Maital Friedman

Maital Friedman

Director of Intergroup Initiatives

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.