Join JDC Ambassadors for a live webcast featuring Sigal Shelach, CEO of JDC-Israel, for an inside look into the brand-new 2020 Israel Strategy and how JDC works to ensure all Israelis share in the Startup Nation’s continued success. 

Thursday, September 12 
12 – 12:30 p.m. ET | 9 – 9:30 a.m. PT 
Special access link will be shared upon registration 


JDC has been operating in Israel for more than a century, assisting the region’s most vulnerable populations and solving the country’s most complex challenges. The problems we solve – and our impact – go beyond any one neighborhood or village, and our proven social innovations are even exported globally, lifting lives from the U.S. and Ukraine to Ethiopia and Japan. To drive that change, JDC brings together all our partners — the Government of Israel, the business sector, and NGOs — to create solutions that draw on the same can-do spirit that made the desert bloom.      



Dr. Sigal Shelach
CEO JDC- Israel

Dr. Shelach is the Deputy CEO of JDC-Israel and CEO of TEVET, the employment initiative of JDC and the Israeli Government for integrating new populations into the workforce and removing them from the cycle of poverty. Shelach completed her BA at the Hebrew University Faculty of Agriculture, and her MA (with honors) and PhD in the Department of Labor Studies at Tel Aviv University. Her PhD thesis focused on the field of migration and employment. In 2001, Dr. Shelach joined the research team of the Research and Economics Authority within the Ministry of Industry and Trade and served as a senior researcher in various fields of the Ministry’s activities. Throughout her years there, she was involved in running programs to integrate populations in employment. Shelach is one of Israel’s leading experts on labor market integration and on advancement of non-employed, populations including minorities, immigrants, and the disabled. 

Serving as Deputy Director of JDC-Israel since 2014 and Director General since 2018, Shelach applies her forward-thinking approach to shaping JDC’s overall strategy in Israel. Having “risen through the ranks” of JDC’s field staff, Shelach is keen to actively involve her colleagues in planning for the organization’s future: “Our professionals’ connections to grassroots Israeli life are vital for generating positive change.”