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Local and International Advisors

Central to the success of GHIS continues to be the practical and financial support of our dedicated local and international advisors, many of whom have been involved since GHIS was still a dream. Leaders in their respective fields, they bring a wealth of experience to our community and play an integral role in promoting the school to potential new friends and donors, as well as providing valuable professional expertise.

Israel

Local and International Advisors
Local and International Advisors

Eyal Dagan

Israel
Local and International Advisors

Luay Badir

Israel
Local and International Advisors

Nabil Totry

Israel
Local and International Advisors

Shiri Golan

Israel
Local and International Advisors

Isaac Hillel

Israel
Local and International Advisors

Ido Sade

Israel
Local and International Advisors

Dr. Danielle Shani

Israel
Local and International Advisors

Gideon Weinstein

Israel
Local and International Advisors

Iris C. Beck

Israel

Santa Barbara

Local and International Advisors
Local and International Advisors

Rabbi Steve Cohen

Santa Barbara
Local and International Advisors

Helen Curhan

Santa Barbara
Local and International Advisors

Diane Blau PhD

Santa Barbara
Local and International Advisors

Mike Nissenson

Santa Barbara
Local and International Advisors

Sissy Taran

Santa Barbara
Local and International Advisors

Michael Wasserman

Santa Barbara
Local and International Advisors

Barbara Rosenblum

Santa Barbara

Philadelphia & Melbourne

Local and International Advisors
Local and International Advisors
Local and International Advisors

Pastor Todd Stavrakos

Philadelphia
Local and International Advisors

Rabbi David Ackerman

Philadelphia
Local and International Advisors

Phillipa Yule

Melbourne

Detroit, Ithaca & LA

Local and International Advisors
Local and International Advisors

Lisa Lis

Detroit
Local and International Advisors

Sherri Ketai

Detroit
Local and International Advisors

Noemi Kraut

Ithaca
Local and International Advisors

Mark and Lynn Rogo

LA
Local and International Advisors

Loren Bloch

LA
Local and International Advisors

Moshe and Fegie Barkan

LA

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Yaniv Sagee

Chair

yaniv sagee

For more than seven decades, Givat Haviva has provided educational programs aimed at developing a just, equal, and inclusive society. In 2018, we created GHIS as an educational incubator to develop leaders for the future of our world, the Middle East, and Israel—to help move from competition and struggle between nations to a shared, egalitarian society that operates in peace.

GHIS students study the complexity of global conflicts, the differences, and the similarities between them. They learn that individual identity can exist while accepting the identity of the other, and that conflict can be transcended through greater mutual understanding.

Our school draws on the insights of the IB program and the experience of our students from around the world, and supplements it with conflict resolution knowledge accumulated over more than 70 years in Givat Haviva. With this formula a responsible cohort of young people is being created that will one day lead our shared society.

As CEO of Givat Haviva from 2012-2021, Yaniv was one of Israel’s primary leaders of shared society. In this role he created programs that promote these values and educate as many citizens as possible to the benefits of working together.

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David Zehavi

Hebrew Literature
Mentor

David joined GHIS because he was looking for the right educational establishment to develop personally and professionally. As soon as he heard about GHIS, he realized that it suits his values.

“As someone who has always been committed to coexistence in Israel, I see GHIS as a great vehicle to bring young people together in an accepting and non-prejudicial way.”

As well as being a teacher, David is also trained in special needs education at all school levels.

David holds a joint Honors B.Ed.  in Special Education ages 6 to 21, and BA in Literature at Oranim College