Meet the Team





Shlomi Nahumson - Director of Youth Programs

With a background in experiential youth education Shlomi is our veteran employee.


Shlomi runs the Otzma camps, the Bar and Bat Mitzvah trip to North America and the Europe Leadership Seminar for our teens. 



Alona Asseo - Project Manager

Alona joined the IDFWO team with a background in Political Science, conflict resolution and Business Management. Alona manages the Bar and Bat Mitzvah Celebration in Jerusalem, the Honoring Supporters event and all the programs for orphans over the age of 30.

Alona’s also responsible for applying to Local Grants and our collaboration with the Israeli authorities as well as Yad LeBanim (The association of the families of fallen soldiers of IDF and Security Forces).  



Assaf Musman - Project Manager

Assaf came to the IDFWO with a background in Communication and Political Science.

Assaf manages the Annual Widows Retreat and the Wedding Gifts and University Scholarships ceremony. He is also responsible for the Hebrew magazine and PR within Israel.



Regina Kashi - Project Manager

Regina comes to the IDFWO with a degree in Communications and Political Science.

Regina coordinates the Loans, Medical and Financial grants department, Rosh Hashana Gits and Rejuvenating day program for widows.

She is also responsible for maintaining the Hebrew social media pages, and the collaboration between the Israeli government and the IDFWO.



Dana Peer – Head of Resource Development and International Relations

Our native Brit, Dana brings her experience working in international NGOs, with a background in Psychology, animal welfare and education. Dana heads the Resource Development and Fundraising activities and events of the organization, predominantly outside of Israel. Dana’s responsible for supporter relations, the organizations English magazine, IDFWO marketing communications, international PR, the English website and other English digital platforms.




Shachar Sarid– Otzma Camp Coordinator

For the past 4 years, Shachar has been volunteering as the counselor for religious Jewish IDF orphans during their Bar and Bat Mitzvah trip to North America and Otzma camp. With so much hands-on experience with IDF orphans, a degree in psychology and education, and on route to a Masters in Social work. Shachar manages all our volunteer counselors at camp and organizes home visits to IDF orphans. She also coordinates the Europe Leadership program for teens.



Esti Gueta – Bookkeeper and Project Coordinator

Following her army service working with bereaved families of the IDF in the Ministry of Defense, Esti came to the IDFWO team.

Esti manages the organizations bookkeeping. She also coordinates the Otzma camps for IDF orphans.



Adva Shental  Office Manager and Project Coordinator
As and Israeli citizen Adva joined the IDFWO, wanting to give back to those who suffered the ultimate sacrifice protecting her, her family and her country.

Adva is the office manager, responsible for office maintenance and arranging IDFWO members’ benefits. She is also the Secretary of the Chairwoman and Executive Director. Further, Adva coordinates our Age of Wonders program, and School Supplies for First Graders.



Danae Salinas – Bat Sherut, Resource Development

Danae came to volunteer for the IDFWO all the way from Mexico! She comes to us with a background in social media and graphic design, and is currently studying a degree in Marketing.

She works in the Resource Development and Fundraising team; largely working with international donors.  She spends her days on supporter relations, maintaining social media pages, English website, and marketing communications.




Oria Mashraki – Bat Sherut Leumi (National Service)

When Oria heard about the IDFWO, she knew that this was where she wanted to complete her National service.

Now being in her second year of service, Oria coordinates the Widow Adopts a Widow project, and arranges the logistics of our members at memorial ceremonies. Oria also coordinates in kind gift donations from Israeli companies.



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