​​​Staff:

Dr. Liat Josefsberg Ben-Yehoshua,
Liatjby@macam.ac.il

Manager ofthe Information Center. Liat received her Ph.D. in Biology​ from The Weizmann Institute of Science and her M.A. in Talmudic Studies and Jewish Education from the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies. She served as a teacher and R&D curriculum coordinator for gifted pupils at The Davidson Institute of Science Education, and as a lecturer at Mechinat Lachish, under the auspices of the Meitarim Network for Jewish Democratic Education. She also leads MOFET’s post-doctoral program as well as the Israeli Ed.D. initiative at the Research Authority.

 

The academic databases and reference services team

Irena Daichman
irinad@macam.ac.il
An information specialist and the coordinator of MOFET’s Information Center, Irena holds an M.A in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Donetsk Polytechnic Institute.
Netta Ben-Shitrit
nettabs@macam.ac.il
An information specialist in education at MOFET’s Information Center, Netta holds a B.A. in Political Science and an M.A. in Information Science from Bar-Ilan University. She is the sub-editor of MOFET’s Jewish Portal of Teacher Education.

The Masa Portal team

Dr. Avi Garfinkel
avi.garrfinkel@macam.ac.il
The editor-in-chief of the Masa Portal. Avi received his Ph.D. in literature from Bar-Ilan University. He served as a lecturer for literature and writing at Sapir, Lewinsky and Shalem Colleges in Israel. Prior to his current position at The MOFET Institute, he published three novels.
Dr. Pnina Katz
pnina_k@macam.ac.il
A content and pedagogical editor of the Masa Portal. Pnina received her Ph.D. from Tel Aviv University in educational studies focusing on teacher education. She served as a school teacher for 11 years and then as a teacher educator at Levinsky College of Education in Tel Aviv. She is the vice editor of MOFET’s academic journal of teacher education, Dapim.

The Literature Review team

Dr. Barak Bar-Zohar
barakbz@macam.ac.il
A teacher education information scientist and Masa information portal editor. Earned his M.A. at the Department of Communication at Tel Aviv University and Completed his Ph.D. at the Department of Communication at the University of Haifa. Among other academic experiences, he served as a lecturer at the University of Haifa’s Department of English as a Foreign Language, as a teaching assistant at Raphael Recanati International School at the Interdisciplinary Center and as a research assistant at Sammy Ofer School of Communications at the Interdisciplinary Center. 
Dr. Amalia Ran
amaliar@m​acam.ac.il
An analytic information specialist and an editor in the Literature Review Unit at MOFET’s Information Center. Amalia received her Ph.D. from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Maryland, College Park, and worked as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, where she specialized in contemporary Latin American literature and Jewish Latin American culture. From 2009 to 2012, she conducted her post-doctorate research at Tel Aviv University and worked as a senior lecturer in the same institution. Currently, she is also a researcher at the Sverdlin Institute for Latin American History and Culture at Tel Aviv University.​