Dr. Assi Cicurel is a community doctor in the Negev and is completing a sub-specialty in healthcare management at Soroka Hospital
Kobi Rozenstein is the CEO of a national educational network that includes a seminary, high school & kindergartens
Yodfat Afek Arazi is the CEO of the Bat Yam Municipality, in which 160,000 residents live
Nerit Katz is the Chief Superintendent of the Ministry of Education’s School Mathematics Division
Yehuda Schweiger is the Director of the Efrat Local Council
Miri Navon is the Director of the Ministry of Education’s Division for Implementation of the Special Education Law
The Israeli Association of Community Centers was founded with a mission of community building. But how do we know if it’s succeeding? CEO Raz Froilich is leading the integration of databased thinking that will help identify which children need enrichment and which activities increase the sense of community in a town
Dganit Biderman, Lehetiv CEO, steps in when poor families feel they can’t escape the black hole. She’s enlisted local authorities to join the efforts, established a poverty “war room” and is succeeding at changing their fate.
Despite challenges, Israel is an international superpower in healthcare fields like emergency medicine and digital health. So Hagai Dror, Healthcare Israel, Managing Director thought: Why don't we use Israel's security forces' successful model? We can develop groundbreaking solutions for other countries, implement them here too and earn money.
They work in senior positions, raise large families and though they barely have a free moment, they use their professionalism to positively influence Haredi society. Miri Rozen’s LeShma organization helps them advance initiatives for the environment, education, the arts, improving municipal services and more.
Roi Dahan, from the Ministry of Interior, returned from Harvard with the realization that the Ministry must invest in high quality training for local government employees. With a similar initiative already in motion, instead of competing with it, Roi convinced the Ministry to partner with them to establish a college for excellence together.
The reform to increase top-level math matriculation, spearheaded by the Ministry of Education and a trisector coalition, was a huge success. Despite the nationwide success, achievements were lower in the periphery than in the center. Mohana Farres, Ministry of Education's National Programs Director, sought to understand why and close the gap. The answer was unexpected.
What were the CEO of Channel 2, the Chair of Globes and the Publisher of “Sheva” newspaper doing on Mount Sigd, in the heart of Ethiopia? They were on a journey led by Sigal Kanotopsky, CEO of Olim BeYahad, part of a major effort to change Israelis’ perceptions of Ethiopian-Israelis.
The city of Lod invests millions in cleanup and received 5 stars in a national competition. So why do residents feel differently? Yair Goldman, Director of Operations for the city tried to find out, and ended up with a strong artnership between the city and its residents.
Osem, Intel, ISCAR and Mekorot have a problem: they don’t have enough trained workers who can operate sophisticated machinery and instruments. So Tair Ifergan, director of MAHAT enlisted their support to : implement the reform in technological education and influence what future workers learn