Our Team

Our Team at Be’Simcha

Michal Sayas


The dedicated founder of Be’Simcha continues to serve as president and treasurer. She remains the driving force behind the mission, and has for the past eight years served in many capacities within and beyond this organization to better her community. She continues to be the inspiration for all that we accomplish. 

Sabit Macabee


Following an impressive political career with duties ranging from executive assistant to the direct supervision and oversight of elections, Sabit Maccabee has related experience in human resources, management and accounting. She is an invaluable business resource for Be’Simcha, but her heartfelt commitment to serve those in need is an equally important asset. 

Gila Solomon

Board Member

As a mother of three daughters, Gina Solomon insists that nothing pleases her more than seeing children smile. She is employed as a preschool teacher at a private Jewish school, and we’re sure that she is responsible for many smiles in that role. However, she is completely dedicated to extending those smiles to the faces of the Israeli-American mothers and children — as well as other families in crisis — that Be’Simcha serves. 

Ayelet Hanina


Formerly a staff member at two large Los Angeles community newspapers, Ayelet is an expert in online advertising, social media and customer relations. Today, the 43-year-old mother of three spends a good deal of time using her talents to spread the word about the good work that Be’Simcha accomplishes. 

Michal Navon

Event Planner

A busy entrepreneur owner of My Party Production and Michelle Judaica and Jewelry, this dynamo 40-year-old mother of three also donates time and energy to Be’Simcha’s needs. It is through Michal Navon’s expertise that many of our special events and fundraising activities are so successful.