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
Izabella Filipov

Izabella Filipov

Director, Gvahim Entrepreneurship Center

Originally from Kazakhstan
Limor Schwartz

Limor Schwartz

Community Manager

Originally from Israel/US
Sofya Gershman

Sofya Gershman

Career Counselor

Originally from Russia
Denise Dalva

Denise Dalva

Project Manager, Jerusalem Career Program

Originally from Uruguay
Maya Shofel

Maya Shofel

Career Counselor

Originally from Israel
Rachel Hamer-Shemesh

Rachel Hamer-Shemesh

Aliyah Prep Program Manager

Originally from Israel
Dani Kaye

Dani Kaye

Gvahim Tech, Program Manager

Originally from the US
Maayan Gutgold

Maayan Gutgold

Aliyah Prep Consultant

Originally from Israel
Melissa Fischler-Waide

Melissa Fischler-Waide

Office Manager

Originally from Belgium
Orli Shtern

Orli Shtern

Information Systems Manager

Originally from Israel
Nathan Boosman

Nathan Boosman

Marketing Specialist

Originally from The Netherlands
Luciana Druker

Luciana Druker

Career Counselor

Originally from Argentina
Ran Sasson

Ran Sasson

Director, Gvahim TheHive Ashdod Accelerator

Originally from Israel
Rachaeli Horvat

Rachaeli Horvat

Administrative Assistant

Originally from USA
Ari Krawchik

Ari Krawchik

Media Specialist

Originally from Mexico
Yelena Pergament

Yelena Pergament

Project Manager

Originally from Ukraine
Mika Shatz

Mika Shatz

Mentor Community Manager

Originally from Ukraine
Shevi Tenenbaum

Shevi Tenenbaum

Gvahim Tech, Placement Specialist

Originally from USA
Avital Adriani

Avital Adriani

Career Counselor

Originally from Israel
Judith Wainshtain-Gros

Judith Wainshtain-Gros

L&D Specialist, Corporate Trainer

Originally from Kazakhstan
Dmitry Vaisman

Dmitry Vaisman

Gvatim Tech, Program coordinator

Originally from Ukraine
Karina Vainer

Karina Vainer

HR Specialist

Originally from Ukraine
Galina Svetova

Galina Svetova

Program Coordinator

Originally from Russia
Jennifer Zadunaisky

Jennifer Zadunaisky

Gvahim Tech, Project Manager

Originally from Paraguay
Julia Rafalski

Julia Rafalski

Placement Specialist

Originally from Russia

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
Ze'ev Bielski

Ze'ev Bielski

Former Mayor of Raanana, Former Member of Knesset

Founder of The Israel Forum
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

Yaniv Zehavi

Yaniv Zehavi

Director of Operations, Rashi Foundation

Smadar Tal-Tabibyan

Smadar Tal-Tabibyan

Legal Counsel, Rashi Foundation