Idit has served as the Acting Deputy to the Head of the Medical Administration in the Ministry of Health since 2016. Previously, Idit worked as medical assistant to the head of the medical administration in the Ministry of Health.
From 2011 to 2015, Idit served as a senior physician in the pediatric gastroenterological unit at the Wolfson Medical Center in Hulon. She also, worked as a pediatrician in Leumit Health Services' Clinic in Kiryat Gat, and as a pediatric gastroenterological consultant for Leumit Health Services’ southern region.
Between 2008 and 2010, Idit was a senior physician in the pediatric gastroenterological unit at the Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center in Jerusalem and a pediatrician for Maccabi Healthcare Services.
Idit specializes in pediatrics. She completed her residency at the Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center in Jerusalem. She also completed a sub-specialty in pediatric gastroenterology in Vancouver, Canada and has an additional specialty in medical administration from the Ministry of Health. Idit completed her medical internship (with honors) at the Soroka Medical Center in Beer Sheva
Shmuel currently serves as the Head of Research at The National Economic Council of 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 is responsible for integrating new methodologies and research processes and oversees the NEC research team. Previously 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 and methodologies 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.
For the past seven years, Husam has managed the Nazareth branch of the National Insurance Institute, where he is in charge of a team of 250 employees.
Husam served in managerial roles in the fields of education and government in the past. Husam served as a high school principal, regional coordinator in the Karev Program and managed the NCJW Research Institute program for innovation in education.
Husam also managed programs and initiatives the Abraham Fund, and worked in organizational consulting and group facilitation. He started his career as a teacher at Abu Ghosh high school.
Since October 2011, Yusuf has served as treasurer for the Hura Regional Council. In this role, Yusuf is responsible for advancing projects related to various council divisions and companies, including the Hura Municipal Development Corporation. Yusuf also serves as treasurer for the planning and building committee of the eastern Negev, which grants building permits to Bedouin communities in the Negev. Yusuf previously worked at the Rahat Municipality, where he established the education accounting department and worked as an accountant. After that, Yusuf served as Chairman of the Rahat Water Corporation, where he advanced the water system in Rahat by promoting investment in infrastructure and providing services to the town’s residents.
Yaniv received his training in industrial engineering. After graduation he joined Sodastream and today serves as the national 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.
Lea is responsible for the professional development of Hadera-based Israeli teachers throughout their professional careers. Her Pisgah center is responsible for around 6,000 teachersfrom nine local authorities. Before assuming her current appointment, Lea served as director of the Department of Education in Hadera, where she led significant system-wide processes in the city's education system. These initiativesincluded opening registration areas, implementing innovative pedagogical techniques and creating education programs for disadvantaged populations with the intended goal of closing opportunity gaps. In this previous role, she also promoted revolutionary reform in the planning and construction of educational institutions, infusing a spirit of innovation into education institutions and creating unique educational spaces.
In addition, Lea is a professor and pedagogical instructor in the Science Education Department at Gordon College of Education.
After the 2019 municipal elections Moshe became the Head office for the first deputy mayor in Haifa municipality. Previously he served in the Rechasim Local Council. Moshe managed the 'City Without Violence' program and facilitated collaborations across municipalities. Previously, he worked for the Haifa City Council culture department, managed a network of nursery schools in Haifa, managed the Haifa area branch of United Hatzalah and worked on behalf of national political candidates.
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.
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.
Yael is a welfare and national insurance coordinator for the Budget Department of the Ministry of Finance. In this role, she is responsible for designing and implementing policies and budgeting in the areas of welfare, immigrant absorption and national insurance.
Bassam started working as a project coordinator in Mao’f in 2004, and after a year became the manager of the business center in Sakhnin. As part of his job he works as a consultant for small businesses and entrepreneurs in the area, manages the business center as a greenhouse for new business initiatives, and assists them in growing and developing using the services offered by the government. Bassam helps in making governmental bureaus and offices approachable and accessible to businesses around the North District with up to one hundred employees.
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.
Pazit works in the Research and Development Division in Ministry of Education. Previously, she served as deputy director, and worked closely with local principals and organizations to manage programs and oversee the budget for the Education Department. Prior to this role, Pazit worked for six years as the community manager of 3600: The National Program for At-Risk Children and Youth. She also worked as a psychologist at Dimona’s psychological center and as an external lecturer in the Education Department in Ben Gurion University
Since joining Rahat’s employment bureau in 2013, Amin has lead a process to dramatically change the city’s image,and to facilitate urban renewal through job opportunities for residents, in particular for women. Amin has also managed the city’s Employment Circles program, which aims to reduce the number of city residents receiving welfare benefits through supporting their employment prospects. Previously, Amin led a customer service team at the Israeli Electric Corporation and oversaw the Path of Light Project aimed at promoting efficient and safe use of electricity in Israel’s southern district.
Benny is the CEO of the Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yafa and Chairman of CEO Forum at Association College Heads Israel. The Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yafa combines a high academic level and deep social involvement in the community. Benny served in various senior positions in the higher education system in the past: VP marketing at the College of Management Academic Studies, head of marketing and external relations at Holon Institute of Technology, member of the board of directors at AYYT – Technological Applications and Data Update Ltd. Among other public positions, Benny is also a board member at the Association of College Heads, a board member at the Tel Mond Municipal Development Corporation, and was previously chairman of the marketing committee and board member at Issta Group. As a student, Benny was a board member at the National Union of Israeli Students, and helped to lead the student protest in 1998 to improve student status and to offer solutions to their financial difficulty.
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.
Dafna serves as Managing Partner at Gravograph Israel Technologies Ltd. Prior to this position, Dafna worked in the Dan District Manager for the Israeli Employment Service Bureau. For eight years Dafna worked as the Human Resources Director for Tnuva Corporation, one of Israeli’s largest dairy distributers. Before that she managed Human Resources for the Coca Cola Group as well as HR departments for several subsidiary companies. She also launched the HR Department at Carlsberg Brewery in Ashkelon and worked as a private HR and organization development consultant. Dafna is an active member in her local community. She consults on a new program to encourage technological training in partnership with the Israeli Manufacturers Association and also serves on the parents’ leadership committee at the Yahalom junior high school. She also encourages technological training for high school students under the auspices of The Manufacturers Association of Israel.
Liat is the Director of Hetz Rehabilitation Center and a Lecturer at the Ben Gurion University School of Social Work. Hetz is a community center that supports rehabilitation from mental illness. In this role Liat oversees all organizational offerings and is responsible for launching new program and services. She serves a lecturer at the School of Social Work at the Ben Gurion University where she has taught for more than a decade. In the past, Liat has served as a lecturer and head of research at several academic and non-academic institutions Liat is also a mentor and research consultant for the Rothschild Ambassadors organization. Previously, Liat was part of the organizational development team at Intel. And in past roles, she worked with foreign students at the Hebrew University, at the ISEF organization, a program fostering dialogue between Arabs and Jews, at the Brandeis Bardin Institute and as an emissary to the Former Soviet Union. Liat is a social activist, and volunteered with the “mother to mother” program.
Moshe currently serves as Member of Knesset at Shas Party. In his previous position he served as chief of staff for the Minister of the Interior. In addition, Moshe represented the Ministry on an interdisciplinary team led by the Prime Minister’s Chief of Staff to discuss the issue of rail maitenance work performed during Shabbat. Previously, Moshe was a legal advisor to the Shas party as well as an advisor to MK Yoav Ben Tzur. As an advisor he authored the Kasrut Law, the principles of which were adapted for the Cornflakes Reform. In addition, Moshe serves as a rabbi in Petah Tiqva and teaches Gemara
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.
Hadar is the CEO of McCann Valley, Mitzpe Ramon. With 16 years of experience in the advertising industry, Hadar previously managed the digital division at McCann Erickson Advertising Agency. In her current position, she is the co-CEO of the social-business initiative for McCann Valley in Mitzpe Ramon. The goal of the initiative is to create jobs in the south and to attract Tel Aviv-based families to move to Mitzpe. Previously she was the CEO of the Leo Burnett Company.
Since 2015, Arnon has served as VP of marketing at Unilever Israel, Israel's fifth-largest consumer product holding company. He also manages Unilever’s Food Products and Home & Personal Care business unit. Arnon is responsible for driving success for Unilever’s core business as well as managing long-term business strategies, including product innovation and advertising. He previously filled several key roles in the area of marketing and sales in Unilever Israel and in the company's global headquarters in Europe. During his military service, he was an officer in the Intelligence Corps Talpiot project in the 8200 unit of the IDF.
