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Liat Amar Arran
Jewish Agency Representative & Director of Israel Centre South Africa

Liat is an organizational and social Psychologist (PhD). Her professional background is coming from directing and facilitating different social's organizations, processes and projects. Liat is also a Professor for last 16 years (was recognized) at different academic institutions (Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Sapir college etc..)

Between 2016-2018 Liat had a role in assisting a process as a group facilitator of the task force of "living together" organization, dealing with the Israeli society.

Between 2012-2016 Liat has served as the CEO and Professional Director at the "Hetz Shikum at the community", a company of mental illness rehabilitation.

She also served as a mentor in the Rothschild Ambassadors organization, as well as a research consultant. In the past, Liat has served as a lecturer and head of research at several academic and non-academic institutions and worked as part of the organizational development team at Intel.

Liat’s professional experience includes roles at the School for Overseas Students at the Hebrew University, ISEF, in Jewish-Arab dialogue, at the Brandeis Bardin Institute, and as an emissary to the FSU, public activist, and a volunteer at the mother-to-mother program.

In addition, Liat was a co-founder of the secular-religious residential community Eliav, in the Lachish regional council.

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Debbie Hurwitz
Executive Administrator and PA to the Israel Centre Director

Debbie is the Executive Administrator and PA to the Israel Centre Director.

She has worked at the Israel Centre since 2007 and is passionate about Israel.

For any queries concerning the Israel Centre, Debbie will ensure that your queries are expedited efficiently.

Debbie is the proud mother of 3 awesome children and a Bobba to 10 grandchildren.  

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Ziva Taitz
Aliyah Consultant in Johannesburg

Ziva Taitz joined Israel centre team in 2019
She is available to guide you through the Aliyah process, meet with you for your aliyah interview, which today is done via Zoom. Ziva will follow up on your aliyah file’s approval, organise for you to get your Ole Visa from the Israeli embassy and, finally, arrange your Aliyah flight.
“ I’m looking forward to assisting you with your life changing decision of making Aliyah. I also invite you to open your Aliyah file and have it there for you for when you are ready to make the move.”

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Livnat Katz
Masa and Naale representative in South Africa

Livnat Katz is the regional manager for Masa Israel Journey gap year and Educational programmes in Israel and also runs the Naale Elite Academy, Free High school in Israel.
She has been part of the Israel Centre family for 6 years. She is passionate about Israel and loves assisting in anyway in order to make your dream come true.
Livnat has 3 beautiful children.

 

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Tanya Izaki
Ofek Israeli representative in South Africa

Tanya is the Israel Programs Co-ordinator and Masa representative at The Israel Centre.

She has been involved with the organization since 2009, co-ordinating projects such as Israel Encounter Tour, the Israel Quiz, MASA & Higher Education Expo as well as dealing with volunteer programs, internships and gap year programs in Israel through MASA and the Jewish Agency.

She is very patient and caring and always willing to assist anyone who wants to experience Israel. Tanya is married and a mother of 3 children.

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Taryn Gingell
Partnership2Gether Representative in South Africa

Taryn has been with the Israel Centre since April 2014.

Her work involves strengthening bonds between Israelis living in the Beit Shemesh - Mateh Yehuda region and Jews living in South Africa.

Her calm disposition allows for the busy task of organising projects that build meaningful relationships and people to people connections in these regions.

She is married and has 3 children, 2 girls and a boy.

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