Rabbi Talia Avnon-Benveniste - Director
Director, International School for Jewish Peoplehood Studies at Beit Hatfutsot-The Museum of the Jewish People
Rabbi Talia Avnon-Benveniste is director of the International School for Jewish Peoplehood Studies (ISJPS) at Beit Hatfutsot-The Museum of the Jewish People. Managing a full staff of professionals, she works to instill Jewish peoplehood consciousness among Jews worldwide that fosters involvement with and a commitment to the Jewish people. She oversees an array of interactive, informal, supplementary, international, multi-lingual and multi-cultural programs and initiatives that serve as an international platform for defining and advancing Jewish peoplehood via museum education and educational professional development.
Previously, Talia was the director of the education department at The Daniel Center for Progressive Judaism in Tel Aviv-Jaffa where she worked closely with senior management at the Tel Aviv municipality, Ministry of Education, Jewish Agency and with other key leaders to establish official national policy for Jewish curricula in Israeli secular schools.
Talia is a keynote speaker at numerous Israeli and international educational gatherings and is active in fundraising in Israel and abroad. She lectures at many religious institutes, and is a recognized pedagogic instructor on Jewish Peoplehood content and programs. She completed a masters with honors from The Schechter Institute for Jewish Studies, is an ordained rabbi from Hebrew Union College where she received an Award for Excellence in liturgy and spiritual creations, and is a recipient of The Moshe Zemer Award for the writing of a Halachic Responsa. She frequently leads religious services and Jewish ritual ceremonies.
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Director of Educational Program Development. Master’s in art history; formerly coordinator of Beit Hatfutsot’s new wing; educational program developer.
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Coordinator, My Family Story Project. Bachelor of Education, Sociology and Psychology, Argentina. Formerly guide and coordinator, Douglas E. Goldman Jewish Genealogy Center of Beit Hatfutsot.
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D'vora Greisman Daniels
Director, International Programs (Degree Psychology & Business, Clark University; Art History, Museum Studies & Jewish Text Studies, Columbia University). Formerly Director of International Relations, Israel Association for Ethiopian Jews; volunteered Alyn Hospital, One Family Fund for Victims of Terror.
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Chen Saar Cohen
Director of Museum Public Education. MA The Interdisciplinary Program in the Arts. Educational facilitator ; formerly Educational Coordinator, Cultural Cooperation Unit, French Embassy; Hebrew teacher, U.S.A.
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Coordinator and developer of Jewish and Israeli cinema programs. Bachelor in Cinema and Television studies, Bachelor of Education.
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Rabbi Dalia Tibon Lagziel
Director of Professional Development. Rabbinic ordination from HUC-JIR, MA (Cum Laude) in Jewish Philosophy. Rabbi of Sulam Yaacov congregation in Zikhron Yaacov. Formerly Director of Educational Leadership Development, Israeli Movement for Reform & Progressive Judaism and Lokey Center, Haifa; Director, Makor Beit Midrash program for young-adult leadership.
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M.Sc. Organizational Management and Consulting, Tel Aviv University.
Tamar is coordinator of staff training and educational leadership development. With vast experience as a counselor in informal educational settings, Tamar has directed an afternoon center for youth at risk and worked with Jewish youth from abroad. She is a graduate of the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality’s internship program for Urban Innovation in association with the Social Lab@Mazeh 9.
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Administrative Assistant, The International School for Jewish Peoplehood Studies