Anat is the Director of Municipal Elections Department in the Ministry of Interior. Previously, Anat was the Director of the Training Division for the Human Resources Reform Implementation Project of the Civil Service Commission. The Commission is Israel’s oversees human resources within the public sphere and Anat was responsible for integrating systemic reforms and training workshops for thousands of directors and employees at various government ministries. For instance, pushing forward reforms, include leadership pipeline programs to develop human capital in the public sphere. In addition, Anat led the development of the National Midrasha for Leadership, Government and Management – the national body responsible for training senior executives in the Civil Service. For ten years prior, Anat worked for the Central Bureau for Statistics, first as the Deputy Director of the Department and later as the Head of Consulting and the Head of the Internal School for Organizational Professionalism. Anat also led the Israeli recruitment and admissions process at VYYO , a NASDAQ traded company and, before that served as the Deputy Director of Perach in Jerusalem, a national mentoring program for college students and youth.
Ilan is 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 is both professional and budgetary, and includes consideration of establishment of comprehensive treatment solutions. In his previous role, Ilan was head of the department for social services in Shafir regional council, and before that managed a therapeutic boarding school for teenage girls.
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David has worked in the State Comptroller's Office since 2007. In this role, he supervises state audit teams in government ministries, statutory authorities, independent units such as the Israel Tax Authority, and government companies. In addition, he works as a professor of accounting, auditing and taxes. He is also the author of a textbook on tax consultancy. Before that, David worked in the Israel Tax Authority for ten years in various roles.
Nitzvan joined the municipalities urban renewal team as Director in 2011. In this role he provides administration oversight to all development projects including demolitions, construction, preservation and rehabilitation of Tel Aviv’s buildings. Previously, he worked as an architect in the engineering department of Bat Yam’s Council focusing on urban development and project implementation. Nitzan worked in the private sector for Danny Lazar Architects and for his own firm. He served as an interrogator for the Israel Defense Force military police unit.
Since 2017, Ido has served as head of the Superintendent Division at the Avney Rosha Institute, Israel Institute for School Leadership. In this role, Ido is responsible for creating and leading training and development processes for superintendents working in the Israeli education system. Before this appointment, he served as a member of the Institution's research and development team. In recent years, Ido has served as a senior mentor in the Global Business Studies program at the Faculty of Management of Tel Aviv University, a program geared toward high-achieving students from a variety of countries studying for their graduate degree in business administration. Ido is a founder of the New School of Holon, a public school in the spirit of High Tech High San Diego that focuses on project-based learning. He started his professional career as a strategy consultant at the TASC company.
Ifat serves as Head of Innovation & Business Development at Birthright Israel North America. In her previous position Ifat served as the Executive Director of Birthright Israel Excel. She was responsible for the strategic development of the program, managing partnerships with international stakeholders and expanding the program’s business and philanthropic investor community. Ifat also managed alumni activities in North America and in Israel. Previously Ifat worked for Friends of the IDF based in the United States, first as the Fundraising Manager and later as Deputy Director of Marketing. Ifat began her professional career as a Budget Manager at PUBLISIS Israel and worked in marketing, customer management and business development. She also worked with Eurotel and the Loews Theater Network based in the United States.
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.
Michael is an Independent Organizational consultant and Lecturer. Prior, Michael served as the Founder and Principal of the Maof Branco Weiss School for school dropouts in Modiin. Previously Michael was the head of Maof classes at a municipal high school, and before that he was the coordinator and homeroom teacher for youth at risk in the Tafnit program. He served as a lecturer at the academic preparatory program at the Achva College. Michael is actively involved in the community. He counseled and led social activities for vulnerable populations in Beit Shemesh and the Mateh Yehuda regional council. He also founded classes for illiterate women on Moshav Zecharia.
Or is the 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.
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.
Ofer is the Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem Deputy Mayor and the Director of "Awakening in Jerusalem" movement. Among his roles, he is responsible for economic, employment and cultural portfolios, as well as the development of the city center. He has led major reforms and advancements in these fields throughout the city. In addition, he is the co-founder of the Hitorerut Movement advancing initiatives for youth and culture in Jerusalem, which he has chaired for the past eight years. Before that Ofer served as a city council member in Jerusalem where he led a campaign to encourage tolerance amongst residents of Jerusalem. Ofer is one of the founders of a national population census movement and was active for two years in building the movement’s strategy, fundraising and coordinating activities in marketing and creative advertising. In addition, Ofer supported the management of strategy and content of the First Station compound in Jerusalem (a commercial and cultural center.
Maoz has served as the Director General of the Mateh Binyamin Regional Council for more than five years. In this role, he is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the council, which has around 1,800 employees and a yearly budget of one billion shekels.
Maoz managed the department of education in the regional council and worked as a teacher and principal for many years. He previously served as chairman of the education committee.
Emanuel joined SFI as a founding member in June 2013. He managed the development and establishment of Israel's first Social Impact Bond, aimed at reducing the higher education drop-out rate. Emanuel is director of the research and development department, responsible for shaping and developing social bonds to promote effective solutions for pressing social issues. Emanuel previously managed the research department of the Rashi Foundation, one of Israel's largest foundations, which focuses on education opportunities and reducing welfare inequality. Before joining the Rashi Foundation, he served as a quantitative marketing researcher and senior statistician at CI, a large business research institute.
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.
Fayek joined the Council as treasurer over a decade ago. In the role he manages the council’s budget, including payroll, work bids and contracts with consultants and suppliers. Fayek directly supervises the accounting, payroll and procurement departments and is responsible for the production of annual financial reports based on the Ministry of Interior guidelines. He manages capital flow and oversees collaboration with numerous banks.
Lina is the Head of Regev: Excellence in Teaching Program, Director of Etgarim Program, Saknin Academic College for Teacher Education and Head of the Foreign Relations in the Ministry of Education. Since joining REGEV in 2010, Lina has overseen all program design, content development and budget management for the teaching program. In 2014 Lina led the Arab education for the Council for Higher Education and coordinated program to help individuals enter into the workforce. Recently she was selected to manage and integrate the Etgarim Program of the Teachers Administration in the Ministry of Education. Lina also lectures at local colleges.
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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.
Afaf joined the Baqa al-Gharbiyye Council as Vice Director and Manager of Human Resources in 2013. Previously, Afaf managed the Council’s education department and served as a dropout prevention offer for 13 years.
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.
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.
Since 2015, Moshe has managed the Israel Electric Corporation’s Jerusalem region. In this role, he is responsible for a reliable constant electricity supply for all customers in the area, including customers under the Palestinian Authority (more than 300,000 customers, not including Palestinian electricity companies and Palestinian customers). Prior to his current appointment, Moshe founded and managed the Electric Corporation's unit where he established a fiberoptic infrastructure for the broadband transfer of information. After finishing his academic studies, Moshe began his professional career at the Israel Electric Corporation.
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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.
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.
In 2014 Ohad was appointed Vice Architect of the Jerusalem District. In this role, he coordinates urban planning projects as well as designing, planning, and implementing development projects in rural areas throughout Israel.
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.
Ayelet is the Director of Educational Training and Development Division and Advisor on Gender Equality in the Ra'anana Municipality. Ayelet is responsible for developing educational programs in schools in Ra’anana for leading educational initiatives, their adjustment and implementation. She also leads measurement processes and works closely with administrations to achieve target outcomes. As the women’s advancement consultant to the mayor, she leads systemic processes for advancing gender equality in the city and in the municipality. Ayelet is currently leading the establishment of the municipal center for professional development, which will support professional development in the humanistic spirit. She previously managed the preschoolers division in Moshav Batzra, programs in the Melitz nonprofit organization, and held various guidance and facilitation positions.
As director of Division A, Harel serves as a central traffic authority in Haifa and the north districts, and is in charge of traffic arrangements in these districts. He also serves as the minister’s representative in the district planning committees in Haifa and the north. Before that, Harel worked as a traffic engineer in Tel Aviv and the center districts, and was an independent business owner for five years. Harel also served as a director at Cross Israel Highway Ltd. and Israel Railways. Harel began his professional career in the IDF, in academic studies as part of Atuda, and then completed three years in active army and three more years in standing army as head of the Traffic Engineering Department.
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.
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.
