Mother of four. In her free time she enjoys music, travel, reading, seminary studies, conversations with friends, and pottery.
One of the founders of Migvan – the Urban Kibbutz in Sderot, where she remains a member to this day.
Has been working with AJEEC since 2006. Since 2013, she has been the organization’s Finance Officer.
A social worker by vocation, which has helped with her success in the organization.
A husband and a father of three. Born and raised in the Negev, currently living in Jerusalem. Holds a Master’s in Urban Planning from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and a Ph.D. in Anthropology and Immigration from the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. A weekend scuba diver who loves the sea and live music.
Ilan has been developing, managing, and leading community planning and development programs promoting a joint Arab-Jewish society for two decades. Ilan has worked with the Arab-Bedouin society in the Negev and within the Israeli-Palestinian space while simultaneously doing academic work – researching, writing, and publishing academic papers related to his fieldwork.
In his work in civil society, Ilan laid the foundations for programs narrowing gaps in health, environmental development programs, and education for a shared society. In the academic world, Ilan lectured at the Ben-Gurion University, the University of Amsterdam, the Open University, and the Amsterdam University College – in academic courses and programs focused on the Middle East and civil society. Over the years, Ilan led and participated in a variety of exchange programs, mutually learning from local and international mediation and conflict resolution models, including Northern Ireland, Cyprus, and more.
Resident of Kseifeh, 42 years old, married and a father of five.
M.S. in Public Administration and Policy from the Hebrew University.
Graduate of: the Maoz Fellowship Program; a group facilitators course run by Kay college and the Ministry of Education; Shatil’s “Enabling Leadership” course; and, the “Window to Government” program – an introduction to the interface between civil society organizations and the government ministries
Has been working in AJEEC for 15 years and has filled the role of Co-CEO of the organization for the past two years. Leader of AJEEC’s strategic plan, developer of community programs, and pioneer of work processes which are based on public trust and engagement
Began his work at AJEEC as Coordinator of an empowerment project for boys and girls in the Bedouin communities in the Negev. Coordinated, among other things, the Taliyah Gap Year for Arab women. Managed the team of coordinators who work within AJEEC’s “Volunteer Tent”. In 2009, Sliman became the manager of the Volunteer Tent and began working on forming partnerships with local authority leaders, deans in colleges and universities, and managers of social organizations and government ministries.
Resident of Tel Sheva, married, father of seven.
B.A. in social work from Ben Gurion University in the Negev, M.A. in Planning and Social Policy from WLU in Canada, M.B.A. from the University of Haifa. Graduated from courses in social and economic systems management.
A poetry and sci-fi movies enthusiast
Expert on government social policy and current trends in Bedouin society. Involved in a broad range of projects related to community planning and development, both at the local and national level. Serving as a member of the board of directors in several civil society organizations including Sapir College, the Abraham Fund Initiative, Igul-Letova, Midot, and others. Member of the Board of Governors of Ben Gurion University and a member of the Public Council – Magen Israel for fighting the Coronavirus.
Many years as manager of the regional Welfare authority, which provided services to Segev Shalom, Kseifeh, Ar’ara and the unrecognized Bedouin localities in the Negev. Worked as welfare and social worker in Canada for three years.
Married and mother of three.
Holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a Master’s degree in Labor Studies from Tel-Aviv University
Yana has 20 years of experience in human resource management within various fields, including employee lifecycle management, employee-manager guidance and development, work programs for the field of development and training, career paths, and more.
Yana joined AJEEC out of a desire for challenging and meaningful work, learning and development – a position through which she can give of herself, and contribute her experience to the organization.
Married and mother of four. Ahlam is a Ph.D. student at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She has a B.A. in Nursing from Ben Gurion University, majoring in early childhood, sponsored by the Schwartz Program at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem.
