ADVOT is a joint venture between the Ministry of Education and MAOZ, whose goal is to create a management pipeline for tri-sector professionals across Israel’s education system. The program endeavors to create a shared language around the education system’s core challenges, to increase trust between senior and diverse players in the system’s various focus points of influence, develop existing leaders within the educational system and create a network of change-making leaders that collaborate to create meaningful change.

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ADVOT Joint Venture Vision

Educational leadership that is collaborating to tackle the challenges facing the education system in Israel, while striving to create a shared language and prepare the system for a dynamic, unexpected and changing future.

Program Goals

Network of Influential Leaders

Building a network of influential leaders that promote mamlachtiut (common good behaviors and actions) in the education system.

Effective Change Processes

Leading and promoting effective change processes in the education system.

Systemic Vision and Trust

Promoting a systemic vision and trust between different organizations and communities within the education system represented by tri-sector fellows and network members.

Professional Skills

Developing fellows and network members’ personal and professional skills, with an emphasis on leadership capabilities and systemic organizational management skills

Program Content

Approximately seven weeks of intensive learning spread throughout the year, including two weeks in the U.S., one of them at Harvard Business School (or another prestigious academic institution).

“Training on the job” format that allows the fellows to continue working while participating in the program, allowing them to immediately apply their knowledge and skills to real-world situations.

Getting to know the public sphere at the community, municipal, national and international levels, while addressing identity issues with an emphasis on the world of education.

Familiarity with various influential government agencies in the education system, conducting lectures and workshops on leading change, etc.

Peer learning and shared consultation about challenges faced by the fellows in their professional positions.

Dedicated accelerator program that includes the provision of professional tools, resources, and expert consultation to accelerate change-process projects.

Admissions process

A synchronized admissions process across the ADVOT, MAKOM and MAOZ Employment Venture, in order to pool resources and enable an ideal match between candidates and programs, will open in Spring 2020.

 

  • Physical attendance on the assessment day and the admissions committee is a prerequisite for continuing the process! At the advanced stages of the process, applicants will be asked to present a supervisor’s approval to join the program.
  • The admissions process dates (evaluation days and admissions committees) are not final and are subject to change.

For more information

If you have any questions, please contact: education.admissions@MAOZ-il.org

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ADVOT Fellows

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.

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.

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.

Eli Barkat

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.

Mordechai Ilarov Cohen

Sschool Principle,The Realistic Yeshiva of Chabad "Or Menachem" ashkelon

Professional background

Mordechai has 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 studies and CBT.

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.

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.

Shlomi 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.

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 Social Sciences from Tel Aviv University. Adora participated in the Lahav Directors’ Program for the development of management skills at the Faculty of Management at Tel Aviv University. She has also studied in training programs in the fields of sexuality and gender, and social, public and community leadership.

Branit Golan-Yosubash

Supervisor of Professional Development, Jerusalem Region, Ministry of Education

Branit Golan-Yosubash

Supervisor of Professional Development, Jerusalem Region, Ministry of Education

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.

Yossi Hayut

Head of Educational Innovation, WIX

Yossi Hayut

Head of Educational Innovation, WIX

Revital Levi Hevroni

Deputy Director General, Soroka Medical Center, Clalit Health Services

Professional background

Revital currently serves as the Deputy Director General and Department Head for Risk Management at the Soroka Medical Center in Be’er Sheva. Previously Revital was the Medical Administrator for Clalit Health Services in Jerusalem. 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

Revital was born in Jerusalem and lives in Yeruham. She is married to David, and has five children and one grandson. If she were not a doctor, Revital would have been a singer. Revital serves as the chairperson of Partnership 2000, a city-to-city partnership between Yeruham and Miami. In this role she has led volunteer groups, set policies and managed budgets for programs funded by the Miami community. For the past five years, Revital been learning in a medical professional course with Kolot, a pluralistic Bet Midrash in Israel. Revital volunteers for reserve IDF duty at the Be’er Sheva city office.

