Danny founded the Sheba Scouts division to promote the integration of Ethiopian-Israelis into the Israel Scouts. He has served as director of the Israel Association for Ethiopian Jews and area head at the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews. Served as founding-director of the Ethiopian Jewry Heritage Center, a government corporation. Currently Danny is director of Hila - For Equality in Education. He holds a master’s degree in hermeneutics and cultural studies from Bar-Ilan University, where he is now a doctoral student.
Yair writes a weekly cultural-political column for Haaretz, and is the author of the novels The Journey (2011, awarded the Sapir Prize for Debut Fiction), and The Things Themselves (2014), the longform poem Munich (2014) and editor of “Hear My Voice: New Old Psalms”. He edits scripts and teaches writing, and also serves as artistic advisor on various projects. He is the chief artistic advisor for the Gesher Multicultural Film Fund and the Avi Chai/Gesher Film and Media Collaborative. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history and philosophy from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Heli is one of the leaders of Rashut Ha’Rabim – The Jerusalem Forum of Jewish Renaissance Organizations and Director of Hillel at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is a board member of several social organizations, and a member of the Jerusalem municipality’s Society and Culture Committee. She founded the Hillel Beit Midrash for Israeli Singers; worked as a commentator for the educational television series Ibn Gvirol and Yehuda Halevi; served as a consultant to the Mifal Hapais (Israeli National Lottery) Council for Culture and Art; and was a member of the steering committee for An Invitation to Piyut, a website promoting traditional Jewish liturgical poetry. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Jewish history from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Regev has worked as a group facilitator in several different settings; he led and directed Beit Prat, the Ein Prat alumni community in Jerusalem; is a member of the ROI Community, an international network of Jewish social entrepreneurs, activists, and educators, via which he led Limmud Jerusalem and founded and led YOM – A Workshop for Pluralism in Religion and State. Since 2015, he has served as head of the Beit Midrash programs at Ein Prat. He holds a master’s degree in political science from Bar-Ilan University.
Amichai is a graduate of the Otniel yeshiva and of the Sam Spiegel School of Film and Television. He has worked as a journalist and culture critic for the papers Makor Rishon and Ma’ariv, and as a speechwriter for the President of Israel. He is one of the editors of the poetry journal Meshiv Haruah; lectures in screenwriting at the College of the Literary Arts in Jerusalem; and is a broadcaster for the public radio channel Kan Tarbut. He has written and directed for a number of television series, including The Winner (“Hamenatzeach”) and Iron Dome (“Kipat Barzel”), and is currently shooting a documentary on the Hebrew poet Avoth Yeshurun (Yehiel Perlmutter) as part of the Hebrew culture project The Hebrews. His collection of poetry Talking with Home (2015) was awarded the Minister of Culture’s Prize for New Poets.
Uri has served as director of Gesher Educational Enterprises, educational director for the Former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe Division of the Jewish Agency’s Youth Education Department, youth coordinator at a rehabilitation center, and high-school teacher in Israel and the United States. In 2005, he founded Masa Israeli Routes Odyssey to provide Jewish, Zionist, and Israeli education in Israel’s non-religious state school system, in the diaspora, and in the IDF, and has served as its founding director since then. He holds a master’s degree in public policy and administration from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
Chamutal has previously served as the director of the social services division of the Givat Brenner Regional Council, and as community director for Kibbutz Kfar Menachem. Since 2012, she has been the community director for the cooperative agricultural settlement Masuot Yitzhak. She is also the chair of the parents’ board of the Keshet elementary school in Mazkeret Batya, which serves students from both religious and secular families. She holds a master’s degree in social work from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
Anat is the social and community director of Kibbutz Nirim, and is responsible for leading long-term strategic planning processes for the kibbutz. She is an active member of a number of forums and groups in the area and throughout the Negev, and is active in the Kibbutz Movement. She is one of the founders and leaders of the Movement for the Future of the Western Negev, a civil society organization formed by Western Negev residents to promote a diplomatic solution in Gaza. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history from Tel Aviv University, and is a doctoral student in the department of politics and government at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Her research focuses on the commemoration of the War of Independence in the Negev, and examines questions of collective memory and local, communal, and national identity.
