Michal Ben-Dov, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Board Relations, JDC Institute for Leadership and Governance
Michal has been with JDC since 2014. Before starting her position in the JDC Institute, Michal graduated from the Mandel Leadership Institute where she focused her research and fieldwork on introducing Israeli educators to the significance of Jewish Peoplehood. Previously, Michal founded and was Director of Camp USA, a non-profit organization focused on strengthening the connection between Israel and North America, by facilitating the opportunity for Israeli teens to attend Jewish summer camps in North America. She was actively involved with the Maccabi World Movement, where she directed the Junior Maccabiah in 2005. She served as an emissary of the Jewish Agency to the JCC Association (the umbrella organization of Jewish community centers in the U.S. and Canada, based in NY), after working in the Jewish Agency for 3 years. She graduated with a MA cum laude in Jewish studies from Tel Aviv University, and holds a BA in biology and Jewish history from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.