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Jerusalem Model Community Manager
Chief Operating Officer, Jerusalem Philanthropic Initiatives
Queen Shlomzion St 4
441 Saxony Rd, Encinitas CA 92024
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Chief Operating Officer
Yasmin Israeli, JPI’s Chief Operations Officer, is responsible for leading and professionally mentoring JPI’s team, managing, and control of the core organizational areas, human resources, information systems, and financial management. Yasmin is a partner to JPI’s CEO in planning the organizational vision and strategy, and the actualization of the organizational vision and its implementation in the organization’s day-to-day.
Prior to joining the Jerusalem Model, Yasmin served 6 years as an Operations and Administration Manager at BrightSource Energy, Solar Power Plants; worked as the Delegations Department Coordinator for Birthright Israel; and has worked for The Jewish Agency.
Yasmin holds a BA in International Relations, Communication and Journalism from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and is a certified Travel Agent and Tourism Consultant. Yasmin lives in her hometown, Jerusalem, with her husband and two children.
Roee Azizi is the Jerusalem Model Community Manager, JPI’s initiative which works to empower and strengthen Jerusalem’s civil society. The Jerusalem Model galvanizes
activists by facilitating partnerships, and creating a network and shared narrative among the city’s diverse groups and social innovators. The Model also identifies and cultivates
leadership, and encourages professional excellence, all in order to have a greater and more sustainable impact on Jerusalem.
Previously, Roee was a founder of the Jerusalem municipality’s JLM Spark innovation and entrepreneurship center, where he was in charge of the area of strategic partnerships, producing a variety of diverse projects that crossed sectors in the city and connected many Jerusalemites to the worlds of entrepreneurship, innovation, and technology. These include projects aiming to promote young women in high-tech; an ecosystem to connect youth organizations to the municipality, and business workshops for Jerusalem artists. Roee is the creator of “Rovalach”, a podcast hosting Jerusalemites who shed light on different local matters.
When asked about his connection to Jerusalem, his answer is very clear: “Although I grew up in Hod Hasharon, when I moved to Jerusalem I immediately felt like a born-and-bred Jerusalemite. The connection between tradition, simplicity, and diversity that characterized the home and environment I grew up in, contributed to making me a ‘future Jerusalemite.’”
Roee holds a BA in political science and international relations from the Hebrew University and is a graduate of the Beit Prat program and the Jewish Statesmanship Center.
Ariel Markose has brought activists from all sectors of Jerusalem into the Model since its inception.
Ariel previously served for 2 years as the Director of Resource Development and Communications for the New Spirit Organization. She is a graduate of the Rabin Program for ethical leadership in nonprofits as well as a graduate of the Argov Fellows Program of Leadership and Diplomacy. She is a certified lawyer and has an LLB in Law and a BA in Government from IDC Herzliya. She is a member of the ROI Community. She lives in Jerusalem’s Katamonim neighborhood with her husband and 3 children.