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Dr. Yair Rotstein - Executive Director

Phone: +972-2-5828239 ext.105

Dr. Yair Rotstein was appointed executive director of the BSF in 2004, after serving as the director of the Geophysical Institute between 1991 – 2002.  In 2002-2004 he was an invited research professor at the University of Strasbourg, where he has also had annual short-term appointments since 1987.

Dr. Rotstein received his BSc in geology from the Hebrew University following a military tour of duty in the Israel Defense Forces as an airborne officer. He earned his PhD at the University of California, Riverside, specializing in geophysical exploration, and did postdoctoral work at the University of Texas in Dallas.  He is the author of some 60 refereed articles.

Dr. Rachel Haring - Assistant Executive Director

Phone: +972-2-5828239 ext.110

Dr. Rachel Haring has served as assistant executive director of the BSF since 2005. In this capacity, she coordinates all aspects of the granting process. She holds a B.Sc. in Life Sciences, and M.Sc. (cum laude) and Ph.D degrees in biochemistry, all from Tel Aviv University. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the Camp David Institute for International Health in the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York. She has served as senior biochemist at the Israel Institute for Biological Research, Ness Ziona; and as senior scientist in several biotechnology companies. Dr. Haring has authored 32 peer-reviewed articles and 15 book chapters.

Mr. Moti Levin - Controller

Phone: +972-2-5828239 ext.111

Moti Levin joined the BSF in 2012 and is responsible for all financial and accounting functions.  Mr. Levin, a Certified Management Account (CMA), brings with him over 25 years of diversified financial management experience.  Mr. Levin earned his BA in Judaic Studies at the Spertus College in Chicago and an MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management in Chicago.

Orli Rozencwajg - Senior Computer and I.T. Administrator

Phone: +972-2-5828239 ext.109

Orli Rozencwajg joined the BSF in 2004. She oversees all aspects of the foundation’s information systems, database and website, and provides support services to BSF clients. Ms. Rozencwajg earned her BA in computer science from Hadassah Academic College in Jerusalem, and her MBA (summa cum laude) from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Esther Alfandary - Administrative Assistant
Phone: +972-2-5828239 ext.101

Nancy Morin - Administrative Assistant
Phone: +972-2-5828239 ext.102

Miri Yelagin - Information Specialist
Phone: +972-2-5828239 ext.104

Yael Dressler - Information Specialist
Phone: +972-2-5828239 ext.103

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