The GSC is run entirely by volunteers, each one driven to improving the lives of English-speakers in Givat Shmuel and furthering the organization's mission. Volunteers are self-organized into "committees", or action groups focused on a specific facet of community life.

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Executive Chair

Yuda Widawsky

Yuda made aliyah to Petach Tikva when he was 12. In 2016, he and his wife moved to Givat Shmuel. A father to twins, Yuda is a Hatzalah & MDA volunteer and works in broadcasting. He‘s been instrumental in growing the olim community and was pivotal in the founding of the Anglo Shul.

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Board Secretary

Dovid Levine

Longtime volunteer and one of the original founders of the GSC, Dovid has been working to help Olim for over a decade. Originally from New Jersey, he's been in Givat Shmuel since 2009, and is excited to keep watching the community grow and evolve.

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Communication Chair

Zahava Wesfield

Zahava is a marketing content writer at a hi-tech startup in Tel Aviv. She first moved to Givat Shmuel as a Bar Ilan student and has now built a home here with her husband and daughter. She is passionate about building a thriving olim community in Givat Shmuel.

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Torah Chair

David Berger

David Berger is originally from Los Angeles and currently works as a psychologist in private practice in Tel Aviv. He has a doctorate in clinical psychology from St. John’s University and rabbinical ordination from YU/RIETS.

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Social Chair

Yael Tokayer

An urban planner by profession, Yael recently moved to givat shmuel from Cyprus where she managed the Jewish Community of Nicosia. As a daughter to olim, and married to an oleh chadash, Yael is invested in making all olim feel at home in Israel.

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Treasurer

Eli Lehman

Eli is a tax accountant at EY in Tel Aviv. Originally from Monsey, NY, he made Aliyah straight to Givat Shmuel after graduating from YU. He looks forward to helping build a strong religious and vibrant community.