Our Staff

Gerda Feuerstein - Perlman - Director General

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Gerda Feuerstein-Perlman was appointed the Director General of the Pincus Fund for Jewish Education in 2014.

Prior to joining the Pincus Fund, Ms. Feuerstein-Perlman held a number of senior positions in the Jewish Agency including Director General of its Education Department and Director of the FSU Division. She also served as a Senior Adviser to the Chairman of the Executive, Natan Sharansky. Ms. Feuerstein-Perlman also held senior positions with the Avi Chai Foundation and the Israel Defense Force.

Ms. Feuerstein-Perlman was born in Riga, Latvia, and made aliyah with her parents in 1973. She has a BA in Sociology and Anthropology, and an MA in Sociology of Education. Ms. Feuerstein-Perlman lives in Kfar Saba and has three adult children.

Rabbi Craig Kacev - Director of Education

Craig is responsible for the development and educational oversight of projects supported by the Fund worldwide.

Prior to making Aliyah in February 2021 Craig was the Director of the South African Board of Jewish Education and the King David Schools, Johannesburg, from 2003-2020, responsible for its strategic direction, ethos, Jewish and general education. Before moving to the Fund, he served as the Director of Education for UnitEd, a project of the Diaspora Ministry serving Jewish day schools around the globe.

Craig has an affinity for teaching and curriculum development as well as teacher education. He has coached numerous aspiring and experienced school leaders.

Craig has Rabbinic Ordination and served as community Rabbi for over 15 years in South Africa, he has Masters in Jewish Education (Hebrew University) and a Bcomm(UNISA). Craig is married to Yael, and they have three children.

Tova Peretz - Grants Director

As Grants Director for the Pincus Fund, Tova serves as the Fund’s principal liaison with grant applicants. Her role includes assisting individuals and organizations with initial inquiries, guiding them as needed through the application process, and helping grant recipients comply with reporting requirements.

A native of New York City, Tova made aliyah in 1998 and joined the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC). During more than a decade there, she held a number of roles in program, planning and budget and in resource development, leaving to join the Pincus Fund in July 2015.

Prior to her aliyah she worked for the U.S.-based Hebrew Publishing Company, one of America’s oldest publishers of Hebrew language books and Jewish books in English. An alumna of Brooklyn College and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel, she is mother to four children.

Galya Zlatkin - Director of Operations

Galya began working at the Pincus Fund in 2011. As Director of Operations, Galya is responsible for adminstration and financial management of the Fund.

Galya held numerous positions at JAFI, including office manager for the FSU Division. Galia also worked on behalf of the Ministry of Absorption to promote aliyah among artists and athletes from the countries of the former Soviet Union.

Galya made aliyah from Tashkent, Russia in 1997 as part of the Jewish Agency for Israel’s Sela Initiative. She completed her BA in Education and Sociology at Tel Aviv University. Galya is married and has two young children.