municipality .Financial administratio, The Municipality of...
Chany was born in the United States. She speaks Spanish and English and understands Yiddish. Since 1996, she has dealt with the issue of eating disorders. Chany served as a clinical dietitian at a public hospital in Buenos Aires, and later as the nutrition director of Hod Adumim Nursing Home Hospital. Chany helped establish the first institution for treating eating disorders among the ultra-Orthodox sector in Jerusalem - the Female Center. Chany currently serves as a district dietitian in the Jerusalem District at the Leumit Health Services HMO.
Chany lives in the Har Nof neighborhood in Jerusalem. She has been married for 27 years, has seven children and is a grandmother of three. In her free time, she enjoys going on walks, bike riding, listening to music and traveling.
Chany has a bachelor's degree from the Faculty of Medicine in Buenos Aires, a bachelor's degree in English education and a Bachelor's degree in early childhood education. She has a master's degree in diabetes and has a certificate as a breastfeeding supporter. She also holds a bachelor's degree in nutrition from the Faculty of Medicine in Buenos Aires, and a master's degree in metabolism and human nutrition from the Hebrew University.
Afaf joined the Baqa al-Gharbiyye Council as Vice Directorand Manager of Human Resources in 2013. Previously, Afafmanaged the Council’s education department and servedas a dropout prevention offer for 13 years.
Afaf lives in Zemer in the Arab triangle area. She is married to Mansur Harzalla, a doctor, and they have four children. In her free time Afaf enjoys reading and traveling.
Afaf holds an MA in political science with a speciality in public and local government management and a BA in statistics both from the University of Haifa. She also is certified to teach math in secondary schools and is a graduate of a directors in local government training program.
Hava heads the Psychology Department at the Ministry of Education’s Psychological Counseling Services. She is in charge of educational psychological services, which operate on behalf of the Ministry of Education in all 256 local authorities and with all segments of the Israeli population. Psychological services are offered for people of all ages (3-18-year olds) in both standard and special educational frameworks, during routine and crisis times alike. Hava is responsible for formulating the policy of the inspectors’ work, allocating resources, overseeing the professional development of psychologists, setting professional standards and supervising. She believes that the role of public psychology is to empower the significant adults in children’s lives in order to foster optimal growth and development. Hava employs a professional approach that combines providing services to children with developmental difficulties, distress and mental risk and trauma situations, and promoting the mental resilience of the individual, family, education staff and community in the spirit of positive psychology. She serves as a National Council for Psychology observer and is a member of the Israeli National Council for Suicide Prevention.
Hava lives with Tzur in Givat Zeev near Jerusalem. The pair have three grown children who have made them grandparents. Hava spends her free time taking morning walks with her dog and doing yoga both in a group and alone. She is an avid reader of literature and has a strong desire to know and understand.
Hava is a senior educational psychologist. She has a bachelor's degree in behavioral sciences and a master's degree in educational psychology from Ben Gurion University. She Holds a doctorate from Tel Aviv University, where she wrote her thesis on the concept of caring among public elementary school principals. She is a graduate of an advanced managerial development and coaching program at the University of Cambridge in England. She is an alumna of the Senior Staff Reserves at the Civil Service Commission’s Leadership, Governance and Management School.
Anat is the VP and Chief Architect of the international Tidhar Group. Part of her mission is leading the Urban planning of the group.Previously, Anat worked at Kfar-Saba's city council. She started as the municipal planner and later became the municipal engineer and director of the engineering department As part of her job Anat takes part in leading the city’s future planning schemes, promoting the public building development around the city and supervising licensing. Anat joined the public sector after years of working as an architect in the private sector and specializing in urban planning, first as an employee and then as a freelancer. Once she returned to Israel she joined, in parallel to her working freelance, to the academic staff of Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, and was the advisor and moderator of multiple final projects and seminars in urban planning at the architecture department of the school.
Anat holds an MA in urban planning and a BA both from the U.P.C. Institute in Barcelona. Anat lives in Tel Aviv and dreams of Barcelona.
Anat joined the public sector after a number of years working in the private sector as an architect and urban planning specialist. While working as a freelance architect consultant, Anat joined the faculty at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. She has continued to serve as an advisor and moderator for students’ final projects as well as seminars in urban planning.
Yoel is chairman and founder of the 2B Group. He also serves as the chairman and founder of all 2B member bodies including: 2B Angels, a high tech investment fund, 2B Commnity, an investment fund, 2B friednly, a nonprofit promoting environmentally sound social consumption, and 2B Hub, a co-working space. Yoel focuses on principles of conscious capitalism, conscious leadership and impact investment.The group's vision is to build, create and empower friendly corporations. Before founding 2B Group, Yoel was a teaching assistant for various legal courses, including Theory of Law, Constitutional and Public Law and Corporation Law.
Yoel lives in Tel Aviv and enjoys every minute of it. He is married to Dana Glazer and is father to Avigail Orr Cheshin and Uri Mishal Cheshin. If he had any free time, he would write, a pastime which gives him great pleasure.
Yoel holds an undergraduate degree in law (summa cum laude) from Hebrew University.
Gilad is the CEO and Founder of Botanima, for CBD Products in the U.S. Prior to that, he served as Business Unit Manager and Marketing Director at 'Mentor Graphics', a technological leader in electronic design automation (EDA). Before that, Gilad served as VP Sales and Marketing at QualiSystems, a leading provider of DevOps automation solutions for IT infrastructure network, development and test organizations. Gilad volunteers as a student mentor at the WIZO Nachlat Yehuda Youth Village and at the Branco Weiss High School in Bat Yam. Gilad teaches 8th-12th grades, and over the years has connected the organization with the companies he has worked for. During his military service, Gilad served as a combat pilot, and continues to do so in reserve duty today.
Gilad is married with three children and lives in Moshav Bnei Atarot.
Gilad has a B.Sc. Degree in Computer Sciences from IDC Herzliya. He graduated the Efi-Arazi scholarship program for excellence and the development of potential entrepreneurs in marketing, business administration law and entrepreneurship.
Assi is a community doctor and an integrative community physician for Clalit HMO. In this role, Assi manages health services teams both at the regional and community levels through the Ramat HaNegev Regional Council. Through 2009, he served as a physician in several Ethiopian immigrant absorption centers.Assi has offered integrative community care and has directed several Clalit projects. He is a community physicians representative in the Israeli Medical Association.Assi also serves as the Medical Director for Clalit's Prescription Information Project, which is the online medical division of Clalit’s central office. Assi manages the writing team that is responsible for writing medical content for the general public.Before completing his studies, Assi served as a nurse at the Soroka Hospital in Be'er Sheva. He also mentored and supported IDF orphans and bereaved families on behalf of the Ministry of Defense's Rehabilitation Department.As part of his volunteer activities, Assi represents the community doctors’ organziation for the Israel Medical Association and is a member of the National Secretariat of the Doctors’ Organization.Assi is the author of a popular blog that focuses on community medicine, the periphery and health. He was also instrumental in founding a professional network of 400 family practitioner doctors. Assi was the medic in the Negev Mountain Rescue Unit, which leads international rescue and assistance operations after natural disasters. He also founded and managed a volunteer medical center in a Negev Bedouin village.Assi teaches at Ben Gurion University and serves as an instructor for residents specializing in family medicine.Assi is a major in the IDF reserves and served as a regiment doctor for the paratroopers and infantry corps until 2016.Assi was awarded the CEO's excellence award at Clalit Health Services in 2012.Assi is a specialist in family medicine. He completed his residency at Clalit Health Services' southern district and his internship in medicine at Soroka Medical Center in Be'er Sheva.
Assi lives in Kibbutz Tlalim in the Negev with his wife, Inbal and their four children. In his spare time, he enjoys playing computer games, writing and daydreaming. He is waiting impatiently for retirement.
Assi holds an MD degree as well as a degree in Health Systems Management Studies (MHA) both from Ben Gurion University. Assi is a graduate of the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona Tucson, Center for Integrative Medicine. In the Inbar program, Assi is studying for a master's degree in business administration specializing in medical services management at Tel Aviv University.
Since 2015 Cali has been the CEO of the Hebrew Scouts Movement in Israel. In the framework of his position he is responsible for the activities of the organization and the youth movement in educational, budgetary and operational aspects.Prior to his work in the movement, Cali held a variety of roles at the Jewish Agency over a period of 12 years. The first was as a community emissary in Tulsa, Oklahoma and the last was director of north american community relations for the Agency (director of all Jewish Agency missions in the United States and Canada).Cali began his professional career in the Scouts Movement where he advanced in the movement’s developmental track as a counselor, troop coordinator, counselor leadership coordinator, and director of the counseling department. In his last role he was the director of the Northern Region (deputy director).
Cali holds a master’s in educational administration in the track for managing educational organizations from Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and a bachelor's in education with a teaching certificate in history and citizenship for middle school from the Kibbutzim College.
Cali holds a master’s in educational administration in the track for managing educational organizations from Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and a bachelor's in education with a teaching certificate in history and citizenship for middle school from the Kibbutzim College.
District Supervisor, Ministry Of Education
Sigal lives in Kiryat Bialik, is married and has four daughters. In her free time, she enjoys exercising.
Sigal obtained her MA in educational management and leadership at Tel Aviv University’s humanities faculty, cum laude. She obtained her BA in education from Bar-Ilan University’s Galilee College, cum laude.
Acting VP of Network Services, IEC
Moshe is a second-generation Jerusalem native, and he currently lives in Ma'ale Adumim. He is married to Tagit (named after the Hebrew word for the Carmel daisy flower), and is father to five adult married children (four boys and one girl) and a proud grandfather. He enjoys studying Torah and delving ever deeper into scripture. He also enjoys traveling to exotic places around the world.
Moshe holds a graduate (MBA) degree from Hebrew University School of Business Administration and an undergraduate degree in electronic engineering from Jerusalem College of Technology and graduated from an education program for electrical engineering at Ariel University. He holds an electrical engineering license.
Nearly twenty years ago Reuma joined the team at Be’er Sheva’s Council first as an office manager for vice mayor Rubik Danilovich. She went on to found the public complaints development under former mayor Jacob Turner. She worked closely with Avishag Avtovi, the city council's director and over the past eight years Reuma has focused her work in human resources. She created a team dedicated to developing and investing in talented employees and has served as the assistant director for the organizational development office.
Reuma lives in Kibbutz Beit-Kama in the Negev with her husband Lior and their three children, Yarden, Doron and Dror. She enjoys hiking with her family and dinners with friends and family.
Reuma holds an MA in public administration and policy from Ben Gurion University of the Negev. She has a BA in political science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Naama Perry Cohen
IT, Digital Health and Operational Processes Division, Directorate of Government...
Talia is the Vice President and Head of Traffic Control System Department of the Ayalon Highway. Previously, Talia served as the Budget and Economics Manager for the Infrastructure and Transport Planning Division in the Ministry of Transportation and was appointed as Director and the ministry's representative on the Board of Directors of the Israel Ports Development & Assets Company (IPC). From 2011 to 2013 Talia was an advisor to the Director General of the Ministry of Education. Prior to that Talia served as an economist for the Government Companies Authority (GCA) at the Ministry of Finance. Talia is deeply engaged in public voluntary work and among other projects she established the Center for Rights Realization in the Neve Yaakov neighborhood, Jerusalem, serving on the center's management team. In the military, Talia served as a Sergeant and Commander in the Sergeants Infantry Operations Course for female soldiers and received a medal for excellence.
Talia lives in Moshav Ginaton.
Talia holds a Master's Degree in Public Policy and Governance, and a combined Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy, Economics and Political Science, both from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Talia graduated with Honors from the 'Cadets for Public Service' program.
CEO of Kfir Light Rail in Jerusalem
Oren has a Master's Degree with Honors in Political Communication from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a Bachelor's Degree with Honors in Political Science and Education from the Open University of Israel. In addition, Oren holds a Teaching Diploma in Civics studies.
Architect of the city of Beit Shemesh
Ohad lives in Jerusalem with his wife Naama and their children Ere’l, Ofri, and Nitzan. In his free time, Ohad enjoys long distance running
Ohad received his BA from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem with a specialty in Architecture. He is currently studying for his MA in Natural Resources Policy Management with a specialty in Urban Planning from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Mordechai Ilarov Cohen
Supervisor of the Settlement Education Administration
Mordechai lives in Ashkelon with his wife Avigail – an educator and an art therapist - and their four children. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with his family.
Mordechai is a graduate of religious studies and a certified rabbi (with honors) from Heichal Shlomo. He holds a master's degree in educational systems administration and organizational development from Bar Ilan University and a bachelor's degree in special education and Torah teaching. He graduated his studies with honors. In addition, he completed emotional-cognitive therapy studiesand CBT.
Director General of the Ultra-Orthodox Institute for Policy Studies
Roy lives in Ramat Gan. He is married to Einav and is the father of Shaked.
Roy holds a master’s in international relations and a bachelor's in Law – both from the University of Haifa.
Hila Gluzman Cohen
Director of the Investment and Capital Markets Department, the Investment...
National Supervisor of Elementary Education at the Ministry of Education
Boaz lives in Karmei Tzur. He is married to Tzipi, an occupational therapist, and is the father of six children. He is serves as a major in the military reserves.
Boaz holds a master’s in political science from Bar-Ilan University, an MBA from Heriot-Watt University in Ireland, and a bachelor’s from Jerusalem College. He also has a teaching certificate and license.
Yitzik established and sold a startup. He opened an accelerator (technology incubator) for entrepreneurs from the Haredi sector, despite the fact that he, himself, was exposed to the internet and the world of computerization only around the age of 20. He currently runs Bizmax – a center for entrepreneurship and innovation whose goal is to help Haredi men integrate into the workforce, with an emphasis on the hi-tech industry.
Yitzik lives in Kfar Chabad, an agricultural moshav established 70 years ago by the Lubavitcher Rebbe in order to enable ultra-Orthodox Jews to support themselves with dignity and concomitantly maintain the Hasidic way of life. He is married and is the father of five children.
Yitzik holds rabbinic ordination. He completed information systems studies (CIO) at the Technion Continuing Education program and he is currently studying for a degree in history and international relations at the Open University.
Gabi is currently the CEO of The Builders. An entrepreneur and manager, he has a deep connection to the technological and social worlds. He founded The Bridge - an organization that bridges startups with giant corporations around the world, such as Coca-Cola, Mercedes, Turner, NBA, Cartoon Network, CNN, etc. and uses its own unique methodology to create commercial relationships and give both sides tools for use down the road. Gabi was the Coca-Cola Israel's Director of Innovation. In his previous position, he served as the CEO of a water-focused start-up, and while completing his law studies, he established a social organization that trains entrepreneurs in the legal field.
Fadwa began working in Beit Jann local council in 1989 first as bureau manager for the head of the local council. Since 2004 she has managed human resources for the local council;she is the first Druze woman in this position. She is also in charge of public inquiries, a member of the women’s council and works closely with the local nonprofit WePower.She has served as a board member for the CEO Union since 2013, and is currently chairwoman of the external relations committee.In a previous role, Fadwa worked as a library manager andtypist in an elementary school where she also established a library.Fadwa also served as the women’s advancement consultant (2006-2013) and chairwoman of the workers’ committee (1991-1995) – the first woman elected for chairwoman of a committee in the non-Jewish sector.
Fadwa is married and has four children and one granddaughter. She likes learning, enjoys travelling with her family in Israel and around the world.
Fadwa has a BA in political sciences and a teacher’s certificate. She is an alumna of the authority CEO training program, a personal coach and participant of the digital leaders for the local authorities program. She has completed various certificate programs in mediation, political leadership, and personal coaching.
Deputy CEO of Phoenix, Retail Credit Manager
Eilon lives in Holon. He spends his spare time mainly with family and friends and loves movies and good food.
BA in Computer Science from the College of Management, Rishon Lezion and an Investment advisor license from the Israel Securities Authority..
An economic journalist and editor for nearly 20 years, Dafna previously worked as a reporter at Haaretz and as an editor at The Marker, where she served, among other roles, as the editor of the weekend edition and as the editor of special projects for the newspaper and the website. She has also edited the economic television program "Al Hamishmar" hosted by Linoy Bar Geffen at the Israel Broadcasting Corporation and served as the digital editor of Globes for three years. A year ago, she was appointed deputy editor of the newspaper and is responsible for all areas of magazine writing on the site and in the newspaper and more.
Dafna is married and is the mother of three children. She lives in the Wizo Nahalat Yehuda youth village.
Dafna holds a bachelor’s degree in management and media from the College of Management Studies. She is working on her master’s degree on a PhD track in analysis and culture at Bar-Ilan University.
CEO of a Stealth Mode Startup
Currently resides in Nes Tziona
Shirel holds a bachelor's degree in law from Tel Aviv University has been a member of the Israeli Bar Association since 2002. In addition, she has completed a number of certification programs in finance and international business at New York University.
Director of Educational Department, Hadera Municipality
Shlomi lives in Mitzpe Adi in the Lower Galilee. He is the father of five – Naama, Shir, Alon, Itamar, Liliya and Kesniya. In his free time, he enjoys reading and going for long runs in nature.
Shlomi holds a master’s in democracy studies from the Open University and a bachelor's in teaching for middle school from David Yellin College. In addition, he is a graduate of the principle’s course at Oranim College.
Acting Senior Vice President of Human Capital
Roei lives in Nehosha cooperative community in the Ella Valley. He is married to Liat and is the father of four children.
Roei holds an MPA from Tel Aviv University, and graduate of the Atidim Cadets for Public Service of the Hebrew University.
Head of Inspectors Division, Avnei Resha Program
Ayelet lives in Tzur Yigal with her husband and two daughters.
Ayelet holds an MA (with honors) in education from Bar Ilan University. She has a teacher’s certificate and finished coaching and mediation courses.