Rachel is the creator of the plays Don’t Say ‘Water Water’, Finely Cut, You Don’t Say, and And She Conceived and Gave Birth, and was the actor-creator in the production 1976 View which won first prize at the Akko International Fringe Theater Festival. She was awarded the Minister of Education’s Prize for Jewish Culture and the Golden Hegehog Performer of the Year Prize for her performance in And She Conceived and Gave Birth. She directs community theater around Israel, and since 2015 has been the principal of the Keshatot School of Theater. She holds a master’s degree in theater from Tel Aviv University.
Tamar is a member of the board of directors of Beit Hillel, an organization of rabbis and rabbaniyot seeking to provide an attentive rabbinical leadership, and is the founder of Kulana, a community beit midrash in Givat Shmuel. She is the author of Francesco Tirelli’s Ice Cream Shop (2017), which won the Yad Vashem Prize for Children’s Holocaust Literature. Since 2011, she has served as head of the literature department at the Givat Washington Academic College of Education. She teaches on the master’s program in Aggadah at Efrata College of Education, and at the Midrasha of Bar-Ilan University. She holds a doctorate in literature of the Jewish people from Bar-Ilan University.
Neta was one of the founder members of the artists’ group Empty House, founded and directed the temporary culture and arts space Carriage 322, and was the artistic director of the Voice of the Word festival at the Hazira Performance Art Arena. He studies and works on the seam between art, community, and urban spaces, and since 2016 has been the director of HaMiffal, “the factory,” an arts and culture center in Jerusalem. He holds a master’s degree in philosophy from the Hebrew University, and is a doctoral student at the Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas at Tel Aviv University.
Inbal was one of the founders of Kibbutz Eshbal, a kibbutz of educators in the Galilee, where she was involved in founding and running a boarding school for at-risk youth. She has also worked in group facilitation and in curricular development. She taught in the “Beit Midrash for Folk Teachers” track at Beit Berl College, and founded and directed the Mitzpe Ramon boarding school for leadership and social action. Since 2014, she has been the founding director of the Dror Educational Centers’ network of professional leadership colleges and is currently director of Dror Educational Centers. She holds a master’s degree in education system management and organization from Beit Berl College.
Malki oversaw public relations for the Shorashim Jewish Culture Center, and ran the organization’s activities aimed at bridging gaps in Israeli society. She is now a social activist working on municipal community initiatives in Ashdod to create dialog between different sectors, including the “Ashdodim” movement and the secular-Haredi beit midrash “Plugta.” She is also a fellow at the Shaharit Institute.
Eran is currently director of the Yigal Allon Center, an educational nonprofit that provides leadership training in the spirit of Yigal Allon. The center, situated on Kibbutz Ginosar, is a leading institution in educating toward Zionist-humanist leadership and social activism, for a broad range of populations. The center also works to strengthen relations between Jewish and Arab citizens of Israel. Eran is a former commander in the Israeli air force. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Haifa’s Afikim program for outstanding students, and has studied at Sciences Po (Paris Institute of Political Studies) and in the US State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).
Ofir founded and edited Café Gibraltar, an internet magazine and incubator for entrepreneurism in the cultural periphery, and founded Golden Age, a movement guided by the values of traditional Judaism and Mizrahi Zionism. He presents a radio show for the Kan Israel Broadcasting Corporation; writes a column for the nrg news website; and is one of the leaders of the “Imprisonment is Not the Answer” campaign, which criticizes punishment by incarceration in Israel. He is a lawyer, and is studying for a research-based master’s degree in law as a fellow in the Emile Zola Chair for Human Rights at the College of Law and Business in Ramat Gan.
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