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Meet the Board and Staff

The Heart of Israel Staff is dedicated to the rebuilding of Judea and Samaria and being your connection the Holy Land.

Captain (Res. IDF) A.Y. Katsof, Founder and Director 

A.Y. Katsof is the Founder and Director of The Heart of Israel.

Born in California, he now lives in Esh Kodesh, Shiloh, with his wife Rivka and 6 children.
A.Y. served in the Israeli Military as an officer in Combat Demolition and Intelligence.
He studied Middle Eastern, Arabic and International Relations at Ariel University.
He speaks English, Hebrew, and Arabic and is a farmer of 6 Dunam wine grapes and produces his own wine.
A.Y. is the Founder of The Heart of Israel since 2015, and serves as the Director ever since.

Racheli Eyal, Chief Operating Officer

Racheli Eyal is the COO of The Heart of Israel.

Born in Haifa to Americans who had just made aliyah, Racheli grew up in an Israeli community. She was part of the Bnei Akiva youth movement and served in the Nachal Brigade in the Israeli Defense Force. With her husband, Nachi, she lived in the Jordan Valley, in Shadmot Mechola, for a few years but then moved to Psagot, where they have lived for the past 27 years. She has 7 children and one grandson. Racheli studied Fashion Design and has an MBA from Ariel University.

Pnina Gabler, International Relations Coordinator

Pnina Gabler is the International Relations Coordinator and the Editor of the Newsletter.

Originally from Florida, Pnina decided to make aliyah to Israel at age 19 and attend Bar Ilan University where she studied Jewish History and Bible Studies. Pnina lives in Kochav Hashachar, a community in the Binyamin Region with her husband, Benji and 4 boys.

Risi Adler, Content Writer

Risi Adler is our content writer.

Doron Meyer, IT and Social Media Executive

Doron is our IT and social media executive.

OUR BOARD

Board of Directors:

A.Y. Katsof

Steven David

Hindy Cohen

Marcos Lupciuc

Lee Lasher

Mike Wiener

Legal Advisor: David Jadidian, Esq.

Tax Advisor: Joseph Glicksman, CPA