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Elul staff

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Guy Gardi

Executive Director

Born in Kibbutz Ein Harod to one of the founding families, Guy has been living in Jerusalem for 35 years. He is one of the founders of "Beit Israel", a community that lives and works in the Gilo neighborhood of Jerusalem, where he still lives and works today. He has been the executive director of Elul since 2019.

In 2022 he became chairman of the Executive Committee of "Rashut HaRabim" – a network of 40 Jewish-Israeli organizations that are working together to make the public space in Jerusalem tolerant and open to all.

He managed the "Morasha – kol Israel Haverim" program, which trained students and staff to facilitate and promote dialogue circles in schools.

He is a graduate of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership and holds a master’s degree in pluralistic Jewish education from the Hebrew University and Hebrew Union College.

Miriam Levinovitch

Deputy Director for Content and Education

Miriam coordinates the activities of the Beit Midrash, Learning Communities and student programming at Elul. An educator and history teacher, Miriam took part in founding a high school in the Gezer Regional Council. She managed youth trips to Poland and served as a shaliach in Germany. She holds a BA in education and MA in Israeli history. She is a graduate of the 'Kerem' teachers’ training institute.

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Shir Nativ

Manager of Logistics and HR

Shir is a resident of Bat Ayin in Gush Etzion and a member of the Board of Directors of the Gush Etzion Development Company. She was the logistics coordinator of the Yesodot organization, and the director of the office of the CEO of the Gush Etzion Regional Council. Shir is studying for a BA in Communication at the Open University. She graduated from the Political Speaking course at the Center for Political Training.  She is a certified art instructor and a graphic artist.

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Shlomi Perlmutter

Pedagogical Coordinator and Beit Midrash Facilitator

A native of Kibbutz Mefalsim, Shlomi directs and coordinates the main Elul Beit Midrash, learning communities in Jerusalem and throughout the country, facilitation courses, and student groups. Shlomi helped found the “Sweepers” movement for Yom Haatzmaut, a Beit Midrash for seniors in elementary schools, an initiative for ecological cemeteries,  'Life is a Movie' discussion circles following movies, and more. Shlomi is a devout Zionist and a researcher of modern Zionist and Jewish thought.

Mariana Kornfeld

Manager of “Literary Elul”

Mariana has managed the field of literary events at Elul since 2022. She is mother to Richie and Tamara, a researcher of Israeli thought, a theater director (flamenco performance of the Song of Songs "White Bride Black Bride"), a creator, and a writer ("Core Curriculum for the Jewish People"). She lives in Kiryat Yovel and is a neighborhood activist promoting the beauty of Jerusalem.

Yana Nikulchev

Operations and Administration Coordinator

Yana is engaged in the field of administration and coordination of a variety of Elul projects, including producing literary evenings. She has lived in Jerusalem since immigrating to Israel in 2014 and currently lives in the Rasko neighborhood. She is the coordinator of the Russian-speaking community at the Open House in Jerusalem.


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