United Hatzalah of Israel (Ichud Hatzalah)
78 Yirmiyahu St. | P.O.B 36233 Jerusalem 91361 | Tel: +972-2-5002020 | Fax: +972-2-5002025 | Charity No: 580465979 | israeloffice@israelrescue.org

Eli Beer
Founder and President of United Hatzalah of Israel
Dovie Maisel
Vice President of Operations
Moshe Teitelbaum
Chairman of the Board
Eli Pollack
CEO of United Hatzalah
Shai Jaskoll
Vice President of Development – Israel
Raphael Poch
International Media Spokesperson
Daniel Katzenstein
Director of International Donor Relations
Yonaton Atkin
Assistant Director of Development – Israel
Sarah Bechor
Digital Media Director
Mordecai Holtz
Director of Global Brand Management
Dena Bienenfeld
VIP Visits Coordinator
Devorah Scheinerman
Director of Grants and Foundations
Yael Pearlman
Projects Manager & Donor Relations
Yaakov Kaminetzky
Head of External Relations and Project manager
Ayelet Kon
Resource Development & Community Relations




Friends of United Hatzalah
208 East 51st Street, Suite 303 | New York, NY 10022 | Tel: 646-833-7108 | Fax: 1-212-898-0424 | Charity No: 11-3533002

Michael Littenberg-Brown
Vice President

Michael has been working in the non-profit space for over 10 years. He sits on the Board of the Council of Young Jewish Presidents and was listed in 2013 as one of the 36 Under 36 by The Jewish Week. He received his BA from Brown University and MA from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA).

Robin Rendel
Donor Stewardship Coordinator, New Jersey/New York

Robin graduated from CUNY Queens College with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Business, with Honors. She has worked as a Chaplaincy intern at North Shore Hospital, and a teacher at the Torah Learning Center in Great Neck. She is passionate about United Hatzalah’s mission to save lives regardless of race or religion.

Sara Grazi
Chief of Staff- NY Office

Sara graduated with a BA in Philosophy and Art History from Hunter College in Manhattan. When introduced to United Hatzalah by a friend, she was immediately drawn to its mission and pluralist approach to saving lives. She is so happy and honored to be a part of the New York team and loves supporting United Hatzalah’s lifesaving work in Israel and beyond.

Dorene Nili
Regional Development Officer

Born in Los Angeles to Iranian- Jewish parents Dorene grew up in a Zionist home which instilled the love and passion for Torah and Israel. She is particularly passionate about educating the world on the beauty of Israel and the importance of keeping the Jewish people united. She graduated with a BA in Business with an emphasis in financial planning. With her previous involvement with FIDF, AIPAC and now United Hatzalah she has created national events raising over 10 million a year to ensure Israel’s safety.

Jason Katz
Major Gifts Officer, NYC

Jason received his BA in Individualized Studies with a concentration in Business from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Wanting to make a difference in the world, he started at United Hatzalah of Israel by teaming up with NBA superstar Amar’e Stoudemire to help save lives in Israel during the 2015 NBA season. Since then, Jason has helped launched the organization’s MyMitzvah website, a crowdfunding project that allows families, communities, and B’nei Mitzvah to raise funds collectively for lifesaving medical equipment in Israel and see the impact of their giving directly. Working now as the Major Gifts Officer in the New York area, Jason is hard-set on continuing to grow organizational support and make a tremendous difference in Israel. He currently resides in Teaneck, NJ with his wife, Rebecca, two children, Sophie and Ella, and dog, Lucy.

Gavy Friedson
Director of International Emergency Management and Global Ambassador for United Hatzalah

Gavy has distinguished himself through more than 9,000 emergency calls and has spent most of his life volunteering with all of Israel’s rescue agencies. He served in the elite Nahal Infantry Brigade and served in the Spokesperson’s Unit of the IDF.

Michelle Namdar
Chief Program Officer

Michelle’s intense love for Israel, combined with her desire to do good in the world is what drives her work for United Hatzalah for the past four years. Michelle received her BA in Economics with honors from CUNY Queens College.

Michael Yudien
Regional Development Officer

Michael Yudien received his BA with a double major in Marketing and Management. He cares deeply about teamwork. Michael started with United Hatzalah in 2014, working on their marketing and communications.

Danielle Elyse David
Florida Regional Director

Prior to United Hatzalah, Danielle worked for News Deeply and spent 4 years at Ogilvy as a Program Manager for the IBM Latin America account. Danielle earned an M.A. in International Education at NYU, with a focus on Immigration and Cultural Studies. She obtained her B.A. from Mount Holyoke College with a major in International Relations. 

