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Kav Mashve is an Israeli non-profit organization which promotes equal employment opportunities for Arab university graduates within the Israeli business sector. The organization was founded in 2007 by Mr. Dov Lautman, who was a prominent Israeli industrialist and a recipient of the Israel Prize for Life Achievement, in conjunction with the Manufacturers Association of Israel. 

Kav Mashve works in three main arenas:


Training to open doors for candidates from the Arab society


Preparation for the world of jobs and networking with potential employers and jobs

High Schoolers

Career orientation with emphasis on academic programs and wanted professions in the market

The Problem: Employment inequality for Israel’s Arab citizens is a major obstacle towards achieving social justice in Israeli society today. Arabs constitute 20.7% of Israeli society but only:

13% of the general workforce
3-5% of the business market
0.3% of management

Arabs with academic degrees face challenges in finding appropriate employment in their fields: 46.5% of Arabs with academic degrees do not pursue employment in the Jewish work force
20% of graduates of engineering and science degrees are employed in those fields
51% of Arabs with degrees in law, economics, accounting and business management are employed in those fields

Kav Mashve has identified four major barriers preventing Arab professionals with academic degrees from finding employment in their fields: insufficient early career guidance; inadequate solutions for soft skills training; lack of professional networks; and prejudice. The result is the perpetuation of social and economic inequality in Israeli society.

Today, Kav Mashve acts as an R&D agency, implementing and developing innovative programs to be adopted by the Israeli government.


Kav Mashve was founded by Dov Lautman, Dr. Irit Keinan, the Manufacturers ‘Association and the employers’ association in the economy. The management and establishment of the association was chosen by Adv. Irit Tamir, who served as CEO since its establishment until 31.12.2011. Kav Mashve is run by Jews and Arabs, businessmen, human resources and society.


Dov Lautman

(February 29, 1936 - November 23, 2013)
was an Israeli industrialist and businessman. Founder, owner and chairman of the Delta Galil textile enterprises, president of the Manufacturers Association of Israel in 1986-1993 and recipient of the Israel Prize for 1970 in the field of life work - a special contribution to society and the state.

Dr. Irit Keinan

Dr. Irit Keinan is the head of the MA program in Education, Society and Culture of the School of Education at the Center for Academic Studies in Or Yehuda, the director of social organizations and social activist. Throughout her career, Irit strives to combine her academic work with social and public work. Among other things, she served as an advisor to the President of the University of Haifa for Social Responsibility and as Chairman of the Haifa Conference for Social Responsibility; Was the founding director of the Yitzhak Rabin Center for Israel Studies in Tel Aviv, founded after the assassination of the prime minister; She is the initiator of Kav Mashve, an organization that promotes equality of employment opportunities for Arab academics, which she founded several years ago in cooperation with Mr. Dov Lautman, and is an active member of its Board of Directors. Keinan is a member of the Women Make Peace movement.


Sami Asaad

Sami Asaad

MA in Business Administration, Tel Aviv University. He has many years of management experience in the fields of service, human resources, recruitment and training in leading organizations in the economy. He develops and leads workshops in the fields of career, personal empowerment and the development of personal skills. Mr. Asaad is considered a successful lecturer known among many employers in the economy for his lectures about cultural-employment characteristics in Arab society, and the adaptation of recruitment processes that support the goals of diversity in organizations. Mr. Asaad's rich experience in shared work with both employers and candidates places him as a highly influential figure in achieving quantitative and qualitative results in the integration of Arab academics into the core of activity and employment in the Israeli economy. Previous positions: Founder and manager of human resources company - Ofek Human Capital Director of Cellcom's service and sales network Regional Recruitment Manager - Cellcom Production Process Coordinator - Intel
Maram Mireb

Maram Mireb

VP at Kav Mashve
MA in organizational development, University of Haifa. Graduate of Career Development Counseling Program, Tel Aviv University BA in Human Services and Education from the University of Haifa. She has many years of experience in project management field. Career advisor and group facilitator in the fields of career development, personal skills and more. Previous positions: Director of a national program of career guidance for high school students - Kav Mashve Experience in sales, recruitment and placement

The team


Aline Nakkara Shehebar

Administrative Director
Administrative Director- Aline holds a Master gedree in law form Haifa University in Law and Technology.
Anoob Monder

Anoob Monder

Coordinator of educational projects at KavMashve.
MA in group facilitation. BA in Human Services and Special Education, University of Haifa. Teaching certificate and experience in the education system, guidance and coordinating of various projects.

Jiska Cohen

Director of Resource Development
BA and MA in Education and International Communication from the University of Oldenburg, Germany. Jiska has extensive experience in establishing and managing international projects and educational initiatives. In addition, she has great experience fundraising for organizations and speaks five languages. Her work aspires to achieve equal opportunities, fighting racism and social discrimination.

Karin Lavi

Resource Development and Communications Associate
B.S. in Global Development from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Karin has completed numerous courses relevant to resource development with extensive experience working in the field. Additionally, she has been involved in different initiatives in the West Bank and abroad. Karin has a burning interest in developing coexistence, inclusion and equality for all.

Shireen Zoabi

High-Tech program
Coaching leader of the programming team of the Coding Bootcamps and responsible for the training and content of the program. A graduate of computer science from the Technion, worked as a mentor for the training programs of FOUNDERS & CODERS in Nazareth.

Dana Amit

High-Tech program
Manager of the Coding Bootcamps team, holds a Master's degree in Public Administration and an eight-year experience in managing teams in high-tech placement companies.