Avraham (Avi) Elbaz

Executive Vice CEO, City of Afula

Avraham (Avi) Elbaz

Executive Vice CEO, City of Afula

Rachel (Heli) Jecobs

Rachel (Heli) Jecobs

Anan Abbasi

Deputy Director at the Ziv Medical Center in Tsfat

Professional background

Anan is the Deputy Director at the Ziv Medical Center in Tsfat. He previously served as a Medical Advisor to the Director General of Ziv Medical Center in Safed, as part of a board certified fellowship in healthcare management.Befor that, Anan worked at the French Hospital in Nazareth, first as the Deputy Head of the Ophthalmology Department and later as the Department Head. At the same time, Anan served as the Head of Genetic Ophthalmology at the Bnei Zion Hospital in Haifa.For four years, Anan has served as a member of the Israeli Ophthalmologists Association in Israel and a member of the National Consortium for Mapping Genetic Retinal Diseases.As part of his social activism, Anan has the past four years as a committee member of the Society for the Promotion of Health in the Arab Population in Israel (a subsidiary of the Israeli Medical Association). Previously he served as Chairman of Acadimed, promoting health, vocational guidance and raising awareness amongst the Arab population in Israel.Anan specializes in medical administration and completed his residency in ophthalmology, with a focus in ophthalmological genetics and surgery and diseases of the anterior segment of the eye (specialization at the Rothschild Hospital in Paris, France). He completerd his basic specialization in ophthalmology at the Bnei Zion Medical Center in Haifa, and his internship at the Rambam Medical Center in Haifa.

About

Anan was born in Haifa, and later moved to Nazareth to work at the French Hospital. He is married to Dalal, a PhD student in Brain Sciences at the Technion and a professional singer. He has two children Lur and Hisham. In his free time Anan writes poetry, produces events, and exercises, mainly tennis and swimming. If he weren’t a doctor, Anan would have been a producer.

Education

Anan holds an MD and MSC in molecular genetics from the Faculty of Medicine, both at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. As part of the INBAR Healthcare Management program, Anan is studying at Tel Aviv University towards an MBA degree, with a focus on health systems management.

Iris Kliers Aboudi

Deputy Director at Wolfson Medical Center

Professional background

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.

About

Iris lives in Kiryat Ono with her husband Yoav and two sons.

Education

Iris holds an MD from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a Masters in Healthcare Administration from Bar Ilan University. As part of the INBAR Healthcare Management program, Iris is is studying at Tel Aviv University towards an MBA degree, with a focus on health systems management.

Shmuel Abramzon

Senior Deputy to Chief Economist, Israel Ministry of Finance

Professional background

Shmuel currently serves as Senior Deputy to Chief Economist, Israel Ministry of Finance. Previously he served as Head of Research, The National Economic Council, Prime Minister’s Office (NEC). The NEC is an advisory body to the Prime Minister and the Government that provides economic counsel and formulates socio-economic policies at the national level. Shmuel was responsible for integratingnew methodologies and research processes and oversees the NEC research team.Prior to that, he worked as a Senior Investigator at the Kohelet Forum and as an Analyst at the Rand Corporation based in the United States. Shmuel’s studies have focused on policy issues pertaining to pension savings in Israel, exporting energy, security industries, macro-economic policies andmethodologies for decision-making under conditions of uncertainty.Shmuel began his career in the public sector as a Senior Economist for the National Council for Economy and as an Economist in the Office of the Chief Accountant of the Ministry of Finance.

About

Shmuel lives in Jerusalem with his wife Ruth and children Raya and Shira. In his free time he studies Torah, travels and is learning how to ski.

Education

Ph.D. in Policy Analysis from the Rand Institute in Santa Monica, United States. MA in Economics, and BA in Philosophy, Economics and Political Science, both from the Hebrew University

Liat Ben Abu

Liat Ben Abu

Riad Abuabed

Director of Educational Psychological Service, Department of Education Hura

Riad Abuabed

Director of Educational Psychological Service, Department of Education Hura

Yaniv Abuhtzira

Operations manager at Sodastream Israel

Professional background

Yaniv received his training in industrial engineering. After graduation he joined Sodastream and today serves as thenational operations manager including the oversight of four factories with over 1,500 employees. Yaniv managed the development and launch of Sodastream's flagship operations plant, which proudly carries the name "the Island of Peace" and is proof of the possibility of living together in peace and as one big happy family.

About

He is a fifth generation Jerusalemite and he currently lives with his wife Danna and their children Hila, Noam and Dvir. In his free time he enjoys traveling with family and one day aims to open a boutique winery.

Education

Yaniv has a BA in industrial engineering from Ariel University.

Lea Abutbul

Director, Pisga- professional development

Professional background

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 theintended 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.

About

Lea lives in Zichron Yaakov with her husband Yehuda and their children, Erez, Tomer and Oren. In her free time, she enjoys playing Newcomb ball.

Education

Lea has a graduate degree in public policy for managers (magna cum laude) from Tel Aviv University and an undergraduate degree in science education from Levinsky College of Education. She graduated from a certificate program in managing innovative education systems, a certificate program managing education departments and a board of directors training course.

Sami Adawi

Director of Educational Department, Turan Local Council 

Professional background

Since 2015, Sami has been the director of the education department of the Tur’an Local Authority. In this position he is responsible for the education system in Tur’an, outlining community education policy, formulating and operating educational projects from preschool through 12th grade, integrating work in formal and informal education.

About

Sami lives in Tur’an. He is married to Iman and is the father of three children: Tamar, Lamar and Ward. In his free time, he enjoys hiking in nature and working in agriculture.

Education

Sami holds a master’s in management from the University of Haifa and two bachelor’s degrees: The first in education from Ben Gurion University, and the second in social work from Bar-Ilan University. He also has a teaching certificate from Oranim College.

Adel Iktelat

Director of Nursing at the Nazareth Administration, Clalit Health services

Adel Iktelat

Director of Nursing at the Nazareth Administration, Clalit Health services

Ayana Adler

Director of Training and Development in Local municipalities, Ministry of...

Ayana Adler

Director of Training and Development in Local municipalities, Ministry of Interior

Arik Adler

Treasurer, Bnei Brak Municipality

Professional background

Arik serves as Treasurer, Bnei Brak Municipality. Prior to that, he served as Director of Finance and Human Resources in the Bnei Brak Municipality. Arik plays a key role in creating and implementing policy and is also head of the municipal steering committee managing organizational change and financial health. From 2000 to 2004, Arik was Vice President of Finance and Director of Human Resources at ‘Amidar’, the State housing company. Arik is involved in a number of voluntary activities. He lectures municipal training programs for urban renewal and regeneration processes on behalf of the Ministry of Interior. He also serves as a financial mentor for two nonprofit organizations: ‘Yad L’Achim’ and ‘Refua VeChaim’. Arik serves his military reserve duty as the head of economics in a specialized unit in the Northern Command.

About

Arik is married and has five children. In his spare time he studies, reads and travels around Israel.

Education

Arik has a Master's Degree in Public Policy from Tel-Aviv University and a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, majoring in Accountancy and IT systems from 'The College of Management Academic Studies' (COMAS). In addition Arik graduated a senior management course at the Bnei Brak municipality and holds a .Diploma in General

Moshe Adler

Head, Office of the First Deputy Mayor, Haifa Municipality

Professional background

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.

About

Moshe lives in Haifa with his wife and their seven children. In his free time, he enjoys studying with friends and volunteering as a senior paramedic for United Hatzalah in both Rambam Hospital in Haifa and in Ezer Mizion.

Education

Moshe is currently in his second year of a multidisciplinary BA at the Univerity of Haifa. He is a certified paramedic and emergency responder and has received certification in a number of training programs ranging from religious studies to large event management and vlunteer coordination.

Efrat Afek

Deputy Director, 'Cadets for Civil Service'

Professional background

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.

About

Efrat lives in Moshav Even Sapir near Jerusalem. In her spare time she hikes, writes and enjoys photography.

Education

Efrat has Master's and Bachelor's degrees in Political Science and Jewish History from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Libby Affen

Chief Operating Officer of Matrix Global, Matrix Testing, Topq, Matrix North, Matrix Division : Matrix Global

Professional background

In 2004, Libby was among the founders of Talpiot – a nearshore activity of Matrix Global for ultra-orthodox women, which today serves more than 70 clients and employs over 900 employees. Currently, Libby is the chief operating officer of Matrix Global (Talpiot), Matrix Testing and Automation and TopQ. Previously, she was the manager of the IT department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where she was responsible for IT in the Ministry and in over 100 consulates abroad.Libby is a member of the Council of the Bishvilech Organization for Women’s Health, and of the Haredi Institute for Public Affairs.

About

Libby was born in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of Rabbi Aryeh Libby – a Rosh Yeshiva and Esther Bakst – an educator. Libby immigrated to Israel in 1981. In the beginning she lived in Hadera, and currently lives in Jerusalem. She is married to David and is the mother of six children and many grandchildren. Libby greatly enjoys crafting, reading, and spending quality time with her family. 

Education

Libby holds a bachelor's from Thomas Edison College in the US. She has also completed courses in technology and management, including a course for chief information system administrators.

Meir Aghay

Manager of the Community Administration in the Jewish Quarter in Jerusalem, under the Israel Association of Community Centers

Professional background

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.

About

Meir, his wife, and their four children live in Jerusalem. He is a culinary enthusiast and enjoys poetry.

Education

Meir has an MA in Public Policy from the School of Management at Hebrew University of Jerusalem as well as a BA in Business Management with a focus on funding and stock exchange from Ono Academic Center. Meir is a graduate of JDC Israel’s program training life skills coaches.

Yael Agmon

Ministry of Defense Coordinator at Budget Department, Ministry of Finance

Professional background

Previously, Yael served as a welfare and national insurance coordinator at the Ministry of Finance's Budget Department. In this role, she was responsible for designing and implementing policies and budgeting in the areas of welfare, immigrant absorption and national insurance.

About

Yael lives in Jerusalem.

Education

Yael has an undergraduate degree in economics and political science from Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Bassam Said Ahmed

Manager of the Mao’f business center in Sakhnin, under the Eshkol Galilee Jewish- Arab group for financial development

Professional background

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.

About

Bassam lives in Sakhnin. He is married to Amal, a teacher in special needs education, and the father of four.

Education

Bassam has a bachelor’s degree in business management and finance. He has trained in different management and internal audit in local councils studies, as well as in group guidance and training.

Ailon Goldstein

Head of Planning and Change Management Department, Civil Service Commission

Ailon Goldstein

Head of Planning and Change Management Department, Civil Service Commission

Yosef Alamor

Founder and CEO of Lana, NGO

Professional background

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.

About

Yossef lives in the Bedouin settlement of Kuseife located in Israel’s Negev region. He is married with four children. In his spare time, he enjoys exercising and going for trips in the countryside.

Education

Yossef has an MA in Education, with a focus on special needs. He also holds a BA from Kaye Academic College in Beer Sheva in addition to multiple certifications in education.

Mahmud Alamour

Director of the Rayan Center for Promoting Employment in the Bedouin Community in the Negev (Southern Israel)

Professional background

Since 2010, Mahmud has served as the Director of the Rayan Center for Promoting Employment in the Bedouin Community in the Negev (Southern Israel), a joint project of the Ministry of Economy and thePrime Minister’s Office, in collaboration with JDC Israel and operated by the Al-Fanar Company (a public benefit corporation). Prior to that, from 2004 to 2009, Mahmud served as the Director of theDepartment for Informal Education in the Rahat municipality. From 1999 to 2003 Mahmud headed the municipal authority for the war on drugs in Rahat. Prior to that, from 1993 to 1999, Mahmud worked as a teacher and counselor at a high school in Rahat.

About

Mahmud lives in Rahat.

Education

Mahmud holds a master’s degree in management and public policy as well as a bachelor’s degree and a teaching certificate in chemistry, all from the Ben Gurion University of the Negev.

Lina Alatawna

CEO, Project Wadi Attir

Professional background

Lina joined the Wadi Attir Project in 2016 as director of organization, methods and resource development. The Wadi Attir Project is an initiative of a Bedouin community in the Negev desert, establishing a sustainable farm model that leverages Bedouin traditional values, know-how and experience with The Sustainability Laboratory’s signature approach to development. In 2017 her position expanded to include management of the project’s dairy operation. In February 2018 she was chosen as CEO of the project.

About

Lina lives in Hura.

Education

Lina holds a Master of Science in industrial engineering and management and a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering, both from the Sami Shamoon College of Engineering.

Mhammad Albadour

Internal Auditor, Lakiya Local Council and Tel as-Sabi Local Council

Professional background

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.

About

Muhammad lives in Lakiya with his wife and five children. He enjoys participating in actions that will change the face of society.

Education

Muhammad has an MA in industrial management, another MA in administration and public policy, and a BSc in mathematics. He has a mathematics teacher’s certificate for high schools.

Alegra Kilstein

Chief Information Officer, Amdocs

Alegra Kilstein

Chief Information Officer, Amdocs

Ali Alhoashle

Medical Director of the Southern District, Clalit Health Services

Professional background

Ali currently serves as the Medical Director of the Southern District at the Clalit Healthcare Services. Before that Ali served as the director of the Southern Negev administration, at the Clalit Healthcare Services Southern District.Previously, Ali managed Clalit Healthcare Services clinic in Rahat for 5 years, and the Clalit Healthcare Services clinic in Tel-Sheva .He spent the seven years prior working as a family physician.Ali serves as a board member at Israeli Medical Association (IMA) and their Ethics Chamber. Over the past decade, Ali has taken on various volunteer leadership roles at the southern district medical council and Clalit Healthcare Services national offices.Medical Specialization -Ali is specializing in healthcare management following a residency in family medicine. He completed his residency at Soroka University Medical Center and Youd Alef clinic in Beer Sheva, and his internship at Soroka.

About

Ali was born in the village of Kasser Alsar, and currently lives in Meitar with his wife and five children. If he were not a doctor, he would be a tour guide.

Education

Ali holds an MD from Verona University in Italy and an MPH from Ben Gurion University in the Negev. As part of the INBAR Healthcare Management program, Ali is pursuing an MBA at Tel Aviv University with a focus on healthcare systems administration.

Raaje Alkarem

School Principal, Ort School - Abu Talul, Ort Israel

Professional background

Raaje has served as the Principal of the ORT Abu Talul school since 2012. Abu Talul is located in a Bedouin agricultural township in the Negev desert. Raaje has spent his professional career as a teacher,educator and grassroots organizer in the Beduoin community. He currently works as an academic counselor supporting high performing Bedouin youth. In the past Raaje has served as a youth guide, coordinator and developed programming and training for the Daroma Idan community in the Negev. He also served as parole officer for the Hura local council and in this role he led programs to educate parents and teachers on the high dropout rate and developed programs to encourage continuingeducation. Raaje began his professional career as a teacher and educator at the El Amal School for Bedouin children. Raaje is a founder of the Kochavei Midbar, Desert Stars, nonprofit organization, focused on empowering high performing Bedouin youth through leadership training and development.

About

Raaje lives in an unrecognized Bedouin village near Hura in southern Israel. In his free time he engages in sports, mainly running.

Education

MA in Educational Counseling and MA in Conflict Management and Resolution. BA in Education and Geography, Levinsky College and BEd from Kaye College for Education.

Jaber Abu Alkian

Inspector of Informal Education, Ministry of Education- Administration Society and youth

Professional background

Since 2017, Jaber has served as the superintendent in the Youth and Society Authority in the Southern District for the Ministry of Education. He is responsible for informal education in the Bedouin community in the south and oversees social, community and values education, social involvement and student councils. He manages informal education programming for the youth divisions, organizations and movements and works closely with emerging young leaders. He also coordinates the Etgarim program to promote informal education in the Arab Bedouin Community in the south. From 1998 through 2007, Jaber worked in the Amal comprehensive school Tel Sheva in several roles including teacher, educator, grade coordinator, English and geography teacher, instructor of Shalach (field studies), Land of Israel studies and trip coordinator, as well as coordinator of social education and a member of the management team. He was a partner in the district team of curriculum writers and instructors of Shalach in the district. In addition, he was a counselor and youth coordinator, a counselor for at-risk youth and a nature hike guide and counsellor in the Society for the Preservation of Nature as well as tutoring new teachers of geography, field studies and Land of Israel studies.

About

Previously Jaber lived in the past in Um Elhiran. He recently moved to Hura. He is married and a father of four boys. Jaber is an avid sports fan, he especially enjoys football and basketball, and likes nature and hiking.

Education

Jaber has a Doctorate of Educational Administration from Yarmouk University Arbad Jordan, a master’s and bachelor’s degree in geography and environmental development, both from Ben Gurion University. In addition, he holds certificates in teaching, specifically geography, Shalach and Land of Israel studies.

Amin Alkrenawi

Director of the Employment  Bureau Rabat, Israel Employment Service

Professional background

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 employmentprospects. 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 inIsrael’s southern district.

About

Amin lives in Rahat and has two children, Atzil and Rittel.

Education

Amin holds a BA and MA in public administration from Sapir Academic College. He also has a certificate in volunteer coordination from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. He is a graduate of the Israel Leadership institute.

Sagit Arbel Alon

Head Doctor, Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs & Social Services

Professional background

Sagit previously served as Deputy Director of Reuth Medical & Rehabilitation Hospital. Prior to that, she served as the acting Head of the Policy Planning Department at the Ministry of Health, as part of a board certified fellowship in healthcare management.In 2009, Sagit was on the founding team for the Center for Acute Treatment for Victims of Sexual Assault at Hadassah Hospital. In this role, Sagit was responsible for setting up the information center, fundraising, recruiting volunteers and ensuring that treatment was accessible and effective for victims. Together with her team, Sagit developed a comprehensive model for treating sexual assault victims—putting the victim at the center of the therapeutic process. Sagit is one of the leading trainers of the model that ensures more effective care for victims.Previously, she served as the Head of the Women’s Health Center at Misgav Ladach Hospital, and as the Head of the Gyno-Oncology Ambulatory Service at Hadassah Medical Center.As part of her social activism, Sagit has worked for more than eight years for Physicians for Human Rights. She was also active in the Hadassah Doctors Union and went on to serve as the Chairperson. In the past Sagit initiated and set up a six-year program for preventing dangerous behaviors and encouraging healthy sexual relations in junior high and high schools in Maccabim-Reut.Sagit specializes in healthcare management and completed her residency in gynecology and obstetrics. She completed her specialization in oncological-gynecology at Sapienza University of Rome and the Umberto Primo Hospital, also in Rome. She is a graduate of the School of Medicine at Ben Gurion University. She spent her internship and most of her specialization at the Edith Wolfson Medical Center and the Hadassah Ein Kerem University Hospital.

About

Education

Benny Alon

CEO of the Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yafa Chairman of CEO Forum at Association College Heads Israel

Professional background

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 socialinvolvement in the community. Benny served in varioussenior positions in the higher education system in the past:VP marketing at the College of Management AcademicStudies, head of marketing and external relations at HolonInstitute of Technology, member of the board of directorsat AYYT – Technological Applications and Data Update Ltd.Among other public positions, Benny is also a board memberat the Association of College Heads, a board member atthe Tel Mond Municipal Development Corporation, and waspreviously 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 helpedto lead the student protest in 1998 to improve student status and to offer solutions to their financial difficulty.

About

Benny lives in Tel Mond. He likes sports and plays basketball in his free time, he enjoys hiking in nature and finding new places in Israel and around the world.

Education

Benny has an MA in public policy from Tel Aviv University and an interdisciplinary BA in social sciences from Bar Ilan University and from Holon Institute of Technology. He is also a fellow of the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fellowship Fund for Better Government, School of Government and Policy, Tel Aviv University.

Foad Alzayadna

Director,Rahat community center, by the Israel Association of Community Centers

Professional background

Foad has served as the director of the Rahat Community Center since 2015. Rahat is home to over 70,000 people including unrecognized residents, and over 25,000 students. The community center serves as the operational wing of the informal education system with a 20 million shekel budget. Foad oversees operations and programs targeted to children, young people, women as well as Rahat’s senior citizens. Previously, Foad founded and worked for the Rvian employment centers. Earlier in his career Foad worked as a math teacher in Rahat’s secondary school.

About

Foad is the eldest son in a family of 11 siblings. He lives in Um Namala, north of Rahat with his wife and their four children, Lian, Jihad, Ba’ha, and Mohammad.

Education

Foad has an MA in public policy management from Sapir Academic College, and a BA from Ben Gurion University of the Negev.

Erez Amber

Principal, Reut School, Jerusalem

Professional background

Erez was recently appointed Principal of the 'Reut' School in Jerusalem promoting pluralist education and social action as the basis for creating a youth culture dedicated to making the world a better place. From 2007 to 2013, Erez directed the 'Mae Boyer School' in Jerusalem responsible for the education and overall well being of 300 students in grades 7 to 12. Between 1994 and 2007 Erez served in a number of military positions particularly in the Shayetet 13 (Navy Seals). In his final position he served as the 'Egoz' unit commando school commander. As a Senior Commander Erez led unit forces during the Second Lebanon War.

About

Erez lives in Jerusalem is married and has four children. He enjoys education and loves sports and hiking.

Education

Erez is currently completing his Master's Degree in Jewish Education from the 'Melton Center for Jewish Education' at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His Bachelor's degree from Bar-Ilan University is in Educational Administration and Political Science. In addition Erez graduated a course in school management for principles through of the Ministry of Education and the 'Avney Rosha' institute, as well as an annual course for better understanding, learning and developing pluralism in Judaism in Israel on behalf of the 'Gvanim Program'.

Wafa Abu Ammar

Youth Director, Al-Kasom Regional Council

Professional background

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.

About

She lives in Lakiya.

Education

Wafa has a BA in health systems management

Sliman Amor

Deputy Director, Ajeek-nisped

Professional background

Since 2013, Sliman has served as the deputy director of AJEEC-NISPED, the Arab Jewish Center for Empowerment, Equality, and Cooperation - Negev Institute for Strategies of Peace and Economic Development – and the director of the AJEEC Youth Organization. In the framework of his position, he oversees the ongoing management of all the projects and partnerships, for expanding the organization’s activities from the south to additional towns, and more.Sliman founded, and today, directs the first Arab youth organization in AJEEC. In 2015, the organization was recognized by the Ministry of Education, and currently thousands of youth in the South and North are members, with hundreds of counselors.Since 2006, Sliman has filled a variety of management and coordinator positions at AJEEC.

About

Sliman was born in the village of Tel Elmaleh and today, lives in the town of Kuseife. He is married to Miada and is the father of five children: Ibrahim, Miar, Silin, Jori and Muhamad. In his free time, he enjoys reading, spending time with his family and sports.

Education

Sliman holds a master’s in public policy from the executive program at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, a bachelor’s in Hebrew literature and Jewish history from Ben Gurion University in the Negev, and a teaching certificate in education and Arabic language. In addition, he has participated in many professional development programs and courses in Management.

Amos Ishay

Amos Ishay

Dalit Porat Ben Amy

Head of Oral Medicine Unit, Padeh Poria Medical Center

Dalit Porat Ben Amy

Head of Oral Medicine Unit, Padeh Poria Medical Center

Rida Anabosi

Partner, Anabseh & Co. Legal firm

Professional background

Over the past year, Rida has been senior partner and a co-founder of Anbusi & Co. law firm which specializes in criminal law and public defense. Simultaneously, since 2013, Rida has been a director in the government company for tourism and has served as the director of its board’s project committee.Prior to this, from 2005 to 2013, he worked as an attorney in the central district branch of the State’s Attorney's Office, where he managed criminal proceedings in the Magistrates and District Courts. Rida was the first Arab citizen to serve as a prosecutor in the general attorney office -Tel Aviv district. In 2012, Rida served as member of the program for the development of leadership for democracy in the US Ministry of Foreign Affairs.Since 2011, Rida has served as a member of the National Council of the Bar Association and as the Vice Chairman of the Advisory Board to the Committee of Judicial Appointments of the Bar Association. Rida is an elected member of the Israeli bar general assembly, Deputy Chairman of the National Bar Prosecutors Committee and Law Review editorial staffer. Rida is also a founding member of the “Invitation to University” program at Tel Aviv University and the Rabin Center for Israel Studies, which encourages young people from the Arab community and new immigrants to integrate into higher education.

About

Currently resides in Baqa Al-Gharbiyye

Education

Rida holds a LLB from the Buchman Law School - Tel Aviv University, a LLM (cum laude) from the University of California and Tel Aviv University, a BA in political sciences from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a BA in economics from the Tel Aviv University.

Anati Lanksner

Finnacial Manager, Karmiel Municipality Department of Finnacial

Anati Lanksner

Finnacial Manager, Karmiel Municipality Department of Finnacial

Anna Pelkin

Head of Business Development, eBay

Anna Pelkin

Head of Business Development, eBay

Tal Adiv – Arad

Deputy Regional Medical Director, Maccabi Healthcare Services

Professional background

Since 2016, Tal has been the deputy medical director for the Sharon district for Maccabi Health Services. Previously she was an area medical director – also at Maccabi Health Services. From 2012-2014 she was a senior physician in the Trauma Unit at the Brill Mental Health Center. Concurrently, from 2013-2018, she was a consulting psychiatrist at Kfar Izun, and currently serves as the medical director of the Department of Overseas Mental Health Rescue in the framework of RESCUE ONE. Tal is a specialist in psychiatry. She completed her internship at the Brill Mental Health Center of the Clalit Medical Fund and her residency at Assaf Harofeh Hospital. She is currently completing an internship in healthcare management in Maccabi Health Services.

About

Tal lives in Herzliya. She is married to Tzachi and is the mother of Amit and May. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and sports.

Education

Tal holds and MD from the University of Milan in Italy. In the framework of the INBAR program, Tal is studying for an MBA with a specialization in healthcare systems management at Tel Aviv University.

Arad Kodesh

Head of Mental Health Services, Meuhedet Health Services

Arad Kodesh

Head of Mental Health Services, Meuhedet Health Services

Yodfat Afek Arazi

Senior Deputy Director, The Government Companies Authority (GCA), Ministry of Finance

Professional background

Yodfat was recently appointed as Deputy Director of The Government Companies Authority (GCA) in the area of monopolies and structural change. Prior to that, she served on behalf of the GCA, as the coordinator of water and energy in the Ministry of Finance. In addition, since 2012, Yodfat has been the State's representative on the Boards of Directors at the Caesarea Development Company and the Caesarea Real Estate Corporation and from 2007 to 2011, Yodfat served as the salaries and human resources official at the GCA in the Ministry of Finance. Yodfat served as a noncommissioned officer (NCO) at the ' Michve Alon' education center.

About

Yodfat lives in Jerusalem is married and has two daughters. She is a fan of cinema.

Education

Yodfat has an LL.M Degree with ,Honors from Bar-Ilan University and a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Political Science from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Yodfat graduated the 'Cadets for Public Service' program for outstanding students at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, in collaboration with the Commission and 'Atidim'

Avishalom Husman Arbel

Treasurer ,Zichron Yaakov Local Council

Professional background

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.

About

Avishalom lives in Zikhron Ya’akov with his wife and three daughters.

Education

Avishalom holds an MBA and BA in Communications, both from the University of Haifa.

Moshe Arbel

Member of Knesset, Shas Party, Deputy Speaker of the Knesset

Professional background

Moshe currently serves as a Member of Knesset on behalf of the Shas party. In his previous position, he served as Chief of Staff for the Minister of 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 maintenance work performed during Shabbat. Previously, Moshe was a legal advisor to the Shas party as well as an advisor to Knesset Member Yoav Ben Tzur. As an advisor, he authored the Kashrut Law, the principles of which were adapted for the Cornflakes Reform. In addition, Moshe serves as a rabbi in Petah Tiqva and teaches Gemara.

About

Moshe lives in Petah Tiqva with his wife Keren and their five children

Education

Moshe graduated from the Nahalat David Yeshiva in Petah Tiqva. After being ordained as a rabbi, Moshe started to study law in the ultra-Orthodox campus of Ono Academic College, where he earned both an undergraduate degree and a graduate degree in law (magna cum laude). He is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Haifa and previously held a clerkship at the Ramle Magistrate Court.

Ori Arbel-Ganz

Director of the Education Department, Ramat Hasharon Municipality

Professional background

Uri has managed the education department for the Ramat HaSharon municipality since May 2015. In earlier  roles he founded and served as the dean for the Schoolof Education and Social Studies and as the director of the School of Social Studies and Civics both at Beit Berl College. Uri has lectured at Bar Ilan University and worked as a researcher for the Israeli Democracy Institute. He has been a board member of the Israel Political Science Association, a member of the Israel Broadcasting Authority’s General Assembly, and a member of the Fair Trade and Consumerism Administration. Uri is the author of books and articles on public administration, regulation, and civic accountability.

About

Uri is 44 years old, originally from Tel Aviv and father of Lia and Adi. He loves Israeli music, enjoys singing and, when no one is looking, he plays acoustic guitar. Uri spends what little free time he has reading and watching TV.

Education

Uri is a senior lecturer, with a PhD in public administration from the Tel Aviv University, a master’s degree (with distinction) and a BA in public administration. He studied education at Kibbutzim College and holds a teaching certificate in history with a specialization in Hebrew Literature. Uri studied organizational development at Bar Ilan University and psychodrama with a specialization in art at Bar Ilan’s School of Education.

