Supervisors

Adi Matmon
Research Project Supervisor
Subject:         Research Project Supervisor

Residence:     Moshav Ein Yahav

Biography:
Marital status – married + 4
Farmer on Ein Yahav for 20 years, growing dates, peppers, artichokes, zucchini, eggplants and melons.

Employment:
Farmer and lecturer at AICAT
Tour guide in Israel and accompany groups abroad

Education:
BA in bio-technology and quality of the environment
MA in environmental engineering
MA in biblical archeology. 
Alon Dombovsky
Research Project Supervisor
Subject:         The land of Israel, the Jewish-Arab conflict and introduction to the Arava, and Research Project Supervisor

Residence:     Moshav Idan

Short Biography:
1996 - We moved to the Arava at 1996, became members in Moshav Idan at 1998.


Relevant Employment:
Lecturer at AICAT
Tour guide     
Director of the Hazeva Field School

Relevant Education:
Graduate of Haifa University, majoring in Geography and Israel studies
Certified tour guide since 1997
Hagar Hogen
Research Project Supervisor
Subject:          Community leadership and Research Project Supervisor

Residence:     Zuqim    

Short Biography:
Marital status – married + 3
2003- coordinating  community projects in organizations and non-profit associations in different fields, such as integration and formal and non-formal education.
2010-2013 - coordinatung a project in a social organization in the sustainable education field,

Relevant Employment:
  • Lecturer and supervisor at the Arava International Center for Agricultural Training
  • Librarian at the community library on Zuqim

Relevant Education:
  • BA in Literature and Southeast Asian Studies (Tel Aviv University)
  • Teaching certificate in social community education (Oranim College)
Ilanit Epshtein
Research Project Supervisor

Subject:          Research project supervisor

Residence:     Moshav Idan

Short Biography:
Married + 3

Relevant Employment:
- Project Supervisor at AICAT
- BitumProof SA, Waterproofing Company, Financial Manager.
- EXDEV (Pty) Ltd, Exps Prop Management cc, Financial clerk
            
Relevant Education:
- SAP Training Academy, SAP Academy, South-Africa TSCM – Procurement   Academy. Certification: Solution Consultant
- Bookkeeping till trial Balance

 
 
Leaora Policar
Research Project Supervisor

 

Subject:        Flowers, and Research Project Supervisor
Residence:    Moshav Tsofar 

Short Biography
:
Marital status – married + 3
Settled on Moshav Tsofar, growing vegetables and flowers

Relevant Employment:
English teacher for the1st – 6th grades at the regional Shittim School and Woodruff anthroposophical school
Teacher at the Arava International Center for Agricultural Training – courses in plant protection and flower growing

Relevant Education:
Ministry of Agriculture course on pests
Study of Chinese medicine
Netta Isralowitz
Research Project Supervisor

Subject:          Methodology of Scientific Research, Community Strength & prevention Workshop and Research Project Supervisor

Residence:      Moshav Tsofar

Short Biography:
Married +3
Second generation af farmers in Moshav Tzofar.
I worked independently in marketing and sales promotion of tourist sites in Israel.

Relevant Employment:
For the past six years I have been the director of a desert tourist inn offering special desert hospitality.
 Workes  at AICATas a Supevisor for term papers and a lecturer in methodology and life skills.


Relevant Education:
BA in behavioral science at the Tel Aviv Jaffa Academic College
MA  in conflict management and resolution at Ben Gurion University, Beer sheva
Currently a PhD student at Ben-Gurion University, Beer Sheva.

Publications

Oren Bar Lavan
Research Project Supervisor
Subject:        Agro - Economics and Research Project Supervisor 

Residence:     Moshav Ein Yahav

Short Biography:
  • Marital status – married + 3
  • Grew up in the Arava on Moshav Ein Yahav
  • Owner of a farm on Moshav Ein Yahav since 1999

Relevant Employment:
            Supervisor of research studies and lecturer at the Arava International Center for Agricultural Training since 2001.

Relevant Education:
B.Sc in agricultural economics and administration, specialization at the agricultural economics and marketing division
Rina Peretz Gal
Research Project Supervisor
Subject:         Research Project Supervisor

Residence:     Moshav Ein Yahav

Biography:
Marital status – married + 4
1995 – I moved to the Arava.

Relevant Employment:
2011-              Manager of the Sapir settlement in the Arava
1996-2008       Director of Arava and Eilat-Eilot Jewish Agency Partnerships
1990-1995       Human Systems Projects and Management Company – consultant firm in the fields of engineering and management

Relevant Education:
2009-2010       MBA, Ben Gurion University, Beersheva – combined study track  in the fields of economy, finance,  business strategy, human resource management, organizational behavior, marketing and advertising and management of NPOs
2000-2001       Executive training and development course, Tsipori Center, Jerusalem
1987-1990       BSc in Industrial Engineering and Management, Ben Gurion University, Beersheva
Sharon Wyngaard
Research Project Supervisor
Subject:        Quality Managmet, Food Safety and Food Security
Residence:     Moshav Hattzeva

Short Biography:
Marital status – married + 3
I have lived on Hazeva since I was five years old, the second generation in the region. 

Relevant Employment:
 Working at Arava International Center for Agricultural Training  since 2006
An English teacher at tje local Elementary School

Relevant Education:
BA in behavioral science (magna cum laude), Ben Gurion University, Beer-Sheva
MA in administration and public policy (summa cum laude), Ben Gurion University, Beer-Sheva
Currently studying toward a PhD in the field of sustainability and food security, Ben Gurion Unuversity, Beer-Sheva. 
Tom Groenveld
Research Project Supervisor
Tom Groenveld, immigrated from Holland 10 years ago, studied at the Ben Gurion University and am currently researching integrated agriculture at the Arava R&D in Hatzeva
Koby Abady
Research Project Supervisor
A member of Moshav Faran since 1966, married + 2 kids.
In agriculture since 1988: grows dates and field crops
Educates dates growers in the Arava and in the Jordan Valley.
Aviv Shapira
Research Project Supervisor
Tal Gur
Research Project Supervisor
Lives in Faran, Married +3.
Graduated from the Hebrew University with BSc in Agriculture, focusing on Aquaculture. 
Employed by the R&D center as a technitian researcher at the Aquaculture department
Anat Elkayam
Research Project Supervisor
Nadav Toury
Research Project Supervisor
In the Arava since 2011, lives in Sapir. Teach Sciences for over 20 years.
MSc in Biology
Dani Poper
Research Project Supervisor
Avioz Maayan
Research Project Supervisor