About OFEK

OFEK – Organization, Person, Group – The Israeli Association for the Study of Group and Organizational Processes (Public Benefit Non-Profit Company) is an educational non-profit organization founded in 1986. 

Its primary aim is to help promote learning and change in individuals, groups, organizations and society through the study, development and application of psychoanalytic and open systems theories in the Tavistock tradition of Group Relations. 

Since its establishment OFEK has run annual international Group Relations conferences in association with The Tavistock Institute of Human Relations, London. It also runs bi-annual Hebrew language conferences, theme conferences, bespoke conferences and workshops for organizations, scientific meetings, ongoing professional development courses (Touch OFEK Courses and Workshops) organizational consulting projects primarily in the non-profit sector (through OFEK in the Field) and additional activities both for its members and for the wider public.

Board Members

Shely Sussman

Shely Sussman

Scientific Committee

Hilda Cohen

Hilda Cohen

Finance Committee

יואב קירש

Joab Kirsch

Chair Person

Shahar Balaban

Shahar Balaban

Organization & Individual Committee

אייל עציוני

Eyal Etzioni

Marketing & Biz Dev Committee

יעל שרון

Yael Sharon

Organization & Individual Committee
Board Liaison for Touch OFEK

Committees

Organization & Individual Committee

Shahar Balaban, Gilad Ovadia, Yael Sharon

Finance Committee

Hilda Cohen (Chair), Hagit Shachar, Kobi Tadmor

Scientific Committee

Smadar Ashuach, Mira Erlich-Ginor, Amir Scharf, Yael Shenhav Sharoni, Shely Sussman (Chair)

Marketing & Biz Dev Committee

Tal Alon, Ran Carmeli, Leila Djemal, Eyal Etzioni (Chair), Ilan Kirschenbaum

Education and Consultancy

Touch OFEK - Education

Daphna Bahat, Leila Djemal

OFEK in the Field - Consultancy

Eyal Etzioni, Joab Kirsch

Finance Committee