Serhan Areej

Engineer of the local council ,The local council of Majd Alkurum

Professional background

Prior to joining the Council as deputy engineer, Areej was a lecturer in the National School for Practical Engineers where she managed the architecture department. She also worked closely with her husband to run Serhan Engineers, an architecture firm. Areej transitioned to the public sector in order to enhance public good for her local community. she is involved in the Beit Hakerem urban partnership as well as other forums to develop municipality professions in Israel. She believes that municipal and local leadership are crucial to enhancingsocial and economic empowerment.

About

Areej lives in Majd-al Krum. She and her husband A’ehd have three children Adden, Mahdi, and Mohammad. SHe enjoys traveling with her family around the world and studying.

Education

Areej holds an MA in management and education planning from the Center for Academic Studies in Or Yehuda. She has a BA in architecture and urban planning from the Technion and has participating in numerous training courses with a focus on urban planning in Arab settlemtents.

Hadar Gur Arie

Director of Marketing & Strategy, Innovision - Brand Experience Agency

Professional background

Hadar previously served as the CEO of McCann Valley, Mitzpe Ramon, a social-business initiative. The goal of the initiative is to create jobs in the south and to attract Tel Aviv-based families to move to Mitzpe Ramon. Previously, she was the CEO of the Leo Burnett Company and the CEO of the Leo Burnett Company.Company.

About

Hadar holds a BA in advertising and communication from NYIT.

Education

Hadar lives in Mitzpe Ramon with her husband and two children

Ariel Furer

Chief Innovation Officer, Medical Corps, IDF

Ariel Furer

Chief Innovation Officer, Medical Corps, IDF

Liat Amar Arran

Director of Hetz Rehabilitation Center, Lecturer at the Ben Gurion University School of Social Work,

Professional background

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.

About

Liat lives in Eliav, a residential community for both religious and secular residents that she helped found. She lives there with her husband Biko (Tzvika) and three children Yali, Orya and Neta.

Education

Ph.D. in Social Psychology, where her thesis focused on relationships between Sephardic Jews and Arabs and an MA (magna cum laude) in Organizational Psychology, both from Ben Gurion University. BA in Bio-Psychology from the Hebrew University.

Sami Asaad

Deputy CEO, Kav Mashve

Professional background

Since 2014, Sami has worked at the Kav Mashve Organization and leads processes of training and development designed to prepare and integrate Arabs with academic degrees into the labor market. Previously, for four years, Sami started, established and managed Ofek-Human Capital, a human resources and placement firm.During his career, Sami has held a variety of positions including management roles in leading companies such as Cellcom and Intel.Currently, as part of his work at Kav Mashve, Sami is considered a sought-after lecturer among many employers in Israel on topics of the cultural-employment characteristics of the Arab community and adapting recruitment and onboarding processes to support organizational diversity goals.

About

Sami is married to Amal and is the father of wonderful daughters: Visal, Duniya, Miada and Tala. He loves the music of Umm Kulthum and Fairuz.

Education

Sami holds a master’s from the executive program in labor studies at Tel Aviv University, and a bachelor's in middle eastern history and Hebrew comparative literature from the University of Haifa. He also completed a certificate in group facilitation in organizations from the University of Haifa.

Reem Asadi

Treasurer, Isfiya Council

Professional background

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.

About

Reem lives in Yafa-an-Naseriyye with her husband and two children. She is a member in the parent teacher association in her village. In her spare time she enjoys swimming.

Education

Reem has a BA in finance and business management from the Open University and is a graduate of the Collman College of Management. She is a certified accountant.

Brimer Asaf

Founder and CEO of Moona – Space for Change

Professional background

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.

About

Asaf lives in Yuvalim. He is father of three.

Education

Asaf has an MBA degree from the Ono Academic College, a bachelor’s degree in law from the Interdisciplinary Center Hertzlyia and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Haifa.

Asaf Asher

Head of National Transpotation Infrastructure, Ministry of Transport

Asaf Asher

Head of National Transpotation Infrastructure, Ministry of Transport

Asaf Liberman

Journalist, Kan News

Asaf Liberman

Journalist, Kan News

Asaf Shirman

Asaf Shirman

Mohamad Abu Ashiba

Director Of Rayan Program In The South

Professional background

In 2013, Mohamad began working at the Riyan Employment Centers in the south of Israel as the coordinator of employer relations. In one year, he was promoted to director of the Al-Qasim Center. He established and directed the Riyan Center in the Al-Qasim Regional Council for three and a half years, and currently is the director of the Riyan Program in the south, which includes nine centers throughout the Bedouin settlements in the region.Previously, for your years, Mohamad worked in the Ministry of Defense as a coordinator/counselor for education and employment for veterans and those completing national service in the Southern district. Prior to that he worked in the Ministry of Interior, Population and Immigration Authority.

About

Mohamad grew up in the town of Abu Qrenat until the age of 15. He moved to Beer Sheva and studied at the Omer Comprehensive High School. Currently he lives in Abu Qrenat. He is married with two sons and a daughter. In his free time, he enjoys fitness training.

Education

Mohamad holds a master’s in business management and organizational consulting from the Peres Academic Center and a bachelor's in management and public policy from Sapir Academic College.

Anat Asraf

Director of Municipal Elections Department, Ministry of Interior

Professional background

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.

About

Anat lives in Mevasseret Zion with her husband Yair and children Amit, Yuval and Aviv

Education

MA in Organizational Counseling (cum laude) and BA in Sociology (magna cum laude), both from the Hebrew University.

Roi Assaf

Head of the Social Development Department, The Authority for Economic Development of the minorities sector, Ministry of Social Equality

Professional background

Roi is the director of the branch for community development in the Authority for Economic Development in the Arab Community in the Ministry of Social Equality (previously a project of the Prime Minister’s Office). In the framework of his position, he is responsible for planning the socio-economic policies accepted in government decision 922 – the Plan for Economic Development for the Arab Community 2016-2020, in an estimated scope of 15 billion ILS, using a method of change in allocation mechanisms, and for managing the plan. The branch is responsible for the follow-up, monitoring, planning and implementation of policies and projects in different fields, including improving human capital, employment, higher education and science, and various social topics and projects.  Within the Authority, Roi initiated and oversees the expanded five-year plan of the Council for Higher Education and the Planning and Budgeting Committee for making higher education accessible to minority populations, with a budget of approximately 900 million ILS. The branch oversees the relationship with the Ministry of Education in the framework of the “Etgarim” program for the Arab community in Israel.

About

Roi lives in Rehovot. He is married and is the father of three children. In his free time, he plays the accordion (a little) and likes to play computer games.

Education

Roi holds a master’s and bachelor’s and in international relations and political science from Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He is currently completing a degree in economics from the Open University.

Assaf Eldar

COO, Israel Discount Bank ltd

Assaf Eldar

COO, Israel Discount Bank ltd

Abed Assli

VP, Reut Group - Vision to Reality

Professional background

Since 2013, Abed has been the VP of the Reut Institute. In this position, he is responsible for strategic and business development, financial management and ongoing operations, and leads a team to advance innovation in an era of rapid. Previously, Abed was the deputy finance director of the organization, team leader for strategic advancement for the hi-tech industry in Israel, and team leader for economic-social development of the periphery. In the framework of that position, he led a collective impact process for socio-economic development in the Western Galilee.Abed is active in the Collective Impact Partnership for Arab employment and a member of the Board of Directors of the Moona Project – a technology space to advance hi-tech in the Arab community.

About

Abed is originally from Arraba in the north. He lives in Givatayim and is married to Hatam.

Education

Abed holds a master’s in economics and a bachelor's (with honors) in economics and business management – both from the University of Haifa. He is a graduate of the Mahalach Foundation program for creating profitable units in non-profit organizations; the Migrash program for leading change through collective impact; the Hashikma program – for leadership and sustainability, and also completed two years of an internship in socio-economic policy in the Milken Institute Fellows program.

Moflah Ataika

Director of the Clinic, Clalit Health Services and Board Chair, Southern District Physicians' Committee

Professional background

Moflah has served as the director of the Family Medical Center in Rahat since 2015.   Concurrently, he is the regional consultant on diabetes and a home hospice physician in Rahat and in kibbutzim in the Negev area. From 2009-2015, Moflah directed the Segev Shalom Clinic, and previously he served Bedouin communities at the Al-Atrash Clinic as the sole physician, as well as a consultant to several small clinics.In the framework of his community service, Moflah is the chair of the Physicians’ Committee in the Southern district, and a member of the National Secretariat of the Clalit Physicians’ Organization. In addition, he is a member of the Board of Directors of the Rahat Economic Development Company.Moflah is a specialist in family medicine. He completed his internship at the Soroka Medical Center and at Clinic 11 in Beer Sheva, and he also completed his residency at Soroka. In addition, he has a specialization in palliative care, for which he trained at the hospice in Beer Sheva and in a short professional training course in England for mid-career professionals. In addition, he successfully completed a training course for physicians in diabetes conducted by the Israeli Endocrinology Association and the National Council on Diabetes.

About

Moflah was born in Gan Yavneh and lives in the city of Rahat. He is married to Iman, a high school teacher and is the father of four children – one girl and three boys.

Education

Moflah received his MD from the University of Kiel in Germany, and his Master of Public Health (MPH) from Ben Gurion University of the Negev. In the framework of the INBAR program, Moflah is studying for his MBA with a specialization in healthcare systems management at Tel Aviv University.

Aharon Atias

Municipality general director, Lod municipality

Professional background

Since 2013, Aharon has been the CEO of the Lod Municipality. In this role, he is responsible for the general functioning of the municipality, for providing services to residents and implementing the vision of the Mayor and the City Council. Previously, he established the religious intentional community in Lod and was its director for a decade. Prior to this, he established the Maoz Military Preparation Program and the Ramat Eshkol neighborhood intentional community and was the director of the organization.

About

Aharon lives in Lod. He is married to Shimrit and is the father of four: Neria, Dvir, Matan and Tahel. In his free time, he participates in running groups.

Education

Aharon is an electronics and computer technician. He has a master’s in law and a bachelor's in political science – both from Bar-Ilan University.

Ilan Avitan

Director of the Social Welfare Office at the 105 Hotline - the National Child Protection Line

Professional background

Ilan serves as Director of the Social Welfare Office at the 105 Hotline - the National Child Protection Line. Previously Ilan served as the Director of the Ministry of Social Services of 'Maor' affairs. Prior to this position, Ilan served as a district superintendent in the Child and Youth Service in the southern district of the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Social Services. In this role, he oversaw welfare department managers and leading teams who support children and youth. His guidance was both professional and budgetary, and included consideration of establishment of comprehensive treatment solutions. Before that, Ilan served as Head of the Department for Social Services in the Shafir Regional Council.

About

Ilan lives in Moshav Nehusha in Hevel Adulam with his wife and five children.

Education

Ilan has an MA (2004) and a BA (1996) in social work, both from Bar Ilan University. Ilan also finished CBT psychotherapy certificate studies (2016).

Avner Schwartzberg

Avner Schwartzberg

Slomi Avni

Board Member, Nirim Foundation & CEO, Taga Urbanic

Professional background

Shlomi is a Board Member, Nirim Foundation & CEO, Taga Urbanic. Previously, founded and served as & CEO of 'NIRIM in the Neighborhoods' program, in memory of Nir Krichman, an Israeli Navy Seal who fell in battle. The 'Nirim in the Neighborhoods' program, reaches out to youth at high risk in difficult neighborhoods, giving these young people an opportunity to find their way back into mainstream society, both by giving back to the community as well as benefiting from what it has to offer. For his contribution to society and educational entrepreneurship, Shlomi received the 2011 'Quality of Life' award from the Chairman of the Knesset. Along with his work at 'Nirim in the Neighborhoods', Shlomi is an elected council member for the city of Or Akiva.

About

Shlomi lives in Or Akiva, is married to Michal and a father of five. He loves sports, studying history and political processes.

Education

Shlomi has a Master's Degree in Political Science and a Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration, both from the University of Haifa.

Yehuda Avni

Yehuda Avni

Ayman Izbargha

Ayman Izbargha

Shai Babad

Director General of the Ministry of Finance

Professional background

Starting in mid 2015, Shai serves as the Director General of the Ministry of Finance. Shai was the CEO of the Second Authority for Television and Radio within the Ministry of Communications. Prior to that he was the Israel and Near East General Manager for Zim Shipping Ltd. as well as a member of the general management for four years. Shai began his career at 'Zim' as Head of the economic and budgetary department and later served as Senior Assistant to the company's CEO. In addition to his current position, Shai serves as Chairman of the Directorate of Government Companies’ corporate educational fund, for engineers and technicians.During his military service, Shai served as an Officer and Commander in the special unit 504.

About

Shai lives in Moshav Rishpon, is an extreme sports lover and an enthusiastic traveler who has visited more than 50 counties. Shai also enjoys participating in Israeli folk music events.

Education

Shai has a Master's Degree in Economics and Finance from the London School of Economics (LSE) and an LL.B Degree in Law and Economics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Dov (Dovi) Bachar

Physician Specializing in Fertility and Gynecology

Professional background

Dovi serves as Physician Specializing in Fertility and Gynecology. Dovi previously served as the Medical Advisor to the Head of the Medical Administration at the Ministry of Health. Before that, he served as the Medical Director of the Maccabi Healthcare Services' Northern district. His previous roles include: Medical Assistant to Manager of the Western Galilee Medical Center, Vice Manager of the IVF Unit at Assuta Medical Center in Ramat Hachayal and a senior doctor in the IVF unit in the Bnai Zion Medical Center in Haifa. In 2012, Dovi was one of the leaders of the medical residents’ national protest for residents' rights. His medical Specialization is in healthcare management, and completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) at the Rabin Medical Center. He completed his internship at the Barzilai Medical Center. 

About

Dovi lives in Kibbutz Yad Mordekhai with his wife Anat and their children Yotam, Noam, Snir and Amit. Dovi served as a soldier and officer in Shayetet 13, one of IDF’s most prestigious elite units, where he still serves as a commander and doctor in the unit’s reserves. If he were not a doctor, he would establish a diving school for the deaf or a start a fish farm.

Education

Dovi holds an MD and an M.Med.Sc., both from Ben Gurion University in the Negev. As part of the INBAR Healthcare Management program, Dovi is pursuing an MBA at Tel Aviv University with a focus on healthcare systems administration.

Hussam Abu Baker

Manager of the National Insurance Institute Branch in Nazareth

Professional background

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. Hestarted his career as a teacher at Abu Ghosh high school.

About

Husam lives in Zalafa in Ma’ale Iron, with his wife and two children. In his free time, he reads books, gardens, spends time with his family and friends and works out. Husam likes traveling the world, enjoys cooking and adores art.

Education

Husam holds an MA in education from the University of Liverpool, another MA in public policy from Tel Aviv University and a BA in Middle East studies and general studies from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Husam has completed various certificate courses including organizational consultation, group facilitation, conflict resolution, and management among others.

Asaf Banner

Co-Founder, Teach First Israel Program

Professional background

Asaf is among the founders of Teach First Israel. Established in 2010, the program trains skilled young people to become teachers in the Israeli social and geographic periphery and leaders in the public education system, striving to create and achieve equal opportunities in education. From 2009 to 2010, Asaf was Vice President of Hakol Chinuch - a movement for bringing long-term reforms to public education and the Israeli schooling system. Between 2004 and 2009, Asaf was among the founders and served as CEO of Ma'aglei Tzedek (Paths of Righteousness), a movement drawing on the values of Judaism and its discourse to bring social justice. In the military, Asaf served as a combat soldier and commanding officer in the Egoz Unit.

About

Asaf lives in Moshav Aderet with his wife Merav and their three children.

Education

Asaf has an MBA Degree and a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, both from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In addition, Asaf completed an NGO Directors course run by Matan Israel.

Edit Bar

Director of the Economic Development Administration at the Ministry of Interior

Professional background

From 2009 to 2012 Edit was a professional advisor to the Director General of the Ministry of Interior in the realm of municipal government and was recently appointed Deputy Head of the Ministry’s Planning Department. Edit’s role is to oversee the entire ongoing operation, monitoring, and controlling budgets, work plans, tenders and so forth.Between 2007 and 2009 Edit was the Director of 'Chonchut Iskit', a mentoring and coaching program for small and medium sized businesses in the Ministry of Economy.In the military, Edit served as an infantry instructor.

About

Edith is married with two children and lives in Jerusalem.

Education

Edit has an MBA Degree majoring in Finance and Marketing and a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and Political Science, both from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Sagy Bar

CEO, Cyber Education Center, Rashi Foundation

Professional background

Sagy has worked in technology education for more than a decade with an emphasis on large-scale projects with impact on marginal populations, focused on instilling 21st century skills through the study of computers and cyber-technology. He has 25 years of previous experience in research and development in technology units of the IDF Intelligence Branch, including development of hi-tech products and innovation alongside management of large R&D teams

About

Sagy lives in Karkur. He is married and is the father of four children. He loves people, nature and technology.

Education

Sagy holds an MBA from Bar-Ilan University and a bachelor’s in engineering from the Technion.

David Bar

Senior Deputy Director of the Department, State Comptroller Office

Professional background

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.

About

David is married with four children

Education

David is an accountant and a lawyer. He received a medal (honors) on his Accountants' Council auditing examinations and holds a graduate degree in law (magna cum laude) from Bar Ilan University. David holds an undergraduate degree in law and another undergraduate degree in business administration with a focus on accounting.

Leor Bar-Dor

Leor Bar-Dor

Alona Bar-On

Joint Chair, 'Globes' and Managing Partner,'Bait VeGag' Investment Fund

Professional background

Alona is Founder and Director of 'Bait VeGag', an investment fund for urban rejuvenation, established in 2011. As part of her role, Alona is responsible for raising and managing the funds, determining strategy, marketing, sales and so forth. Since 2013, Alona has been a Director at 'Melisron', a commercial real estate company, and has also been a Director at 'Globes', Israel's daily financial newspaper, since 1998.Between 2010 and 2013 Alona was in charge of the newspaper's online desk, carrying out vast reorganization and reform. Between 2001 and 2010, Alona was a financial consultant at Yitzhak Swary Ltd., consulting for large firms during their mergers and acquisitions processes.During her military service Alona served as a reporter for 'BaMahane', the IDF's weekly published magazine.

About

Alona lives in Tel-Aviv

Education

Alona has an MBA Degree form INSEAD and a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Accountancy from Tel-Aviv University. Alona is also a certified licensed Accountant.

Yonatan Bar-Siman-Tov

Head of Central District, Ministry of Interior

Professional background

For the past year, Yonatan has served as the central district commissioner for the Ministry of the Interior. This is the most challenging district as it includes 52 diverse local authorities and is the most highly populated (more than 2 million residents). In this position, he is responsible for the regulation of local authorities, and assistance in advancing development in the authorities.Previously, for more than nine years, Yonatan worked in the budget branch of the Ministry of Finance and filled a range of positions: manager of the macro staff, manager of the internal staff and internal referent.

About

Yonatan lives in Jerusalem. He is married and is the father of wonderful 4-year-old twins – Ron and Naomi.

Education

Yonatan holds an MBA with a specialization in finance and banking, and a bachelor's from the integrated program in philosophy, economics and political science – both from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Orly Barak

Director of the Geriatrics Division & Interim Director of the Division for the Advancement of Doctors, Ichilov Hospital

Professional background

Orly serves as Director of the Geriatrics Division & Interim Director of the Division for the Advancement of Doctors, Ichilov Hospital. Prior to that, she served as Medical Advisor to the Deputy Director, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center. In that position she runed the internship program, managed the residency committee and helped to set the teaching standards employed by the hospital. In addition, Orly is a member of several medical committees including the resuscitation committee and the physician's personnel committee.Previously, Orly served as a senior doctor in the geriatric unit at Ichilov, where she helped develop the geriatric clinic and establish the oncological-geriatric unit, which she still operates today. In addition, Orly was in charge of the Chameleon Project to promote geriatric recovery and the geriatric unit accreditation process.Combining her expertise in geriatric medicine and healthcare management, Orly established Project Zahav, which focuses on treating elderly patients who are under acute hospitalization. The program is supported by the Ministry of Health and the JDC-ESHEL.From 2012 through 2015, Orly served as a tutor and clinical adviser, while continuing to work as a family doctor and an internal medicine specialist at the Clalit Healthcare Services clinic in Beit Shemesh.Orly has led workshops at Hebrew University’s medical school on human sexuality and how to share bad news with patients and families.Medical Specialization -Orly is specializing in healthcare management following a residency in internal and geriatric medicine. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Hadassah Ein-Kerem Medical Center and her residency in geriatrics at Hadassah Mount Scopus (Har Hatzofim) and Tel Aviv Sourasky (Ichilov) Medical Center. She completed her internship at Hadassah Ein-Kerem Medical Center.

About

Orly lives in Tel Aviv with her husband Idan and their daughter Noam. If she were not a doctor, she would be an interior designer.

Education

Orly holds an MD from Hebrew University and will soon complete an MPH from Tel Aviv University. She received awards for her research work from several foundations. As part of the INBAR Healthcare Management program, Orly is pursuing an MBA at Tel Aviv University with a focus on healthcare systems administration.

Yael Neeman Barak

Executive Director, Lautman Foundation

Professional background

Yael is the executive director of the Lautman Foundation, a role she has held since 2008. The foundation promotes collaboration and equality between Israelisubpopulations with a focus on education. Yael chose to pursue a career in education after serving as an attorney in the private and administrative sector. Yael worked as ahomeroom, civics and Judaism teacher at a local high school before serving as a facilitator for organizations focused on Jewish identity. She managed the Haifa andnorthern district branch of the Gesher organization and worked as the programs manager for children and teens with special needs at the Ashalim Association of JDC Israel.

About

Yael grew up in Haifa and spent many years living in Jerusalem. Currently she resides in Nirit, a cooperative community. She is married to Yorai and is the mother of Omer, Ma’ayan and Shira. In 2012 she published a book titled If Only He Would Not Say That Word.

Education

Yael holds an LL.B. and master’s degree in criminology both from Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She is certified to teach civics and graduated from the Mandel School for Educational Leadership. Yael also holds a certificate in mediation and is a graduate of a leadership course for executives.

Mor Barazani

Director of the Diversity Department, Civil Service Commission, Department of Diversity

Professional background

Mor established the Division of Employment Diversity in the Civil Service Commission and currently serves as the coordinator for employment diversity for the entire civil service.From 2015-2018, Mor worked in the Department of Content and Strategy in the President’s Office and managed the activities in the fields of employment and regional cooperation in the framework of the Israeli Hope Project, with the goal of ensuring Israel’s socio-economic resilience.Previously, she worked as a litigator in a commercial law firm for three years and represented the largest companies and banks in the Israeli economy.

About

Mor lives in Jaffa and is married to Oz.

Education

Mor is an attorney with a master’s in law and a bachelor's in law and business management.

Nitzan Barchan

Director of Urban Renewal, Ezra and Bizron

Professional background

Nitzvan joined the municipalities urban renewal team as Director in 2011. In this role he provides administrationoversight 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.

About

Nitzan lives in Ramat Gan. He is married with two children.

Education

Nitzan holds a BA in Architecture and a B.sc in biology and life sciences both from Tel Aviv University.

Eli Bareket

Director, Kol Israel Haverim

Professional background

Eli is the director of Kol Israel Haverim – Alliance and the editor of the Hacham Hayomi website. He was previously the deputy eirector for education of Kol Israel Haverim, the director of the Mimizrach Shemesh Beit Midrash for Community Leadership, and the director of Hillel at Hebrew University.Eli was the chair of Panim, the Israeli-Judaism Network, the chair of the Beit Midrash Network in Israel, and the chair of Social Justice Youth. He was a member of the Biton Commission for Strengthening Identity of Sephardic and Middle Eastern Jews in the Educational System, a member of the International Council of the New Israel Fund, a member of the Prize Committee for Social Justice Activism in Education and a board member of the Democratic Education Spring organization.Eli edited the book A-Mythical: Social Justice, Gender and Midrash, and initiated the publication Tradition in the Modern Era: Sephardic Sages of Recent Generations. He was awarded the Human Rights Prize from the New Israel Fund – UK.

About

Eli lives in the Pisgat Zeev neighborhood of Jerusalem. He is married and has six sons.

Education

Eli received his bachelor's degree in Islamic studies from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Galia Barkai

Assistant to the Deputy CEO for Medicine and Innovation, Sheba Medical Center

Professional background

In 2019 Galia began serving as director of the unit for infectious diseases in children at  Safra Children’s Hospital of the Sheba Medical Center. Since 2018, she has been a member of the Sheba administration, as an intern in healthcare administration. Concurrently, since 2015 she has been the coordinator of telemedicine at Sheba.Previously, beginning in 2008, Galia served at Sheba as a consultant for infectious diseases in children and as a senior physician in children’s ward B. From 2009-2012 she was responsible for the pediatric internship program and from 2012-2017 she was deputy department director.From 2006-2008, Galia was a consultant in infectious diseases and deputy department director in children’s ward A at Soroka Hospital in Beer Sheva.Galia interned in pediatrics at Kaplan Hospital in Rehovot, and in infectious diseases at Soroka Hospital in Beer Sheva. She is currently completing an internship in healthcare administration in the Sheba Medical Center administration.

About

Galia lives in Kfar HaRif. She is married to Noam and is the mother of Adi, Roi and Ron. In her free time, she accompanies jeep trips overseas and participates in humanitarian assistance missions around the world.

Education

Galia received her MD from Tel Aviv University.In the framework of the INBAR program, she is studying for an MBA with specialization in healthcare systems management at Tel Aviv University.

Ido Barkan

Head of learning and development for school supervisors, Avney Rosha, the Israeli institute for school leadership

Professional background

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.

About

Ido lives in Tel Aviv with his wife Yehudit and their children Ori and Ofer. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, swimming and painting.

Education

Ido holds a graduate degree in education policy (magna cum laude) from Tel Aviv University and an undergraduate degree from the Amirim program for exceptional students and the Cognitive Science Department of Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He also holds a teaching certificate from Beit Berl College.

Nir Bartal

Head of Ornit Municipality

Professional background

Nir is the head of Ornit Municipality.In his previous position Nir was regulatory initiatives to ensure consumer reform and leads efforts to monitor the insurance markets. In this role, he is responsible for ensuring that insurance companies and retirement-savings companies provide improved services to consumers, an important component in customers’ ability to safeguard their rights.

About

Married and has 3 children.

Education

Nir has a BA in economics from Tel Aviv University, and an MBA from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Ifat Bechor

Head of Innovation & Business Development, Birthright Israel North America

Professional background

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 theUnited 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.

About

Ifat lives in Tel Aviv with her husband Rotem and children Amit, Yuval and Alma. Ifat loves movies, cooking, music, family trips and sports.

Education

MA in Marketing from the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, New York, and BA in Communications and Management from the College of Management, Rishon Lezion.

Zivan Beer

Head of medical classification, IDF 

Zivan Beer

Head of medical classification, IDF 

Moshe Beeri

CEO, Tzohar

Professional background

Since 2007, Moshe has served as the CEO of Tzohar, an organization that serves to improve Jewish life for all Jews in Israel through rabbinic leadership, public policy and grassroots service. He concurrently serves as a member of a number of organizations -  the Council for Experiments on Animals in the Ministry of Health, the Forum for Government Stability, the Public Management of the Eretz Hemda Institute’s “Gazit” Rabbinical Court system and its foundation, and as a member of the regulatory board at the Jewish Legal Heritage Society.From 2011 to 2012, Moshe served as an instructor at the Hesder Yeshiva schools in Beit Shemesh and Efrat. Prior to that, from 2005 to 2008, Moshe served as the Chairman of the Gazit Union of Rabbinical Courts for Civil Affairs. From 1996 to 2012 Moshe headed a branch of Yad Sarah. Over the years, Moshe has published articles and co-authored several books on matters of Jewish law.

About

Currently resides in Sha'alvim

Education

Moshe holds a PhD in Jewish law and a master’s in Jewish law (cum laude) from Bar-Ilan University. He holds a bachelor’s degree in law from the Ono Academic College and a bachelor’s degree in social sciences with a focus in psychology and sociology from the Open University. In addition, Moshe completed judgeship and rabbinical training at the Chief Rabbinate of Israel.

Moshe Behar

(Senior Deputy Director (Wages and Labor Agreements, Ministry of Finance

Professional background

In 2009, Moshe began working at the Ministry of Finance as a student, and after he finished his studies, he became an economist in the salary division. In his work, Moshe dealt with formulating policy regarding salary, compensation and employment conditions in different fields, including education, higher education and the security forces. Since 2018, Moshe has been the senior deputy to the salary commissioner.

About

Moshe lives in Jerusalem. He is married and is the father of three children.

Education

Moshe holds a bachelor's in the integrated program for philosophy, economics and political science from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Liran Avisar Ben-Horin

CEO, 'MASA Israel'

Liran Avisar Ben-Horin

CEO, 'MASA Israel'

Ofir Ben-Porat

Principle of Sde Boker Field School

Professional background

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.

About

Ofir lives in Moshav Nahalal, is engaged in community activities and a sports and horse riding fan.

Education

Ofir is currently a Master's Degree student, studying Philosophy and History of Education. He holds a teaching diploma in Social Studies and a Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy and Political Science, both from Tel-Aviv University.

