Anette Bollag Rothschild, Chair of Sulamot
Born in Stockholm, Sweden, Anette Bollag-Rothschild has a law degree from the University of Stockholm and was a legal adviser within insurance in Sweden and thereafter a legal adviser and underwriter within reinsurance in London. She later relocated to Zurich, to marry and start a family, where she has been involved in the family fashion business and philanthropic work since many years. She has a deep commitment to Israel and her interests include the art, music and politics.
Anette Bollag-Rothschild is Chair of Sulamot and president of the Swiss Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.
Sarah Elbaz, Director of Sulamot
Israeli clarinetist Sarah Elbaz has performed with ensembles and as a soloist in Israel, USA, China, Turkey, Germany, and the Netherlands. She is a graduate of the Rubin Academy of Music in Tel Aviv and USC School of Music in California. Sarah Elbaz was a recipient of The America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarships in clarinet and chamber music for 10 years.
Ms. Elbaz is director of Sulamot – Music for Social Change at the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra since the beginning of the program and teacher at the Tel Aviv University Buchmann-Mehta School of Music.
She is founder and director of the “Clarinet Days” course in Israel, and was Head of the Winds Department at the Israel Conservatory of Music in Tel Aviv from 2004-2012.
The Steering Committee
Anette Bollag Rothschild - Chair of Sulamot
Sarah Elbaz - Director of Sulamot
Tali Gottlieb – Executive Director of IPO Foundation
Tali Gottlieb, born in Tel Aviv.
Following her military service as the assistant to the head of the IDF's radio station and later as the station's spokesperson, she studied law at the Tel Aviv University.
Since 2001, she has served as the Executive Director of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Foundation, responsible for fundraising worldwide, the cultivation of future audiences and supporters and the maintenance of the orchestra's standards of excellence.
Prof. Tamie Ronen - Dean Of Social Sciences – Tel Aviv University
Professor Tammie Ronen Rosenbaum is the Dean of the Gershon Gordon Faculty of Social Sciences, Tel-Aviv University. She is the head of the child and adolescence clinical studies at the Bob Shapell School of social Work, and the head of the Renata Adler Memorial Research center for Child welfare and protection, in Tel-Aviv University. She is an expert in child and adolescence development as well as in cognitive behavior therapy and positive psychology.
She was the previous president of the Israeli Association for Behavior and Cognitive Psychotherapies. Professor Ronen is the author of many books and research articles in this area and conduct numerous studies on risk behavior, aggression and subjective well being of adolescence.
She trains and serves as a consultant in treating adolescence in many European countries. She developed an intervention model for reducing aggression by increasing positive affect and self-control skills and this project was found effective and has been adapted by the Ministry of Education to apply all over Israel.
Joshua Pasternak – Chairman of IPO and Trombone player
Yehoshua Paternak is one of the most active members of the orchestra, serving both as Asst. Principal Trombone
and as a member of various institutions of the orchestra. While working a full time job he has also dedicated 10
years of his time to the orchestra's management and four additional years to the musicians' committees.
Yehoshua was born in Givatayim, Israel, and began his music studies with Zvi Zori, who introduced him to the
trombone. Like many professional Israeli trombone players, he also studied with Ray Parnes, who has served for
numerous years as the orchestra's Principal Trombone. In 1966 Yehoshua toured the Netherlands with the Gadna
orchestra and in 1967 they went on "Around the World" concert tour accompanied by the renowned actor Danny
Kaye, directed by Shalom Ronly-Riklis. He did his military service in the IDF Orchestra under Izhak "Ziko"
Graziani. In 1972, the same day he has completed his military service, he joined the IPO in a concert under Lorin
Encouraged by Zubin Mehta, Yehoshua continued his studies in 1976 with trombone players of the Los Angeles
Currently Yehoshua is Chairman of the IPO management.
Avi Shoshai – General Secretary of IPO
ISRAEL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA - Joined in 1973. In 1980, I was appointed Secretary General, a position I currently hold.
VERBIER FESTIVAL AND ACADEMY - In 1994 I founded the Verbier Festival and Academy. I held the position of Artistic Director for the first decade and am currently Artistic Consultant.
In my capacity as both General Manager of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and Artistic Consultant of the Verbier Festival and Academy, I am responsible for planning the musical seasons of both, logistically and artistically. I am also charged with the organization and implementation of all aspects of their world tours (flights, hotels, fees, programmes) and special musical events. Other duties include negotiating artists’ contracts as well as recordings (actual and internet) of both the Orchestra and the Festival, local and international fundraising and coordinating administrative and artistic liaisons. Throughout my career, I have established relationships with many famed artists – past and present – and am fortunate to count them among my close friends.
EDUCATION - Master's degree from Tel Aviv University; studied comparative literature, theatre, business administration and education.
Yoel Abadi - IPO Committee and Horn player
Yoel Abadi is a management member and a horn player in the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, with which he has performed under the batons of renowned conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Lorin Maazel, Kurt Masur, and many others. As a soloist in Kaprisma Ensemble, he regularly performs in concerts in Israel and abroad, and has recorded 5 albums which include some pieces written for him.
Yoel is a founding member of The New Israeli Ensemble and has performed in chamber concerts with Sharon Kam and Itamar Golan. As a natural horn player, Yoel performed with Anthony Fey, Marc Vallon, Zvi Meniker, and other prominent artists in the early music field.
Amongst the festivals he participated in, are the Rolandseck Festival (Germany), Classical Winter Festival (Israel), Spring Festival of St. Petersburg, and the Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival, where he performed alongside Daniel Barenboim.
Yoel Abadi studied with James Cox, and received a scholarship to study at Rice University with William VerMeulen. He has also studied natural horn at the early music institute at Indiana University.
For over 10 consecutive years, Yoel was a recipient of scholarships from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation. Yoel Abadi teaches at the Academies of Music in the Tel Aviv and Jerusalem Universities, and serves as the representative of the International Horn Society in Israel.