Leadership & Staff

 

Morton L. Mandel

Chairman & CEO, Mandel Foundation


Professor Jehuda Reinharz

President, Mandel Foundation


Moshe Vigdor

Director General, Mandel Foundation-Israel


Annette Hochstein

President Emeritus, Mandel Foundation-Israel


Avi Katzman

Faculty Member


Dr. Tamar Abramov

Senior Advisor to the President


Lior Peri

Program Director


Dr. Noa Apeloig

Faculty Member

Dr. Noa Apeloig is an anthropologist and researcher in the field of identity and education. She completed her bachelor’s and master’s degrees and her doctorate in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s department of sociology and anthropology, and also holds a diploma from the Group Facilitators Training Institute. Her research examines the link between ethnic identity and motivation to acquire a higher education, using Native American culture as a test case. She currently lectures in the department of behavioral sciences at the Ruppin Academic Center, and is responsible for student training at the Center’s social engagement unit. In addition, Noa tutors and trains faculty members in academic frameworks such as Tel Aviv University’s Dov Lautman Unit for Science Oriented Youth and the Van Leer Institute, having accumulated extensive experience in this area as the founder and director of the Workshop Unit at the Hebrew University’s Teaching and Learning Center, dedicated to improving the quality of teaching at the university. Over the years she has been voted Outstanding Lecturer several times at the higher education institutions at which she has taught.


Yuvi Tashome-Katz

Tutor

Yuvi Tashome-Katz is a social entrepreneur and activist, with twenty years’ experience in community work and counseling. She has worked as a youth club coordinator; as principal of the Israel Society for the Protection of Nature’s Sorek Field School; and as a developer of young leadership training programs for youth at risk. In 2005 she was among the founders of the NGO “Friends by Nature”, which works to create “garinim” (community action groups) of both Ethiopian and non-Ethiopian Israeli members, in order to empower the local Ethiopian-Israeli community as well as other communities. For eight years she has directed the first of these garinim, operating in the town of Gedera. She is currently continuing her work in Gedera as a council member, as a volunteer for the garin, and as a facilitator of workshops on a range of issues, including identity, organic agriculture, parenting, and the narrative of Ethiopian-Israelis. Her bachelor’s degree studies, at Bar-Ilan University’s Ashkelon campus, focused on Land of Israel studies and education. In recognition of her social activities, Yuvi was chosen to light one of the ceremonial torches on the 2011 Independence Day celebrations. Later that year she was awarded the Prime Minister’s Prize for Initiatives and Innovation and the Matanel Prize for Groundbreaking Leadership.


Jonathan Leci

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)


Mosche Achour

Budget Manager


Danit Hay

Procurement Officer




Rivka Rokach

Controller


Nir Atar

Human Resources Deputy Head


Anat Bardarian

Human Resources Coordinator


Rivka Shmueleviz

Salary Controller


Noa Padan

Head of Information, Art and Sites


Penny Ben Hamo Hemed

Database Coordinator


Moshe Drori

Chief Information Officer (CIO)


Shai Shapira

System Administrator


Merav Sharabi

Administrative Assistant


Ben Dansker

Head of Planning, Process, and Archive


Alona Burger

Planning Coordinator


Netanya Carmi

Planning Assistant


Natalie Geiler

Archive Coordinator


Doron Leitner

Archive Coordinator



Shira Pasternak Be'eri

Website Coordinator


Eyal Talmon

Writer and Content Editor


Merav Uziel

Digital Media Designer


Suzannah Cohen

Executive Assistant


Ariella Freedman

Administrative Manager


Adi Aricha

Receptionist


Valerie Cohen

Receptionist


Moran Haim-Zada

Receptionist


Hagit Karmi

Receptionist


Orit Mendell

Receptionist


Lior Pollak

Personal Assistant