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Zeev Ben-Shachar

Israel Education and Current Affairs Expert

Travels from Israel

Availability: Contact JNF Speakers Bureau for availability or contact the speaker directly.

Website: www.zeevbenshachar.com

Topics:

Middle Eastern and Foreign Affairs, Academic Perspectives on Israel and Jewish History, Positively Israel, Media and Current Events

 

Zeev currently serves as Senior Israel Educator at Jerusalem U. He directs a team of educators, developing and teaching year-long classes on Israel, leadership & activism for 500 students each year, studying at 20 Israel-based gap-year programs. Additionally, he oversees a team of content writers, develops online courses, documentary films and educational curricula to connect over 16,000 North American high school students, college students and adults with Israeli history and society.

Zeev currently serves as Senior Israel Educator at Jerusalem U. He directs a team of educators, developing and teaching year-long classes on Israel, leadership & activism for 500 students each year, studying at 20 Israel-based gap-year programs. Additionally, he oversees a team of content writers, develops online courses, documentary films and educational curricula to connect over 16,000 North American high school students, college students and adults with Israeli history and society.

In 2007, Zeev helped found the Israel branch of The David Project, a major Israel advocacy organization in North America, which focuses on promoting Israel's image on U.S campuses. As Educator and Project Manager, he developed curriculum content and delivered hundreds of courses, seminars and lectures about the Arab-Israeli conflict, Israel advocacy and activism to thousands of students as part of the Jewish Agency’s “Masa Israel Journey” program, and to many others on Taglit-Birthright and Israel summer programs.

Zeev has published articles in “ejewishphilanthropy” and “The Times of Israel," and is a frequent guest on various Israeli television and radio networks, including Channel 20, i24 News and the “Voice of Israel.”

Zeev has an MA in Middle Eastern Studies from Tel Aviv University and a BA in Psychology from Harvard University. Before entering the field of advocacy, he worked as an organizational consultant and as a teaching fellow at Harvard University’s Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations Department, where he received Harvard’s certificate of distinction for excellence in teaching. In the IDF, he served with the elite infantry unit, Sayeret Givati, first as a combat soldier and later as a commander.

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