Dalit serves as the legal counselor to the Government Companies Authority. As part of her role, Dalit, together with the legal bureau under her management, is responsible for providing legal advice to all authority units. Prior to taking on her current role, Dalit worked as a cluster head in the Advisory and Legislation (Economic Law) Department at the Ministry of Justice. In this role, Dalit was responsible for advising and legislating on various issues in the field of economic law, including insolvency, tax law and capital market regulation.
Dalit is married to Erez and is the mother of three children. She lives in Reut.
Dalit holds a bachelor’s degree in law from Tel Aviv University. She obtained an MBA with a specialization in finance from the Hebrew University. She obtained her master’s degree in law and economics (European Master in Law and Economics) as part of the Erasmus program in Europe.
Senior District Traffic Supervisor, Department of Transportation and Road Safety
Manager Of The Responsibility Program, Aharai Organization
Dan began maintaining an ultra-Orthodox lifestyle midway through his life. He lives in Jerusalem, is the father of five children and has three grandchildren.
Dan holds a bachelor’s degree in management and a master’s in public policy from the Hebrew University. He also took various courses on formal and informal education, primarily through JDC Israel.
Director of the Youth Leadership Program, Mendel Project Management in...
Currently resides in Nes Harim
Dani has an MBA from the Open University and the University of Ariel, and a master’s degree in environmental policy management and geography from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the integrated environmental and geography studies program at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
For the past three years, Amit has served as VP of strategic marketing specializing in intelligence gathering and cyber security. In this role, she oversees all marketing activities, partnerships with clients and strategic advisors as well as all internal marketing initiatives. Amit has over twenty years of experience in marketing and product management at high tech companies, including Internet Gold Golden Lines, Starhome and cVidya, in the fields of data analysis, AI and cyber, and in a variety and markets and industries.
Amit lives in Tel Mond with her husband Eyal and their children Ido, Yuval and Roni. She volunteers as a mentor for youth and promotes entrepreneurship and management.
Amit holds an MBA from the University of North Umbria in England, and an undergraduate degree in business management from the Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yaffo.
Legal Adviser to the Ministry of Culture and Sports and...
Since 2010, Yosefa has served as the Director of the Foundation for Innovative Teaching, an NGO that fosters creativity and innovation in education, where, Yosefa is responsible for the impact on the discourse of education in Israel, creating partnerships with foundations, government offices and various organizations, and for the development and pedagogical leadership of the foundation.Prior to that, from 1999 to 2010, Yosefa served in a variety of positions in the Shlomit Organization for National Service Volunteers. In her previous roles, she served as the Director of Shilat – the Religious National Service Branch and prior to that as the National Marketing Manager.
Currently resides in Jerusalem
Yosefa holds a master’s degree in non-profit management from the Schwartz Program at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a bachelor’s degree in education and sociology from Bar-Ilan University.
Gilles became CEO of Lavi Capital, a private banking and investments enterprise specializing in the field of infrastructure, in 2011. In this role, he has been in charge of the company's overall activities including sales processes. Prior to Lavi Capital and between the years 2006 to 2011, Gilles Founded and owned Teo Life Sciences, a resource development and consulting company. Between 2002 and 2006, he founded and was a partner in the investments and business development enterprise, Coronis Partners. In 1996, Gilles founded Latet, an organization providing humanitarian aid to populations in distress in Israel and worldwide. Gilles was in a reserve military chemical warfare defense unit until 2011.
Gilles lives in Ramat-Gan, dedicates his spare time to social activities and enjoys his weekly game of soccer.
Gilles has an MBA Degree from the Sorbonne University in Paris, and served a year's internship in Human Resources and Organization Management.
Director of Senior Division - Treatment of Out-of-Home Populations, Correctional...
Since 2013 Assaf has worked for the Mateh Binyamin Regional Council first as the Manager of the Operations Department. In his current role, Assaf manages all utility aspects of the Council including construction, water, sewage, garbage, recycling, electricity, business permits, and veterinary services among others. Prior to joining the Regional Council, Assaf worked for the Ministry of Education as Deputy Development Manager, overseeing the facilities and budgeting department.
Asaf lives in Nofei Prat with his wife Adva and their three children, Rotem, Yotam and Danny. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, jogging and cycling.
Assaf received an MA in geography from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a BA in geography from bar-Ilan University. He has completed coursework in computer systems analysis.
Ranked a deputy commissioner in his current role, Doron previously commanded the Kedem Zone in the Jerusalem District, on the eastern side of the city, at the rank of assistant commissioner between 2018 and 2021. Throughout Doron’s military and police service, his focus has been on the operational security field.
Due to his many years of experience in the various positions, Doron has extensive experience in the following areas: detective and intelligence work, and commanding operations and patrols.
His main positions in the police force have been commander of zone intelligence, chief of operations in Jerusalem, commander of the Lod Police, commander of the Netanya Police, commander of the David Zone, commander of the Kedem Zone in Jerusalem, and his current role as commander of the Jerusalem District.
Over the years, he has gained a great deal of experience handling incidents of public order, serious crime and hostile terrorist activity, as well as significant community activities with complex populations, with an emphasis on youths.
Born in Jerusalem, Doron grew up in a six-person family. He is married to Tamar, a social worker, and is the father of five children. In his free time, Doron enjoys working with his hands, collecting cars and riding his motorcycle.
Doron obtained his bachelor’s degree in the history of the Land of Israel, and he holds a master’s degree in business administration.
Business entrepreneurship development
Tzvika lives in Nehosha, with his wife and four children, and serves as chairman of the local municipal council at Nehosha.
Tzvika has an MA in conflict research, management and resolution from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and an MBA from Bar Ilan University, as well as a BA in economics from Ben Gurion University.
Since 2014, Nasrin has served as the Daliyat al-Karmel localcouncil engineer. She manages the engineering divisionat the local council, which includes the infrastructure,maintenance department and business licensing. She isalso in charge of urban planning. In her previous position,Nasrin served as head of the planning team in a leadingroad and infrastructure planning firm.
Nasrin lives in Daliyat al-Karmel with her husband and two children. She spends her free time with her children.
Nasrin is an alumna of the Faculty of Civil Engineering in the Technion, Haifa, with a BSc in civil engineering.
Tamir is the Managing Director of 'Waismed', a leading intraosseous infusion manufacturer, holding this position since 2006. Since 2012 Tamir has also served as Chairman of the Board at 'First Care' developing and marketing innovative products for pre-hospital emergency medical situations. From 2003 to 2006, Tamir worked in sales and marketing for Johnson Johnson Medical, Israel. In the military, Tamir served as Commander of the Medical National Training Squad – Head of External Trainings in the Medical Corps. Currently completing the Battalion's Commanders' Course in reserve duty, Tamir was appointed Deputy Battalion Commander for a Search and Rescue Battalion and in August 2014, he is expected to become the battalion's commander, ranking Lieutenant Colonel.
Tamir is married with two children and lives in Tel-Aviv.
Tamir has an MBA Degree majoring in Marketing and Business Entrepreneurship from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a combined LL.B and Bachelor's Degree in Economics from Tel-Aviv University.
Ofer is an accountant by training with a master’s degree in law and experience managing numerous private, publically traded and public companies. He started off working in finance and later moved into management. After 13 years in the private sector at several companies and ventures, eight years ago he decided to put his experience to use in the public sector. He started in the Ministry of Interior, before moving to manage the Economic Corporation for the Development of the City of Ofakim for three years. He has led Ashdod Tourism since 2016, which has offered opportunities to think outside the box and plenty of fascinating challenges.
He is married to Shira and is the father of Bar – who is studying architecture, David – recently enlisted in the army – and Chen, Michal and Hadar – elementary and high school students. In his leisure time he enjoys watching films, laughing as much as possible, having fun with his wife and friends, relaxing on the beach, good meditation and a good book.
Bachelor’s degree in business management and accounting – College of Management.
Master’s degree in law – Bar-Ilan University.
Getting along with a wide range of people – the University of Life.
IL Head of business Development and Regulation, Gett
Sivan lives in Tel Aviv. In her free time, she enjoys traveling the world, surfing and diving.
Sivan holds a master’s in Law from Bar-Ilan University, and a bachelor's in political science and international relations from the Open University.
Since September 2015, Asher has served as the CFO of Digital Israel’s national bureau at the Ministry of Social Equality. From 2012 to 2015, Asher served as the manager of the Public Transportation Unit in the Budget Division of the Ministry of Finance.Prior to that, from 2009 to 2012, Asher served as a team member at the Transportation Unit in the Budget Division of the Ministry of Finance. Simultaneously, Asher taught economics and society at the Jerusalem Pre-Military Leadership Program. During his undergraduate studies, Asher completed an internship at the Budgeting Division of the Ministry of Finance, as well as at Government Companies Authority.In 2007, Asher established and headed the Forum for Education (NGO). In addition, Asher founded and headed the Jerusalem Group for Humanistic Jewish and Zionist studies.
Currently resides in Ramot Menashe
Asher holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and Israeli thought from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and he is an alumnus of the Program for a Future in Public Leadership, the honors program at the Hebrew University. In addition, Asher studied education and leadership at Oranim College.
Deputy Director of Soroka Medical Center
Dror lives in Tel Aviv with his wife Gal, and their three children. Before he started to medical school at age 27, he swore he will "never be a doctor". If he were not a doctor, he would be a writer and a professor of philosophy.
Dror holds an MD, as well as a BA and MA in philosophy (both completed with honors) from Tel Aviv University. As part of the INBAR Healthcare Management program, Dror is pursuing an MBA at Tel Aviv University with a focus on healthcare systems administration.
Yonatan is Founder and CEO of IsraelGives, an organization founded in 2009, assisting nonprofit organizations with their online fundraising as well as improving their visibility and online presence. IsraelGives operates a website through which one can donate to any organization or association in Israel registered on the site.Prior to IsraelGives, Yonatan served four years as Vice President at 'Leket Israel' - Israel's national food bank and the largest food rescue network in Israel, making sure leftover produce finds its way to those needing it the most. During his legal internship, Yonatan worked at the 'Yedid Association' – providing community empowerment for disadvantaged groups in the community.During his military service, Yonatan served as a combat medic in the Givati Brigade.
Yonatan lives in Tel-Aviv Yafo
Yonatan has a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from McGill University in Montreal and an LL.B Degree from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Manager of Co. Lab - The Essay Lab, The Jewish...
Dafna lives in the Moshav Bnei Atarot with her two children Uri and Romi. She is veryactive in the social sector and is among the original organizers of CEO’s in the socialsector. Dafna is a graduate of the Israeli Scouts Organization which greatlyinfluenced her life.
Dafna has a master's degree in Communications and Journalism and a BA in Law – both from Hebrew University. She also holds an MBA (with a focus on entrepreneurship and technological management) from the Israeli branch of the New York Polytechnic University and graduated from the Program for Directors of Non-profit Organizations of Lahav, Tel Aviv University. Dafna is certified to practice law and is certified to do mediation by the Courts Administration. She participated in projects of Kolot (voices) – (Social Leaders, Tehuda and Amitim), Gevanim of the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco and the Community program of Gesher.
Head of Finance and Hospitals, Maccabi Health Services
Morris is married with one daughter. He lives in Rehovot and loves many sporting activities particularly surfing .and skii
Morris has a Master's Degree in Financial Economics and a Bachelor's Degree in Economics, both from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In addition, Morris graduated a Master's program in Law for nonprofessionals at Bar-Ilan University.
Yael is a consultant and lecturer. She was Director of Education for Google Israel. Previously, Yael served as Pedagogical Director at Education Cities (Arei Hinuch), an organization developing and advancing education systems as a basis for city-wide development, as well as a stimulus for leveraging local and national change and enhancing and accelerating innovative education processes in Israel. Yael works with educators and local authority leaders, facilitating groundbreaking processes for change in municipal education systems, as well as developing and implementing pedagogical innovation supported by technology. Yael builds internal and external learning processes, connecting them to continuous and ongoing global change and renewal. Prior to her work with Education Cities, Yael worked at the Institute for Democratic Education, teaching processes of change in schools on the municipal level, alongside her practice as a school counselor.
Yael is married to Eyal, has three children and lives in Giv'at Ada. She enjoys photography, traveling and playing 'Ingress'.
Yael has a Master's Degree in Educational Counselling from Tel-Aviv University and a Bachelor's Degree in Behavioral Science from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Yael is also a graduate of the Integrative Psychotherapy program at Tel-Aviv University.
Since 2012, Nimrod has served as VP of education for Educating for Excellence an organization committed to bridge the opportunity gap. Educating for Excellence operates programs in Israel’s social and geographic periphery to support children and adolescents. Couple of months ago, Nimrod was appointed as Deputy CEO of the Education For Excellence Organization. Nimrod grew up in the Israeli Scout (Tzofim) movement, where he developed professionally in a variety of roles: chapter (shevet) leader, district education coordinator, district director and went on to serve as the movement's national education director. These days, he continues to volunteer in the Tzofim’s audit committee. During his military service, Nimrod served as a combat engineering officer, and he continues to actively serve in reserve duty in the Israeli Northern Command as a lieutenant colonel.
Originally from Haifa, Nimrod resides in Tel Aviv.
Nimrod holds a graduate degree in sociology and anthropology with a focus on organizational development as well as an undergraduate degree in political science, both from the University of Haifa. He also has a teaching certificate from Kibbutzim College. Nimrod is currently working to finish his doctoral thesis at Bar Ilan University.
Head of Healthcare Israel at the Ministry of Health
Currently resides in Rehovot
Hagai holds a master’s degree in public policy from the Honors Program cum laude from the School of Public Policy and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, economics and political science, both from the Hebrew University. Hagai was awarded the David Diego Ladowski Merit Scholarship for Public Policy.
Independent - change management consultant
Malca resides in Jerusalem. She is the mother of three and a poetry, music and photography enthusiast
Malca has a BA in economy from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She analyzes corporative systems and holds several international certificates in corporate inspection from a number of leading establishments.
Director of Strategy and Projects, Israel Today, System
Rani is married to Shani, has two children and lives in Ramat Hasharon.
Rani holds two Masters' Degrees: one in Social Work from Bar-Ilan University and the other, an MBA majoring in Management from the University of Haifa. His Bachelor's Degree in Social Work is from Tel-Aviv University.
Era serves as Deputy Director of Organizational Development, Israel Center on Addiction. Presiously, Era served as Senior Advisor to Director General of Employment Services. In that position she was in charge of promoting and advancing professional subject matters throughout the organization. Between 2011 and 2012, Era was a Project Manager at ECF Tel Aviv, an economic cooperation foundation. Prior to that, Era was a Middle East Analyst at the Israeli Embassy in Washington D.C. Engaged in research and knowledge management, Era collected information coming from various Israeli and American government bodies, monitoring and analyzing it accordingly. From 2008 to 2009, Era served as Head of the Ambassadors' Office in Washington D.C. for Ambassadors Sallai Meridor and Dr. Michael B. Oren. Era is active in different social fields. Era served in the Air Force as an Operations and Training Officer in an F16 Squadron.
Era was born and raised in Moshav Ma'ale Gamla in the Golan Heights and today lives in Tel-Aviv.
Era has a Bachelor's Degree in Government, Diplomacy and Strategy Studies from IDC Herzliya. She also graduated the course for Certified Mediators from 'The Center for Mediation and Conflict Resolution'. In addition, she participated in an international seminar on economics and politics held by Georgetown University and The Fund for American Studies.
Gali Shahar Efrat
Director of Executive Training, Reichman University; Deputy Mayor of Raanana
Currently resides in Raanana
Gali has a master's degree in government, diplomacy and strategy from the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzeliyah, and a bachelor's degree in sociology from Bar-Ilan University. Additionally, Gali studied marketing and digital media and participated in a Directors and Senior Officers Course, both from the “Lahav” Directors Development program at Tel Aviv University.
Efrat has served as a spatial geriatrician in the Haifa and the Western Galilee District of Clalit Health Services and Carmel Hospital since 2017. Prior to that, she worked as the director of the Geriatric Division at Bnei Zion Hospital, which she established while carrying out her role as a senior physician in the Internal Medicine Department.
Since 2019, Efrat has been the head of the Geriatrics Department at the Faculty of Medicine at the Technion.
She has served as a member of the Board of the Israeli Association of Geriatric Medicine since 2021 and serves as chairman of the association's academic committee.
Efrat lives in Haifa, is married to Amnon and is the mother of three children. In her free time, she enjoys reading, listening to music and traveling.
Efrat has a bachelor's degree in chemistry and an MD from the Technion. She also obtained a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a specialization in health systems management from Tel Aviv University, which she studied for as part of the INBAR Program.
Founder And Chairman Achim Global
Vice President of Economics and Strategy at the Gas Authority
Ron is a Jerusalemite living in Tel Aviv. In his free time, he likes to row in a boat on the Yarkon River.
Ron holds a graduate degree in international economic development from the University of Cambridge in England, and an undergraduate degree in philosophy, economics and political science (magna cum laude) from Hebrew University.
Since 2008, Dani has been a Vice President at the 'Shalom Hartman Institute' and Director of the 'Be'eri’ program for deepening and strengthening a pluralistic Jewish-Israeli identity in the Israeli public education system.Dani is one of the Founders of 'Yachad Modiin', an organization promoting community life based on education and Jewish heritage among families leading different Jewish lifestyles. Between 2004 and 2008, Dani served as the organization’s Director and between 2002 to 2004 and 2010 to 2013 served on the Board of Directors (two years as Chairman). In addition, Dani served as a member of Modiin's steering committees: 'Jewish-Israeli Identity' and the Rochester-Modiin partnership. From 1996 to 2002 Dani was CFO and treasurer at BreezeCOM Ltd. in the private sector.During his military service, Dani served in the 8200 intelligence unit.
Dani lives in Reut, enjoys photography and plays basketball in his spare time.