Carolyn Kangavari
Los Angeles Executive Director/ Western Region Major Gifts

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Carolyn has over ten years of experience in the non-profit space and has helped raise over $45 million for Israel. After earning a BS in Business, BA in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Social Work at USC, she began her illustrious career with a focus on Tikkun Olam, repairing the world. Carolyn was born to Iranian-Jewish parents who instilled in her a deep appreciation for Jewish values, tradition and identity. She is particularly passionate about making the world a better place than it was when she found it, and working to secure the State of Israel.

Brad Yellen
West Coast Regional Director

Prior to United Hatzalah, Brad Yellen worked as a Regional Director for film producer and educational organization, Jerusalem U and JAM.  Both organizations brought the beauty of Israel and Judaism to college-aged students.   Brad is a Minnesota native and a graduate of Carleton College.  He subsequently spent 8 years in Jerusalem in which time he received his Rabbinic Ordination.

Ben Tzalik
Stewardship Associate

Originally from South Florida, Ben graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a BA in Multimedia. He moved to Manhattan 5 years ago and previously had been working in higher education at Hunter College, as well as pursuing a Masters Degree in Education. Now, he’s excited and passionate about helping save lives in Israel!

Miriam Tennenbaum
NJ Regional Director, United Hatzalah

Previously served as Director of Leadership Development and Director of Alumni Relations, Chai Lifeline and Director of Community Impact, Jewish Federation of Monmouth County. Education- MA in Diplomacy and International Relations, Seton Hall University -- BA in Political Science and Media Studies, City University of New York- Queens College. Currently lives in Teaneck, NJ with husband Daniel and three kids, Julia, Chloe, and Emil.

British Friends of United Hatzalah
Stirling House
9 Burroughs Gardens
London NW4 4AU
Office: +44 (0)300 030 1221
Mobile: 07949 089 610
Charity No. 1101329

Assaf Admoni
Chief Executive British Friends of United Hatzalah

Assaf has been working in the not-for-profit sector for over 25 years, during which he managed the fundraising operations of Four large national UK charities. He studied Hotel Management at the Technion and prior to that served in the IDF and at the Prime Minister’s Office.  Assaf is responsible for all UH activities in Great Britain.

Pippa Ellis
Marketing and Fundraising Manager

Pippa has spent twelve years in the communications industry, supporting a wide variety of organisations from entrepreneurial start ups through to large corporates. She has a BSc in Psychology from Bristol University and prior to starting her studies, spent a year in Israel volunteering in cities around the country.

United Hatzalah of Canada
Suite #693
3093 Bathurst Street
Toronto, ON
M6A 0A3
T: (647) 533 4497
Charity ID:
83825 5180 RR0001

Andrea Plonka
Regional Development Officer

Originally from Colombia, Andrea is a professional with 5+ years of communication, media and client relations experience with an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Centennial College. Andrea is passionate about giving back to the community and is deeply committed to her Jewish values. Prior to United Hatzalah Andrea freelanced as a PR Coordinator in Latin America and worked at Soho House group for three years – Andrea is responsible for all the UH activities in Canada.

Shani Cohen
Development Assistant/Admin Assistant

Shani was born and raised in Belgium, made aliyah to Israel where she earned a BA in communications from Bar-Ilan University. After moving to Toronto, Canada she started her career in sales and marketing. Shani has always had a passion for helping people and with her background will help the Canadian United Hatzalah team further expand their presence across the country.

United Hatzalah of France
24 rue de Téhéran
75008 Paris
T: 33 1 86 98 53 49
T: 33 7 55 54 93 59
T: +972 054  674 3209
Asso. #W751225617

Samuel Arrouas
Directeur Hatzalah France
Call 1221
United Hatzalah of Israel
78 Yirmiyahu Street
P.O.B 36233 Jerusalem 91361
Tel: +972-2-5002020
Fax: +972-2-5002025
Charity No: 580465979

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Friends of United Hatzalah

208 East 51st Street, Suite 303
New York, NY 10022
Tel: 646-833-7108
Fax: 1-845-766-6039
Charity No: 11-3533002


British Friends
of United Hatzalah Israel

Suite 12 - The Brentano Suite
First Floor, Lyttelton House
2 Lyttelton Road, London, N2 0EF
Office: 020 3823 4650
Mobile: 07809 467 933
Charity No. 1101329
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Ihoud Hatzala France

24 rue de Téhéran
75008 Paris
T: 33 1 86 98 53 49
Cell: +33 7 55 54 93 59
T: +972 054 674 3209
Association no. W751225617


United Hatzalah Canada

Suite #693
3093 Bathurst Street
Toronto, Ontario
M6A 0A3
T: (647) 533 4497
Rachel Haar | Canada Director
Charity ID 83825 5180 RR0001

United Hatzalah’s latest annual report may be obtained, upon request, from our organization directly at Friends of United Hatzalah, 208 East 51st Street, Suite 303, New York, NY 10022 or from the New York State Attorney General’s Charities Bureau at Charities Bureau, 28 Liberty Street, 15th Floor, New York, New York 10005.

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