About Us

Gvahim is a non-profit organization that encourages aliyah and provides Olim Chadashim and Returning Residents the network, tools, knowledge, and support to find employment or build startups/businesses in Israel.

We are also committed to supporting Olim in becoming active members of Israeli society, so that they can realize their professional and social aspirations.

Team

Juan Taifeld

Juan Taifeld

CEO

Originally from Mexico
Lior Belahcen

Lior Belahcen

Director of Career Program & HR

Originally from France
Revital Rauchwerger

Revital Rauchwerger

Director, Gvahim Entrepreneurship Center

Originally from Israel/USA/UK
Limor Schwartz

Limor Schwartz

Community Manager

Originally from Israel/US
Izabella Filipov

Izabella Filipov

Program Director, Gvahim Accelerator

Originally from Kazakhstan
Jonni Niemann

Jonni Niemann

Gvahim Tech, Program Manager

Originally from Denmark
Sofya Gershman

Sofya Gershman

Training Manager and Career Consultant

Originally from Russia
Denise Dalva

Denise Dalva

Project Manager, Jerusalem Career Program

Originally from Uruguay
Maya Shofel

Maya Shofel

Career Consultant

Originally from Israel
Mika Shatz

Mika Shatz

Mentor Community Manager

Originally from Ukraine
Rachel Hamer-Shemesh

Rachel Hamer-Shemesh

Aliyah Prep Program Manager

Originally from Israel
Dani Kaye

Dani Kaye

Gvahim Tech, Project Manager

Originally from the US
Sharon Mitnik

Sharon Mitnik

Administrative Assistant

Originally from Argentina
Maayan Gutgold

Maayan Gutgold

Administrative Manager

Originally from Israel
Orli Shtern

Orli Shtern

Information Systems Manager

Originally from Israel
Nathan Boosman

Nathan Boosman

Marketing Specialist

Originally from The Netherlands

Board Members

Elisabeth Kogan

Elisabeth Kogan

Gvahim's Chairwoman

CEO at Clexio Biosciences
Yair Shamir

Yair Shamir

Gvahim’s Chairman Emeritus

Owner, Catalyst Fund II
Michal Cohen

Michal Cohen

CEO, Rashi Foundation

Eran Goren

Eran Goren

Managing Partner at Fidelis Family Office

Sam Pinto

Sam Pinto

Kol Israel Haverim Chairman

Dr. Mickael Bensadoun

Dr. Mickael Bensadoun

Gvahim's Co-founder

Co-Founder & Co-CEO of FRÉ Skincare
Daniel Singer

Daniel Singer

Chief Executive Officer at Kafrit Industries

Tania Amar

Tania Amar

Founder & Strategist of CXP Consulting

Shawna Goodman

Shawna Goodman

Founder at SUMMER CAMPS ISRAEL

Einav Karasenty

Einav Karasenty

Director of Marketing Communications at Rashi Foundation

Smadar Tal-Tabibyan

Smadar Tal-Tabibyan

Legal Counsel, Rashi Foundation