Hiking enthusiast, lover of hill hiking and reading
Manager of the Social and Economic Development Department which operates programs in the fields of: health promotion, early childhood, community resilience, and women’s employment (all within the Bedouin society). Member of the Autism Forum at the Center for Autism at Ben Gurion University and a group facilitator on health, parenting, and preschool
Worked as a nurse at Soroka Medical Center in Beer Sheva, where her first assignment as a nurse was to identify and diagnose children on the autism spectrum in early childhood. She later worked in the area of public health in the Ministry of Health. Graduate of the Parent Group Facilitation course at Kay College; the Community Health Leadership course from the Specialization Center at Tel HaShomer; and a managers’ course for assistance and treatment for families with autistic children and loved ones
Resident of Beer Sheva, originally from Yafia.
A social worker with an M.S. in Public Policy Administration.
Graduate of the Rothschild Ambassadors Organization for growing leadership.
Hanadi feels that it is extremely important for different sectors to work together to advance policy and reduce socio-economic disparities across all communities, particularly within Israel’s Arab society
Managed safe houses for victims of domestic violence in the Yachdav NGO, freelance advisor and provider of support for organizations in crisis and facilitating groups composed of diverse populations of youth, people with disabilities, female victims of domestic violence, and so forth
Life partner of Sivan, father of four.
Member of the Kamah Community – an urban Kibbutz in the Negev.
Ph.D. in history and culture.
Expert in social economics, experienced in the development of projects promoting employment, social enterprises, cooperatives and sustainable local economy.
Knowledge manager and social entrepreneur. Program developer, leader of strategic thought processes, professionalization, knowledge development, content and training development
Resident of Arara in the Negev, born in 1991. B.A. in Human Resource Management from Sapir College and is currently studying for an M.A. in Preschool Education in the Schwartz Program for Policy and Administration at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Her hobbies include cooking, design and flower arrangement
Manager of the Al Razi Gap Year for the Health, Medical, and Paramedical Professions.
In charge of Occupational Efficacy Development processes for youths in Bedouin society at the Rayan Employment Center: individual and group mentoring of the program participants through finding the employment, placement, perseverance and career development
Born and raised in the Negev.
Singular mother to Shir.
Holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and sociology and an MBA – specializing in non-profit management.
Hila worked for many years in the fields of identity and shared society. She was an emissary of the Jewish Agency in Delaware, and later developed informal education programs in the fields of Jewish identity for the Israeli educational system.
Coordinated the resource development system for the Ben Yakir Youth Village within the framework of the Jewish Agency. Directed the Zika Gan Yavne program – which promotes Israeli Judaism and community building. She managed the partnerships array at the Shahaf Foundation, which is focused on community building.
Age 39, mother of Rouaa and Wared lives in Kfar Yasif, originally from Akko.
.M.A in Human Resource Management, group facilitator, coach, parent counsellor and developer of inspirational cards for groups and schools
In the past six years Suheir has worked on inclusion of women in gainful employment. She has managed Employment Circles centers in the north and the Eshet Hayil Program in the Misgav District of the Be’Atsmi Organization.
Manager, Arab-Jewish Partnership Department
Resident of Hod HaSharon, a life-partner, and a mother of two.
Holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy and General History from Tel-Aviv University, and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Behavior from Rishon LeZion’s College of Management Academic Studies.
Rona is the Co-Director of Shared Society at AJEEC – she leads initiatives for the Ministry of Education, directs youth conferences, shared-society courses, community-based gap-year programs, and the development of community programsת and work processes based on trust and professionalism between neighboring local authorities.
Rona has over a decade of experience in management and guidance in the Israeli Scout Movement and the Lod Youth Department. She founded “Common Journey”, a project that runs field trips for youth from a diverse range of communities in Israel.
Resident of Kseifeh, married and a father of two.
B.A. in Physical Education from the Kay Academic College and an M.A. in Public Administration and Policy from the Ben Gurion University in the Negev.