Education

Revital holds an MD and Masters in Healthcare Administration from Ben Gurion University. Revital is qualified by the Ministry of Health to diagnose and treat attention deficit disorders, and has graduated from a three-year course in adolescent medicine at Tel Aviv University. As part of the INBAR Healthcare Management program, Revital is studying at Tel Aviv University towards an MBA degree, with a focus on health systems management.

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.

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.

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.

Jaber Abu Kian

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.

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.

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).

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.

Lisa Levy

Head of Principal Preparation Department, Avney Rosha, the Israeli Institute for School Leadership

Professional background

Lisa directs the area of School Principal Reserves at the Avney Rosha Institute. In the framework of her role, she oversees processes for identifying, selecting and training for school principals  around the country. The key emphasis of her work is the establishment of high-quality training programs for principals in cooperation with academic training institutions and creating a high-quality reserve of individuals trained for school management. Previously, Lisa was the principal of the Yahad Experimental School in Modi’in for eight years. The school integrates students from diverse Jewish backgrounds (religious, secular, and the entire spectrum between) while striving to educate for Jewish Zionist identity and building a common public space. The school works as part of the Yahad community, which has a broad communal and educational vision. The campus  integrates preschools, elementary school, high school and Gvanim, a special education school. Previously Lisa taught in a Jewish school in New York and at the beginning of her professional career she worked for a decade as an attorney.

About

Lisa lives in Ra’anana. She is married to Avichai and is the mother of three children – Nuriya, Yiscah and Itamar. She enjoys traveling with her family within Israel and around the world and being part of the musical world of her family. She enjoys reading, cooking, and hosting family and friends and secretly binge watching her favorite series.

Education

Lisa holds a master’s in politics and education from Teachers College, Columbia University, a bachelor's in law from Tel Aviv University. She is a certified attorney. She is also a graduate of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership, and the Mandel Teachers Education Institute in the US.

Mahmoud Zohadi Mahjana

 Director of Educational Department, Um El Fahem Municipality

Professional background

Since 1998, Mahmoud has been the director of the education branch in the Umm al-Fahm municipality. In this position, he is responsible for all activities in the field of education in the local authority: formulating and designing policies for the education system in the spirit of municipal policy and in accordance with the guidelines of the Ministry of Education and managing education implementation in the local authority. From 1994-1997, Mahmoud conducted research in the field of chemistry and toxicology and was a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Professor John Casida at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to that, during his doctoral studies in the School of Pharmacy at Hebrew University, he worked as a teaching assistant in Organic Chemistry.

About

Mahmoud lives in Umm al-Fahm with his wife and his son Mohammed.

Education

Mahmoud holds a PhD and a master’s in organic chemistry and pharmacology from the School of Pharmacy at Hebrew University, and a bachelor's in chemistry from the Natural Sciences Faculty, also from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. In addition, he received a teaching certificate and a certificate in local government administration in the unit for continuing education from the University of Haifa.

Liat Malka

Director of the Haredi sector and member of the research & development team, Eeducation Network "Atid"

Professional background

Liat started her career in education teaching in special education programs. She worked for over a dozen years in the field of informal education as an accountant and deputy director of her local community center, and also as the accountant of the Economic Company for the Development of Zichron Yaakov. In recent years, she served as an education advisor for former minister Eliyahu Yishai, and also took part in changing policies regarding technological education in the ultra-Orthodox society. Today, she works at the ATID Network to develop and promote social employment initiatives for the ultra-Orthodox society. She is also a member of the network's R&D team. Additionally, she serves as a board member of the religious council of Zichron Yaakov. She is a committed social activist fighting for at-risk ultra-Orthodox youth, and a member of the Noar Kahalacha organization headed by Adv. Yoav Lalum, which strives to eliminate racist practices.

About

Liat lives in Zichron Yaakov with her husband Menashe and their five children. In her free time, she enjoys reading and spending time with her family.

Education

Liat is a tax consultant and a senior accountant. She has an undergraduate degree in education and society from the Ono Academic College.

