Board Treasurer – Dan Harverd
Dan lives in Mevasseret from 2000 together with his wife Ada and their three children. Previously, he was one of the founders of the Israeli branch of HSBC Bank. He currently serves as an independent financial consultant.
Meet the Members of the Board of Directors:
Professor Ronen Beeri: Born in Israel, a senior cardiac physician at Hadassah Hospital in Ein Kerem and director of the Heart Research Center. Senior Lecturer at the Hebrew University School of Medicine and Visiting Lecturer at Harvard Medical School Boston. Major in reserve in the Armored Corps. Married to Maurit, and father of Omri, Yoav and Nittai. Served as Kamatz Chairperson from 2010-2014.
Lana Silberman Solovi: Mevaseret Zion resident for 5 years. Mother of Talia Doron and Shaliah Yonatan, both graduates of the Kamatz kindergarten. Involved in tourism and informal Jewish education, in building bridges between Israel and Diaspora Jewry, and in diverse social activities. Lana is entering her third year as a member of the Kamatz Board of Directors. She is also, at the same time a volunteer Hazan at Kamatz. Lana is a colleague at the Israeli Rabbinate of Midrash at the Hartman Institute and at the Midrash in Oranim.
Stefan Rokem: Mevaseret Zion resident for 27 years. One of the founders of Kamatz, volunteer Hazan, Kamatz Chairperson from 1998 to 2004.
Yaron Shavit: Born in Israel, married to Michal and father of Yochai, Yiftah and Yaara. He grew up in Hod-Hasharon, and is a senior reserve officer in the Israeli army. He completed his law degree at the Hebrew University and his MA at Bar-Ilan University. Yaron is an associate director in the law firm. A resident of Mevaseret Zion in 1996 and a member of Kamatz since 1998. Yaron is the previous Chairperson of Kamatz. Yaron is optimistic and believes that doing and committing will bring results.
Aviva Schwarzfeld: Born in Canada, has lived in Israel for close to 40 years, and in Mevaseret since 1990. The mother of four children aged 21-30 and a child of 17.5 who lives with her in foster care. “I have the honor to be among the founders of the community and to see it grow and evolve”; In the words of Aviva.
Orly Erez Lahovsky: She studied undergraduate law at Tel Aviv University. After an apprenticeship at the Israeli Supreme Court, she earned her MA in law at Columbia University in New York, focusing on human rights. Member of the Israel Bar Association and New York State Bar. Since 2014, she has served as director of the Legal Department at the Israel Religious Action Center, which works for religious freedom and religious tolerance and struggles with the Orthodox monopoly, the exclusion of women and incitement to racism.
Techia Greenwald: One of the founders of Kamatz and a past Chairperson.
Dr. Maurit Beeri: Pediatrician that studied at Hadassah Hospital Mt. Scopus. She has been involved in the care and rehabilitation of children with disabilities and complex medical problems for over 25 years. CEO of Alin Children’s Hospital for the past 8 years. Has a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the Kennedy School at Harvard University. Member of the National Councils for Children and Rehabilitation. Kamatz member since 2002.
Bob Goldwasser: Born in New Orleans, LA and now a resident of Mevaseret Zion. Married to Orit and father of Mia and Dafna, grandfather of Naomi. Professor in Marketing and Management at American Universities. Member of Kamatz since 2005.
Arin Poller: Immigrated to Israel in 1974, joined a kibbutz and at the same time studied Psychology at the Hebrew University. After moving to Jerusalem in the early 1980s, she worked at the Hebrew University in the Department of Contemporary Judaism until she entered the field of tourism. She currently works as a program manager for one of the country’s leading inbound tourism companies, which collaborates with Artza and the Reform movement. Erin has been a resident of Mevaseret since 2003 and enjoys the intimacy of the place together with easy access to the city.
Michal Sable Darel: Michal is a lawyer, a graduate of the Hebrew University’s Law Faculty, and holds a degree in Commercial Law from the Joint Program of Hebrew University and Georgetown University in the USA. Michal retired in early retirement from the State Attorney’s Office after over 20 years of service. Her last position was Deputy Director of the Economic Department. She has been a resident of Mevaseret for 25 years and is a mother of three: Dana, Omar and Tamar, all of whom did an Aliyah to the Torah under the Kamatz Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Michal is active in the parents’ committees at Kamatz and serves as chair of the parents committee of Harel High School, and also a member of the Board of Directors of the Jewish National Fund. After retiring from the State Prosecutor’s Office, she served as the Kamatz coordinator for a few years.
Ayelet Heyman: Member of Kamatz since 1999 thanks to Bar Mitzvah of her son Oded, an event that exposed them to progressive Judaism. Has worked for over 25 years in the field of alternative medicine. Helps people with a wide variety of illnesses to cure or relieve symptoms. Ayelet is a registered nurse and pharmacist, and holds a master’s degree in information systems. Positions played in the community: treasurer, committee member, member of “Hand in Hand” (support for Kamatz members in need of help and support), building a computer display of donors to the Kamatz in Israel and abroad.
Ron Dall: Married to Yael, a parent of Gili, Zohar and Keren (two daughters and a son); A member of the Mevaseret community since 1992. All of his three children made an Aliyah to the Torah under the Kamatz Bar/Bat Mitzvah, and Gili also taught Bar Mitzvah children. The mothers of Ron and Yael (the late Haya Doll, and Annette Cron) donated to Kamatz and hosted Rabbi Mia several times in her travels to raise donations in the US.
Matthew Album: Born and raised in Reading, England. He immigrated to Israel in 1998 and has lived in Mevaseret since 2000. He has a BSc in Computer Science and an MSc in Information Networks. He works at Cisco as a senior manager and is responsible for the South American Department. Married to Liz and father of four children, all graduates of the Kametz kindergartens, and two of whom did an Aliyah to the Torah under the Kamatz Bar/Bat Mitzvah.