Aid Organization for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Israel

Meet Our Team

The ASSAF Team

Adv. Michal Pinchuk, Executive Director

Michele Manspeizer, Resources Development Director

Orit Marom, Public Awareness and Advocacy Program Director

Adi Drori Avraham, Public Awareness and Advocacy Coordinator

Liron Shalish, Spokeswoman

Inbal Ben Yehuda, New-Media Coordinator

Tali Almi, Volunteering and Community Relations Coordinator

Noa Herman, Coordinator of Advocacy and Support Center

Gidon Ben Arie, Youth Unit Coordinator

Social Worker Tali Ehrenthal, Director of Psycho-Social Department

Social Worker Michal Shechter , Coordinator of Support Program for Victims of Torture and Human Trafficking

Social Worker Irit Oren, Coordinator of Support Program for people with disablities, and Support Program for those with HIV

Social Worker Miriam Mayer, Women Program Coordinator

Salamawit Walledo, Translator and Community Mediator

Eden Tesfamariam, Translator and Community Mediator 

Solomon Gebreyohanes, Translator and Community Mediator


Maya Gonen, Office Manager

Lia Bergman, Administrative and Humanitarian Assistance

Yael Keren, Finance


Members of Board

Roi Metzer (Chairman)

Dr. Idit Balit-Cohen

Adv. Leah Miller Forstadt

Adv. Jean Marc Liling

Amnon Vidan

Tali Kaminer

Asaf Rajuan

Merav Bat-Gil



Most of Assaf's teamwork is based on volunteers. At present, there are more than 80 volunteers active in our various teams. Consequently, we attribute great importance to providing professional and personal guidance to each and every volunteer. Each  of them receives training, accompaniment and guidance before beginning to work and in the course of their work, in all our projects.