Efrat is Masa Israel’s Director of Educational Content and Assessment. She is a native Israeli who joined Kolot seven years ago after directing special projects, fundraising and working in communication departments for the New Israel Fund. Efrat led Kolot’s recruitment and student advisory offices, developed new programming and established partnerships with other organizations. She holds an LL.B. in Law from Bar Ilan University, and is a member of the Israeli Bar Association, as well as a graduate of the Alma College for Hebrew Culture in Tel Aviv.
Avital Elfant-Filler is the Educational Project Manager in Masa. She joined the Masa staff three years ago after working in "Aharai", a non-profit Israeli organization that dedicates its work to closing social gaps in Israeli society through meaningful Army & National Service. Born and raised in Israel, Avital studied Business and International Relations at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and got her M.A in Public Policy from the T.A University. She has spent many years working in informal education, in the Supreme Court, in several projects of the Jewish Agency and as the Central Shlicha of the Conservative Movement in the USA.
Avital lives in Jerusalem and is married to Yigael, an actor and artist. She has on daughter, Libi.
Avy Leghziel made Aliyah from Rome, Italy, nine years ago and lives now in Jerusalem with his wife Rajel and with their baby boy, Natan Shalom.
He works in Masa as Director of the Jewish Studies Programs and Educational Coordinator.
Avy's been working as an educator, project manager and consultant for World Jewry for the last decade; before joining Masa he worked for World Bnei Akiva, for their year programs and as the director of the Chinuch and Aliyah Department.
Avy has a BA in Psychology and Sociology from Bar Ilan University and he's currently learning his MA in Contemporary Jewry and Social Education at the Schechter Institute.
Ruth has held various and diverse product management, sales and marketing positions in leading companies – both in the startup ecosystem as well as in corporates. Before Joining Masa, she worked for Genome Compiler, a startup which was sold to Twist Bioscience. Before that, she led the Cardiac Patients Remote Monitoring field in Israel (at Biotronik).
Ruth holds an MBA with emphasis on Marketing and Research from the IDC Herzliya, and a B.Sc. in Medical Sciences with emphasis on Neurobiology & Physiology from Ben-Gurion University. She loves travelling, photography and music, and collects old vinyl records.
Anaelle Bronstein has been involved with Masa Israel programs for the past 4 years and is now the Director of Professional Development Programs. She is passionate about the development of young professionals from around the world and growing Masa’s partnerships with the Israeli market. She loved being a part of the Masa professional ecosystem in Israel.
Ofer is the Director of Marketing & Sales of Masa Israel Journey. Ofer was born and raised in Tivon, a town in Northern Israel. During his army service, he served as a fighter on a battleship in the Israel Defense Forces. From 2004-2008, he was the Central Shaliach (emissary) of the World Zionist Organization in North America, working to bring Israel to the campuses across the continent and the campuses to Israel. When he finished his Shlichut Ofer joined Israel Way, an educational tourism company and was the Director of its long term & Masa programs department. Ofer was also a delegate to the 44th & 46th World Zionist Congress. He was a member of the extended executive board of the World Zionist Organization as well as a member of the Israeli board of the World Jewish Congress.
Ofer has an L.L.B. degree and he is an attorney. He has worked in the Israel Religious Action Center, a part of the Reform movement, dealing with civil rights in Israel and helping new Olim (immigrants) with legal issues. In the past, he was also the CEO of Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP) Community, a none profit organization who works with underprivileged communities in Israel, to change the social realty through many educational and social projects.
Sara Eisen joined the Masa Israel team as Chief Communications Officer in January 2015, after a four-year tenure as Head of Marketing Content at The Jewish Agency.
Before life in non-profit, she was an independent marcom and content consultant and copywriter, working with both established corporations and startups, which are still a passion of hers. She co-founded two startups, and has also worked as a journalist in the fields of hi-tech, lifestyle, and culture, and was a blogger (the-word-well.com) before everyone was a blogger.
A veteran olah ('93), Sara holds a degree in Psychology and English.