Dani has a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Management from Bar- Ilan University and is a graduate of 'Gvanim' school for leadership in education, addressing Jewish renewal in Israel and in the Diaspora based on the core values of Judaism, Zionism and Democracy.
Ekhlass Saad Eldin
Manager of womens health center - Karmiel, Clalit health services
Adora is an educational counselor by profession. She began her career as a school counselor in an Orthodox school in Ramla. She later served as an early childhood counselor for the Arab Sector in the Central District and as an advisor for optimal educational climate in the Arab sector. Adora served for two years as acting supervisor of counseling in the Arab sector in the Central District. Today she is a Senior Counselor in the Arab sector in the Central District, and national advisor charged with coordinating the field of Educational Climate and Violence Prevention.Her responsibilities in the Central District include: serving as an early childhood referent and emergency comprehensive supervisor. She is also a of the Values Committee.Adora has participated in conferences and lectured in the Central District about Women’s Leadership, Professional Development and Gender Gaps in the Educational System.
Adora lives in Ramla with her daughter Nadia (9). She is passionate about writing and reading. She likes to travel around the country and the world, to discover new cultures and learn languages, and has participated in the Desert Queen Journey in Kirgizstan.
Adora holds a master’s degree in Educational Counseling with honors, from the Center for Academic Studies and a dual bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Developmental Aspects in Education, from the Educational Counselling program from Tel Aviv University. In addition, she has a teaching certificate in the SocialSciences from Tel Aviv University. Adora participated in the Lahav Directors’ Program for the development of management skills at the Faculty of Management at Tel AvivUniversity. She has also studied in training programs in the fields of sexuality and gender, and social, public and community leadership.
Pazit Gabay Elgi
Director of the Elementary Education Department in the Beer Sheva...
Pazit was born and raised in Dimona. She is married to Adiel Algi and is the mother of three children: Harel (8), Itay (5) and Neriah (10-months).
בPazit holds a BA in behavioral science and an MA in educational psychology both from Ben Gurion University. She is currently completing her PhD in educational psychology also at Ben Gurion.
Eli has served as CEO of Tel-Hai since January 2014. Before that, he served as the director-general of the Kiryat Shmona Municipality for one term with the previous mayor. Prior to that, he served as the director of education at the Gilboa Regional Council. He was honorably discharged from the IDF in 2005 after over 20 years of service, most of which was served in the artillery corps.
Originally from Kiryat Shmona, Eli lives in Metulla, is married to Etti and is the father of Yarden, Ron and Yuval.
Eli graduated from Tel Aviv University with a degree in economics and received a certificate in business administration from Tel Aviv University.
Eli currently serves as co-CEO of the Yachad Group, managing the company's activities in the fields of real estate, investments and development, and growing and marketing cannabis.
Between 2019-2021, he served as CEO of the Nahariya Municipality and led many changes on the organizational, work processes and digitization fronts. Prior to this, he held a variety of positions at Intel Israel for about 20 years, where he dealt with engineering and technological management, global IT communication technology, budget management, and team management at a number of sites around the world. He has led significant projects with investments of approximately USD 100 million, and he has overseen technological initiatives that have been highly impactful on the world in the fields of line and cordless communication systems.
He serves on the board of several different bodies.
Eli was born in Nahariya, where he continues to live today with her wife Osnat and children Ido (18), Na’ama (15) and Michal (12). He spends the little free time he has surfing or playing water sports.
Eli has a BSC degree programming and computer studies from Derby University in England.
Director of Educational Projects, Yad eliezer
General Director, Saint Vincent Hospital - French Hospital
C.E.O of Eastern Negev Cluster
In 2002 Hila joined the Sderot Council’s social services department as the director of elder services. Last year, Hila was selected to establish and manage services for the city’s residents including the implementation of a hotline for residents and public inquiries department. Hila has introduced new policies to measure municipal standards across departments in the Council. In addition, Hila has spent the past three years advising the Mayor on elder affairs and served as a Sderot council representative in the Western Negev district committee. Hila also works in the classified department for the Israeli policy.
Hila lives in Telmei Yosef in the Hof Ashkelon regional council. She and her husband Moshe have three daughters, and in her free time, she enjoys working on integrating healthy living and balanced nutrition.
Hila holds an MA in criminology and a BA in social work, both from Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Director of the Education Department in Tiberias
Jalila has held her role at Maof since 2014, while she started her work at the Rahat and Negev Bedouin Communities Business Center this year. As part of her position, she manages the business initiatives of Bedouin women from all over the Negev, developing projects and managing forums of women in business. In addition, Jalila accompanies and coordinates between business owners and services which are offered in the Small and Medium Business Administration at the Ministry of Economy. Prior to that, she served as the Bedouin tourism projector at the Negev and Galilee Development Authority. She also served as a plenum member of the Broadcasting Authority and as a directorate member of the Ministry of Culture. In 2008, Jalila established and managed a project for parents of children with special needs in the Bedouin society in the Kesher organization. In 2010, she established and managed a special populations department at the Rahat Community Center. In 2007, she managed a project to propel Bedouin women forward at the Shatil organization. In the framework of the project, she developed projects to integrate Bedouin women in the community and in employment.
Originally from Rahat, Jalila is married and is the mother of four children. She enjoys traveling and learning new languages.
Jalila holds two bachelor's degrees: one in law (LLB) from Sapir College and another in Hebrew language and literature from Ben Gurion University of the Negev. Additionally, she has a librarian certification from Beit Berl College and Ben Gurion Universit
Fadi is a serial social-business entrepreneur.He has established and managed a number of successful social impact businesses including Duroos, which aims to make higher education more accessible for the Arab population. He has won several prestigious local and international awards for his work in the field. For the past year, Fadi has been working as the program manager for the Collective Impact initiative. In this role he oversees the strategic direction of the Collective’s activities, integrates new models and tools and partners with local NGOS to maximize impact.
Fadi was born in Rahat where he lives today with his wife Dunywa and their child. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family whether it be hiking, traveling or playing at home.
Fadi studied structural engineering with a focus on project management at Ben Gurion University in the Negev.
Netanel is an Educator at the Eli Pre-Military Academy, Author, Publisher & Publicist. Previously, Netanel has served as the rabbi and teacher-educator at the Bnei-David Pre-army Preparatory Academy. He is also the founder and publisher of the Torah Building Institute and the Noga Book publishing company.Netanel writes and lectures to various audiences throughout the country about Judaism and current affairs. His columns are published on leading websites, printed media and Shabbat pamphlets. In the IDF, Netanel served as a fighter and commander in the paratroopers’ brigade.
Netanel studied in Mercaz HaRav Kook for four years, in the Yeshivat Har Hamor for additional four years, and in the army veterans’ yeshiva in Eli for two years. He holds an executive MPA from Tel Aviv University and a BA in psychology. Currently he is completing his rabbinical ordination certification through the Chief Rabbinate of Israel
Netanel studied in Mercaz HaRav Kook for four years, in the Yeshivat Har Hamor for additional four years, and in the army veterans’ yeshiva in Eli for two years. He holds an executive MPA from Tel Aviv University and a BA in psychology. Currently he is completing his rabbinical ordination certification through the Chief Rabbinate of Israel
Hedva became the director of the Southern district of Clalit Health Fund in 2019. For the previous 18 months served as the fund’s administrative director and from 2014-2018 she was the administrative director of the Central district. In the framework of her position, she led processes to improve services in the district clinics and to advance employees of the administration and administrative directors in the district.From 2009 to 2015, Hedva managed the administration of Southern Negev, which is responsible for providing services over a wide geographic area for Clalit patients from the Bedouin sector. Previously, she was the administrative director of the largest medical center in the Southern district for five years.Hedva began her work at Clalit Health Fund during her national service as a volunteer in the office of the district director.In 2014, Hedva completed the Mandel Program for Community Leadership in the Negev, a program that emphasizes valued-based leadership.
Hedva was born in Beer Sheva where she still lives with her family. She is married to Eitan, an Electronics Engineer who teaches at a high school in Ofakim. She is the mother of four children. In her free time, she enjoys reading, drawing, and volunteers as amentor in various frameworks.
Hedva holds an MBA in business management and a bachelor’s in management from Ben Gurion University. In the framework of the INBAR program, Hedva is studying in the continuing education track in healthcare systems management at Tel Aviv University.
Mayor of Ramat HaNegev Local Council
Ben is the Principle of Ein Gedi High School. Before becoming a principle, Ben was a teacher at Boyer School, in charge of the 11th grade homeroom and responsible for teaching Bible and Jewish History classes. Ben has been the Director of the Beit Taylor Community Center and Director of the Adopt-A-Neighborhood program in Kiryat Hayovel, Jerusalem. In his role, Ben developed, advanced and managed programs in a variety of fields for the benefit of the residents of Kiryat Hayovel, among them: education, culture, recreation, community, building and urban planning. Between 2006 and 2011, Ben established and managed the 'Young Communities' department at 'New Spirit' and in 2010 founded the Jerusalem premilitary academy – the 'Jerusalem Mechina'.Ben served as a Research Officer in an elite intelligence unit.
Ben lives in Kiryat Hayovel in Jerusalem.
Ben has a Bachelor's Degree and a Teacher's Diploma from the 'Revivim' program - a training program for outstanding students for teaching Judaism. At present, Ben is completing his Master's Degree in Contemporary Judaism (majoring in Holocaust Studies). Both degrees are from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Moshiko is the Deputy Director of Rishon LeZion Local Authority. In his previous position he was CEO of Kadima-Tzuran Regional Council and acted as the legal advisor on issues of Labor Union real estate assets to the General Cooperative Workers Company of Israel. He was in charge of the legal division, and the Director General’s senior advisor, responsible for the legal handling of hundreds of real estate assets all over Israel, and a member of the company's board of management. From 2006-2012 Moshiko filled a number of positions in the real estate department at Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co. law office, personally advising to clients on complex, large scale real estate projects. In 2011, Moshiko established 'The Legal Practice for Senior Citizens' together with Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co. law office and IDC Herzliya, serving as Co-Director of the organization. Moshiko lecturers to students, interns and practicing lawyers on various professional topics in the field of real estate. He also speaks in front of large groups at the 'School for Legal Practice' In the military. Moshiko served as a combat soldier and officer in an operational intelligence unit and is a Major in reserve duty.
Moshiko is married to Moran and has two children. He lives in Tel-Aviv and enjoys sports and traveling.
Moshiko has an LL.B from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and graduated the 'Kolot' Fellows Program between 2012-2013.
Esti is the head of digital health initiative in the Israeli healthcare system. In her current position, Esti is responsible for driving digital transformation and leading policy, implementation and change with a diverse team with a range of skills and expertise. In her role, Esti led significant programs such as secondary use of health data for research; the use of cloud computing in healthcare; developing assessment for digital health applications, and developing Israeli FHIR implementation. She recently co-founded the Israeli Telemedicine Community.
In her previous position, Esti served as the deputy director of the Medical Technology, Health Information and Research Directorate (MTIR), in the Israeli Ministry of Health. Esti led national projects such as the National Program for increasing the accessibility and availability to MR exams, as well as international collaboration with the IAEA on the field of medical technologies.
Esti lives in Shoresh, is married to Elad and is the mother of Tomer, Alon and Inbar. She enjoys starting to work out.
Esti holds a MPA in public administration from Harvard Kennedy School, a M.Sc. in technology management from the Hebrew University and B.Sc.Med in medical science from the Hebrew University. Esti is a member of MAOZ’s INBAR Leadership Program’s fifth cohort, Wexner Israel Fellowship (class 26) and Atidim – Cadets for Public Service (Class 1) -- all of which are leadership programs of the Israeli public sector.
Since 2010, Havi has served as CEO of the JordanValley regional council Community Center (registeredassociation), which is part of the Israel Association ofCommunity Centers’ community center chain. In herrole as CEO, she is responsible for all leisure, society andcommunity fields in the regional council: day care centersfor infants, after school activities for children and youth,holidays and events – youth center and a center for theelderly, as well as culture and sports at the authoritycouncil. Before her current position, Havi served ascoordinator of the preschoolers division, and coordinatorof the northern branch of the center, and before that she worked as a teacher.
Havi lives in Shadmot Mehola with her husband and four children. In her free time, she likes to read, learn and knit.
Havi is an MBA candidate with a sub-specialty in management from Ariel University. She has an MA in administration, accounting and Bible from the Jerusalem College for Girls – Bayit VaGan, and a teacher’s certificate.
CEO, Center for Breakthrough Thinking
Eyal has four children, is married and lives in Tzur Hadassah. He publishes books and songs, including Guardian of the Memories, What is Your Goal?, Outcome-Oriented Education, Homeostasis, The Goal: Iran, and more. He enjoys deep-sea swimming, music, traveling, words and touching the human soul.
Eyal holds a doctorate in education in research on outcome-oriented thinking from Bar-Ilan University, an MBA, specialization in marketing and information systems, and a bachelor's degree in business administration and communication from Hebrew University. In addition, he is a certified mediator and expert in Breakthrough Thinking® and he represents the approach in Israel.
Since 2000, Dganit has served as director at the Haredi sports
department in Jerusalem municipality’s sports division.
She is in charge of all fields of sports and related intramunicipal
and extra-municipal interfaces concerning the
Haredi sector. She oversees strategic planning, municipal
policy making in fields of education for a healthy lifestyle,
leads pioneering projects for the entire population in
various fields of sports and informal education and strives
for collaboration. She works closely with the municipality
on issues related to conflict management and resolution.
Dganit lives in Jerusalem, with her husband and eight children. Most of her free time is dedicated to sports, conflict resolution, art and cooking.
Dganit has an MA in conflict management and resolution from Ben Gurion University and a BA in educational administration from Bar Ilan University. She also holds a senior teacher’s certificate and a mediator’s certificate. She is an alumna of the UN’s Interpeace Program for conflict resolution, as well as courses for leadership and management, employee empowerment, management psychology, etc.
CEO of YMCA Jerusalem and the Three Arches Company
Rana lives in Jerusalem. She is married and the mother of three children. She enjoys reading, swimming and studying and is a social and feminist activist
Rana holds a BA in international relations and English linguistics from the Hebrew University. She holds an MA in English linguistics also from the Hebrew University and another master’s degree in political science from Tel Aviv University. Rana is a graduate of the 21st cohort of Mandel School for Educational Leadership.
CEO, Mivtach Shamir Energy
Vice President and Head of the Technology Education Administration at...
Muhana holds a BA in mathematics and statistics as well as a master’s degree in managing educational systems both from Haifa University. He is also a graduate of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership.
Muhana resides in the village of Hurfeish. He is married to Ghaida and the father of three. In his nonexistent free time, he enjoys reading about the philosophy of science.
Director of the Department of Communications, Information and Community Relations,...
Nurit lives in Mevasseret Zion. In her free time she is physically active, and especially loves long distance running.
MA in Political Science and BA in Economics and Political Science, both from Hebrew University.
Senior Director of the Ministry of Labor, Welfare and Social...
Vice President of Strategy and Policy Planning, Ministry of Economy...
Since September 2016, Firas has led and managed the finance system at Mashadawi King Store Ltd., the largest food retail chain in the Arab society which currently has 13 branches and employs about 1,000 people. In his as VP finance of the company, he serves as a management team member and is a significant partner in all organizational strategic decisions. Prior to taking on his current role, Firas served as finance and control coordinator at the Government Companies Authority in the Ministry of Finance for three years and was a lender and auditor of the largest government companies in the Israeli economy in everything related to the financial, economic and accounting aspects. Prior to that, he served four years as an auditor at the Somekh Chaikin (KPMG) accounting firm.
Firas was born in Acre and was raised in Nazereth, where he currently lives with his partner Marva, who works as an emotional art therapist. During the weekends, Firas likes to spend time with Marva at a good restaurant that has good and special food.
An accountant by profession, Firas holds an MBT in business taxes from the College of Management (cum laude), and a BA in economics and accounting from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In addition, he completed a program for directors and senior corporation executives at the Faculty of Management at Tel Aviv University.
Firas has worked for the Ajyal youth movement since its establishment in 2006. He has served several roles in this time, including coordinating projects, running factories and overseeing branches from A to Z.
At the beginning, Ajyal had five branches; today, the movement has 30 branches stretching across Arab villages and cities from North to South, as well as branches which are based in the mixed cities of in Haifa, Lod and Ramla.
The most important venture Firas took part in was when he partnered in establishing a school for refugee children in Lesbos, Greece in 2018.
Firas lives in the Western Galilee village of Sha’ab. He is the son of Fauzi and Intasar and has two younger siblings: Muanes and Neguan.
Married to Amna, Firas is the father of Ahmed (seven-years-old), Rima (three) and Salma (four months).
He enjoys traveling in Israel and around the world and volunteers with Magen David Adom as an ambulance driver and as a senior medic.
Firas obtained his BA in elementary and high school English education from the Arab Academic College of Education in Haifa. He holds a MA in communication from the Netanya Academic College.
Firas has undergone many first-aid trainings all over the world. He is a MAOZ MAKOM Cohort 4 fellow.
Faculty member at the Mandel Institute Leadership School
Benyamin lives on Kibbutz Merav with his family.
Ph.D. in Education from the E.L.T.E University in Budapest, MA in Educational Management from Derby University, a BA in Education from the Jerusalem College and a B.Ed.
Since 2002 Roni has served as the Founder and CEO of the 'Or Movement'. The movement's goal is to develop and settle the Negev and Galilee areas and work towards a holistic solution for young people and affordable housing in the periphery. Today the Or Movement is a central player in the issue of settlement and housing and partners with the government on decision making involving the periphery and advancing dozens of projects in the Negev and Galilee. Under Roni's leadership the movement has settled approximately 25,000 residents in these areas and has been actively involved in regulation concerning housing and advancing the Israeli geographic periphery.During his military service, Roni served as a combat soldier and Team Commander in the 'Egoz' unit.
