Liat leads and manages overall program vision and implementation, including development of strategic programming and educational content, as well as policies and procedures, budget creation, and program expansion.
Liat has served on the Diller Teen Fellows staff since the program’s inception and developed its unique educational model. Liat has a rich background in education. She served as the Director of a few Informal Education Departments in Israel, during which she was awarded both a County and a National Excellence Awards by the Ministry of Education.
Liat co-founded the Youth Department Directors’ Committee in Israel and helped initiate the "Youth Department Administration Bill" legislation in the Regional Municipalities, which was approved in 2011.
Liat holds an MA in Public Policy from Tel Aviv University and a BA in Educational Systems Development from the University of Haifa/Tel-Hai College. Liat served four and a half years as a commander and instructor at the IDF officer's training school. She is married to Meir, and the mother of two lovely girls: Doron and Tomer.
Oren J. Massey
Director of Education
Oren works to strengthen existing and develop new educational content. He directs and manages professional development for Coordinators with a focus on educational philosophy, pedagogy, and methodology.
Oren served as the Executive Director of the Center for Jewish Living and Learning at the East Bay Federation and as the Executive Director of Edah, an innovative Hebrew experiential learning program in Berkeley.
Oren’s has an MA in Nonprofit Management from Case Western Reserve University, and an MA in Jewish Education from the Siegal College, Cleveland OH. He has a BA in the Land of Israel Studies from Bar Ilan University, Tel Aviv and is also an licensed Israel Tour Guide.
Director of Fellowship Program
Hadas oversees Fellowship day-to-day operations and programmatic elements, supervises work of all Coordinator Mentors internationally, manages Israeli and Internationsl supervisors' work, and ensures regular, timely, and high value internal program evaluation.
Hadas has managed many aspects of Diller Teen Fellows content and administrative work in Israel and internationally since 2011. Prior to this, Hadas served in a variety of educational and Consultant roles in different organizations like Shatil, B’nei Hamoshavim youth movement and Beit Yigal Alon Museum.
Hadas is a certified Group Workshop Facilitator and Jewish Renewal programer. She holds an MA in Sociology and Anthropology with a concentration in Organizational Studies from Tel Aviv University and a BA in Communication and Management from the Management College in Tel Aviv. In the IDF Hadas served as an instructor in the Combat Engineering military school. Hadas is married to Amit, and is the mother of Yuval, Eyal and Shiri.
Director of Global Seminars
Noa supports all global seminar planning and execution. She oversees and manages all educational and logistic planning of relevant seminars, and manages all ISS logistics. She works closely with Israel Experience to ensure high-level service and outcomes during DTF Israel Summer Seminar. Noa also serves as the head of safety and security for DTF.
Noa has had a rich educational and administrational experience from years of training of Youth Leaders broad for the Jewish Agency and from working at The Israel Experience, managing the UK desk and the DTF portfolio.
Noa holds an MA in Business Administration and Management Business Psychology and a BA in Informal Education and Israel Studies, within the framework of the Education Ministry's honors program where she graduated with honors. She is also a certified tour guide and holds a teaching certificate. Her military service was as a tour guide.
Director of Leadership & Engagement
Leah provides guidance, training, content, and methodology for Diller Teen Fellows Coordinators to support their work as individuals, in their Partnership Community and at Global gatherings. Her areas of focus include planning local programming, assessing successes and challenges, brainstorming and problem-solving, group development, recruitment, ensuring local evaluation, and marketing.
Prior to her role in the International staff, Leah worked as the Diller Teen Fellows Coordinator at the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest, NJ for 3 years. As part of her job at Federation she was also the Peoplehood Project Coordinator and the Masa Israel Representative. Leah has held a variety of educational positions and has a rich background in Jewish experiential education and social work, among her positions: Camp Coordinator at Kefiada, Hebrew School Teacher ,Youth Group Director for Young Judaea, and a few positions as a social worker.
Leah participated in Young Judaea-Shalem Gap Year Program in Israel, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and Jewish Studies and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Rutgers University. Additionally, Leah completed the Experiential Jewish Education Certificate Program from Yeshiva University. Leah loves to learn so she also holds certifications as a Doula, a trained mitzvah clown, a scuba-diver, a radio host and she learns American Sign Language.
Mentor / Program Specialist
Amanda provides guidance, training, content and methodology for Diller Teen Fellows Coordinators to support their work as individuals, in their Partnership Community and at Global gatherings. Her areas of focus include planning local programming, assessing successes and challenges, brainstorming and problem-solving, group development, recruitment, ensuring local evaluation, and marketing.
Amanda Solomon served 3 years as the Greater MetroWest Diller Teen Fellows Coordinator. Amanda has worked with the Hillels and Jewish student groups in the Greater MetroWest area. Originally from Florida, Amanda did her undergraduate studies in Anthropology at the University of Florida and received her Master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Nonprofit Leadership. A deeply theoretical and experiential program, Amanda has taken one very important lesson and made it her mantra: "You cannot empower others; you can only create the space with which they can empower themselves."
