Eival Gilady Chair of the Board

Serves as Chair of the Board of the Western Galilee Academic College, Honorary President of the Israeli-Palestinian Chamber of Commerce, and Honorary Consul of the Republic of Slovenia. Formerly served as Chair of the Koret Israel Economic Development Funds and the Portland Trust.

Michal Cohen Board member

Director General of the Rashi Foundation. Michal served as Director General of the Education Ministry for four years, and previously filled different managerial roles in the public service, most recently as the Ministry’s Senior Deputy Director and Director of the Pedagogic Administration. Michal holds an MA degree in education from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a diploma in Organizational Consultation for Education Systems from Tel Aviv University, as well as MA in Law from Bar Ilan University.

Avi Natan Board member

Avi served as CEO of Microsoft Israel (2001-2008). Later he became engaged in educational work and currently works as a high-school Math teacher in Kiryat Tivon.

Yael Bela-Avni Board member

Director of Evaluation and Measurement at the Rashi Foundation. Formerly managed a rape-crisis center in Jerusalem and a joint initiative for sexually-abused children and youth.

Dr. Randa Abbas, Ph.D. Education Board member

Lecturer and researcher. Formerly taught at Abu Sanaan High School and managed a women’s center in Julis.

Dr. Arye Baran Board member

Accountant and lecturer. Served as the first elected Head of Kfar Vradim Local Council 1997-2003.

Ruth Gofer Board member

Ruth is the General Director of Northern Star Association and Star Center. She is also a board member of the Western Galilee Academic College.

Rotem Azar Eliyahu Board member

Rotem leads the development of the Early childhood community intervention model at the Rashi foundation. She brings significant experience in the field of early childhood and young people at risk, working with government and JDC-Ashalim.  She has a BA and MA in Social Work with specialization in Management from Ben Gurion University

Tali Sofrin Board member

Tali is a graduate of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Faculty of Law, who worked as a lawyer in the private sector before joining the Rashi foundation in 2006. As part of the Foundation’s legal team, she gained broad experience in providing legal advice to the different departments, drafting contracts with external bodies and so on. In 2019 Tali became the head of the legal department of the Rashi foundation.

Eyal Ler - Member of the Board of Directors Director of the Construction Department, Rashi Foundation

Eyal manages the construction department of the Rashi Foundation which specializes in projects that provide the infrastructure for social services and activities in the fields of education and welfare. The department accompanies every project from the planning stage until delivery, including legal advice, budget control and interface management with donors and regulators.

Eyal has a wealth of experience in the field of construction, which he acquired over 20 years of service in the IDF’s construction and infrastructure unit where he worked on large-scale projects and held senior management positions.

He has a BSc in Industrial Engineering and Management from Tel Aviv University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Bar Ilan University.