Maya Foner
Director of Programs, JFN Israel

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Prior to her current position at JFN Israel, Maya was the director and educational director of several civil society programs aimed at advancing higher education opportunities and leadership development for peripheral populations in Israel. She has extensive experience in program and content development and has written curricula in the areas of leadership, social action and volunteerism, Israeli society, Israel-Diaspora relations, and intercultural communication. Maya is a certified organizational consultant and group facilitator who bases her practice on a combination of methodologies from disciplines such as The Art of Hosting, Theory U, Focusing, and Informal Education.

Maya worked for many years in the field of Israel-Diaspora education and has served twice as a “shlicha” (Israeli emissary) once in the United States for Young Judaea and a second time for Habonim Dror in the Netherlands. Maya is a graduate of the tour guide course of the Israeli Ministry of Tourism and a lecturer on “Israel Society Through Film.”

Maya holds a B.A in Israel studies and criminology from Bar Ilan University and an M.Sc in professional communication from Clark University. She lives in Binyamina with her husband and three daughters. Maya is passionate about making a difference in Israeli society.