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

יואב קירש

Joab Kirsch | Chair Person

טל אלון

Tal Alon

Finance Committee

אייל עציוני

Eyal Etzioni

Marketing & Biz Dev Committee
Scientific Committee

סיווני שירן

Sivanie Shiran

Oshrat Srabstein

Individual & Organization Committee​

Hilda Cohen

Hilda Cohen

Finance Committee


Individual & Organization Committee

Alona Burshtine, Shiri Gafni, Silvia Naisberg Silberman, Yael Sharon, Oshrat Srabstein

Finance Committee

Hilda Cohen (Chair), Hagit Shachar, Kobi Tadmor

Scientific Committee

Orly Aflalo Kamil, Ran Carmeli, Eyal Etzioni (Chair), Boaz Gesthalter

Marketing & Biz Dev Committee

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

Audit Committee

Hanna Marder, Hagit Shachar-Paraira

Education and Consultancy

TouchOFEK - Education

Marcelo Mauas, Roee Metzer (Co-Directors); Daphna Bahat, Leila Djemal (Founders)

OFEK in the Field - Consultancy

Eyal Etzioni, Joab Kirsch

Finance Committee