Increasing giving to and in Israel since 2009.

About IsraelGives

We brought internet giving to Israel. Let us help you bring it to you.

IsraelGives is an Israeli social business, founded by Yonatan Ben-Dor and Joseph Gitler, who had previously worked together to develop Leket Israel (formerly Table to Table). Joseph gave Yonatan the assignment of building Leket's online fundraising operation, when at the time there was no online fundraising in Israel. For 5 years Yonatan built Israel's first (and still) most successful online fundraising operation. In 2009, Yonatan and Joseph created IsraelGives, to take their expertise and experience to help other Israeli non-profit organizations use the internet for fundraising success.


Meet the team

Just a couple of kids trying to change the world.


Jonathan Ben-Dor

Founder, CEO

Israel's first online fundraiser, Jonathan has been working in the non-profit sector since 1998. A graduate of McGill University and Hebrew University school of law, Jonathan serves as CEO of IsraelGives and also of PocketCause Ltd., a new Israeli start-up.


Joseph Gitler


Joseph Gitler, the co-founder of IsraelGives, is a graduate of Yeshiva University and Fordham University Law School. After making Aliyah in 2000, he worked for three years as director of international sales and development for a family software business. He founded Table to Table in 2003 after witnessing significant food wastage in Israel at a time of rising poverty. Joseph's vision and steady hand have led the organization from a simple, one-man operation to Israel's largest food rescue organization.


Ronen Mendel


Ronen, has over 17 years of experience with computer systems, having begun at age 18 as a computer specialist in the Israeli Army. Ronen volunteered at Table to Table, and there met Yonatan - the two have been working together on different social impact projects ever since. Ronen lives in Kfar Saba with his wife Tal and three children.