Hagit Malka-Hartaf

Director of Training and School's Staff Appraisal, The National Authority for Measurement and Evaluation, Ministry of Education

Professional background

Hagit has worked the National Authority for Measurement and Evaluation in Education (acronym: Ramah) since it was established in 2006. In her position, she leads the process of introducing the role of school-based evaluation coordinators in all schools in the country, coordinates the development of tools for evaluating teaching staff and is a partner in developing and implementing the evaluation model. Hagit acquired experience in program and project evaluation in education in the Karev program for involvement in education, in the Ministry of Education, at the Avichai Foundation and elsewhere.

About

Hagit was born at Kibbutz Tze’elim. She currently lives in Carmit with her family, a new town in the Negev.

Education

Hagit holds a PhD from the University of Haifa. Her research deals with issues of Jewish-Israeli identity in informal education. She holds a master’s in educational administration and a bachelor's in education, both from Ben Gurion University.

Raied Masarwy

General inspector, Ministry of Education

Professional background

Raied is the senior supervisor of high-school education in the Arab sector as well the technological education referent in the central district for the Ministry of Education. Previously, he managed the Taibe Municipality’s education division and led the ransition to a six-year module in the high schools. Raied managed the Atid technological high school in Lod, and a six-year Branco Weiss high-school. Raied was awarded a prize for educational innovation, and launched a nanosatellite to project at the Herzliya science center. Previously, Raied founded the Nesher Program targeted to at-risk youth to develop self-efficacy and minimize drop out rates.

About

Raied is a retired soccer player.

Education

Raied holds a master's degree in educational systems management and a bachelor's degree in mathematics.

Sefi Melchior

Director of the Department of Education and Community, Ramat HaNegev Regional Council

Professional background

Since 2015, Sefi has been the director of the education branch and the community center in the Ramat HaNegev Regional Council. In this role, she is responsible for formal and informal education, enrichment, culture and leisure, for the different population groups and for building the community in the Regional Council. Among the roles she held in the past, Sefi was the director of organizational development, and an organizational consultant at Clalit Health Services. Concurrently, she taught at Achva Academic College and at Ben Gurion University. Prior to that, she worked in curriculum development and instruction in the pre-elementary branch at the Ministry of Education, in educational television and at the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel.

About

Sefi lives at Midreshet Ben Gurion in the heart of the desert. She is married to Alon and is the mother of three children – Nitzan, Shahar and Ofri. She enjoys hiking, creative projects, meeting people and daydreaming.

Education

Sefi holds a PhD and master’s in organizational sociology – both from Ben Gurion University of the Negev, and a bachelor's in mass communication from Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Anat Lidor Meyer

Facilitator and Program Manager, Branco Weiss Institute

Professional background

Anat began her role as director of the Early Childhood Branch in the Tel Aviv Municipality a few months ago. This role gives her the exciting opportunity to influence and create educational processes for children from birth to age three, to reduce social gaps when they first begin to emerge, and to continue to assure meaningful educational processes for children aged three to six in municipal preschools. In her previous position, she spent nearly three years as a director and facilitator of professional development programs for educational and teaching staff at the Branco Weiss Institute, and for nine years prior she directed and facilitated educational programs for youth from the educational and geographic periphery in the framework of the Institute. Anat began her career in education in informal education. She grew up in the Maccabi Youth program, where she coordinated chapters, counselor courses, overseas trips and more. As a student, for about two years, she worked in a home for children who had been removed from their homes, and after that she was a counselor for three years at the Israel Arts and Science Academy in Jerusalem. Later, she coordinated a learning center in South Tel Aviv through the Tzeva organization and following that she began her long and meaningful journey at Branco Weiss.

About

Anat lives with her family in Modi’in, with her partner Roni and her four children – Yuval (9), Alon (8), Noga (6), and Shahar (4). The two things the family loves to do most are hiking in nature and singing and dancing together. When she has free time again, she hopes to return to playing basketball, folk dancing and reading.

