Yaya Fink | CEOYokneam

Yair (Yaya) Fink is the fonder of Lobby 99, the Israel public lobby group, and a member of the Public Council for Reconciliation. Formerly, he served as Executive Director of the Good Neighbor Association and as Chief of Staff for the Leader of the Opposition in the Knesset.

During his military service, he graduated into the infantry with honors and today serves as a Major in the Reserves. A graduate from the religious Kibbutz yeshiva, he holds an MBA from the Hebrew University.

Shany Granot | Chief Operating OfficerJerusalem

Previously, Shany worked in the Knesset as a parliamentary adviser, spokeswoman, and director of the office for the Chairperson of the State Audit Committee, has been a manager at IDEA, the Center for Liberal Democracy, and the HeHalutz movement, and established the year of service program “Circle.” She earned a bachelor’s degree in community social work and political science from the Hebrew University.

Or Nehushtan | VP of OperationsTel Aviv

Or holds an MBA with a specialization in social leadership (Mandel Foundation program), as well as a BA in politics and psychology. Most recently, he was a Jewish Agency emissary to Jewish communities in northern England. He also has extensive experience in various social organizations.

Dorin Kfir | Logistics ManagerTel Aviv

Dorin has extensive management experience, especially in the fields of television and film and event production. She is an activist down to her very soul.

Ira Katz-Galay | Head of Innovation and Public EngagementTel Aviv

A graduate of LEAD Leadership Development in Israel, Ira is a political consultant and parliamentary assistant by training. Previously, he served as the Coordinator of the Youth Fieldwork in the office of then-Interior Minister MK Gideon Sa’ar. A social and political activist, he was one of the founders of the Yashar Party, a direct democracy party, and also served as its VP of Operations. Most recently, he managed the activities of the Center for Municipal Innovation of Local Government in Israel.

Tel Aviv Widrich | Volunteer CoordinatorJaffa

Tel Aviv is a feminist activist and founder of the Jaffa Women’s Fund for the Advancement of Women and Gender Equality. She holds a degree in government with a minor in the politics of Israel’s Knesset.

Shiri Kariv | Recruitment Coordinator for the Haifa regionHaifa

She holds a BA in Israel Studies, Politics, Government and Philosophy from Ben Gurion University. Before joining Darkenu, Shiri worked in informal education. She is a graduate of the Scouts movement, and it was a service trip to Nirim Re’im in Haifa that led her to fall in love with the city and move there. During her military service, she commanded a company at Tze’elim Army Base.

Carmel Feller Kouskin | Director of National RecruitmentRamat Gan

He holds an MA in Organizational Sociology and a BA in Behavioral Sciences from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. His most recent position was as the director of MASA’s programs in Tel Aviv, and he has long been active in a variety of social movements.

Anton Litvinenko Stern | Content and Digital CoordinatorTel Aviv

He holds a BA in Digital Communications and Rhetoric from the Sapir Academic College. Previously, he served as a media and marketing manager at the Sapir College branch of Hillel and as a director of social media for corporate and public sector clients at an advertising agency.

James Feder | Foreign Relations CoordinatorJerusalem

He holds an MA in history from the University of St Andrews and an MLitt in history from the University of Glasgow. He previously worked as a journalist and editor at LGBT magazines in New York, and as the Digital Communications Manager for OneVoice. In 2018 he made aliyah in order to work for Darkenu. He is currently a student at Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion studying to become a Reform rabbi.