Dafna Meitar Nechmad


I’m an Israeli, living in Tel Aviv, married with three daughters and a grandson.

Over the last twelve years I’m managing the Zvi & Ofra Family Fund which supports cultural and educational projects including the Israeli Opera, the Zvi Meitar center for advanced studies at the Tel Aviv University Law Faculty, the Zvi Meitar Institute for Legal Implications of Emerging Technologies at the Herzliya Interdisciplinary center, Agnon House and the Naggar school of Photography in Musrara, Jerusalem. I’ve chaired the Israeli Opera Friends’ Association for 7 years and today I’m a managing director at the Metropolitan opera in New York, a board member of JFN and a board member of the Herzliya Interdisciplinary Center. My latest Philanthropic initiative which I’m very proud of is the new institute for Law and Philanthropy at the Tel Aviv University law faculty. I believe that this institute will contribute substantially to the development of Philanthropy in Israel .I also recently joined Committed to Give, promoting Israeli Philanthropy.

I’m also the president of the Meitar Collection Ltd, a private company that owns, preserves, catalogues, and lends more than 100,000 historic photographs taken in Israel since the 1940s. From 1989 to 2006, I was a partner at Meitar, Liquornik, Geva Leshem, Tal, the largest law firm in Israel, where I specialized in commercial, telecommunications and corporate law. I have a BA in political science, an LLB (Law) and an MA in political communications, all from the Tel Aviv University.

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