Education

Anat holds a master’s in special education and a bachelor's in education, sociology and anthropology – both from Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She studied Focusing and received a certification, participated in a range of facilitation courses and next year will begin studying for her teaching certificate.

Miriam Awad Morad

Director Of The Educational Department, Arab Sector, The General Federation Of Working And Studying Youth

Professional background

Since 2006, Miriam has coordinated the National Counseling Department of the Circle of Arab Chapters of the HaNoar HaOved VeHaLomed Youth Movement.  In this framework, she is responsible for the educational processes of more than 150,000 youth from 4th grade to national service, as well as training for chapter coordinators and district coordinators. Miriam has led deep, long-term educational processes to create a dialogue between different and diverse populations in Israeli society in general and specifically in Arab society. She developed a unique educational stream for Arab youth – youth who are proud of their history and see their Palestinian and Israeli identity as a source of strength for leading more human dialogue between the two peoples. The activity campaigns and guiding materials are written in Arabic, draw inspiration from Arab culture, and see religion as a source of inspiration and not authority. The higher authority is the equal value of every person without making any distinction of religion, sex, gender, nationality, people or sexual orientation.

About

Miriam lives in Mu’awiya in Wadi Ara. She is married to Kusai and is the mother of Lasiya and Lathila. In her free time, she enjoys museums, going to concerts, and of course reading a good book.

Education

Miriam holds a master’s in the track for education, society, and culture, with a specialization in informal education, and a bachelor's in art history and Hebrew literature – both degrees are from the University of Haifa. She has an additional bachelor's in informal education and middle eastern history, and a teaching certificate from the Beit Midrash for Community Teachers at Beit Berl College.

Haim Moyal

Director of Division for Education of Children and Youth at Risk, Ministry of Education

Professional background

For the past two years, Haim has been the director of the branch for children and youth at risk. In this position he is responsible for policies of the Ministry in everything related to youth at risk. The branch has six departments related to youth at risk: the Department of Truancy – responsible for all the truant officers in the country; the Shahar (Education and Welfare Services) Department – responsible for all the Mabar (Regular Matriculation Track) and challenge classes, Talam (Momentum for Full Matriculation) and Malei (Alternative Learning Space) programs; the Department for Kidum Noar (Youth Advancement) – responsible for the Hilah program for remedial education and for Kidum Noar centers throughout the country; the Department of Educational Welfare, Community and Parenting – responsible for youth centers, afterschool programs, preschool programs and more; the Department for Special Frameworks, responsible for Centers for Technology Education, Employment Programs for Youth, and Juvenile Reformatories and Prison Institutions; and the R & D department – responsible for all professional training in the branch, research and the annual report – “From disconnection to integration.” Previously Haim was the supervisor of special frameworks in the branch. Haim is a lecturer at David Yellin College (currently on leave) in the track for special education and the track for animal assisted therapy.

About

Haim lives in Jerusalem. He is married to Binah and is the father of three children – Amit, Noam and Inbar, and grandfather of Roni. He is an amateur chef and loves books and movies.

Education

Haim holds a master’s in educational counseling from Hebrew University in Jerusalem and a bachelor's in education and political science. In addition, he has a teaching certificate.

Dalia Perez

Director of Teacher Mentoring Division, Ministry of Education

Professional background

Dalia is the director of the branch of teaching employees in guidance positions and oversees pedagogic and administrative aspects of guiding educational teams. Dalia was the co-principal of the Jewish-Arab Cooperative School in Jerusalem, and led the establishment of an innovative educational model based on values of equality, dialogue and multiculturalism. Dalia also led projects whose goals were to promote equality of opportunities for vulnerable populations and promote dialogue among different groups in the society.

About

Dalia lives in Jerusalem. She is the mother of two wonderful daughters and a member of Kehilat Zion.

Education

Dalia is the director of the branch of teaching employees in guidance positions and oversees pedagogic and administrative aspects of guiding educational teams. Dalia was the co-principal of the Jewish-Arab Cooperative School in Jerusalem, and led the establishment of an innovative educational model based on values of equality, dialogue and multiculturalism. Dalia also led projects whose goals were to promote equality of opportunities for vulnerable populations and promote dialogue among different groups in the society.

