Jerusalem Village: An Introduction

Learn about our approach for experiencing Jerusalem through people

Mission & Values

The mission of Jerusalem Village is to be a facilitator for providing Jewish young adults opportunities to experience the city through people. Read more

History & Need

Jerusalem Village was founded to help newcomers better connect to the city of Jerusalem and their Israeli peers and create a strong sense of belonging to the city. Read more

Theory of Change

Jerusalem Village has designed a unique, comprehensive, and engaging approach to welcoming newcomers to the city and introducing them to people they would not meet otherwise. Read more

Strategic Plan

Read our long-term strategy for strengthening the connections young adults have with and in Jerusalem.  Read more

Vil • lage [vil-ilg]noun

The inhabitants of a small community or collective group in a designated area,
giving a feeling of warmth.

Our Staff

Noa Rifkin

Community Manager

Avigdor Rabinovitz

Strategic Development

Liana Cohen

Marketing Coordinator

Sophia Chitlik

Strategy Coach

Executive Board

Jonathan Medved

Founder and CEO of OurCrowd

Shirah Ozery

Associate Director of Partnerships, Rashi Foundation

Talya Levin

Assistant Director, Global Programs, Israel and Overseas at The Jewish Federations of North America

Elan Ezrahi

Consultant, Jewish Peoplehood Education

Matti Munk

Head of International Dept. at Mercantile Discount Bank

Tomer Naor

Attorney at Law, The Movement for Quality Government in Israel

Yaron Edel

Entrepreneur, iManage, Resisim, board member at HaZira

Advisory Board

Aaron Leibowitz

Lev Hair Community Council

Alon Friedman

Beit Hillel Israel

Avraham Infeld

Hillel International, Five Legged Table

Baruch Kostsewa

Ulpan Etzion

Bob Rosenschein

Curiyo Technologies

Dani Danielli

Outgoing CEO Beit AviChai

David Rozenson

Executive Director at Beit AviChai

Esther Abramowitz

Beit Hillel Israel

Gal Mor

Avraham Hostel

Guy Seeman

Tel Aviv Internationals

Guy Spigelman


Hanan Rubin

Jerusalem City Council

Jonathan Shiff

Reshef Shiff Law

Joshua Flaster

Lone Soldier Center

Justin Korda

ROI Community

Karen Brunwasser

Jerusalem Season of Culture

Lior Shabo


Marc Rosenberg

Nefesh b'Nefesh

Mark Feldman


Michael Ganor

Jerusalem Community Councils

Naomi Schacter


Naomi Tsur

Jerusalem Green Pilgrimage

Pini Glinkelowitz

Aliyah Department, Jerusalem

Shaike El Ami

Ginot Hair Community Council, Yerushalem Coalition

Zvi Feine


Shalom Orzach

Senior Educator and Consultant at The iCenter

Shlomo Levi

Jerusalem Center for Young Adults

Yeara Cohen


Yossi Klein HaLevi

Hartmann Institute

Web Team

Josh Jaffe

Creative Director - Brand Infusion
+972.52.888.5798 | +1.516.467.5670

We bet you have questions


Still have questions about Jerusalem Village? Check out our FAQ or drop us a line. We’re happy to help you get to know us better! Read more

Get Involved

Learn about opportunities to serve on a volunteer committee, sponsor a program, intern, or work for Jerusalem Village. Read more


Jerusalem Village partners with a variety of other local and global organizations. Check out our partnership guidelines here. Read more


We have been featured in a variety of news and opinion articles. Want to schedule an interview? Feel free to contact us. Read more

Our Partners