Yeholot Board Members


Mr. Gil Shwed, Chairman of the Board

Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Check Point Software
Mr. Shwed has received numerous prestigious accolades
for his individual achievements and industry contributions, including
an honorary Doctor of Science from the Technion,the World Economic
Forum's GlobalLeader for Tomorrow for his commitment to public affairs
and leadership in areas beyond immediate professional interests.
Mr. Shwed is member of the Board of Trustees of Tel Aviv University and
the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Youth University of
Tel Aviv University.



Major General (Ret.) Gideon Sheffer- Deputy Chairman of the board, 
Corporate Vice President for Strategic Planning, Elbit Systems

Served in the IDF for more than thirty years in various command and staff positions including Head of Manpower Directorate at the IDF General Staff,

Head of the Air Division at the Israel Air Force (IAF), Commander of an IAF base and Head of the IAF Operations’ Department. 

 In 1982, received the Air Force Commander's Citation for his part in air combat. 

Former head of Israel's National Security Council.   

Major General (Ret.) Shaffer is a graduate of Harvard University’s Advanced Management Program,                                                                                                                                                                                              t.  

Other yeholot board members in alphabetic order


Mr. Roy Heldshtein


Roy Heldshtein is the Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis at Check Point Software Technologies – the world’s leading Cyber Security enterprise.

Roy joined the company In 2009 and is serving in this position since 2013. Prior to that he was the company’s Head of Economic Division (Business Analysis).

Before joining Check Point Roy was a consultant in one of the world’s leading consulting firms The Boston Consulting Group.

Roy holds an MBA from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor (Magna Cum Laude) and a BA in Economics and Business from the Tel Aviv University (Cum Laude).

Roy is married and a father of four.

Ms. Varda Levy 

Holds a Master degree (MA) in public management in the educational system, a
B.A. in political science and history and also has a teaching certificate. In addition,
Ms. Levy is a graduate of the school principals' course at Tel Aviv University.
During 2001-2010 Ms.Levy was a general supervisor at the Ministry of Education,
southern district. She supervised two high schools and was the district referent for access to
higher education. During 2002-2010 Levy chaired the
committee for treating pupils with learning disabilities in the southern
district. Ms. Levy has run various high schools in Ashdod, Yavne and Rehovot.
From 1974-1980 taught at the Mekif 1 School in Haifa.


Dr. Miri Levin-Rozalis

Senior lecturer, Department of Education, Ben Gurion University
(Ph.d in Sociology,M.A. in Sociology – Anthropology and psychology,
B.A. in Behavioral Sciences) 
Former head of Educational Management,
Policy and Society Track at Ben Gurion University, and the head of the
graduate and post graduate program in evaluation.Co-head program in evaluation program for teachers  at the Moffet Institute,
Tel Aviv University and Evaluation consultant for the Davidson Institute of Science
Education at the Weizmann Institute of Science. Author of numerous articles and scientific reports, edited
(with Prof. Riki Savaya), Issues in Evaluation in Israel. Dr. Levin- Rozalis won the Emerald Literati Network 
Award for Excellence in 2009.  Served as board member at the "Yahdav" association and other organizations.



Ms. Sigal Perez-Yahalomi

As of 2009, General Director of AKIM Israel - National Association for
the Habilitation of the Intellectual Disability in Israel. In the past, served
as the Deputy General Director of Bat Yam Municipality, responsible
for education, welfare and PR. Also served as a therapeutic
criminologist at the Youth Advancement Department in the Tel Aviv
Municipality, criminology lecturer and a news editor at the "Ha'Ir"
newspaper (Schocken Publishing). Ms. Perez earned her BA in
Criminology and Education and MA in Political Science.


Ms. Rachel Tirosh

An experienced educator, with 34 years of practice in the
Education system. Most recently, retired after serving as
a high school principle in Be'er Sheva for 11 years.
Nowadays, Ms. Tirosh is involved in academic consulting
and educational tutoring. Ms. Tirosh holds an M.A. in Education.



Ms. Lili Weinstein Yaffe

Worked at Rashi Foundation for 12 years, serving as the legal
advisor and responsible for promoting different projects, among
them- cooperation between the Foundation and ministries in
the fields of education, welfare and health, programs for
prevention of family violence, promoting the field of partnerships
in the Foundation etc. Served as the legal advisor
and project manager at the Marc Rich Foundation.