Or Benjamin

Director of Operations, The Good Food Institute Israel

Professional background

Or is the Director of Operations, The Good Food Institute Chair, Meatless Monday Israel. Prior to that Or served as Managing Director of The Good Food Institute in Israel. Previously, she directed the Meatless Mondays's NGO Program and directed Partnerships at 'Merkaz Ma'ase', a Rashi Foundation organization for advancing equality of opportunities through voluntary activities for young adults from Israel’s socioeconomic periphery. Prior to that, in 2009, Or founded and served as business development manager at 'Lazooz Media', a company developing artistic games and media concepts for children. Simultaneously she volunteered at 'Mother to Mother’, an organization providing  support to mothers post childbirth. Or served as a noncommissioned Education Officer working with new immigrant recruits from the Ethiopian community and later as an Education Officer in the IDF.

About

Or lives in Ra'anana and has three children. Her hobbies include traveling, Tai Chi, swimming, reading and art.

Education

Or has an MBA Degree with distinction, majoring in Finance and Marketing and a Bachelor's Degree with distinction in Industrial Engineering and Management both from Tel-Aviv University. In addition, Or has a B.Sc. Degree with Honors in Life Sciences from the Open University of Israel.

Avi Benov

Head of Trauma and Combat Medicine Branch,Medical Corps, IDF

Avi Benov

Head of Trauma and Combat Medicine Branch,Medical Corps, IDF

Netanel Benshushan

TV program editor, kan 11

Netanel Benshushan

TV program editor, kan 11

Roei Bentolila

CEORoim leadership development

Professional background

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.

About

Roei lives in Mevo Beitar with his wife Maya and their children Shira, Alon, Shahar and Hadar.

Education

Roei has an undergraduate degree in social work (BSW) from Bar Ilan University, and a graduate degree (MA) in organization consulting and development from the College of Management.

Ofer Berkovitch

Deputy Mayor, Jerusalem & Director Awakening in Jerusalem

Professional background

 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-founderof 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.

About

Ofer lives in Jerusalem, is married to Dina and father to Ariel. In his free time he loves to play soccer, go on hikes and see good movies at the Smadar Cinema.

Education

BA in Philosophy, Economics and Political science from the Hebrew University.

Dganit Biederman

Founder and CEO, Lehetiv

Professional background

Dganit is the Founder and CEO of Lehetiv, a nonprofit working to improve the conditions of families suffering from poverty and exclusion in Israel. She also heads the “From Dependency to Responsibility” program in Migdal Ha’Emek. Previously Dganit was the Head of Higher Education in the Municipality of Raanana and chairperson of the placement committee. In partnership with the mayor of Raanana, sheled a community program for at-risk youth. In addition, as a part of her role, constructed educational models, recruited various city authorities to her program and managed the program’s implementation. At the outset of her professional career, Dganit served as a District Officer for troubled youth at the Shachar department of the Ministry of Education’s central district. In addition, Dganit volunteered at Babayit Shel Gadi – a rehabilitation center for drug addicts.

About

married with four children Shai, Omer, Gali and Ran. In her free time she meditates, hikes, and enjoys folk dancing.

Education

Ph.D. in Education, MA in Educational Counseling (both with summa cum laude) and BA in Behavioral Science and Industry and Management (magna cum laude), all at Ben Gurion University.

Maoz Bigon

Director General, Mateh Binyamin Regional Council

Professional background

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.

About

Maoz lives in Ma'ale Levona in Mateh Binyamin with his wife Margalit, who works as a nurse in Hadassah University Hospital – Mt. Scopus. He is a father of six, and his eldest son is a combat soldier in the IDF.

Education

Maoz has a graduate degree in management and organization of education systems. He has two undergraduate degrees, one in education and one in industrial engineering and management. He also holds certificates in various fields including educational administration and organizational consulting.

Ester Kalmarski Binder

Chief Inspector of the Ultra-Orthodox District, Ministry of Education

Professional background

Etty has 18 years of experience in the field of education. She currently serves as a chief inspector for the ultra-Orthodoxdistrict of the Ministry of  . In this role, she manages 30 secondary schools for ultra-Orthodox girls and is responsible for leading meaningful learning programs as well as the school texts-on-loan program. Etty is agraduate of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership. The Mandel Program trains public leaders from within the ultra-Orthodox community and focuses on personal andprofessional devel opment, while training leaders to address the needs of the community and promote integration intoIsraeli society. While in the pro gram, she authored a position paper about ultra-Orthodox women in the workforce.

About

Etty is a married mother of four and lives in Bnei Brak.

Education

Etty holds an MA in public administration from the Hebrew University and a B.Ed. with a specialization in linguistics from the Talpiot Academic Teaching College. She also holds a certificate in mediation from The Gevim Group.

Shmuli Bing

Director of Yemin Orde Youth Village

Professional background

Shmuli was recently appointed as Director of the 'Yemin Orde' Youth Village prior to which he served as the youth village’s High School Principal for three years. From 2005 to 2010 Shmuli was a teacher, homeroom teacher and grade coordinator at 'Harel' High School in Mevaseret Zion. In 2005, Shmuli was an advisor to the Minister of Social Affairs and the Diaspora in the Prime Minister's Office. Shmuli was also among the founders of 'Good Neighbor’, a volunteer organization engaged in activities. For populations often excluded from mainstream society. Shmuli completed his military service as a Company Commander in the Marva program

About

Shmuli is married and has five children. He lives with his family in the 'Yemin Orde' Youth Village.

Education

Shmuli has a Master's Degree in Public Policy from the program for outstanding scholars at the School, of Public Policy and Government as well as a Master's Degree in Jewish Education both from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Shmuli also has a Bachelor's Degree in Jewish Studies (Torah and Jewish philosophy), from the 'Revivim' Program, also associated with the Hebrew University.

Menachem Bitan

District Physician, Jerusalem District, Meuhedet Health Services

Professional background

Menachem is District Physician in Jerusalem District at Meuhedet Health Services. In his previous position he was the Shfela area regional physician for Meuhedet Healthcare Services. In that role, he was responsible for developing and managing treatment programs, professional workshops and an array of research in his field. He also served as a district pediatrics doctor in the Jerusalem district also under Meuhedet. While at Meuhedet, Menachem developed and integrated various treatment methods and taught pediatric medicine to students and residents.Menachem is a member of the Worldwide Network for Blood & Marrow Transplantations, serves as the chairman of the international organization Patient Advisory and Advocacy Committee and a board member and executive of the Donor Issues Committee for bone marrow donors. In addition, Menachem is a Principal Investigator, leading several research projects for the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation and the International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research Center.Previously, Menachem served as a senior physician, founder and head of the Bone Marrow Transplantation unit at the Hematology Oncological Pediatrics department for pediatric bone marrow transplantation at the Tel Aviv (Ichilov) Sourasky Medical Center. While working at Ichilov, he was appointed a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University.He spent time at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital as a visiting professor at the bone marrow transplantations and immunological diseases unit.From 2000 until 2007, Menachem was a senior physician at the bone marrow transplantations and tumor immunotherapy units at the Hadassah-Ein Kerem Medical Center. In addition, he was a researcher at the tumor biology unit at Hadassah, where he completed his PhD. For his research, Menachem received several distinguished awards, such as the Faculty of Medicine Award from Hebrew University’s, the Donsky Foundation award and the Dimson award.Menachem volunteers at the Zichron Menachem Association, where he joins trips organized by the association and manages the general medical services.Medical SpecializationMenachem completed his residency pediatrics and pediatric bone marrow transplantations at Hadassah-Ein Kerem Medical Center and Schneider Children’s Medical Center. He completed his internship at Hadassah-Ein Kerem Medical Center in Jerusalem.

About

Menachem lives in Jerusalem with his wife Liat and their three children. If he were not a doctor, he would be an astronaut at NASA.

Education

Menachem holds an MD and a PhD from Hebrew University. As part of the INBAR Healthcare Management program, Menachem is pursuing an MBA at Tel Aviv University with a focus on healthcare systems administration.

Inbar Yehezkli Blilious

Senior Advisor to the Minister of Finance, Ministry of Finance

Professional background

Since 2015, Inbar has served as the Senior Advisor for Social issues in the Ministry of Finance. From 2011 to 2014, Inbar served as the Senior Professional Consultant to the Minster of Welfare and Social Services. Her role included coordination of finances for the Minister, reforms on welfare matters and consultations on issues of strategy, policy and legislation.Prior to that, from 2011 to 2012, Inbar was one of the founders of the Tachlit Reuyah – a party of lawyers that ran in elections for the Israeli Bar Association. Since 2010, Inbar has served on the Board of Directors at the International Center for Health Law and Ethics.From 2008 to 2011, Inbar worked as the legal counsel and Director of the Legal Department at the Association of Rape Crisis Centers in Israel. At the same time, beginning in 2010, she served as the Director of the Rape Crisis Center in Jerusalem. From 2007 to 2008, Inbar worked as a lawyer focusing on policy, legislation and appeals in legal proceedings at Bizchut – the Israel Human Rights Center for People with Disabilities.From 2005 to 2007, Inbar served as an independent attorney. From 1997 to 2001, Inbar worked in various media jobs among them as an investigative journalist an arts and culture reporter.

About

Currently resides in Beit Zayit

Education

Inbar holds a master’s degree in law from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a bachelor’s degree in law, with specialization in human rights from the Academic College of Law in Ramat-Gan. She is a member of the Israeli Bar Association, since 2005, and holds a certificate as a qualified mediator.

Avital Blonder

CEO & Founder, Jindas: Urban Regeneration in Lod

Professional background

Following an extensive career in the education and social services field, Avital founded Jindasin 2013. Jindas focuses on urban rejuvenation by building and strengthening partnerships between Lod’s diverse populations, inspiring full resident participation in social change initiatives, implementing a comprehensive and holistic development plan and restoring Lod’s historical status as an important Israeli’s city.

About

Avital is married to Yael and lives in Lod.

Education

Avital holds a BA in psychology from Ben Gurion University in the Negev and an MBA in social leadership also from Ben Gurion University in cooperation with the Mandel Leadership Institute.

Zemer Blondheim

Head of Policy and Strategy Division, Ministry of Justice

Professional background

Zemer has worked at the Ministry of Justice since 2012. In his first four years, he worked in the Department of Economic Law in counsel and legislation, in the regulation cluster, and dealt with regulation of infrastructure such as electricity, water and transportation, as well as on issues of communications in the national budget and the arrangements law. Following this, he served as the head of the new management unit established within counsel and legislation for two years. Currently, he directs the policy and strategy branch at the Ministry of Justice.

About

Zemer lives in the Alon settlement, a secular-religious settlement in the Adumim block. He is married to Yael, who also works at the Ministry of Justice, and is the father of four children: Omer, Noam, and twins Yuval and Shahar. He enjoys dogs, books and skiing.

Education

Zemer holds a Master of Law with a specialization in public and international law, an MBA with specialization in marketing and performance analysis, and a bachelor's in law. All his degrees are from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Sivan Rozen Blum

Deputy Director of Education Department, Bat Yam Municipality

Professional background

Sivan is the Deputy Director of Education Department in Bat Yam Municipality. As deputy director of the education department, Sivan works to advance issues of children and youth at risk and special education. She works with school principals and educational staff to strengthen the connectionbetween welfare and education. Sivan strives for optimalassimilation of children in special education in suitedframeworks and as part of the regular education system.Before serving in this position, Sivan shifted from the fieldof education to learning a new field and worked in hi-techas an operations and strategy manager at the businessdivision at Amdocs.Sivan began her career in education in the IDF, where she served as a company commander of combat recruits. From there, she moved on to work with youth at risk in Israel and in Africa, and served as a teacher, coordinator and manager of various projects.

About

Sivan lives in Tel Aviv. In her free time, she likes to learn, travel and search for adventures.

Education

Sivan has a BSc in life sciences from Ben Gurion University.

Gilad Bodenheimer

Head of Mental Health, Maccabi Healthcare Services

Professional background

Before taking on his current role, Gilad served as the Head of Mental Health services for Leumit Health Services  Jerusalem District. Following the Mental Health Reform of 2012, Gilad established the clinic and oversaw the implementation of the district’s mental health services. He also worked as a child psychiatrist.Gilad also initiated a campaign to raise awareness and bring attention to mental health services among the ultra-Orthodox population. This initiative aimed to make mental health services more accessible while also reducing the biases associated with seeking support for mental health challenges.From 2006-2013 Gilad worked in the adolescent psychiatric ward at Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center in Jerusalem, initially as a resident and then as a senior physician. While in this role, Gilad gave lectures and ran trainings at the hospital and encouraged collaboration between physicians and psychologists.Gilad also worked as a child psychiatrist for Tushiya, a nonprofit that offers support and care to ultra-Orthodox adolescents in Bnei Brak. He also offers consultancy services to the senior staff at the Shiluv Institute of Therapy for Couples and Family.In his volunteer capacity, Gilad served as a board member of the Pelech community (2015-2017) and volunteered at the Israel Anti-Drugs Authority (2014-2018). Previously, Gilad directed a project named Perach, a nonprofit that serves children with cerebral palsy, co-founded a club for children with down-syndrome in Be'er Sheva, and established a club for new immigrant students in academic institutions in the south. He has also been involved in the JDC, as well as the Israeli Cancer Society.In 2017 Gilad was awarded "the district's medal of excellence" by the Jerusalem District management of Leumit Health Services.Gilad is an IDF captain in reserves. Previously, he served as a regimental medical officer in the IDF Northern Command, and in the reserves, he is in the IAF.Gilad specializes in child psychiatry. He completed his residency at the Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center in Jerusalem and his medical internship at the Soroka Medical Center in Beer Sheva with honors.

About

Gilad lives in Jerusalem with his wife Yaarit, a family doctor, and their four children. If he had not been a doctor, he would have researched Hebrew literature and worked as an informal education. In his free time, he enjoys reading and travelling.

Education

Giald holds an MD from Ben Gurion University and he is a graduate of the couples and family therapy program of the Shiluv Institute in Jerusalem. He also holds a master's degree in Hebrew literature (research track) of the literature department at Ben Gurion University. In the Inbar program, Gilad is studying for a master's degree in business administration specializing on medical services management at Tel Aviv University.

Emanuel Bohbot

R&D Director Social Finance Israel

Professional background

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.

About

Emanuel lives in Kiryat Gat with his wife Heli and their children Ariel and Gefen. He enjoys hiking in Israel and abroad.

Education

Emanuel has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Ben Gurion University in Beer Sheva, and a graduate degree in psychobiology from Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is a professor of statistics and research methods at various academic institutes.

Menachem Bombach

Executive Director, Torah Academy

Professional background

Menachem has served as the Executive Director of the Torah Academy, which he founded in 2014. Hecontinues to be a staff member at the Mandel Institute for Leadership, focusing on developing leadership in the Haredi community. In addition, he set up and managed the Haredi campus of the Hebrew University. Menachem also leads the Berdichev community in Beitar. Since 2001 he has served as Principal of a high school that was awarded the Lzion B’Rina Education Award. Previously he ran a boarding school and served as vice-principal of a high school at an institute for new immigrants in Afula. In Menachem’s first professional role, he was a member of the Municipality of Jerusalem City Council.  

About

Menachem lives in Beitar Illit. In his free time he works in education, management of educational systems and inter-cultural dialogue.

Education

MA in Public Policy at the Hebrew University and BA in Education and a B.Ed. at the Moreshet Yaakov College.

Shahar Botzer

Managing Partner, 2B Community, Impact Investments Fund

Professional background

Shahar is the managing partner of the 2B-Community Investment Fund, a fund that specializes in investing in businesses with a purpose and vision of social impact on Israeli communities.Previously, he served in several positions in the business and social world: chair of the public holding company ISSTA Lines Group, chair of the Walla Tours travel company, executive chair of the Jobtov Placement Company, CEO of Shaham – the Israeli Actors Guild, and executive chair of the Student Union of Tel Aviv University.

About

Shahar grew up in Jerusalem and Reut and currently lives in Shoham with his family. He is 36 years old, married to Miri and the father of three children: Nevo, Yannai and Arad.

Education

Shahar holds a bachelor's in economics and communication from Tel Aviv University, and a certificate in impact investment from Oxford University.

Lina Boulos

Executive Board Member, Sakhnin Academic College for Teacher Education, Head of Quality & Excellence Unit, Head of Teaching Excellence Program

Professional background

Lina is an Executive Board Member, Sakhnin Academic College for Teacher Education, Head of Quality & Excellence Unit, Head of Teaching Excellence Program. 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.

About

Lina resides in Kafr Yasif with her husband Ibrahim and their three children, Lim, Halil and Ely.

Education

Lina holds a PhD in social cognition from the Tel Aviv University, an MA in the psychology of reading and reading disabilities from Haifa University and a BA in psychology from Ben Gurion University. Lina is at work completing her post doctoral studies at The Edmond J. Safra Brain Research Center for the Study of Learning Disabilities at the University of Haifa.

Shani Brosh

Head of Medical Staff, Military Ombudsman Commissioner, IDF

Professional background

Shani is a lieutenant colonel in the Israeli Defence Forces and since 2015 has served as Head of Medical Staff, Military Ombudsman Commissioner. In this position, Shani oversees all complaints about medical issues, and directs the investigation from both a macro and micro lens. She aims to identify the root of the problem and recommend various interventions as well as improvements. Shani encourages a culture of reporting and continuous learning.Between 2009-2011 Shani was the Commander of the Tertiary Medical System in the Northern Command of the Israel Defense Forces. She was responsible directing complex care for soldiers and their families. In this role, Shani managed a interdisciplinary staff and encouraged cooperation with the civilian health system, the Department of the Injured in the army and the Rehabilitation Department in the Ministry of Defense. She has always maintained her practice as a family physician in the clinic in Yokneam Ilit and Tirat Hacarmel. Shani volunteers as a facilitator offering trainings on communications skills and peer groups for army doctors. She examines candidates for the Tzameret program as part of the entrance exams for the Faculty of Medicine in Jerusalem. Previously, Shani worked as a family doctor treating injured Syrians in the army hospital in the Golan. Shani is an active partner and third generation outreach coordinator for People from Lublin and their Descendants, a nonprofit organization.  In 2013 the GOD Home Front Command and Chief Medical Officer awarded Shani a Certificate of Recognition and Appreciation for her participation in the Operation Islands of Hope – a humanitarian aid delegation to the Philippines. In 2009 she was awarded a Certificate of Excellence from the Chief Medical Officer.Shani is a specialist in family medicine. She completed her residency in the Department for Family Medicine of Clalit Medical Services in the Haifa and Western Galilee Region and her internship in medicine at the Emek Medical Center in Afula.

About

Shani lives in Haifa with her husband, Nadav, and their two children Shira and Rotem. In her free time, she enjoys reading and writing poetry, listening to and playing music and singing. She likes to travel the world with her family.

Education

Shani has an MD from the Faculty of Medicine of the Technion in Haifa through the IDF's Academic Reserves. Shani is also at work on her MHA in Haifa University. In the Inbar program she is studying for an MBA with a specialization in Heath Services Administration, at Tel Aviv University.

Moriya Brot

Senior Director, Labor Market Regulation, General Director of Labor Division Office, Ministry of Labor, Welfare & Social affairs

Professional background

Moriya entered the civil service in 2012 in the framework of the Cadets program and integrated into the Office of the Supervisor of Labor as a senior area manager – labor market regulation. In this role, she works to formulate and implement department policy on broad issues such as foreign workers, employment legislation, improvement of service to citizens and more.Prior to her entry into civil service, Moriya worked in the third sector in a variety of non-profit organizations and positions. In her last position, she managed the education department of the Bemaagalei Tzedek organization.She began her professional career while she was still a student, when she initiated and established social action projects.

About

Moriya is a Jerusalemite from birth and lives there today with her family. She is married to Yehiam and is the mother of four children: Maayan, Tamar, Elad and Reut. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, writing, cooking, reading and most importantly, loves strategy games.

Education

Moriya holds a master’s in public policy and a bachelor's in social work – both from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She is a graduate of the Civil Service Cadets program (first cohort) and of the Tehuda – Beit Midrash for Jewish Leadership program (run by Kolot and Oranim College).

Fayek Bsoul

Treasurer, Qalansawe Council

Professional background

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 capitalflow and oversees collaboration with numerous banks.

About

Fayek lives in Reineh next to Nazareth. He is married and the father of three daughters. In his spare time he likes reading and follows sports, especially football and basketball.

Education

Fayek holds a BA in economics with a speciality in accounting from the Ben Gurion University of the Negev. He is a certified accountant.

Tzippy Burenstein

Director of the Mental Health Center, Mayanei Hayeshua

Tzippy Burenstein

Director of the Mental Health Center, Mayanei Hayeshua

Shimon Burshtein

Attending physician and deputy head of department, The Psychiatric Division, Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer

Professional background

Since 2016 Shimon has served as a specialist in the third Psychiatric Ward of the Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer. In addition, Shimon is the Ward’s Acting Deputy Director as well as the Assistant Director of the Rehabilitation Hospital in Sheba.Shimon volunteers as a psychiatrist at an ultra-Orthodox yeshiva for people suffering with psychiatric illnesses and as a psychiatrist at the Levinsky Clinic. Between 2003-2008, he volunteered in hostels for psychiatric patients as part of the Good Neighbour program in Beer Sheva and the mobile clinic for the Bedouin Diaspora.Shimon served in the IDF as an officer in the Operational Intelligence Unit of the air force. Today he serves as a psychiatrist in the army reserves with the rank of major.In 2013 he was awarded a Niser Foundation scholarship to study Affective Neuroscience. The same year he also won a prize for an outstanding scientific poster and a scholarship to travel to the ECNP Conference in Barcelona. Shimon has taken has published seven clinical and epidemiological articles in different areas of psychiatry as well articles in European Union conferences about schizophrenia.Shimon is a specialist in psychiatry. He completed his residency at the Sheba Medical Center – Tel Hashomer and his medical internship at the Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon.

About

Shimon lives in Kiryat Ono with his wife, Efrat, and their two children Asaf and Uri. He likes history and shows a strange, fierce affection for clocks and pens.

Education

Shimon holds an MD from Ben Gurion University in the Negev. He is currently studying toward a MSc. in Affective Neuroscience from Mastricht University and the University of Florence (a combined degree).In the Inbar program Shimon is studying for an MBA with a specialization in Health Systems, in Tel Aviv University

Carmel Tal

C.E.O,  Gezer region

Carmel Tal

C.E.O,  Gezer region

Carmit Yulis

Carmit Yulis

Adi Kain Carni

Head of the Control and Integration Division, Ayalon Highways

Adi Kain Carni

Head of the Control and Integration Division, Ayalon Highways

Nir Casspi

CEO and Founder, Landwer Coffee Company

Professional background

Nir is Founder and joint CEO of the 'Landwer Coffee Shops' chain and was previously CEO and Partner at SMR advertising and media agency (today a shareholder). In the military, Nir served in the Israeli Navy Seals (Shayetet 13) and was severely injured during a mission carried out in Southern Lebanon. Following a long rehabilitation process, Nir decided to volunteer as a group instructor and facilitator for soldiers that were injured during their military service and undergoing rehabilitation processes. In addition, Nir is a member of the Management Committee at the 'Atalef' Foundation for Shayetet 13 alumni.

About

Nir lives in Kibbutz Shefayim, is married to Orly and a father of two sons. He loves sports, especially basketball, and runs marathons.

Education

Nir holds an LL.B and a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from IDC Herzliya.

Moshe Cederboim

Head of the Management Reserves and Strategic Planning Department, Ministry of Interior

Professional background

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.

About

Moshe lives in Leshem with his wife and their two children.

Education

Moshe has a bachelor's degree in law from Hebrew University and is bar-certified as of 2009.

Gil Chadash

Manager, Academia-Classroom, Mofet Institute

Professional background

For the past year, Gil has managed the Academia- Classroom Initiative. With the aim to improve the quality and efficiency of professional development training, theInitiative also works to promote cooperation between the district, academy and the municipality. Prior to this role, Gil served as the principal of the Nadav Democratic School in Modi’in and as a co-founder, school principal and deputy director of the Nirim youth village for atrisk youth in Bustan. Gil began his career in education withroles as a teacher in the Gilo Regional School in Jerusalem, head of the self-leadership program at the Branco Weiss Institute and as a co-founder and counselor in the firstsecular army preparatory program, Nachson. He served as a counselor in the summer camps of the Bnei Brit youth movement in the United States for seven years.

About

Gil resides in Modi’in, is married to Dandy and is the father of Alon and Tamar. In his free time, he likes to hike, camp out, and cook on an open fire.

Education

Gil completed the thesis track for an MA in Hebrew and comparative literature from Haifa University. He holds a BA in Hebrew literature and philosophy from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and a certificate in teaching.

Chana Goldstein

Treasurer of Petah Tikva Municipality .Financial administratio, The Municipality of...

Chana Goldstein

Treasurer of Petah Tikva Municipality .Financial administratio, The Municipality of Petah Tikva

Chany Sakkal

Chany Sakkal

Afaf Charzalla

Vice President, Manager Human Resources, Baqa al-Gharbiyye City Council

Professional background

Afaf joined the Baqa al-Gharbiyye Council as Vice Directorand Manager of Human Resources in 2013. Previously, Afafmanaged the Council’s education department and servedas a dropout prevention offer for 13 years.

About

Afaf lives in Zemer in the Arab triangle area. She is married to Mansur Harzalla, a doctor, and they have four children. In her free time Afaf enjoys reading and traveling.

Education

Afaf holds an MA in political science with a speciality in public and local government management and a BA in statistics both from the University of Haifa. She also is certified to teach math in secondary schools and is a graduate of a directors in local government training program.

Chava Friedman

Chava Friedman

Anat Chervinsky

VP - Chief Architect, Tidhar Group

Professional background

Anat is the VP and Chief Architect of the international Tidhar Group. Part of her mission is leading the Urban planning of the group.Previously, Anat worked at Kfar-Saba's city council. She started as the municipal planner and later became the municipal engineer and director of the engineering department As part of her job Anat takes part in leading the city’s future planning schemes, promoting the public building development around the city and supervising licensing. Anat joined the public sector after years of working as an architect in the private sector and specializing in urban planning, first as an employee and then as a freelancer. Once she returned to Israel she joined, in parallel to her working freelance, to the academic staff of Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, and was the advisor and moderator of multiple final projects and seminars in urban planning at the architecture department of the school.

About

Anat holds an MA in urban planning and a BA both from the U.P.C. Institute in Barcelona. Anat lives in Tel Aviv and dreams of Barcelona.

Education

Anat joined the public sector after a number of years working in the private sector as an architect and urban planning specialist. While working as a freelance architect consultant, Anat joined the faculty at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. She has continued to serve as an advisor and moderator for students’ final projects as well as seminars in urban planning.

Yoel Cheshin

Chairman of the 2B Group

Professional background

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.

About

Yoel lives in Tel Aviv and enjoys every minute of it. He is married to Dana Glazer and is father to Avigail Orr Cheshin and Uri Mishal Cheshin. If he had any free time, he would write, a pastime which gives him great pleasure.

Education

Yoel holds an undergraduate degree in law (summa cum laude) from Hebrew University.

Gilad Chitat

CEO and Founder of Botanima, for CBD Products in the U.S.

Professional background

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.

About

Gilad is married with three children and lives in Moshav Bnei Atarot.

Education

Gilad has a B.Sc. Degree in Computer Sciences from IDC Herzliya. He graduated the Efi-Arazi scholarship program for excellence and the development of potential entrepreneurs in marketing, business administration law and entrepreneurship.

Assi Albert Cicurel

Community Doctor, Sub-Specialty in Healthcare Management with Clalit HMO & Secretary Member of the Israeli Medical Association

Professional background

Assi is a community doctor and an integrative community physician for Clalit HMO. In this role, Assi manages health services teams both at the regional and community levels through the Ramat HaNegev Regional Council. Through 2009, he served as a physician in several Ethiopian immigrant absorption centers.Assi has offered integrative community care and has directed several Clalit projects. He is a community physicians representative in the Israeli Medical Association.Assi also serves as the Medical Director for Clalit's Prescription Information Project, which is the online medical division of Clalit’s central office. Assi manages the writing team that is responsible for writing medical content for the general public.Before completing his studies, Assi served as a nurse at the Soroka Hospital in Be'er Sheva. He also mentored and supported IDF orphans and bereaved families on behalf of the Ministry of Defense's Rehabilitation Department.As part of his volunteer activities, Assi represents the community doctors’ organziation for the Israel Medical Association and is a member of the National Secretariat of the Doctors’ Organization.Assi is the author of a popular blog that focuses on community medicine, the periphery and health. He was also instrumental in founding a professional network of 400 family practitioner doctors. Assi was the medic in the Negev Mountain Rescue Unit, which leads international rescue and assistance operations after natural disasters. He also founded and managed a volunteer medical center in a Negev Bedouin village.Assi teaches at Ben Gurion University and serves as an instructor for residents specializing in family medicine.Assi is a major in the IDF reserves and served as a regiment doctor for the paratroopers and infantry corps until 2016.Assi was awarded the CEO's excellence award at Clalit Health Services in 2012.Assi is a specialist in family medicine. He completed his residency at Clalit Health Services' southern district and his internship in medicine at Soroka Medical Center in Be'er Sheva.

