Meet the Shlichim + Shinshinim
MEET THE SHLICHIM + SHINSHINIM
Meet the staff bringing Israel to life on Long Island!
GILI DVASH, SENIOR SHLICHA + DIRECTOR OF RCFI
Gili Dvash was born and raised in Mitzpe Ramon of the Negev dedicating her early life to local scout troops and positions of service. Serving in the army as the spokeswoman of the Edom Brigade, it was after her service that Gili continued to dedicate her life to youth movements in Israel and the Diaspora, as she believes social activism is a way of life. She is part of several social initiatives regarding community building, social volunteering, and Jewish identity and rituals.
Gili holds a BSW from Ben-Gurion University and an MBA from the Mandel Social Leadership program. Coming to us from BINA – The Jewish Movement for Social Change, Gili held the role of local community coordinator and was involved in strategic planning and community building of various groups from teenagers to elderly.
OFEK TURJEMAN, COMMUNITY SHALIACH
Ofek joins us from Kfar-Yona, a city in the Sharon subdistrict in the Central District of Israel. He began his Israeli Scouts journey in the fourth grade as a member of the Scouts Regavim. He recently completed one year serving as a coordinator for the Scouts movement of the Ben Yehuda tribe in Even Yehuda and has worked at Scout movement summer camps for the past two years.
After graduating from high school, Ofek served in the army as a combat medic in the Armored Corps for three years. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends, loves music and going to the beach.