About Us – Netivah Staff

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Netivah Team

We praise God for providing the needs to support this great team!


Joel Goldberg Netivah’s General manager and Youth Director

Joel studied and worked as a graphic artist for many years together with serving in his local congregation as a worship leader and youth worker.   During this time he also ran an inter-congregational youth group in Tel Aviv.  The youth ministry grew and it became apparent that the needs of the youth were more than he could handle while working on a volunteer basis.
This situation led him to seek information about formal training and he began considering the possibility of working full time in youth work in Israel.

In 2003 Joel and family (three children at the time) headed out to Western Seminary in Portland Oregon, where Joel completed a Graduate Studies Diploma focused on youth ministry and is completing the MA program.  In 2005 Joel returned to Netanya, Israel, with a clear calling to serve the local congregations in the area of youth work and established the Netivah Center.

Joel Goldberg

Ira Punyansky

Tasfay Bishau
Youth Ministries

Ibrahim Kardosh
Arabic Ministries, 
Part time with Netivah and Lech-Lecha
Arab youth Leader Relations and coordinator, Logistics

Rose Karmeli

Abigail Zatulski

Hadar Montgomery
Soldiers Ministry 

Ilanah Loewenthal
Soldiers Ministry

Netanel Ledergerber



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