Ellen Hyman Kuchli, Chairwoman of the Board
Holds an MA in Urban Planning from the Technion. Worked in the Prime Minister’s Office in a project on urban neighborhood renewal, as well as at the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare. She is currently working independently and active in several organizations working for peace, social justice and human rights. Volunteers at the Hotline for Refugees and Migrants.
Dr. Miri Osin
Holds a BA in Economics and Political Science from the Hebrew University and a PhD in Jewish Philosophy from Tel Aviv University. Her education includes studies in the MA Business Administration track at the Hebrew University and advance studies at the School of Management at Bar Ilan University. Served in the past and present as a director and on the audit committee of management of funds. Covered a wide range of positions in the civilian sector and in the military, including for conferences and events on behalf of the EU-Israel forum, development appeals in South America by Keren Hayesod, External Relations Department management and senior defense critic. Speaks Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese and Yiddish. Volunteers for the Hotline for Refugees and Migrants.
Professor Naomi Chazan
Holds a BA and MA from Columbia University and a PhD from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Prof. Chazan has held a series of public and academic positions, including head of the Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University, president of the Israeli branch of the International Association of Political Science and founder of the Israel Women’s Network. She has written many books and articles on politics and political science on Africa, Arab-Israeli relations, Israeli politics and the status of women. She served as a member of Knesset for Meretz in the 13th-15th Knesset and was appointed Deputy Speaker of the Knesset. She was a member of the Education Committee, the Committee on the Status of Women, the Committee for Foreign Affairs and Security and more. Chazan is professor emeritus of Political Science and African Studies at Hebrew University and head of the School of Government and Society at the Academic College Tel Aviv. She also served as the president of the New Israel Fund.
Professor Gideon Kunda
Associate Professor at the Department of Labor Studies at Tel Aviv University. His specialization is the anthropology of organizations and work.
He is a public management member of Sadaka Reut, an Arab-Jewish youth group in Jaffa, and founder and academic director of the community education center, a learning and training center for migrant workers and asylum seekers in Neve Shaanan, Tel Aviv.
Has served since April 2002 as head of the Religious Action Center of Israel’s Movement for Progressive Judaism. Before that she served for 14 years as a member of the Jerusalem City Council, and is one of the only women in Israel who have served three consecutive terms on the city council. During these years Ms. Hoffman has built up her reputation as an effective and courageous fighter for justice and distributive equality within the opposition. Ms. Hoffman has chosen to devote her adult life to the Jewish principle of Tikkun Olam. In addition to her jobs, she was active in important social organizations, such as the Association for Civil Rights, the Israel Women’s Network and Women in Black. Since 1988 she has been the Chairperson of the Women of the Wall organization, who are fighting for the right of women to pray at the Western Wall. Anat Hoffman has a degree in psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles.
PhD degree candidate at Tel Aviv University in Sociology and Anthropology, researching the rights of migrant workers from a comparative perspective. Holds an MSc from the University of Amsterdam. Over the years, she has volunteered for various positions within The Hotline for Refugees and Migrants.
Adv. Noa Diamond
Holds a BA in philosophy, economics and political science from the Hebrew University, and is a graduate of law from the Hebrew University. In the past worked as a Hebrew teacher at the Jerusalem Institute for Education and the Hebrew University. Works as a lawyer today at the Center for the Defense of the Individual, handling the cases of East Jerusalem residents and family migration matters and other issues related to status.
Adv. Barry Levenfeld
Barry Levenfeld is a senior partner at Yigal Arnon & Co., one of Israel’s leading law firms. Barry represents technology and life science companies. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, and lectures in high tech corporate finance at the Hebrew University Faculty of Law and at a number of entrepreneurship courses offered by the Technion. He is a co-founder of the “Wheels of Love” annual five-day charity bike ride for Alyn Hospital, Israel’s leading pediatric and adolescent rehabilitation facility, and serves on the board of the hospital. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Adam, Teva v’Din, Israel’s premier environmental advocacy group.
Dr Ilan Cohn
Dr. Ilan Cohn is Senior Partner and Patent Attorney in Reinhold Cohn & Partners, Israel’s largest and earliest established intellectual property firm. Side-by-side with his business activities, Ilan is involved in and supports a variety of philanthropic and social ventures, among others, the welfare of refugees and migrants.
Deputy Director and Director of Development and International Relations for the Israel Religious Action Center in Jerusalem – civil rights organization focusing on issues of freedom of conscience and combatting racism. Former Director of International Relations for the Association for Civil Rights in Israel. Before moving to Israel, Steven worked in international development in Africa, both as a Peace Corps volunteer in Togo, and on the staff of the African Union of the Blind in Kenya. He also worked on nearly a dozen political campaigns in both Ohio and New York and founded the American CECODRI Foundation, which supports water, health, and sanitation projects in Togo.