Update on Philanthropy in Israel – Symposium at TAU

Roughly one hundred people – a diverse audience, with American students from Maryland University’s Social Leadership and Philanthropy program, Israeli students, Law School faculty members, representatives of the third sector, managers of infrastructure organizations and donors, took part in the conference held at Tel Aviv University (TAU) in the beginning of January. The event was designed to illustrate the current state of philanthropy in Israel and to evaluate the interface between law and philanthropy. Continue Reading

Eilon Tirosh

Eilon Tirosh

Eilon Tirosh is an active angel investor and a serial entrepreneur. Eilon co-founded 4 companies among which were Exalink, acquired by Comverse (CMVT) during 2000 for over half a billion dollar. Eilon Invested in more than 20 seed stage companies, to name few: Oberon Media, Passave (acq. By PMC –Sierra for 300M$), Pontis, Axxana, Wix and more.

Founded Yuvalim (www.yuvalim.org ) a public benefit company LTD, in 2003, engaged in preventing drop out and cultivating excellence at junior high schools in out-lying communities. Yuvalim operates in 7 centers around the country with 1200 students.

Eilon is a member of the extended board (www.hakoled.org.il ) Hakol Chinuch , the Movement for the Advancement of Education in Israel, as well as a member of the Israeli branch of the JFN, and a member of Committed To Give, the initiative for promoting Israeli private philanthropy.

Eilon is a graduate of Tel Aviv university Engineering school, and lives in Bnei Zion with his wife and three kids.

Raya Strauss | Judith Yovel Recanati


Shuky Erlich GA speech


Shalom, It feels good to be in a room full of people who all share one common goal – to give back to the Israeli society, to strengthen it and make it better.My name is Shuki Ehrlich and I’m a social investor. Some would call me a philanthropist, but the title really doesn’t matter. After 30 years of focusing on the Israeli hi-tech and start-up scene, I’ve decided to share my time between mentoring start-ups and becoming an active social investor, Continue Reading

Comprehensive Survey of Private Giving in Israel

The Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) creates a database of private philanthropic donations in Israel.

What are the true dimensions of private philanthropy in Israel? An initiative of Committed to Give, and jointly funded by the “Yad HaNadiv” foundation, the CBS undertook the creation of a special database – for the first time – mapping philanthropy in Israel.  Continue Reading

Judith Yovel Recanati

Judith Yovel Recanati

Judith Yovel Recanati is committed to and strives for a stronger, healthier Israeli society.

Founder and chair of Natal – Israel Trauma Center for Victims of Terror and War, helping victims of war and terror related trauma embark on the path to healing. Founder and chair of the Gandyr Family Foundation. The foundation aims to strengthen Israeli society through financial and hands-on support of civil society organizations.
The recipient of the President’s award for volunteerism (1998).
Member of Committed To Give, the initiative for promoting Israeli Philanthropy and serves on some boards in the civil society arena.

Eilon Tirosh


Leon Recanati: “In my parents’ home, I learned the importance of giving “


During a speech given by Leon Recanati at a U-Bank customer event in Tel Aviv, Leon spoke about the Committed to Give initiative and his family’s heritage – which lead to his philanthropic activities. “It’s not how much you have that influences your feelings on giving, but how you feel towards your fellow man, how caring. We are here tonight to enlighten on giving, so that we don’t lose these feelings among the hustle and bustle of our daily routines. Continue Reading

DC Finance Regional Meeting

October 2013 –

(From right to Left) Maya Lapid Edut, Ronny Douek, Yehudith Yovel Recanati, Shula Mozes

(Left to Right) Shula Mozes, Yehudith Yovel Recanati, Ronny Douek, Maya Lapid Edut

DC Finance Regional Meeting at Dan Caesarea