Eitan Moran

General Director

Eitan Moran has served as general director of the Society for Advancement of Education since graduating from the prestigious Mandel School for Educational Leadership in 2008. He has a great deal of experience in management, education, and in contributing to society.

Eitan is a founder of the Nadav Merhav Democratic School in Modi’in, which he helped establish in 1999. He holds an MA in management and public policy from Ben Gurion University of the Negev, and a BA cum laude in sociology and political science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Eitan is a recent graduate of the Tavistok Institute of Human Relations - a non-profit organization that deals with organizational research and development and applies approaches and concepts from the social sciences in order to create innovative, effective methods for dealing with core subjects and current issues.


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Pedagogical Development:

Michal Shavit

Director of Education Development

Michal holds an MA in History and a BA in history and education from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. 

Prior to joining the SAE, Michal was principal of HaYovel Junior High School in Mevasseret Zion, and served as deputy principal of the Hebrew University High School.

Michal is a graduate of the Mandel Institute for Educational Leadership in Jerusalem.

Eden Israeli

Director of Student Support Services

Eden has over 20 years of experience treating and teaching students with learning differences. She was a district supervisor for the Ministry of Education and a specialist in treatment of behavioral problems.

Eden holds a BA in psychology and an MA in special education from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and was certified at Bar Ilan University to conduct didactic evaluations and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

Eden is responsible for establishing and operating the Niot Project, which focuses on supporting youth with learning differences, and was pedagogical advisor in the establishment of two SAE schools: Inbar and MBHS.

Resource Development and Community Relations:

Limor Levi

Director of Resource Development and Community Relations

Limor has a master’s degree in public management and local government, and a bachelor’s degree in political science, both from Bar-Ilan University.

Prior to her position at the SAE, she was deputy director of the “Israeli Trauma Coalition,” deputy director of the NPO “Mifalot: Sport for Education, Development and Peace,” and director of the society and culture section of the Immigrant Students Authority, Tel Aviv and Central Region.

Limor has a great deal of experience in developing collaborations and resources, as well as with work in international arenas and export of social knowledge.

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Human Resources:

Chani Litmanovitch

Director of Human Resources

Chani has over a decade of experience in various human resources fields.

She has worked in HR, organizational development and learning management positions at Teva Pharmaceuticals and the Bank of Israel. She specialized as an organizational consultant at Clalit Health Services.

In her role at SAE, Chani manages human capital aspects and supports organizational changes and development processes.

Chani is a certified mediator, and holds an MBA from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, specializing in organizational behavior and management of human resources. She was awarded a bachelor’s degree in psychology and communications with distinction from the Hebrew University.

Student Absorption:

Racheli Abiczar

Director of Residential Student Support

Racheli holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from the Hebrew University. She is a family, dyad and couples’ therapist, and a parenting teacher.

Racheli's certifications include:

Couples and family therapy from the Magid Institute, CPP from Haruv, DBT from the Ofek Institute, and AEDP from the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya.

Prior to her position at the SAE, Racheli directed a cluster of therapeutic foster homes at the “Or Shalom” NPO, as well as a national pilot project for prevention of removing toddlers from their homes, operated by JDC Israel – Ashalim and the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Social Services.

She teaches practicums for groups of social workers for the Central School of Social Work, and operates a private clinic.

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Liat Hazan

Advancing to Academia

Liat graduated with a BA from the Interdisciplinary Department of Social Sciences, Bar-Ilan University. She is an experienced youth advisor for national-civil service.

Since 2008, Liat has been responsible for the Advancing to Academia project, a program that provides applicants with the opportunity to apply to institutes of higher education through affirmative action, based on each one's personal background and the difficulties they experienced in high school.

Liat is responsible for the process of determining scores for each applicant, from the first stage of receiving the application at the Society for Advancement of Education through the final decision, and maintains contact with representatives of the various universities.

Yoram Tabarzar

Director of Operations and Physical Assets

Yoram holds a master's degree in public policy from Tel Aviv University. He has a rich background in the field of physical assets, infrastructure, and operations.

Yoram worked for over twenty years with the Dan Group as director of infrastructure and physical assets, deputy director of operations, and director of projects, managing construction projects, tenders, and workplans.

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Adv. Shani Rabin Yadid

Coordinator of Communications and Operations

Shani has a bachelor’s degree in law, and a lawyer’s license.

She has worked at two leading law offices, and is experienced in the areas of contracts and tenders, as well as in consulting, monitoring, and representation.

Dr. Vered Altshuler-Ezrachi

Director of Residential Development and Educational Projects

Vered holds a doctorate in social work from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and is a graduate of the Mandel School for Educational and Social Leadership.

Before joining the SAE, she founded and directed the Tiltan Center for Parents, Children, and Teachers, as well as initiating and directing the "Home Made" program – an educational partnership for advancing open dialogue in a multi-cultural society. Additionally, Vered taught at Hadassah College's school of Social Work in Jerusalem.

Vered has over 20 years' experience in supporting and counseling educational and therapeutic staffs in a variety of frameworks.

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Yael Boim-Fein

Founding Director of the Israeli Institute for Gender Equity in Education

Yael is an educational entrepreneur and a specialist in the fields of gender and education. She is an executive member of the international Gender and Education Association (GEA) and a member of the research lab for feminist theory at the Van Leer Institute.

She founded and directed the education department at Beit Avi Chai, and has an academic background in media and culture studies, gender studies and pluralistic education.

Yael is a graduate of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership and the American State Department’s Leadership Program.

Ofra Shmila

Marketing Director

Ofra holds a bachelor's degree in social sciences from the Open University, and a degree in film and television engineering from Sapir Academic College.

Since 2009, she has been active in social-community frameworks, working with a variety of educational systems. She directed "Adumdia," – the Maale Adumim Community Center's center for communications and marketing, where she managed campaigns and led the center's strategic marketing.

She is responsible for marketing and public relations for the SAE and its institutions throughout the country.