Shlomit De Vries serves as the CEO of the Ted Arison Family Foundation (2011-present). The Foundation works to create significant social change through strategic philanthropy and is responsible for promoting social investments in organizations dealing with health, education, children and youth, culture, art and sports, populations in distress and disabilities.
She has served in various positions in the Arison Group since 1997, including a personal assistant to the owner, Shari Arison, the manager of the donations division, and the deputy director general and the fund’s chairman.
Membership: Chairman, Israel Foundations Forum (2011-2014); Society, Fund Management Forum, within the framework of the Shetufim Organization for the Advancement of Civil Society; Society, Council on Foundations; Member, Committee for the Selection of the President’s Award for Volunteerism; Board member, Jewish Funders Network.
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Amir is a Senior Partner at the law firm of GKH – Gross Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg & Co.
Amir has extensive experience of technology and Venture Capital. Amir counsels family held enterprises on succession issues and advises individuals of high net worth with regards to estate and trust planning.
Amir has served as a Board Member of JFN – Jewish Funders Network since 2008; He is a member of the IVN – Israel Venture Network; He is one of the founders and a board member of “Vehadarta” – Council for Advancing the Status of the Elderly.
He is a member of Committed to Give – The Initiative for Promoting Philanthropy in Israel and he is a member of Jdocu – Photographers Group who published their documentary work on Jewish Culture worldwide, and sells it for philanthropy purposes.
Noam is the General Manager of 2gether Capital Ltd, a consultancy and private investment company primarily in the high tech and health care industries. Noam serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Browzwear Ltd and as a Director of Delta Galil Industries Ltd. (NASDAQ: DELT).
Noam is a co-founder of the Lautman Foundation. He is also the Chairman of the Board of “Ma’ase”, an organization that operates volunteer frameworks for young people in Israel, and a Board member of “Kav Mashve”, the Employers Coalition for Equality for Arab University Graduates.
Noam is the Vice President of the New Israel Fund and a member of the Tel Hai Academic College Board of Governors. He is also a member of Committed To Give, the initiative for promoting Israeli private Philanthropy.
Noam holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Mathematics from Tel Aviv University and an M.B.A. from New York University.
Benny Levin served in the Israel Defense Force (IDF) Intelligence Corps and retired with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. In 1978 during his army service he was awarded the Chief of Intelligence Decoration for Creative Thinking.
Benny co-founded NICE Systems a worldwide leader of multimedia digital recording solutions for business interaction management, where he served as NICE’s President and Director from its inception and as Chairman and CEO from 1998 to 2001. Under Benny’s leadership the company achieved impressive growth and raised significant funds, both on NASDAQ and the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE).
From 2004 to 2012 Benny served as Chairman of the Board of dbMotion. dbMotion enables forward-looking healthcare organizations to seamlessly connect and coordinate healthcare, linking clinicians within their facilities, beyond their walls and across their networks.
Since retiring from most of his business activities, Benny dedicates himself to a wide array of social and philanthropic activities. He serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Israel Venture Networks. IVN is a social investment organization, bridging social gaps and generating systemic change in Israel through high-impact programs and hands-on venture philanthropy for over 10 years.
Benny serves as Active Chairman of the Board of the Ben Yakir youth village, assisting youth at risk mostly from the Ethiopian community and is involved in a variety of other philanthropic activities as a member of the Israeli Board of the Jewish Funders Network (JFN) and the board of Hakol Hinuch.
Benny is the Founder of JDOCU, a group of philanthropists and photographers that use the camera as a tool for documenting the activities of Tikkun Olam (‘Repair the World’) with the partnership of JDC, making it part of a global culture with special emphasis on Israeli and Jewish culture.
Benny has a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa.
“I’m an Israeli, living in Tel Aviv, married with three daughters and a grandson”.
For the past twelve years Dafna has been managing the Zvi & Ofra Family Fund which supports cultural and educational projects including the Israeli Opera, the Zvi Meitar center for advanced studies at the Tel Aviv University Law Faculty, the Zvi Meitar Institute for Legal Implications of Emerging Technologies at the Herzliya Interdisciplinary center, Agnon House and the Naggar school of Photography in Musrara, Jerusalem. Dafna chaired the Israeli Opera Friends’ Association for 7 years and today is a managing director at the Metropolitan opera in New York, a board member of JFN and a board member of the Herzliya Interdisciplinary Center. Dafna’s latest Philanthropic initiative is the new institute for Law and Philanthropy at the Tel Aviv University law faculty. Dafna has also recently joined Committed to Give, promoting Private Israeli Philanthropy.