Eran Raviv

Director of CampusIL - Israel's National Initiative for Digital Learning

Professional background

Since 2016 Eran has been the director of the CampusIL Project – the national project for digital learning. In the past decade, he led the planning, development and management of intervention programs by tri-sectoral partnerships to promote social mobility through technology for tens of thousands of people in Israel. From 2007-2011 Eran directed the Neta@ program for excellence and technological leadership for youth, and in 2011 he established the content department of the Appleseeds organization and served as its deputy director of content and innovation through 2015. In 2015, Eran participated in the Community Solutions Program (CSP), a leadership program of the American State Department, and in that framework, he was a research fellow in the Governance Lab at NYU and led research in examining the pedagogic effectiveness of online training programs. The national volunteer program that he developed in his years as director of the Neta@ program received the President’s Volunteer Award. The Campus Project under his leadership received an Award for Innovation in Civil Service in 2018.

About

Eran lives in Tzur Yitzhak in the Sharon region. He is married to Orit and is the father of Tahel and Ohad. In his free time, he enjoys trail riding, basketball and volunteering in frameworks to encourage social entrepreneurship and community building.

Education

Eran holds a master’s in philosophy and digital culture from Tel Aviv University and a bachelor's in computer science and philosophy from Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Elchanan Rozenfeld

Vice President, Ateret Shlomo

Elchanan Rozenfeld

Vice President, Ateret Shlomo

Yaakov Zvi (Kobi) Rozenstein

Director General, Darkei Yosher, Lev Banim, Morasha

Professional background

Since 2002 Kobi has been the CEO of a network of Haredi educational institutions that he founded, which includes preschools, elementary schools for boys, a high school for girls and a professional school for teacher and professional training for Haredi girls. For 25 years he was the assistant and spokesperson for the leader of the Lithuanian community, Rabbi Steinman of blessed memory. In the past he was the spokesperson and assistant to Knesset Member Rabbi Moshe Gafni and Knesset Member Rabbi Shmuel Halpert. In addition, this is Kobi’s second term as a member of the Mateh Binyamin Regional Council. Kobi performs his military service in the Military Rabbinate in the role of postmortem identification.

About

Kobi lives on Moshav Matityahu. He is married to Chani and is the father of five children – Tovi, Zeevi, Shimi, Shmulik and Tamar. In his free time, he enjoys studying and reading, and traveling in Israel and around the world. Kobi is the commander of the Community Preparedness Squad in his town. He volunteers as an ambulance driver and in many other volunteer bodies.

Education

Kobi has high level Torah education equivalent to a bachelor's and is a graduate of diverse professional training courses.

Osnat Rubin

Director of the School for Professional Internships and director of internships in research and evaluation, Mofet Institute

Professional background

Osnat is the director of the School for Professional Internships and director of internships in research and evaluation at the Mofet Institute. She is a senior lecturer in academia and conducts research on  teacher identity and the issue of Haredim in academia. Her research has been published in books, journals and at conferences in Israel and around the world. Osnat established the master’s program in counseling and human development for the Haredi sector at the University of Haifa and has served as its director since its inception. She initiated and directs a project for counseling by email in the Haredi sector. Additional positions she has held include: chair of research unit, journal editor, chair of student administration, college department chair, member of degree curriculum committee in two colleges.

About

Osnat lives in Petach Tikva.

Education

Osnat is the director of the School for Professional Internships and director of internships in research and evaluation at the Mofet Institute. She is a senior lecturer in academia and conducts research on teacher identity and the issue of Haredim in academia. Her research has been published in books, journals and at conferences in Israel and around the world. Osnat established the master’s program in counseling and human development for the Haredi sector at the University of Haifa and has served as its director since its inception. She initiated and directs a project for counseling by email in the Haredi sector. Additional positions she has held include: chair of research unit, journal editor, chair of student administration, college department chair, member of degree curriculum committee in two colleges.

