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Nurit Even Tov">Nurit Even Tov

Director of Projects and Budgets (Jerusalem)

Nurit Even-Tov is a native Israeli. She has a BA in Economics and Business Management from The Hebrew University. She began working for Masa Israle in 2008.


She currently lives in Jerusalem with her husband and two children.

Noam Shabo">Noam Shabo

Information Systems Administrator (Jerusalem)

Noam Shabo in Masa Israel’s Information’s System Administrator. He was a commander in the Kfir unit of the IDF for 3 years, after which he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering with a focus on IT Software.


He currently lives in Jerusalem with his wife and enjoys live music, travelling, and cooking gourmet food.

Hava Atias">Hava Atias

Director of Scholarship Department (Jerusalem)

Hava Atias is the Director of the Scholarships Department at Masa. A native Jerusalemite, Hava served in the Israeli Defense Forces as an instructor for 2 years and holds a BA in General Studies from the Open University. Before coming to Masa she worked for the United Israel Appeal of Canada (UIAC).


She currently lives in Jerusalem with her husband Rafi and their 3 sons. When she is not working she enjoys DIY and Bon Jovi.

Ben Baginsky">Ben Baginsky

Director of Masa-GLI Leadership Development Initiative (Jer)

Ben is an experienced community professional with a strong record of driving change with individuals, organizations and communities. He holds a BA in Cultural Studies, an MA in Human Development from the Tavistock Centre in London, and an MA in Social Work. Ben began his career as National Director of Liberal Judaism's youth department before moving to work over the course of five years as a frontline Social Worker in a children at risk team in London. He also has a strong volunteer sector record, including as chair of the committee to establish a first-ever cross-communal Jewish primary school in South London.


Between 2013 and 2015 Ben and his partner Cat spent 15-months on four different continents volunteering, working and travelling. Originally from the UK, Ben and Cat moved to Israel in 2016. They live in Tel Aviv.