Eli Paley

Chairman

Eli Paley, an alumnus of the Chevron Yeshiva, is owner of Mishpacha Media Group and publisher of the Mishpacha weekly magazine for the haredi and Dati sectors, in Israel and abroad, in Hebrew and English. He is a businessman and social activist, and is chairman of the Paley Family Foundation which supports and promotes Torah centers and social initiatives in the haredi community. He is a member of the Jewish Funders Network and is active in several philanthropic organizations.

Yehuda Nachshoni

Board Member

Yehuda Nachshoni is CEO of Mishpacha Media Group and Mishpacha weekly magazine. He is a member of the presidium of the Israel Press Council and a member of the Tel Aviv Journalists Association.

Yitzchak Pindrus

Fellow and Board Member

Yitzhak Pindrus is an alumnus of Yeshivas Aderes Eliyahu in the Old City. He is a council member of the Jerusalem Municipality and director of several municipal corporations, including MATI, Gihon and the Nahal Sorek Drainage Authority. He is former mayor of Beitar Illit and Acting and Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem.

Yoram Margalioth

Senior Fellow

Yoram Margalioth, full professor, Tel Aviv university faculty of Law. Specializes in Taxation and Tax Policy (Public Finance). Director of the Law and Philanthropy Institute. Taught at Harvard, NYU, Northwestern, Monash, Toronto and NUS. Teaching the first Coursera course (MOOC) in law in Israel. Published over 60 papers, in leading academic journals in law and in economics, in Israel and abroad.

Nitsa (Kaliner) Kasir

Senior Fellow

Nitza Kaliner Kasir is head of the labor market and social policy divisions of the Bank of Israel’s Research Department. She has over thirty years’ experience in social and economic research and extensive experience in working with policymakers and various entities in Israel and abroad. She is a board member of the Israel Forum for Diversity Hiring, is a member of various policy committees, and headed the committee on economics and employment in the Elalouf Committee. She volunteers in various fora advancing social issues.

Yisrael Tick

Fellow

Yisrael Tick is an alumnus of Yeshivat Nachalat David, and holds a BA in Education. He has served as head of the education division of the Beitar Illit Municipality for some fifteen years. Previously he served as chairman of the public committee of the Ministry of Education and the Jerusalem Municipality to assess the city’s special education system. He has extensive experience in consulting and developing educational systems in cities and local authorities as well as contending with youth on the fringe and their placement in suitable educational frameworks.

Neri Horowitz

Fellow

Neri Horowitz holds a PhD in political science from the Hebrew University and is chairman of the Agora Policy think tank. He lectures at the Hebrew University’s School of Public Policy and serves as an advisor to policymakers and governmental planning bodies. Previously he initiated and directed the Senior Civil Service Program at the Mandel Leadership Institute, and has written policy papers, prepared master plans and conducted strategic research for government offices, CEOs and ministers.

Arik Adler

Fellow

Arik Adler has served as Treasurer and Director of Human Resources in the Bnei Brak Municipality since 2004. He holds an MA in public policy from Tel Aviv University and a BA in business management, majoring in accounting and IT systems, from the College of Management Academic Studies (COMAS). He is a member of the Institute for Certified Public Accountants in Israel. In addition, he lectures on behalf of the Ministry of Interior in training programs for local authorities undergoing recovery and urban renewal.

Hila Aftergut

Managing Director

Hila holds a BA in economics and management from the Open University. She is former deputy director of Mishpacha Magazine, English edition. She is a member of the Jewish Funders Network and the manager of the Paley Family Foundation which supports and promotes Torah institutions and social initiatives in the haredi community.

Hoshea Gottlieb

Head of Law and Governance

Hoshea is an alumnus of the Chevron Yeshiva. He holds an LLB (with honors) from Tel Aviv University and an LLM from Harvard University. He interned with Attorney General Manny Mazuz. He was commission coordinator for the investigation committees on the Turkish flotilla. In addition, he served as chief of staff as well as senior advisor to the Minister of Justice and Chief Negotiator. He is a graduate of the MAOZ leadership program.

Dr. Shlomit Shahino-Kesler

Chief Researcher

Shlomit earned her doctorate in political science from Hebrew University, in the presidential merit scholarship program. She is a Founding Member of the Agora Policy think tank and former research coordinator at the Mandel Leadership Institute’s Senior Civil Service Program. She has served as academic mentor to students at the Hebrew University and Sapir College.

Yehudit Miletzky

Senior Researcher

Yehudit holds an MA in social-organizational psychology from the Hebrew University and a BA in psychology and Middle Eastern studies. Previously she served as an organizational consultant for the Tzofnat Institute. She is a group facilitator and develops training programs for organizations and institutions.

Assaf Tsachor-Shai

Researcher

Assaf holds a triple-major BA in philosophy, economics and political science and is presently an MA student at the Hebrew University’s public policy and economics honors program. Previously he served as research assistant at the Bank of Israel’s Research Department. He has an impressive background in working with youth, particularly youth at risk.

Noam Marsha

Researcher

Noam is a BA student in Hebrew University’s triple-major program in philosophy, economics and political science, and is an alumnus of the Otniel yeshiva. Previously he worked in the accounting department of the Finance Ministry’s Pension Benefit Administration and interned in MK Eli Elalouf’s office. He is a volunteer with the Aharai young leadership organization.

Shlomo Teitelbaum

Researcher

Shlomo is an alumnus of the Chevron and Har Etzyon Yeshivas. He is currently studying economics and philosophy at Tel Aviv University and is research assistant at the Institute for Law and Philanthropy. He teaches Talmud and economics at the Ometz center for gifted children in Beit Shemesh and is involved with programs promoting economic education in Israel.

Yehuda Soloveitchik

Content and Media Relations Manager

Yehuda is an alumnus of Ponevezh and the Mirrer Yeshiva. He has served as political correspondent for the haredi online news portal Behadrei Haredim, alongside a variety of management and consulting positions in various haredi institutions and charitable organizations.