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Michel Gourary – CEO

Michel Gourary is the CEO of the Israeli Jewish Congress. Michel Gourary, born in Brussels, was  a Member of the UEJB (Union of Jewish students in Belgium) Board and Treasurer of the Belgian Federation of the Jewish Youth in his early twenties. He then developed his professional career for 22 years as a Project manager and specialist in Municipal and Community services developm ...

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Ambassador Yitzhak Eldan – Senior Diplomatic Adviser

Ambassador Yitzhak Eldan is the Senior Diplomatic Adviser to The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC). A veteran of  Israel's  Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), Ambassador Eldan had a distinguished 41 year diplomatic career, including serving as Israel's Ambassador to Denmark, UNESCO and The Council of Europe, and as Minister Plenipotentiary in France. In North America, Ambassador El ...

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Adv. Israel Maimon – Strategic Advisor

Advocate Israel Maimon is the Strategic Advisor of the Israeli Jewish Congress. 2007 – Present – Israel Maimon, Law Firm Adv. Maimon specializes in providing strategic advice to companies and large organizations, in both the public and private sectors, with respect to all dealings with the government, decision-makers and regulators. This specialization reflects a profound under ...

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Dina Margolin – External Relations Officer

Mrs Dina Margolin is the External Relations Officer for the IJC and will be in charge of liaising with external bodies. Mrs Margolin has wide experience in the public relations and spokesperson field having been a reporter for Russian-language radio and television from 2001 to 2006. From 2006 to 2008 she worked as a Content/Media Manager for "Celltick" technologies.  In 2008 an ...

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Yael Kasutto – Sharon – Head of Operations

Mrs. Sharon is the Head op Operations of the Israeli Jewish Congress and is responsible for day-to-day operations, she holds an active role in the establishment and consolidation processes of the Congress. Mrs. Yael Kasutto-Sharon holds B.A. in Education (with distinction) from Tel-Aviv University and Levinsky college of Education and M.B.A in Business Administration from Herio ...

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Arsen Ostrovsky – Director of Research

Arsen Ostrovsky is the Director of Research at The Israeli Jewish Congress (IJC), an independent Israeli-based non-profit organization devoted to promoting the principle of Israel as the State of the Jewish People and strengthening ties between Israel and the Diaspora, particularly with the Jewish communities of Europe. IJC works closely with many European Jewish communities, a ...

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Ran Bar-Yoshafat- Project Manager

Ran Bar-Yoshafat is the Project Manager of the IJC – The Israeli Jewish Congress. Mr. Bar-Yoshafat has conducted numerous Israel advocacy speaking tours in the United States and has also worked for the Legal Department of the Knesset. During the last years, Mr. Bar-Yoshafat was the director of the Jerusalem District of the EZ-Way Psychometric Company, and has instructed special ...

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