Meet Kehillat YOZMA Modiin

Meet Kehillat YOZMA Modiin

Steering Committee

Yoram Tekoah

Yoram Tekoah

Chairperson
A graduate of the Israeli Reform Movement’s youth group and one of the founders of Kibbutz Lotan in the Negev, Yoram has been a YOZMA member since 2010. Married Shir and father to three children who are all active members of YOZMA’s TELEM youth group.
“I believe that educating the children in a Reform life - at home, at school and in the youth movement - is part of our mission and enables us to spread the values of equality, cooperation and reform of the world to wider audiences as well.”
Meryl Feinberg

Meryl Feinberg

Development Committee Chair
Meryl and her husband Uri are parents to YOZMA elementary school graduates Meitav and Shira, both of whom celebrated their bat mitzvah at YOZMA, and to current YOZMA school student Adi. Meryl and her family have been active in YOZMA almost since its inception – volunteering in social action, fundraising and helping to create international connections. Professionally, Meryl is a business writer at Amdocs. “I feel that creating relationships – near and far – is the foundation of a strong community. And it is my privilege to work within YOZMA to build these connections.”
Shira Lev Ami

Shira Lev Ami

Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair
“You and I will change the world” (popular Israeli song) Shira holds three master’s degrees from Tel Aviv University in political science, business administration and law. The former Chief Information Officer of Israel’s Ministry of Health, Shira is currently the Director of Digital and Data Innovation at The Joint (The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee). A believer in the power of “impact-tech”, Shira applies her technological expertise toward making the world a better place. She is also actively involved in promoting green causes. Shira is mother to three children – all of whom grew up in YOZMA's formal elementary frameworks.
Anna Avital

Anna Avital

Ritual Committee Chair
Anna is the mother of four, married to Erik and a longtime resident of Modi'in. Each of her children commemorated their Bat and Bar Mitzvah at YOZMA. Anna works in the field of economic development enabling financial and business development services to marginalized communities throughout Israel. Anna believes in social justice & equality.
"It is an honor and duty to be involved in and a part of YOZMA with all of activities."
Merav Israel

Merav Israel

Education Committee Chair
Merav and her family have been active YOZMA members since 2008 – participating in TELEM youth group, celebrating their children’s bar and bat mitzvah at YOZMA and regularly attending YOZMA services. Merav is a mother to YOZMA school graduates Ori, Noam and Ittai and to current YOZMA student Alma. Merav earned an MBA and is a manager at Bank Leumi.
“I believe in pluralism and in the power of education to affect thinking and reality. I believe that with faith and perseverance we can create a truly open and empowering dialog.”
Daphna Weisfeld

Daphna Weisfeld

Social Action Committee Chair
Daphna, a YOZMA member for over 15 years, is married and the mother of two YOZMA school graduates and one current YOZMA student. Daphna is a trained clinical social worker and family therapist specializing in trauma.
“I believe in community action for the sake of those less fortunate; I believe in our basic need as human beings to belong and to have meaningful interactions with others. I believe in love and in every person’s right to choose his/her own way of achieving meaning in life by connecting to the emotional, environmental and social world.”
Eli Dalitski

Eli Dalitski

Audit Committee Chair
Married to Barchi, father to Uri, Gali and Doron. Member of the Yozma Community since 2009. Eighth generation Israeli. Lt.-Col. Holds a BA in Economics, Sociology and Anthropology and a BA in Accounting. Law degree. Deals with the development of infrastructures in the fields of energy.

Guy Olamy

Audit Committee
Guy – a “sabra” – is the father of three children. He holds a BA from Hebrew University in Political Science and Government as well as a Masters Degree in Business Administration. Over the years, Guy has held a number of management positions in Israel’s leading insurance companies and agencies. Guy’s most recent position is as the CEO of Hilan - offering pension operation management to Israeli businesses. Guy has been a dedicated member and volunteer at YOZMA for many years. Guy also volunteers at Pa’amonim – a non-profit aimed at providing free mentoring to families in financial difficulty.

Gaby Admon-Rick

Chair, Youth Committee
Dr. Gaby Admon-Rick and her husband Laurence are the parents of Noam and Einav – both of whom were actively involved in YOZMA’s Noar-TELEM youth group. Gaby – who in addition to her PhD holds both a BA and an MA in the field of the history of science – is director of research and international issues at the Israeli Commission for Equal Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the Justice Ministry. Gaby believes in the importance of investing in our youth and cultivating their independence, leadership and Jewish identity as a crucial component of building a better future for us all.

Ronny Sapir

Chair, Community Committee
Ronny – mother to Gal and Shachar – is a strategist working to integrate innovative digital products into Israeli society. Ronny is currently working at the JDC’s "The Joint" department of Digital Innovation, Data and Research. Ronny believes in the ability to change the world through technology and data and works to expand their impact especially in the weaker population sectors.