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As the Deputy Director of Perach Network (Education Ways), Michael oversees the Elad, Ramat David- special education and Meonot Bishvili day care centers. In the 2016-2017 academic year the Network provided 343 classes, served 7,524 students and employed 1,528 staff for programs across the country. In this capacity, Michael is responsible for strategic decision-making, managing every day operations, and for representing the organization to various government offices. In 2004, Michael served on the development and implementation team that built the Education Ways Network centers and infrastructure.Michael is a member of the Sitrin Youth Village Board of Directors and until 2013 served as the director general. Sitrin offers targeted programming to students who immigrate to Israel from the Former Soviet Union through the Naale Program, which supports children who make aliyah before their parents. While director general, Michael initiated and founded guiding principals for ultra-Orthodox teens that combined religious studies with core general studies. Prior to this role, Michael was the VP of the Or Avner Education Network in Israel, executive director of Or HaMelech and the CEO of the Diskin Institutions Network in Jerusalem
Since 2003 Dafna has been the CEO of Shiur Acher, a nonprofit organization which supports the educational system by connecting thousands of volunteers from the business and public sector. The staff of the organization, which includes 30 employees spread across the country, offers volunteers and schools a supportive network that includes recruitment, training, guidance and enrichment programming.
Prior to joining Shiur Acher, Dafna managed projects that integrate content and technology for: the Babylon company, the project Kids World developing a channel with interactive content for children, for Matah (the Center for Educational Technology)- knowledge systems, and for C.D.I. Systems (an electronic software and publishing house). She also worked in teaching and instruction and as a researcher for investigative programs, series and documentaries.
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.
Hagai is the Director of Government to Government (G2G) Health Cooperation Directorate in the Ministry of Health in Israel. Since 2006, Hagai has served in various positions in the Planning, Budgeting and Pricing Branch of the Ministry of Health. Initially, he worked as a budgeting economist, and later headed the team in charge of budgeting at the Ministry’s headquarters. Starting in 2013, he has served as the Deputy Director of the division. In addition, Hagai is involved in, and leads, reforms and central structural changes in the healthcare system, along with entities from the healthcare system and the government.
In 2006, Hagai served as a research assistant at the social sciences database of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In addition, he served as a representative of the Melitz foundation, and he facilitated workshops on Israeli society in schools.
Malca has served as the City Council inspector and the public complaints commissioner since 2011. In this role, Malca manages a 22 -person team and oversees the inspection of local governmental companies, the public complaints as well as the publication of the annual city council inspector reports. In her previous position Malca was the inspector and a member of the board (parallel to vice president) in Bezeq, where she managed all the member communication companies in the Bezeq corporate, in addition to the inspector teams. Malca began her professional career as a research assistant in the research department of the Bank of Israel.
Rani is the Executive Director at JDC Institute for Leadership and Governance. Prior, Rani was the Director of the 'Center for Lay Leadership and Civil Society' at the JDC's 'Institute for Leadership and Governance'. Rani achieved new partnerships at the institute, working towards formulating and strengthening mechanisms for discussion and cooperation between government and civil society, in order to create influential processes and a meaningful network for Israel’s leadership.In the past Rani initiated and established 'Kedem Children and Youth', an association practicing Family Group Conference (FGC) and community processes for families and children at risk. Rani partnered in formulating the field and integrating it into many government and social settings.
Motti work focuses on the Haredi community and employment opportunities. In 2005 Motti launched programs to connect young Haredi individuals looking to integrate and find work in the employment sector. Three years ago, Motti expanded his work to focus on entrepreneurship as well as global business opportunities for the Haredi community.
Yossef is the CEO of Lana, a nonprofit committed to improving education and welfare opportunities in the Arab and Bedouin communities. Since joining Lana in 2017, Yossef has worked to bring new partnerships and opportunities to the Bedouin community. Previously, Yossef worked for Beit Hagalgalin, a nonprofit for people with disabilities in the Bedouin community where he managed their Beit Al’amal program. He began his career in education at the Alfarouk High School in Kuseife.
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.
Sawsan serves as a Judge in the Haifa District Labor Court. Sawson helps to develop NII’s legal and judicial policies, playing a key role in spearheading change in the field of social security, in particular around the rights of insured. After nine years of practicing law in the legal department of the Tel Aviv district, she became the manager of the legal department of the northern district. She continues to be a member of Haifa’s civil enforcement team as well as the forum of legal advisers of the district’s government ministries. Sawson helped to establish Assiwar, the first Arab feminist movement of its kind. Assiwar aims to combat violence against women and to advance female empowerment, specifically around employment
Netanel is the Educational Director of Bnei David Eli Pre-Army IDF Preparatory Yeshiva & Writer & Publisher. Since 2004, 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.
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.
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.
Rana is the Chief Inspector at the Jerusalem District's Ministry of Education. Prior to that, in 1998, Rana founded a junior high school for girls in the Abu Tor neighborhood in Jerusalem. She managed the school for 14 years and during that time the school expanded from three classes to 15 and emphasized science, languages and humanist and feminist values. Rana was then appointed to the role of chief inspector of secondary schools for the Jerusalem district. She continues to serve as a referent for principals training in East Jerusalem. Over the years, prior to assuming managerial positions, Rana worked as a teacher and counselor in the Ministry of Education, tutor and teacher’s assistant in the English language school of the Hebrew University and taught ESL courses.
Dana is a Mandel Center Fellow of the Reform Leader in Professional Education program in the Employment and Social Affairs Department. Previously, Dana served as the executive director of the Dror Educational Centers, where, Dana established a boarding school for youth in Mitzpe Ramon, and a school in Ramla for Arab youth who have dropped out of school. She developed change-making models in public schools, the social school and the Hevrutaim Program. Dana founded Yiftah, a pre-army preparatory program for at-risk youth, helped to open ten kindergartens, led the development of colleges for training of socio-emotional caregivers of the elderly, and helped to launch the Dror Galilee schools for the professionals of the future. Prior to these roles, Dana coordinated and led the construction of ten group homes for children and youth and participated in the establishment of the Human, Society and Nature School in Karmiel and the Eshbal residential facility for at-risk youth. Dana began her career as a homeroom teacher, grade coordinator and a social coordinator in the Ofek School. In 1997, Dana was a part of a group of young adults who founded the educational kibbutz, Eshbal.
Benyamin is the Vice President of ATID Education and Schools Network. Benyamin was previously the Department Director, at the Administration for Rural Education and Youth Aliyah in the Ministry of Education, where he was responsible for all the pedagogy, budgets and administration of all Israeli boarding schools. Benyamin has focused much of his career in youth education. He served as the Director General of the Yemin Orde Youth Village, as a supervisor at a youth shelter, and managed the Arevin program to train educators and therapists for working with youth at risk at Maale Gilboa Yeshiva. Before that Benyamin established and headed the youth community at Malkishua, headed the Amit daycare centers in Jerusalem and lecturered at the Western Galilee College. Together with his wife, he began his professional career as a foster family for 12 children at Beit Hayeled, a caring home for children removed from their homes due to parental inability.
Roy is a member of Parliament (Knesset) representing the Kulanu party. From 2013 through 2015, Roy has been an independent strategic consultant specializing in Results-Based-Management and Economic and Community Development in the public sector. Roy came sixth on Nir Barkat's candidates' list for the 2013 Jerusalem Mayoral Elections and from 2008 to 2012 he was Head of Strategic Planning and Policy on Jerusalem's City Council as well as policy advisor to the Mayor. During his studies, Roy was the Students' Association Chair at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and was instrumental in the foundation of 'New Spirit' in Jerusalem. In the military, Roy served as a Combat Medic.
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 53 schools that serve the city’s diverse population groups. Prior to this role, Shai served as the principal of the Ashalim School in Holon for eight years and, together with the school’s staff, was awarded many prizes. Shai was also a lecturer and pedagogic facilitator in the history subspecialty at Kibbutzim College and an educator at the A.D. Gordon School in Tel Aviv.
Tamir is the CEO of the Tel Aviv Convention Center. Prior to that, Tamir worked for the Institute for Democratic Education as a strategic manager leading change processes in local municipalities. Previously, he managed programs for at-risk children and youth in local municipalities. Tamir began his career with the Israeli Scouts working in a variety of education roles before managing its northern leadership division.
