Dr. Yakir Englander

National Director, IAC Gvanim

Dr. Yakir Englander is the Director of Gvanim – the Leadership program at the IAC. Originally from the Ultra-Orthodox community of Israel, Englander earned a PhD from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in Jewish philosophy and gender studies. He is a Fulbright scholar and was a visiting professor of Religion at Northwestern and Rutgers universities, the Shalom Hartman Institute and Harvard Divinity School. In addition he is one of the founders of Kids4Peace, an interfaith youth-movement in Jerusalem and other cities at North America.