Eli Wimpfheimer, Deputy Director of Ha’Agudah Le’hitnadvut and Director of Volunteering of ATARA
Eli Wimpfheimer is the Deputy Director of Israel’s largest national civilian service organization, with over 5,000 volunteers annually. During the past 10 years, Eli has initiated and developed unique programming in the areas of at-risk youth and disabled and special needs young adults. Eli also serves as a mentor to early-stage social entrepreneurs who are sponsored by the Israeli based “PresenTense” organization. Eli holds a BA in Education from 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 20 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.