Robert Singer founded Alumot Or and has been serving as its Chairman of the Board of Directors since its inception in 2015. Robert is a leader of Jewish organizations, who has previously held key positions in the Prime Minister’s Office. In his last role, he served as CEO of the World Jewish Congress for six years, during which he led a comprehensive and broad organizational restructuring process. Robert previously filled the position of CEO of World ORT, one of the largest non-governmental educational institutions in the world, for a period of 13 years.
Sonia founded Alumot Or together with Robert Singer, and is the donor family’s representative in Israel. Between 2013 and 2019, she served as Chief Program Officer at the World Jewish Congress, and within her role, she led a wide range of innovative programs, primarily focusing on the future generation. Sonia has accumulated more than 20 years of experience and success in leading third-sector and public sector organizations. She previously served as the Acting CEO and Chief Operating Officer of World ORT.
Aviezer Segal has been serving as a Director at Alumot Or since its founding. He is the CEO of World ORT Kadima Mada and a senior Ministry of Defense adviser on assistance in security matters to the CIS (former USSR) and Africa. He previously served at the Prime Minister’s Office as a regional manager, and during his 25-year career in the Israel Defense Forces (rank: Colonel), he filled various senior positions. Aviezer has earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the School of Political Science at the University of Haifa.
Naomi Achimeir has filled a variety of positions in “Nativ” Liaison Bureau at the Prime Minister’s Office.
Eti Lahav has been an educator for decades. She is a graduate of the David Yellin Academic College of Education and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. During the last 25 years, Eti has filled the position of field coordinator and has been a member of the active administration of the SASA Setton initiative, which operates in dozens of rehabilitation and psychiatric hospitals throughout Israel, with the aim of mitigating educational gaps, delivering technological enrichment programs to tens of thousands of hospitalized children and empowering them.
Zvi Rav-Ner, a former ambassador, has been serving as a member of Alumot Or’s board of directors since its founding, contributing of his decades of broad experience in the public sector. Zvi has served the State of Israel in a variety of roles within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including as Deputy Ambassador, public advocacy envoy, Head of the East Europe Division, and Ambassador to Poland, and Vice President of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs/ Zvi is married to Yehudit, is father to three children and grandfather to four granddaughters.
Shimon Rupa has been serving as a member of Alumot Or’s Board of Directors since its inception. Until his retirement, he filled the position of Head of the Material Resources Division of “Nativ” Liaison Bureau at the Prime Minister’s Office. Previously, and during his 25-year military career, he filled a variety of positions as a commander, ultimately reaching the rank of Lt. Col. Shimon holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in History from Tel-Aviv University. He is married, a father to three daughters and has five grandchildren.
Ayelet Carmeli Messinger has been serving as Alumot Or’s General Manager since 2015. She is a graduate of Golden State University in San Francisco and of WIZO Haifa Academy of Design and Education. After a long career in marketing and advertising in Israel and thef USA, she switched to working in the nonprofit arena, and established dozens of social business projects for youth at risk throughout Israel. Ayelet benefits from extensive experience in setting up and executing complex projects, as well as in tri-sectoral partnerships. She lives in Tel-Aviv, is married to Yehuda and the mother of Yuval, Tomer, Maya and Alon.
Hillel Hillman provides Alumot Or with expert advice on development. Hillel has acquired decades of management and educational experience in public systems and in education systems. He has been serving as the Director of the mythological Kadoorie Youth Village for the last 20 years, and previously served as the Head of the Education Division of Gilboa Regional Council, as a school principal and as a national coordinator in the youth movement HaNoar HaOved VeHaLomed. Hillel played a central role in the initiative to establish the Benjamin Rothman Kadoorie School for children with autism – the first school to be established in partnership with Alumot Or. Hillel has three children and four grandchildren.
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