Iri Kassel is a member of Kibbutz Hatzerim in the northern Negev, and the Chair of its Board. He was the Executive Director of the Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism.
Iri has rich experience in two critical fields: management and education. His diverse professional experience includes ten years as a school principal, serving as National Director of the Israeli Scout Movement and as the Central Shaliach in the US for the Young Judea Movement. Iri held management and marketing positions in Netafim, a drip irrigation company. Iri served as the Executive Director of the Reform Movement in Israel and later on, headed the Ben Gurion Heritage Institute until his retirement in 2013. Iri is presently serving as the chairperson of his kibbutz and during his 50 years of membership in his kibbutz, Iri held various leadership positions.
He holds a BA in Education and Geography, and an MA in Management Communication.