Gilli Stern


  • Program Year
  • 2006-07
  • Country of Current Residence
  • Israel
  • City/Town of Current Residence
  • Jerusalem
  • Current Position
  • Website Builder, Small Business Advisor
  • Profession(s)
  • Producer, Writer, Web Designer

  • Sector(s)
  • Communications (including media), Community
  • Language(s)
  • Hebrew, English
  • Mentor
  • Professor Marianne Stenbaek, McGill University
  • Interest(s) / Expertise
  • community building, illustration, web development, writing
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Gilli is an honours graduate of the Academy of Commercial Communications, the largest copywriting school in Israel.

He has worked for several advertising agencies, including Glickman Netler Samsonov, where he wrote ads, radio spots and TV commercials for dozens of Israeli and international companies.

Gilli then moved to work as a TV news producer for Channel 10 News, producing the 8 o’clock News Show, various news bulletins, and the award winning Rino Zror Documentary series (Din VeCheshbon). Throughout this time, Gilli continued to work as a freelance writer, co-writing and editing the book Home Economics and screenwriting the successful children’s DVD and television show, Chefi the Chef.

After completing the Sauvé Program, Gilli moved back to his hometown, Jerusalem, and is now a community website builder.

As a Fellow

Gilli was also the illustrator and co-editor (with Sauvé Fellows Nathan Souza and Manish Thapa) of “Reflections, Sauvé Scholars 2006-2007”, a collection of the cohort’s scholarly works and personal accounts of their experiences as Sauvé Fellows. Gilli’s designs have appeared on some of the Foundation’s printed materials.