Tani Frank

Tani Frank

Director of the Center for Judaism and State Policy

Tani Frank is the Director of the new Center for Judaism and State Policy at the Shalom Hartman Institute. Since 2013, Tani has worked with MK Elazar Stern (Major-General Res.) as a senior consultant for economic and legislative affairs, including the responsibility for drafting bills and promoting ideas on issues of religion and state.

Following the 2015 elections in Israel, Tani was one of the founding directors of “Judaism for All,” an initiative focused on creating and empowering alternative religious services such as the “Giyur Kahalacha” private conversion rabbinical courts and the Tzohar Kashrut organization. At the same time, he began working with the Ne’emanei Torah Va’Avodah movement as the head of the State & Religion Department. In this role, Tani advocated for change to the current status quo regarding religion and state in Israel. Prior to these roles,  Tani worked as freelance economic consultant for Binot, dealing with economic development in local municipalities.

Tani earned his BA in Philosophy, Political Science, and Economics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem after serving as an officer in a special operations unit in intelligence in the IDF. Tani earned an MA in Public Policy from the Federmann School of Public Policy and Government at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.