Our Team

Eli Hurvitz

Executive Director

Eli Hurvitz has been at the forefront of philanthropy and social entrepreneurship in Israel for the last decade. He was among the founders of “Avney Rosha“, the Israel Institute for School Leadership, and of the “Nachshon” project, which provides online tutoring for high school students nation-wide. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of “Hemda“, a science teaching center in Tel-Aviv, and of “Hakol Hinuch”, a public movement which strives to strengthen public education in Israel. Hurvitz coordinated “the Committee for Changing the Status of the National Library”, chaired by Supreme Court Judge, Prof. Yitzhak Zamir, and was among the founders of the “Guidestar” project in Israel.

From 2000 to 2011, Hurvitz served as the Deputy Director of Yad Hanadiv, the Rothschild Family Foundation, and beforehand he was the assistant to the Chairman of the Knesset’s Foreign and Defense Committee. Hurvitz holds an M.A. in Middle Eastern history from the Tel Aviv University.

Naama Axelrod Tayer

Clinical Teaching Programs
Naama holds an MSc in biochemistry from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Previously, she was co-director of a Master’s degree program for teachers at David Yellin College, and trained teachers at the Hebrew University. In addition, she was an external evaluator for education projects, and a partner in various research papers on thinking, learning and conceptual change. Naama is the founder of the Katamon Street Library in Jerusalem.

Adi Bar Zvi

Media Officer

As part of her work in the media team, Adi is responsible for representing the Foundation and its partners in the traditional media and its digital assets. She also develops new initiatives for the online magazine ‘It’s Time for Education’, amongst which the podcast ‘Listening to Education’.
Adi holds a BA in Psychology and is completing her MA in Clinical Social Work at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She served in the Spokesperson’s Unit of the Israeli Air Force and later worked at Channel 2 News as content editor and news reporter. Adi is interested in the meeting point between the worlds of communication and psychology, and takes part in educational initiatives such as Drink & Think Different.

Revital Drori

Local Partnerships

Revital is responsible for developing and leading local partnerships with school networks, districts and local government in order to expand the circle of excellence in mathematics and science in Israeli high schools.
Formerly, she developed and led Excellence Programs in mathematics and science at the ‘Israeli Center for Excellence through Education’, where she coached teachers and facilitated professional development groups. Revital began her career as a science teacher and taught in schools for 17 years. She holds an MA in Science teaching and a BSc in Biology from Tel Aviv University.

Jo Cohen

Director of Grants

Jo has led Grant Operations at the Trump Foundation since it was established in 2011. She develops and manages policies and procedures to ensure that grant-making operations, practices, and data effectively support and advance the strategic goals of the foundation. She is responsible for relationship management and oversees the growth of the foundation’s knowledge infrastructure.

Prior to joining the foundation, Jo worked at the Mandel Leadership Institute where she was responsible for marketing and promoting the international fellowship program, and recruiting senior Jewish educators and community leaders. Jo holds a BA in Broadcasting from the University of Leeds, an MA in Contemporary Jewry from the Hebrew University, and was a Presentense Fellow for social entrepreneurship. Since moving to Israel from the UK, Jo has gained over ten years’ experience in non-profit organizations in the education field.

Limor Maimon

Administrative Assistant

Limor provides administrative assistance to the foundation team, supporting the day-to-day activities of the programs and grant operations teams, and coordinating special projects.
Limor holds a BA in Arabic and the Middle Eastern studies from Bar Ilan University. Previously, she worked as a office manager at the Israeli Broadcasting Authority, Channel 1. Limor enjoys puzzles and X-BOX games.

Shiri Nadler

Office Manager

Shiri is responsible for the office management and for production of the events and meetings of the foundation and its partners. She is also responsible for formulating and implementing standards for relationship management.
Shiri is a qualified book keeper by training. In the past she served as an instructor and software integrator for a number of Israeli and international companies. Prior to joining the foundation, Shiri was the owner and chef of a boutique catering company.

Lena Raved, PhD

Program Officer, Access to Opportunity Programs

Lena leads the field of equal opportunities at the Trump Foundation. In this framework, she promotes the concept of excellence as a tool to reduce social gaps and advances programs for the development of quality teaching in mathematics and sciences in the social periphery. She also develops residency programs for the training of new teachers.
Lena holds a PhD in science education from the Weizmann Institute of Science. Her research focuses on designing a model for the development and evaluation of systemic thinking and its applications in teaching and learning. In the past she taught biology in high school and junior high school and authored a biology text book dealing with systems in the human body. She also taught teachers. She completed her master’s degree summa cum laude at Ben-Gurion University. During her studies she researched the attitudes of students in the periphery in relation to science studies, and at the same time managed pedagogical-scientific programs in the Nitzana educational community in the Negev.

Lisa Shoseyov

Director of Finance

Lisa holds an MSc in Agriculture from the Hebrew University specializing in the field of molecular genetics. Previously she was a research assistant in the Immunology Department at the Weizmann Institute of Science. Lisa is a certified bookkeeper is currently the bookkeeper of her family Vineyard. She has held positions as an office manager and assistant to the Executive Director in a Water Technologies Company, a Seeds Company, and a Venture Capital Fund. In addition she has founded and directed an educational framework.
Lisa made Aliyah to Israel from the UK in 1972.

Tirtsa Shamian

Grant Operations Officer

Tirtsa is responsible for managing the portfolio of the foundation’s grants and guiding the foundation’s grants from an operational perspective. Previously, Tirtsa worked at a private philanthropic consultancy office where she facilitated a comprehensive grants operations process for donors from abroad and Israeli charities. Tirtsa holds a BA in International Business Administration from the VU University of Amsterdam and a MBA – Master of Business Administration with specialization in Management and Organizational Behavior from Bar Ilan University. She made Aliyah to Israel from Holland in 2014.

Karin Tamar Schafferman

Director of Knowledge

Karin oversees and develops the fields of knowledge and communications at the Trump Foundation and initiates and accompanies documentation processes, case studies, and evaluation and measurement processes. She is also responsible for designing the Foundation’s communication strategy, the Foundation’s publications and the online magazine “It’s Time for Education”.
Before joining the foundation in 2015, Karin worked as a social analyst at MIDOT, where she promoted evaluation and measurement tools among NGOs, and provided advice on corporate responsibility (CSR). Prior to that, she worked at the Israel Democracy Institute as manager of the organization’s website and as member of the journal “Parliament”. Karin holds a BA and an MA in Social Studies, which she both graduated with distinction – Magna Cum Laude at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.