Mosaica seeks to cultivate a culture of conflict resolution, dialogue and consensus building among individuals, families, communities, cultures and religions through developing, implementing and disseminating models of third-party intervention.

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Mosaica in Numbers

10,000

(1,400 last Year)

Participants of Conflict Resolution and Building Agreement Processes

15,000

(1,500 Last Year)

Graduates of Trainings/Courses

37,000

(8,000 Last Year)

Participants at Events and Conferences to promote mediation, dialogue and tolerance in Israeli Society.

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Our Staff

Sheikh Dr. Eyad Amer

Director of ''Sheikhs as Mediators Program''

I received my PhD in International Relations from the University of California in 2018. I earned a Master’s degree in Management and Educational Pedagogy from the Center of Academic Studies in 2010 and a Master’s Degree from Bar-Ilan University in Arabic and Islamic History in 2003. I received my BA from Bar-Ilan University in 2000 in Arabic.
In 2012, I became the principle of a high school in Kafr Qasim. I also serve as the Imam of a central mosque in Kafr Qasim, I am a member of the Sulha council in Kafr Qasim and I serve as a mediator on the Sharia court. I have over 35 years of experience in education. I served as the principle of the Alhuda high school in Ramle and also served as a lecturer and pedagogic advisor at Beit Brill College and Achva Academic College.
Lastly, I am one of the first religious singers who founded an Islamic band. It is called “alsrat” (the straight path).

Nurit Bachrach

Executive Director of Mosaica

I have a bachelor’s degrees in both Law and History from Monash University in Australia and a Master’s in Business Management from Hebrew University in Israel. I worked as a district attorney in Jerusalem district for 11 years.
In 1999-2001, while living in Palo Alto, I studied community mediation. Upon my return to Israel, I had the opportunity to establish one of Israel’s first community mediation and dialogue centers, Mosaica in Jerusalem. As early as 2004, Mosaica was already leading national mediation and conflict resolution programs. These activities have continued to expand year after year. In 2015, I was appointed to CEO of Mosaica. I immigrated to Israel from Australia in 1985, live in Jerusalem with my family.
I believe that change begins on a small, individual scale.

Ruth Nachenson

Deputy Executive Director of Mosaica, Director of Mosaica’s Center for Conflict Resolution by Agreement

I have a bachelor’s degree in Communication and Political Science and a Master’s Degree in Conflict Research, Management, and Resolution from the Hebrew University. I have over 20 years of experience in the management of social programs in a number of organizations.
I am a mediator and restorative justice facilitator.
I had the privilege of being the first director of the Gishurim program at Mosaica and took part in developing mediation in Israel, particularly community mediation. Today, I dedicate most of my time and energy towards supporting and creating new models of conflict resolution and autonomous decision-making, disseminating the language and values of mediation to all sectors in Israeli society and advocating for various mediation models to be recognized as alternative dispute resolution recognized by the State.
I live in Tzur Hadassah and am the mother of three children.

I believe in people and our abilities as individuals, families, and communities to make the best decisions for ourselves.

Rabbi Dr. Daniel Roth

Mosaica Deputy Executive Director (Religious Peace Initiative)

As the director of The Religious Peace Initiative (RPI), I oversee a network of ‘insider religious mediators’ advancing both religious peace and mitigating crisis-situations. I also work to connect religious leaders to the tens of ‘community mediation and dialogue centers’ throughout Israel that Mosaica’s Gishurim Program supports, through the “Rabbis as Mediators Program” and the “Sheikhs as Mediators Program.” In addition to my work at Mosaica, I am a core faculty member at Bar-Ilan University’s Graduate Program for Conflict Management, Resolution and Negotiation and at Tel Aviv University’s International Program in Conflict Resolution and Mediation. I teach graduate courses on religious peacebuilding and supervises graduate students. I am also a regular lecturer for MEJDI Tours/National Geographic. My book Third-party Peacemakers in Judaism: Text, Theory, and Practice was published by Oxford University Press in Spring 2021.
I earned a Ph.D. from Bar-Ilan University’s Graduate Program for Conflict Management, Resolution and Negotiation, a MA in Talmud from Hebrew University, a B. Ed in Jewish Philosophy from Herzog Teachers’ College, and studied for eight years in Yeshivat Har-Etzion, during which time I received Orthodox rabbinic ordination. I served as a senior research fellow at George Mason University’s Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution. Before joining Mosaica, I was the founder and director of the Pardes Center for Judaism and Conflict Resolution, the Mahloket Matters Projects and the 9Adar: Jewish Week of Constructive Conflict (known in Israel as Dibur Hadash: Israeli Week of Mediation and Dialogue).

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