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Our team consists of professionals with expertise and experience in policy research and analysis, advocacy, and campaigning. They’re supported by the experts on our public council, who generously donate their vast skills, knowledge, and experience to enhance our impact.
Prior to 121, Roi worked for more than a decade in different social change organizations in Israel, including serving as the Deputy Director of Merchavim – the Institute for the Advancement of Shared Citizenship in Israel. Roi is a current board member and consultant to diverse organizations in the fields of human rights, media, shared society and education. He holds an MA in History.
Tali is a social entrepreneur, lawyer,and journalist. She previously served as Deputy Director of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), Israel’s foremost human rights organization, where she led many successful campaigns in the field of social and economic rights. Tali previously served as a Legal Assistant at the State Attorney’s Office, and as a legal reporter, editor and presenter on Israel’s primetime Channel 2 News and Galei Tzahal radio. She holds an LLB from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a European Masters in Law and Economics and a Masters in International Public Law, with honors, from the University of Amsterdam.
Liat is a social activist with more than two decades’ experience in informal education. Over the years, she has established and directed numerous informal educational frameworks for youth alongside other social initiatives. Prior to joining 121, Liat managed the youth municipal center of Herzliya, and directed youth and volunteer programs at the Kfar Saba municipality. She holds a BA in Criminology and a Teaching Certificate in Special Education.
Director of Policy Advancement
Former advisor to the Deputy Ministers of the Ministry of Labor and Welfare, Ministry of Interior and Development of the Negev and Galil. Yekutiel served as the head of a college for psychotherapy at the Magid Institute of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, aimed at the Ultra-Orthodox sector, and worked for 25 years as a journalist in the fields of economics, social welfare, and handling public inquiries at Galat”z (Galei Tzahal), Channel 1 and the radio station "Kol Barama". Yekutiel holds a Bachelor's degree in Education.
Resource Development and Digital Director
Snir is an expert in website development and digital marketing. He has built e-commerce websites and run effective social media campaigns for businesses and social organizations throughout Israel. He holds a BA in Business Administration, with a specialization in Marketing.
Spokesperson and Media Consultant
Hamutal is an experienced journalist, editor, and media specialist. For 20 years, she was a journalist and editor at Yediot Ahronot, where she also served as the editor of the Opinion Section. Hamutal has edited books for various publishing houses and lectured in courses on editing at Tel Aviv University, Beit Berle, and the College of Management Academic Studies. She led the first campaign in Israel focusing on violence against women. She holds a BA in Sociology and Middle Eastern History.
Shira Lorentz Reiner
Director of Activist Communities
As a social activist, Shira previously ran an organization that supported girls serving as lone National Service recruits, and has also served as a parliamentary advisor to two Members of Knesset. Shira holds a Bachelor's degree in Education, in addition to a teaching certificate and a Master's degree in Business Administration.
Experienced in applied social research from her work at the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute, Roni’s previous experience includes steering young women from unstable family backgrounds towards activism and exercising their rights as part of her work at the Makom organization. Roni graduated with a Master's degree in Social Work – human rights and policy track.
Graphic designer and Illustrator
Owner of SoBetty Studio in Tel Aviv since 2009, focusing on design and illustration for nonprofit organizations, environmental projects and corporate clients.
Administration and Volunteers Coordinator
Social Work student and avid art lover, Chen is a graduate of the Visual Arts program at Thelma Yellin. She graduated with honors from her military service at the headquarters of the Chief Medical Officer. She also served as a coordinator in the Intelligence Corps and worked as a recruitment and placement coordinator for people with disabilities.
Economics Professor at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, specializing in macroeconomics, growth and inequality. He is also a member of the Finance Ministry Advisory Board and serves as President of the Israel Economics Association.
Chair of the Israel Direct Insurance group, owner of Yossi Kuchik Enterprises, Management and Consulting Ltd. Former Director General of the Prime Minister's Office.
Leading commentator for Israel’s Channel 2 News, presenter for the “Meet the Press” program on Channel 2, and the “What’s the Hurry?” show on Galei Tzahel Radio. She holds an MA in Communications and is a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Israel Journalists Association.
Vice President of the Briah Fund that promotes women’s rights in health care, a political and social activist for the new Right focusing on advancing women and disadvantaged populations. She lives in Maale Adumim.
CPA, CEO and co-owner of Probook, co-founder of Spacing. Professor of Marketing at two colleges, and board member of Israel’s Marketing Association. Former CEO of Zap, Rest and Dyunon, and VP of Publicis Ariely.
Strategic-regulatory consultant, specializing in health, welfare, law and education. Board member of the Ruth Vrobel Foundation, former Vice President of Gilad Lobbying, and parliamentary aide to MK Moshe Arens.
David Ben Gigi
Government relations consultant and entrepreneur, Chair of the Jerusalem District Council of the Association of IDF Veterans with Disabilities. Former Chief of Staff to Deputy Minister of Transportation, Tzippi Hotovely.
Nasreen Hadad Haj Yehia
Head of the program for Jewish-Arab relations at the Israel Democracy Institute, completing her PHD on employment among Arab young adults in Israel, board member of the non-profit Ajeel. She lives in Taybeh.
Media and government relations consultant. Former Marketing VP for the Kol Barama radio station and the Haredi College in Jerusalem. Worked with Adina Bar Shalom to expand Ultra-Orthodox access to higher education.
CEO of Logos Communications, a media relations firm. Senior strategic consultant with a wealth of experience in leading campaigns and crisis management.
Ziva Mekonen Dego
Former Executive Director of the Association of Ethiopian Jews, and former Project Manager at the Education and Youth Division of JDC Israel.
Director of the Alumni Unit at the Mandel Foundation, Chair of “Hakhlama Halomit” thatsupports children with chronic disease.
Rabbi Rafi Feuerstein
President of The Feuerstein Institute. Rabbi of the National Religious community in Jerusalem’s Har Nof neighborhood. Co-Chair of Tzohar – an organization that seeks to strengthen a shared Jewish identity across Israeli society. Rabbi Feuerstein holds a BA in Psychology and Philosophy from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem and an MA from the University of Paris 8 in France.
Senior manager at Intel Israel with extensive experience in information systems, systems engineering, and global management. He has a BA in Computer Science and an MA in Business Administration from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He lives in Modiin.