Roni lives in Yeruham and, in his spare time, likes to draw and sketch.
Roni graduated the 'Yatir' pre-military academy and is among the first class of the 'Otzem' Alumni Program combining agriculture and settlement in the Negev and Galilee with values, morals and learning Torah.
Roy is married to Kim and has two children. He enjoys camping and hiking, Judaic studies and community and economic development in Jerusalem and the periphery.
Roy has a Master's Degree in Public Policy and a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Middle East studies, both from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is a Wexner Israel Fellowship graduate with a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University.
Business commercial manager at Solargik company
Rachelle Sprecher Fraenkel
Head of Halacha Program, Halacha Consultant, Rabbinical Teacher, Co-founder of...
Rachelle was born and raised in the Golan Heights. She lives in Nof Ayalon, is married and has seven children. She loves animals, nature, writing, and meeting new and diverse people.
Rachelle studied biology and Talmud in university, but most of her education has been halachic. She has spent many years studying Talmud and halacha in the Lindenbaum, Matan and Nismat seminaries and at Bar-Ilan University.
Orli Miriam Frenkel
Director of the Community Cooperation and Treatment Sequence Department, Hospital...
Orli was born in the United States and immigrated to Israel with her family when she was 15. Orli lives in Tel Aviv with her young son. In her spare time Orli sings in a choir, and if she weren’t a doctor she would be involved in social entrepreneurship.
Orli holds an MD from Tel Aviv University and a Masters in Public Health from Harvard University. As part of the INBAR Healthcare Management program, Orli is studying at Tel Aviv University towards a MBA degree, with a focus on health systems management.
Senior Division Manager, Ezer Mitzion - The Division for Supporting...
Project and Strategy Manager, Millio
Director General of the Ministry of Culture and Sports
Raz is married with two children and lives in Kochav Yair. He is an enthusiastic triathlete, also experienced in orienteering, rock climbing and scuba diving.
Raz has an MBA Degree majoring in Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Finance from Tel-Aviv University and a B.Sc. Degree from Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, in Industrial Engineering and Management, specializing in Production and Operations.
Ido is the director of the Yerucham education branch. In February 2013, he retired from the Air Force after 25 years of service with the rank of lieutenant colonel. In the framework of his service, he performed most roles in the field of unmanned aircraft and commanded the school for training unmanned aircraft operators.Ido is a mathematics teacher and until 2019, he directed the Regional Center for Science and Technology Education in Yerucham. He gives lectures in various forums in the fields of technology education in the periphery and combat ethics.
Ido lives in Yerucham. He is married and the father of four children. His wife is a carpenter, maintenance and construction supervisor. He has many hobbies, mainly connected to the worlds of music and extreme sports.
Ido holds a master’s in mathematics education from the Kibbutzim College, and a bachelor's in mathematics and computer science from Bar Ilan University. He is a graduate of the squadron commanders training course and the Ministry of Education’s principals’ course.
Shai is the Director of the Education Department in Even Yehuda Municipality and is responsible for all the ages in the education system.Shai was the director of the elementary and junior high schools’department in the Netanya Municipality. He managed 53schools that serve the city’s diverse population groups.Prior to this role, Shai served as the principal of the AshalimSchool in Holon for eight years and, together with theschool’s staff, was awarded many prizes. Shai was also alecturer and pedagogic facilitator in the history subspecialtyat Kibbutzim College and an educator at the A.D. GordonSchool in Tel Aviv.
Shai holds a PhD in history and education from Tel Aviv University. He holds a certificate in management of educational systems and management of educational divisions. Shai received an MA in American Studies (education in the 20th century and the influence of social processes) with honors, and has a certificate in teaching history from Kibbutzim College.
Shai holds a PhD in history and education from Tel Aviv University. He holds a certificate in management of educational systems and management of educational divisions. Shai received an MA in American Studies (education in the 20th century and the influence of social processes) with honors, and has a certificate in teaching history from Kibbutzim College.
Independent journalist, director, and presenter on radio and television.
Gal lives in Tel Aviv with her husband and their three children.
Gal is currently studying toward a degree in law.
Director of Business Development and Partnerships at the Democratic Institute
Tamir holds a B.Ed. and a teaching certificate from the Kibbutzim College. He has a master’s degree in political science from the Bar Ilan University and he studied for an MA in education administration at Tel Aviv University.
Tamir holds a B.Ed. and a teaching certificate from the Kibbutzim College. He has a master’s degree in political science from the Bar Ilan University and he studied for an MA in education administration at Tel Aviv University.
Hadas has served as CEO of 'Nova' since 2010, an organization that offers strategic and organizational consultancy to nonprofit organizations in Israel. Additionally, Hadas represents the nonprofit sector at the Prime Minister's Office inter-sector round table. Prior to Nova, Hadas was an independent consultant in the nonprofit and private sectors, facilitating business development in organizations specializing in corporate responsibility. From 2005 to 2007, Hadas worked as a consultant for 'Shaldor', Israel's leading business and strategic consultancy firm. Hadas served as an observer on the Lebanese border.
Hadas is married with one child and lives in Kfar Uria.
Hadas has a Master's Degree with Honors in Environmental Studies from Tel-Aviv University, majoring in the Cost Structure for ‘Green Building', and a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem - the 'Amirim' program for outstanding scholars.
Director of Innovation and Digital Learning, Mandel Foundation
Dafna has three children: Yonatan, Noa and Lior. She lives in a moshav in the Shfela region. She likes yoga and trail running and has run in running groups for roughly nine years. In general, she enjoys being active. She dreams of trekking for weeks with nothing but a bag on her back and her own thoughts.
Dafna obtained a BA in law and an additional BA in literature and English language from Bar-Ilan University.
Since 2016 Hanadi has been the Director of the Early Childhood Department for the Rahat Municipality. As such she is responsible for 200 kindergartens in particular,managing the institutional activities, registration and class assignments as well as fostering pedagogical and social solutions in the system, administration of summer programs and management of human resources. Prior to joining the Ministry, Hanadi directed a kindergarten and coordinated the Pisga in Rahat, the center for the professional development of teachers.
Hanadi was born in Tur’an and moved to Rahat after getting married. She and her husband have a son Suliman. In her free time, Hanadi enjoys traveling and getting to know new places.
Hanadi has a master’s degree in Educational Administration from Achva College, and a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education specializing in the sciences from Ohalo College.
Director of Physical Therapy School, Shamir (Asaf Haroffe) Medical Center
Galia has over 20 years of rich experience in establishing, managing and accompanying social intervention programs in nonprofits and through philanthropy. She specializes in initiating effective models and responses to advance marginalized populations through education and employment. Throughout her career, Galia has worked in third sector organizations, and has gained extensive experience in strategic and involved philanthropic work. Galia began her activities at the Ruderman Family Foundation as a program manager and currently manages the foundation’s activities in Israel, which includes managing grants, developing practices in strategic philanthropy in Israel, promoting policies, managing interfaces with government and public bodies, leading development processes, and establishing the Link20 Movement.
In her previous role, Galia served as a higher education program manager at the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations, where she founded the Deans Forum and partnered in establishing numerous programs and ventures.
A Modi’in resident, Galia is married to Ram and has four wonderful children: Maya, Ido, Yael and Yuval. In her free time, Galia enjoys traveling in Israel and around the world, doing pilates and working out, and hanging out with good friends.
Galia obtained her master’s degree in labor studies with honors from Tel Aviv University after obtaining her bachelor's degree in communication and management at the College of Management. She received a certificate in facilitating biennial groups at the Bar-Ilan School of Social Work.
Director of the Senior Division for Human Capital Control in...
Mayor of Mate Binyamin Local Council
For over a year, Jakob has been the director of the business room at Bank Discount. This position for him is closing a circle, for he began his professional career in 2001 as a trader in the exact same business room.Jakob is an expert in managing financial risk, currency hedging and trading, and in interest and currency derivatives. Previously he was a consultant to corporations and to diverse institutional and financial bodies.In recent years he filled several positions in the bank, among them director of the asset and liability management unit, and director of the capital unit of the Discount Group.For three years, he was the finance and operations manager of a company dealing in trade and export of non-ferrous metal wastes.
Jakob lives in Givat Shmuel with his wife Ayelet and their four children – Mika, Itay, Alon and Ori. He enjoys hiking and nature. In recent years, he has been hiking the Israel trail. He enjoys reading, mainly historical novels and biographies.
Jakob holds a master’s in finance and a bachelor's in economics and business management, both from Bar-Ilan University.
Welfare systems consulting
Eti lives in Shimshit in Emek Yizrael, which she and her family took part in establishing 17 years ago. She is married and has two sons. In her free time, she travels, reads books and works to advance her town.
Eti holds an MA (with honors) in social work in the administration and community work track and a BA (with honors) in social work, both from Bar Ilan University. Eti also took various courses in management, coaching and mediation
Director of the Northern Laboratory, Maccabi Health Services
Yuval lives in Lotem in the Misgav Regional Council.
Yuval holds a B.Sc. in biology from Tel Aviv University, an M.Sc. with honors and a Ph.D. from the biotechnology and molecular microbiology department of Tel Aviv University. In addition, he has an MHA from Haifa University. In the Inbar program, Gilad is studying for a master's degree in business administration specializing on medical services management at Tel Aviv University.
Most of Genet’s experience and work has been in the general social arena and in the field of education in particular, from the position of IDF education officer, to training and coordinating positions at the Ayanot youth village boarding school, to managing a boarding school for four years.
Genet is married to Danny and is the mother of Orpaz, Niv and Leah. She lives in Sde David. She enjoys community living, which is why she lives in a community village. She likes living the Israeli life and visiting with family members, as well as traveling to nature in Israel .
Genet has a bachelor’s degree in logistics and economics from Bar-Ilan University. She obtained her master’s degree in business administration from the Ono Academic College.
Since 2012, Nechami has served as the CEO of Ayalim. Prior to that, from 2011 to 2012, Nechami was the Clients and Operations Manager at the Totem Imaging and Animation company, where she handled business interactions.From 2004 to 2010, Nechami worked in a number of positions at the Adam Milo Institute. In her last role there, she managed the Jerusalem branch of the organization and served on the board of directors. The position included work plan construction and strategic planning. Prior to that, Nechami managed the Enrichment Center for Children, a unit of the Tzeva Association for “Youth Building a Future”. While working there, she also worked as a youth counselor at the children’s emergency center in Be’er Sheva.
Currently resides in Ashalim
Nechami holds a master’s degree in labor studies from Tel Aviv University, and a bachelor’s degree in behavioral sciences from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
Lilach serves as CEO of the local council, head of humanresources and women’s advancement consultant to thehead of the local council. Before that, she was a regionalmentor in the Israeli Association for Community Centers,director of the Katzrin community center and director ofJordan Valley regional community center.
Lilach lives in Katzrin with her husband and three children. She spends her free time with her family, and enjoys baking.
Lilach has an MA in systems management and community work and a BA in social work, both from Haifa University. Lilach is an organizational consultant and group facilitator.
Head of Civil Society Department for Elka Institute for Leadership...
Currently resides in Tel Aviv
Ori earned a master’s degree cum laude in the Honors MBA program at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Ori earned his bachelor’s degree in philosophy and interdisciplinary studies from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In addition, Ori holds a certificate in mediation and a teaching certificate.
Director of the Public Service Leadership Program, and Director of...
Noga lives on Maale Gilboa. She is married and a mother to five wonderful children. She spends most of her free time raising her family, learning Torah and reading.
MA in Jewish Studies (magna cum laude) at Touro College and BA and BEd in Talmud at Bar Ilan University. She is also a graduate of the school principals’ training course.
Gil has managed the Ministry of Transportation’s Local Authorities Department since June 2019. In his role, he is responsible for budgeting transportation infrastructure projects in all local authorities, for managing and leading the ministry's core projects on the municipal front, which amount to about NIS 4 billion, and for promoting policies to strengthen and improve municipal transportation infrastructure. Gil previously served as head of the ministry’s Project Department and worked on the Ministry of Defense’s Southern Transition Authority for three years, where he led and promoted projects to strengthen the national infrastructure in the Negev for the area's residents and IDF commissioned officers. Gil is a member of Cohort 2 of the Cadets for National Service, and has served as a consultant and assistant to the deputy mayor of Herzliya, as well as being in charge of projects in the mayor’s office.
Gil was born and raised in Rehovot. He currently lives in Rishon LeZiyon with her wife Shari and their two children: Yuval and Ido. He is crazy about sports and follows every sporting event, no matter how small of seemingly insignificant it may be. He likes books and knows how to quote entire movies and TV shows.
Gil has a master’s degree in public policy from the Hebrew University and an MBA with honors from the Management College. In addition, he obtained his bachelor’s degree (with honors) in governance and diplomacy from the Interdisciplinary Center. In the framework of his work, he was chosen to take part in an educational trip for the Cadets for National Service to China.
Amir practices in the field of environment and sustainability, serving as a Head of Export and Foreign Trade in the Agricultural Department. Prior, Amir was a consultant to the Ministry of Environmental Protection.In the past, Amir was Head of the community incubator in Tirat HaCarmel and an entrepreneur in the social enterprise (fourth) sector with a renewable energy company, developing social businesses and leveraging local resources. Earlier in his career, Amir served as a product manager for a hi-tech company.Amir is active in an Israeli-Palestinian peace association (incorporating both Israeli and Palestinian activists), urging leaders on both sides to cease all unilateral actions and blame, and resume negotiations until the conflict is settled.
Amir lives in Mesilat Zion, he is married to Noa and a father to Yuval, Neta and Adar. Amir loves hiking, climbing, rappelling and riding his bike.
Amir has an Executive MBA (EMBA) Degree, receiving the Dean's Award for Excellence, and a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Psychology, both from Tel- Aviv University.
Eitan currently serves as the Chair of the Knesset's House Committee and as a Member of Knesset on behalf of the Blue & White party. He formerly served as the Mayor of Ra'anana and the Chairman of the city’s Building and Planning Committee. Prior to that, Eitan served as CEO of a private enterprise, as an advisor to former Member of Knesset, Matan Vilnai and as a communications consultant to the Deputy Defense Minister.Earlier on in his career, Eitan served as Ra'anana's Labor Party's Secretary and was active in Hitorerut (Awakening), a movement advocating equality, encouraging the recruitment of ultra-orthodox students into the military and improving reserve soldiers' rights. In addition, Eitan was among the founders of Different Israel, a mass movement for young people that articulated both a vision, as well as a strategic plan for creating a better Israel.
Eitan lives in Ra'anana, loves listening to Israeli music and reading biographies and history books.
Eitan has a Master's Degree in Political Science from Tel-Aviv University and an LL.B Degree as well as a Bachelor's Degree in Government Studies, both from IDC Herzliya. Eitan is licensed and certified to practice Law in Israel.
Inbar Harush Gity
Director of "Tikkun", project manager at the Ministry of Defense
Inbar lives in Shoham. She spends her free time doing long distance running, and with her family.
MA in Public Policy in the Honors program and BA in Psychology and Biology, both from the Hebrew University. Inbar has also completed a BEd at the Beit Berl College.
Deputy Director of Barzilai Hospital
Gili lives on Moshav Eitan, a religious moshav near Kiryat Gat with her husband Marcel, a farmer and their four children. She is secular and prefers the rural lifestyle in the periphery. Gili is involved in her local community and would like to help more youth from the periphery pursue professions in healthcare
Gili holds an MD from the Ben Gurion University. As part of the INBAR Healthcare Management program, Gili is studying at Tel Aviv University towards an MBA degree, with a focus on health systems management.
Since 2017, Elon has served as commander of the IDF Center for Health Services, and director of the health services department in the Medical Corps. From 2014-2017, Elon served as the health commander of the Northern command, and prior to that as director of the operational medical branch of the Chief Medical Officer Headquarters. Elon helped formulate the Medical Corps’ strategic program for preventing preventable deaths, known as “My Brother’s Keeper.”Elon is an airborne physician in Unit 669 and has taken part in several humanitarian missions around the world. From 2013-2017, he participated and led the mission for providing medical assistance to Syrian refugees who arrived in Israel and requested assistance.Elon is a member of the organizing committee of the THOR International Network (The Hemostasis and Oxygenation Research Network), which stands at the forefront of the field of advanced resuscitation.Recently it was agreed that Elon will become the next chief medical officer and he is expected to begin this role in the coming months.Elon is a specialist in general surgery and holds an appointment as a professor of surgery at Bar Ilan University – in the Faculty of Health Sciences in Zefat, and an appointment as an associate professor of surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, MD.
Elon is married and is the father of three children. He enjoys hiking.
Elon holds an MD and a Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) - both degrees from Ben Gurion University. In the framework of the INBAR program, Elon is studying in the continuing education track in healthcare systems management at Tel Aviv University.
VP Communications, branding and sustainability, Strauss Group
Osnat is a resident of the Krayot (small cities on the outskirts of Haifa). She is married to Avi and the mother of three grown children. In her free time, she enjoys sports and traveling.
Osnat holds a master’s in organizational sociology and a bachelor's in political science and sociology, both from the University of Haifa.
Chairman of the Teachers' Union, Jerusalem Branch
Since 2016, Yair has served as director of the operationsdivision in Lod. In this position, he oversees infrastructureprojects, business licensing and work force development.Yair has been working at Lod municipality since 2013,when he took part in the process of transitioning froman appointed committee to the election of the currentmayor, Yair Revivo. Before that, Yair worked in securityand zone management in the city and in Lod and KiryatOno authorities, and managed two nonprofit organizationsworking in the fields of society and education. Yair servesas a reserve company commander in the armored corps.
Yair lives in Lod with his wife and five children.
Yair has an MBA from Ono Academic College, a BA in education and a teacher’s certificate. Yair is also a consultant.
Founder and CEO, Evermile
Director of Human Resources, Jerusalem District and Shefela, Maccabi Health...
