Executive Committee


Executive Committee


Chairperson Dr. Ronen Beeri. The Kamatz Executive Committee meets once a month and discusses various issues on the agenda of the community.


Meet the Members:

George Greenwald: Electrical engineer and member of the Kamatz community since its inception.

Dan Canaan: Born 1944, married to Shlomit, father of Ido, Roy and Nadav, grandfather to Dolev, Lilac and Naama. BA in Economics, Sociology and Business Administration. 11 years administrative director of Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem. Interested in history, geography and archeology. Treasurer of the Kamatz community. In the past - Audit Committee Chairman.

Rose Ginosar

Ofer Lichtig: Born 1968, married to Michal, the father of Shay and Ronnie. Israel Office director of the Jewish Federations of North New Jersey and Kansas City. JNF Board Member on behalf of the Reform movement.

Rabbi Alona Lisicha: Rabbinic Literature Professor and instructs rabbinical Hebrew Union College students in Jerusalem. Sasha's wife and mother to Jacob and Fira.

Orit Meir: Mevaseret resident, married to Rami and mother of Gal and Noa. Chairperson of the annual "Spring Market Festival".

Gary Newman: Married, three children. Arrived in Israel in the spring of 1968 and lives in Mevasseret Zion since the winter of 1990. Active in the Department of Bible study in English and other activities.

Hannah Sorek

Avihai Rosenthal: Lives Mevasseret Zion, a member of the Kamatz community since the early 90's, married with three children.

Stefan Rotem Mevaseret resident for 27 years. One of the founders of the Kamatz community, Cantor volunteer, he served as chairman from 1998 - 2004.

Yaron Shavit: native-born, married to Michal and father of Yochai, Yiftach and Yaara, and a senior officer in the reserves. Completed his studies in law at the Hebrew University and his Maters at Bar - Ilan University. Yaron is his law office's managing partner. Mevaseret resident since 1996 and a member of the Kamatz community from 1998. Yaron is the outgoing chairman of the community "can and must find the common connecting people wherever they are, Jews and Zionists abroad and Israelis, and Israelis themselves ". Yaron is optimistic and believes that action and commitment will bring results.

Aviva Schvarzfeld: Married to Zvi, both born in Canada who live in nearly 40 years in Israel. Lived in Mevasseret since 1990. Parents of four children aged 20-29 year-old and a 16 year old boy who lives with them. "I have the honor of being among the founders of the community and see it growing."

Bob Goldwasser: Married to Orit, father of Mia and Dafna. Born in New Orleans, LA. Kamatz Overseas Member since 2005, and active local member since 2007. Bob teaches graduate level business marketing and management courses via the Internet.

Rachel Fiddler

Brenda Nidel Shimoni
: Mevasseret resident since 1997 and member of Kamatz since 2000. Baruch's wife, mother of the Omri, is engaged in consulting to associations and education.