Daphna Yizrael

Daphna has been active in the field of Hebrew culture and Jewish Renewal for many years. She has held leadership and educational positions at the Mandel Leadership Institute, the Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism, Gesher and the Zalman Shazar Center, and was senior community emissary in the MetroWest community in New Jersey. In her previous position, she was Director of Programs and acting Director of the Beit Tefila Israeli Community, in which she is still an active member. Daphna has a degree in Jewish Philosophy and Political Science from Tel Aviv University (Cum Laude), studied toward an MA in Hermeneutics at Bar Ilan University, is a graduate of both The Beit Midrash for Excellent Students in Jewish Sciences at the Hartman Institute, and The Program for Management of Cultural Institutions at Tel Aviv University. She edited the book Georgia – Journey to Jewish Heritage, published by The Zalman Shazar Center; and co-edited a book with Dr. Daniel Marom on Hebrew culture for early childhood education, published by The Mandel Leadership Institute.

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