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Director, Center for Shared Society

Rana Fahoum is the Director of the Center for Shared Society at the Shalom Hartman Institute. She founded and ran a Junior High school for girls in a seamline neighborhood in East Jerusalem and was later appointed by the Ministry of Education as superintendent responsible for all elementary education in East Jerusalem. Subsequently, Rana taught in the Hebrew University’s English Language and Linguistics departments and served as a research assistant.

In her most recent role, she served as the CEO of the Jerusalem International YMCA, and its subsidiary, Three Arches company.  Rana has a master’s degree in English linguistics from the Hebrew University and a master’s degree in political and public leadership from Tel Aviv University. She is a graduate of the Mandel School of Educational Leadership and a member of the Maoz network.

Rana is a member of the Israeli Council for Culture and the Arts and of the Arab Culture Committee, and serves on the Board of Directors of Lavi, the Municipal Association for the Development of Education in Jerusalem.  She was born in Nazareth and currently lives in Jerusalem with her spouse and 3 children.




Rana Fahoum

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