Management

Dr. Sigal Shelach

Dr. Sigal Shelach

Executive Director of Joint Israel

Sigal holds a Ph.D. from Tel Aviv University in the Department of Labor Studies, specializing in the fields of immigration and employment. In 2001, she joined the Research and Economics Administration at the Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Labor and served there for six years. During this period, she was involved in the implementation and management of programs to integrate various populations into the workforce.

In 2007, Sigal began working at Joint-TEVET, the joint employment project of Joint Israel and the Government of Israel, where she developed programs to benefit Arab society and immigrants and to improve relations with employers. Sigal was appointed director of Joint-TEVET in 2012, and in 2018, she became the CEO of Joint Israel.

Einav Aharoni-Yonas

Einav Aharoni-Yonas

Director of Joint-TEVET

Einav heads Joint-TEVET, Israel’s leading development center for social innovation in employment. Until mid-2018, she served as director-general of Kodak Israel (NYSE: Kodak) and was the company’s global innovation director. In addition, she was a member of the Board of Directors of ICB – Israel China Biotechnology (TASE: ICB), which deals with investments in digital healthcare. She has extensive experience in a multinational environment, with a track record of managing teams and organizations in a period of change. Einav served in Unit 8200, an elite cybersecurity branch of Israel’s Military Intelligence, and currently sits on the Board of Directors of the unit’s alumni association. She holds bachelor’s degrees in Law and Accounting and is also a certified liaison with a master’s degree in Philosophy, Science, and Digital Culture from Tel Aviv University.

Rani Dudai

Rani Dudai

Director of Joint-ELKA

Rani holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Tel Aviv University and has two master’s degrees: one in Business Administration from the University of Haifa, specializing in Strategic Human Resource Management; the other in Social Work (Advanced Clinical Practice) from Bar Ilan University in Tel Aviv. Rani is a graduate of the Maoz-Seal Leadership Program and the Executive Education Program at Harvard Business School. He served as CEO of the Gevim Group and established the KEDEM program for youth offenders. He is a member of the Board of Directors of NPTech, a technology provider for the “third sector” (voluntary and community organizations) in Israel.

Yossi Heymann

Yossi Heymann

Director of Joint-Eshel

Brigadier General (Res.) Yossi Heymann has years of experience in military and civilian management positions, including these senior positions in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF): Commander of the Golani Brigade, Commander of the Officer’s Training School Bahad 1, Commander of the 98th Paratroopers Division, and head of the Strategic Division in the Planning Directorate. He joined Joint Israel after serving three years as director-general of the Jerusalem Municipality. Yossi graduated from the National Security College, holds a bachelor’s degree from The Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, and a master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Haifa.

Dr. Ariel Levy

Dr. Ariel Levy

Director of Joint-Ashalim

Ariel brings to the table a rich social, public, academic, and managerial background as he leads Joint-Ashalim, which develops services for at-risk children and youth in Israel. He served as deputy director-general of the Pedagogical Administration at the Ministry of Education, spearheading national reforms in the education system. He was the Head of Professional Development for School Leaders at Avney Rosha, the Israeli Institute for School Leadership. He was the principal of Gilo High School in Jerusalem and held a number of educational management positions in various organizations, including the Jewish Agency. In his most recent position, Ariel served as a Visiting Faculty member at the Mandel School for Educational Leadership, and at the Yad Hanadiv Foundation where he helped implement an innovative new approach to learning. Ariel has a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Education, a master’s degree in Philosophy, and a Ph.D. in Education - all three from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Efrat Stern

Efrat Stern

Director of Joint "Israel Unlimited"

Efrat has extensive experience developing, piloting, and managing programs for the elderly and people with disabilities, including Supportive Housing and Supportive Communities. For the past four years, she has been a key part of the Israel Unlimited management team. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Political Science from Tel Aviv University and a master’s degree in Management of Non-Profit and Community Organizations from the Schwartz Program at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. As the director, Efrat leads a staff of 25+ to generate social impact and systemic solutions, develop models and pilot programs, and promote equal opportunities for independent living and the participation of people with disabilities in society.

Haim Factor

Haim Factor

Chief Financial Officer

Haim manages Joint Israel’s finances and is responsible for planning, overseeing, and implementing the budget. For a short time, he served as the organization’s deputy director-general. Haim immigrated to Israel from Argentina in 1971, earned a master’s degree in Economics from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and was a researcher and deputy director of The Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute. He has served as an advisor on a number of public committees and for parliamentary legislation, including the 1995 National Health Insurance Law. He has also advised the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany and the World Jewish Restitution Organization on issues relating to demographics and Holocaust survivors.

Shira Lev-Ami

Shira Lev-Ami

Director of Digital and Data Innovation

Shira has three master’s degrees from The Adi Lautman Interdisciplinary Program for Outstanding Students at Tel Aviv University: in Law, Political Science (the Department of Public Policy), and Business (Management of Technology & Information Systems, and Organizational Behavior). Before taking on her role as the Joint’s Data Innovation Manager, she worked for seven years in the Health Ministry; as Chief Information Officer and Director of the Digital Health Department, she spearheaded a technological transformation in Israel’s healthcare system. In the business world, Shira was a senior analyst at Shaldor Strategy Consulting and helped manage complex transactions and deals for Fishman Holdings. She also held strategic positions in the “third sector” (voluntary and community organizations) at the Yad Hanadiv Foundation.

Reeva Ninio

Reeva Ninio

Chief of Staff

Reeva’s role is twofold: managing Joint Israel’s overall operations and promoting strategic initiatives. In her previous position as Director of Strategic Partnerships at Joint-TEVET, she focused on reducing poverty in Israel through increasing participation in the workforce. She was also a Joint representative abroad, assisting Jewish communities in Britain, France, Germany, Australia, and South Africa. Reeva immigrated to Israel from South Africa in 1979. Before joining the Joint, she was an emissary to the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington where she directed Partnership 2000 based on the “Lay Leadership” model. This Jewish Agency project connected the Beit Shemesh area of central Israel to Jewish communities in Washington, DC, and South Africa.

Mor Noifeld

Mor Noifeld

Director of Human Resources

Mor has over 20 years of experience in human resources and management positions. She began her professional career in the Behavioral Sciences Department of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), where she established and managed human resource programs for hi-tech and start-up companies both in Israel and abroad. Mor’s social awareness is reflected in her various roles in the field of employment diversity and in the establishment of the EMC Corporation’s new Research and Development (R&D) Center in Beersheba. Mor holds a bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Sciences from Ben-Gurion University, a master’s degree in Occupational Psychology from Tel Aviv University, and a diploma from the Group Facilitators Training Institute (Zippori).

Galit Sagie

Galit Sagie

Director of Planning and Development

Galit coordinates organizational planning and thinking, and fosters Joint Israel’s relationship with strategic partners at home and abroad. Previously, she directed volunteer and personnel development at Joint-ELKA. In that role, she initiated a variety of projects aimed at enriching public services and the “third sector” (voluntary and community organizations) in Israel, leading training programs for public officials and government authorities. Galit has a master’s degree in Organizational Psychology and Business. Prior to joining Joint Israel, she worked as a group mentor, consultant, and lecturer at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, teaching behavioral sciences and organizational behavior.

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