Mentor / Program Specialist
Rivka provides guidance, training, content and methodology for Diller Teen Fellows Coordinators to support their work as individuals, in their Partnership Community and at Global gatherings. Her areas of focus include planning local programming, assessing successes and challenges, brainstorming and problem-solving, group development, recruitment, ensuring local evaluation, and marketing.
Rivka held a variety of educational positions; she served as a Shlicha to Camp Rama in the Berkshires and as a Youth Director of the "Perach-Tutoring Project" in Yerucham, and was a Commander in the IDF "Nativ course" for Jewish-Zionist Identity for soldiers who made Aliya to Israel. Rivka worked as the Diller Teen Fellows Coordinator of Yerucham for 3 years.
Rivka holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and Business Management from Ben Gurion University and is currently studying for her M.A in Managing Non-Profit Organizations in the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Mentor / Program Specialist
Maya provides guidance, training, content and methodology for Diller Teen Fellows Coordinators to support their work as individuals, in their Partnership Community and at Global gatherings. Her areas of focus include planning local programming, assessing successes and challenges, brainstorming and problem-solving, group development, recruitment, ensuring local evaluation, and marketing.
Maya has been passionate about Jewish Education since the first youth delegation she participated in when she was 15 years old, and has since worked for many organizations and programs: Shlicha to Camp Tevya, Educational Coordinator of the Netanya-Cincinnati Partnership, Zionist Seminars in Idaho and Montana, JDC Lauder Camp Szarvas , she also worked with the Tel Aviv-Los Angeles School Twinning Program, and was the Director of Shlichim for the Israel Scouts. She was the Coordinator for the Haifa Diller Teen Fellows from 2008.
Mentor / Program Specialist
Raquel provides guidance, training, content and methodology for Diller Teen Fellows Coordinators to support their work as individuals, in their Partnership Community and at Global gatherings. Her areas of focus include planning local programming, assessing successes and challenges, brainstorming and problem-solving, group development, recruitment, ensuring local evaluation, and marketing.
Raquel was the Diller Coordinator in Toronto for 3 years. She holds a B.A. in History from Dalhousie University, and M.A. in General & Special Education from NYU. In New York, she was an Education Intern at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. Raquel taught special education in Toronto’s Jewish day school system and worked at the Toronto March of the Living. She spent 14 summers at camp, and created a leadership development program for Zodiac Day Camps. Raquel's professional and volunteer work has focused on helping teens and young professionals develop a commitment to our vibrant Jewish community.
Follow-Up Program Coordinator - Israel
Shani manages and coordinates Junior Counselor and Tzamah follow-up programs, ensuring participants have the skills and tools they need to succeed in their local and international and global roles. She also trains and manages Junior Staff Mentors' work.
Shani is a Diller alum of the 2004 UG cohort and served as the Upper Galilee Diller Coordinator in 2011- 2014.
Shani is an alum of “Mimizrach Tzafona”, a social exchange program: Israel, Budapest and NY.
Shani served as a platoon commander in the IDF Education Corps and as the commanded the “Nativ” course for non-Jewish soldiers and immigrant soldiers. She is a student of Education at the Oranim Academic College.
Diller Network Coordinator
Elena works to define, develop, and maintain a database of all Diller Teen Fellows alumni, and manages online platforms. She recruits Network members to participate in Diller-managed programs, and encourages connections to and participation in social action, educational, and community enrichment activities offered by other organizations.
Elana is an alumna of San Francisco’s 2008 cohort.
Elana has experience both volunteering and leading volunteers in community building efforts through her work with Santa Cruz Hillel. She has led participants as an engaging Taglit-Birthright staff member. After graduating with a BS in Cognitive Science in 2013, Elana returned to Israel where she served as the External Relations and Development Intern at the Peres Center for Peace while participating in Bina’s Tikkun Olam b’Tel Aviv program. She has worked as an Executive Assistant, Product Specialist, Sales Development Representative.
Diller Network Coordinator
Moran works to define, develop, and maintain a database of all Diller Teen Fellows alumni, and manages online platforms. She recruits Network members to participate in Diller-managed programs, and encourages connections to and participation in social action, educational, and community enrichment activities offered by other organizations.
Moran recently returned from New Jersey as the Shlicha (Israeli emissary) for the "Greater MetroWest" community, where she assisted both Jewish and non-Jewish Students across 4 universities. Moran was in charge of engaging students, leadership development, and community building on campus for the Jewish and Pro-Israel students, as well as writing grants, managing the educational programs and projects for all 4 campuses.