Eti Sasi 

Director of Primary Education Division, Department of Education, Ministry of Education

Professional background

Eti has been the director of the elementary education branch of the Ministry of Education since 2015. In the framework of her role, she is responsible for elementary schools in the Israeli education system. Previously, Eti directed the Administration for Independent Schools at the Ministry of Education. Eti began her career as a teacher and VP, and was the principal of two schools: Hadar Hasharon in the Lev Sharon Regional Council and Tomer Rachel in the city of Maale Adumim.

About

Eti lives in Herzliya. She is married and is the mother of three children.

Education

Eti holds a master’s in educational policy and administration from Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and a bachelor's in education from David Yellin College. She also has a teaching certificate.

Neomi Schey

Supervisor of Professional Development, Training and ICT, Charedi Region, Ministry of Education

Professional background

Since 2014, Neomi has worked in the Haredi district of the Ministry of  Education in the role of inspector of professional development and supervision. She is responsible for the professional education of inspectors, principals, position holders and teaching staff at a national level. She is also in charge of the district supervision program and leads the field of ICT in Haredi education. Previously, Noemi worked in the Jerusalem Municipality as the director of the technology unit in the education administration. As an educator, she coordinated tracks in software engineering and practical engineering internships at seminaries in Jerusalem. Neomi is active in the community and works to place seminary graduates in high tech companies.

About

Neomi lives in Jerusalem. She is married to Rabbi Moshe Yosef, is the mother of nine children and has four grandchildren.

Education

Neomi has a master’s in technology administration from the Holon Institute of Technology (HIT) and a bachelor's in education and in computer science, computer engineering from Ben Gurion University of the Negev.

Hila Segal

Head of the "school climate and violence prevention unit" at the psychological and counseling services, Ministry of Education

Professional background

Hila manages the department for optimal educational environment and the reduction of violence of the Psychological Services division at the Ministry of Education. In this role, she oversees Ministry policy and implementation. Hila develops educational and therapeutic programs for the advancement of mental wellbeing and for the prevention of violence and bullying among children and adolescents. She is also responsible for training specialists in systemic and organizational change processes that are designed to create optimal environments.

These programs are used by various educational institutions every year. Prior to this role, Hila managed the department for sexuality and the prevention of abuse ofchildren and teens.

About

Hila lives in the Kidron agricultural community with her husband, Shimmi, and their three children Omri, Goni and Yair.

Education

Hila has a master’s degree in educational counseling from Tel Aviv University and a bachelor's degree in education and literature from the University of Haifa.

Revital Shapira

Head of Junior high and higher education Department, Petach Tikva Municipality

Professional background

Since 2012, Revital has served as director of the Post-Primary Education Department for the Petah Tikva municipality. In her current position in the city, Revital is responsible for approximately 13,000 students in grades 7 through 12, at 26 schools including the city's music conservatory and the Young Ambassadors School. Revital served as principal of Ben Gurion High School in Petah Tikva for five years. Prior to her position as a principal, she served in a variety of positions at the school. Between 1998 and 2007, she served as the municipal Mabar coordinator, and was responsible for training teachers and promoting the city's Mabar students.

Between 1990 and 1995, Revital held many positions in the field of informal education at the Youth and Young Adults Department of the Petah Tikva Municipality. During this time, Revital served as an instructor in young counselors (Madatzim) courses, an instructor for a regional student council, youth coordinator, coordinator for the Israel Youth Award and more. In her military service, Revital served as a communications officer in the reserves and a platoon commander in an officers' course.

About

Revital lives in Petah Tikva with her husband and three children. She is a cinema enthusiast, and in her free time, she enjoys cooking.

Education

Revital has a graduate degree in the thesis track from the Department of Labor Studies of Tel Aviv University and an undergraduate degree in educational administration and supervision and Tanakh from Bar Ilan University. In addition, she graduated from a school principal course at Tel Aviv University and a training course for authority department heads. She has a teaching certificate and a teaching license.

