About us

The youth movement Together – Anya Benya was established with the aim of empowering children and youth of Ethiopian origin and children and youth of non-Ethiopian origin through building a sense of belonging and developing leadership skills. This enables the movement’s trainees to make a positive change in their lives and in Israeli society as a whole. The movement operates according to a model of youth leading youth and educates the values ​​of equality, involvement, initiative, giving and responsibility.

Together – Anya Benya was founded in 2017 and began its activities with teenagers in 2019, in the youth village Amit Petach Tikva. The founder of the movement, Barak Avraham, is a social-business entrepreneur, the owner of the project “From Survival to Leadership”, and a social activist working for the empowerment of youth and the establishment of a diverse and cohesive Israeli society.

The movement is constantly growing with four active branches, a group for the graduates of the movement and many plans for the future.

Board Members

Our valuable board members come from different areas of Israeli society. The youth of the movement are dear to their hearts, and they do as much as they can to support, assist and benefit the trainees and Israeli society as a whole.

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Barak Avraham

Founder and CEO

Social-business entrepreneur, graduated with a master's degree in public policy with honors from the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, chairman of the national student union of Israelis of Ethiopian origin. CEO together - Anya Banya since 2017.

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Avidor Baruch


Holds a master's degree (M.B.A) in business administration from Brandeis University and winner of a Fulbright scholarship. Serves as an investment analyst.

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Zahavit Deso-Oria


Graduated with a bachelor's degree (B.A) in criminology from Ariel University and a master's degree (M.A) in rehabilitative criminology from Bar Ilan University. Manager of the youth units in the youth wing, society and young people in the Petah Tikva municipality.

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Eyal Ben-Harosh


Graduated with a bachelor's degree (B.Sc) in electronics engineering from Lev Institute, Jerusalem and a master's degree (M.Sc) in management and safety engineering from Ben Gurion University, Be'er Sheva. Has experience in operating and managing companies.

Staff and Coordinators

Our team consists of young, dedicated and enthusiastic social activists, who come from the field with a purpose to bring a profound social change and move the trainees forward. They are the wind in our sails, the engine and the heart.

Tzipi Samni

Operations Manager

Tzanat Kesa

Ashkelon branch coordinator

Evabet Baleta

Petah Tikvah branch coordinator

Nega Ttegev

Netanya branch coordinator

Orly Edna

Hadera branch coordinator

Eliran Tzalah

Alumni organization coordinator

From Our CEO

The vision of Beyahad – Anya Benya is founded on youth leadership development. Youth leading youth. Our movement aspires to empower adolescents to establish a unified Israeli society. We see the movement’s activists as social leaders, playing an active and significant part in Israeli society, contributing to our society and country, volunteering, enlisting in the army, taking civic responsibility, and acting as role models.

We believe that to create a consolidated and resilient Israeli society, there is a need to develop in the youth a cohesive self and a sense of belonging, simultaneously with the encouragement for implementing practical responsibility, first, for themselves, and gradually in growing circles, for their community and environment.
In order to convey educational values to the activists and create a sense of self-efficacy, the movement organizes a variety of enjoyable and experiential activities, such as hiking, field trips, and challenging outdoor activities.

The first branch of the movement and its training center began its operation in the Amit Youth Village in Petah Tikva in 2019. In less than three years, and despite the hardships of the Coronavirus pandemic, three more branches have been opened in Netanya, Ashkelon, and Hadera. Since the opening of the very first branch, dozens of girls and boys have been participating in the ongoing activities. With the help of the youth activists in the movement, we aspire to extend the circle of the positive impact of adolescents on the neighborhood, city, and Israeli society (as a whole).

On a more personal note, I have complete faith that once we provide each boy and girl with the needed tools and equip them with the necessary skills, and mainly – when we put our trust in them, the youth rise, flourish, and can change their reality as the reality of their surroundings. A youth that takes responsibility and is committed to personal and communal change will become an impactful factor in Israeli society and a source of pride for our country.

Barak Avraham, Founder and CEO