Senior Coordinator of Sectoral Cooperation, Prime Minister's Office
Anchinalo was born in northern Ethiopia in 1987 and made aliya in 1992. She grew up with nine brothers and sisters in Netivot, a small city located in the southern part of Israel. Anchinalo first left home to do her National Service, working with youth at risk in central Israel before going on to get a B.A. in education at Bar Ilan University. During her studies she also founded a project to encourage leadership among Ethiopian immigrant students. After completing her degree Anchinalo transitioned to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where she recieved an M.A. in educational counseling. While still a graduate student, Anchinalo began working as a consultant assistant in the President's Residence during the tenure of former President Shimon Peres. She currently works in the Government and Society Department in the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem. Anchinalo's specializes in cross-sectoral cooperation, and as part of her role she leads, inter alia, a round table for cooperation between the third sector, the business sector, and various government ministries. This year the focus of the round table is Israel’s aging population. Now living in Jerusalem, Anchinalo is also in her second year at Kolot, a nonprofit that seeks to create a value-based pluralistic society in Israel by exposing key Israeli leaders and decision-makers to Jewish sources through beit midrash study. The two values Anchinalo holds most dear are social justice and equal opportunities in employment.