Meet The Board and the Professional team
The professional staff
Mr. Feldstein is a Jerusalem resident and graduate of the famous Hevron Yeshivah. Following his military service, he established and managed Adif….
Mordechai Feldstein – CEO
Mr. Feldstein is a resident of Jerusalem and a graduate of the famous Hebron Yeshiva. After his military service he established and managed Better, an employment agency. Feldstein served for eight years as CEO of ZAKA, the largest rescue and recovery volunteer organization in Israel, and as a personal advisor to a number of senior Knesset ministers, including Yehoshua Matza, Minister of Health, 1999-2000 under Prime Minister Netanyahu. In this role, Feldstein assisted in accessing the various services of the ultra-Orthodox, mediating between Jewish medicine and Jewish law, opening a pediatric ward at Maayan Yeshua Hospital, establishing regulations at the Institute of Forensic Medicine in Abu Kabir and more. Feldstein is a member of the IT Works Council, an organization that promotes diversity in employment, and a member of the council. The IATI Committee for High-Tech Haredim.
Avraham Yustman LLB
Mr. Yustman is a resident of Beitar and a graduate of the Slonim Yeshivah as a Slonim Hassid. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in law and is a member of the …
Avraham Yustman, LLB – VP
Mr. Yustman is a Slonimer Chassid and a resident of Beitar. He holds an LL.B and is a member of the Central Elections Committee in the Knesset. Mr. Yustman serves as Chairman for the Beitar municipality’s Property Tax Appeals Committee, is co-Chairman of the Israel Bar Association’s Student and Residents Committee, and is active in Gesher Educational Establishments. Mr. Yustman is Kemach’s Vice President and is responsible for all contracts, project development and legal representation.
Rabbi Nechemia Steinberger
Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships
Rabbi Nechemia Steinberger is a graduate of the Mir Yeshiva, an ordained Rabbi (Israeli Rabbanut), and holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees….
Rabbi Nechemia Steinberger - Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships
Rabbi Nechemia Steinberger is a graduate of the Mir Yeshiva, an ordained Rabbi (Israeli Rabbinate), and studied at The Hebrew University and received his BA in Education and his MA in Jewish Philosophy. He personally benefited from the KEMACH Scholarship program during his undergraduate and graduate studies. 6 years in a leadership role at the Hebrew University Haredi Program also gave him front-line experience with Haredi students who struggle to acquire academic degrees while lacking previous experience with secular studies. This made him the perfect choice when Kemach was looking for someone with the right combination of skills, training and personality to represent the organization. In addition to heading up the Development Department at Kemach, Rabbi Nechemia Steinberger is also Dean of the Haredi Pre-Academic Program at Hebrew University, and Rabbi of Congregation Ohel Yitzchak in Rechavia, Jerusalem. He is married with 5 children.
Naama Elefant CPA
Mrs. Elefant is a Jerusalem resident and graduate of Beit Yaakov Seminary. She is a qualified CPA and Senior Partner at the Jerusalem …
Naama Elefant – CFO, CPA – Finance Director
Mrs. Elefant is a Jerusalem resident and graduate of Beit Yaakov Seminary. She is a qualified CPA and Senior Partner at the Jerusalem branch of Leon, Orlitzky & Co. accounting firm. Mrs. Elefant is a certified tax expert, advising and handling taxes and accounting for associations, corporations, NGOs and private foreign clients. She has extensive experience in information systems, finance and management control and corporate governance, and serves as the Foundation’s CFO.
International Board of Directors
Mr. Leo Noé
President and Founder
Leo Noé is a well-respected businessman in England. Mr. Noé served as Commissioner of the Holocaust Commission established by British Prime Minister David Cameron.
Mr. Noé is particularly noted for his philanthropic activities through the Rachel Charitable Trust. He offers substantial assistance to educational and welfare institutions. He is a patron of many institutions and established the KEMACH Foundation as a result of his worldview that members of the Haredi community who wish to enter the workforce must be given the opportunity to acquire a profession and a respectable means of livelihood.
Rabbi Yosef Deitsch –
Founder and Senior Advisor to the Board of Directors
Rabbi Deitsch is a resident of Jerusalem and graduate of Beit Avraham Slonim Yeshivah. Rabbi Deitsch is the Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem and also serves as Acting Chairman of the Local Committee for Planning and Construction in addition to being a member of the Jerusalem District Planning and Construction Committee.
Rabbi Deitsch is a Member of the Board of both Agudat Yisrael and The Vaad HaRabbanim Charity. He formerly served as assistant to Deputy Minister of Construction and Housing MK Rabbi Meir Porush. Rabbi Deitsch established and managed the KEMACH Foundation during the first few years after its inception, and developed the Foundation’s community relations. He remains as a valued advocate and senior advisor to the Foundation.
Rabbi Ben-Tzion Kugler
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Rabbi Kugler is a Jerusalem resident and graduate of Be’er Yaakov and Me’or HaTalmud Yeshivas. He is the principal of Talmud Torah Chavat Da’at and Chairman of Keren Hashviis. Between 1989-1994, Kugler served as a member of the Jerusalem City Council. At present, he serves as a board member in various public institutions.
Mr. Amir Biram
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Amir Biram is an accountant with many years of experience in the real estate, capital and financial markets. In 2011, Mr. Biram established JTLV Investments, a trust active in the field of commercial and income-producing real estate. The trust’s vision is to create a link between its assets and the community. Mr. Biram also serves as a member of Betzalel Art School’s Executive Committee, and is a key partner in The KEMACH Foundation’s success.
Dr. Gavriel (Gabi) Frei
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Dr. Frei is a resident of Bet Shemesh and director of the research team at Gamida Cell, a company that specializes in developing treatments for orphan hematological diseases and malignancies using stem cells and NK cells. Dr. Frei holds a doctorate in Life Sciences from Bar Ilan University and an MBA from the College of Management in Rishon LeTzion. He is involved in a number of communal projects and has been serving as a member of the KEMACH Foundation’s Board of Directors since 2011.