Agora, launched in 2007, works with commercial entities, Municipalities and nonprofit organizations, on Lifestyle, Design & Digital initiatives, providing services and solutions designated to create and sustain public spaces that build stronger communities.
We transform private and public spaces into vital places that highlight local assets and serve common needs.
Agora offers unique services and solutions that help develop an effective public space management and implementation strategy - from consulting through Public Space Planning, Design, and Management Plans, Place Evaluation and User Analysis.
The company is managed by Merav Oren, a Multidiscipline Entrepreneur and project manager for over 20 years and her accomplished staff who will do whatever it takes to get the job done!
Atar has 20 years of experience in initiating and managing social and philanthropic programs for social change while engaging and leading partnerships and collaborations to create a broad impact. She specializes in social management consulting.
The experience she gained in varied positions in the public sector, business sector and while managing non-profit organizations, enables her to cope with innovative challenges; She was the director of The Philanthropy Center at Sheatufim for 5 years. She lead Initiation, planning and execution of programs for expanding the Israeli philanthropic community, Creation of collaboration with economic and governmental organizations, branding and marketing, Influencing public policy and legislation. During 4 years before she was the director of The Tirat Carmel Community Foundation: Initiating municipal collaborations and resource development, planning and implementing projects in cooperation with the municipality, ministries of the state, businesses, and NGOs. Before she was director of The Citizens’ Accord Forum for cooporation between Jewish and Arab citizens of Israel, as an advisor to the deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, for another 4 years.She hold before a few positions in marketing and productions companies.
Atar has an M.A. in Public Policy and Non-Profit Organizations Management and a B.A. in Sociology and in the Interdisciplinary Program in Philosophy and Judaism, both from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She lives in Kfar Vitkin with her husband and their three children.
At the core of any vital public space is the value it creates by strengthening & empowering the community it serves. The success of the public realm, generally measured in social terms, and the success of development, generally measured in financial terms, are highly inter-dependent and need to be considered together.
At AgoraSocial, we focus on developing sustainable vital public spaces with financial bottom lines that may be lower than otherwise acceptable.
We specialize in social investment management and family foundations.
The firm also formulates and develops public and municipal initiatives that are founded on cross-sector collaborations.