About

Assi lives in Kibbutz Tlalim in the Negev with his wife, Inbal and their four children. In his spare time, he enjoys playing computer games, writing and daydreaming. He is waiting impatiently for retirement.

Education

Assi holds an MD degree as well as a degree in Health Systems Management Studies (MHA) both from Ben Gurion University. Assi is a graduate of the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona Tucson, Center for Integrative Medicine. In the Inbar program, Assi is studying for a master's degree in business administration specializing in medical services management at Tel Aviv University.

Cali Cohen

CEO, Israel Scouts

Professional background

Since 2015 Cali has been the CEO of the Hebrew Scouts Movement in Israel. In the framework of his position he is responsible for the activities of the organization and the youth movement in educational, budgetary and operational aspects.Prior to his work in the movement, Cali held a variety of roles at the Jewish Agency over a period of 12 years. The first was as a community emissary in Tulsa, Oklahoma and the last was director of north american community relations for the Agency (director of all Jewish Agency missions in the United States and Canada).Cali began his professional career in the Scouts Movement where he advanced in the movement’s developmental track as a counselor, troop coordinator, counselor leadership coordinator, and director of the counseling department. In his last role he was the director of the Northern Region (deputy director).

About

Cali holds a master’s in educational administration in the track for managing educational organizations from Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and a bachelor's in education with a teaching certificate in history and citizenship for middle school from the Kibbutzim College.

Education

Cali holds a master’s in educational administration in the track for managing educational organizations from Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and a bachelor's in education with a teaching certificate in history and citizenship for middle school from the Kibbutzim College.

Sigal Cohen

Sigal Cohen

Moshe Cohen

Director of the Jerusalem & Negev District, Israel Electric Corporation

Professional background

Moshe serves as Director of the Jerusalem & Negev District, Israel Electric Corporation. 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.

About

Moshe is a second-generation Jerusalem native, and he currently lives in Ma'ale Adumim. He is married to Tagit (named after the Hebrew word for the Carmel daisy flower), and is father to five adult married children (four boys and one girl) and a proud grandfather. He enjoys studying Torah and delving ever deeper into scripture. He also enjoys traveling to exotic places around the world.

Education

Moshe holds a graduate (MBA) degree from Hebrew University School of Business Administration and an undergraduate degree in electronic engineering from Jerusalem College of Technology and graduated from an education program for electrical engineering at Ariel University. He holds an electrical engineering license.

Reuma Galisko Cohen

Vice director of human resources and organizational development department, Beer Sheva City Council

Professional background

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.

About

Reuma lives in Kibbutz Beit-Kama in the Negev with her husband Lior and their three children, Yarden, Doron and Dror. She enjoys hiking with her family and dinners with friends and family.

Education

Reuma holds an MA in public administration and policy from Ben Gurion University of the Negev. She has a BA in political science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Naama Perry Cohen

IT, Digital Health and Operational Processes Division, Directorate of Government...

Naama Perry Cohen

IT, Digital Health and Operational Processes Division, Directorate of Government Medical, Centers, Ministry of Health

Talia Cohen

Vice President and Head of Traffic Control System Department, Ayalon Highway

Professional background

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.

About

Talia lives in Moshav Ginaton.

Education

Talia holds a Master's Degree in Public Policy and Governance, and a combined Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy, Economics and Political Science, both from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Talia graduated with Honors from the 'Cadets for Public Service' program.

Oren Cohen

Chief of Staff for the Director General, Prime Minister's Office

Professional background

Oren currently serves as Chief of Staff for the Director General, Prime Minister's Office. Before he served as the Assistant to the Director General of the Prime Minister's Office. Oren is also a member on the President's 'Young Forum'. Previously Oren worked at the Ministry of Environmental Protection serving as Senior Advisor to the Director General, advising in the fields of green growth and sustainable development, planning and regulation supervision and enforcement. Prior to his military service, Oren volunteered for one year on behalf of Gar'in Re'im and the Israeli Scouts. Oren was discharged from the military in 2009 with the rank of Captain. He was a flight instructor and Commander at the Israeli Air Force Flight Academy and carried out many assignments as part of a Black Hawk Squadron during the Second Lebanon War.

About

Oren lives in Tel-Aviv.

Education

Oren has a Master's Degree with Honors in Political Communication from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a Bachelor's Degree with Honors in Political Science and Education from the Open University of Israel. In addition, Oren holds a Teaching Diploma in Civics studies.

Ohad Cohen

Vice Architect, Jerusalem District Ministry of Construction

Professional background

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.

About

Ohad lives in Jerusalem with his wife Naama and their children Ere’l, Ofri, and Nitzan. In his free time, Ohad enjoys long distance running

Education

Ohad received his BA from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem with a specialty in Architecture. He is currently studying for his MA in Natural Resources Policy Management with a specialty in Urban Planning from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Mordechai Ilarov Cohen

Director of the Administration of Settlement Education

Professional background

Mordechai serves as Director of the Administration of Settlement Education. Priviously, he served as the principal of Ashkelon’s Or Menchem Yeshiva for several years. In this role, he advanced a combination of core studies and religious studies at a high academic level, developed innovative study programs and spearheaded professional development of the pedagogical team. As a result, the Yeshiva's score on the matriculation tests rose significantly. In 2015, Mordechai launched a two-year technological track for Haredi high school graduates.Mordechai established an art rehabilitation and CBT clinic for children to help cultivate within all Israeli children, a capacity to create, to dream and to realize! Mordechai is a family counselor and facilitates workshops and discussions on a variety of educational and family issues. He completed his IDF service as a commando and officer in the paratroopers' brigade.

About

Mordechai lives in Ashkelon with his wife Avigail – an educator and an art therapist - and their four children. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with his family.

Education

Mordechai is a graduate of religious studies and a certified rabbi (with honors) from Heichal Shlomo. He holds a master's degree in educational systems administration and organizational development from Bar Ilan University and a bachelor's degree in special education and Torah teaching. He graduated his studies with honors. In addition, he completed emotional-cognitive therapy studiesand CBT.

Roy Cohen

Advisor to the Director General

Professional background

Roy is the advisor to the Prime Minister’s Chief of Staff. In the framework of his role, Roy accompanies and leads significant inter-ministerial processes in (macro) economic and social areas.Previously Roy was a senior area director of national projects, where he assisted in managing activities and projects with national benefit, in formulating policy and in leading government processes and work teams.Prior to his service in the public sector, Roy was the deputy director (director of the psychometric unit) and a senior instructor in a hi-tech company.Roy completed his military service with the rank of captain in the position of commander of the School of Marine Medicine.

About

Roy lives in Ramat Gan. He is married to Einav and is the father of Shaked.

Education

Roy holds a master’s in international relations and a bachelor's in Law – both from the University of Haifa.

Boaz Columbus

The Inspector of the Religious Department ,Administration for Rural Education and Youth-Aliyah, Ministry of Education

Professional background

Boaz is currently beginning his role as national supervisor of secondary education in the state-religious school system in the Ministry of Education. In this role, Boaz oversees secondary educational institutions in the state-religious system, responsible for pedagogy, administration, principal appointments and strategic planning.Previously, Boaz was the supervisor of the settlement education administration in the state-religious school system. He founded and was the principal of the Derech Avot High School in Efrat – a six-year community high school for boys. In the school, he established a framework for integrating students on the autism spectrum as part of the school community. He also coordinated and led a principal’s training program for Avney Rosha at Herzog College.

About

Boaz lives in Karmei Tzur. He is married to Tzipi, an occupational therapist, and is the father of six children. He is serves as a major in the military reserves.

Education

Boaz holds a master’s in political science from Bar-Ilan University, an MBA from Heriot-Watt University in Ireland, and a bachelor’s from Jerusalem College. He also has a teaching certificate and license.

Yitzik Crombie

Bizmax CEO, The Kemach Foundation (Bizmax)

Professional background

Yitzik established and sold a startup. He opened an accelerator (technology incubator) for entrepreneurs from the Haredi sector, despite the fact that he, himself, was exposed to the internet and the world of computerization only around the age of 20. He currently runs Bizmax – a center for entrepreneurship and innovation whose goal is to help Haredi men integrate into the workforce, with an emphasis on the hi-tech industry.

About

Yitzik lives in Kfar Chabad, an agricultural moshav established 70 years ago by the Lubavitcher Rebbe in order to enable ultra-Orthodox Jews to support themselves with dignity and concomitantly maintain the Hasidic way of life. He is married and is the father of five children.

Education

Yitzik holds rabbinic ordination. He completed information systems studies (CIO) at the Technion Continuing Education program and he is currently studying for a degree in history and international relations at the Open University.

Gabriel Czertok

CEO, The Builders

Professional background

Gabi is currently the CEO of The Builders. An entrepreneur and manager, he has a deep connection to the technological and social worlds. He founded The Bridge - an organization that bridges startups with giant corporations around the world, such as Coca-Cola, Mercedes, Turner, NBA, Cartoon Network, CNN, etc. and uses its own unique methodology to create commercial relationships and give both sides tools for use down the road. Gabi was the Coca-Cola Israel's Director of Innovation. In his previous position, he served as the CEO of a water-focused start-up, and while completing his law studies, he established a social organization that trains entrepreneurs in the legal field.

About

Education

Fadwa Dabbour

CEO of the Beit Jann Local Council

Professional background

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.

About

Fadwa is married and has four children and one granddaughter. She likes learning, enjoys travelling with her family in Israel and around the world.

Education

Fadwa has a BA in political sciences and a teacher’s certificate. She is an alumna of the authority CEO training program, a personal coach and participant of the digital leaders for the local authorities program. She has completed various certificate programs in mediation, political leadership, and personal coaching.

Eilon Dachbash

Head of Business Development Division, Bank Leumi

Professional background

Eilon is the Head of Business Development for the Retail Division at Bank Leumi. He overseas strategicplanning, programatic implementation and oversees the management team. Previously Eilon served as the Deputy Assistant to the Head of Human Resources and a member of Bank Leumi’s talent  anagement program. The executive team at Bank Leumi identified Eilon as an emerging leader at the Bank. At the outset of his career, Eilon worked in several positions at local bank branches. Before that he worked as the Head of Customer Portfolios in Motyknit Technologies and TakeToro in both marketing and ustomer service positions.

About

Eilon lives in Holon. He spends his spare time mainly with family and friends and loves movies and good food.

Education

BA in Computer Science from the College of Management, Rishon Lezion and an Investment advisor license from the Israel Securities Authority..

Dafna

Dafna

‪Dafna Lutsky‬‏

Director of Digital Media, Globes

‪Dafna Lutsky‬‏

Director of Digital Media, Globes

Shirel Dagan-Levy

CFO / COO, MAOZ

Professional background

Since 2010, Shirel has served as the Director of Global Purchasing at Verinet Systems Inc. Shirel manages complex contractual and commercial negotiations, budgets and business deals. In 2009, Shirel served as the contract manager at HP where she led the company’s purchasing contracts in the Middle East and Africa (MEMA). Prior to that, from 2004-2008, Shirel served as the senior buyer in the procurement delegation of the Ministry of Defense in New York. From 2001 to 2004, Shirel worked as an attorney at the Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg & Co. Law Office in the high-tech, international business and biotechnology departments. Shirel participated in the Brandeis Collegiate Institute Seminar as member of the scholarship panel for Israeli recipients, a lecturer, a social leadership consultant and a judge on the panel for selecting Israeli recipients of program scholarships.

About

Currently resides in Nes Tziona

Education

Shirel holds a bachelor's degree in law from Tel Aviv University has been a member of the Israeli Bar Association since 2002. In addition, she has completed a number of certification programs in finance and international business at New York University.

Shlomo Dahan

Director of Educational Department, Tirat Carmel Municipality

Professional background

For the past three years, Shlomi has been the director of the education system in Tirat Carmel, where he leads an educational vision of innovation, improved achievements and scientific excellence for all the city’s children.Previously, for seven years, Shlomi was the principal of Municipal High School 5 in Haifa. He became the principal of the largest public high school in Haifa after three years as the Pedagogy director at the Ma’aseh Center – a program for a year of community service for children from the periphery of the Rashi Foundation.Shlomi began his career in 2000 at the Misgav High School. He became involved in education after ten years in the high-tech industry at Yeda Systems – representatives of Apple in Israel.

About

Shlomi lives in Mitzpe Adi in the Lower Galilee. He is the father of five – Naama, Shir, Alon, Itamar, Liliya and Kesniya. In his free time, he enjoys reading and going for long runs in nature.

Education

Shlomi holds a master’s in democracy studies from the Open University and a bachelor's in teaching for middle school from David Yellin College. In addition, he is a graduate of the principle’s course at Oranim College.

Roei Dahan

Senior Director, Development and Planning of Human Capital in the Local Government, Ministry of Interior

Professional background

Currently, Roei serves as Senior Director, Development and Planning of Human Capital in the Local Government, Ministry of Interior. Before that he was chief of staff of the general-director of the Ministry of the Interior, Mordechai Cohen. As a graduate of the Atidim Cadets for Public Service Program, Roei interned at the Health and Housing Ministries. In 2008, he joined the Ministry of Economy working to advance entrepreneurship and small businesses in the industrial zone. As part of this effort, Roei developed a support system for small  businesses and entrepreneurial initiatives.In 2012, he was appointed head of the planning and monitoring department, and then became director of the reserves and strategic planing division. While at the Interior Ministry, Roei held a number of positions including managing the Ministry’s reserves (Atuda) programs - Cadets for Municipal Service, digital leaders’ programs, and the Regional Clusters – an innovative model for strengthening municipalities.

About

Roei lives in Nehosha cooperative community in the Ella Valley. He is married to Liat and is the father of four children.

Education

Roei holds an MPA from Tel Aviv University, and graduate of the Atidim Cadets for Public Service of the Hebrew University.

Ayelet Daliot

Director of Educational Training and Development Division and Advisor on Gender Equality, Ra'anana Municipality

Professional background

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 thewomen’s advancement consultant to the mayor, she leadssystemic processes for advancing gender equality in thecity and in the municipality.Ayelet is currently leading the establishment of themunicipal center for professional development, whichwill 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.

About

Ayelet lives in Tzur Yigal with her husband and two daughters.

Education

Ayelet holds an MA (with honors) in education from Bar Ilan University. She has a teacher’s certificate and finished coaching and mediation courses.

Dalit Zamir

Legal Counsellor, Government Companies Authority

Dalit Zamir

Legal Counsellor, Government Companies Authority

Harel Damti

Senior Superintendent of Provincial Traffic, Ministry of Transportation and Road...

Harel Damti

Senior Superintendent of Provincial Traffic, Ministry of Transportation and Road Safety

Dan Tiomkin

manager of the knowledge, Development and Guidance and The range...

Dan Tiomkin

manager of the knowledge, Development and Guidance and The range of Ultra-Orthodox Jews employment, Grown-ups and people with disabilities, JDC

Rozner Daniel

Projects Manager in Education and Civil Society, Ministry of Education

Professional background

Dani is the Projects Manager in Education and Civil Society department of the Ministry of Education. Since 2014, Dani has served as the Director of the Department of Society and Youth at the Ministry of Education. Prior to that, Dani served as the CEO of the “Aharai!" movement where he managed an annual budget of NIS 23 million, operating 210 activity centers with 5,500 participants, 350 employees and roughly 500 volunteers, and was also responsible for resource development and educational management.Dani was also involved in a number of business ventures promoting the creation of formats for commercial television. Dani worked as the music editor for the Kol HaZman magazine, a supplement of the Maariv daily in Jerusalem. Simultaneously, Dani served as a producer for the Techelet channel for documentary projects in Israel and abroad.In addition, Dani was a member of the interface table at the Prime Minister’s Office and of the educational committee that advised the Minister of Education, and coordinated the rapid establishment of youth organizations within the Ministry of Education.

About

Currently resides in Nes Harim

Education

Dani has an MBA from the Open University and the University of Ariel, and a master’s degree in environmental policy management and geography from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the integrated environmental and geography studies program at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Amit Shlomit Daniel

VP, Strategic Marketing, Verint

Professional background

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.

About

Amit lives in Tel Mond with her husband Eyal and their children Ido, Yuval and Roni. She volunteers as a mentor for youth and promotes entrepreneurship and management.

Education

Amit holds an MBA from the University of North Umbria in England, and an undergraduate degree in business management from the Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yaffo.

Yosefa Dar

CEO, The Fund for Innovative Education

Professional background

Since 2010, Yosefa has served as the Director of the Foundation for Innovative Teaching, an NGO that fosters creativity and innovation in education, where, Yosefa is responsible for the impact on the discourse of education in Israel, creating partnerships with foundations, government offices and various organizations, and for the development and pedagogical leadership of the foundation.Prior to that, from 1999 to 2010, Yosefa served in a variety of positions in the Shlomit Organization for National Service Volunteers. In her previous roles, she served as the Director of Shilat – the Religious National Service Branch and prior to that as the National Marketing Manager.

About

Currently resides in Jerusalem

Education

Yosefa holds a master’s degree in non-profit management from the Schwartz Program at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a bachelor’s degree in education and sociology from Bar-Ilan University.

Gilles Darmon

Founder & CEO, Latet & CEO, Lavi Capital

Professional background

Gilles became CEO of Lavi Capital, a private banking and investments enterprise specializing in the field of infrastructure, in 2011. In this role, he has been in charge of the company's overall activities including sales processes. Prior to Lavi Capital and between the years 2006 to 2011, Gilles Founded and owned Teo Life Sciences, a resource development and consulting company. Between 2002 and 2006, he founded and was a partner in the investments and business development enterprise, Coronis Partners. In 1996, Gilles founded Latet, an organization providing humanitarian aid to populations in distress in Israel and worldwide. Gilles was in a reserve military chemical warfare defense unit until 2011.

About

Gilles lives in Ramat-Gan, dedicates his spare time to social activities and enjoys his weekly game of soccer.

Education

Gilles has an MBA Degree from the Sorbonne University in Paris, and served a year's internship in Human Resources and Organization Management.

Suzanne Dassoyky

Senior Attorney in the Anti-Racism Coordinating Government Unit, Ministry of Justice

Professional background

Suzanne serves as a Senior Attorney in the Anti-Racism Coordinating Government Unit in the Ministry of Justice. In her previous position, Suzanne served as an advisor to the Director-General of the Ministry of Justice. As part of her role, Suzanne coordinated inter-ministry teams, such as the team that combats racism targeting the Ethiopian community, the team seeking to reduce prostitution, and the team dealing with polygamy. She was also responsible for the Criminal and Social Desk at the Director-General's Office. Before that, she was a prosecutor in the Central District Attorney's Office (criminal) for six years, working in the Ministry of Welfare as a child and disability investigator.

About

Education

Assaf Yoel Dattner

Operation and Infrastructure Manager, Mateh Binyamin Regional Council

Professional background

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.

About

Asaf lives in Nofei Prat with his wife Adva and their three children, Rotem, Yotam and Danny. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, jogging and cycling.

Education

Assaf received an MA in geography from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a BA in geography from bar-Ilan University. He has completed coursework in computer systems analysis.

Doron David Torgeman

Brigadier general. Commander, Kedem Sub-District, Israel Police

Doron David Torgeman

Brigadier general. Commander, Kedem Sub-District, Israel Police

Tzvika Davidi

Treasurer of Kiryat Malakhi Municipality

Professional background

Since 2014, Tzvika has served as treasurer of Kiryat Malakhimunicipality. In his role as treasurer, he is in charge ofthe municipality’s budget and manages the authority’sfunds. Before that, Tzvika was a finance and real estateentrepreneur, and prior to that, served as CFO in a groupof private companies. Tzvika also served in positions ofCEO and owner of a company dealing with businessconsultation and leading change and improvementprocesses, head of corporate finance at Ernst & YoungCompany, and senior economist at Discount Bank’sBusiness Division.

About

Tzvika lives in Nehosha, with his wife and four children, and serves as chairman of the local municipal council at Nehosha.

Education

Tzvika has an MA in conflict research, management and resolution from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and an MBA from Bar Ilan University, as well as a BA in economics from Ben Gurion University.

Nisreen Saker Daxa

Daliyat al-Karmel Local Council Engineer

Professional background

Since 2014, Nasrin has served as the Daliyat al-Karmel localcouncil engineer. She manages the engineering divisionat the local council, which includes the infrastructure,maintenance department and business licensing. She isalso in charge of urban planning. In her previous position,Nasrin served as head of the planning team in a leadingroad and infrastructure planning firm.

About

Nasrin lives in Daliyat al-Karmel with her husband and two children. She spends her free time with her children.

Education

Nasrin is an alumna of the Faculty of Civil Engineering in the Technion, Haifa, with a BSc in civil engineering.

Tamir Dayan

Tel Aviv Convention Center, CEO

Professional background

Tamir is the Managing Director of 'Waismed', a leading intraosseous infusion manufacturer, holding this position since 2006. Since 2012 Tamir has also served as Chairman of the Board at 'First Care' developing and marketing innovative products for pre-hospital emergency medical situations. From 2003 to 2006, Tamir worked in sales and marketing for Johnson Johnson Medical, Israel. In the military, Tamir served as Commander of the Medical National Training Squad – Head of External Trainings in the Medical Corps. Currently completing the Battalion's Commanders' Course in reserve duty, Tamir was appointed Deputy Battalion Commander for a Search and Rescue Battalion and in August 2014, he is expected to become the battalion's commander, ranking Lieutenant Colonel.

About

Tamir is married with two children and lives in Tel-Aviv.

Education

Tamir has an MBA Degree majoring in Marketing and Business Entrepreneurship from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a combined LL.B and Bachelor's Degree in Economics from Tel-Aviv University.

Ofer Dery

Ofer Dery

Sivan Detooker

IL Head of business Development & Regulation, Gett - Business Development & Regulation

Professional background

Sivan has been the deputy director for business development and regulation for Gett Israel since 2017. In this role, she is responsible for working with government and regulatory bodies, for strategic business partnerships, and for promoting and implementing new initiatives in the field of smart transportation.Previously, Sivan was chief of staff for the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure. In this role, she coordinated the natural gas outline plan, and served as a member of the team of managers who formulated and managed the negotiations to reform the electricity market. She was also responsible for formulating and leading the process of structural reform in the field of electricity regulation.

About

Sivan lives in Tel Aviv. In her free time, she enjoys traveling the world, surfing and diving.

Education

Sivan holds a master’s in Law from Bar-Ilan University, and a bachelor's in political science and international relations from the Open University.

Asher Dolev

CFO Digital Israel National Bureau, Ministry of Social Equality

Professional background

Since September 2015, Asher has served as the CFO of Digital Israel’s national bureau at the Ministry of Social Equality. From 2012 to 2015, Asher served as the manager of the Public Transportation Unit in the Budget Division of the Ministry of Finance.Prior to that, from 2009 to 2012, Asher served as a team member at the Transportation Unit in the Budget Division of the Ministry of Finance. Simultaneously, Asher taught economics and society at the Jerusalem Pre-Military Leadership Program. During his undergraduate studies, Asher completed an internship at the Budgeting Division of the Ministry of Finance, as well as at Government Companies Authority.In 2007, Asher established and headed the Forum for Education (NGO). In addition, Asher founded and headed the Jerusalem Group for Humanistic Jewish and Zionist studies.

About

Currently resides in Ramot Menashe

Education

Asher holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and Israeli thought from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and he is an alumnus of the Program for a Future in Public Leadership, the honors program at the Hebrew University. In addition, Asher studied education and leadership at Oranim College.

Dror Dolphin

Medical Advisor to the Head of the Medical Department at Central Administration, Clalit Health Services

Professional background

As part of his specialization in healthcare management, Dror has been serving as a medical advisor to the head of the medical department at the Clalit Healthcare Services hospitals division. In parallel, He serves as an attending psychiatrist at Geha Mental Health Center.In recent years, Dror has worked to promote recognition and systemic treatment for burnout syndrome in the workplace, particularly in the health system, takes part in advancing initiatives to address the burnout of physicians and nursing staff, and lecture about the subject for professional and non-professional audiences. Dror has been volunteering in the "Hosen" ("resilience") center for intervention in trauma and mass disasters, where he served as one of the leaders of the burnout department, and participates in training sessions and workshops countrywide.Before starting medical school, Dror served as a junior staff member in the philosophy and social sciences faculty at Tel Aviv University. In addition, Dror served as the gifted students' project's coordinator in "Ironi Tet" high school in Tel Aviv, where he also taught philosophy Medical SpecializationDror is specializing in healthcare management following a residency in psychiatry. He completed his residency at Brill community center for mental health in Tel Aviv, and his medical internship at the Wolfson Medical Center.

About

Dror lives in Tel Aviv with his wife Gal, and their three children. Before he started to medical school at age 27, he swore he will "never be a doctor". If he were not a doctor, he would be a writer and a professor of philosophy.

Education

Dror holds an MD, as well as a BA and MA in philosophy (both completed with honors) from Tel Aviv University. As part of the INBAR Healthcare Management program, Dror is pursuing an MBA at Tel Aviv University with a focus on healthcare systems administration.

Yonatan Ben Dor

CEO, IsraelGives

Professional background

Yonatan is Founder and CEO of IsraelGives, an organization founded in 2009, assisting nonprofit organizations with their online fundraising as well as improving their visibility and online presence. IsraelGives operates a website through which one can donate to any organization or association in Israel registered on the site.Prior to IsraelGives, Yonatan served four years as Vice President at 'Leket Israel' - Israel's national food bank and the largest food rescue network in Israel, making sure leftover produce finds its way to those needing it the most. During his legal internship, Yonatan worked at the 'Yedid Association' – providing community empowerment for disadvantaged groups in the community.During his military service, Yonatan served as a combat medic in the Givati Brigade.

About

Yonatan lives in Tel-Aviv Yafo

Education

Yonatan has a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from McGill University in Montreal and an LL.B Degree from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Dafna Dor

CEO, A Different Lesson

Professional background

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.

About

Dafna lives in the Moshav Bnei Atarot with her two children Uri and Romi. She is veryactive in the social sector and is among the original organizers of CEO’s in the socialsector. Dafna is a graduate of the Israeli Scouts Organization which greatlyinfluenced her life.

Education

Dafna has a master's degree in Communications and Journalism and a BA in Law – both from Hebrew University. She also holds an MBA (with a focus on entrepreneurship and technological management) from the Israeli branch of the New York Polytechnic University and graduated from the Program for Directors of Non-profit Organizations of Lahav, Tel Aviv University. Dafna is certified to practice law and is certified to do mediation by the Courts Administration. She participated in projects of Kolot (voices) – (Social Leaders, Tehuda and Amitim), Gevanim of the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco and the Community program of Gesher.

Morris Dorfman

Head of the Regulation Division, Ministry of Health

Professional background

Morris is the Head of the Regulation Division, Ministry of Health.Before, Morris  held a number of positions at the National Council for Economy in the Prime Minister's Office and is currently Senior Deputy Director at the Government Companies Authority (GCA). In addition, Morris is the National Council for Economy and the Prime Minister's Office representative in the Knesset.  From 2010 to 2012, Morris was a senior economist, in charge of the capital and energy markets, coordinating on various inter-ministerial committees. Between 2008 and 2010, Morris was a senior consultant at TASC Consulting & Capital. In the military, Morris served in the Territories Coordination Unit Chosen as an outstanding officer. He represented the unit on the IDF delegation 'Witnesses in Uniform' to Poland and was discharged with the rank of Lieutenant. 

About

Morris is married with one daughter. He lives in Rehovot and loves many sporting activities particularly surfing .and skii

Education

Morris has a Master's Degree in Financial Economics and a Bachelor's Degree in Economics, both from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In addition, Morris graduated a Master's program in Law for nonprofessionals at Bar-Ilan University.

Yael Drori Doron

Independent Consultant & Lecturer on Innovative Development & Creative Thinking

Professional background

Yael is a consultant and lecturer. She was Director of Education for Google Israel. Previously, Yael served as Pedagogical Director at Education Cities (Arei Hinuch), an organization developing and advancing education systems as a basis for city-wide development, as well as a stimulus for leveraging local and national change and enhancing and accelerating innovative education processes in Israel. Yael works with educators and local authority leaders, facilitating groundbreaking processes for change in municipal education systems, as well as developing and implementing pedagogical innovation supported by technology. Yael builds internal and external learning processes, connecting them to continuous and ongoing global change and renewal. Prior to her work with Education Cities, Yael worked at the Institute for Democratic Education, teaching processes of change in schools on the municipal level, alongside her practice as a school counselor.

About

Yael is married to Eyal, has three children and lives in Giv'at Ada. She enjoys photography, traveling and playing 'Ingress'.

Education

Yael has a Master's Degree in Educational Counselling from Tel-Aviv University and a Bachelor's Degree in Behavioral Science from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Yael is also a graduate of the Integrative Psychotherapy program at Tel-Aviv University.

Nimrod Dotan

VP Education, Educating for Excellence

Professional background

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.

About

Originally from Haifa, Nimrod resides in Tel Aviv.

Education

Nimrod holds a graduate degree in sociology and anthropology with a focus on organizational development as well as an undergraduate degree in political science, both from the University of Haifa. He also has a teaching certificate from Kibbutzim College. Nimrod is currently working to finish his doctoral thesis at Bar Ilan University.