Gal is a journalist, the host of a TV news magazine and a documentary filmmaker. Previously, she worked as a reporter and anchorwoman on Channel 2 News. Since 2008, she has hosted the TV news magazine program, Osim Seder, and launched the investigative documentary series Vacuum. Gal won the Sokolov Prize for her investigation uncovering social injustices relating to disadvantaged populations, as well as the Primor Award for television investigations from the Second Authority for Television and Radio. She was also awarded the OMETZ Award. Since 2015, she has headed the 929 Initiative alongside Rabbi Benny Lau. In 2018, she joined the army’s radio station, Galei Tzahal as a commander.
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.
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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.
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.
Eitan is the Mayor of Ra'anana and the Chairman of the city’s building and planning committee. His previous positions were 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.Eitan is Ra'anana's Labor Party's Secretary and in the past was active in 'Hitorerut' (Awakening), a movement advocating equality in sharing the national burden, encouraging the recruitment of ultra-orthodox students to 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.
Inbar is the CEO of Aharai! and "Pnima." Inbar oversees the day to- day management, strategic planning, fundraising and donor stewardship. Previously, she served as the CFO. Her career in the organization began as a coordinator for a young adult center for social involvement. Inbar’s past professional experience includes roles as CFO and Personnel Manager at Youth Leading Change (Tzeva), Director of Students in Sciences at Hebrew University and as coordinator for counseling groups for soldiers and youth at Gesher. Inbar volunteers for the Educational Leadership Project, helping youth with educational difficulties and as a teacher focusing on skill development and Hebrew acquisition for Ethiopian Israelis through HaMaayan HaDemocratic organization.
Ziad joined the Lakiya Local Council as treasurer in 2000. In this role he manages the council’s finances including budgets, acquisitions, collection, accounting and payroll. In addition, he works as the financial advisor to the head of the council as well as the council’s committee. Previously, Ziad worked for the Mizrahi-Tefahot Bank as a mortgage advisor. Prior to that, he taught math.
In her current role, Ofira is the Director of Management Human Resources and Welfare Manager at Osem Group. Previously, Ofira served as the liaison between the CEO and internal and external bodies, and is responsible for government relations as well as regulatory initiatives that impact the company. Prior to her work at Osem, Ofira focused on promoting a culture of professional excellence and performance at Nestle. She led widescale change initiatives across the company’s eleven plants. Ofira served in the IDF as noncommissioned officer in the Education Corps and led educational tours in Jerusalem.
Since 2014, Yona has served as director of education for the Yeshivot and Ulpanot Bnei Akiva educational network. 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.
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.
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.
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 100 million shekels. 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.
Hoshea works in the Prime Minister's Office. From 2013 to the beginning of 2015, Hoshea served as the Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to Ms. Tzipi Livni, in her term as Minister of Justice and Chief Negotiator with the Palestinians. Prior to that, from 2010 to 2013, Hoshea worked for the Prime Minister’s Office, as the coordinator of the public commission to examine the maritime incident of 31 May 2010 (the Turkish flotilla incident) and as a result engaged in tailoring Israel’s investigation methods to meet international legal standards.From 2007 to 2009, Hoshea served as an advisor to Ministers of Justice, Professor Daniel Friedmann and Professor Ya’akov Ne’eman. He also held the position of Coordinator of the Israeli Government’s Ministerial Cabinet for Legislation and Law Enforcement. From 2006 to 2007, Hoshea served as an assistant to the State Attorney in the International Affairs Division. From 2004 to 2006, Hoshea worked with Israel’s former Attorney General, Supreme Court Justice Meni Mazuz. During his academic studies, Hoshea served as a research assistant in the field of constitutional law, and as a teaching assistant.
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.
Since 2010, Shay has been employed by the Ministry of Education in the Telecommunication, Technology and Information Systems Administration, and has served as Deputy Director of the Administration since 2015. Shay is responsible for aspects of budgeting, purchasing, Human Relations, tenders and administration in the areas of technology and computerization. In addition, he chairs the Tenders Committee of the Ministry, participates on the Ministry’s planning forum and is on the team leading change in communal acquisitions. Shay began his career in government at the Ministry of Absorption, in Section A, overseeing the absorption of immigrants from Ethiopia.
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-organizational processes on the operational level and for the supply chain between the group’s companies. Before this position, Tal served as a senior project manager and regional director at MW Group Israel. While there, he led construction projects in IDF bases in the south and the building of the private power plant, ASE, in Ashdod.
Ibrahim is the Director of a Five-Year Plan for Development of Bedouin Community in the North, led by the Ministry of Social Equality. Ibrahim joined the Prime Minister’s Office as the Director of Regional, Social and Economic Development in 2010. Ibrahim was responsible for formulating government decisions regarding social and economic development for minority populations, alongside economic and social projects. Previously Ibrahim franchised the Helen Doron English program, and opened and managed new branches of the school in the Western Galilee. He also served as the Division Director in the Doctors’ Association for Human Rights and was responsible for organizational activities in the Palestinian Authority zones.
Ori joined BDO Consulting Israel as CEO of the company’s subsidiary firm in 2016. The firm operates Maof’s services for Ministry of Economy. Ori oversees all services provided to small and medium sized businesses utilizing consultancy services as well as managing training and guidance for employees providing funding solutions. In his previous role, Ori served as the Vice President for business development for Maof and prior to that, he founded and directed VIBE, a corporate consultancy firm. Ori began his career in the Israeli Scouts movement and managed all programming for the Tel Aviv-Jaffa District.
Nasreen is the Director of The Project for Arab-Jewish Relations in the Israeli Democracy Institute. Since joining the Israel Democracy Institute, Nasreen has focused on the integration of the Arab minority in the employment, higher education and informal education spheres. Nasreen has also spearheaded efforts to integrate Arab teachers in Jewish schools – a joint project of the Prime Minister’s Office, Merhavim Institue and the Ministry of Education.
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.
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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.
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.
Since 2012, Limor has served as superintendent for the Tel Aviv District at the Ministry of Education. In this role, she is in charge of self-management and the Marom program which aims to bridge the opportunity gap. She also works closely with new principals and superintends to train them to be effective leaders. Limor aims to improve education on both the macro and micro scales and works to develop collaborations to ensure the betterment and improvement of education for all students.
Previously, Limor worked as a principal of elementary schools in Kfar Shemaryahuand Jaffa. When Limor was principal of the Hashmonaim school, the school won anational education award for excellence in achievements and for teaching multi-cultural values.
Since 2015, Yael has served as director of the High Skilled Employment Division at the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Social Services. In this role, she has created a new position tasked with increasing the supply of human capital to the high-tech industry. In order to achieve these aims, Yael implements programs for the integration of women, Arabs, the ultra-Orthodox and people over the age of 45 into the industry, promoting alternative technology training tracks and more. Before this appointment, she served as an advisor at the Director General's Office in the Ministry of Finance (as part of the Civil Service Cadet Program), a legal intern at the Supreme Court of Israel in the chambers of Justice Esther Hayut, as well as a student in the High Court of Justice Department at the State Attorney's Office. Yael is an alumna of the Civil Service Cadet Program excellence program, and she is a captain in the reserves, after serving in the IDF's 8200 unit for five years.
At JDC Israel Tevet, Suzan manages program development aimed at promoting employment integration and advancement for the Arab sector.
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.
Suad joined the local council in 2002 as internal auditor. In this role she is tasked with oversight identifying strategic flaws and offering procedural shifts. She is responsible for workflow and strategic improvements to ensure residents are receiving adequate services. In addition, Suad manages the council’s public appeals. Earlier in her career, Suad served as the examiner of the Carmal City Council after spending her formative professional years as a lawyer working in Haifa.
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.
Tomer is the Head of Engineering Administration in the Ra'anana Municipality. Previously, 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.
Ori is the Manager of Cybereason TLV Site. In his previous position, Ori served as a Senior Director for National Projects at the Prime Minister's Office. He led strategic planning and implementation of projects that drive socio-economic growth, such as the national task force for transferring strategic IDF base to the Negev, the national initiative to strengthen trade relations between Israel and India, the national program for public sector talent development and more.
Prior to that, Ori served as VP for Business Development at DC Holding Group. In addition, Ori served on the board of directors of an additional subsidiary and managed exit transaction creating significant gains for the group.Prior to DC Holding Group, Ori served as the project manager at Siemens Renewable Energy Division. In the years between his release from the IDF and his job at Siemens, Ori served as the CEO of Misdar Tov (NGO), which focuses on meaningful community service programs in under-served Israeli towns. Ori continues to volunteer as a member of the foundation’s board of directors. In addition, Ori serves as an active member of Tel Aviv municipality's operation committee. Ori lives in Tel Aviv and completed his military service in an elite unit of the IDF at the rank of major.
