Ofri Raviv, Deputy Director of Ha’Agudah Le’hitnadvut and Director of Volunteering of ATARA.

Over the past 10 years, Ofri has initiated and developed innovative social integration programming for marginalized populations in Israel through education and job training. Ofri also served as CEO of “Ma'aglei Tzedek”, on behalf of the Ministry of Education, an organization that aims to merge social activism with education in an effort to mend social ills within Israeli society and as VP of the National Union of Israeli Students. Ofri has an MA in Public Policy from the Hebrew University.
ATARA team members have extensive experience in education, volunteering and life skills coaching. The team is made up of individual and group counselors, administrators and external professionals. Workshops and lectures are provided by professionals in their fields of expertise.
Yifat Bardash, Director of ATARA
Yifat has nearly 25 years’ experience in corporate management and served as CEO of a non-profit organization engaged in education for young adults. She has developed a strong reputation for initiating innovative programming, managing projects and staff and financial planning. Yifat is a sought after consultant to various organizations in the fields of process improvement and implementation of strategy and marketing. Yifat holds an industrial engineering degree from the Technion.
Rabbi Benayahu Dvir, Chairman of Telem and Educational Director of ATARA
Rabbi Dvir is headmaster of the Olamot High School; he has devoted the last fifteen years to helping at-risk teenage girls. He manages and trains staff members on how to inspire, manage and empower youth at-risk. Rabbi Dvir is the founder and Chairman of Telem. Telem, is a network of successful support centers that works in cooperation with the Jerusalem Municipality and the Ministry of Social Affairs.