Hagai Dror

Director, Government to Government (G2G) Health Cooperation Directorate, Ministry of Health in Israel & Managing Director, Healthcare Israel

Professional background

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.

About

Currently resides in Rehovot

Education

Hagai holds a master’s degree in public policy from the Honors Program cum laude from the School of Public Policy and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, economics and political science, both from the Hebrew University. Hagai was awarded the David Diego Ladowski Merit Scholarship for Public Policy.

Malca Dror

Public Complaints Commissioner and inspector, Jerusalem Local Council inspector

Professional background

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.

About

Malca resides in Jerusalem. She is the mother of three and a poetry, music and photography enthusiast

Education

Malca has a BA in economy from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She analyzes corporative systems and holds several international certificates in corporate inspection from a number of leading establishments.

Ran Dudai

Executive Director at JDC Institute for Leadership and Governance

Professional background

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.

About

Rani is married to Shani, has two children and lives in Ramat Hasharon.

Education

Rani holds two Masters' Degrees: one in Social Work from Bar-Ilan University and the other, an MBA majoring in Management from the University of Haifa. His Bachelor's Degree in Social Work is from Tel-Aviv University.

Era Duek

Deputy Director of Organizational Development, Israel Center on Addiction

Professional background

Era serves as Deputy Director of Organizational Development, Israel Center on Addiction. Presiously, Era served as Senior Advisor to Director General of Employment Services. In that position she was in charge of promoting and advancing professional subject matters throughout the organization. Between 2011 and 2012, Era was a Project Manager at ECF Tel Aviv, an economic cooperation foundation. Prior to that, Era was a Middle East Analyst at the Israeli Embassy in Washington D.C. Engaged in research and knowledge management, Era collected information coming from various Israeli and American government bodies, monitoring and analyzing it accordingly. From 2008 to 2009, Era served as Head of the Ambassadors' Office in Washington D.C. for Ambassadors Sallai Meridor and Dr. Michael B. Oren. Era is active in different social fields. Era served in the Air Force as an Operations and Training Officer in an F16 Squadron.

About

Era was born and raised in Moshav Ma'ale Gamla in the Golan Heights and today lives in Tel-Aviv.

Education

Era has a Bachelor's Degree in Government, Diplomacy and Strategy Studies from IDC Herzliya. She also graduated the course for Certified Mediators from 'The Center for Mediation and Conflict Resolution'. In addition, she participated in an international seminar on economics and politics held by Georgetown University and The Fund for American Studies.

Gali Shahar Efrat

VP, Social-Business Development, Rashi Foundation

Professional background

After almost two decades in the hi-tech industry in various roles, including project management and business operations, Gali shifted to the social sector in 2014 as CEO of Gvahim, working to strengthen Israel’s human capital via skilled new immigrant. Gali joined the Rashi Foundation in 2018, bringing her experience in both the private and social arenas and her passion for projects that connect the two worlds to create sustainable impact. Gali holds a BA from the Interdisciplinary Department for Social Sciences at Bar-Ilan University and MA in Public Policy Management from IDC Herzliya.

About

Currently resides in Raanana

Education

Gali has a master's degree in government, diplomacy and strategy from the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzeliyah, and a bachelor's degree in sociology from Bar-Ilan University. Additionally, Gali studied marketing and digital media and participated in a Directors and Senior Officers Course, both from the “Lahav” Directors Development program at Tel Aviv University.

Efrat Gil

Head of geriatric service, Clalit health services, Haifa and west...

Efrat Gil

Head of geriatric service, Clalit health services, Haifa and west Galilee 

Motti Eichler

Founder And Chairman Achim Global

Motti Eichler

Founder And Chairman Achim Global

Ron Eifer

Senior Director of the Economy and Infrastructure Department, Prime Minister's Office

Professional background

Ron joined the Socioeconomic Division in the Prime Minister Office in 2014. In this role, he is responsible for coordinating and establishing the office's policy in various core matters of macroeconomics – most importantly, growth acceleration, cost of living, budgets, communications and energy. In addition, Ron has coordinated government efforts to strengthen economic relations with China and Africa. Ron is the office's appointee in charge of infrastructure, planning and construction in national planning institutions, where he also represents the prime minister. He was previously an advisor to the International Labor Organization and a strategic advisor on the public sector for Deloitte.

About

Ron is a Jerusalemite living in Tel Aviv. In his free time, he likes to row in a boat on the Yarkon River.

Education

Ron holds a graduate degree in international economic development from the University of Cambridge in England, and an undergraduate degree in philosophy, economics and political science (magna cum laude) from Hebrew University.

Dani Elazar

Executive Director, Hand in Hand

Professional background

Since 2008, Dani has been a Vice President at the 'Shalom Hartman Institute' and Director of the 'Be'eri’ program for deepening and strengthening a pluralistic Jewish-Israeli identity in the Israeli public education system.Dani is one of the Founders of 'Yachad Modiin', an organization promoting community life based on education and Jewish heritage among families leading different Jewish lifestyles. Between 2004 and 2008, Dani served as the organization’s Director and between 2002 to 2004 and 2010 to 2013 served on the Board of Directors (two years as Chairman). In addition, Dani served as a member of Modiin's steering committees: 'Jewish-Israeli Identity' and the Rochester-Modiin partnership. From 1996 to 2002 Dani was CFO and treasurer at BreezeCOM Ltd. in the private sector.During his military service, Dani served in the 8200 intelligence unit.

About

Dani lives in Reut, enjoys photography and plays basketball in his spare time.

Education

Dani has a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Management from Bar- Ilan University and is a graduate of 'Gvanim' school for leadership in education, addressing Jewish renewal in Israel and in the Diaspora based on the core values of Judaism, Zionism and Democracy.

Ekhlass Saad Eldin

Manager of womens health center - Karmiel, Clalit health services

Ekhlass Saad Eldin

Manager of womens health center - Karmiel, Clalit health services

Adoreh Eless

Representative of Education - child online protection bureau Israel ministry of education,Ministry of Education

Professional background

Adora is an educational counselor by profession. She began her career as a school counselor in an Orthodox school in Ramla. She later served as an early childhood counselor for the Arab Sector in the Central District and as an advisor for optimal educational climate in the Arab sector. Adora served for two years as acting supervisor of counseling in the Arab sector in the Central District. Today she is a Senior Counselor in the Arab sector in the Central District, and national advisor charged with coordinating the field of Educational Climate and Violence Prevention.Her responsibilities in the Central District include: serving as an early childhood referent and emergency comprehensive supervisor. She is also a of the Values Committee.Adora has participated in conferences and lectured in the Central District about Women’s Leadership, Professional Development and Gender Gaps in the Educational System.

About

Adora lives in Ramla with her daughter Nadia (9). She is passionate about writing and reading. She likes to travel around the country and the world, to discover new cultures and learn languages, and has participated in the Desert Queen Journey in Kirgizstan.

Education

Adora holds a master’s degree in Educational Counseling with honors, from the Center for Academic Studies and a dual bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Developmental Aspects in Education, from the Educational Counselling program from Tel Aviv University. In addition, she has a teaching certificate in the SocialSciences from Tel Aviv University. Adora participated in the Lahav Directors’ Program for the development of management skills at the Faculty of Management at Tel AvivUniversity. She has also studied in training programs in the fields of sexuality and gender, and social, public and community leadership.

Pazit Gabay Elgi

Mandel Foundation Fellow

Professional background

Pazit is a Mandel Foundation Fellow. Previously, she worked in the Research and Development Division in Ministry of Education. In that position, 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 "360: 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.

About

Pazit was born and raised in Dimona. She is married to Adiel Algi and is the mother of three children: Harel (8), Itay (5) and Neriah (10-months).

Education

בPazit holds a BA in behavioral science and an MA in educational psychology both from Ben Gurion University. She is currently completing her PhD in educational psychology also at Ben Gurion.

Eli Cohen

Executive Director, Tel-Hai College

Eli Cohen

Executive Director, Tel-Hai College

Eli Elbaz

Eli Elbaz

Eli Yaakobi

Director of Educational Projects, Yad eliezer

Eli Yaakobi

Director of Educational Projects, Yad eliezer

Nael Elias

General Director, Saint Vincent Hospital - French Hospital

Nael Elias

General Director, Saint Vincent Hospital - French Hospital

Eliezer Yaakov

C.E.O of Eastern Negev Cluster, Eastern Negev Cluster

Eliezer Yaakov

C.E.O of Eastern Negev Cluster, Eastern Negev Cluster

Hila Elimelech

Director of the Services for the Resident Department, Sderot Local Council

Professional background

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.

About

Hila lives in Telmei Yosef in the Hof Ashkelon regional council. She and her husband Moshe have three daughters, and in her free time, she enjoys working on integrating healthy living and balanced nutrition.

Education

Hila holds an MA in criminology and a BA in social work, both from Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Eliyahu Meiri

CEO ,Kknnert amakim cluster

Eliyahu Meiri

CEO ,Kknnert amakim cluster

Jalila Elkrenawi

Director of Business Accompaniment, and Director of Entrepreneurship for Bedouin Women in the Negev, Director of Business Center, Ministry of Economy and lndustry-Maof

Professional background

Since 2014, Jalila has been the director of business consulting at Maof – the agency for small and medium-sized businesses, and as of the beginning of this year, she is the director of the Business Center in Rahat and the Bedouin Settlements. In this role, she is responsible for the field of business initiatives of Bedouin women from the entire Negev region, project development and managing businesswomen’s forums. In addition, she consults and acts as liaison between business owners and the basket of services offered by the Agency for small and medium-sized businesses of the Ministry of Economy.Previously, Jalila was a project director for Bedouin tourism in the Negev and Galilee Development Authority. In addition, she served as a member of the assembly of the Broadcasting Authority and a member of the Board of Directors of the Ministry of Culture. In 2010, she established and directed the department for special populations in the Rahat Community Center. In 2008, she established and directed a project for the Kesher organization for parents of children with special needs in the Bedouin community. In 2007, she directed a project to empower Bedouin women for the Shatil organization. In this role, she developed projects to integrate Bedouin women into the community and employment.

About

Jalila is the mother of three children.

Education

Jalila holds two bachelor's degrees: one in law (LLB) from Sapir College and another in Hebrew language and literature from Ben Gurion University of the Negev. Additionally, she has a librarian certification from Beit Berl College and Ben Gurion University and a certificate in facilitating bi-national groups from Sapir College.

Fadi Elobra

Founder and CEO, TalenTeam – Placement of Arab Academics

Professional background

Fadi is a serial social-business entrepreneur.He has established and managed a number of successful social impact businesses including Duroos, which aims to make higher education more accessible for the Arab population. He has won several prestigious local and international awards for his work in the field. For the past year, Fadi has been working as the program manager for the Collective Impact initiative. In this role he oversees the strategic direction of the Collective’s activities, integrates new models and tools and partners with local NGOS to maximize impact.

About

Fadi was born in Rahat where he lives today with his wife Dunywa and their child. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family whether it be hiking, traveling or playing at home.

Education

Fadi studied structural engineering with a focus on project management at Ben Gurion University in the Negev.

Netanel Elyashiv

Educator at the Eli Pre-Military Academy, Author, Publisher & Publicist

Professional background

Netanel is an Educator at the Eli Pre-Military Academy, Author, Publisher & Publicist. Previously, Netanel has served as the rabbi and teacher-educator at the Bnei-David Pre-army Preparatory Academy. He is also the founder and publisher of the Torah Building Institute and the Noga Book publishing company.Netanel writes and lectures to various audiences throughout the country about Judaism and current affairs. His columns are published on leading websites, printed media and Shabbat pamphlets. In the IDF, Netanel served as a fighter and commander in the paratroopers’ brigade.

About

Netanel studied in Mercaz HaRav Kook for four years, in the Yeshivat Har Hamor for additional four years, and in the army veterans’ yeshiva in Eli for two years. He holds an executive MPA from Tel Aviv University and a BA in psychology. Currently he is completing his rabbinical ordination certification through the Chief Rabbinate of Israel

Education

Netanel studied in Mercaz HaRav Kook for four years, in the Yeshivat Har Hamor for additional four years, and in the army veterans’ yeshiva in Eli for two years. He holds an executive MPA from Tel Aviv University and a BA in psychology. Currently he is completing his rabbinical ordination certification through the Chief Rabbinate of Israel

Hedva Emuna

Southern District Administrative Manager, Clalit Health Services

Professional background

Hedva became the director of the Southern district of Clalit Health Fund in 2019. For the   previous 18 months served as the fund’s administrative director and from 2014-2018 she  was the administrative director of the Central district. In the framework of her position, she led processes to improve services in the district clinics and to advance employees of the administration and administrative directors in the district.From 2009 to 2015, Hedva managed the administration of Southern Negev, which is responsible for providing services over a wide geographic area for Clalit patients from the Bedouin sector. Previously, she was the administrative director of the largest medical center in the Southern district for five years.Hedva began her work at Clalit Health Fund during her national service as a volunteer in the office of the district director.In 2014, Hedva completed the Mandel Program for Community Leadership in the Negev, a program that emphasizes valued-based leadership.

About

Hedva was born in Beer Sheva where she still lives with her family. She is married to Eitan, an Electronics Engineer who teaches at a high school in Ofakim. She is the mother of four children. In her free time, she enjoys reading, drawing, and volunteers as amentor in various frameworks.

Education

Hedva holds an MBA in business management and a bachelor’s in management from Ben Gurion University. In the framework of the INBAR program, Hedva is studying in the continuing education track in healthcare systems management at Tel Aviv University.

Ben Erely

Principle, Ein Gedi High School

Professional background

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.

About

Ben lives in Kiryat Hayovel in Jerusalem.

Education

Ben has a Bachelor's Degree and a Teacher's Diploma from the 'Revivim' program - a training program for outstanding students for teaching Judaism. At present, Ben is completing his Master's Degree in Contemporary Judaism (majoring in Holocaust Studies). Both degrees are from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Moshiko Erez

Deputy Director, Rishon LeZion Local Authority

Professional background

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.

About

Moshiko is married to Moran and has two children. He lives in Tel-Aviv and enjoys sports and traveling.

Education

Moshiko has an LL.B from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and graduated the 'Kolot' Fellows Program between 2012-2013.

Esti Shelly

Esti Shelly

Havi Eyal

CEO of the Jordan Valley Regional Council Community Center

Professional background

Since 2010, Havi has served as CEO of the JordanValley regional council Community Center (registeredassociation), which is part of the Israel Association ofCommunity Centers’ community center chain. In herrole as CEO, she is responsible for all leisure, society andcommunity fields in the regional council: day care centersfor infants, after school activities for children and youth,holidays and events – youth center and a center for theelderly, as well as culture and sports at the authoritycouncil. Before her current position, Havi served ascoordinator of the preschoolers division, and coordinatorof the northern branch of the center, and before that she worked as a teacher.

About

Havi lives in Shadmot Mehola with her husband and four children. In her free time, she likes to read, learn and knit.

Education

Havi is an MBA candidate with a sub-specialty in management from Ariel University. She has an MA in administration, accounting and Bible from the Jerusalem College for Girls – Bayit VaGan, and a teacher’s certificate.

Eyal Kaminka

Eyal Kaminka

Dganit Fachima

Senior Director at the Haredi Sports Department, Jerusalem Municipality

Professional background

Since 2000, Dganit has served as director at the Haredi sports department in Jerusalem municipality’s sports division. She is in charge of all fields of sports and related intramunicipal and extra-municipal interfaces concerning the Haredi sector. She oversees strategic planning, municipal policy making in fields of education for a healthy lifestyle, leads pioneering projects for the entire population in various fields of sports and informal education and strives for collaboration. She works closely with the municipality on issues related to conflict management and resolution.

About

Dganit lives in Jerusalem, with her husband and eight children. Most of her free time is dedicated to sports, conflict resolution, art and cooking.

Education

Dganit has an MA in conflict management and resolution from Ben Gurion University and a BA in educational administration from Bar Ilan University. She also holds a senior teacher’s certificate and a mediator’s certificate. She is an alumna of the UN’s Interpeace Program for conflict resolution, as well as courses for leadership and management, employee empowerment, management psychology, etc.

Rana Fahoum

Chief Inspector, Jerusalem District, Ministry of Education

Professional background

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 Englishlanguage school of the Hebrew University and taught ESL courses.

About

Rana lives in Jerusalem. She is married and the mother of three children. She enjoys reading, swimming and studying and is a social and feminist activist

Education

Rana holds a BA in international relations and English linguistics from the Hebrew University. She holds an MA in English linguistics also from the Hebrew University and another master’s degree in political science from Tel Aviv University. Rana is a graduate of the 21st cohort of Mandel School for Educational Leadership.

Muhana Fares

Director of the National Programs Division, Ministry of Education

Professional background

Mohana oversees the national programs division for the Ministry of Education. Between 2009 and 2014 he was in charge of education in the Druze and Circassiancommunities and prior to that, served as the Israel’s northern district’s inspector of the education in the Druze society. After two years of studies in the Mandel School forEducational Leadership, Muhana worked in the Ministry’s headquarters in Jerusalem from 2003 to 2007. He worked on the implementation of the Shoshni committee’s report on differential budgeting and was in charge of wages in the economy and budgeting administration.Muhana also founded and managed the Yarka High School for the sciences and the community school in Hurfeish. He began his career in education as a math and computer science teacher at a number of high schools throughout the Galilee region.

About

Muhana holds a BA in mathematics and statistics as well as a master’s degree in managing educational systems both from Haifa University. He is also a graduate of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership.

Education

Muhana resides in the village of Hurfeish. He is married to Ghaida and the father of three. In his nonexistent free time, he enjoys reading about the philosophy of science.

Alzinaty Faten

Coordinator for Arab Programming and Director of the “Chicago” Center, an Arab-Jewish Community Center, Lod Municipality, Kedem NGO

Professional background

Fatten is the Coordinator of Arab Programming and Director of the Chicago Center, an Arab-Jewish Community Center in Lod, a part of the NGO Kedem. Previously Fatten was a member of the Lod Community Forum for Arbitration and worked as a counselor in educational arbitration at the Al Manar School, also in in Lod, for four years. Fatten was a member of the Community Forum for Construction and Renovation in Lod, while holding workshops and arbitration groups in the Arab and Jewish sectors. Fatten started her career in education and community work as a homeroom teacher and social coordinator at the Neve Shalom Wahat al-Salam bilingual school. Fatten set up the Council for Civil Organization of Residents in Lod, heads the forum for multi-cultural community dialogue at the Gishur Center in Ramle and serves as a board member of the Lod Foundation.

About

Fatten lives in Lod with her family.

Education

BA in Arabic and History and a teacher’s certificate from the Beit Berl College. She is currently studying for an MA in Conflict Management and Resolution.

Nurit Felter-Eitan

Head of the Strategic, Public Relations & International Affairs Department, PUA - Public Utility Authority - Electricity Regulation

Professional background

Nurit is the Head of the Strategic, Public Relations & International Affairs Department of the PUA – Public Utility Authority – Electricity Regulation. She is responsible for representing the Authority, developing and formulating public policy, and branding and setting its public relationsstrategies. Previously Nurit served as the Plenary Secretary and Spokesperson of the Electricity Regulation. Before that Nurit worked at Yediot Achronot as an economic, political and parliamentary journalist and as the Chief Editor of the student magazine at the Hebrew University. She also headed the Center for Communication and Telecommunications Systems at Intel. Nurit volunteered as a member of the Dror Tali school committee encouraging reading and learning about current issues in Jerusalem high schools. She also edited a newspaper with high school students.

About

Nurit lives in Mevasseret Zion. In her free time she is physically active, and especially loves long distance running.

Education

MA in Political Science and BA in Economics and Political Science, both from Hebrew University.

Firas Kazmouz

Firas Kazmouz

Firas Khawaled

Firas Khawaled

Benyamin Fisher

Vice President, ATID Education and Schools Network

Professional background

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.

About

Benyamin lives on Kibbutz Merav with his family.

Education

Ph.D. in Education from the E.L.T.E University in Budapest, MA in Educational Management from Derby University, a BA in Education from the Jerusalem College and a B.Ed.

Roni Flamer

CEO, 'Or Movement'

Professional background

Since 2002 Roni has served as the Founder and CEO of the 'Or Movement'. The movement's goal is to develop and settle the Negev and Galilee areas and work towards a holistic solution for young people and affordable housing in the periphery. Today the Or Movement is a central player in the issue of settlement and housing and partners with the government on decision making involving the periphery and advancing dozens of projects in the Negev and Galilee. Under Roni's leadership the movement has settled approximately 25,000 residents in these areas and has been actively involved in regulation concerning housing and advancing the Israeli geographic periphery.During his military service, Roni served as a combat soldier and Team Commander in the 'Egoz' unit.

About

Roni lives in Yeruham and, in his spare time, likes to draw and sketch.

Education

Roni graduated the 'Yatir' pre-military academy and is among the first class of the 'Otzem' Alumni Program combining agriculture and settlement in the Negev and Galilee with values, morals and learning Torah.

Roy Folkman

Strategic Advisor

Professional background

Roy is a Strategic Advisor. Previously, he served as 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.

About

Roy is married to Kim and has two children. He enjoys camping and hiking, Judaic studies and community and economic development in Jerusalem and the periphery.

Education

Roy has a Master's Degree in Public Policy and a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Middle East studies, both from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is a Wexner Israel Fellowship graduate with a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University.

Rachelle Sprecher Fraenkel

Rachelle Sprecher Fraenkel

Orli Miriam Frenkel

Medical Advisor, Chief Physician’s Office, Clalit Health Services

Professional background

Orli currently serves as a Medical Advisor at the Chief Physician’s Office, Clalit Health Services, as part of her residency in medical administration. At the Chief Physician’s office, Orli focuses on health policy planning and is working on key policy initiatives within the Clalit Health Services. As part of her  esidency, Orli recently completed a one-year rotation as a Medical Advisor to the Director General of the Ministry of Health, where she took part in major reforms within the healthcare system. From 2010 to 2014, Orli worked as a family physician throughout south Tel Aviv through Clalit Heath Services, first as a resident and then as a specialist. In addition to her clinical work, Orli was responsible for projects to meet the needs of the diverse populations in south Tel Aviv. These include initiatives for smoking cessation and projects to empower patients with chronic illnesses. The Israel Association of Family Physicians awarded one of her initiatives with an excellence prize, and she has gone on to present at conferences in Israel and abroad.Orli is also dedicated to tackling health literacy challenges. She has served since 2011 as a medical consultant to the advisory committee of Telesofia Medical Ltd., an Israeli company that provides tailored medical information to patients through video clips. She is also advancing a national initiative to adapt the medical healthcare system to patient’s health literacy demands. In addition, Orli was a member of the curriculum development team for a number of medical courses, both at Hebrew University and Tel Aviv University. As part of her social activism, in the 011 Physician’s Protest, Orli was part of the core team of family medicine practitioners dedicated to strengthening the public primary-medicine system. Orli has also volunteered for initiatives working to minimize gaps in healthcare, both in think tanks and in clinical work.Medical Specialization: Orli is a board-certified family physician. She completed her residency in the Clalit Health Services, and her medical internship at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center.

About

Orli was born in the United States and immigrated to Israel with her family when she was 15. Orli lives in Tel Aviv with her young son. In her spare time Orli sings in a choir, and if she weren’t a doctor she would be involved in social entrepreneurship.

Education

Orli holds an MD from Tel Aviv University and a Masters in Public Health from Harvard University. As part of the INBAR Healthcare Management program, Orli is studying at Tel Aviv University towards a MBA degree, with a focus on health systems management.

Yael Frisch

Senior Director, Head of the Interior Affairs and Environmental Protection...

Yael Frisch

Senior Director, Head of the Interior Affairs and Environmental Protection Unit, Accountant General, Ministry of Finance

Raz Froilich

CEO, Israel Community Centers Association

Professional background

Raz was recently appointed as Executive Director of 'The Israel Association of Community Centers', a government enterprise owned by the Ministry of Education. Prior to his current position, Raz was Sales Manager for Israel and Eastern Europe at 'Amdocs', the world's leading provider of mission-critical billing and CRM systems. Between 2005 and 2008, Raz was the Executive Director of 'Acharai Follow Me!' - A national social educational organization, working with more than 3,000 young adults, developing leadership skills and promoting social involvement among youth in the socioeconomic periphery. Prior to that, Raz served as the organization's CFO In the military, Raz served as a combat soldier and officer in an elite unit, and today is a Reserve Platoon Commander with the rank of Major.

About

Raz is married with two children and lives in Kochav Yair. He is an enthusiastic triathlete, also experienced in orienteering, rock climbing and scuba diving.

Education

Raz has an MBA Degree majoring in Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Finance from Tel-Aviv University and a B.Sc. Degree from Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, in Industrial Engineering and Management, specializing in Production and Operations.

Ido Frommer

Director, Yeruham municipal education division

Professional background

Ido is the director of the Yerucham education branch. In February 2013, he retired from the Air Force after 25 years of service with the rank of lieutenant colonel. In the framework of his service, he performed most roles in the field of unmanned aircraft and commanded the school for training unmanned aircraft operators.Ido is a mathematics teacher and until 2019, he directed the Regional Center for Science and Technology Education in Yerucham. He gives lectures in various forums in the fields of technology education in the periphery and combat ethics.

About

do lives in Yerucham. He is married and the father of four children. His wife is a carpenter, maintenance and construction supervisor. He has many hobbies, mainly connected to the worlds of music and extreme sports.

Education

Ido holds a master’s in mathematics education from the Kibbutzim College, and a bachelor's in mathematics and computer science from Bar Ilan University. He is a graduate of the squadron commanders training course and the Ministry of Education’s principals’ course.

Shai Fruchtman

Director of Education Department, Even Yehuda Municipality

Professional background

Shai is the Director of the Education Department in Even Yehuda Municipality and is responsible for all the ages in the education system.Shai was the director of the elementary and junior high schools’department in the Netanya Municipality. He managed 53schools that serve the city’s diverse population groups.Prior to this role, Shai served as the principal of the AshalimSchool in Holon for eight years and, together with theschool’s staff, was awarded many prizes. Shai was also alecturer and pedagogic facilitator in the history subspecialtyat Kibbutzim College and an educator at the A.D. GordonSchool in Tel Aviv.

About

Shai holds a PhD in history and education from Tel Aviv University. He holds a certificate in management of educational systems and management of educational divisions. Shai received an MA in American Studies (education in the 20th century and the influence of social processes) with honors, and has a certificate in teaching history from Kibbutzim College.

Education

Shai holds a PhD in history and education from Tel Aviv University. He holds a certificate in management of educational systems and management of educational divisions. Shai received an MA in American Studies (education in the 20th century and the influence of social processes) with honors, and has a certificate in teaching history from Kibbutzim College.

Gal Gabay

Commanding Officer of Journalism Pre-Military Course, Talk Show Host & Editor, Galei Tzahal & Documentary Filmmaker

Professional background

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 Galei Tzahal radio station as a commanding officer.

About

Gal lives in Tel Aviv with her husband and their three children.

Education

Gal is currently studying toward a degree in law.

Tamir Gabay

CEO, Tel Aviv Convention Center

Professional background

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 beganhis career with the Israeli Scouts working in a variety of education roles before managing its northern leadership division.

About

Tamir holds a B.Ed. and a teaching certificate from the Kibbutzim College. He has a master’s degree in political science from the Bar Ilan University and he studied for an MA in education administration at Tel Aviv University.

Education

Tamir holds a B.Ed. and a teaching certificate from the Kibbutzim College. He has a master’s degree in political science from the Bar Ilan University and he studied for an MA in education administration at Tel Aviv University.

Hadas Gabay-Larom

CEO, Nova Organization

Professional background

Hadas has served as CEO of 'Nova' since 2010, an organization that offers strategic and organizational consultancy to nonprofit organizations in Israel. Additionally, Hadas represents the nonprofit sector at the Prime Minister's Office inter-sector round table. Prior to Nova, Hadas was an independent consultant in the nonprofit and private sectors, facilitating business development in organizations specializing in corporate responsibility.  From 2005 to 2007, Hadas worked as a consultant for 'Shaldor', Israel's leading business and strategic consultancy firm. Hadas served as an observer on the Lebanese border.

About

Hadas is married with one child and lives in Kfar Uria.

Education

Hadas has a Master's Degree with Honors in Environmental Studies from Tel-Aviv University, majoring in the Cost Structure for ‘Green Building', and a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem - the 'Amirim' program for outstanding scholars.

Hanadi Gabin

Director of kinder garden department ,Municipality of Rahat

Professional background

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.

About

Hanadi was born in Tur’an and moved to Rahat after getting married. She and her husband have a son Suliman. In her free time, Hanadi enjoys traveling and getting to know new places.

Education

Hanadi has a master’s degree in Educational Administration from Achva College, and a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education specializing in the sciences from Ohalo College.

Noga Gal

Director of Physical Therapy School, The Director General’s Special Adviser...