Yael has served as an architect for the city of Beit Shemesh since 2000 and is responsible for the city’s urban planning policy as well as its infrastructure master plan. Previously, Yael served as the director for both the Ramat Beit Shemesh Administration Department and the Beit Shemesh Water Corporation. Since 2016, Yael has also served as the mayor’s advisor on the status of women.
Since 2016 Danny has served as the CEO of Daát, previously known as Torah U'Melacha. Today, the association is broadening its scope to focus on education, pedagogy and vocational training. Danny has long been a member of the Bnei Akiva youth movement and went on to serve in a number of positions before serving as the secretary general of the movement. He later worked as the deputy director of the educational network of Bnei Akiva yeshivas and ulpanas (religious girls’ high schools).
Dorit is a Social Science Doctorate Candidate. Dorit is also the Founder and former-CEO of an engineering consultancy firm, providing consultancy services to industries in Israel and worldwide.Dorit is involved in a number of social projects, advancing equality for women and improving women's status in the workplace. She is also part of establishing of a social network for women holding groundbreaking positions and consults to 'Talpiot' - the IDF elite training program, for recruits who have demonstrated leadership potential and outstanding academic achievements in science.
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.
Ehab is the Deputy CEO and Chief Resource Officer at Babcom Centers. Ehab joined Babcom Centers in 2008 as the Vice President of Customer Relations and managed a staff of 2,000 employees and 120 directors. He also designed and developed service strategies and was responsible for their integration. Ehab also served as an advisor for the building and adaptation of service policies to several companies in the Israeli market. Previously Ehab served as the Head of the Representatives at the training academy at Cellcom. He started his career in the field as a team member at Hot. Ehab is a social activist leading workshops and lectures on professional topics ranging for management to personal empowerment.
Inbar runs the Collective Impact department at Sheatufim.In this role, she promotes tri-sector collaboration between organizations in the public , business and volunteer sectors as a strategy for social influence. She also manages the 5×2 initiative, aimed at expanding the circle of excellence in science education. She previously served as the CEO of the Tirat Carmel Community Foundation, a non-profit organization operating innovative models of social entrepreneurship and local inter-sector collaborations.
Previously, Inbar lived in the United States and worked, at the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco where she focusd on the design and implementation studies for social organizations and philanthropic foundations in California. During her studies at Hebrew University, she worked as a research assistant at the Israel Democracy Institute.
IInna has managed the Acute Geriatrics A Department at the Geriatric Hospital in Haifa since 2015.
She also is a member in the Israeli Geriatrics Association, which she joined in 2005. From 2012 to 2015 she served on the association's audit committee. In addition, Inna lectures at the Technion School of Medicine, advises students and teaches in geriatrics training courses for physicians in retirement homes on behalf of the Ministry of Health.
Previously, Inna served as the chief physicians at the internal medicine department(1A) at the Carmel Medical Center. Before that she was a senior physician in the internal medicine division of the Medical Center and a senior physician in the Western Galilee - Haifa districts' geriatric clinic of Clalit Health Services.
In 2015 Inna won an award for her outstanding contribution to the teaching of geriatrics from the Technion School of Medicine.
Inna specializes in internal medicine and geriatrics. She completed her residency in geriatrics at the Fliman Geriatric Hospital in Haifa, and internal medicine residency at Carmel Medical Center. She completed her internship in medicine at the Bnei Zion Medical Center in Haifa. Inna is also a graduate of a three-year course in psycho-geriatrics from Tel Aviv University.
In her current role, Ya'ara is tasked with reducing social gaps and inequality in East Jerusalem through utilizing employment, 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 East Jerusalem 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.
Since 2002 Udi has served as the Director of Education Department at Megilot Dead Sea Municipality. Before that, he served in education and Israeli geography related positions in a youth movement, a kibbutz and various organizations. He is an alumnus of HaNoar HaOved VeHaLomed (NOAL), and was a guide in Nahal groups. Udi also worked as a town education manager, organizational consultant to education institutions, teacher, field trip and workshop guide, and dealt with research of the Dead Sea region’s history.
Since 2014, Yonit has served as the CEO of the Karev Education Program. Karev works to close the achievement gap in the Israeli education system. In this role, Yonit oversees the operation of enrichment lessons for 290,000 school children from all sectors of the population through 120 local authorities.
Previously, Yonit co-founded Afikim with Rabbi Dr. Danny Tropper as well as managed programs that integrate religion and value-based standpoints to empower school children. In addition, she founded the six-year Ruth Korman Pelech school in Kiryat Ekron, an integrative feminist orthodox school for girls.
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Ghalia is the Vice President of the Rayan Center in the Negev, Alfanar. Prior to moving to this position, Ghalia served as the assistant director of the Ryan Center. A joint project of the Ministry of Economy and JDC Israel, the Ryan Center 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.
Hila first joined the Ramat HaNegev Regional Council in 2012 as a project coordinator in the Urban Beautification Department. Hila spearheaded a project devoted to waste separation which was the first of its kind in Israel. She went on to manage the council’s waste treatment efforts where she worked closely with construction managers, governmental institutions including the Ministry of Defense, the Israeli Prison Service and nonprofits committed to environmental protection. Today, Hila manages the Environmental Protection Department overseeing all sanitary and environmental aspects for the council as well as managing collaborative projects with government agencies to promote environmental projects throughout the municipality.
Yoram is the Head of Council, Emek Mayanot (Valley of the Spring) Regional Council. Previously, Yoram was elected at Mayor in 2009. In his role, Yoram formulated a strategy and a vision for the council and together, with the senior managers team, led an inclusive regional growth process as well as regional and cross-sectoral collaboration and advances in education, community development, economic growth and employments.Yoram served for two years as the deputy head of the regional council. Before that he founded a major factory in Emek Mayanot. From 1990 to 2000, Yoram served as the coordinator for kibbutz Kfar Rupin where he initiated a positive and comprehensive change in the kibbutz’s lifestyle.
Musa is 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.
Raz served in the IDF for 28 years, first serving in command and training positions and later as an officer and commander at the IDF's Education and Youth Corps. Significant roles include the command of the Havat HaShomer Education Base as well as command of the IDF's largest education base, Michve Alon (Alon Education and Instructional Center). In addition to his roles in the Education and Youth Corps, he continued to volunteer in reserve duty as a combat company commander. Raz was discharged from the IDF as a colonel, after serving as commander of the Commission for Promoting Populations, the IDF’s collaborations with broader Israeli society. This role included command of soldier teachers, the Nahal Gar'ins, the Gadna, the bases for the promotion of unique populations – new Olim (immigrants), at-risk youth and minorities – and educational programs (high school level education, Hebrew courses for Olim and minorities, conversion to Judaism and preparation for military service).
360° supports local governments as they develop and implement programming for at-risk youth. Bat-Sheva has managed the national program in the city since 2013. As manager, Bat-Sheva oversees internal operations, implements efficient work processes and inter-corporate collaboration, and supervises strategy for working with atrisk youth. Prior to joining 360°, Bat-Sheva managed the PACT program in Rehovot and worked as a coordinator of the Rehovot City Council Youth Center.
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.
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.
Nataly has worked for Israel Railways in a number of capacities since joining the company in 2006. She currently manages both the planning and road and traffic departments, overseeing the strategic planning process and implementation of new train lines and stations to expand the current infrastructure. Prior to her current role, she managed the traffic light and road lighting control center in Haifa for nearly five years. Natalie has spent her career in the fields of transportation and traffic planning and is particularly interested in their influence on both urban environment as well as employment
Einat is a Program Director in the Institute for Leadership and Governance of JDC Israel. Prior to this positon, Einat managed inter-ministry partnerships regarding children and youth at risk, using the collective impact approach. Before this, she worked at Branco Weiss Institute for Promoting Thought, where she held several management and leadership positions of educational programs and organization and HQ positions, and specialized in work processes according to the “teaching for the purpose of understanding” perception. Einat also worked as an organizational consultant in the business sector at Lotem Company, and managed the Training Development Department in the Israeli Intelligence Corps.
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.
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.
