Polly Bronstein | Executive DirectorTel Aviv

Former Executive Director of OneVoice Israel (Kol Ehad). In 2013, Polly returned from a four-year mission in London, where she served as head of the Jewish Agency delegation in Britain and a central delegate of the Scout movement to Western Europe. In the past, Polly served as Executive Director of Atidot, as director of the international department of the Scout Movement, and editor of the Yedioth Ahronoth economic supplement. Her education includes a BA in Communication and Political Science and an MA in Middle Eastern History (cum laude). She completed her military service with the rank of lieutenant. She currently lives in Tel Aviv with her husband and two children.

Meytal Zaydman | VP of OperationsTel Aviv

A part of Darkenu since 2014, she has previously served as Project Manager and Operations Manager. Prior to joining Darkenu, Meytal worked in the  communications field and served as a researcher, producer, and editor of content in various media. She has been a social activist for many years, an entrepreneur, and is active in a great number of projects.

Shiri Landman | VP of Research and Strategy

Shiri holds a Ph.D. in conflict resolution from the Hebrew University, specializing in political psychology. She joined Darkenu after three years in London, where she worked as a research director at BBC Media Action. She lives in Mitzpe Manof in the Western Galilee and has three children.

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.

Or Nehushtan | Field DirectorTel 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.

Tel Aviv Wiedrich | 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.

Yuval Ben-Tzvi | Recruitment Coordinator for the Rishon LeZion and Shfela RegionRehovot
Avi Lugasi | Recruitment Coordinator for Gush Dan

Avi holds a BA in Government, Society and Political Communications from the Academic College of Tel Aviv-Jaffa. He is also a graduate of the Rothschild Ambassadors program, which cultivates and trains the next generation of Israeli leaders. In the past, he has served as a consultant for a coalition member of the .Knesset

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 (McDonald) Feder | Digital Coordinator in EnglishTel Aviv

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 is the Digital Communications Manager for OneVoice. In 2018 he made aliyah in order to work for Darkenu.