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Yedidim’s team is dynamic & creative with expertise in the fields of Social Work, Education, and Business Administration and reflect the multi-faceted and multi-cultural nature of Israeli society. 

Moshe Moskovich, Chairman of the Board Mr. Moskovich was one of the founding members of Kibbutz Masuot Yitzhak in Gush Etzion before the War of Independence and served as the Mayor of the Regional Council of Sapir for 27 years.


Shimon Siani, Executive Director Mr. Siani has been the Executive Director of Yedidim since 1993 and continues to lead the organization with diligence and creativity.  Mr. Siani holds an MBA from the Hebrew University.


Ziona Rosenthal, Head of Public Council Mrs. Rosenthal is the manager of special project and gender equality of Israel President – Mr Shimon Peres.


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Professor Hillel Schmid, Founding chairman of Yedidim’s Institute of Leadership and Volunteerism Professor Schmid is the former Dean of the School of Social Work at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Chairman of the National Committee to Assess the Condition of Children and Youth at Risk in Israel.


shmuel lorenceShmuel Lawrence, Chairman of the Board of DirectorsMr. Lawrence is a longtime educator, Lieutenant Colonel in the reserves, Rosh Yeshiva of Nehalim, and an active volunteer in a number of educational and social frameworks.


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Mike Burstyn, President of the American Friends of Yedidim– Mr. Burstyn is an actor and singer, filmmaker and is the second generation in his family to work in Jewish theater. He works voluntarily for Yedidim and garners support for Yedidim’s programs.