Shadi has served as the head engineer of the Miahcom Water and Sewage Corporation, serving the Lower Galilee villages, since 2014. He oversees the engineering department including all permits for water, sewage, environment and construction. In his previous role at the Israeli Water Authority, Shadi managed the engineering team for sewage utility development. His work included supporting local water corporations in their efforts to plan, budget, and build lines, pumps and sewage treatment systems. Between 2009 and 2012 Shadi worked in Angola, overseeing the construction and maintenance of a water supply network to 15 villages as well as in Waku Valley, Congo where he managed the maintenance of the drainage authority. Shadi began his career working as the Operations and Management Engineer for the watering department for Haifa’s Baha’i Gardens.
In her role as treasurer, Reem manages the municipality's budget and finance portfolio including regular and irregular budgets, all accounting, preparation of financial reports, managing all contracts and financial obligations. Prior to joining the Isfiya Council, Reem worked for A’alimi Louie Accountants where she specialized in finance for local authorities. Previously, Reem served as an external financial advisor for the Arab Jewish Center for Business Development with a focus on small business loans.
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.
Adi is the Dean at The Interdisciplinary Center (IDC). After concluding a term in the Knesset, Adi was appointed as the Dean of Student Affairs and the Director of the Alumni Association for the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya. Before being elected as a Member of Knesset, Adi founded and for many years served as the CEO for 'Access for All', an organization offering higher education to disadvantaged groups within Israeli society. Prior to that, Adi established 'Street Laws', a juvenile rehabilitation program through studying Law. The program's educational content as well as its structure was later adopted by both Tel-Aviv and London Universities.
Adi also founded the 'Brera' (‘Choice’) center, using students to offer legal services for disadvantaged populations. Adi served as MK Tamar Gozansky's assistant during her office as Chairwoman of the Committee for Children’s Rights in the Knesset. For her work with 'Access for All', Adi received the 'Quality of Life' award from the Chairman of the Knesset in 2010, and in 2012 she received the Ometz Award for Social Justice and Rightful Administration and the Safra Award for Excellence.
Yehuda provides strategic for the Haredi education system specifically in training and professional development. In this 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.
Tom is the Vice President of Business Operations at MAOZ. Prior to joining MAOZ, Tom was the founder and program director of 'Kri'at Kivun', a preparatory program for public service designed for recent college graduates. In addition, he was also Biblical studies teacher at the 'Ayanot Yarden' High School in the Upper Galilee and a guide and facilitator for positive change processes in schools in the North of Israel on behalf of 'The Institute for Democratic Education' as part of the 'Halutz Hinuchi' (Education Pioneers) program for identifying, training and preparing quality education personnel for management and leadership positions in schools.Following his release from his mandatory military service as a fighter pilot, Tom founded and managed 'The Sky is Not the Limit', a program advancing leadership in education and social entrepreneurship among Israeli Air Force graduates.
Hadas built and manages MAOZ storytelling department that works to document and tell Network's members' change-stories. Hadas has 18 years of experience as a Journalist. She served as the deputy editor-in-chief of the Yediot Aharonot daily newspaper and as deputy editor of Ynet.co.il. Hadas has engaged in a number of social initiatives designed to alter perception using the media, including in "Olim BeYahad" media venture designed to change perceptions about persons of Ethiopian origin; integration of Arab journalists in the media and strengthening their reach in the social media; and in the "Nivheret" project to double the number of women running for office on the municipal level. Hadas holds a bachelors degree in law and political science from Tel Aviv University and an LLM (Cum laude) from Bar Ilan University. Hadas lives in Ramat Hen with her children Yonatan and Ofri.
Ofir is the Vice President Budgeting Research Department of the Ministry of Immigration and Absorption. Prior to taking this position, Ofir was the Senior Manager in the Department for Policy, Planning Budgeting and Research at the Ministry of Aliyah, Immigration and Absorption. Ofir was also the budget manager within the ministry and between 2007 and 2009, he worked in London as an economist handling acquisitions and business development for 'Beechfield Homes and Equities Ltd.', a development and real estate holdings firm. In 2009, Ofir taught financial education for groups coming from impoverished neighborhoods and in 2005 was a Mathematics teacher for 6th graders at Educating for Excellence - 'I Will Be A Student Too'. In the military, Ofir served as an Officer for joint IDF and Palestinian Authority patrols and was discharged with the rank of Lieutenant.
Aya is the Vice President of Operations Economic Development in Kfar Saba municipality. For the past twelve years, Aya has worked to integrate technology and social action for advancing Israeli society. She began her career at Appleseeds Academy where she went on to become the COO and established the business development department. Aya combines a business and managerial approach with public action. She led and initiated projects for digital skills in Israel and Africa together with the business, public and third sectors. In the past, Aya would offer operational and strategic consultation to various companies as part of Tefen Management Consulting. She is a member of the board of directors at the Public Knowledge Workshop, and volunteers as a mentor in Olim BeYahad.
Sivan is the Director of Budgets Division in the Ministry of Interior. Prior to this position, Sivan served as the deputy director of the Local Government Administration and director of the Economic Development Department in the Ministry of Interior. He was responsible for regional collaboration, the municipal property tax and the local authority map – changing borders and income distribution as well as business licensing and the Arab regional program. Sivan has been promoting significant reforms in these fields; in particular around property taxes and collaboration between regional clusters. Before serving in this position, Sivan served as a referent in the budget department at the Ministry of Interior, and as a budget inspector where he oversaw an annual budget of ~5 billion USD. From 2009 to 2010 Sivan served as the Ministry of Interior CEO’s financial assistant.
Maya has worked at EMC Israel since 2011. In 2013, we was appointed site leader, and she has been responsible for expanding Dell EMC's activity in the Negev region, deepening ties with the Ben-Gurion University, promoting the support of community development in southern Israel, and strengthening the company's long-term presence in the Negev. Maya began her career in the field of human resources as a research diagnostician at the Department of Behavioral Sciences of the IDF. She later held a number of positions, including director of human resources at Atlantium Technologies, CEO of See++ and head of human resources at Compugen.
Since 2014 Dalia has directed the Education Department for the Ramat Gan Municipality. In this role, she is responsible for the city’s educational activities including the youth and sports divisions. Prior to this role, Dalia was a high school principal in Raánana and a general supervisor in the Ministry of Education. She began her work in education at the Ministry of Education in Blich High School in Ramat Gan as a civics teacher, educator and deputy principal for the high school.
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Lital currently serves as VP of human resources at Shikun & Binui Solel Boneh where she is responsible for over 6,000 employees across Israel. She believes in employment diversity as a way of life, crucial to enable business and social growth. Lital is a board member of the Israeli Society for Human Resource Management, Research and Development, which works to promote the human resources management profession in Israel, as well as people in this field. She previously acted as head of human resources at Egged Ta'avura. Earlier in her career, Lital served as an organizational consultant project manager in the fields of manager development and strategy creation.
Shmuel began his career as a professional advisor to MK Moshe Gafni in his role as chairman of the Knesset's financial committee, coordinating MK Gafni's communications with government ministries. In this role, he served as a member of a committee headed by Judge Sarah Frish tasked with setting the criteria for recognizing public institutions pursuant to article 46 of the Income Tax Directive. Over the past two years, Shmuel has served as senior director of the Department of the Social Periphery, and he sees this position as an opportunity to fulfil a mission to reduce gaps and create social change. Since January of 2018, Shmuel has also served as a member of the appointed council of the Majdal Shams local community in the Golan Heights.
Bitya has served as the principal of the ultra-Orthodox mamlachti Bnot Yerushalim School in Jerusalem since 2014. Bitya develops programs tailored to ultra-Orthodox girls and teens, and combines high level religious studies with secular subjects including technology. Earlier in her career, Bitya worked as the director of special education kindergartens and as an instructor for special education kindergartens teachers on behalf of the Ministry of Education. Bitya also volunteered for Em Ha'Banim (mother of boys), an organization that offers support to mothers and single parent families.
Yariv is the Director of the Economic and Social Development Department of The Bedouin Community in the Negev through the Agriculture and Rural Development Ministry. Previously, Yariv served as the Senior Manager for Economic Development and Government Relations in the Prime Minister's Office, and part of the administration for implementing settlement and economic development for the Bedouin population in the Negev.