Moshe Shriki

Instructor and Lecturer in the field of Education, Branko Weiss Institute

Professional background

Moshe started his professional career in education as a history teacher, and later served as a school principal, both in Jerusalem. In addition to his work in formal education, he also founded a Jerusalem-based nonprofit organization dedicated topromoting student achievement and excellence.

He then turned his attention to educational and social activity. While at the Memizrach Sehmesh, a Beit Midrash (House of Study) and Center for Jewish Social Activism and Leadership in Israel founded by Alliance - Kol Yisrael Chaverim, he built programs to develop leadership skills among college and graduate students. Today he teaches multi-cultural education at Ono Academic College, and in his work for the Branco Weiss Institute, he oversees large-scale initiatives aimed at changing and promoting excellence at schools in Tel Aviv.

About

Moshe is a devoted Jerusalemite. He has three children: Omer, Itamar and Maya.

Education

Moshe has a graduate degree in democratic studies from the Open University of Israel and an undergraduate degree in Islam and Middle Eastern studies from Hebrew University.

Daphi Biran Singer

Program Director, Mandel Program for Regional Leadership in the North

Professional background

Dahpi serves as Program Director, Mandel Program for Regional Leadership in the North. Previously she served as the CEO of the Edmond De Rothschild Partnerships, which she founded in 2016. The Rothschild Caesarea Partnerships aims to develop young leadership in the periphery. Included in the programmatic portfolio are the Kav Ha'Zinuk program, the prestigious Rothschild Ambassadors program and a Cadets program. Previously, Daphi managed the Rothschild Ambassadors Program and earlier still, managed the Branco Weiss Institute's department committed to promoting personal and social excellence in the social and geographical periphery. Earlier in her career, Daphi taught immigrants Hebrew, with an emphasis on Ethiopian immigrants.

Throughout her career, Daphi has been intent on taking part in the effort to tackle the periphery's social challenges and making her own personal and professional contribution to the betterment of society.

About

Daphi lives in Haifa with her husband Gil and five children (two are Gil's from his first marriage, two are Daphi's from her first marriage and one is theirs together).

Education

Daphi has a master's degree in the Administration of Educational Systems University and a BA in Geography and Education both from Haifa University. In addition, she holds certificates in group facilitation and management coaching from the Technion as well as an additional certificate in teaching from Oranim Teachers’ College.

Rivka Taub

Director of Education Department, Hevel Yavne- regional council

Professional background

Over the past three years, Rivka has served as director of the Education Department of the Hevel Yavne Regional Council. Before this appointment, she worked as a professor at Bar Ilan University and Achva Academic College. In addition Rivka managed youth science enrichment programs and developed computer-based teaching tools.

About

Rivka lives in Yad Binyamin with her husband Eliav, and their five children.

Education

Rivka holds a doctorate in computer science education as well as a master’s degree from the Weitmann Institute of Science. Rivka completed her undergraduate studies in computer science and psychology at Bar Ilan University. She also holds a teaching certificate.

Yotam Tron

Co-CEO, Democratic Institute

Professional background

Yotam has been Joint CEO of the Democratic Institute since 2014. The Democratic Institute promotes democratic culture through leading democratic processes in institutions and organizations, providing democratic leadership training and building a network of democratic influence. Yotam manages nearly 120 employees who work throughout the country in different programs and projects of the Democratic Institute. Prior to his role as Joint CEO, Yotam was a partner in establishing and directing the Educational Pioneer program and directed the teacher training program - The Incubator for Educational Social Entrepreneurship at the Kibbutzim College. Prior to entering the world of social change, Yotam was a pilot in the Air Force and managed projects in Africa.

About

Yotam lives in Tel Aviv with Karni and their three children. In his free time, he hikes and travels a lot, reads and plays guitar.

Education

Yotam holds a master’s in education from Tel Aviv University, and a bachelor's in history and philosophy from the University of Haifa.

