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Negba’s Board of Directors

Negba is overseen by a highly active and talented Board of Directors which utilizes professional business standards allowing for transparent, efficient and fast operation. The dedicated members not only contribute financially to Negba, but they donate significant amounts of their time- some of them working almost full-time- bringing their expertise in management, finance, public relations, social work, psychology and education. Negba is grateful for their leadership.

  • Dr. Ilan Cohen, Chair
  • Yael Elon, Vice Chair
  • Harry Heller, Treasurer

  • Jean Bisseliches, Member-At-Large
  • Yaron Hachamov, Member-At-Large
  • Jean Grumbach, Member-At-Large
  • Dr. Jocelyn Hattab, Member-At-Large
  • Daniel Kahn, Member-At-Large
  • Dr. Dan Schwarzfuchs, Member-At-Large

Negba’s Honorary Board of Directors

Negba’s Honorary Board of Directors is comprised of community leaders and public figures who endorse Negba’s mission. Negba is most appreciative of their help to advance its cause.

  • Dr. Yigal Ben Shalom - Former Director of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs; Former Director of the National Insurance Institute
  • Gilles Darmon - Founder and Chair, Latet Organization
  • Professor Beno Gross * - Philosopher, Former Deacon of Bar Ilan University
  • Dr David Harari - Engineer, Israel Prize Recipient; Israel Security Award Recipient
  • Rabbi Beni Lau - Rabbi of the Ramban Synagogue, Jerusalem
  • Rabbi Itshak Levy - Former Minister of Education
  • Professor Michel Revel - Scientist, Israel Prize Recipient
  • Professor Sam Tyano - Honorary President of the Israel Psychiatric Association; Vice Chairman of the World Organization of Child Psychiatry


Claude & Claude
the founders

Claude Kadouch, a retired economist,
was the founder and Chairman
of Lambda (educational technologies).
He has worked in the fields of Jewish education, and in the media (former Chairman of the weekly "Tribune Juive"
and the website "Proche-Orient info").
He came to live in Israel permanently in 1980.

Claude Meyer is a retired businessman and community leader, founder of numerous companies and projects in France and Israel. He was President of l'Appel Juif Unifié in eastern France
for 12 years and came to live in Israel in 1984.

In 2006 the two Claudes co- founded Negba as a vehicle for redressing social inequality in Israel, starting from Israel’s most vulnerable population- its children.

Over the years, the Claudes remained actively involved in the developments at Negba, and took personal interest in their Negba "grandchildren." Unfortunately, Claude Meyer passed away at the end of 2016.