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Noa Gefen

Executive Vice-Chairman of the Society for Preservation of Israel Heritage Sites

Travels from Israel

Availability: Contact JNF Speakers Bureau for availability.


JNF's Work in Israel, Positively Israel


Noa Gefen has joined the Society for Preservation of Israel Heritage Sites as Executive Vice-Chairman on January 2011.

Gefen has wide experience in the areas of Training, Human Resource Management and Leadership Development.

Prior to joining Society for Preservation, Gefen worked as independent consultant.
Previously, Gefen was director of the Management Program for Emerging Companies (MPEC) at TIM Global.

Before that, Gefen was the Training and Development manager at Bar Group, the leading Israeli logistic company, where she was responsible for the training of hundreds of managers and employees. Between the years 2001-2002 Gefen was a training manager at Stanford University, where she played a key role in developing the leadership competency model for university officials.

Gefen holds an M.A in Organizational Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology and a B.A. in Social Work from Tel Aviv University
Gefen is the daughter of late Yehuda Dekel, one of SPIHS' founder and an esteemed leader of the State of Israel, who devoted most of his life for the development of the Negev. During last 10 years Yehuda Dekel devoted himself to memorialize the battle, and the bravery of those who fought during 1948 in Nabbi Yusha (the fortress adjacent to Ramot Naftali, overlooking the Hula Valley.

Download a prepared introduction for Noa Gefen noa-gefen-intro.doc


Makor (Hebrew for “source”) is a specially-trained cadre of highly-involved Jewish National Fund volunteers. Our primary role is to support the core functions of JNF by direct fundraising. Thus, we identify prospective donors, conduct direct solicitations in our own communities and around the United States and assist in educating the public about the JNF and its projects.

Makor also serves as a source for lay leadership. We are leaders in our own communities, and provide training and inspiration for other community leaders on solicitation techniques, board development and outreach and on the work of the JNF. Makor members also assume JNF leadership positions on a national level.

We are proud leaders who are committed to the mission of the JNF, the caretaker of the land of Israel forever. In addition, Makor is a source of innovation within the JNF. Our diverse backgrounds, coupled with our common commitment, foster a free-flow of ideas to keep JNF as relevant and productive as possible.

Makor members travel to Israel each year to study JNF projects and programs in depth, and bring their insights and experiences to you. Members speak at no charge.


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