Noga Gal

Director of Physical Therapy School, The Director General’s Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women, Shamir (Asaf Haroffe) Medical Center

Galia Granot

Israel Deputy Director, Ruderman Family Foundation

Galia Granot

Israel Deputy Director, Ruderman Family Foundation

Hila Ganor-Schindel

Hila Ganor-Schindel

Ronny Linder Ganz

Health Policy Reporter and Columnist, TheMarker – Haaretz

Professional background

In 2008 Ronny joined Haaretz’s Business section, TheMarker, to launch a column on healthcare policy. Since then she has continued to research and write columns on the healthcare system with a focus on economic policies. Previously Ronny was a consumer reporter, researching and writing articles on topics ranging from the cost of living to exposing consumer injustices. Before that Ronny was the assistant to the CEO and Deputy Spokesperson of the Israel Consumer Council. In 2001 Ronny helped to found the Journalists Association and continues to be a member.

About

MA in Labor Studies and BA in Psychology and Communications, both from Tel Aviv University.

Education

Ronny lives in Tel Aviv, and is mother to Beeri, Uri and Gali. In her free time, she loves cinema and literature, especially on the Holocaust, and at every opportunity visits Jerusalem, a city close to her heart.

Jakob Gedanken

Head of Dealing Room - Financial Market Division, Israel Discount Bank - Financial Market Division

Professional background

For over a year, Jakob has been the director of the business room at Bank Discount. This position for him is closing a circle, for he began his professional career in 2001 as a trader in the exact same business room.Jakob is an expert in managing financial risk, currency hedging and trading, and in interest and currency derivatives. Previously he was a consultant to corporations and to diverse institutional and financial bodies.In recent years he filled several positions in the bank, among them director of the asset and liability management unit, and director of the capital unit of the Discount Group.For three years, he was the finance and operations manager of a company dealing in trade and export of non-ferrous metal wastes.

About

Jakob lives in Givat Shmuel with his wife Ayelet and their four children – Mika, Itay, Alon and Ori. He enjoys hiking and nature. In recent years, he has been hiking the Israel trail. He enjoys reading, mainly historical novels and biographies.

Education

Jakob holds a master’s in finance and a bachelor's in economics and business management, both from Bar-Ilan University.

Ester Gefen

Director of the Community and Welfare Department at the Emek Yizrael Regional Council

Professional background

As director of the Community and Welfare Department at the Emek Yizrael regional council, Eti is in charge ofthirty social workers, and works to shape and advance the authority’s social-community policy, and strengthen theresilience of underserved populations. She also serves as a member of the board of directors of the Shalem Fund, as arepresentative of the regional councils in Israel.In her previous role, Eti managed the department for social services at Emek Yizrael regional council andMegiddo regional council. Before that, she managed the community service unit at Ramat Gan municipality. In thisrole, Eti worked to implement and manage municipal community programs and establish municipal welfare services using public participation processes.

About

Eti lives in Shimshit in Emek Yizrael, which she and her family took part in establishing 17 years ago. She is married and has two sons. In her free time, she travels, reads books and works to advance her town.

Education

Eti holds an MA (with honors) in social work in the administration and community work track and a BA (with honors) in social work, both from Bar Ilan University. Eti also took various courses in management, coaching and mediation

Yuval Geffen

Director of Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, Rambam Health Care Campus

Professional background

Yuval has served as the Director of the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory at the Rambam Health Care Campus since 2012. Yuval oversees the diagnostic clinical lab with a staff of 21 clinicians managing over 170,000 tests per year. He is also responsible for performing advanced diagnoses for disease-causing pathogens for hospitalized patients, for the development of advanced molecular diagnosis tests as well as for the planning and creation of cross-hospital work plans. In addition, Yuval is a lecturer at the Technion's medical faculty and a member of different professional committees of both the hospital and the Ministry of Health.Between 2008 and 2012, Yuval managed the unit for molecular diagnosis of the clinical microbiology laboratory at Rambam hospital. In this capacity, he managed the unit specializing in the molecular diagnosis of microorganisms in clinical samples, developing work methods and research used for staff training.His voluntary activities include advancement of the professional status of medical laboratories employees. Yuval is a member of the Israeli Society for Clinical Laboratory Sciences and supports training and educational programs of the Rambam Hospital for Haifa area high school students.Yuval is the representative of his home community Lotem, in the Misgav Regional Council's assembly where he works to advance educational services in the Council's peripheral communities.

About

Yuval lives in Lotem in the Misgav Regional Council.

Education

Yuval holds a B.Sc. in biology from Tel Aviv University, an M.Sc. with honors and a Ph.D. from the biotechnology and molecular microbiology department of Tel Aviv University. In addition, he has an MHA from Haifa University. In the Inbar program, Gilad is studying for a master's degree in business administration specializing on medical services management at Tel Aviv University.

Genet Dasa

CEO, Olim-Beyahd

Genet Dasa

CEO, Olim-Beyahd

Nechami Genis

CEO, Ayalim Foundation

Professional background

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.

About

Currently resides in Ashalim

Education

Nechami holds a master’s degree in labor studies from Tel Aviv University, and a bachelor’s degree in behavioral sciences from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

Lilach Geva

CEO of Katzrin Local Council

Professional background

Lilach serves as CEO of the local council, head of humanresources and women’s advancement consultant to thehead of the local council. Before that, she was a regionalmentor in the Israeli Association for Community Centers,director of the Katzrin community center and director ofJordan Valley regional community center.

About

Lilach lives in Katzrin with her husband and three children. She spends her free time with her family, and enjoys baking.

Education

Lilach has an MA in systems management and community work and a BA in social work, both from Haifa University. Lilach is an organizational consultant and group facilitator.

Ori Gil

Head of Civil Society Department for Elka Institute for Leadership and Government, JDC Israel

Professional background

Since 2014, Ori has served as the Director of the Civil Society Department at the Elka Institute for Leadership and Government at JDC Israel. As the director, Ori is responsible for a joint venture of seven different government municipalities with JDC Israel. Prior to that, Ori served as the program manager and led policy development processes at the Institute.From 2011 to 2012, Ori worked as a consultant at GIL-GSC Strategic Management Consulting in the BDO group and offered strategic consulting services to a range of companies on a variety of matters. In addition, in 2010, Ori served as the head of a consulting team on the NOVA project for professional volunteerism and volunteered as a consultant to NGOs working to strengthen the younger population in the South. His team was awarded the title “Outstanding Team”.

About

Currently resides in Tel Aviv

Education

Ori earned a master’s degree cum laude in the Honors MBA program at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Ori earned his bachelor’s degree in philosophy and interdisciplinary studies from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In addition, Ori holds a certificate in mediation and a teaching certificate.

Noga Gil

 Director of the Education and Community Division, Valley of the Springs Educational Council

Professional background

Noga has served as the Director of the Education and Community Division at the Emek Maayanot (Valley of the Springs) Educational Council since 2009. As part of her responsibilities, she built the division, led the strategic planning for a ten-year educational strategy to promote education and community. Noga is currently implanting this plan. Previously Noga served as a co-principal at the Shaked high school in Sde Eliyahu and as vice principal, pedagogic coordinator and homeroom teacher.Within the community, Noga is an activist for religiousfeminism processes and in the past was involved in the Shelef project which encourages12th graders to complete their high school studies in development towns.

About

Noga lives on Maale Gilboa. She is married and a mother to five wonderful children. She spends most of her free time raising her family, learning Torah and reading.

Education

MA in Jewish Studies (magna cum laude) at Touro College and BA and BEd in Talmud at Bar Ilan University. She is also a graduate of the school principals’ training course.

Gil Krumer

Gil Krumer

Amir Ginossar

Head of Export and Foreign Trade, Agricultural Department

Professional background

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.

About

Amir lives in Mesilat Zion, he is married to Noa and a father to Yuval, Neta and Adar. Amir loves hiking, climbing, rappelling and riding his bike.

Education

Amir has an Executive MBA (EMBA) Degree, receiving the Dean's Award for Excellence, and a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Psychology, both from Tel- Aviv University.

Eitan Ginzburg

Member of Knesset, Blue & White Party, Chair, Knesset House Committee

Professional background

Eitan currently serves as the Chair of the Knesset's House Committee and as a Member of Knesset on behalf of the Blue & White party. He formerly served as the Mayor of Ra'anana and the Chairman of the city’s Building and Planning Committee. Prior to that, Eitan served as CEO of a private enterprise, as an advisor to former Member of Knesset, Matan Vilnai and as a communications consultant to the Deputy Defense Minister.Earlier on in his career, Eitan served as Ra'anana's Labor Party's Secretary and was active in Hitorerut (Awakening), a movement advocating equality, encouraging the recruitment of ultra-orthodox students into the military and improving reserve soldiers' rights. In addition, Eitan was among the founders of Different Israel, a mass movement for young people that articulated both a vision, as well as a strategic plan for creating a better Israel.

About

Eitan lives in Ra'anana, loves listening to Israeli music and reading biographies and history books.

Education

Eitan has a Master's Degree in Political Science from Tel-Aviv University and an LL.B Degree as well as a Bachelor's Degree in Government Studies, both from IDC Herzliya. Eitan is licensed and certified to practice Law in Israel.

Inbar Harush Gity

CEO, Aharai! & CEO "Pnima"

Professional background

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.

About

Inbar lives in Shoham. She spends her free time doing long distance running, and with her family.

Education

MA in Public Policy in the Honors program and BA in Psychology and Biology, both from the Hebrew University. Inbar has also completed a BEd at the Beit Berl College.

Gili Givaty

Medical Advisor to Hospital Management, Sheba Medical Center

Professional background

Gili serves as a Medical Advisor to Hospital Management, Sheba Medical Center, as part of a board certified fellowship in healthcare management. She initially began working in the office of the Deputy Director General of the Ministry of Health, and has transitioned to the Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer. Previously, Gili served as the Deputy Head of the Neurological Department at the Sheba Medical Center where she was responsible for inpatient care, including liaising with other hospital departments and ambulatory care as well as managing the training program for interns and students.Gili worked as the Medical Director of the Sleep Institute at the Assuta Medical Center, where she oversaw research activities, clinical updates and trainings for new doctors.Medical SpecializationGili is specializing in healthcare management following a residency in neurology and sleep research. She completed her neurology specialization at the Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer and her internship in medicine at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center.

About

Gili lives on Moshav Eitan, a religious moshav near Kiryat Gat with her husband Marcel, a farmer and their four children. She is secular and prefers the rural lifestyle in the periphery. Gili is involved in her local community and would like to help more youth from the periphery pursue professions in healthcare

Education

Gili holds an MD from the Ben Gurion University. As part of the INBAR Healthcare Management program, Gili is studying at Tel Aviv University towards an MBA degree, with a focus on health systems management.

Elon Glassberg

Head of the Medical Department, IDF Medical Corps

Professional background

Since 2017, Elon has served as commander of the IDF Center for Health Services, and director of the health services department in the Medical Corps. From 2014-2017, Elon served as the health commander of the Northern command, and prior to that as director of the operational medical branch of the Chief Medical Officer Headquarters. Elon helped formulate the Medical Corps’ strategic program for preventing preventable deaths, known as “My Brother’s Keeper.”Elon is an airborne physician in Unit 669 and has taken part in several humanitarian missions around the world. From 2013-2017, he participated and led the mission for providing medical assistance to Syrian refugees who arrived in Israel and requested assistance.Elon is a member of the organizing committee of the THOR International Network (The Hemostasis and Oxygenation Research Network), which stands at the forefront of the field of advanced resuscitation.Recently it was agreed that Elon will become the next chief medical officer and he is expected to begin this role in the coming months.Elon is a specialist in general surgery and holds an appointment as a professor of surgery at Bar Ilan University – in the Faculty of Health Sciences in Zefat, and an appointment as an associate professor of surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, MD.

About

Elon is married and is the father of three children. He enjoys hiking.

Education

Elon holds an MD and a Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) - both degrees from Ben Gurion University. In the framework of the INBAR program, Elon is studying in the continuing education track in healthcare systems management at Tel Aviv University.

Osnat Golan

VP Communications, digital & sustainability, Strauss Group

Professional background

Osnat is the director of global communications and sustainability for the Strauss Group and is responsible for building trust with all the Group’s stakeholders in Israel and overseas. In this position, she oversees 360-degree relationships with stakeholders and those impacted by the company’s activities. Over the past eight years, she has led, among other activities, the digital transformation in the Group in a way that ensures that traditional industry adapts itself to the changes brought about by accelerated digital development.

About

Osnat is a resident of the Krayot (small cities on the outskirts of Haifa). She is married to Avi and the mother of three grown children. In her free time, she enjoys sports and traveling.

Education

Osnat holds a master’s in organizational sociology and a bachelor's in political science and sociology, both from the University of Haifa.

Branit Golan-Yosubash

Supervisor of Professional Development, Jerusalem Region, Ministry of Education

Branit Golan-Yosubash

Supervisor of Professional Development, Jerusalem Region, Ministry of Education

Yair Goldman

Director of the Operations Division, Lod Municipality

Professional background

Since 2016, Yair has served as director of the operationsdivision in Lod. In this position, he oversees infrastructureprojects, business licensing and work force development.Yair has been working at Lod municipality since 2013,when he took part in the process of transitioning froman appointed committee to the election of the currentmayor, Yair Revivo. Before that, Yair worked in securityand zone management in the city and in Lod and KiryatOno authorities, and managed two nonprofit organizationsworking in the fields of society and education. Yair servesas a reserve company commander in the armored corps.

About

Yair lives in Lod with his wife and five children.

Education

Yair has an MBA from Ono Academic College, a BA in education and a teacher’s certificate. Yair is also a consultant.

Ofira Goldwasser

Director of Training & Organizational Development, Osem-Nestle

Professional background

In her current role, Ofira is the Director of Training & Organizational Development, Osem-Nestle. Previously, Ofira was the Director of Management Human Resources and Welfare Manager at Osem Group. Prior to that, 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.

About

Ofira grew up in Rehovot and after completing her BA moved with her husband to the southern town of Arad. The south proved to be an inspirational backdrop for Ofira’s career and commitment to building a stronger Israel. Today she resides with her husband and two daughters in Me

Education

Ofira holds a BA from the faculty of biotechnology and food engineering at the Technion and an MBA from Ben Gurion University. In addition, she was trained as senior mentor in the Osem Group.

Israel Golomb

Executive Director of the Kindergartens, Agudat Yisrael, Coordinator of the Forum of Haredi Local Municipalities

Professional background

Yisrael joined the Network as executive director in 2015 and is responsible for 350 kindergartens located in 32 local municipalities throughout the country.In 2005 Yisrael was nominated to manage the forum for local Haredi municipalities. Working with several municipalities he led efforts to promote education, cultural projects and more. Earlier in his career, Yisrael served as bureau chieffor Rabbi Yisrael Meir Uri Maklev, a former deputy speaker of the Knesset. As bureau chief Yisrael pursued a number of amendments to consumers’ laws to further benefit all Israeli citizens.

About

Yisrael received extensive religious education and is a graduate of a mediation course with the Gevim Group.

Education

Yisrael received extensive religious education and is a graduate of a mediation course with the Gevim Group.

Ayelet Golomb-Pelner

Supervisor of the Upper Division of Keshet Ram in Jerusalem & Chairman, Amidar Audit Committee

Professional background

Ayelet serves as Supervisor of the Upper Division of Keshet Ram in Jerusalem & Chairman, Amidar Audit Committee. Ayelet previously served as a managing partner at Agmon & Co., Rosenberg Hacohen & Co. law offices, having practiced at the office as an attorney since 1997. During that time, Ayelet also formulated civic education programs and trained teachers for civic education at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and at The Gilo Center for Citizenship Democracy and Civic Education. Ayelet was also an 11th grade civics teacher at the Giva't Gonen School in Jerusalem. Ayelet led the reestablishment of The Argentina School in Jerusalem that faced closure and served as chairwoman on the school's parents committee. Ayelet served as an instructor for the Education Officers Course, and facilitated educational programs at the Mount Gilo Military Academy for Commanders' Education, Jerusalem.

About

Ayelet is married with three children and lives in Jerusalem.

Education

Ayelet holds an LL.B from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, combined with a unit in Education and is certified and licensed to practice law in Israel.

Yonit Golub Serkin

Managing Director, MassChallenge Israel

Yonit Golub Serkin

Managing Director, MassChallenge Israel

Yona Goodman

VP Education & Pedagogy, Yeshivot Bnei Akiva Hemed Council Member

Professional background

Yona previously served as Director of the Yeshivot Bnei Akiva educational network's Education Department. He is also a member of the mamlachti religious education council, the statutory body that oversees Israel's mamlachti religious education policies.Over the years, Yona has worked both in formal education and informal education. For 12 years, he was active in a national nonprofit organization that assisted communities in processing loss and trauma, especially in the context of terror attacks and wars. He also coordinated a national rehabilitation project for youth displaced from the Gush Katif settlement bloc, served as secretary general of the Bnei Akiva youth movement and more.Yona worked in a variety of management and teaching positions at the Orot Israel College of Education, including training educators and establishing and managing of the institution for developing educational leadership.

About

Yona was born in the United States. He lives in Peduel with his wife, Bracha, and their six children.

Education

Yona studied in the HaGolan Yeshivat Hesder in the Golan Heights and in the local Kollel. He has a doctorate in education from Hebrew University School of Education.In addition, he has taken dozens of continued education professional courses on a variety of topics from a certification in mediation to annual courses on coping with trauma and disasters.

Dasi Gordon

CEO, Community Administration in Jerusalem, IACC Israel Association of Community Centers Ltd.

Professional background

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.

About

Dasi lives in Jerusalem. She is married and is the mother of four children: Adina, Udi, Refael and Shuki. Dasi enjoys reading, meeting people, and having interesting debates.

Education

Dasi holds a BA and an MBA (with distinction), with a specialty in finance. She also holds a teaching certificate.

Tali Goren

VP of Regulation and Corporate Communication, Keshet Media Group

Professional background

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.

About

Tali lives in Ramat HaSharon with her husband and their four children. She enjoys reading, long-distance running, good food and good music.

Education

Tali has a graduate degree in law from Bar Ilan University, another graduate degree in political science and political communication from Tel Aviv University, and an undergraduate degree in communication and management from the College of Management.

Vered Goshen

Director of Strategic Planning & Head of the Urban Innovation Team, Be'er Sheva Municipality

Professional background

The Bloomberg Foundation in Be’er Sheva is partnered with the Be’er Sheva Foundation to promote urban renewal efforts. Vered manages the team and provides strategic direction to all initiatives and programs. Previously, she worked as the Vice Manager of the Ministry for the Development of the Negev, managing a budget of more than NIS 100 million. She played a role in the 546 government decision with regard to the Negev and worked on various economic development projects in the area. Previously, Vered served as a Senior Project Manager for the PORI Institute for Market Research and managed research and strategy for global brands.

About

Vered was born and raised in Be’er Sheva. Today she lives in Mishmar HaNegev with her partner Ron and their four children – Shay, Yuval, Ziv and Lior. On weekends she enjoys spending time with her family as well as jogging and hiking.

Education

Vered has an MA in Business Management and a BA with honors in Hotel and Tourism Management both from Ben Gurion University of the Negev.

Hoshea Gottlieb

Prime Minister's Office

Professional background

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.

About

Currently resides in Jerusalem

Education

Hoshea holds a Master’s degree from Harvard Law School, and a bachelor’s degree in law cum laude from Tel Aviv University. In addition, he studied in the Hebron Yeshiva and Mir Yeshiva in Jerusalem.

Amit Granek

Municipal Programs and Strategy, Russell Berrie Foundation

Professional background

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.

About

Currently resides in Mitzpe Hila

Education

Amit was awarded the Chevening Scholarship from the British Government in 2007, while earning his master’s degree in international public policy from University College London. Prior to that, Amit completed his bachelor’s degree in economics and political science cum laude from Tel Aviv University.

Kineret Dahan Granit

Chief of Staff to the Director General of Labor, Ministry...

Kineret Dahan Granit

Chief of Staff to the Director General of Labor, Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs

Shmuel Greenberg

Deputy Mayor, Beit Shemesh Municipality

Professional background

Since 2008, Shmuel has served as the deputy mayor of Beit Shemesh and hasprioritized advancing culture, education and transportation for the city. He also serves as the director of the Beit Shemesh Community Centers Board and works with government ministries to bring new community center branches and subsidiaries to Beit Shemesh. Before joining the mayor’s team, Shmuel worked as MK Moshe Gafni’s parliamentary advisor and managed the ultra-Orthodox population’s cultural department in the Beit Shemesh municipality. Shmuel also worked for many years as a teacher and educator which included his time as a shaliach in Panama. Shmuel founded Talmud Torah, a school in Beit Shemesh.

About

Shmuel lives in Beit Shemesh with his wife and five children. While free time is rare, any time off, he spends traveling with his family.

Education

Shmuel has an MPA from Hebrew University and an LL.B. from Ono Academic College. He also has an equivalent bachelor’s degree in education as well as a certificate in teaching. He is a graduate of both a mediation and project management course and is a Mandel Laedership fellow

Rami Grefat

Director of the Care Risk Management & Public Inquiries, Ziv Medical Center

Professional background

Rami currently serves as the Director of Care Risk Management & Public Inquiries at Ziv Medical Center. Previously, as part of his specialization in healthcare management, Rami served as the medical advisor to the Head of the Public Health Services Office in the Ministry of Health. Before that, Rami served as the Deputy Senior Physician at the Health Bureau in Haifa. While at the Heath Bureau, Rami managed various medical, administrative and educational initiatives. He also served as the Head of the Medical Committees that determine mobility impairment by the National Insurance Institute of Israel. Rami’s professional focus is in the field of immunization. He is a board member in the official committee advising the Ministry of Health on infectious diseases and immunizations, and provides medical consultation for patients concerning vaccination in extreme conditions (complex cases and side effects) and to vaccinating healthcare professionals in the local healthcare clinics and Tipat Halav. Rami is also a lecturer and has spent the past five years speaking about the medical practice and advanced nursing in various hospitals and medical centers in Israel, as well as conventions, schools and community centers. Rami is a volunteer doctor at the Jordan River Village where he accompanies and treats children with chronic diseases and adults with disabilities. His medical specialization is in healthcare management. He completed his residency in public health at the Haifa District Health Bureau, and his medical internship at Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa.

About

Rami lives in Zarzir with his wife Riam and their four children. In his spare time, he enjoys martial arts. If he were not a doctor, he would be a carpenter.

Education

Rami holds an MD from Hebrew University, and an MPH from Haifa University. As part of the INBAR Healthcare Management program, Rami is pursuing an MBA at Tel Aviv University with a focus on healthcare systems administration.

Jonathan Greifman

General Manager, Uber Israel, Uber

Professional background

Yoni has served as the General Manager of Uber Israel since 2014.Yoni is responsible for leading regulatory change and opening the transportation market to competition. Previously Yoni was a consultant and project manager for the Boston Consulting Group, focused on finance, technology, transportation and consumer products. Previously, Yoni was an Israel Air Force pilot and hecurrently serves in reserve duty as a combat captain at the rank of major in the Desert Birds Squadron. Yoni hasbeen a tutor and assistant for more than 20 years at the Yedidya Hostel, a residential facility for individual dealing with developmental delays. He is also a co-president of the Wharton Club of Israel and as part of this role, has brought student delegations from abroad to visit Israel.

About

MBA from the Wharton School of Business Administration at the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in social sciences and humanities (magna cum laude) from the Open University

Education

Yoni lives in Tel Aviv, is married to Rona and father to Gil. He spends his free time training, reading and spending time with his family.

Orly Grunfeld

Deputy Head of medical division, Director of Telemedicine services, Maccabi...

Orly Grunfeld

Deputy Head of medical division, Director of Telemedicine services, Maccabi healthcare services

Shay Gueta

Deputy CIO(budgets and administration), Ministry of Education

Professional background

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 ingovernment at the Ministry of Absorption, in Section A, overseeing the absorption of immigrants from Ethiopia.

About

Shay lives in Jerusalem with his wife, Hagar, and their three children, Nadav, Tamar and Ron.

Education

Shay has a BA in Political Science and Business Administration from the Hebrew University.

Tal Ben Guigui

COO, Nirlat

Professional background

Tal is the COO if Nirlat. Prior to that, Tal was the COO of Brand Industries, one of the leading companies in Israel in the field of production, construction and establishment of national and international projects in the metals industry. While at Brand Industries, Tal managed operations at the production plant in Yeruham, and, at the group’s HQ. He was responsible for driving and implementing cross-organizationalprocesses on the operational level and for the supply chain between the group’s companies.Before this position, Tal served as a senior project managerand regional director at MW Group Israel. While there, heled construction projects in IDF bases in the south and thebuilding of the private power plant, ASE, in Ashdod.

About

Tal lives in Omer, with his wife and three children.

Education

Tal is certified as a PMP by the global PMI, and has a BSc in industrial engineering and management from Ben Gurion University.

Noa Rimon Guperstien

Noa Rimon Guperstien

Michal De Haan

Pedagogic Vice President, Religious (Mamlachti-Dati) Education Administration, Ministry of Education

Professional background

Michal manages the Education Administration’s programming and pedagogic approach to ensure content and curriculum are in line with Ministry standards andobjectives. In this role Michal leads two key initiatives focused on special education programming and the absorption of new immigrants. She also develops emotional-social value based education and develops content for training andenrichment activities. Prior to this role, Michal managed the religious, mamlachtidati,education unit at the youth and society administration in the Ministry of Education with a focus on fostering a religious Zionist identity in participants through theintegration of a value-based educational curriculum. Michal also served as a supervisor in the central district and managed the leadership field in the religious, mamlachtidati, education administration.Michal began her career as a teacher in the Shomron Ulpana in Elkana where she worked as a homeroom teacher, social education coordinator and matriculation coordinator before being promoted to vice principal.

About

Michal and her husband Yehoshua reside in Peduel. They have eight children and three grandchildr

Education

Michal holds an MA in education leadership from the Lights of Israel College and BSc from Hebrew University. She is certified in teaching, organizational development and coaching.

Ibrahim Habib

Director, Five-Year Plan for Development of Bedouin Community in the North, Ministry of Social Equality

Professional background

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 ofthe 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.

About

Ibrahim lives in I’billin, is married to Shadiya Gerzuzi and father to Ava and Haviv. He spends his free time brewing beer and organizing educational and cultural events at his church in I’billin.

Education

MA in Public Policy with a specialization in Conflict Resolution and Arbitration at Tel Aviv University, and BA in Theater and Middle East Studies at the Hebrew University.

Adi Hachmon

Deputy Director of Budgets (Infrastructure), Budget Division, Ministry of Finance

Professional background

Adi focuses on formulating policies in the energy market by advancing cabinet resolutions as well as bills and proposals. She is a member of the general assembly of the Electric Authority and the council of the Natural Gas Authority.Adi coordinated the work of the 2nd Sheshinski Committee and worked toimplement its recommendations until the bill was passed in the Knesset. Earlier in her career, Adi worked on water issues in the Budget Division and also worked to advance reforms in water and sewage treatment. Adi was a Milken Fellow during which she worked with the Bank of Israel and conducted two research projects on the Israeli capital market over the course of two years.

About

Adi lives in Jerusalem and is married to Dan.

Education

Adi holds a BA in economics and cognitive sciences (with distinction) and an MA in financial economocs, both from the Hebrew University

Nir Hacohen

CEO, Beit Berl College

Professional background

Nir is the CEO of Beit Berl College, a multidisciplinary academic institute, specializing in the fields of education, culture, art, society and government.Prior to this position, Nir was CEO at the 'Israel Center for Excellence through Education', an association nurturing and advancing excellence through education as well as education for exceptional students. Earlier, Nir served as Vice President at 'Atidim', fostering a strong public leadership in Israel while bridging gaps between the periphery and the center.Nir served for many years as a fighter pilot in the Israeli Air Force where his last assignment was Flight Academy Commander. Nir continues to serve in reserve duty as a flight instructor.

About

Nir is married to Maya, has three daughters and lives in Ra’anana.

Education

Nir has a Master's Degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Management, both from Tel-Aviv University.

Ori Hacohen

CEO, BDO Maof Ltd

Professional background

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.

About

Ori was born in Jerusalem and currently residents in Tel Aviv.

Education

Ori has an M.ED in Administration and Education from Tel Aviv University, and a law degree with a specialty in governance from the Interdisciplinary Center in Hertzlyia. Ori is a licensed lawyer and a graduate of Israel tour guiding studies.

Hagit Hadad

Deputy Head Nurse, Soroka Medical Center

Hagit Hadad

Deputy Head Nurse, Soroka Medical Center

Hagit Magen

Hagit Magen

Ofer Hahn

Vice President of Buisness Development, Tribu

Professional background

For about a year, Ofer has been the VP of business development of Tribu – a public benefit startup, which aims to revolutionize volunteering worldwide and make a mass movement through connecting volunteers and community needs.Concurrently, he consults for other organizations and projects, among them the leadership of Masa Israel, Ruppin Academic Center, the Rimon School of Music, the Password for Every Student project and more.For the past five years, Ofer was chief of staff and senior advisor to the two most recent Ministers of Education: Shai Piron and Naftali Bennett. In these positions, he was responsible for the policies and large-scale reforms carried out by the Ministry of Education under these Ministers.

About

Ofer lives in Tekoa, in Eastern Gush Etzion. He is 37 years old, is married to Liat and is the father of four children: Shira, Degan, Evyatar and Ahinoam. In his free time, he is a member of the town council and promotes social projects such as “Our Brothers.” His main hobbies are running and snowboarding.

Education

Ofer holds a master’s in public policy from the executive program at Hebrew University, and a Bachelor of Law (LLB) from Ono Academic College.

