Mekudeshet Team 2021

Our team reflects the range of Jerusalem’s communities, giving us deep and organic connections to the ground. While we ascribe to disparate opinions and ideologies, we work to better understand one another every day, to discuss differences honestly and in good faith, and to see our diversity as inspiration and raw material for new creations. We are united by a passion for art and Jerusalem.


Naomi Bloch Fortis: Executive Director

Karen Brunwasser: Chief Strategy Officer

Malki Amir Danon: Director of Festival Mekudeshet

Emmanuel Witzthum: Head of creative development

David Kosher: Producer

Ayelet Givoni: Producer

Subhi Dajani: Producer, party planner

Saar Gamzo: Digital and New Media

Gil Rouvio: Director of Communications and Artistic Contributor

Kim Weiss: Communications Team and Foreign Language Editor

Gili Dror Amit: Coordinator: JLM Muse

Riman Barakat: Director, Palestinian and East Jerusalem Community

Raya Hallak: Project Coordinator, East Jerusalem Department

Zuhdi Najeeb: Head of Media, East Jerusalem Department

Apo Sahagian: Content development, podcaster

Daniel Cohen: Ultra-orthodox community coordinator

Racheli Ibenboim: Director of Ultra-orthodox community, podcaster

Sarah Oren: CFO

Yaffa Melamed: Bookkeeper and Box Office Manger

Sa'ar Plinner: Legal Counsel