Prior to that, Yariv was Senior Advisor to the Director General at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, facilitating and directing policy formulation and execution among the Ministry's professional divisions, as well as coordinating between the divisions and the Director General’s Office. In 2009, Yariv worked at the Prime Minister's Office in the Policy Planning Division, serving as Acting Senior Manager for inter-sector collaboration.In the military, Yariv served as a Combat Medic in the Givati Brigade.
Nereman joined Clalit Health Services as Director of the Pharmacy Department for the Central Administartion in 2014. In this role, Nereman sets and implements organizational policy, develops standards for work processes, oversees professional development of all pharmacists and supervises pharmacy services in Clalit hospitals. Nereman manages the quality and safety of pharmaceutical care and promotes judicious use of drugs in hospitals. Nereman works closely with the Ministry of Health in the areas on behalf of Clalit. Bereman also directs the committee for the promotion of pharmaceutical knowledge in Clalit Hospitals.
Previously, Nereman oversaw the TREAT Project at Rabin Medical Center in Petah Tiqva.
Between 2005-2014 Nereman worked as a clinical pharmacist in the pharmacy services of Belinson Hospital. During that time, she also coordinated and evaluated the quality and safety of pharmaceutical care (M.M.U). Nereman participated in serveral professional committees while at Belinson.
Yoav serves as the CEO of Atidim. In his previous role Yoav was the Manager of Cadets for Local Government and Cadets for Transportation Infrastructure Management in Atidimas. In that position Yoav focused on training leadership teams in the geosocial periphery of Israel. The aim is to both foster and train leaders in order to improve local authorities, in particular for the Ministry of Transportation and its subsidiaries. Previously Yoav worked as executive director for The Good Seekers nonprofit which promotes volunteerism in Israel’s periphery. Yoav continues to serve on their board. He also works as a teacher at the democratic school in Nahalal. Yoav is a Major in the IDF’s reserve corps; he served for nearly a decade and worked in Cape Town representing the Jewish Agency for Israel.
Over the last three and half years, Racheli has served as CEO of The City Group for Business Development in Beer Sheva where she directs development of the city’s industrial areas. She works closely with the city’s entrepreneurs to nurture their business initiatives. She manages city markets and promotes urban renewal specifically around the city’s openair market
Since 2017, Ifat has served as VP of human resources at Israel Railways, and is also responsible for the organization's human resources policy. This includes planning and defining the company's organizational structure, as well as standardization and recruitment policy, and managing the day-to-day lives of employees, including compensation models and employment conditions, training policy and the development of the organization's various training programs. She is in charge of the welfare of organization employees, work relationships and coordination with the employee union and its representatives. Before this appointment, she managed the human resources department at Israel Railways and served as deputy director for nine years.
In recent years, she served in a variety of human resources roles at Israel Railways, and before that, she served as a lawyer in the legal office of Israel Railways and at the Tel Aviv District Attorney's Office (Civil).
Tehila joined Granot factories in 2013 and was promoted to Vice President of Business Development in 2016. In this role she manages the company’s finances as well as to determine potential growth factors for the company. Previously, Tehila served as the Vice Manager of Funds at Granot, where she oversaw the company’s budget reports as well as the company’s investing portfolio.
Sharon oversees the Social Services Administration of the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality, responsible for the welfare and health of the public in the city. Sharon deals with challenges relating to young children, the elderly and people with disabilities, and she works to integrate digital worlds in order to help city residents. Previously, she worked in a variety of positions in the development of services and professional infrastructure. She often focuses on result-oriented professional interventions, assessment and measurement outcomes. Her graduate degree's thesis focuses on implementing organizational change in welfare departments. Sharon coordinated the treatment of victims of the polygamous cult of Goel Ratzon and was part of a national policy-making team for the treatment of victims of cults.
Senior Manager, Project Department, Internal Office of Planning and Development, Prime Minister Office. Kfir has managed the Project Department since 2016. In his current role he oversees all collaborative projects with local government authorities. Previously, Kfir worked in a number of roles in local government including in the finance department at the Ministry of Interior and budget management at the Office of Local Planning. Before he joined the public sector, Kfir owned and managed a shipping and delivery company. In his spare time, he conducts financial literacy and management workshops at Pa’amonim a National NGO. In addition, Kfir is active in numerous groups and forums that promote social and financial awareness.
Riki manages the Dan Regional sewage treatment facility. Since 2013 her roles have included all operations and maintenance as well as staffing and budgeting. Previously, Riki managed infrastructure projects including the integration of desalinated water from the Sorek sewage treatment facility into the national water network. She began her career as a construction engineer.
Yehuda serves as the deputy director general for Bnei Brak’s Economic Company. In this role he manages projects for the municipal administration, and strives to develop and enhance the city's real estate including housing, commerce, offices and infrastructure. Yehuda founded Telem, an organization which builds sustainable models for the ultra-Orthodox community in the areas of economics, education and society. He is a fellow at the Samuel Neeman Institute for National Policy Research at the Technion, wrote the EMC (English, Math and Computers) Studies Report, and spearheads initiatives to strengthen excellence in the ultra-Orthodox education system. Yehuda has worked as a lecturer and a social activist for many years, striving for the economic development of ultra-Orthodox society and for inter-sector discourse.
Asi has managed the integration solutions division of Ness Technologies. Previously, he held several key positions in the communications and high-tech industries including VP of the Business Division of HOT, and manager of the communications and industry group of Microsoft Israel. In addition, Asi managed the sales and customer services departments at HOT and Celcom. Earlier in his career, Asi worked as a security guard for public institutions abroad and on airlines.
Ahmad established the Arab Community Division at the Rothschild Caesarea Foundation. He started working at the Foundation as a coordinator of Arab society in the Rothschild Ambassador program, and since then he has developed, advanced and led social programs for the Foundation, with the goal of advancing higher education and social entrepreneurship among young people in Israel's geographic and social periphery, with a focus on Arab society. Before joining the Foundation, Ahmad held various positions in the public, business and volunteer sectors. In these roles, he advised Israeli companies on trade with Arab countries and specialized in communications specifically Kol Yisrael in Arabic and at the Al-Sinnara newspaper.
Keren is the Director of the Israel Project at The University of Texas, in Austin A&M. Previously, Keren served as the Director of Project Interchange, Israel the flagship educational institute of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) bringing world leaders to Israel on seminars exposing the diversity, creativity and complexity of Israel. Prior to Interchange, Keren was the Director of Projects at the Israel Australia Chamber of Commerce in Tel-Aviv where she led high profile business delegations to Israel. Between 2006 and 2009, Keren was a litigator at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in New York, representing Fortune 500 companies, formulating strategy and serving as the lead attorney on complex litigation cases. In 2005, Keren clerked at the Israeli Supreme Court for the Hon. Prior to that she received the Haas-Koshland Award from the San Francisco Federation to conduct refugee work at the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR).
Miri's began her career in education as a teacher. She went on to establish a junior high at the High School of the Arts in Jerusalem and serve as the principal of the Ariel School. In 2011 she joined the Ministry of Education. While at the Ministry she worked closely on pedagogical reform, leading the Ofek reform, serving as Head of the Director General’s staff, Deputy Director of the Pedagogical Administration and then as Acting Director.
In her current role leading Integration Reform, Miri is responsible for implementing the new Special Education Law in addition to other large-scale reforms. Miri oversaw planning for the 70th anniversary year, promoting a commitment to excellence in teaching.
Iris is the Vice President Strategic Planning in the Israeli Civil Service Commission of the Prime Minister's Office. Prior, Iris served as the Head of the Department of Policy Research and Knowledge Management for the Reform Implementation Team at the Civil Service Commission. There, she led system-wide projects, such as the “For the Future” project for the development and adaptation of a differential model for the evaluation of employee functioning in public service, and the "Communicating Vessels" project for information management.Over the years, Iris has consulting in organizational development for businesses and public entities.From 2011 to 2012, Iris served as a public, academic representative on the council for maximizing human resource potential within public service. From 2002 to 2014, Iris served in a teaching and research position at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and the Sapir Academic College. In addition, she served as a facilitator for “Business Management in Israel” at Ben-Gurion University’s Faculty of Management.