Yafit Haikin

Director, A.T.I.D Israel Program

Professional background

Yafit is a lecturer in the Department for Community Social Work at Ashkelon Academic College. From 2007 to 2013, Yafit was coordinator of the Community Studies Program, and responsible for the students' professional training. Simultaneously she was active in establishing Lod's Residents' Council and served as the Council's coordinator. In the last municipal elections, Yafit led the political movement 'Yachad'.Between 2008 and 2010 Yafit was the coordinator for community resources at 'Elem', a nonprofit organization providing care for youth at risk and in distress. Yafit was in charge of training and education for the organization's community resource managers and for developing an organizational working model enabling the best utilization of communities' resources and for establishing partnerships.

About

Yafit lives in Lod with her husband and children and loves reading.

Education

Yafit has a Master's Degree in Social Work, majoring in Community Management and a Bachelor's Degree with outstanding distinction, both from Bar-Ilan University.

Haim Shmueli

Haim Shmueli

Fahed Hakim

General Director, EMMS Nazareth Hospital

Fahed Hakim

General Director, EMMS Nazareth Hospital

Gohar Halabi

Treasurer, Ariel Municipality

Professional background

Gohar has served as treasurer in local authorities for thirtyyears, ten of which he worked at the Ariel municipality,and twenty at Yarka local council in the Western Galilee.In his role, Gohar is in charge of management of thefinance department – including procurement andbookkeeping, collection and payroll.

About

Gohar lives in Yarka, where he was born and raised. He is married, has four children and four grandchildren. In his free time, he cares for his cactus collection and spends time with his family and friends.

Education

Gohar has a BA in interdisciplinary social sciences from the Yizrael Valley College. He is also an alumnus of the Financial Management of Local Authorities School in Israel, “local authority treasurer”.

Orit Halamish

Organizational Development Director, Strauss

Orit Halamish

Organizational Development Director, Strauss

Maya Lugassi Ben Hamo

Senior Executive of pedagogy and professional development, Gustave Leven Campus - Beit Yatziv

Professional background

Since 2014, Maya has been the director of the National Center for Professional Development for Teaching Employees at Beit Yatziv of the Rashi Foundation. In this position she is responsible for developing pedagogical enrichment programs for thousands of teaching staff who come from a range of fields, thus influencing the core of educational content to which students in Israel are exposed to.Concurrently, since 2010, Maya has been a senior pedagogy director in science and technology and is responsible for managing R&D to develop innovative models for science education that operate at a national level. Additionally, Maya directs national programs to promote women in science for the space agency and the Ministry of Science including the Future Scientists and SHE SPACE programs.

About

Maya lives in Moshav Otzem in the Lachish Regional Council, with Yossi and their three children: Ben, Lihi and Nitai. In her free time, she enjoys sports, travelling and reading.

Education

Maya holds a PhD in genetic engineering, a master’s in molecular biology, and a bachelor's in life sciences- all from Ben Gurion University of the Negev.

Fayez Hanna

Accountant, In-Charge of Haifa District, Ministry of Interior

Professional background

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.

About

Fayaz lives in Rameh, in the Western Galilee with his wife and three children.

Education

Fayaz holds an MA in internal and public auditing in local authorities and public organizations from the School of Political Sciences, Haifa University, and a BA in accounting and economics from the Hebrew University.

Shanit Harel

Supervising Legal Consultant, Legal Advisor Department, Ministry of Education

Professional background

Shanit began her career in the Legal Department of the Ministry of Science, Culture and Sports (as it was then called), and since 2003 she has been employed in the Legal Department of the Ministry of Education. She is an expert in the field of the support provided by the Ministry to third sector (civil society) organizations and the allocations to local authorities and bodies that operate schools. In this framework, she accompanies a large portion of the flagship programs and the reforms conducted by the Ministry of Education in recent years, including the Nitzanim program, summer vacation school programs and the “second assistant” reform for preschools.

About

Shanit lives in Jerusalem. She is married and the mother of three children. In the past, she volunteered with the Jerusalem Rape Crisis Center and with the Community Advocacy organization. In her free time, she likes to travel within Israel and around the world.

Education

Shanit holds both a master’s and bachelor’s from Hebrew University in Jerusalem and is licensed to practice law.

Limor Harel-Menashe

Director of Innovation, Prime Minister's Office

Professional background

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.

About

Limor is a former professional swimmer in Israel's national swimming team.

Education

Currently, Limor is a Master's Degree student in Organizational Consulting at Tel-Aviv University and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Behavioral Studies and Management, majoring in Human Resources from The College of Management Academic Studies (COMAS).

Limor Bermann Harms

Supervisor, Ministry of education

Professional background

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.

About

Limor lives in Even Yehuda with her husband and three daughters.

Education

Limor has a graduate degree in administration and education policy (magna cum laude) and an undergraduate degree in education and Jewish history, both from Tel Aviv University. She is a graduate from the Mandel Program for Educational Leadership.

Yael Mazuz Harpaz

Director of the High Skilled Employment Division, Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Social Services

Professional background

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.

About

Yael lives in Jerusalem and is a cinema enthusiast.

Education

Yael has a graduate degree in public policy (magna cum laude) and an undergraduate degree in law and economics (summa cum laude), both from Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Abed Eljabar Hasdia

Deputy Commissioner of the Capital Market, Insurance and Savings, Capital Market Authority, Ministry of Finance

Professional background

Abed is responsible for developing the Authority’s strategy, monitoring annual work plans, partnering with other government bodies and institutional entities and advising on key issues and challenges facing the Authority.Before advising the commissioner, Abed managed the Pensions Department, supervising the fund’s activity and regulation in Israel and promoting initiatives to encourage saving for retirement. For the past five years, Abed has volunteered for Shiur Acher, an organization that promotes equality and encourages meaningful civic involvement in the Israeli public school system.

About

Abed lives in Jerusalem with Hanin and their daughter Aya.

Education

Abed is responsible for developing the Authority’s strategy, monitoring annual work plans, partnering with other government bodies and institutional entities and advising on key issues and challenges facing the Authority. Before advising the commissioner, Abed managed the Pensions Department, supervising the fund’s activity and regulation in Israel and promoting initiatives to encourage saving for retirement. For the last five years, Abed has volunteered for Shiur Acher, an organization that promotes equality and encourages meaningful civic involvement in the Israeli public school system.

Suzan Hassan

Director of Strategic Programs, JDC Israel Tevet

Professional background

At JDC Israel Tevet, Suzan serves as Director of Strategic Programs. Previously,  Suzan served as Director of Programs for Arabs and Career Advancement Programs, JDC Israel Tevet.Suzan has amassed signficant experience with regard to employing disadvantaged populations. Previously, she worked at the Myers-JDC Brookdale Institute working on the integration of disadvantaged populations into the labor force. While at the Institute, she focused on assessing a wide range of programs and tools to aid in workforce integration, pathway programs, employment infrastructure and comprehensive government decisions.Suzan managed research studies following programs supporting Arab society and impoverished women, from development to government adoption.In addition to her research work, Suzan has consulted with social and business organizations to tailor  employment programs for disadvantaged populations. She also lecturs on the job market and developing work integration skills at career management units in academic institutes in Jerusalem and southern Israel.

About

Education

Suzan holds a graduate degree in law from Bar Ilan University, another graduate degree in political communication from Tel Aviv University, and an undergraduate degree in communication and management from the College of Management.

Suad Hasson

Internal Auditor and Examiner Public Appeals, Daliyat al-Karmel Council

Professional background

Suad joined the local council in 2002 as internal auditor. In this role she is tasked with oversight identifying strategicflaws 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.

About

Suad lives in Daliyat al-Karmel. She is married with two children. Suad participates in several steering teams and community forums that work to improve private and communal quality of living. In her free time she likes travelling to new destinations and learning about new cultures.

Education

Suad holds an MA in local government from the University of Haifa and a BA in law from the University of Liverpool. She is certified in programs ranging from women’s promotion in the workforce to mediation, senior payroll accounting and managing public companies.

Yuval Teller Hasson

Head of Housing Team, Ministry of Finance

Yuval Teller Hasson

Head of Housing Team, Ministry of Finance

‪Hatim Yassin‬‏

General Manager, Arraba municipality

‪Hatim Yassin‬‏

General Manager, Arraba municipality

Yossi Hayut

Head of Educational Innovation, WIX

Yossi Hayut

Head of Educational Innovation, WIX

Hedva Shmerling

Hedva Shmerling

Lior Zorno Heffes

CEO,Tozeret Ha’aretz

Professional background

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.

About

Lior lives in Lod and lives a life that integrates both secular and religious aspects. She is married to Nathan and they have two children, Elyai and Lavi. In her spare time she enjoys exercising and participating in the Mamanet league.

Education

Lior has an MA in honors in organization development from the Collman College of Management as well as a BA with honors in behavioral sciences from the Academic COllege of Tel Aviv- Jaffa.

Tomer Heimann

Deputy Director of Planning & Business Development, JTLV Investments

Professional background

Tomer serves as Deputy Director of Planning & Business Development, JTLV Investments. Previously, he served as Head of Engineering Administration, Ra'anana Municipality. Tomer began his professional career at the 'Israel Land Authority' in the planning division. He was then appointed to the Ministry of Interior planning administration to coordinate local committees as planning team leader.During his military service, Tomer was Commander of a combat team in the 'Shaldag' unit and serves as such in his reserve duty.

About

Tomer lives in Moshav Shilat, is married to Shani and a father of two children.

Education

Tomer has a Research Master's Degree in Public Administration and Urban Planning and a Bachelor's Degree in Geography and Political Science, both from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Tomer is a graduate of the Atidim Cadets Program for Public Service.

Or Efy Herman

GM Israel & VP Operations at CYBEREASON

Professional background

Ori serves as GM Israel and VP Global Operations of Cybereason, a cybersecurity company. In his previous position, Ori served as a Senior Director at the Prime Minister's Office and led socio-economic growth-driving projects as a part of the PMO's Socio-Economic Headquarters. Previously, Ori served as VP for Business Development at DC Holdings Group and as the Project Manager at Siemens' Renewable Energy Division, where he planned and established thermo-solar power plants. Ori is a Lieutenant Colonel In reserves and, In the years between his release from the IDF and his job at Siemens, he served as the CEO of the Misdar Dorshey Tov NGO, which promotes meaningful volunteering initiatives for Israeli teenagers.

About

Ori is married to Tal and is the father of Gal, Noa, Yuval and Omri. He lives in Tel Aviv.

Education

Ori holds an MBA in Financial Engineering and Banking from the Hebrew University and a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Tel-Aviv University.

Moshe Hershkoviz

Director of Education, Yaba Network & Seminary Head, Be'eri Seminary in Pardes Hanna-Karkur

Professional background

Moshe is the Principal of the Pardes Hanna Agricultural School. For the past 4 years Moshe has managed the ORT Zeil in Lod. Before joining ORT, Moshe managed the legal clinic for monetary law in Bar Ilan University and was a member of the Board of National Clinicians. Previously, he taught at the Hesder Yeshiva in Petach Tikva and in a kolel, an institute for full-time, advanced study of the Talmud and rabbinic literature in Mevaseret Zion. Moshe is the founder of a religious study program, Beit Midrash, for Hebrew law in the Academic Center of Law and Science. 

About

Moshe resides in Nehalim. He is married to Tamar, a social worker, and together they have seven children. Moshe is the author of two books; one about teaching Talmud in Rabbi Kook’s Mishna, 2007 and the second is a compilation of the work of Rabbi Yitzhak HaLevi Herzog on the main institutions of Jewish law 2016. Moshe is at work on his third book, which will explore the spirit and values of the IDF. In addition, Moshe lectures on Jewish philosophy, law and education at local colleges.

Education

Moshe has a PhD in law from Bar Ilan University with a focus on the philosophy of law and Jewish law. Mos

Revital Levi Hevroni

Director, Yoseftal Medical Center in Eilat, Clalit HMO

Professional background

Revital previously served as the Deputy Director General and Department Head for Risk Management at the Soroka Medical Center in Be’er Sheva. Before that, she was the Medical Administrator for Clalit Health Services in Jerusalem, where she was responsible for the advisory medical services and independent medicine in the district, as well as the appeals unit, investigations committees, and coordinating emergency shifts for the district. Previously Revital coordinated pediatric medicine for Jerusalem’s district and prior to that ran Yeruham’s Health Fund Clinic.

About

Education

Yael Heymann

City Architect, and the Mayor’s Advisor on Women’s Issues, Beit Shemesh City Council

Professional background

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.

About

Yael lives in Beit Shemesh with her husband Moshe. She has six children and four grandchildren. In her free time, Yael travels in Israel and in Brazil where her extended family lives.

Education

Yael holds a master’s degree in land and real estate and a bachelor’s degree in architecture and urban planning, both from the Technion. She is also a licensed real estate appraiser.

Hilla Barkan

Director, Department of External Relations, Kinneret College

Hilla Barkan

Director, Department of External Relations, Kinneret College

Dorit Hizi

Social Science Doctorate Candidate

Professional background

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.

About

Dorit is married to Elad and lives in Tel-Aviv.

Education

Dorit has an MBA Degree with Honors from Tel-Aviv University and a Bachelor's Degree in Physics and Mathematics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, acquired during her military service as a 'Talpiot' recruit. Currently, Dorit is studying for her Ph.D. Degree in Life Sciences at Tel-Aviv University.

Haim Hoffert

Haim Hoffert

Merav Horev

Senior Vp Education & Policy, Ministry for Social Equality, Digital Israel National Bureau

Professional background

Merav has been the deputy director for education and implementation at Digital Israel headquarters in the Ministry of Social Equality since November 2017. In the framework of her position she is responsible for formulating policy and implementing it in the worlds of education, labor and welfare in the digital age.Previously, from 2010-2017, Merav was the director of government programs at the Institute for Leadership and Governance of JDC Israel, and led teams developing senior public leadership in the civil service.Prior to that, from 2005-2010, she led social educational projects in the Negev and at Ben Gurion University, and from 1999-2004 she was the director of the Midreshet HaDarom – an organization promoting informal education.

About

Merav lives in the community settlement of Ganei Tal. She is married to Elad and is the mother of three boys: Eyal, Ido and Ron. In her free time, she volunteers in various community and educational projects where she lives.

Education

Merav holds a master’s in sociology and a bachelor's in psychology and sociology – both from Bar-Ilan University. She is a graduate of the Program for Young Educational Leadership at the Mandel Leadership Institute and completed training in the field of systems theory and complexity science, and in the field of training development and group facilitation.

Shahar Rachela Horev

Head of the Strategy and Planning Unit, CIBT Ministry of Defense

Professional background

Shahar is Head of  the Strategy and Planning Unit at SIBAT Ministry of Defense.In 2012 she established the division that is tasked with establishing policy and providing resources and tools to small and medium -size defense industries. In hers current role Shahar has led efforts to maximize the potential of defense exports by managing competitive intelligence and identifying global trends and business opportunities. She oversees organizational ethics and the quality in SIBAT - The International Defense Cooperation Directorate of the Israel Ministry of Defense.Shahar served as the business attaché in the Israeli embassies in Paris and in Lisbon on behalf of the Ministry of Economy. She also has experience in the private sector in Chinaand in Europe.

About

Shahar lives in Mevasert Zion. She is married and has two sons. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and exploring the arts.

Education

Shahar holds an MBA (marketing and entreprenuership specialty) and a BA in business administration and international relations (with distinction) from Hebrew University in Jeusalem. Shahar is also a graduate of the industrial entreprenuership and management program – a unique project of Stef Wertheimer and the business administration school of Tel Aviv Univerity. She also completed a group facilitation course at the Kibbutzim Seminar College.

Itay Ben Horin

Founder and CEO, Ben Horin & Alexandrovitz Strategy, Communications and Crisis Management

Professional background

Itay is the Founder and CEO of Ben Horin & Alexandrovitz, one of Israel's largest firms in the field of strategic communication and crisis management, representing commercial, public and social organizations.In 2000 Itay established 'Hitorerut' (Awakening) - a movement striving to achieve equality in sharing the national burden, by recruiting ultra-orthodox students to the military and improving reserve soldiers' rights. In 2002, Itay founded 'Different Israel' – a mass movement for young people that articulated both a vision and a strategic plan for creating a better Israel, and in 2006 he was among the Founders of 'The Israeli Forum for Equal Rights and Obligations', leading the successful struggle to abolish the 'Tal Law'. Itay also authored a number of books including: Newton Died a Virgin, Q Generation, and The Battle over Military Service: The Story of Ultra-Orthdox Army Enlistment, all published by Zemora Bitan.During his military service, Itay served as a combat soldier and Commander in the 'Maglan' unit.

About

Itay lives in Tel- Aviv with his wife Liran and daughter Eshkol. He enjoys reading, basketball and theater.

Education

Itay has a Master's Degree with Honors in Public Administration and an LL.B Degree, both from Tel Aviv University.

Yarden Ben Horin

Director of Young Leadership and Excellence in Science, Davidson Institute of Science Education

Professional background

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.

About

Yarden has an MA in analytical chemistry from the Hebrew University and a BSc in chemistry from Ben Gurion University in the Negev.

Education

Yarden has an MA in analytical chemistry from the Hebrew University and a BSc in chemistry from Ben Gurion University in the Negev.

Ehab Hoseen

Deputy CEO and Chief Resource Officer, Babcom Centers

Professional background

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.

About

Ehab lives in Nazareth with his wife Narges and children Karem and Jude. He spends his free time mountain biking, and playing soccer and other competitive sports.

Education

Ehad has an Engineering degree in Industry and Management, with a specialization in production systems

Ali Huashla

Director of Special Education and Informal Education Department, Neve Midbar Regional Council

Professional background

In the framework of his position in the Neve Midbar Regional Council, Ali leads the field of special education in all its aspects – he chairs the placement committees and oversees establishing suitable frameworks for students with special needs, planning and operation of multi-year projects and programs, and managing a special needs school.In the framework of informal education, Ali leads processes and projects for youth (youth counselors, youth tour guides, scouts, social matriculation, youth council and more), culture (special events, festivals, theater and more) and sports (local teams and clubs).Previously, Ali worked as a school teacher and coordinator for the Ministry of Education.

About

Ali lives in Qasr al-Sir – a recently recognized Bedouin town. He is married and is the father of four children.

Education

Ali holds a master’s in Educational Administration from Achva College and a bachelor's in Special Education and a teaching certificate from Kaye Academic College of Education. Additionally, he is a graduate of a course for directors of education departments and administration of community centers.

Yasir Hujeirat

CEO of Alfanar (Nonprofit) – Advancing Employment in Arab, Druze and Circassian Society in Israel

Professional background

Since 2016, Yasir has served as the CEO of Alfansar, a nonprofit dedicated to advancing employment opportunities for Arabs, Druze and Circassian populations. Alfanar currently operates 21 Riyan employment guidance centers all across Israel. Between 2008 and 2013, Yasir served as head of the Bir al-Maksur local council. Yasir has a background in molecular genetics. He founded and oeprated the molecular genetics lab at the HaEmek Medical Center in Afula and founded the genetic microchip lab at the Carmel Medical Center in Haifa. He began his career as a chemistry and biology teacher at the Bir al-Maksur High School and currently serves as a senior adjunct professor for the nursing department at Yezreel Valley College and EMMS Nazareth Hospital.

About

Yasir is a Bedouin Arab from the el-Hujeirat tribe. He lives in the Bir al-Maksur community with his wife Ibtisam and their children: Aseel, a pharmacist; Saja and Hadil, medical students; and Mahmud, Adam and Rittal, elementary school students. Yasir enjoys sports including soccer, jogging, and swimming.

Education

Yasir is a doctor who specializes in genetics. He received his Ph.D from Hebrew University and completed his post-doctorate research at the Technion and the Imperial Cancer Research Foundation in England, where he studied cancer genetics. Yasir has a graduate degree in biochemistry from Hebrew University and an undergraduate degree in biology, also from Hebrew University.

Daniel Hurshberg

General Manager, Daat

Professional background

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).

About

Danny was born in Tel Aviv, and lives in Talmon with his wife Noa and their five children. He is also the grandfather of two. In his free time, he researches the Holocaust and leads youth trips to Poland.

Education

Danny graduated from a Yeshivat Hesder. He has a master's degree in Jewish History from Haifa University and a B.Ed in teaching from Jerusalem College. In addition, hecompleted studies toward a teaching certificate and completed the Cornerstone Program for Managers. Danny was certified as a guide for youth delegations to Poland.

Inbar Hurvitz

Director of Collective Impact Sheatufim

Professional background

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.

About

Education

Inbar has a graduate degree in public policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy, the University of California, Berkeley, and both an undergraduate degree and a graduate degree in political science from Hebrew University.

Khetam Hussein

Head of Infection Control Unit, Rambam Healthcare Campus

Khetam Hussein

Head of Infection Control Unit, Rambam Healthcare Campus

Tair Soli Ifergan

Head of the National Institute for Technology and Science, Ministry of Economy and Industry

Professional background

Tair recently became the Head of the National Institute for Technology and Science, the governmental body responsible for regulating the training of engineers and technicians in order to properly address the needs of the economy and maintain standards. Previously, Tair in a number of positions in the Ministry of Economy and Industry including the Senior Advisor to the Director General at the Ministry of Economy where she was responsible for formulating and navigating the director general’s policy, taking part in the planning, leading and management of diverse projects. In her previous positions Tair served as the Senior Deputy to the Deputy CEO for Human Resources and Head of Projects at the office for the development of the Negev and Galilee. Before that Tair completed her internship in the security policy department of the Ministry of Defense and served as an assistant to the Prime Minister’seconomy advisor.

About

Tair lives in Mazkeret Batya with her husband Yehuda and two daughters. In her free time she loves to read, go on trips, spend time with her family and learn about art.

Education

MA in Public Policy at the Tel Aviv University and a BA in Political Science and International Relations at the Hebrew University

Chaim Ifrach

Head of the ministry of interior's Jerusalem district

Chaim Ifrach

Head of the ministry of interior's Jerusalem district

Igal Gurevich

Senior VP, Head of Employment Programs, Investments Authority, Ministry of...

Igal Gurevich

Senior VP, Head of Employment Programs, Investments Authority, Ministry of Economy

Maysa ilaiyan

Nursing director at the east Jerusalem administration, Clalit health services

Maysa ilaiyan

Nursing director at the east Jerusalem administration, Clalit health services

Inbal Chameides

Inbal Chameides

Ya’Ara Issar

Head of public infrastructure planning and development, the Unit for the Development of East Jerusalem, the Office of Jerusalem at its Heritage

Professional background

In her current role, Ya'ara is tasked with reducing social gaps and inequality in East Jerusalem through utilizingemployment, financial and infrastructure development opportunities. Ya'ara also works as a researcher for the Jerusalem Institute for Policy Research with a focus on mapping the needs and planning policy initiatives for EastJerusalem neighborhoods. In her work, Ya'ara also designs initiatives for cross-ethnic encounters. In 2017 Ya'ara served as a moderator and advisor for the infrastructure development team for East Jerusalem Leaders for Change, a program that aims to train government and council employees in senior positions. Previously, Ya'ara worked in the Jerusalem mayor’s office as a project manager focused on East Jerusalem.

About

Ya'ara grew up in Ma’ale Gamla in the Golan Heights and today makes her home in Jerusalem.

Education

Ya'ara holds an MA with honors in industrial design from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design with a speciality in social design. Her BA, also with honors, was in sociology and anthropology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Ya'ara is a graduate of a United States government based leadership program.

Itamar Matiash

Itamar Matiash

Itay Hoter

Itay Hoter

Itzik Sabato

Director, Social development funds, Social security of Israel

Itzik Sabato

Director, Social development funds, Social security of Israel

Udi Izak

Director, Education Department, Megilot Dead Sea Municipality

Professional background

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 relatedpositions in a youth movement, a kibbutz and variousorganizations. He is an alumnus of HaNoar HaOvedVeHaLomed (NOAL), and was a guide in Nahal groups. Udialso worked as a town education manager, organizationalconsultant to education institutions, teacher, field tripand workshop guide, and dealt with research of the DeadSea region’s history.

About

Udi grew up in Ramat Yishay in Yizrael Valley. He has been a member of Kibbutz Almog in the northern area of the Dead Sea since 1996.

Education

Udi holds an MA in political sciences from Tel Aviv University, and a BA in social sciences from the Open University. He also has a teacher’s certificate.

Ashraf Jabbour

Manager of Rowad Program(National Program for Accessibility of Higher Education), ALUMA

Professional background

Since 2014, Ashraf has been the director of the National Program to make higher education accessible to the Arab, Druze, Circassian and Bedouin communities. In the framework of his position, he is responsible for more than 70 towns throughout the country, managed by five regional managers and more than 65 town coordinators. Previously, Ashraf was the principal of the Shfar’am Municipal High School and worked in the northern region in the Ministry of Education as a consultant to high schools in Nazareth.He began his career as a teacher in the Jewish and Arab sectors. He was an examiner in the testing department of the Ministry of Labor and coordinated the field of adult professional training in the Arab community for Amal Colleges in the North.

About

Ashraf lives in Shfar’am. He is married to Jumana and is the father of Fouad and Miril. In his free time, he enjoys traveling our beautiful country, and volunteers with organizations working for co-existence between Arabs and Jews. Ashraf is one of the founders of the Joint Israeli Leadership Program and is a member of various education committees.

Education

Ashraf holds a master’s in education systems management and a bachelor's in educational sciences – both from the University of Haifa. In addition, he has a teaching certificate and is a graduate of the program for career counselors for master’s degree holders at Tel Aviv University.

Jona Jacobovitz

CEO,Karev Education Program

Professional background

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.

About

Yonit participated in Gvanim, an initiative that promotes Jewish pluralish in Israel. She has also been involved in Lechidut Hevratit (social cohesion), a program for bridging divides in Israeli society, and Manhigut Lelo Gvulot (leadership without borders), an organization dedicated to strengthening ties between Israel and Jews abroad. She volunteers as a trainer for schools' principals and gives lectures.

Education

Yonit has a graduate (MBA) degree in business administration from TVU London, an undergraduate (BSc) degree in physics from Bar Ilan University and another graduate (MEd) in education management from Herzog College. She is a graduate of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership.

Yousef Abu Jaffar

Treasurer, Hura Regional Council

Yousef Abu Jaffar

Treasurer, Hura Regional Council

Samah Heib Jaljoli

Director of the Rayan Regional Center, Tira – Al-Fanar

Professional background

Since 2014, Samah has served as director of the al-Fanar Rayan Regional Center in Tira. Al-Fanar promotesArab employment, in particular for women. In her role,she focuses on projects to recruit Arab candidates forplacement or training, as well as budget and collaborativepartnerships.Samah began her work at the Rayan Center in Tira in2013 as head of employer relations. The position includedidentification of employment opportunities and relevantemployers, supporting recruitment processes, theirmoderation and removal of obstacles as well as initiationand organization of business events. Before that, she worked as a lawyer in the municipal fieldat Rabi Law Firm.

About

Samah lives in Tira, with her husband and daughter, Dana. In her free time, she likes horseback riding.

Education

Samah has an LL.B and an MA in government from the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya.

Jonathan Kubi

Jonathan Kubi

Einat Jospe

Director of the Educational Psychological Service, Bnei Brak Municipality

Professional background

Einat joined Bnei Brak’s education psychology departmentin 1994. Over the years she has served as an educationpsychologist, coordinator for the learning disabilities anddiagnostics department, sexual abuse department and thespecial education kindergarten department. Since 2015 Einathas been the director of the education psychologist department.In her current role she works closely with resident and expertpsychologists individually and in groups on various professionalissues relating to their profession.In addition to working at the educational psychological service,Einat lectures at Ezer MiZion and at the Sheinborn School forNurses (Tel Aviv Souraski Medical Center) on various subjects related to child development. As of this year, she is a member of the Tzameret team at the Consultation Psychology Service Department at the Ministry of Education. Einat was previously involved in Tzohar Organization’s Ahoti Kalah project asa guide for brides, preparing them for family life, with an emphasis on issues pertaining to Halachah, constructive and optimal relationship and communication with spouses.

About

Einat has four daughters and lives in Petah Tikva. In her free time, Einat likes to read, listen to music, meet with family and friends and travel – mostly in the north of Israel.

Education

Einat holds an MA in youth clinical-educational psychology from Bar Ilan University, and BA in psychology and English literature. She finished the preschoolers track at the School for Advanced Studies in educational psychology, and a psychological service management course at Mifam.

Jumah Agbariya

Um El FAhem municipality, Financial manager

Jumah Agbariya

Um El FAhem municipality, Financial manager

Mariam Kabaha

Commisioner of Social Equality at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services

Professional background

At the end of 2015 Mariam appointed as the new Commisioner of Social Equality at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Servicess. Prior to that, between the years 2010-2015, Mariam has served as the Regional commissioner for Haifa and Northern districts, at the Equal Employment Opportunities commission (EEOC) of the Ministry of Economy. The EEOC aims to provide solutions for the challenges that arise in all issues relating to the enforcement of equality laws.Between the years 1999-2010, Mariam worked as a partner at a private law office in Haifa that dealt with a variety of areas of commercial, civil and administrative law. Mariam has worked as an attorney in the fields of tort law and security law. Earlier, Mariam worked as an attorney in the Meir Barak Law Office, mostly in the field of tort law and security law.During her studies, Mariam served as a PERACH Foundation Coordinator and managed a network of 60 students, who volunteered as tutors and mentors for elementary school students and children of prisoners.

