Bios - New Israel Fund Australia

Elisheva Goldberg is the Media and Policy Director at the New Israel Fund. She previously served as a political advisor to former Israeli Foreign Minister and co-opposition leader Tzipi Livni, and prior to that was an analyst at Molad: The Center for the Renewal of Israeli Democracy and an Assistant Editor for Open Zion. She has written for The Daily Beast, The Forward, The New Republic, and The Atlantic, and is currently a contributing writer to the magazine Jewish Currents.

Hamutal Gouri is Founding Director of Impact Storytelling: consulting, training, and storytelling for social change. Hamutal served as Executive Director of the Dafna Fund, Israel’s first and only feminist fund. Hamutal is a senior fellow at the Kiverstein Institute. She teaches a course on Gender, Leadership and Action in Civil Society Organizations at the Rothberg School for Overseas Students at the Hebrew University. Gouri holds a BA in English Literature and Inter-disciplinary Studies, and an MA (Cum Laude) in Cultural Studies from the Hebrew University.


Yasmin Rubin Cooper is a social-organisational psychologist and has extensive experience in social change, strategic planning and promoting partnerships. Yasmin serves at Sheatufim as the Director of a Collective Impact initiative working to reduce gender based domestic violence. As a peace and feminist activist Yasmin is a member of Women Wage Peace movement, and was a member of the board and the steering commeettee of the movement.  Yasmin holds a first degree in Psychology, and a second degree in social-industrial psychology.

Avital Brown is the co-founder of PosiTeam Consulting and Training, established to assist high tech organisations to cope with management challenges. She works with Palestinian high tech companies to help them boost their capacity and reach the Israeli and global markets. Avital has also been an active member of Women Wage Peace (WWP) since its early days and is presently a member of WWP steering committee.. Avital holds a first degree in T.E.S.L, and a second degree in Educational Technology.