With over 20 years of experience in Israel’s hi-tech sector, Yaakov founded Plattinet, a startup that focuses on locationbased services. He worked in the technology department of Orange for 12 years in four roles in telecommunication management. He is certified in project management and served as a deputy manager for Project Managers Israel for ten years and teaches management, leadership, and innovation. In 2014, after three adolescent boys were abducted from Alon Shvut in the Gush Etzion bloc, he helped coordinate action on behalf of the teens’ parents. He has worked in the Ministry of Communications and the Ministry of Interior under Minister Gilad Ardan and has served as manager of the Dolev Community Council as well as the director of the Mateh Binyamin Regional Council Forum. Yaakov spends much time studying the historic, moral, and legal rights of the Jews in the land of Israel.
Hidden Sparks is a non-profit that works to train and instruct teachers to work withchildren with special learning needs so that they will be able to fulfil their learning potential. After the initial training, the program leverages educational coaches who come to the school each week in order to build the teaching staff’s professional skillsets. Hidden Sparks won the Covenant Prize for excellence in Education and Slingshot has recognized its contribution to innovation in education for the past six years.
Debbie is responsible for developing the program, partnerships, strategic planning and fundraising in addition to managing all staff. In addition, she helps to manage the George Rohr Foundation and supervises grants for occupational training to the ultra-Orthodox communities in New York. Before that she was executive director of the Nash Family Foundation and founded the interactive Jewish Children’s Museum in New York and was its chairperson.
Ilana is the Head of the Administration for Residential Settlement Boarding School and Youth Aliya Youth Village in the Ministry of Education. Previously, as director of the Education Department, Ilana focused on educational programs for high-performing youth as well as strategy development for excellence in the education field. She also led an innovative educational program in Ariel. Prior to this role she worked in Jerusalem as the principal of the Israeli High School for Arts and Science, a national residential facility for gifted and students. Ilana founded and managed the Yovel Junior High School in Ariel and, during her tenure, the school received specialrecognition fro m the Ministry of Education and the Massuah Institute for the Study of the Holocaust. Ilana was also among the designers, writers, and leaders of the Oz LaTmura, the reform in the high school education system centered on pedagogy, management and teacher benefits.
Yariv is the Head of Representative Office in Julius Baer and Co. Ltd Bank. Prior, Yariv was the Managing Director Senior Advisor and Head of the Israeli Office of Bank Julius Baer and Co. Ltd. Until the summer of 2013, Yariv was Head of International Regulation and Government Relations at 'Better Place' and prior to that, served for three years as a manager on the Strategy and Mergers and Acquisitions team at 'Amdocs'. Between 2005 and 2006 Yariv was the President of the United States’ Assistant for conflict resolution in Nepal, and his representative in setting up and facilitating the first democratic elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo.For more than a decade Yariv served in various commanding and operational roles in the IDF and was discharged with the rank of Major.
Since 2010, Tal has served as the Deputy Mayor of Yeruham, where she is also in charge of the education portfolio and strategic development. In addition, Tal is a member of the Bids and Property Tax Committees and serves as the Board Director of the Yeruham Economic Development Corporation.Prior to that, Tal served as the director of “Young Adults of Yeruham". Simultaneously, she established and managed the National Program for Student Leadership through the Ma’ase Center and coordinated programs for young adults at the WIZO Nir HaEmek high school, and a project to support single mothers. She also worked as an educator and youth counselor in the WIZO Youth Village at Nahalal, operated an aid organization for the needy by youngsters in Yeruham, assisted in leading a group of students from the “Tzvi” youth program in Yeruham, and operated the SELA project for young adult female immigrants through the Yedidim organization. Tal established and headed the “Alfonso Tzeva” youth movement to promote immigration and Zionist education among Moroccan Jews.
Since 2018, Sigal has served as the director of the Southern District for the Israel Association of Community Centers. In this role, she is responsible for the development and promotion of community centers and programs in southern Israel. She also is charged with implementing the Association’s visions and goals and managing all content and administration. Since 1994, Sigal has worked for the Israel Association of Community Centers, and has held various positions. First, she worked as a community center director in Kiryat Gat. In 1998, she was promoted to CEO of the Kiryat Gat community center network.
In this role she led organizational and community-based initiatives. In 2003, she was honored as an exceptional manager in the Southern District, and she also received the municipality's Pioneering Woman award. In 2005, Sigal was appointed deputy to the director of the Southern District and also served as his stand-in. In addition, she held a city-wide position in community development and served as member of forums and think tanks for strategy building as well as the development of organizational culture, instruction models and more. Sigal began her professional career in the Social Services Department in Kiryat Gat as a social worker for at-risk girls. In this role, she established a transitional house project for girls, and later managed the Community Work Unit in Kiryat Gat.
Tamar is the Head of 'Atudot le'Israel' Department' Prime Minister's Office. Previously, Tamar was the Senior Department Manager for Society and Inter-Sector Cooperation in the Department for Society and Governance at the Prime Minister's Office. Tamar engaged in leading policy planning processes, formulating government resolutions and inter-sector socioeconomic development programs. Tamar is an attorney, specializing in the field of children’s rights and the connection between law, social services, welfare and education. Tamar served as Chief Operating Officer for a social based startup - the online international University of the People. She also served as deputy legal advisor and manager of the Center for the Child and the Law within the Israel National Council for the Child. During her military service, Tamar served as Course Commanding Officer for Education and Geography Noncommissioned Officers.
With extensive experience in government, Amit joined MAOZ to manage the Network.
Amit is trained as an attorney and holds an LLM (cum laude) and a LLB in Law and International Relations (cum laude), both from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Immediately prior to joining MAOZ, Amit worked in the Ministry of Education where he served as the Senior Professional Advisor to the Minister of Education and the Chief of Staff to the Chairman for the Council for Higher Education. Amit was responsible for developing and implementing higher education policy for the Ministry and served as the liaison between the Ministry and other government offices.
Earlier in his career, as Professional Advisor to the Minister of Economy, Amit oversaw issues related to employment and advanced of special needs populations. Before that Amit served as Chief of Staff for the chairperson of the Public Utilities Authority.
After receiving his law degree, Amit practiced international law for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and worked as a legal clerk to Deputy Supreme Court President Salim Joubran. Amit interned with Deputy Supreme Court President Justice Hanan Melcer. Before, he interned in Erdinast, Ben Nathan, Toledano & Co. Advocates, and at the Office of the President of the United Nations’ The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR).
Over the years, Amit has volunteered in a variety of roles including offering pro-bono legal representation, supporting at-risk youth, and working as a tour guide, journalist and a member of the HUJI Law Students Association.
Amit lives in Mazkeret-Batia with his wife Dikla and their children Yonatan, Tamar and Yoav. In his free time he likes to cook and travel.
Eitan is the Head of Shoham Council. Prior, Eitan was the advisor to the Minister of National Infrastructures, Energy and Water Resources in the field of natural gas, as well as Head of the Director General’s Office. Previously to that, Eitan served as Head of the Director General’s Office at the Ministry for Regional Cooperation and Development of the Negev and the Galilee. Eitan is in charge of budget management and work plans as well as executing those plans on behalf of the Minister and Director General.Since 2008, Eitan has served voluntarily as Deputy Mayor on Shoham's City Council, Chairman of the Shoham Economic and Development Association and in charge of the Planning and Engineering Committee. Eitan completed his military service as a Flight Instructor and Commander at the Israeli Air Force Academy and was discharged with the rank of Major. Today he is an El-AL pilot.
Over the past four and a half years, Ester has served as director of the Planning and Monitoring Department, which is in charge of managing the local authority in Bnei Brak. This position includes creating a strategic plan, leading work plans tied to the city's budget, organizational development and the management of human capital, implementing reforms in the authority's various departments, managing the authority's service infrastructure and establishing innovative projects in various fields. Over the past six months, Ester has also headed the Income Department, which is responsible for a yearly income of around half a billion shekels. Previously, she served as the office manager of the deputy to the authority head, where she was responsible for managing the public queries office and promoting the platform to the engineering department. In her past, Ester has worked as an operations and purchasing coordinator for the Heichalei Oneg youth movement, where she was in charge of organizing the movement's events from a pedagogic and logistical standpoint. Ester is a board member of the Economic Company for Bnei Brak and is also a board member of Bnei Brak's water corporation.
Since joining the Council in 2015, Uri has managed the organization’s strategic development as well as day to day operations. Uri is an entrepreneur who specializes in supporting initiatives with a focus on socio-economic enhancement based on collaborative tri-sectoral partnerships. Previously, Uri founded and co-director Misdar and managed the 'City in Change' program in Sderot and Yeruham for Zionism 2000.