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: Mevasseret 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 Mevasseret 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 Mevasseret 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 Mevasseret 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.
Gusti Yehoshua-Braverman: Head of the Department of Irgoon and Connection with Israelis Abroad in the World Zionist Organization (WZO). Between 2012-2020 she served as the Head of the Department of Diaspora Affairs in the WZO after serving as the Associate Director of the Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism (IMPJ). Gusti is a member of the WZO Executive, member of the Jewish Agency Board of Governors (BOG) and previously served as the Chair of the Small Jewish Communities committee in the BOG. Gusti Serves as a board member of the Zionist Council, member of the Poultry Council in Israel, Ayelet – The Federation of Non-Olympic Sport in Israel and board member of Ladaat – Choose Well, and is an active volunteer in other organizations. Gusti has a B.A. in Social Work and M.A. in Communications, and a certificate in Organizational Consulting. She is married to Yoram, they are parents of three children.
Dina Neuburger: Born in Argentina and lived in Switzerland. She made Aliyah in 1998 and joined Kamatz in the same year. She is an active member of the congregation ever since. Dina has two children who celebrated their Bat and Bar Mitzvahs, Weddings and children’s Brits at Kamatz. Dina has MSc in Chemistry, and works at a German Foundation.
Rubi Gat: Filmmaker and Television program creator. Father of Yam, Ido and Rotem, lives with his partner in Abu-Gosh. Kamatz member since 2012. Rubi wishes to strengthen the congregation and its values among youth in Mevasseret Zion and its surroundings.
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.