Ofira grew up in Rehovot and after completing her BA moved with her husband to the southern town of Arad. The south proved to be an inspirational backdrop for Ofira’s career and commitment to building a stronger Israel. Today she resides with her husband and two daughters in Me
Ofira holds a BA from the faculty of biotechnology and food engineering at the Technion and an MBA from Ben Gurion University. In addition, she was trained as senior mentor in the Osem Group.
Executive Director of the Kindergartens, Agudat Yisrael
Yisrael received extensive religious education and is a graduate of a mediation course with the Gevim Group.
Yisrael received extensive religious education and is a graduate of a mediation course with the Gevim Group.
Principal of the Jerusalem High School,
Ayelet is married with three children and lives in Jerusalem.
Ayelet holds an LL.B from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, combined with a unit in Education and is certified and licensed to practice law in Israel.
Yonit Golub Serkin
Managing Director, MassChallenge Israel
Yona previously served as Director of the Yeshivot Bnei Akiva educational network's Education Department. He is also a member of the mamlachti religious education council, the statutory body that oversees Israel's mamlachti religious education policies.Over the years, Yona has worked both in formal education and informal education. For 12 years, he was active in a national nonprofit organization that assisted communities in processing loss and trauma, especially in the context of terror attacks and wars. He also coordinated a national rehabilitation project for youth displaced from the Gush Katif settlement bloc, served as secretary general of the Bnei Akiva youth movement and more.Yona worked in a variety of management and teaching positions at the Orot Israel College of Education, including training educators and establishing and managing of the institution for developing educational leadership.
Yona was born in the United States. He lives in Peduel with his wife, Bracha, and their six children.
Yona studied in the HaGolan Yeshivat Hesder in the Golan Heights and in the local Kollel. He has a doctorate in education from Hebrew University School of Education.In addition, he has taken dozens of continued education professional courses on a variety of topics from a certification in mediation to annual courses on coping with trauma and disasters.
Dasi is the CEO of Community Administration in Jerusalem, IACC Israel Association of Community Centers Ltd. Previously, Dasi was the CEO of the Neve Yakov Community Administration and was responsible for leading community-wide efforts which range from introducing new, innovative projects to supporting services and programs including learning centers, civic participation initiatives, youth and elderly clubs, cultural activities, promoting local business and facilities including day care and sports facilities for the community’s 26,000 residents.In her past role of vice president of Nitaza-The Israeli Center for Maternal Health, Dasi advanced awareness of pre- and postpartum depression, trained designated teams, and provided psychological and psychiatric treatments to hundreds of women. In addition to content development, Dasi also led extensive financial reforms to narrow the deficit, increase selfgenerated income, improve cash flow, and build better recovery processes.
Dasi lives in Jerusalem. She is married and is the mother of four children: Adina, Udi, Refael and Shuki. Dasi enjoys reading, meeting people, and having interesting debates.
Dasi holds a BA and an MBA (with distinction), with a specialty in finance. She also holds a teaching certificate.
Tali currently serves as vice president of regulation and corporate communication at Keshet. She is responsible for corporate social responsibility and regulation, overseeing all communication strategies as well as crisis management.In this role, Tali helped to establish and write Keshet’s company's code of ethics. She also works closely with Roim Rachok, a nonprofit that Keshet founded over a decade prior to connect youth to cinema and television providing consultation and guidance.Earlier in her career, Tali helped to establish the BIP comedy channel and managed Hed Arzi's public relations department. Previously, she served as spokesperson and manager of the company’s public relations department as well as a senior board member. Tali also serves as a board member at Channel 24.
Tali lives in Ramat HaSharon with her husband and their four children. She enjoys reading, long-distance running, good food and good music.
Tali has a graduate degree in law from Bar Ilan University, another graduate degree in political science and political communication from Tel Aviv University, and an undergraduate degree in communication and management from the College of Management.
The Bloomberg Foundation in Be’er Sheva is partnered with the Be’er Sheva Foundation to promote urban renewal efforts. Vered manages the team and provides strategic direction to all initiatives and programs. Previously, she worked as the Vice Manager of the Ministry for the Development of the Negev, managing a budget of more than NIS 100 million. She played a role in the 546 government decision with regard to the Negev and worked on various economic development projects in the area. Previously, Vered served as a Senior Project Manager for the PORI Institute for Market Research and managed research and strategy for global brands.
Vered was born and raised in Be’er Sheva. Today she lives in Mishmar HaNegev with her partner Ron and their four children – Shay, Yuval, Ziv and Lior. On weekends she enjoys spending time with her family as well as jogging and hiking.
Vered has an MA in Business Management and a BA with honors in Hotel and Tourism Management both from Ben Gurion University of the Negev.
Adviser to the President of the Supreme Court
Currently resides in Jerusalem
Hoshea holds a Master’s degree from Harvard Law School, and a bachelor’s degree in law cum laude from Tel Aviv University. In addition, he studied in the Hebron Yeshiva and Mir Yeshiva in Jerusalem.
Amit is work on the Municipal Programs and Strategy in Russell Berrie Foundation. Previously, Amit was the Deputy General Manager of Planning and Strategy at the Tsfat Municipality. His position included management of planning and strategy in the mayor’s office, housing and demographic growth and expansion of the tourism industry and business development in the city.From 2008 to 2012, Amit served as a team leader at the Reut Institute in Tel Aviv, where he worked on promoting economic policy development in peripheral regions of Israel.. From 2005 to 2006, Amit served as project manager at the Sunrise Company, where his responsibilities included writing business plans for high-tech companies requesting funding for research and development purposes from the Office of the Chief Scientist in the Ministry of Industry and for federal funds from the United States government.
Currently resides in Mitzpe Hila
Amit was awarded the Chevening Scholarship from the British Government in 2007, while earning his master’s degree in international public policy from University College London. Prior to that, Amit completed his bachelor’s degree in economics and political science cum laude from Tel Aviv University.
Kineret Dahan Granit
Head of Senior Economics, Natural Gas Authority, Ministry of Energy
Kineret lives in Kfar Adumim. She is married to Yehonatan and has four children: Maya, Neta, Rotem and Zohar. Born in the Golan Heights, she loves hiking, reading and learning.
Kineret holds a bachelor's degree in philosophy, economy, and political science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She also has a teaching certificate form Beit Berl Academic College, a master’s degree in education from David Yellin College of Education (summa cum laude), and an MBA from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Director of the Ultra-Orthodox Education Department in the Jerusalem Municipality
Shmuel lives in Beit Shemesh with his wife and five children. While free time is rare, any time off, he spends traveling with his family.
Shmuel has an MPA from Hebrew University and an LL.B. from Ono Academic College. He also has an equivalent bachelor’s degree in education as well as a certificate in teaching. He is a graduate of both a mediation and project management course and is a Mandel Laedership fellow
Rami currently serves as the Director of Care Risk Management & Public Inquiries at Ziv Medical Center. Previously, as part of his specialization in healthcare management, Rami served as the medical advisor to the Head of the Public Health Services Office in the Ministry of Health. Before that, Rami served as the Deputy Senior Physician at the Health Bureau in Haifa. While at the Heath Bureau, Rami managed various medical, administrative and educational initiatives. He also served as the Head of the Medical Committees that determine mobility impairment by the National Insurance Institute of Israel. Rami’s professional focus is in the field of immunization. He is a board member in the official committee advising the Ministry of Health on infectious diseases and immunizations, and provides medical consultation for patients concerning vaccination in extreme conditions (complex cases and side effects) and to vaccinating healthcare professionals in the local healthcare clinics and Tipat Halav. Rami is also a lecturer and has spent the past five years speaking about the medical practice and advanced nursing in various hospitals and medical centers in Israel, as well as conventions, schools and community centers. Rami is a volunteer doctor at the Jordan River Village where he accompanies and treats children with chronic diseases and adults with disabilities. His medical specialization is in healthcare management. He completed his residency in public health at the Haifa District Health Bureau, and his medical internship at Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa.
Rami lives in Zarzir with his wife Riam and their four children. In his spare time, he enjoys martial arts. If he were not a doctor, he would be a carpenter.
Rami holds an MD from Hebrew University, and an MPH from Haifa University. As part of the INBAR Healthcare Management program, Rami is pursuing an MBA at Tel Aviv University with a focus on healthcare systems administration.
An investor in Intel's corporate venture capital fund
MBA from the Wharton School of Business Administration at the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in social sciences and humanities (magna cum laude) from the Open University
Yoni lives in Tel Aviv, is married to Rona and father to Gil. He spends his free time training, reading and spending time with his family.
Deputy Head of medical division, Director of Telemedicine services, Maccabi...
Director of Procurement and Computing Contracts, Energy Team
Shay lives in Jerusalem with his wife, Hagar, and their three children, Nadav, Tamar and Ron.
Shay has a BA in Political Science and Business Administration from the Hebrew University.
Tal is the COO if Nirlat. Prior to that, Tal was the COO of Brand Industries, one of the leading companies in Israel in the field of production, construction and establishment of national and international projects in the metals industry. While at Brand Industries, Tal managed operations at the production plant in Yeruham, and, at the group’s HQ. He was responsible for driving and implementing cross-organizationalprocesses on the operational level and for the supply chain between the group’s companies.Before this position, Tal served as a senior project managerand regional director at MW Group Israel. While there, heled construction projects in IDF bases in the south and thebuilding of the private power plant, ASE, in Ashdod.
Tal lives in Omer, with his wife and three children.
Tal is certified as a PMP by the global PMI, and has a BSc in industrial engineering and management from Ben Gurion University.
Noa serves as VP of services at the Bat Yam Municipality. As part of her role, she is responsible for the Information and Computing Systems Division, and the municipal hotline and Center for Public Inquiries. She also leads cross-organizational projects to improve services provided to the resident. Noa previously established and managed the services division and municipal hotline at the Holon Municipality. She has a decade of experience in working in and managing call centers in the private sector, including the "Call Can" company, which employs people with disabilities.
Noa lives in Kiryat Ono, is married to Eldad and is the mother of Tamari and Romy. In her free time, she likes reading and spending time with her family.
Noa obtained her BA and MA cum laude in business administration, with a focus on human resources and organizational behavior from the Ono Academic College.
Michal manages the Education Administration’s programming and pedagogic approach to ensure content and curriculum are in line with Ministry standards andobjectives. In this role Michal leads two key initiatives focused on special education programming and the absorption of new immigrants. She also develops emotional-social value based education and develops content for training andenrichment activities. Prior to this role, Michal managed the religious, mamlachtidati,education unit at the youth and society administration in the Ministry of Education with a focus on fostering a religious Zionist identity in participants through theintegration of a value-based educational curriculum. Michal also served as a supervisor in the central district and managed the leadership field in the religious, mamlachtidati, education administration.Michal began her career as a teacher in the Shomron Ulpana in Elkana where she worked as a homeroom teacher, social education coordinator and matriculation coordinator before being promoted to vice principal.
Michal and her husband Yehoshua reside in Peduel. They have eight children and three grandchildr
Michal holds an MA in education leadership from the Lights of Israel College and BSc from Hebrew University. She is certified in teaching, organizational development and coaching.
CEO of Reina Local Council
Ibrahim lives in I’billin, is married to Shadiya Gerzuzi and father to Ava and Haviv. He spends his free time brewing beer and organizing educational and cultural events at his church in I’billin.
MA in Public Policy with a specialization in Conflict Resolution and Arbitration at Tel Aviv University, and BA in Theater and Middle East Studies at the Hebrew University.
Adi focuses on formulating policies in the energy market by advancing cabinet resolutions as well as bills and proposals. She is a member of the general assembly of the Electric Authority and the council of the Natural Gas Authority.Adi coordinated the work of the 2nd Sheshinski Committee and worked toimplement its recommendations until the bill was passed in the Knesset. Earlier in her career, Adi worked on water issues in the Budget Division and also worked to advance reforms in water and sewage treatment. Adi was a Milken Fellow during which she worked with the Bank of Israel and conducted two research projects on the Israeli capital market over the course of two years.
Adi lives in Jerusalem and is married to Dan.
Adi holds a BA in economics and cognitive sciences (with distinction) and an MA in financial economocs, both from the Hebrew University
Nir is the CEO of Beit Berl College, a multidisciplinary academic institute, specializing in the fields of education, culture, art, society and government.Prior to this position, Nir was CEO at the 'Israel Center for Excellence through Education', an association nurturing and advancing excellence through education as well as education for exceptional students. Earlier, Nir served as Vice President at 'Atidim', fostering a strong public leadership in Israel while bridging gaps between the periphery and the center.Nir served for many years as a fighter pilot in the Israeli Air Force where his last assignment was Flight Academy Commander. Nir continues to serve in reserve duty as a flight instructor.
Nir is married to Maya, has three daughters and lives in Ra’anana.
Nir has a Master's Degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Management, both from Tel-Aviv University.
Partner in BDO. Director of the Public Administration Division.
Ori was born in Jerusalem and currently residents in Tel Aviv.
Ori has an M.ED in Administration and Education from Tel Aviv University, and a law degree with a specialty in governance from the Interdisciplinary Center in Hertzlyia. Ori is a licensed lawyer and a graduate of Israel tour guiding studies.
Deputy Head Nurse, Soroka Medical Center
Hagit has worked in the employment relations field since 2000.
She established the Employee Conditions Division at the Federation of Local Authorities in Israel, which quickly became a certified source of knowledge for government ministries and local authorities.
In 2017, Hagit was appointed as head of the Labor Agreements Administration. In this position, she mainly represents the local authorities as employers in negotiations with the various trade unions and she signs collective agreements on their behalf. She represents employers on statutory and quasi-judicial committees such as parole committees.
Hagit is the mother of three wonderful children: Omri (a 20-year old soldier), Stav (a high school senior) and Ofri (a sixth-grader). She lives in Herzliya and is married for the second time.
Hagit begins each day with a workout at 5:30 AM, which she says is good for both her body and her spirit. At 8:00 AM, she begins working in the office and stays there until nighttime (when in routine).
The most special time of her week is Friday evenings, when she works on Yedioth Ahronoth’s crossword puzzles.
Hagit leaves near her parents and siblings, who live on adjacent streets. Family is an anchor in her life.
Hagit holds two Bas: one in political science and another in law. She obtained an MA in public policy and is a certified mediator. She is an alumna of the Kolot Program.
For about a year, Ofer has been the VP of business development of Tribu – a public benefit startup, which aims to revolutionize volunteering worldwide and make a mass movement through connecting volunteers and community needs.Concurrently, he consults for other organizations and projects, among them the leadership of Masa Israel, Ruppin Academic Center, the Rimon School of Music, the Password for Every Student project and more.For the past five years, Ofer was chief of staff and senior advisor to the two most recent Ministers of Education: Shai Piron and Naftali Bennett. In these positions, he was responsible for the policies and large-scale reforms carried out by the Ministry of Education under these Ministers.
Ofer lives in Tekoa, in Eastern Gush Etzion. He is 37 years old, is married to Liat and is the father of four children: Shira, Degan, Evyatar and Ahinoam. In his free time, he is a member of the town council and promotes social projects such as “Our Brothers.” His main hobbies are running and snowboarding.
Ofer holds a master’s in public policy from the executive program at Hebrew University, and a Bachelor of Law (LLB) from Ono Academic College.
Community Center Manager - Qalansawa Community Center, Community Center Company
Yafit lives in Lod with her husband and children and loves reading.
Yafit has a Master's Degree in Social Work, majoring in Community Management and a Bachelor's Degree with outstanding distinction, both from Bar-Ilan University.
Deputy Commander of the Southern District of the Israel Police
Haim lives in Jerusalem, is married and has four kids. He does not have much free time, but when he does, he enjoys sports.
Haim obtained his BA in Middle Eastern studies and general history from Ben Gurion University, and holds an MA in Middle Eastern studies from Tel Aviv University.
General Director, EMMS Nazareth Hospital
Treasurer - Tefen Industrial Council
Gohar lives in Yarka, where he was born and raised. He is married, has four children and four grandchildren. In his free time, he cares for his cactus collection and spends time with his family and friends.
Gohar has a BA in interdisciplinary social sciences from the Yizrael Valley College. He is also an alumnus of the Financial Management of Local Authorities School in Israel, “local authority treasurer”.
Orit has directed organizational development and human resources at Strauss Israel since 2018. As part of her role, she is responsible for leading internal organizational processes such as leadership development, organizational talent management, diversity and inclusion, internal communication and employee listening strategy, and more.
She believes that the relationship between the employee and the organization should first and foremost be based on trust as a condition for personal, business and social growth.
Prior to serving in her current position, Orit held a number of positions in Strauss Israel's human resources field.
Previously, Orit worked for about 10 years at Kidum Lech Titztayen, a private education company, where she started as a psychometric instructor and went on to hold a variety of positions until managing the Product and Training Division.
Orit lives in Mazkeret Batya, is the mother of three wonderful children and is partners with Lior, with whom she is the mother of three additional children.
She enjoys swimming and reading -- both of which offer her excellent opportunities to detach from her daily workload.
Orit holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in communication clinics from Tel Aviv University and an additional master’s degree in business administration from Bar Ilan University.
Maya Lugassi Ben Hamo
Senior Executive of pedagogy and professional development of Rashi Fund,...
Maya lives in Moshav Otzem in the Lachish Regional Council, with Yossi and their three children: Ben, Lihi and Nitai. In her free time, she enjoys sports, travelling and reading.
Maya holds a PhD in genetic engineering, a master’s in molecular biology, and a bachelor's in life sciences- all from Ben Gurion University of the Negev.
Since 2017, Fayaz has served as the Ministry of Interior commissioner for the Haifa district. In his role, he is in charge of all fields of municipality in the local authorities, in aspects pertaining to budget, development and administration.Before that, Fayaz served as deputy commissioner for Haifa district at the Ministry of Interior, while serving as the Chairman of the appointed Committee,filling in for the Chairman of the District Planning and Building Committees.He is currently the Minister of Interior’s representative in the planning institutions. Fayaz began his career as an accountant, and was previously the auditor of a local council and financial consultant in the municipalities.
