Learn about our Team and Culture

We are a team of dedicated professionals, committed to helping children in Israel achieve their dreams through educational after-school programs brought by our parent organization Keren Yaldenu’s Centers across Israel.

David and Irina Azran

Chairman & Treasurer

Our Leadership

David Azran is the Chairman of Youth Centers of Israel (The U.S. Chapter of Keren Yaldenu, Israel). He is a prominent leader of the Chicago and Miami business communities, specializing in Real-estate and Investments. David is an Israeli American, who deeply cares about the children – the future of Israel.

Irina Azran is the Treasurer for YCOI. She is the former only 2x U.S. Olympic Rhythmic Gymnastic Team Coach and is entered in the Gymnastics Hall of Fame for her achievements. She is an expert in working with children and is extremely effective in motivating them to achieve their dreams.

Now David and Irina leading our organization in the U.S., using their world class experience to achieve YCOI goals and help Closing Gaps and Opening Horizons for children in Israel.

Meet The Team

We are getting together on regular basis to plan fundraising and discuss our progress…

From Left to Right: David Azran (Chairman), Barak Gilor (Director, Events), Irina Azran (Treasurer), Rabbi Barry Axler (Executive Director), Max Markovtsev (Director, Digital)