Maital Friedman is the Director of Intergroup Initiatives at Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, where she previously served as Muslim Leadership Initiative Co-Director, along with Yossi Klein Halevi and Imam Abdullah Antepli.
She has served as Senior Program Director at Repair the World, where she led the organization’s signature multi-site volunteering initiative. Prior to joining Repair the World, 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. 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.