Tami Umanski

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

Professional background

Tami serves as director of the Education Division at the National Child Online Protection Bureau, a newly established interministerial bureau. Tammy is taking an active part in the foundation of the bureau, working to set the vision and policies, as well as to establish an operational philosophy. Tammi also works as a graduate school professor of educational consultancy at the Center for Academic Studies.

Previously, Tami served as deputy director of the Consultancy Department and was in charge of professional development and consultancy for pre-school aged students. Before that, she served as an educational consultant supervisor. Central to her work philosophy is a commitment to a holistic ecological approach, a search for meaning and a commitment to skill building for an ever-changing and dynamic reality.

About

Tammi holds a graduate degree in educational consultancy with a focus on developmental psychology as well as an undergraduate degree and teaching certificate in special education, from Tel Aviv University. In addition, she also received training in organizational consulting and supervising as well as in mediation training and mindfulness facilitation.

Education

Tami lives in the Tzur Yigal local community with her partner Efri and her children, Nadav, Amit and Itay.

Moshe Zaibert

Vice President, Tzohar Halev

Professional background

Moshe began working at the Tzohar HaLev Network in 2004, and in 2009 was appointed to become deputy director. He is the director of the institution branches in Ashdod, is active in the organizational-social area in the network and puts great emphasis on proper management alongside balanced budget and economic security. Additionally, Moshe is the CEO of a high school, seminary, and college operating in Ashdod that has branches throughout the country.

About

Moshe is from Ashdod and loves Ashdod. He is a believing Jew, and happy to be part of the Haredi sector. Moshe is married and is the father of nine children. He doesn’t really have free time, but he enjoys having fun with his children.

Education

Moshe holds a bachelor's in special education from the Teacher’s Institute. He has training in organizational consulting from Tel Aviv University. He also studied management and marketing in the Haredi College for Professional Training and was in the first cohort of the MAOZ “Ashmoret” program.

Reem Zreiq

Director of Education Department, Local council Eilaboun

Professional background

Since 2011, Reem has managed and led the educational system in the local council of Eilabun. In this role, she is responsible for the Department of Youth, Sports and Culture for the Eilabun community. Rim works to promote a community-based and systemic educational vision which emphasizes the needs of children from age three to 21 in both formal and informal education spaces. Reem was previously director of pre-primary education, and responsible for special education, in the local council of Yafia.

About

Reem grew up in Haifa. She currently lives in Nazareth with her husband, Saeb and their two children. She spends her free time with family and friends.

Education

Reem holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and computer science from Haifa University; a Bachelor of Arts degree in Pre-School Education from Oranim College; a teaching certificate from Beit Berl College; and an organizational consulting training certificate from Oranim College.

Emanuel Zylbermann

Director of Educational Department - Secular and Religious, Jerusalem Municipality

Professional background

Emanuel is the director of the non-religious and religious branches and in charge of secondary education in the Jerusalem Education Administration. In this role, he is responsible for leading educational policy including programs to reduce social gaps, innovation and promoting achievements. Previously he was the Principal of the Tali Beit Hinuch School and led it to receive the Education Prize of the Jerusalem Education Department for 2012-2013. Prior to that, he founded and directed the Lehr Institute for Volunteer Management – the first center for organizational consultation for volunteer institutions, and concurrently he was the director of counseling of the Yad Sarah organization. In the past, Emanuel directed Midreshet Amiad, which is a part of the Gesher organization. He began his educational career as a counselor in the residential school - Beit Hayeled in Jerusalem.

About

Emanuel holds a master’s in business management from Hebrew University in Jerusalem and a bachelor's in humanities from the Open University. In addition, he is a graduate of the Mandel School of Educational Leadership, a graduate of the mediation program and mediation practicum of the Gevim Center, and holds a teaching certificate from the Kibbutzim College where he also completed the principal’s course.

Education

Emanuel holds a master’s in business management from Hebrew University in Jerusalem and a bachelor's in humanities from the Open University. In addition, he is a graduate of the Mandel School of Educational Leadership, a graduate of the mediation program and mediation practicum of the Gevim Center, and holds a teaching certificate from the Kibbutzim College where he also completed the principal’s course.