Fayaz lives in Rameh, in the Western Galilee with his wife and three children.
Fayaz holds an MA in internal and public auditing in local authorities and public organizations from the School of Political Sciences, Haifa University, and a BA in accounting and economics from the Hebrew University.
Shanit began her career in the Legal Department of the Ministry of Science, Culture and Sports (as it was then called), and since 2003 she has been employed in the Legal Department of the Ministry of Education. She is an expert in the field of the support provided by the Ministry to third sector (civil society) organizations and the allocations to local authorities and bodies that operate schools. In this framework, she accompanies a large portion of the flagship programs and the reforms conducted by the Ministry of Education in recent years, including the Nitzanim program, summer vacation school programs and the “second assistant” reform for preschools.
Shanit lives in Jerusalem. She is married and the mother of three children. In the past, she volunteered with the Jerusalem Rape Crisis Center and with the Community Advocacy organization. In her free time, she likes to travel within Israel and around the world.
Shanit holds both a master’s and bachelor’s from Hebrew University in Jerusalem and is licensed to practice law.
Limor serves as Director of Innovation, Prime Minister's Office. Limor has worked at the Prime Minister's Office since 2004. During her years of service, Limor has carried out various roles and field and intelligence assignments, as well as management and instruction positions. During her military service Limor was a fitness instructor for combat soldiers in the Israeli Navy Seals (Shayetet 13). Limor is a graduate of the Wingate Academy for Excellence in Sports, an Israeli record holder in swimming and a former member of the Israeli National Swimming Team.
Limor is a former professional swimmer in Israel's national swimming team.
Currently, Limor is a Master's Degree student in Organizational Consulting at Tel-Aviv University and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Behavioral Studies and Management, majoring in Human Resources from The College of Management Academic Studies (COMAS).
Limor Bermann Harms
Abroad due to relocation
Limor lives in Even Yehuda with her husband and three daughters.
Limor has a graduate degree in administration and education policy (magna cum laude) and an undergraduate degree in education and Jewish history, both from Tel Aviv University. She is a graduate from the Mandel Program for Educational Leadership.
Yael Mazuz Harpaz
Deputy Minister of Economics and Applications, Digital Israel
Yael lives in Jerusalem and is a cinema enthusiast.
Yael has a graduate degree in public policy (magna cum laude) and an undergraduate degree in law and economics (summa cum laude), both from Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Entrepreneur and social innovator, product manager at Rise Up
Abed Eljabar Hasdia
Head of the Digital Division at Harel Insurance
Abed lives in Jerusalem with Hanin and their daughter Aya.
Abed is responsible for developing the Authority’s strategy, monitoring annual work plans, partnering with other government bodies and institutional entities and advising on key issues and challenges facing the Authority. Before advising the commissioner, Abed managed the Pensions Department, supervising the fund’s activity and regulation in Israel and promoting initiatives to encourage saving for retirement. For the last five years, Abed has volunteered for Shiur Acher, an organization that promotes equality and encourages meaningful civic involvement in the Israeli public school system.
At JDC Israel Tevet, Suzan serves as Director of Strategic Programs. Previously, Suzan served as Director of Programs for Arabs and Career Advancement Programs, JDC Israel Tevet.Suzan has amassed signficant experience with regard to employing disadvantaged populations. Previously, she worked at the Myers-JDC Brookdale Institute working on the integration of disadvantaged populations into the labor force. While at the Institute, she focused on assessing a wide range of programs and tools to aid in workforce integration, pathway programs, employment infrastructure and comprehensive government decisions.Suzan managed research studies following programs supporting Arab society and impoverished women, from development to government adoption.In addition to her research work, Suzan has consulted with social and business organizations to tailor employment programs for disadvantaged populations. She also lecturs on the job market and developing work integration skills at career management units in academic institutes in Jerusalem and southern Israel.
Suzan holds a graduate degree in law from Bar Ilan University, another graduate degree in political communication from Tel Aviv University, and an undergraduate degree in communication and management from the College of Management.
Internal Auditor and Examiner Public Appeals, Daliyat al-Karmel Council
Suad lives in Daliyat al-Karmel. She is married with two children. Suad participates in several steering teams and community forums that work to improve private and communal quality of living. In her free time she likes travelling to new destinations and learning about new cultures.
Suad holds an MA in local government from the University of Haifa and a BA in law from the University of Liverpool. She is certified in programs ranging from women’s promotion in the workforce to mediation, senior payroll accounting and managing public companies.
Yuval has been working at the Budget Department since 2014. He first joined the department’s housing team as a clerk and later advanced to team coordinator. In these roles, Yuval was responsible for the budgets of the Ministry of Construction and Housing and the Ministry of Religious Services. Yuval also promoted reforms for increasing housing supply and focused on the demand for housing. He also worked in the field of urban renewal, which he promoted by founding the Urban Renewal Authority and forming a strategic plan for improving urban renewal process.
In the past year, Yuval entered the role of finance team coordinator. In his new role, he promotes financial reform for increasing competition, improving services, and optimizing regulation. Yuval is also the chairman of the Inter-Ministerial Prices Committee, which advises ministers on price-controlled consumer products.
Yuval was born in Tel Aviv, where he still lives today. He is married to Shiri, senior operations manager at Lemonade, and has two sweet kids, Hili and Adam.
Yuval holds a bachelor's degree in economics and humanities from Amirim, the Hebrew University’s honors program. He also has a master’s degree in law from Bar-Ilan University.
General Manager, Arraba municipality
Head of Educational Innovation, WIX
Director of Ripples - Maoz Program
Hedva lives in Kdumim, community in the Shomron region. She is married to Simcha and has five children. She enjoys reading, doing crossword puzzles, meeting interesting people, thinking and learning.
Hedva obtained her master’s degree in life sciences and her bachelor’s degree in medical sciences, both from Tel Aviv University. She received her special education teaching certificate from the David Yellin College of Education.
In 2015 Lior was appointed CEO of Tozeret Ha’aretz, which is part of the National Union of Israeli Students. Tozeret Ha’aretz aims to create activist communities in Israel’s geo-social periphery by encouraging young citizens to create community in rural parts of Israel. In this role, Lior oversees the organization’s strategic direction as well as maintaining ongoing programming and all collaborative efforts with the nine participating local authorities and five academic institutes. Prior to joining Tozeret Ha’aretz, Lior managed the student communities of Lod for Ayalim, another nonprofit organization.
Lior lives in Lod and lives a life that integrates both secular and religious aspects. She is married to Nathan and they have two children, Elyai and Lavi. In her spare time she enjoys exercising and participating in the Mamanet league.
Lior has an MA in honors in organization development from the Collman College of Management as well as a BA with honors in behavioral sciences from the Academic COllege of Tel Aviv- Jaffa.
Tomer serves as Deputy Director of Planning & Business Development, JTLV Investments. Previously, he served as Head of Engineering Administration, Ra'anana Municipality. Tomer began his professional career at the 'Israel Land Authority' in the planning division. He was then appointed to the Ministry of Interior planning administration to coordinate local committees as planning team leader.During his military service, Tomer was Commander of a combat team in the 'Shaldag' unit and serves as such in his reserve duty.
Tomer lives in Moshav Shilat, is married to Shani and a father of two children.
Tomer has a Research Master's Degree in Public Administration and Urban Planning and a Bachelor's Degree in Geography and Political Science, both from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Tomer is a graduate of the Atidim Cadets Program for Public Service.
Ori serves as GM Israel and VP Global Operations of Cybereason, a cybersecurity company. In his previous position, Ori served as a Senior Director at the Prime Minister's Office and led socio-economic growth-driving projects as a part of the PMO's Socio-Economic Headquarters. Previously, Ori served as VP for Business Development at DC Holdings Group and as the Project Manager at Siemens' Renewable Energy Division, where he planned and established thermo-solar power plants. Ori is a Lieutenant Colonel In reserves and, In the years between his release from the IDF and his job at Siemens, he served as the CEO of the Misdar Dorshey Tov NGO, which promotes meaningful volunteering initiatives for Israeli teenagers.
Ori is married to Tal and is the father of Gal, Noa, Yuval and Omri. He lives in Tel Aviv.
Ori holds an MBA in Financial Engineering and Banking from the Hebrew University and a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Tel-Aviv University.
Moshe is the Principal of the Pardes Hanna Agricultural School. For the past 4 years Moshe has managed the ORT Zeil in Lod. Before joining ORT, Moshe managed the legal clinic for monetary law in Bar Ilan University and was a member of the Board of National Clinicians. Previously, he taught at the Hesder Yeshiva in Petach Tikva and in a kolel, an institute for full-time, advanced study of the Talmud and rabbinic literature in Mevaseret Zion. Moshe is the founder of a religious study program, Beit Midrash, for Hebrew law in the Academic Center of Law and Science.
Moshe resides in Nehalim. He is married to Tamar, a social worker, and together they have seven children. Moshe is the author of two books; one about teaching Talmud in Rabbi Kook’s Mishna, 2007 and the second is a compilation of the work of Rabbi Yitzhak HaLevi Herzog on the main institutions of Jewish law 2016. Moshe is at work on his third book, which will explore the spirit and values of the IDF. In addition, Moshe lectures on Jewish philosophy, law and education at local colleges.
Moshe has a PhD in law from Bar Ilan University with a focus on the philosophy of law and Jewish law. Mos
Revital previously served as the Deputy Director General and Department Head for Risk Management at the Soroka Medical Center in Be’er Sheva. Before that, she was the Medical Administrator for Clalit Health Services in Jerusalem, where she was responsible for the advisory medical services and independent medicine in the district, as well as the appeals unit, investigations committees, and coordinating emergency shifts for the district. Previously Revital coordinated pediatric medicine for Jerusalem’s district and prior to that ran Yeruham’s Health Fund Clinic.
Business manager, consulting and urban planning management
Yael lives in Beit Shemesh with her husband Moshe. She has six children and four grandchildren. In her free time, Yael travels in Israel and in Brazil where her extended family lives.
Yael holds a master’s degree in land and real estate and a bachelor’s degree in architecture and urban planning, both from the Technion. She is also a licensed real estate appraiser.
General Secretary, List of Arab Union RAAM
Director, Department of External Relations, Kinneret College
Director of the Public Information Workshop
Dorit is married to Elad and lives in Tel-Aviv.
Dorit has an MBA Degree with Honors from Tel-Aviv University and a Bachelor's Degree in Physics and Mathematics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, acquired during her military service as a 'Talpiot' recruit. Currently, Dorit is studying for her Ph.D. Degree in Life Sciences at Tel-Aviv University.
Deputy Director of Planning, Budgeting and Pricing, Ministry of Health
Merav has been the deputy director for education and implementation at Digital Israel headquarters in the Ministry of Social Equality since November 2017. In the framework of her position she is responsible for formulating policy and implementing it in the worlds of education, labor and welfare in the digital age.Previously, from 2010-2017, Merav was the director of government programs at the Institute for Leadership and Governance of JDC Israel, and led teams developing senior public leadership in the civil service.Prior to that, from 2005-2010, she led social educational projects in the Negev and at Ben Gurion University, and from 1999-2004 she was the director of the Midreshet HaDarom – an organization promoting informal education.
Merav lives in the community settlement of Ganei Tal. She is married to Elad and is the mother of three boys: Eyal, Ido and Ron. In her free time, she volunteers in various community and educational projects where she lives.
Merav holds a master’s in sociology and a bachelor's in psychology and sociology – both from Bar-Ilan University. She is a graduate of the Program for Young Educational Leadership at the Mandel Leadership Institute and completed training in the field of systems theory and complexity science, and in the field of training development and group facilitation.
Shahar is Head of the Strategy and Planning Unit at SIBAT Ministry of Defense.In 2012 she established the division that is tasked with establishing policy and providing resources and tools to small and medium -size defense industries. In hers current role Shahar has led efforts to maximize the potential of defense exports by managing competitive intelligence and identifying global trends and business opportunities. She oversees organizational ethics and the quality in SIBAT - The International Defense Cooperation Directorate of the Israel Ministry of Defense.Shahar served as the business attaché in the Israeli embassies in Paris and in Lisbon on behalf of the Ministry of Economy. She also has experience in the private sector in Chinaand in Europe.
Shahar lives in Mevasert Zion. She is married and has two sons. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and exploring the arts.
Shahar holds an MBA (marketing and entreprenuership specialty) and a BA in business administration and international relations (with distinction) from Hebrew University in Jeusalem. Shahar is also a graduate of the industrial entreprenuership and management program – a unique project of Stef Wertheimer and the business administration school of Tel Aviv Univerity. She also completed a group facilitation course at the Kibbutzim Seminar College.
Itay is the Founder and CEO of Ben Horin & Alexandrovitz, one of Israel's largest firms in the field of strategic communication and crisis management, representing commercial, public and social organizations.In 2000 Itay established 'Hitorerut' (Awakening) - a movement striving to achieve equality in sharing the national burden, by recruiting ultra-orthodox students to the military and improving reserve soldiers' rights. In 2002, Itay founded 'Different Israel' – a mass movement for young people that articulated both a vision and a strategic plan for creating a better Israel, and in 2006 he was among the Founders of 'The Israeli Forum for Equal Rights and Obligations', leading the successful struggle to abolish the 'Tal Law'. Itay also authored a number of books including: Newton Died a Virgin, Q Generation, and The Battle over Military Service: The Story of Ultra-Orthdox Army Enlistment, all published by Zemora Bitan.During his military service, Itay served as a combat soldier and Commander in the 'Maglan' unit.
Itay lives in Tel- Aviv with his wife Liran and daughter Eshkol. He enjoys reading, basketball and theater.
Itay has a Master's Degree with Honors in Public Administration and an LL.B Degree, both from Tel Aviv University.
Yarden is the Director of Young Leadership and Excellence in Science, Davidson Institute of Science Education. In his last position he led the Students’ Division of the Davidson Institute of Science Education. Yarden’s department managed targeted science education activities for high performing students, broader activities for the general student population and additional programs for atrisk students.Before joining the Davidson Institute, Yarden managed the Six Year Schools’ Network at the Branco Weiss Institute and ran the first Branco Weiss school for at-risk youth. He continues to work as a facilitator for various workshops and is the author of the book Inventive Thinking published by Branco Weiss. Yarden taught chemistry at the Israel Center for Excellence through Education and in schools throughout Jerusalem including a course for teachers-in-training for Hebrew University’s education epartment. Before transitioning to education, Yarden worked in high-tech as a programmer and project manager.
Yarden has an MA in analytical chemistry from the Hebrew University and a BSc in chemistry from Ben Gurion University in the Negev.
Yarden has an MA in analytical chemistry from the Hebrew University and a BSc in chemistry from Ben Gurion University in the Negev.
VP of Human Resources and Customer Experience in the King...
Ehab lives in Nazareth with his wife Narges and children Karem and Jude. He spends his free time mountain biking, and playing soccer and other competitive sports.
Ehad has an Engineering degree in Industry and Management, with a specialization in production systems
In the framework of his position in the Neve Midbar Regional Council, Ali leads the field of special education in all its aspects – he chairs the placement committees and oversees establishing suitable frameworks for students with special needs, planning and operation of multi-year projects and programs, and managing a special needs school.In the framework of informal education, Ali leads processes and projects for youth (youth counselors, youth tour guides, scouts, social matriculation, youth council and more), culture (special events, festivals, theater and more) and sports (local teams and clubs).Previously, Ali worked as a school teacher and coordinator for the Ministry of Education.
Ali lives in Qasr al-Sir – a recently recognized Bedouin town. He is married and is the father of four children.
Ali holds a master’s in Educational Administration from Achva College and a bachelor's in Special Education and a teaching certificate from Kaye Academic College of Education. Additionally, he is a graduate of a course for directors of education departments and administration of community centers.
Director of MyHeritage's CO-rona Central Laboratory
Yasir is a Bedouin Arab from the el-Hujeirat tribe. He lives in the Bir al-Maksur community with his wife Ibtisam and their children: Aseel, a pharmacist; Saja and Hadil, medical students; and Mahmud, Adam and Rittal, elementary school students. Yasir enjoys sports including soccer, jogging, and swimming.
Yasir is a doctor who specializes in genetics. He received his Ph.D from Hebrew University and completed his post-doctorate research at the Technion and the Imperial Cancer Research Foundation in England, where he studied cancer genetics. Yasir has a graduate degree in biochemistry from Hebrew University and an undergraduate degree in biology, also from Hebrew University.
CEO, Daat Organization
Danny was born in Tel Aviv, and lives in Talmon with his wife Noa and their five children. He is also the grandfather of two. In his free time, he researches the Holocaust and leads youth trips to Poland.
Danny graduated from a Yeshivat Hesder. He has a master's degree in Jewish History from Haifa University and a B.Ed in teaching from Jerusalem College. In addition, hecompleted studies toward a teaching certificate and completed the Cornerstone Program for Managers. Danny was certified as a guide for youth delegations to Poland.
VP of a start-up venture
Inbar has a graduate degree in public policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy, the University of California, Berkeley, and both an undergraduate degree and a graduate degree in political science from Hebrew University.
Head of Infection Control Unit, Rambam Healthcare Campus
Tair Soli Ifergan
Director of the Labor Arm, Ministry of Economy and Industry
Tair lives in Mazkeret Batya with her husband Yehuda and two daughters. In her free time she loves to read, go on trips, spend time with her family and learn about art.
MA in Public Policy at the Tel Aviv University and a BA in Political Science and International Relations at the Hebrew University
Head of the ministry of interior's Jerusalem district
VP of Projects, Social Finance Israel
Igal lives in Karmei Yosef. He is married to Bat-Chen, a clinical social worker. They have two children: Itamar and Guy. In his spare time (when he has any), he enjoys hiking and hanging out with friends.
