Miri Shalem

Project Manager

For the previous 12 years, Miri was the director of a community center in her hometown of Bet Shemesh, and the head of the women's council of the town.
Miri is a social activist in women's issues. Among her other activities, are organizing the national dance conference for Orthodox women, and initiating a flashmob protest by Bet Shemesh women against segregation. She established a local women’s help and consultant center and she owns an organization called: Women Dance for a Change, which uses street dance as a tool for social change.
Miri won an award for her activity for social change in 2012. In 2014-2015, she was one of the heads of the campaign of Eli Cohen, mayoral candidate in Bet Shemesh. Miri has a BA in economics and political science, and an M.A in Gender Studies. She is married and a mother of 4.
mail adress: miri@izs.org.il

Nicolas Nisim Touboul

Field manager

Born and raised in France, Nicolas Nisim moved to Israel in 2011 while completing a BA in political sciences, philosophy and economics. Since then he served as a platoon sergeant in the paratroopers' brigade. While studying for his MA in government at the InterDisciplinary Center, Herzliya, Nicolas interned for the IZS research department, and wrote a policy paper on incentives for [military and national] service. He currently works as the field manager of the Blue&White Human Rights projects. He is married to Hodaya and lives in Jerusalem.

Noa Lazimi

Research Coordinator

Noa holds a Bachelor's degree in English and a Master of international relations, specializing in diplomacy.
She has been active in the education system for the past seven years where she has had several roles: English coordinator, English teacher and the director of Model UN program for high school students. In recent years, Noa has taken part in various initiatives in the public sphere: As a Fellow at StandWithUs she helped set up IHack, a project dedicated to improving Israel's image worldwide through technology and innovation. She also volunteered at the Citizen's Empowerment Center where she monitored government decisions. Noa started working at the Institute as an intern as part of National Horizon's leadership program, doing content editing of position papers.

Tovi Zehavi

Office Manager

Tovi worked for many years in The Institute For Talmudic Publications of Rabbi Adin Stainzalts in Jerusalem.
Tovi grew up in Haifa, & had finished her studies in Gates Head – England, & in Jerusalem.