Ely Cohen

Ely Cohen


Ely began working at Keren Malki in 2022, bringing with him his business skills from over 15 years in the Israeli Hi-tech industry and 10 years empowering and growing Israeli non-profit organizations. Prior to that, Ely served as a pilot in the Israeli Air Force. Ely is responsible for implementing the board's policies and decisions, running the programs, budgeting, evaluation and supervising the small staff. Ely has a Bachelor degree in computer science from City University of New York and MBA from the Open University Tel-Aviv.


Nava Yoseph

Program Co-ordinator

Nava was born and raised in Jerusalem. Before Keren Malki, Nava worked as an administrative assistant at a high tech company. Nava joined Keren Malki in 2017 as office manager and is the coordinator for the ‘Therapies at home’ and ‘Therapists on Wheels’ programs. She is responsible for the smooth day-to-day running of the office and the handling of all applications to the programs – from receipt until approval, and the processing of payments to beneficiaries. Nava has a BA in Education, Sociology and Anthropology from The Hebrew University in Jerusalem and diploma as video editor.


Jennifer Racz

Resource Development

Jennifer moved to Israel from California in 2008. She has a long history of working for various non-profits in various capacities, including program management, training, technical assistance, research, and health education. Jennifer joined Keren Malki in 2015 as a grant-writer and is now also responsible for communications, events, and donor relations. Jennifer has degree in Nutritional Science from Cornell University and a Masters in Public Health from University of California, Berkeley. She currently lives in Jerusalem with her family, and dreams of beaches and forests when she has time.

Zelda Braun

Zelda Braun

Director, American Friends of Keren Malki

Zelda joined the Keren Malki team in March, 2015, after retiring from Yeshiva University in New York where she served as an Associate Dean of Students. Zelda has long been involved in Jewish community activities. Now her mission is to bring the work of the Malki Foundation to the United States. Zelda holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from Yeshiva University.