Our Team

Sharona Catane

Sharona was born in the United States. She has lived in Beit Shemesh for 29 years. She is married with five children and four grandchildren.
Sharona has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Bar Ilan University and a law degree.
Sharona is our project director, focusing mainly on the sponsor a child project.

David Eisen

David was born in the United States. He has lived in Beit Shemesh for 25 years. He is married with four children.
David is a graduate of the Faculty of Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
He specializes in representing start-ups and international high-tech companies in complex transactions alongside specialization in law and old age (wills, continuing power of attorney, guardianship). And is a military rabbi in reserve.
Adv. Eisen provides advice to non-profit organizations as pro bono services, and is certified as a notary.

Shmuel Drai

Shmuel A”H came to Keren Shemesh about 4 years ago.

Very quickly Shmuel A”H entered the hearts of all members of the management as well as everyone who worked with him in and around Beit Shemesh.

Samuel instilled in all of us a sense of joy, security, and creativity.

In the early years, Shmuel learned Beit Shemesh, its people and the needs of its residents, with an emphasis on children and youth.

For the past two years, Shmuel has been involved in a wide range of projects, from projects of kindness and giving to underprivileged families, he led the “Adopt a Child” project together with his co-worker Sharona, and continued with highly advanced education and technology projects. Shmuel A”H, handled more than ten projects simultaneously – all carried out quietly, pleasantly, and happily.

Beyond all professional activity, Shmuel A”H was a friend. Our dear friend who brought the best our of all of us and inspired us always strive to do better.  Shmuel A”H always greeted us with a bright smile or with special treats. Shmuel A”H always greeted everyone he met with a hug or positive encouragement. Shmuel A”H installed trust and confidence with anyone he worked with.

Since his untimely passing, the magnitude of his loss is becoming clear. Shmuel A”H left behind precise notes and records on all his projects and undertaking.

Keren Shemesh will remember Shmuel A”H and will work hard to continue his hard work and continue his legacy.

May his soul be bundled in the bundle of life.