Dafna is also the president of the Meitar Collection Ltd, a private company that owns, preserves, catalogues, and lends more than 100,000 historic photographs taken in Israel since the 1940s. From 1989 to 2006, Dafna was a partner at Meitar, Liquornik, Geva Leshem, Tal, the largest law firm in Israel, where she specialized in commercial, telecommunications and corporate law. Dafna holds a BA in political science, an LLB (Law) and an MA in political communications, all from the Tel Aviv University.
In 2002 Avi Naor resigned from his post as president and CEO of Amdocs (a position he held since 1995) since then devoting most of his time to social and community activities.
Founder and chair of Or Yarok Association for safer driving in Israel and the Ran Naor Foundation (road safety research). Avi is also chair of Oran Foundation (Children and youth at risk) and the Shahaf Foundation (supporting young communities in peripheral areas).
Avi is a Board Member of the Israel Democracy Institute, Hakol Hinuch (“Everything is Education”) to the advancement of better education in Israel, Jewish Funders Network and Committed to Give.
Irith was born in Israel, raised in Geneva, and graduated from New York University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communications. Today, though her primary residence is in Tel Aviv, Irith travels extensively to the United States and Europe throughout the year. Irith is Vice President for Financial and Corporate Communication at Policy Ltd.
Irith is the Deputy Chairperson of the Rappaport Family Foundation, Irith has managed many projects on behalf of the Foundation, including: the construction of the Ruth Children Hospital at the Rambam Medical Campus in Haifa; the establishment of numerous family prize awards in the arts, sciences, and women of outstanding achievements; and the organization and supervision of special events.
Irith is a major supporter of the arts and education in Israel and internationally. She serves on the Board of Governors of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, as well as on the Museum’s Board of Directors and is the President of the Israeli Friends of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art and the Board of the American Friends of the Museum. Further leadership commitments include: Board of Directors, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra; Board of Governors and member of the Executive Board of Directors of Shenkar Institute of Design and Technology; founding member of the Institute of Law and Philanthropy at Tel Aviv University; International and Israeli Board of Directors, Jewish Funder’s Network; Board of Directors and Chairperson of Biorap (the technological transfer commercial company of the Rappaport Institute of Biomedical Research); and Deputy Chairperson of the Rappaport Research Institute for Biomedical Sciences, Technion. More recently Ms. Rappaport has recently joined the International Directors’ Council of the Guggenheim and the Metropolitan Opera.
Oudi Recanati is a Director of Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (OSG) and Chairman of its Corporate Governance & Nominating Committee. Together with his children, he also has substantial holdings in Israeli companies through Naftali Investments in Israel, including RGE, the leading media content provider in Israel and several high tech companies.
Up to 2002, he was Co-Chairman and Co-CEO of IDB Holding Corporation Ltd., one of the largest diversified investment and financial holding companies in Israel and Chairman of Discount Investment Corporation Ltd. Up to 2003, Chairman of Discount Bank and Trust Company (Switzerland) and from 2003 to 2007, Director of Union Bancaire Privee (Switzerland).
Born in New York (1949), he came to Israel at age 16, served as an artillery officer in the Israel Defense Forces and earned a BA from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an MBA from Tel Aviv University.
Oudi, together with his family has been involved in multiple philanthropic activities in health, education, culture, art and other fields since the independence of Israel. Among others, he is the Chairman of the Board of the Interdisciplinary Center Herzlyia since 2001 and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Maccabi World Union.
Together with his children, he also holds a 40% stake in the perennially-successful Maccabi Tel Aviv Basketball Club, with 5 European Championships to its credit.
Adina Shapiro is an attorney and a partner in the Herzog Fox Neeman’s high tech department. Adina’s practice focuses mainly on corporate and commercial law with an emphasis on cross border transactions. Adina also co-heads the firm’s Impact Investing practice, leads the firm’s practice in the Arab sector in Israel and is a member of the firm’s diversity committee.
Adina serves on the board of directors of Bader Philanthropies and has founded and headed several associations and other philanthropic activities in both the Jewish and Arab sectors in Israel. Among other activities, Adina is a board member of the Jewish Funders Network, the Jerusalem International YMCA (also serving as chair of the organization’s Programs Committee and a member of its Executive Committee); chairs the board of Between Heaven and Earth (a Jerusalem based contemporary dance company); is a member of the purchase committee for Contemporary Israeli Art at the Israel Museum; and is a member of several other public committees including regarding care for infants of migrant and asylum seekers in Israel, the JDC Eshel Peer to Peer Program for the elderly, an advisory committee for young Arab women at risk, and an advisory committee for establishment of Arabic-speaking information centers for the disabled in Israel.