About

Currently resides in Haifa

Education

Mariam holds a Bachelor’s degree in law from the University of Haifa. She participated in various courses and programs in leadership; the Leadership Training program “X-change for Competence” (shared by the German-Israeli Future Forum and the Bertelsmann Foundation), the “Twinning” project by the European Union and the Leadership Development course run by the Ministry of Finance.

Nereman Kabaha

Manager of 360° National Program for Children and Youth at Risk, Petah Tikva City Council

Professional background

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.

About

Bat-Sheva is married with three daughters. In her spare time, she enjoys reading. She has mentored high school students to support their personal and professional growth.

Education

Bat-Sheva holds an MBA and BA from Ben- Gurion University of the Negev, as well as a diploma in Career Development Consultation from Tel Aviv University.

Avia Kadari

Director of the Social Services Department, Gush Etzion Regional Council

Professional background

Since 2013, Aviya has served as director of the social servicesdepartment at Gush Etzion regional council. As part of thecommunity team, he is responsible for guiding communities,enriching the hired and elected ranks in the towns, trainingresilience teams and creating solutions for communityneeds; as part of the individuals and families team he isin charge of providing solutions to individuals and familiesin various fields of life, in accordance with the policy of theMinistry of Labor, Social Affairs and Social Services. Aviya isa leading partner in the establishment of new services forthe benefit of the regional council’s residents.In his previous positions, Aviya served as a social worker in the addiction therapy community “Retorno”, and established the rehabilitation hostel for rehabilitated community members.

About

Aviya lives in Nes Harim with his wife and five children.

Education

Aviya has a clinical MA in social work from the Hebrew University, and a BA in social work from Bar Ilan University. He is an alumnus of Yeshivat Otniel.

Ibrahim Abu Kaf

Pediatric, Child Healthcare Center Tal Sheva, Clalit Health Services and Council Member, Al-Kasom Regional Council

Professional background

Ibrahim became a pediatrician in 2016. Since then, he has been a unit director at the  Center for Child Health at Tel Sheba. In addition, Ibrahim is the director of Clalit Health Services Umm Batin Clinic, a position he has held since 2018.Ibrahim has been a member of the El-Kassum Regional Council since 2017. He oversees the council's health portfolio and runs several committees. He is also a member of the Abu Basma Regional Planning and Building Committee.Ibrahim is active in the Umm Batin community in the areas of preventive medicine and infrastructure accessibility and is part of a government initiative to promote education, employment and infrastructure development.In addition, Ibrahim serves as a faculty member at the Soroka University Center.Ibrahim specializes in pediatrics. He completed his internship at Soroka Medical Center and his residency at Barzilai Hospital.

About

Ibrahim lives in the town of Umm Batin. He is married to Safa and they have four children. In his spare time, he likes caring for animals and taking trips in nature.

Education

Ibrahim received his MD degree from the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz in Germany. In the framework of the Inbar program, Ibrahim is studying for an MBA specializing in healthcare systems management at Tel Aviv University.

Ghalia Abu Kaff

Director of Economic Development, Yanabia

Professional background

Ghalia serves as Director of Economic Development, Yanabia. Previously he served as Vice President of the Rayan Center in the Negev, after working as the Center's Assistant Director. The Rayan Center is a joint project of the Ministry of Economy and JDC Israel which promotes employment opportunities for Bedouins in Israel’s southern region. The Center is operated by Al-Fanar, an Arab-led social venture specializing in workforce development. Before taking on the role of Assistant Director, Ghalia managed the Beneficiaries’ Division and oversaw the Community Department, where she developed a model to encourage the integration of Bedouin workers across communities.

About

Ghalia lives in Um Batin and is the mother of five children.

Education

Ghalia is a PhD candidate in communications at Ben Gurion University. She holds an MA in public health, a BSW, and a B.Ed. all from Ben Gurion University

Julia Kagan

Senior Associate, Jerusalem Venture Partners- JVP

Professional background

For the past two years, Julia has been the senior investment manager at the JVP Venture Capital Fund. In this position, she is responsible for locating technology investments, investigating startups, and managing investment processes. She also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of startup companies after investment.Previously Julia was part of the team that established the activities of the technology unit of Lockheed Martin in Israel and was in charge of managing tenders and business development in Israel. Prior to that, she completed six years of military service in the telecommunications division as the head of the development team within the academic reserve track.

About

Julia currently lives in Jerusalem, after many years of living in Tel Aviv. She is married to Ilya Katz, a Coordinator in the Budget Branch. In her free time, she enjoys hiking in nature, reading, meeting friends, mountain climbing, diving and surfing.

Education

Julia holds an MBA (with honors) from Tel Aviv University, and a bachelor's in industrial engineering and management (with honors) from the Technion.

Ehud Avraham Kaliner

Deputy to the Head of Public Health Services, Ministry of Health

Professional background

Udi currently serves as the Deputy to the Head of Public Health Services at the Ministry of Health as part of a board certified fellowship in healthcare management. He is responsible for handling diverse routine and emergency issues in public health. Udi also served as the Assistant to the Head of Public Health Services and was involved in the promotion, management and support of several areas pertaining to public health.While completing his studies, Udi worked as a technician in a clinical laboratory and at the blood bank at Shaare Zedek Medical Center. As a young adult, he volunteered for Magen David Adom (the Israeli Red Cross) as a shift manager in a Jerusalem branch. Medical Specialization: Udi is specializing in healthcare management, following a residency in public health. He completed his specialization at the District Bureau of Health in Tel Aviv. As part of this rocess he worked in a variety of roles, including public liaison, epidemiological analysis of crib death in the istrict and epidemiological investigations. He completed his internship at the Hadassah Medical Center and was chosen as the Outstanding Intern.

About

Udi lives Jerusalem with his wife Ariella and their three daughters. He loves to do cryptic crossword puzzles and play bridge. If he weren’t a doctor he would be a historian or an economist.

Education

Udi holds an MD and Masters in Public Health, summa cum laude, both from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. As part of the INBAR Healthcare Management program, Udi is studying at Tel Aviv University towards an MBA degree, with a focus on health systems management.

Sigal Kanotopsky

VP of Resource Development, MAOZ

Professional background

Sigal manages MAOZ resource development field in MAOZ. Before joining MAOZ, Sigal served as Executive Director of ‘Olim BeYahad’, an organization dedicated to change perceptions and eliminating racism in Israeli society through employment and representation in the media. In this capacity, she has devised the organizational media strategy, launched a graduates movement, significantly increased the budget and income, built an impressive rank of business volunteers, established a senior board of directors and assembled a diverse and professional staff. Under Sigal's leadership, the organization has won a number of social awards for its accomplishments.  Sigal herself was also awarded a number of prizes including the 2019 Rapoport Prize for Women Generating Change, and was named by Yediot Aharonot as one of the 50 leaders of social change in 2018.Sigal has extensive experience in resource development acquired in previous positions starting with JAFI through managing the fundraising activities for Olim BeYahad before assuming CEO position. In addition, Sigal travelled to a variety of Jewish communities around the world.Sigal holds a master's degree in conflict resolution with a certification in mediation from Tel Aviv University and a bachelor's degree in international relation from Hebrew University.Sigal is married to David and mother to Shahar, Harel, Maor and Matan. 

About

Sigal is married with four children and lives in Tzofim. She loves different people and cultures.

Education

Sigal has a Master's Degree in Conflict Resolution, Public Policy and Mediation from Tel-Aviv University and a Bachelor's Degree in International Relations from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In addition, Sigal participated in an American Embassy Leadership Delegation and a management course run by 'Olim Beyahad‘ and 'Check ' Point Software Technologies.

Inbal Ron Kaplan

Inbal Ron Kaplan

Hila Kaplan

Director of the Urban Beautification Department at the Ramat HaNegev Regional Council

Professional background

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.

About

Hila lives in Kadesh Barnea, a town close to the Egyptian border. She and her husband Topaz have three daughters. In her spare time, Hila enjoys volunteering for local committees as well as hiking and singing.

Education

Hila holds a BA in oceanography and environmental science with a specialty in biotech from the Ruppin Academic Center. She is currently working toward a MA in biotech and agriculture at Ben Gurion University of the Negev.

Mor Karassin

Mor Karassin

Karen (Yust(Don-Yeciya

Karen (Yust(Don-Yeciya

Yoram Karin

Head of Council, Emek Mayanot (Valley of the Spring) Regional Council

Professional background

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 astrategy 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.

About

Yoram has a BA in agricultural economics and administration from the Agriculture School of the Hebrew University.

Education

Yoram has a BA in agricultural economics and administration from the Agriculture School of the Hebrew University.

Aharon Karish

MAOZ Fellows Program Director

Professional background

Since 2010, Aharon has served as the Chief of Staff and Vice President of Strategic Development at AMIT – the network of religious, Zionist educational institutions, where he is responsible for the network’s strategic processes, intra-managerial operations and the creation of a comprehensive organizational strategy. While working in the AMIT network, from 2008 to 2012, Aharon volunteered as the Chairperson of the Talmon municipal secretariat.Prior to that, Aharon established and directed AMIT’s 6-year high school program in Ma’ale Adumim. He set up the school with 80 students and 10 faculty members and when he left, the school boasted 400 students and 70 faculty members. Aharon previously served as a facilitator and class coordinator at the AMIT High School in Ramat-Gan.

About

Currently resides in Talmon

Education

Aharon holds an MBA with a focus in integrative management from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In addition, Aharon holds a master’s in law with a specialization in the study of conflict resolution and mediation as well as a bachelor’s degree in law, both of which he earned from Bar-Ilan University.

Raz Karni

Co-Founder and Co-Chair, The Association for Joint Israeli Leadership

Professional background

Raz serves as Co-Founder & Co-Chair, The Association for Joint Israeli Leadership. 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).

About

Raz lives in the Shimshit local community with his wife Limor and their four children, Nave (19), Noam (17), Noya (14) and Nitay (11). In his free time, he enjoys adventure sports and community service. He likes reading, traveling in Israel and abroad and meeting new people and cultures.

Education

Raz holds a graduate degree in public administration and an undergraduate degree in Israeli studies and Middle Eastern history, both from Bar Ilan University. In addition, he is a graduate from the Mandel Program for Educational Leadership.

Erez Karp

Northern Command Surgeon, Military Medical Academy, IDF Medical Corps

Professional background

Erez is the medical commander of the Northern command. He previously held various   positions as a medical officer in the IDF Medical Corps. From 2016-2018 he was the commander of the command track at the School for Military Medicine. Prior to that, from 2014-2016, he was divisional medical officer for the 162nd Division.Erez specializes in internal medicine. He completed his internship at the Soroka Medical Center. In addition, Erez has begun an internship in medical administration directed by Soroka Medical Center.

About

Erez lives in Beer Sheva with his partner Dana, a dentist, and their three children.

Education

Erez holds an MD and a Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) – both from Ben Gurion University. In the framework of the INBAR program, Erez is studying in the continuing education track for healthcare systems management at Tel Aviv University.

Naeima Hinnawi Karram

Advisor to the Director General of the Ministry of Justice,...

Naeima Hinnawi Karram

Advisor to the Director General of the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Justice

Batsheva Kasay

Manager of 360° National Program for Children and Youth at Risk, Petah Tikva City Council

Professional background

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.

About

Bat-Sheva is married with three daughters. In her spare time, she enjoys reading. She has mentored high school students to support their personal and professional growth.

Education

Bat-Sheva holds an MBA and BA from Ben- Gurion University of the Negev, as well as a diploma in Career Development Consultation from Tel Aviv University.

Shini Kashash

Vice President, Education Department, 360° National Program for Children and Youth at Risk in the Bnei Brak City Council

Professional background

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.

About

lives in Bnei Brak with his wife and four children. He participates in Torah classes and volunteers in organizations supporting hospital patients. In his free time, he enjoys traveling and hiking

Education

Shimon has a B.Ed in Special Education and Youth Development from Beit Berl Academic College. In addition, he completed a senior teachers program, a mediators training course, and an economic development and empowerment course, which focused on supporting young couples.

Ilil Amir Kasif

Program Director, Rothschild Caesaria Foundation

Professional background

In 2015, Ilil became the program officer for the Rothschild-Caesaria Foundation. Since 2004, Ilil served as a Supreme Court Department Attorney at the State Attorney's Office. Ilil represents the State of Israel in appeals with substantial political and budgetary significance in various fields, ranging from education to security cases and currently is a Senior Deputy to the State's Attorney. In Addition, Ilil initiated and coordinated a lawyer volunteering program, a joint venture between the Hoshen School in Jerusalem and the 'Different Lesson' organization. During her military service, Ilil served as an instructor for the Israeli Society for the Protection of Nature.

About

Ilil is married with two children and lives in Moshav Neve Yarak. She loves literature, enjoys painting and hiking and has a soft spot for the Negev.

Education

Ilil holds a Research Masters (with Honors) in Law, from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and her article addressing education for children of migrant workers was published. In addition, Ilil holds an LL.B and Bachelor's Degree in Political Science (both with Honors) from Tel-Aviv University.

Shaul Kastelanitz

Supervisor of schools in the Jewish Orthodox District, Ministry of Education

Professional background

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.

About

Shaul lives in Beitar Illit. He is married, has 9 children and 3 grandchildren.

Education

Shaul holds an MA in Judaism, with specialization in education and history, from the Lander College. He is a senior qualified teacher for both regular and special education. In addition, Shaul is a graduate of the tour guide course at Yad Vashem and leads tours to Poland – Haredi Yeshiva (Kollel) in Beitar Illit and Yeshivas inJerusalem and Bnei Brak.

Nerit Katz

Chief Superintendent of School Mathematics, Sciences Division Pedagogic Secretariat, Ministry of Education

Professional background

Nerit Katz is the subject inspector coordinator for high school mathematics at the Ministry of Education.Previously she worked as a high school math teacher and as a school counselor.In her role, she is responsible for math studies in grades 7-12, including matriculation exams in math, the inspector’s exams, and the 8th-grade achievement tests. She also supervises professional development and various programs in math and was involved in the National “5 x 2” Mathematics Program – the initiative to expand the circle of excellence - led by Naftali Bennett, the Minister of Education.

About

Nerit is married to Shay and is the mother of four children. She recently moved to Alon Shvut.

Education

Nerit has a master’s in Mathematics and a bachelor's in mathematics and computer science, both from Bar Ilan University.

Tzachi Katz

Tzachi Katz

Oz Katz

Head of the Environment and Sustainable Development Administration Ministry of Economy and Industry

Professional background

Oz serves as the Head of the Environment and Sustainable Development Administration Ministry of Economy and Industry.  Before, he  served as Senior Division Manager of Strategy and Policy Planning at the Ministry of Economy. Previously Oz served as the Head of Hi-Tech and Communications at Adkit, specializing in international research and strategic consultation and, before that, as the VP for Development at the Galilea Group International Investment Foundation and Director of Business Development at Melta in New York. Oz is also committed to his local community where he has served as a team leader and a co-founder at Nova, which aims to strengthen the city of Jerusalem. He also founded Mashav, a student movement for social change.

About

Oz lives in Jerusalem, is married to Michal and father to Shira and Tal. In his free time, Oz loves longdistance running, spending quality time with his family, reading and participating in martial arts.

Education

MA in the Honors Program in Public Policy and BA in Economics and Agricultural Sciences, both from the Hebrew University.

Einat Katz-Sharony

Program Director, Institute for Leadership and Governance, JDC Israel

Professional background

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 educationalprograms and organization and HQ positions, andspecialized in work processes according to the “teachingfor the purpose of understanding” perception. Einat alsoworked as an organizational consultant in the businesssector at Lotem Company, and managed the TrainingDevelopment Department in the Israeli Intelligence Corps.

About

Einat lives in Kibbutz Megiddo with her husband and three children.

Education

Einat holds an MA in organizational consultation from the College of Management and a BA in education and political sciences from Ben Gurion University. She also participated in various professional courses related to training management and development.

Yael Haklai Kaufman

Director, Jerusalem Court of Local Affairs

Professional background

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.

About

Yael lives in Jerusalem, married to Gadi and the mother of two. In her spare time she likes to hike, read and visit the cinema and theater.

Education

Yael has an MA in Sociology and Social Psychology as well as a BA in English Literature and Sociology, both from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Orit Keller

Director of Educational Welfare Department, Tel Aviv Municipality

Professional background

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.

About

Currently resides in Tel Aviv

Education

Orit holds a bachelor’s degree in law from Bar-Ilan University. In addition, Orit completed the course for directors of municipal government and public corporations in the “Lahav” Directors Development program at Tel Aviv University. Moreover, Orit took part in the Bertelsmann Foundation’s leadership course.

Keren Barak

Treasurer, Department of financial - Rishon Lezion Municipality

Keren Barak

Treasurer, Department of financial - Rishon Lezion Municipality

Rabia Khalaila

Head of the Department of Nursing, Zefat Academic College

Professional background

Since 2009, Rabia has served as Head of the Undergraduate Department of Nursing in the Academic College in Safed. Rabia manages the program, management of administrators and faculty and works closely with the Ministry of Health and the Council for Higher Education.As of October 2018, Rabia assumed office as Vice President for Academic Affairs of the College. As such he is responsible for the development, support and supervision of new and existing curricula for bachelor's and master’s degrees in the College, the advancement of quality and excellence in teaching, the development and promotion of research by lecturers of the College and procurement of prestigious research grants.From 2005 through 2009 Rabia was the chief nurse in the ICU and was responsible for managing the staff, the budget and the upholding of professional standards.Rabia is involved in a number of volunteer activates including the HaShalom Association for the Treatment of the Aged in Sakhnin, the Sakhnin Municipal Council and has worked to advance health and welfare in the city.

About

Rabialives in Sakhnin with his wife Inas and their four children. He grew up in a family of two parents and seven children. In his leisure time he enjoys working in the garden, playing with his young children and hiking with his family.

Education

Rabia has a Doctorate in Gerontology from the School of Social Work from Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a Post-Doctorate in Gerontology from Haifa University. He received a BSN (Bachelor’s in Nursing) with honors from Hebrew University in Jerusalem and an MPH (Master’s in Public Health) in Administration and the Economics of Health from Hebrew University. Rabia is a leading researcher in the field of gerontology and nursing in Israel and internationally. His his research has been published in scientific journals both in Israel and worldwide. In 2018 the Council of Higher Education appointed Rabia Associate Professor of Health. In the Inbar program, Rabia is studying for a master's degree in Health Systems Administration at Tel Aviv University.

Khalil Eid

Manufacturing Plants Manager, HP Indigo

Khalil Eid

Manufacturing Plants Manager, HP Indigo

Roaa Khater

Human Resources & Employment Diversity Department Director, Prime Minister's Office

Professional background

Roaa serves as Human Resources & Employment Diversity Department Director, Prime Minister's Office. Previously, Roaa served as Director of the Education Department, Mas’ade Local Council.  Before that, she served in various positions in the local council in the fields of education, youth and culture and taught hebrew literature and language in a high school. Roaa is a member of President Reuven Rivlin’s Leadership Club, her research focuses on local politics. She has published several papers, the last of which focused on the representation of Druze women in local authorities.

About

Roaa was born and raised in the village of Mas’ade in the north of the Golan Heights. In her free time, she likes reading legislation and verdicts, cooking and travelling.

Education

Roaa has an MA in gender studies from Tel Aviv University, and a BA in Hebrew language from Haifa University. She also studied personal and business coaching at Haifa University, education systems management in local authorities at Efal Seminar, and is an alumna of the leadership training program from the Mandel Leadership Institute.

Adel Khatib

Deputy Director Northern District, The Israel Association of Community Centers (IACC)

Professional background

As the Deputy Director of the northern district, Adel is responsible for the professional and strategic direction of 34 community centers in a variety of communitiesincluding towns, villages and regional councils. For 15 years prior, Adel was the director of the Tamra Community Center where he founded new centers for preschoolers, teens, while advancing culture, music and arts as well as a healthy lifestyle, learning center. Adel is a social activist who volunteers with vulnerable populations seeking medical assistance. He is the co-founder of Let The Needy Live, anon-profit that raises funds and provides assistance to people in need of transplants and medical equipment.

About

Adel is a resident of the town of Tamra. He is married to Yasmin and has three children, Yazan, Malik and Sara. He is a nature enthusiast and in his leisure time he plays sports and makes honey.

Education

Adel holds an MBA and BA in mathematics and computer science both from Ben Gurion University in the Negev. He is a graduate of the Hesche

Kher Albaz

Kher Albaz

Efrat Kimhi

Budget Manager for upper secondary education, Economics and Budget Administration, Ministry of Education

Professional background

Efrat began her career at the Ministry of Education at the age of 21. Currently, she fills a very complex role at headquarters  which has two focus areas: First, she is responsible for the budgeting process for secondary education. In this framework she oversees tuition budgeting for all secondary institutions, a scope of 10 billion ILS per year. As of 2019, this included approximately 1,300 secondary school institutions and approximately 430,000 students. Secondly, she assists and accompanies all units within the Ministry that has interface and activities in secondary education, in consultation and budgetary guidance, and direct handling of all activities in the secondary education branch and the branch for children and youth at risk.

About

Efrat lives in Jerusalem. She is married and is the mother of three children. In her free time, she enjoys spending quality time with her family, painting and writing.

Education

Efrat began her career at the Ministry of Education at the age of 21. Currently, she fills a very complex role at headquarters which has two focus areas: First, she is responsible for the budgeting process for secondary education. In this framework she oversees tuition budgeting for all secondary institutions, a scope of 10 billion ILS per year. As of 2019, this included approximately 1,300 secondary school institutions and approximately 430,000 students. Secondly, she assists and accompanies all units within the Ministry that has interface and activities in secondary education, in consultation and budgetary guidance, and direct handling of all activities in the secondary education branch and the branch for children and youth at risk.

Yair Kirshboim

CEO of Modi’in Illit municipality

Professional background

Yair has served as CEO of Modi’in Illit municipality since2010. He began working at the municipality in 1997,when Modi’in Illit was still a local council, and served invarious positions: security coordinator, head of securitydepartment and municipal secretary. Before that, Yairworked in teaching and education at the independenteducation school in Hashmonaim.Yair began his career in a higher Yeshiva, where heobtained a degree in biblical studies from the ChiefRabbinate of Israel. He also participated in an officers’course as part of the Chief Rabbinate and was certified asa military rabbi. He has a rank of major (res.)

About

Yair lives and works in Modi’in Illit. He is married, has five children and two grandchildren. In his free time, he volunteers at Magen David Adom and ZAKA, and helps students with ADD.

Education

Yair has an MA in public policy from Hebrew University, and an LL.B. from the Ono Academic College.

Eshel Klinhouse

Director of Be'eri Program, Ministry of Education

Professional background

For the past three years, Eshel has directed the Beeri Program at the Shalom Hartman Institute. The program’s goal is to return ownership of the Jewish library and connection to it, to the general Jewish public through the state education system and the subject of Jewish-Israeli culture, with an interpretive, pluralistic and humanistic approach to creating a Jewish democratic society. The program accompanies educational teams in more than 100 secondary schools and supports them through guiding staff, training teachers, writing textbooks, and organizing study days and experiential, practical activities.From 2008-2016, Eshel was the principal of the Beit Hinuch Hamshutaf Hof Hasharon six-year secondary school. Prior to that, he taught history, citizenship and Israeli culture and filled a variety of positions in schools in Tel Mond and Ra’anana.  Eshel began his educational career in 1993-1996 as coordinator of outdoor youth patrols for the Society for the Protection of Nature in Jerusalem.

About

Eshel grew up at Kibbutz Hatzerim and lives in Tel Aviv. He is married to Dafna, a clinical psychologist, and is the father of three sons. In his free time, he has to balance the extensive sitting he does at work with walking or riding trips, swimming or other outdoor activities.

Education

Eshel holds a master’s in education system administration, and a bachelor's in general history and philosophy – both from Tel Aviv University. Additionally, he has a teaching certificate. He wrote his master’s thesis on guiding group trips to Poland (a component of many Israeli high school programs).

Efrat Makin- Knafo

Chief Resilience Officer (100 resilient cities pioneered by the Rockefeller foundation) For Tel Aviv Yafo Municipality

Professional background

In her current role, Efrat is responsible for managing the department, overseeing all policy making processes and implementation as well as leading large-scale government programming efforts in partnership with municipalities and the third sector.Before joining the Ministry, Efrat worked as a personal assistant to the owners of Brick-Capital Real Estate, an international real estate, investment, energy and technology company. In the preceding decade, Efrat served as a senior deputy to the district attorney of the central  district where she handled complex criminal cases, represented the State in administrative pleas and served as the director of the Central District’s Prisoners’ Pleas Division.Efrat served in the IDF as deputy commander and commander of the military police base in Beit Lid, an officer in the operations branch in the central command and a liaison officer to the MRed Cross.

About

Efrat lives in cooperative community in central Israel. She is married and has three children. Efrat is an activist working for social justice, particularly for disadvantaged populations.

Education

Efrat completed an LL.B. from the Radzyner Law School at IDC Hertzeliya with distinction, and a BA (with honors) in government and diplomacy from the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy, IDC Hertzeliya.

Kobi Zamir

Kobi Zamir

Adi Koll

Dean of Students & Lecturer, IDC Herzliya & Chairman of The Access for All Program

Professional background

Adi serves as Dean of Students & Lecturer, IDC Herzliya & Chairman of The Access for All Program.  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.

About

Adi is married to Ilan and lives in Tel- Aviv. She loves playing water polo and following her discharge from the military she was a member of the national water-polo team.

Education

Both Adi's LL.M and Ph.D. Degrees in Law are from Columbia University. Her Bachelor's Degree is from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Yehuda Korenblit

Department of education director in Beitar Ilit conucil

Professional background

Yehuda provides strategic for the Haredi education system specifically in training and professional development. Inthis role he has founded branches of academic institutes, introduced progressive initiatives and innovative approaches for special needs students as well as for early childhood education. He also has created programs for teacher trainings in both Jerusalem and rural areas targeted for Haredi and Hasidic communities in an effort to increase access and opportunities for higher education and professional training. Today Yehuda directs the education administration in Beitar Illit overseeing instruction for 24,000 students across 87 facilities, yeshivas and seminaries. Yehuda incorporates social and communal involvement and focuses on retention among young Haredi students. Yehuda is a member of the Israeli Hope in Education Forum based in Beit HaNassi. The forum was created in the spirit of the Tribes’ Speech in order to facilitate connection and understanding amongst Israel’s disparate tribes. Yehuda is a member of Benenu, a nonprofit that supports families with children with special needs and disabilities.

About

Yehuda lives in Beitar Illit with his wife and ten children. He enjoys teaching and believes in the importance of learning; he is committed to self-teaching and training which contributes to both personal and professional growth.

Education

With a degree in education, Yehuda is also certified by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. He holds an MA in system management from Lifshitz College of Education, and a bachelor’s degree in special needs education from Jerusalem College Michlala. He is a graduate of the School of Educational Leadership.

Esther Korkos

Supervisor of Special Education, Charedi Regio, Ministry of Education

Professional background

In her role as inspector of special education in the Haredi district, Esther is responsible for professional development for teaching staff in special education, that is, for building professional development trainings designed to impart theoretical knowledge and practical tools for work in special education institutions. Her many and diverse areas of responsibility include: pedagogy – adapting curricula to different kinds of disabilities; authorizing budgets and payments; opening programs and providing professional accompaniment for educational institutions for different ages and disabilities; professional development for teaching staff and more.Previously, Esther worked for ten years as an educational counselor in regular schools.Over the past 20 years, Esther established the special education system for the Haredi sector in the Haifa and Northern regions.

About

Esther is married to Rabbi Moshe Korkos, Chair of the Nahariyya Religious Council. She is the mother of eight children and the grandmother of sweet grandchildren. She likes to travel and see new places in Israel and around the world, and enjoys the beach, baking, reading and listening to music.

Education

Esther holds a master’s in educational counseling from Oranim College, a bachelor's in special education from Jerusalem College and a teaching certificate and specialization in special education.

Shimon Korlansky

Co-founder & CFO, Karmisoft Ltd

Professional background

With a partner and a group of investors, Shimon established the Karmisoft Company – a software firm for programmers from the Haredi community, with the goal of creating employment headquarters in the North of Israel, targeting the growing Haredi population in the region. He is also active on several committees and forums in Israel and overseas and works to integrate the Haredi community into a variety of hi-tech professions.In addition, Shimon initiated and directed the Family Friday program – a unique project to empower the family unit and strengthen Jewish identity. Thousands of Israeli families in Israel and around the world participated in the program in a range of courses, workshops and seminars.Shimon is the head of the Ben Ish Hai Kollel in Karmiel, and regularly gives classes in Talmud, Jewish law and Jewish thought.Shimon serves as a captain in the reserves in Command Burial Unit 157 in the Northern Command.

About

Shimon has lived in Karmiel for the past 22 years. He is married to Miriam and is the father of nine wonderful children – seven daughters and two sons.

Education

Shimon holds a bachelor's (equivalent) in education and studied for rabbinic ordination in the Karmiel Kollel.