Eli Paley


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.

Nitsa (Kaliner) Kasir

Vice Chairman

Nitsa (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.

Yitzchak Pindrus


Yitzchak Pindrus is an alumnus of Yeshivas Aderes Eliyahu in Jerusalem's Old City. He serves as the director of MATI Jerusalem Business Development Center. He is former mayor of Beitar Illit and former deputy mayor of Jerusalem.

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.

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.

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.

Dmitri Romanov


Dmitri Romanov holds a doctorate in economics from the Hebrew University. He worked as an economist in the Income Departmet in the Ministry of Treasury and in the research department in the Bank of Israel. From 2005 - 2015 he served as the chief scientist at the Central Bureau of Statistics. Since 2017 he serves as data scientist for Monday.com and teaches at Rupin Acadmiic Institute.

Israel Tick


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.

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Avraham Zilberman

Fellow, High-Tech

Avraham has 30 years of experience in developing complex software systems and technology training for various populations. He owns the Double O. Didactics consulting firm, which specializes in training and human resource development for the high-tech sector. It also provides software development for large companies in various sectors including: finance, public and private. He served in the academic reserve of the Navy's computer unit. He consults on several large-scale projects related to finance, smart cities and data.

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.

Assaf Tsachor-Shai

Senior 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.

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.

Asher Weinberger

U.S. Director

Asher holds a B.A. in business from FUD and rabbinical ordination from the Jerusalem Kollel. He established and advised several start-ups alongside his involvement in teaching and social activism. He worked for many years at the Jewish Enrichment Center in New York.

Yisrael Yoskowitz

Special Projects & Partnerships

Yisrael is the Chairman and CEO of Tikva Ledorot, a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting couples dealing with infertility. He also serves as a political commentator in the Mishpacha magazine. He has experience in leading organizations and companies. In the past he served as CEO of Mamad and established a forum of industry leaders committed to integrating Haredim in the workforce.

Noam Marsha


Noam holds a B.A. in philosophy, economics and political science From the Hebrew University, 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.

Eliyahu Berkovits


Eliyahu is an alumnus of the Mir Yeshiva and Ateres Yisrael. He holds a BA (with honors) in the humanities, an MA in Jewish studies from the Hebrew University, and is currently completing his doctoral research in Jewish studies. Previously he served as research assistant in Hebrew University’s faculty of law.

Shaked Adar


Shaked holds a B.A. in philosophy, economics and political science From the Hebrew University. He is a graduate of Yeshivat Maaleh Gilboa and was involved in Nova, a nonprofit organization that provides strategic consulting to third sector organizations.

Tzahi Ben Shimol


Tzahi is pursuing a B.A. in philosophy, economics and political science in the Hebrew University. He worked as a coordinator for social enterprises in Bituach Leumi Funds that develop community social services and helped them develop funding systems.

Sara Rubin


Director of national program for children and youth at risk and former Director of beitar illit's special education department

Yocheved Gottesman

Director of External Relations & Partnerships

Yocheved, a native New Yorker, has eight years of experience in nonprofit development and management. Through grant writing and PR expertise, she has helped secure funding for organizations dealing with: children with special needs, Haredi employment, women's empowerment and girls from troubled backgrounds.

Lea Dambeck

Office manager

Leah holds a degree and rich background in education. In the past she has coordinated projects related to kiruv and Jewish identity in Israel and Diaspora.