Worked in the PERACH Organization for 6 years as a coordinator and later on the manager of the first PERACH team in the Arab society in the south. Later on managed complementary (informal) education programming at Alsadiq School in Kseifeh. Worked 6 years in the Alhayat Hura Comprehensive School, as a physical education teacher and coordinator of social education in the school
Marketing and Communications Manager
38 years old, married to Alon, mother of three, living in Kibbutz Sde Yoav.
B.A. in communication from Sapir College and an M.B.A. from Ben Gurion University.
15 years in marketing, sales, and public relations including many years as a media consultant at a public relations office. Also served as advisor and support for sales-related training processes for employees in a company with hundreds of employees in Europe.
35 years old, from Nazareth. B.A. in Sociology, Anthropology, and Education from the Hebrew University; and an M.A. in NGO and Community Organization Administration from the Hebrew University.
In Mirna’s eyes, her mission is social and community-geared work.
Joined AJEEC in 2020 and currently manages the Taliyah Gap Year and Sabeel Leadership Institute programs in the north and center of the country
Worked in employment and managed vocational skill-building programs as well as academic and employer training
Manager of Kimam and Tali’a Gap Year programs,
Nagham lives in Qalansuwa, from the”Little Triangle” region, and has a son, Ahmad.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in social sciences from the Open University and a master’s degree in gender studies and feminism from Bar-Ilan University.
Nagham is an enthusiastic social activist with a fun-loving and charismatic personality.
Manager of AJEEC’s Academic Excellence Gap Year
Regional Coordinator and regional Project Manager at Rayan Centers in the “Little Triangle” region.
National Manager, Gap Years
Laila was born and raised in the village of Eilabun and has lived in Kafr Kanna for 13 years with her husband and three children. She holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from the Hebrew University and a master’s degree in organizational management from the University of Haifa. She is a graduate of the Mandel Program for Social Leadership in the North and is actively involved in the employment of Arab women.
National Gap Year Director at AJEEC-NISPED, responsible for the activity of young adults participating in gap years, and for the development and expansion of activity in the coming months in collaboration with government and philanthropic partners.
Over the past decade, Laila engaged in project management for youth from Israel’s Arab society and managed systemic change processes in the Maoz organization, where she built multiple and diverse partnerships
Holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, a Master’s degree in Developing Countries from Tel-Aviv University, a certificate in Group Facilitation and a diploma in executive coaching from the Avila Institute for Advanced Studies in Venezuela.
Jessica is a social entrepreneur who facilitates personal and collective learning processes and spaces for personal, professional and community development. She has developed and led large-scale and long-term strategies for solving both developmental and environmental challenges in developing countries, as well as in disaster and conflict zones around the world. Her strategies have been employed in the eradication of poverty through food security, the facilitation of well-being and managing of natural and human resources
Jessica is a “yogi” and spiritual woman, with a passion for nature, music, art, creativity and writing
Manager of International Department & Regional Cooperation
She has led, designed and implemented global projects in Latin America, Africa and the Middle East
Born in Ganei Tikva, married to Yaara and father of four. A resident of the south for over 20 years, lived in Beer Sheva, Ashalim, and now in Kibbutz Kramim.
B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and an M.A. in Education Administration and Public Policy.
Manager of the Jusoor Program for integrating Bedouins in the civil service
Worked as manager of the national project for Ethiopian immigrants in Beer Sheva on behalf of Branco Weiss, and was a former educator and mathematics teacher in Beit Shemesh and Shoval. Joined the “Civil Service Cadets” program and worked as advisor to the Director General of the Ministry of Education and as Human Capital Policy Manager at the Teleprocessing Center in the Prime Minister’s Office
Jamila, a Muslim Arab, lives in Kfar Qasim and is married with three children. She holds an undergraduate degree in Social Sciences and Humanities from the Open University, and is a graduate of various courses in industrial management, employment promotion, and youth education.
Manpower and HR management; regional project management and coordination in the areas of employment and education at the Rayan Center in Kfar Qasim.
In her free time, Jamila loves to take vacations with her family.