Igal holds a bachelor's degree in economics and business administration from Ben-Gurion University (cum laude) as well as bachelor’s and master’s degrees in law from Bar-Ilan University (summa cum laude).
Nursing director at the east Jerusalem administration, Clalit health services
Vp Impact Of Masterschool Founder & Board Member Of P.I.E...
Inbal enjoys her free time to surf, hike and eat Mexican food.
Inbal Studied Neuroscience & Psychology In the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
In her current role, Ya'ara is tasked with reducing social gaps and inequality in East Jerusalem through utilizingemployment, financial and infrastructure development opportunities. Ya'ara also works as a researcher for the Jerusalem Institute for Policy Research with a focus on mapping the needs and planning policy initiatives for EastJerusalem neighborhoods. In her work, Ya'ara also designs initiatives for cross-ethnic encounters. In 2017 Ya'ara served as a moderator and advisor for the infrastructure development team for East Jerusalem Leaders for Change, a program that aims to train government and council employees in senior positions. Previously, Ya'ara worked in the Jerusalem mayor’s office as a project manager focused on East Jerusalem.
Ya'ara grew up in Ma’ale Gamla in the Golan Heights and today makes her home in Jerusalem.
Ya'ara holds an MA with honors in industrial design from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design with a speciality in social design. Her BA, also with honors, was in sociology and anthropology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Ya'ara is a graduate of a United States government based leadership program.
Itamar is a council member in the Emek Hamaayanot Regional Council and serves as director of the community division. He is directly responsible for welfare services, community centers, economy and employment, community development, expansion planning and development, committee budgets and demographic growth. The strategy team that provides analysis of government decisions and advances strategic programs for the region also falls under his responsibility. Under his leadership, the division has developed a plan for sustainable growth of the villages in the region based on dedicated demographic forecasts cross-referenced with data regarding physical infrastructure to allow for accurate local and regional decision-making. Under the community side of his role, the division has developed a community resilience model that has proven to be an effective tool for reinforcing resilience in times of both quiet and crisis. He previously managed a large NPO that was active throughout the country, running treatment centers for troubled youth, centers for family therapy, and for victims and perpetrators of sexual violence.
Itamar is a member of Kibbutz Tirat Zvi. He is married with five children. He enjoys hiking in Israel and reading anything that comes to hand, but especially books relating to therapy, with an emphasis on group therapy. He has received a certification to oversee prevention and treatment of sexual violence in the community, and is a community and social activist.
He holds bachelor’s degrees in animal sciences, special education and community social work and a master’s degree in management of non-profit organizations. He has also completed courses in therapy using animals and in couples’ therapy.
CEO Ron Fishman & Co.
Itay was born in Jerusalem and currently lives in Modi’in with his wife and his three children.
In his spare time, he enjoys off-road biking, running and swimming.
He is an avid music, nature and travel lover.
Itay obtained his bachelor’s degree in agricultural economy from the Hebrew University’s Faculty of Agriculture.
He has a MBA from Ben Gurion University and has an additional master’s degree in law from Bar-Ilan University.
In addition, Itay is a certified purchasing manager recognized by the Organization of Purchasing and Logistics Managers of Israel.
Director of Strategy Innovation and Digital, The National Insurance Institute
Itzik is married to Shira and is the father of three children: Yishai, Hallel and Roee. He lives in Jerusalem and likes architecture, art and design.
Itzik graduated with a masters in public administration (MPA) from Harvard University.
He obtained three degrees from Bar-Ilan University: a bachelor of law LLB with honors, a master of business administration (MBA) with honors, and an LLM with honors.
Head of the Education Administration, Carmiel Municipality
Udi grew up in Ramat Yishay in Yizrael Valley. He has been a member of Kibbutz Almog in the northern area of the Dead Sea since 1996.
Udi holds an MA in political sciences from Tel Aviv University, and a BA in social sciences from the Open University. He also has a teacher’s certificate.
Since 2014, Ashraf has been the director of the National Program to make higher education accessible to the Arab, Druze, Circassian and Bedouin communities. In the framework of his position, he is responsible for more than 70 towns throughout the country, managed by five regional managers and more than 65 town coordinators. Previously, Ashraf was the principal of the Shfar’am Municipal High School and worked in the northern region in the Ministry of Education as a consultant to high schools in Nazareth.He began his career as a teacher in the Jewish and Arab sectors. He was an examiner in the testing department of the Ministry of Labor and coordinated the field of adult professional training in the Arab community for Amal Colleges in the North.
Ashraf lives in Shfar’am. He is married to Jumana and is the father of Fouad and Miril. In his free time, he enjoys traveling our beautiful country, and volunteers with organizations working for co-existence between Arabs and Jews. Ashraf is one of the founders of the Joint Israeli Leadership Program and is a member of various education committees.
Ashraf holds a master’s in education systems management and a bachelor's in educational sciences – both from the University of Haifa. In addition, he has a teaching certificate and is a graduate of the program for career counselors for master’s degree holders at Tel Aviv University.
Director of the Quality in Social Services Division at the...
Yonit participated in Gvanim, an initiative that promotes Jewish pluralish in Israel. She has also been involved in Lechidut Hevratit (social cohesion), a program for bridging divides in Israeli society, and Manhigut Lelo Gvulot (leadership without borders), an organization dedicated to strengthening ties between Israel and Jews abroad. She volunteers as a trainer for schools' principals and gives lectures.
Yonit has a graduate (MBA) degree in business administration from TVU London, an undergraduate (BSc) degree in physics from Bar Ilan University and another graduate (MEd) in education management from Herzog College. She is a graduate of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership.
Yousef Abu Jaffar
Co-CEO, Desert Stars
Samah Heib Jaljoli
Director of Ryan Centers for the Advancement of Employment in...
Samah lives in Tira, with her husband and daughter, Dana. In her free time, she likes horseback riding.
Samah has an LL.B and an MA in government from the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya.
Moran Moshe Jantzis
Head of the Research Division and Deputy Chief Economist, Competition...
CEO, Big Electric of Kobi Group
Jonathan is 41-years old and is happily married to Ayala. The couple resides in Tiberias with their four lovely children: daughters Michaela (10), Alma (7) and Rona (4.5), and son Ilay (2).
He is very fond of family time and in taking bonding trips in Israel and abroad.
Jonathan maintains good friendships with people from different parts of his life.
Jonathan did not study for an academic degree. From time to time, he broadens his horizons in areas that interest him.
He is a senior business manager at the University of Haifa and he deals with family business management, body language, business English, advanced negotiation management and more.
Einat joined Bnei Brak’s education psychology departmentin 1994. Over the years she has served as an educationpsychologist, coordinator for the learning disabilities anddiagnostics department, sexual abuse department and thespecial education kindergarten department. Since 2015 Einathas been the director of the education psychologist department.In her current role she works closely with resident and expertpsychologists individually and in groups on various professionalissues relating to their profession.In addition to working at the educational psychological service,Einat lectures at Ezer MiZion and at the Sheinborn School forNurses (Tel Aviv Souraski Medical Center) on various subjects related to child development. As of this year, she is a member of the Tzameret team at the Consultation Psychology Service Department at the Ministry of Education. Einat was previously involved in Tzohar Organization’s Ahoti Kalah project asa guide for brides, preparing them for family life, with an emphasis on issues pertaining to Halachah, constructive and optimal relationship and communication with spouses.
Einat has four daughters and lives in Petah Tikva. In her free time, Einat likes to read, listen to music, meet with family and friends and travel – mostly in the north of Israel.
Einat holds an MA in youth clinical-educational psychology from Bar Ilan University, and BA in psychology and English literature. She finished the preschoolers track at the School for Advanced Studies in educational psychology, and a psychological service management course at Mifam.
Um El FAhem municipality, Financial manager
At the end of 2015 Mariam appointed as the new Commisioner of Social Equality at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Servicess. Prior to that, between the years 2010-2015, Mariam has served as the Regional commissioner for Haifa and Northern districts, at the Equal Employment Opportunities commission (EEOC) of the Ministry of Economy. The EEOC aims to provide solutions for the challenges that arise in all issues relating to the enforcement of equality laws.Between the years 1999-2010, Mariam worked as a partner at a private law office in Haifa that dealt with a variety of areas of commercial, civil and administrative law. Mariam has worked as an attorney in the fields of tort law and security law. Earlier, Mariam worked as an attorney in the Meir Barak Law Office, mostly in the field of tort law and security law.During her studies, Mariam served as a PERACH Foundation Coordinator and managed a network of 60 students, who volunteered as tutors and mentors for elementary school students and children of prisoners.
Currently resides in Haifa
Mariam holds a Bachelor’s degree in law from the University of Haifa. She participated in various courses and programs in leadership; the Leadership Training program “X-change for Competence” (shared by the German-Israeli Future Forum and the Bertelsmann Foundation), the “Twinning” project by the European Union and the Leadership Development course run by the Ministry of Finance.
Assistant CEO, Meir Medical Center
Bat-Sheva is married with three daughters. In her spare time, she enjoys reading. She has mentored high school students to support their personal and professional growth.
Bat-Sheva holds an MBA and BA from Ben- Gurion University of the Negev, as well as a diploma in Career Development Consultation from Tel Aviv University.
Director of Head Space Israel from Enosh
Aviya lives in Nes Harim with his wife and five children.
Aviya has a clinical MA in social work from the Hebrew University, and a BA in social work from Bar Ilan University. He is an alumnus of Yeshivat Otniel.
Ibrahim Abu Kaf
Specialist in Pediatrics, Southern District, Clalit Health Services, and member...
Ibrahim lives in the town of Umm Batin. He is married to Safa and they have four children. In his spare time, he likes caring for animals and taking trips in nature.
Ibrahim received his MD degree from the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz in Germany. In the framework of the Inbar program, Ibrahim is studying for an MBA specializing in healthcare systems management at Tel Aviv University.
Ghalia serves as Director of Economic Development, Yanabia. Previously he served as Vice President of the Rayan Center in the Negev, after working as the Center's Assistant Director. The Rayan Center is a joint project of the Ministry of Economy and JDC Israel which promotes employment opportunities for Bedouins in Israel’s southern region. The Center is operated by Al-Fanar, an Arab-led social venture specializing in workforce development. Before taking on the role of Assistant Director, Ghalia managed the Beneficiaries’ Division and oversaw the Community Department, where she developed a model to encourage the integration of Bedouin workers across communities.
Ghalia lives in Um Batin and is the mother of five children.
Ghalia is a PhD candidate in communications at Ben Gurion University. She holds an MA in public health, a BSW, and a B.Ed. all from Ben Gurion University
For the past two years, Julia has been the senior investment manager at the JVP Venture Capital Fund. In this position, she is responsible for locating technology investments, investigating startups, and managing investment processes. She also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of startup companies after investment.Previously Julia was part of the team that established the activities of the technology unit of Lockheed Martin in Israel and was in charge of managing tenders and business development in Israel. Prior to that, she completed six years of military service in the telecommunications division as the head of the development team within the academic reserve track.
Julia currently lives in Jerusalem, after many years of living in Tel Aviv. She is married to Ilya Katz, a Coordinator in the Budget Branch. In her free time, she enjoys hiking in nature, reading, meeting friends, mountain climbing, diving and surfing.
Julia holds an MBA (with honors) from Tel Aviv University, and a bachelor's in industrial engineering and management (with honors) from the Technion.
Udi currently serves as the Deputy to the Head of Public Health Services at the Ministry of Health as part of a board certified fellowship in healthcare management. He is responsible for handling diverse routine and emergency issues in public health. Udi also served as the Assistant to the Head of Public Health Services and was involved in the promotion, management and support of several areas pertaining to public health.While completing his studies, Udi worked as a technician in a clinical laboratory and at the blood bank at Shaare Zedek Medical Center. As a young adult, he volunteered for Magen David Adom (the Israeli Red Cross) as a shift manager in a Jerusalem branch.
Medical Specialization: Udi is specializing in healthcare management, following a residency in public health. He completed his specialization at the District Bureau of Health in Tel Aviv. As part of this rocess he worked in a variety of roles, including public liaison, epidemiological analysis of crib death in the istrict and epidemiological investigations. He completed his internship at the Hadassah Medical Center and was chosen as the Outstanding Intern.
Udi lives Jerusalem with his wife Ariella and their three daughters. He loves to do cryptic crossword puzzles and play bridge. If he weren’t a doctor he would be a historian or an economist.
Udi holds an MD and Masters in Public Health, summa cum laude, both from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. As part of the INBAR Healthcare Management program, Udi is studying at Tel Aviv University towards an MBA degree, with a focus on health systems management.
Representative and Director of the Northeastern United States, The Jewish...
Sigal is married with four children and lives in Tzofim. She loves different people and cultures.
Sigal has a Master's Degree in Conflict Resolution, Public Policy and Mediation from Tel-Aviv University and a Bachelor's Degree in International Relations from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In addition, Sigal participated in an American Embassy Leadership Delegation and a management course run by 'Olim Beyahad‘ and 'Check ' Point Software Technologies.
Inbal has been working for the Israeli National Authority for Measurement and Evaluation in Education (RAMA) since 2006. Over the years, she has held various positions in the RAMA Testing Division. Initially, for more than a decade, Inbal established and managed the field of international research at RAMA. In her role, she led the execution of various educational studies in the Israeli education system, including the OECD’s PISA research and the IEA’s PIRLS and TIMSS studies.
After that, Inbal went on to manage the field of national tests at RAMA and partnered to design and plan the new national testing system. In her current position, Inbal manages the RAMA Test Division.
Inbal was born on Kibbutz Dovrat and she currently lives on Kibbutz Mishmoret with her partner, Yossi, and their three children: Itay, Yuval and Yali. In her free time, she likes to run in the fields and spend time with family on trips near and far.
Inbal holds a PhD from Ben Gurion University of the Negev. Her research dealt with the study of interpersonal differences in word processing. She holds a MA in rehabilitative neuropsychology and a BA in behavioral sciences, both from Ben Gurion University.
Director General of the Ramat Hanegev Regional Council
Hila lives in Kadesh Barnea, a town close to the Egyptian border. She and her husband Topaz have three daughters. In her spare time, Hila enjoys volunteering for local committees as well as hiking and singing.
Hila holds a BA in oceanography and environmental science with a specialty in biotech from the Ruppin Academic Center. She is currently working toward a MA in biotech and agriculture at Ben Gurion University of the Negev.
Mor is the director of “Idan Technology”, a collaboration between the Emek Hamaayanot Regional Council and Gevasol (a family-owned industrial group). She previously worked for Zionism 2000 and the Lautman Fund on building a holistic urban model and setting up youth business initiatives. Together with her partner, they helped to set up a youth village for orphaned children in Rwanda.
She is married to Gilboa and is the mother of Eshel, Gefen, Hadar and Rotem. She lives in Shelafim, a mixed religious-secular village in Emek Hamaayanot. She enjoys travelling with her family in Israel and abroad, dancing and having fun with her family.
She has a master’s degree in sociology and a bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology, both from Bar-Ilan University. She completed the director’s course at Lahav Executive Education at Tel Aviv University.
Karen is a lawyer who has served in senior management positions in the Tel Aviv Civil District Attorney's Office since 2016. From 2016 to August 2020, she served as the director of the Department of Administrative Affairs, a department of dozens of attorneys representing the state in all administrative matters including tenders, planning and construction, security portfolios, freedom of information, licensing population manager and more. She was also in charge of the family law department at the State Attorney's Office. Since January 2020, she has directed the Real Estate Department, managing many attorneys and being responsible for representing the state in all real estate cases filed mainly against the Israel Land Authority and the Authority for the Registration and Settlement of Real Estate Rights, as well as filing proactive land restitution claims. In addition, she serves as an outside lecturer in Bar-Ilan University’s Faculty of Law, and lectures to various bodies in the civil service.
Karen is Yossi’s partner and the mother of her two wonderful children: Naomi and Michael. She likes running, has volunteered for years and is one of the co-founders of the joint minyan in Givat Shmuel. Karen enjoys reading, studying gmara, traveling in nature and living the good life.
Karen holds a BA and MA in law, as well as a MBA, cum laude, from Bar-Ilan University.
Head of Council, Emek Mayanot Regional Council, Chairman of the...
Yoram has a BA in agricultural economics and administration from the Agriculture School of the Hebrew University.
Yoram has a BA in agricultural economics and administration from the Agriculture School of the Hebrew University.
Revital Karin Sela
Senior Director of International Relations, Israel Space Agency
Multi-sectoral director and peer program
Currently resides in Talmon
Aharon holds an MBA with a focus in integrative management from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In addition, Aharon holds a master’s in law with a specialization in the study of conflict resolution and mediation as well as a bachelor’s degree in law, both of which he earned from Bar-Ilan University.
Owner of a solar renewable energy company
Raz lives in the Shimshit local community with his wife Limor and their four children, Nave (19), Noam (17), Noya (14) and Nitay (11). In his free time, he enjoys adventure sports and community service. He likes reading, traveling in Israel and abroad and meeting new people and cultures.
Raz holds a graduate degree in public administration and an undergraduate degree in Israeli studies and Middle Eastern history, both from Bar Ilan University. In
addition, he is a graduate from the Mandel Program for Educational Leadership.
Commander of the Medical Services Center in the Medical Corps,...
Erez lives in Beer Sheva with his partner Dana, a dentist, and their three children.
Erez holds an MD and a Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) – both from Ben Gurion University. In the framework of the INBAR program, Erez is studying in the continuing education track for healthcare systems management at Tel Aviv University.
Naeima Hinnawi Karram
Attorney in The Criminal Department, The State Attorney’S Office, Ministry...
Born in the village of Deir Hanna in the Lower Galilee, Naeima has been living in Jerusalem with her partner and their two children for over a decade. In her spare time, Naeima loves reading Arabic literature and cooking.
