Management Team

 
Chairwoman – Yael Shilo
Yael Shilo, one of the founders of Kishorit, is a textile artist and holds a degree in education and movement.  She was born and raised in Kibbutz Kfar Szold.  Yael has been the chairwoman since Kishorit’s founding.
 
CEO – Shuki Levinger
Shuki Levinger, one of the founders of Kishorit, has a degree in social work administration from the University of Haifa.  For 14 years, Shuki worked as the Assistant Director, Social Worker, and Director of Leisure Activities at Kfar Tikva.
 
Board Members:
Yonatan Melamed – Chairman of the National Kibbutz Movement, Chairman of the Kibbutz Industries and Chairman of the Gulf Industries
Ruti Bayit – Former Ombudsman Advisor to the Prime Minister, Parent of a Kishorit member.
Amnon Strashnov – Retired District Court Judge, former army chief military counsel 
Gavri Bargil – Chairman of Harel Kibbutz Group, Netiv Halamed Heh, vineyards and the Schiller Group.  Chairman of the Agricultural Center, Chairman of tzvata
Uri Sagie – General (reserves) in the Israel Defense Forces, former Chief of Military Intelligence, President of the Ahava youth village for at-risk children.
Itay Ofer - a Kishorit member

Staff:
Hagar Tepper – Director of Social Services
Bracha Cohen – Director of Finance
Shira Reifman – Director of Resource Development
Israel Eshel – Manager of Communications Center
Richard Davis – Manager of Kishor Winery
Nitzan Amit – Ziv Kishorit Democratic High School Principal
Kitty Gilos – Manager of Kishorit Kennel
Nadav Golan – Manager of Therapeutic Riding Stable
Shachar Bashan – Director of Catering
Yashar Amzaleg – Manager of Plastics and Recycling Center
Yoav Gdalia – Cheese Factory Manager
Amir Zalel – Bakery Manager
Dalia Peleg – Nurse, Director of Clinic
Michal Shtayner – Night Staff Coordinator
Eli Yefet – Director of Operations/Maintenance
Adib Avotarif – Transportation Coordinator
Yoav Keidar – Goat Dairy Manager
Eliran De-Maio - Manager of the Organic Sector
Tomer Gafni - Manager of the Organic Vegetable Garden
Natalie Fox - Petting Zoo Manager
Nir Carmel - Manager of Fitness 

Founding Principles

At Kishorit, great emphasis is placed on autonomy and self-determination.  Kishorit members are encouraged to set personal goals and are supported in achieving as much independence as possible.

After living most of their lives on the margins of society, Kishorit offers its members an opportunity to develop true friendships and a deep sense of belonging and community life.