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Vice President of Communications and Creative

Maital Friedman is the Vice President of Communications and Creative at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, where she shapes strategy for the Institute’s public voice, programming, and engagement and oversees the Marketing Communications and Hartman Digital teams.

For over five years, Maital led SHI North America’s intergroup initiatives with a strong focus on the Muslim Leadership Initiative with colleagues Yossi Klein Halevi and Imam Abdullah Antepli.

Prior to joining Hartman, Maital served as Senior Program Director at Repair the World, where she led the organization’s signature multi-site volunteering initiative. In 2009, Maital was selected as a Dorot Fellow to volunteer and study in Israel, where she directed and produced a film on women’s religious identity.

Maital also worked at CASES, an alternative-to-incarceration in NYC, and founded a community library with a local non-profit in Mbale, Uganda. Maital now serves on the Friends of the Scarsdale Library Board and volunteers with the Westchester Resettlement Coalition. As a Wexner Graduate Fellow/Davidson Scholar, Maital earned a Master in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management with a specialization in International Development from New York University. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University in Religion and African Studies. Maital lives in Westchester, NY, with her family.

Maital Friedman


Oct 19, 2023

Maital Friedman, Vice President of Communications and Creative at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, was featured on NPR's podcast, On Point.

Mar 20, 2023

The beit midrash and the classroom will always be the principal sites of transformative Jewish study; it will just look a lot different tomorrow than before.

Jun 10, 2021

There is no single story about a person or a community. As we strive to build a more just and anti-racist society, we begin at home and within our community.

Sep 16, 2019

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