Moran holds a BA in International Relations and Education from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. During her studies, Moran worked in a nongovernmental organization called "The Sky is the Limit" with youth in risk and helped them to develop leadership skills and build a local community. Moran also served as a student intern in the Diller Teen Fellows program for the Beit- Shemesh group.
Moran grew up in Kiryat Shemona and is a Diller alumna from the Upper Galilee group. Before her army service, Moran did a gap year and worked for "Ida"n" (Kiryat Shemona's local Youth movement) as a Coordinator. During her service in the IDF, Moran was a commander of infantry instructors.
Limor keeps Diller Teen Fellows online platforms active, updated, creative, and attractive. She initiates PR campaigns as needed, and creates reports for PR use.
Limor is a program alum from 2008 and was a Tzama member in 2010. In 2011 Limor was a Shinshin in the Haifa cohort. That year, Limor took a gap year for community service in a youth village for youth at-risk.
On her army service she was an IDF spokesperson for Golani brigade. Since 2014 she has been a student for Law and Political Science at Tel Aviv University, along with managing PR and social media for Diller.
Program Assistant - North America
Dona provides administrative support to the Diller Teen Fellows program and professional staff, making all travel and accommodation arrangements. She manages and updates the Diller Teen Fellows website, calendar, and presence on other online marketing platforms, ensuring brand consistency of all printed materials created at the national and international levels.
As a student of Communication Studies, and Koret Intern of San Francisco Hillel, Dona became involved in the Jewish community for the first time. Her passion became engaging hundreds of students in meaningful relationships, programming, and education. Her success took shape as she became the Program and Engagement Coordinator at San Francisco Hillel, where she continues to serve on the Board of Directors. After years at San Francisco Hillel, Dona dove into Early Childhood Education, and soon became Director of Administration at Gan Noe Preschool.
Program Assistant - Israel
Mai supports the work of the Executive Director and manages the Diller Teen Fellows main office in Israel. She provides administrative support to the Diller Teen Fellows program and professional staff, making all travel and accommodation arrangements.
Mai Atias lives on Kibbutz Hagoshrim in the Upper Galilee, and received her BA in Economics & Human Resources from Tel-Hai College. During her studies, Mai took part in a major project at the Kiryat Shmona Center for Employment, building a database of employers in order to promote and improve employment in the northern region of Israel.
After completing her studies, Mai was the HR Manager of a large food chain company, and took part in opening the company's northern branch while she recruited and supervised 150 employees, and oversaw finances among other administrative tasks.
Tami Zviko Applebaum
Fellowship Program Assistant
Tami joins the Diller Teen Fellows Program as the Fellowship Program Assistant. Tami comes to us with a rich administrative background from a range of different fields. Tami studied Child Psychology, Sociology and English Literature and is a kindergarten teacher.
Tami was born on a Kibbutz in the Galilee area to an English family who made Aliyah and when she was 8 years old she returned with her family to live in the United Kingdom.
In 2006 because of and following the Second Lebanon War, Tami returned to Israel. Prior to her return, Tami worked in a center for Teens at risk in London and as part of her outreach role went out to local schools to talk about drug addiction and held open discussion forums about the struggles of Teens today, as well as running the office and 24hr helpline for the organization. Since her return to Israel Tami has worked mainly in early learning education. Today, Tami lives in Kibbutz Kfar Giladi and is the proud mother of Megan and Adam.
Director, Diller Teen Initiatives
Adam serves as liaison to the Helen Diller Family Foundation Board and as a Foundation representative at DTF international gatherings. He directs the Tikkun Olam Awards, provides fiduciary oversight for both programs, serves as a resource and advisor to the DTF Executive Director, and manages all external evaluation of both programs.
Adam has been with Diller Teen Initiatives since 2011.
Adam previously served as Camp Tawonga’s executive director from 2008-2011 and as Berkeley Hillel’s executive director from 2000-2008. Additionally, Adam has held a variety of roles in the Jewish community, including work with the Council of Jewish Federations in New York, the Jewish Agency in Israel, and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee in Bulgaria.
Adam has served as a coach & mentor for young professionals through a variety of formal and informal programs.
Dr. Shlomi Ravid
Dr. Shlomi Ravid has been a pioneer in developing Peoplehood education. In his 30 years of involvement in Jewish global affairs he was the founding director of the Israel Center of San Francisco, the founding director of the International School for Jewish Peoplehood Studies at Beth Hatefutsoth, and the founding director of the Center for Jewish Peoplehood Education. In 1997, while in San Francisco, he developed, together with the Helen Diller Family Foundation, the Diller Teen Fellows program.
Shlomi initiated and edited publications such as the Peoplehood Papers and Peoplehood Now as well as the educational kit – Israel: the Vision and Venture of the Jewish People. He has published over two dozen articles and studies on Jewish Peoplehood and recently led the creation of the Peoplehood Education Toolkit (www.jpeoplehood.org).