Naeima has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in law, specializing in jurisprudence and criminal procedure.
Manager of 360° National Program for Children and Youth at...
Bat-Sheva is married with three daughters. In her spare time, she enjoys reading. She has mentored high school students to support their personal and professional growth.
Bat-Sheva holds an MBA and BA from Ben- Gurion University of the Negev, as well as a diploma in Career Development Consultation from Tel Aviv University.
Since 2010, Shimon served in a number of positions in the Bnei Brak City Council. Throuohput his tenure, has
managed education and welfare planning, promoted inter-departmental collaboration for the 360° program,
managed public relations and budgeting teams, and facilitated seminars for professionals in conventions around the city. Recently, became active in urban renewal and community activism.
lives in Bnei Brak with his wife and four children. He participates in Torah classes and volunteers in organizations supporting hospital patients. In his free time, he enjoys traveling and hiking
Shimon has a B.Ed in Special Education and Youth Development from Beit Berl Academic College. In addition, he completed a senior teachers program, a mediators training course, and an economic development and empowerment course, which focused on supporting young couples.
Ilil Amir Kasif
Director of the Center for Higher Education - Employment, founder...
Ilil is married with two children and lives in Moshav Neve Yarak. She loves literature, enjoys painting and hiking and has a soft spot for the Negev.
Ilil holds a Research Masters (with Honors) in Law, from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and her article addressing education for children of migrant workers was published. In addition, Ilil holds an LL.B and Bachelor's Degree in Political Science (both with Honors) from Tel-Aviv University.
Since June 2011 Shaul has served as the senior supervisor of the Haredi Section in the Ministry of Education. Previously he was the principal of a Haredi boys’ school (Talmud Torah) in Beitar Illit.At the same time he lectured on the Holocaust and was a tour guide at Yad Vashem, in the Haredi Unit of Yad Vashem. Shaul also interviews Holocaust survivors, as part of the Edoot Project (Testimonies).He also served as an emissary to Ukraine and headed a school there.
Shaul lives in Beitar Illit. He is married, has 9 children and 3 grandchildren.
Shaul holds an MA in Judaism, with specialization in education and history, from the Lander College. He is a senior qualified teacher for both regular and special education. In addition, Shaul is a graduate of the tour guide course at Yad Vashem and leads tours to Poland – Haredi Yeshiva (Kollel) in Beitar Illit and Yeshivas inJerusalem and Bnei Brak.
Nerit Katz is the subject inspector coordinator for high school mathematics at the Ministry of Education.Previously she worked as a high school math teacher and as a school counselor.In her role, she is responsible for math studies in grades 7-12, including matriculation exams in math, the inspector’s exams, and the 8th-grade achievement tests. She also supervises professional development and various programs in math and was involved in the National “5 x 2” Mathematics Program – the initiative to expand the circle of excellence - led by Naftali Bennett, the Minister of Education.
Nerit is married to Shay and is the mother of four children. She recently moved to Alon Shvut.
Nerit has a master’s in Mathematics and a bachelor's in mathematics and computer science, both from Bar Ilan University.
City Engineer, Modi’In-Maccabim Reut And Chairman, Israel City Engineers Union,...
Tzachi was born and raised in Kiryat Motzkin. He is a member and counselor in the HaShomer Hatzair youth movement. He currently lives in Moshav Givat Ye'arim with his partner, Ronit. He has children: Omer, Ofri and Klil. He has a small garden, orchard and some livestock. Tzachi enjoys road and off-road driving as well as diving sports, and he loves to cook.
Tzachi obtained his BA in architecture from Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem. He holds an MA in public policy for managers from the Hebrew University’s School for Public Policy.
Director of the Industries Administration
Oz lives in Jerusalem, is married to Michal and father to Shira and Tal. In his free time, Oz loves longdistance running, spending quality time with his family, reading and participating in martial arts.
MA in the Honors Program in Public Policy and BA in Economics and Agricultural Sciences, both from the Hebrew University.
Deputy Budget Officer, Infrastructure. Ministry of Finance
Director of the Lauder Center for Employment, Country-City, J.N.F. and...
Einat lives in Kibbutz Megiddo with her husband and three children.
Einat holds an MA in organizational consultation from the College of Management and a BA in education and political sciences from Ben Gurion University. She also participated in various professional courses related to training management and development.
Yael serves as Director of the Jerusalem Court of Local Affairs. In her previous position she has been the director of Mifa’m Jerusalem, a partnership between the City Council and Ministry of Interior. In that role, she trained municipal directors and council corporation managers, oversees innovation across local councils and training programs, and supported cross-council agreement implementation and procedures. Yael worked closely with chief directors and managers, helped to establish new professional teams, and developed key measures to determine rates of success and markers of excellence. Yael developed training programs for new managers and oversees professional development opportunities for council employees and leaders.
Yael lives in Jerusalem, married to Gadi and the mother of two. In her spare time she likes to hike, read and visit the cinema and theater.
Yael has an MA in Sociology and Social Psychology as well as a BA in English Literature and Sociology, both from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Orit is the Director of Educational Welfare Department in Tel Aviv Municipality. Prior to that, Orit worked as a lecturer in the “Introduction to Law” course, as part of her paralegal diploma studies at the College of Management. Concurrently, she completed her internship in the field of criminal law and administrative law at the Shmuel A. Linzer Law Office. In addition, she taught enrichment courses in elementary schools, through the Karev Association for involvement in education, while completing her internship at the Ben-Tzion Yager Law Office.Orit has served as the senior assistant to Ron Huldai, Mayor of Tel Aviv-Jaffa. Her position includes converting the Mayor’s policies into action and assuming responsibility for the implementation, monitoring and support of cross-functional and strategic processes, initiating urban & project development and overseeing all topics related to the Mayor’s status and public image.
Currently resides in Tel Aviv
Orit holds a bachelor’s degree in law from Bar-Ilan University. In addition, Orit completed the course for directors of municipal government and public corporations in the “Lahav” Directors Development program at Tel Aviv University. Moreover, Orit took part in the Bertelsmann Foundation’s leadership course.
Treasurer, Department of financial - Rishon Lezion Municipality
CEO of Al-Mashhadawi King Store
Vice President of Safed College
Rabialives in Sakhnin with his wife Inas and their four children. He grew up in a family of two parents and seven children. In his leisure time he enjoys working in the garden, playing with his young children and hiking with his family.
Rabia has a Doctorate in Gerontology from the School of Social Work from Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a Post-Doctorate in Gerontology from Haifa University. He received a BSN (Bachelor’s in Nursing) with honors from Hebrew University in Jerusalem and an MPH (Master’s in Public Health) in Administration and the Economics of Health from Hebrew University. Rabia is a leading researcher in the field of gerontology and nursing in Israel and internationally. His his research has been published in scientific journals both in Israel and worldwide. In 2018 the Council of Higher Education appointed Rabia Associate Professor of Health. In the Inbar program, Rabia is studying for a master's degree in Health Systems Administration at Tel Aviv University.
Khalil has over 12 years of management experience in engineering, product management, operations, manufacturing, and multidisciplinary programs. He has held several positions at HP Indigo, including heading the engineering department, managing factories, and managing programs valued at over 200 million NIS. Today, Khalil heads the manufacturing sector in Israel (over 300 employees) and manages the partnership with Singapore (150 employees).
A competent leader and manager, Khalil is skilled at working with interfaces, has great people skills and is well-versed in team building and developing human resources.
He has formulated strategies and led organizational change processes that touch on costs, quality, smart manufacturing, operational flexibility, product development and production and human resource development.
Khalil lives in Nazareth. He is married to Nidaa and a father of three. He is a musician, a music lover and a nature and sports enthusiast.
Khalil holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and a master’s degree in environment engineering, both from the Technion. He also has a bachelor’s degree in law.
Resource extraction and economic development, Gush Halav
Roaa was born and raised in the village of Mas’ade in the north of the Golan Heights. In her free time, she likes reading legislation and verdicts, cooking and travelling.
Roaa has an MA in gender studies from Tel Aviv University, and a BA in Hebrew language from Haifa University. She also studied personal and business coaching at Haifa University, education systems management in local authorities at Efal Seminar, and is an alumna of the leadership training program from the Mandel Leadership Institute.
Deputy Director Northern District, The Israel Association of Community Centers...
Adel is a resident of the town of Tamra. He is married to Yasmin and has three children, Yazan, Malik and Sara. He is a nature enthusiast and in his leisure time he plays sports and makes honey.
Adel holds an MBA and BA in mathematics and computer science both from Ben Gurion University in the Negev. He is a graduate of the Hesche
Kher currently serves as chairman of the Ajeec Institute of the Negev. In the early 1990s, he established and managed the Regional Bedouin Social Services Division, which provided welfare services to the communities of the Meshosh Regional Council (Segev-Shalom, Ksaifa, Arara in the Negev and the unrecognized Bedouin villages in the Negev).
Through his work, Kher managed to establish a significant array of welfare services, which employed a diverse professional team hailing from all throughout the country. During his years of professional work, he was able to develop many models aimed at adapting the social work profession to special populations such as the Bedouin society. During the process of development and hard work, Kher gained extensive experience managing social systems and in handling the field of civil society organizations. Today, in addition to managing Ajeec, Kher is involved in a wide range of projects in the field of community policy, planning and development, both on local and national levels.
During his tenure as co-CEO and chairman of Ajeec, the organization has developed to a large extent that affects the lives of thousands of people in Bedouin Arab society and in general.
Kher lives in the Bedouin community of Tel-Sheva in the Negev. He is married and has six daughters and a son. He loves nature, and participating in social and cultural events. He enjoys sci-fi movies.
Kher holds a BA in social work from Ben Gurion University of the Negev, an MA in planning and social policy from WLU University in Canada and an MBA from the University of Haifa, in addition to several qualitative courses (in Israel and abroad) in public/social systems management.
Shoshi Kahalon Kidor
Mayor of Kfar Yona
Efrat began her career at the Ministry of Education at the age of 21. Currently, she fills a very complex role at headquarters which has two focus areas: First, she is responsible for the budgeting process for secondary education. In this framework she oversees tuition budgeting for all secondary institutions, a scope of 10 billion ILS per year. As of 2019, this included approximately 1,300 secondary school institutions and approximately 430,000 students. Secondly, she assists and accompanies all units within the Ministry that has interface and activities in secondary education, in consultation and budgetary guidance, and direct handling of all activities in the secondary education branch and the branch for children and youth at risk.
Efrat lives in Jerusalem. She is married and is the mother of three children. In her free time, she enjoys spending quality time with her family, painting and writing.
Efrat began her career at the Ministry of Education at the age of 21. Currently, she fills a very complex role at headquarters which has two focus areas: First, she is responsible for the budgeting process for secondary education. In this framework she oversees tuition budgeting for all secondary institutions, a scope of 10 billion ILS per year. As of 2019, this included approximately 1,300 secondary school institutions and approximately 430,000 students. Secondly, she assists and accompanies all units within the Ministry that has interface and activities in secondary education, in consultation and budgetary guidance, and direct handling of all activities in the secondary education branch and the branch for children and youth at risk.
Yair has served as CEO of Modi’in Illit municipality since2010. He began working at the municipality in 1997,when Modi’in Illit was still a local council, and served invarious positions: security coordinator, head of securitydepartment and municipal secretary. Before that, Yairworked in teaching and education at the independenteducation school in Hashmonaim.Yair began his career in a higher Yeshiva, where heobtained a degree in biblical studies from the ChiefRabbinate of Israel. He also participated in an officers’course as part of the Chief Rabbinate and was certified asa military rabbi. He has a rank of major (res.)
Yair lives and works in Modi’in Illit. He is married, has five children and two grandchildren. In his free time, he volunteers at Magen David Adom and ZAKA, and helps students with ADD.
Yair has an MA in public policy from Hebrew University, and an LL.B. from the Ono Academic College.
Manager of the Executive Reserves Division at the Avnei Rosha...
Eshel grew up at Kibbutz Hatzerim and lives in Tel Aviv. He is married to Dafna, a clinical psychologist, and is the father of three sons. In his free time, he has to balance the extensive sitting he does at work with walking or riding trips, swimming or other outdoor activities.
Eshel holds a master’s in education system administration, and a bachelor's in general history and philosophy – both from Tel Aviv University. Additionally, he has a teaching certificate. He wrote his master’s thesis on guiding group trips to Poland (a component of many Israeli high school programs).
Efrat Makin- Knafo
Chief Resilience Officer (100 resilient cities pioneered by the Rockefeller...
Efrat lives in cooperative community in central Israel. She is married and has three children. Efrat is an activist working for social justice, particularly for disadvantaged populations.
Efrat completed an LL.B. from the Radzyner Law School at IDC Hertzeliya with distinction, and a BA (with honors) in government and diplomacy from the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy, IDC Hertzeliya.
Kobi has headed the Ganei Tikva Education and Youth Department since September 2016. As part of his role, Kobi runs local education policy while managing a system of all the educational frameworks in Ganei Tikva, from kindergarten through the end of high school. Kobi began this position after managing three schools – elementary, middle school and high school – over the course of 11 years.
Kobi began his professional path in formal education in the city of Lod, where he was exposed to the Arab population and to multiple societal cultures. He went on to holds a wide array of positions, including a teacher and educator, grade coordinator, and as a deputy principal of a middle school he established in Ramla. Kobi lectures in the Ono Academic College’s Department of Education and Society and is the academic director of the Empowerment Centers program in the Arab sector, which aims to reduce disparities and integrate underprivileged populations into academic studies.
Kobi grew up in Petach Tikvah and Hod Hasharon and currently lives in Ganei Tikva with his children: Yoav and Aya. He likes sporting events, Hebrew poetry, drawing and reading.
Kobi holds a MA in curriculum planning and teaching from the Department of Education at Tel Aviv University, and a BA in informal education and Hebrew and general literature. He holds a community education worker certificate and a teaching certificate in post-primary education. As part of his undergraduate studies, Kobi went to study social work for a semester in Weissbaden, Germany. Kobi graduated from the course of directors of education departments on behalf of the Council of Higher Education and local government.
Dean of Students, Lecturer, IDC Herzliya. Chairman of The Access...
Adi is married to Ilan and lives in Tel- Aviv. She loves playing water polo and following her discharge from the military she was a member of the national water-polo team.
Both Adi's LL.M and Ph.D. Degrees in Law are from Columbia University. Her Bachelor's Degree is from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Yehuda provides strategic for the Haredi education system specifically in training and professional development. Inthis role he has founded branches of academic institutes, introduced progressive initiatives and innovative approaches for special needs students as well as for early childhood education. He also has created programs for teacher trainings in both Jerusalem and rural areas targeted for Haredi and Hasidic communities in an effort to increase access and opportunities for higher education and professional training. Today Yehuda directs the education administration in Beitar Illit overseeing instruction for 24,000 students across 87 facilities, yeshivas and seminaries. Yehuda incorporates social and communal involvement and focuses on retention among young Haredi students. Yehuda is a member of the Israeli Hope in Education Forum based in Beit HaNassi. The forum was created in the spirit of the Tribes’ Speech in order to facilitate connection and understanding amongst Israel’s disparate tribes. Yehuda is a member of Benenu, a nonprofit that supports families with children with special needs and disabilities.
Yehuda lives in Beitar Illit with his wife and ten children. He enjoys teaching and believes in the importance of learning; he is committed to self-teaching and training which contributes to both personal and professional growth.
With a degree in education, Yehuda is also certified by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. He holds an MA in system management from Lifshitz College of Education, and a bachelor’s degree in special needs education from Jerusalem College Michlala. He is a graduate of the School of Educational Leadership.
Supervisor of Special Education, Ultra Orthodox division , Ministry of...
Esther is married to Rabbi Moshe Korkos, Chair of the Nahariyya Religious Council. She is the mother of eight children and the grandmother of sweet grandchildren. She likes to travel and see new places in Israel and around the world, and enjoys the beach, baking, reading and listening to music.
Esther holds a master’s in educational counseling from Oranim College, a bachelor's in special education from Jerusalem College and a teaching certificate and specialization in special education.
Co-founder & CFO, Karmisoft Ltd
Shimon has lived in Karmiel for the past 22 years. He is married to Miriam and is the father of nine wonderful children – seven daughters and two sons.
Shimon holds a bachelor's (equivalent) in education and studied for rabbinic ordination in the Karmiel Kollel.
Musa serves as a Director, Riyan Employment Guidance Center for the Bedouin population. Prior to that he served as the Development Director of Youth Programs in Arab Society, under the Elem NGO. Elem is a national program committed to providing assistance to troubled and at-risk youth. Before that Musa served as the manager of 'Finjan', Network of Centers for Youth at Risk in the Bedouin community, also under Elem NGO. Musa is responsible for a number of organizations that work with at-risk adolescents and young adults in the Bedouin community and brings these organizations together to establish a professional network for facilitating learning and networking. Previously, Musa served as the coordinator for community and employment development for the Rahat Council. In this role, he developed the career advising center and helped to facilitate the development of 100 positions for young people within the council. Musa is a founder of the Almahabash Theater of the Negev.
Musa lives in Rahat with his wife and five children. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking and reading.
Musa has an MA in Organizational Development with a focus on educational and business institutions from Ono Academic College and a BA in Education and Political Pcience from Sapir Academic College
Amit Poni Kronish
Head of Urban reneawl committee, Donna
As founder and manager of an Algo-Trading Hedge Fund, Tal leads teams in the fields of technology research and development and complex risk management.Following a significant military service as a Combat Pilot and a Flight Instructor, Tal worked as an Analyst and Investments Manager for a Hedge Fund in Switzerland and prior to that was a consultant at 'Hoshen Eliav Systems Engineering', a company specializing in defense industries.
Tal lives in Tel Aviv and loves extreme traveling, volleyball and chess.