Rana Fahoum is the Director of the Center for Shared Society at the Shalom Hartman Institute. Born in Nazareth, she lives in Jerusalem where she established a girls’ high school in East Jerusalem and was later appointed general supervisor of the Ministry of Education, responsible for elementary education in East Jerusalem.
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 has taught English as a foreign language at Hebrew University in the Department of English Linguistics and served as a research assistant. In her most recent role, she served as the CEO of the Jerusalem International YMCA.
Rana is a member of the Israeli Council for Culture and the Arts and the acting chair of the Arab Culture Committee. She serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Museum of Islamic Art in Jerusalem and of Lavi, the Municipal Association for the Development of Education in Jerusalem.
Rana is married and the mother of three children.