Our Team

Our team has a wide range of expertise. A short bio will help you know who the people behind the vision are:

 

Hannan Serphos.

Hannan is CEO of Minuf Group. Hannan is also the Israeli representative of the Dutch Levi Lassen Foundation. The Levi Lassen Foundation is engaged in Israel in grant making to NGO's in the field of social change and social and economic justice.

Hannan was born in Holland, and has been living in Israel since 1966. Prior to establishing Minuf in 2003, Hannan worked as VP Marketing and PR in the Financial Services sector in Israel and the UK. Hannan holds a BSc. from the Technion in Haifa, and an MBA from INSEAD in France. He lives in Maccabim- Israel with his wife and 5 children.



 

Robin Arnonrobin

Robin is a Resource Development Manager at Minuf Group. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Winnipeg, Canada. For three years she lived in Istanbul, where she volunteered as a teacher and coordinator in an education program for migrant youth, while completing her last year of studies at Bosphorous University. In Israel, Robin worked for some years as an English teacher before entering into the world of NGOs as a resource development coordinator.

 

 

 

 

Rachel Canar

Rachel Canar is Minuf's Associate Director. She joined Minuf as a Resource Development Manager in the beginning of 2012, advising organizations on strategic planning, resource development and communications. She moved to Israel in 2006 to become the Director of Development & International Advocacy at the Israel Religious Action Center for pluralism, tolerance and equality. She found her passion for advancing social change at the New Israel Fund in San Francisco, where served as the New Generations Director from 2001 and became Associate Director in 2004. Her earlier professional experience was with Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Student Life, beginning as the Program Director at the University of California Santa Cruz Hillel and culminating as the Oregon Hillel Director. She was a contributing author to the initial Birthright Israel evaluation by the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies. She has served on the Executive Board of the Jerusalem Open House for Pride and Tolerance, and as the Board President of Spay Israel. Rachel holds a BA in Language Studies from UC Santa Cruz and a Masters Degree in Non-Profit Management from Brandeis University as a Steinhardt Scholar.

 

 

 

Kate Rosenberg.kate

Kate is a Resource Development Manager at Minuf. Since making Aliyah from Melbourne, Australia to Tel Aviv, Kate has worked extensively in the third sector and co-founded Tov Lada’at. She holds a B.A. in Arts from the University of Melbourne, a certificate degree in Museum Studies from Haifa University and an M.A. in Non for Profit Management from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, specialising in social enterprises and impact investment. Kate has worked in Jewish and museum education for over ten years and since moving to Israel has worked at Beit Hatfutsot, the Museum of the Jewish People as Coordinator of Professional Development. She is passionate about social change through innovation and developing new ways to improve our society through social business.

 

 

Chantal Jacobs.Chantel

Chantal is a Resource Development Manager at Minuf Group. Originally from England, she gained a BSc in Psychology before qualifying as a lawyer at a top 30 UK law firm and conducting further studies in human rights law. After moving to Israel, Chantal moved into the third sector and worked in resource development at several NGOs, focusing on a range of pertinent social and legal issues.



 

 

laraLara Berman.

Lara is a Resource Development Manager at Minuf Group. After completing a degree in English and History from the University of New South Wales she moved to Israel where she is currently completing a Graduate Diploma in Psychology from the University of New England with a view to completing a clinical masters in psychology here in Israel. Lara has previously worked as a junior reporter for the Jerusalem Report and in various positions within the Jewish Agency for Israel.

 

 

 

 

Inbal Naveh Safir.inbal

Inbal is a Resource Development Manager in the Minuf Group. Her wealth of experience working in the nonprofit sector includes project management at the Peres Center for Peace, human rights law in India, special education advocacy in California, and two years at the Hillel at New York University. Prior to working at Minuf, Inbal worked as a commercial litigator in the Silicon Valley at an A-list law firm. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Inbal holds a J.D. from Stanford Law School and a B.A. in Political Science from UCLA, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude.  

 

 

 

Leora Gal.leora

Leora is the Database and Research Manager, Grant Writer in the Minuf Group. Leora is a graduate of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Bachelor of Arts in English Literature) and Tel Aviv University (Masters in Conflict Resolution and Mediation). A certified TEFL teacher (The Boston Language Institute) and an experienced translator and editor, Leora has taught English to adults and children in the US and Israel. She worked for Just Vision for over six years as the organization’s community outreach and education coordinator in Israel, interviewer and translator, and in donor relations at Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. Leora is active in Isha L’Isha, the Haifa-based feminist organization, and in promoting Jewish-Arab education in Haifa, where she currently lives.

 

 

Naomi Shmueli David.naomi2

Naomi is a Resource Development Manager at Minuf Group. Originally from Philadelphia, Naomi came to Israel to study at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and has since worked in the non-profit world. Naomi worked in resource development at the Jerusalem College of Engineering where she was in charge of overseas donor relations and worked on creating and facilitating giving opportunities and partnerships. Prior to that, Naomi was an Assistant Teacher of academic writing at the English Literature Department of the Hebrew University, and Editor of the English website at the Israel Democracy Institute, working closely with the Director of International Outreach. Naomi's extensive editing experience includes editing various academic publications, being an Associate Editor for Partial Answers for five years, and developing editing guidelines (house styles) for several organizations.

 

 

Mindy Goldberg.mindi

Mindy Goldberg is a Resource Development Manager at Minuf Group.  Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, she moved to Israel in 2007 after participating in Otzma, a year long service program in Israel. Mindy has several years of experience in resource development, specializing in social change organizations, currently with the New Israel fund, and previously at Yedid – The Association for Community Empowerment.  Mindy is also active in initiatives strengthening the young adult community in Jerusalem, where she lives with her husband. Mindy holds an MA in non-profit management from The Hebrew University and a BA in political science from the University of Washington.

 

 

Amitai Serphos.

Amitai is the Manager of Digital Strategy at Minuf Group, and specializes in on line fundraising methodologies.

In the army, Amitai served in a command position in the elite rescue & evacuation unit of the Israeli Air Force. Amitai is a graduate of the Aboodi Advertising School in Tel Aviv and has gained experience in social media and online campaigns. Amitai holds a BA in Economics and Philosophy from Tel Aviv University.



 

 

 

Ros Earis.

Rosalind is a Development Coordinator and Grant Writer at Minuf Group. After graduating from Cambridge University with a degree in Classics, Ros lived in Israel for three years, working in project reporting for the UN and British government. Now based in London, she seeks funders for Minuf's clients from among British and international foundations, and writes, edits and translates applications and other fundraising material. She has previously worked in Kashmir, Bosnia, China and Indonesia, and is currently studying law.


 

 

 

 
 

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