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Prof. Stefan Reif: Chairman

stephen reif

Stefan Reif (BA, PhD London; MA LittD Cambridge: Hon. PhD Haifa) is Emeritus Professor of Medieval Hebrew Studies and Fellow of St John's College in the University of Cambridge. He also holds senior research posts at the Universities of Haifa and Tel Aviv. He was the Founding Director of the Genizah Research Unit at Cambridge University Library (1973-2006). He is the author of many books and articles and has lectured widely in Europe, Israel, Canada and the USA. His latest volumes are A Jewish Archive from Old Cairo (2000), Problems with Prayers (2006), Charles Taylor and the Genizah Collection (2009), Death in Jewish Life (2014), and Religious Identity Markers (2015). He is currently completing a volume describing and analysing medieval liturgical fragments from the Cairo Genizah. Together with F. W. de Klerk, former President of South Africa, and Chaim Topol, the famous actor, he was recently awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Haifa.

Prof.Yosef Tobi

yosef yuval tobiYosef Yuval Tobi is a professor (emeritus) of medieval Hebrew poetry at the University of Haifa, Israel and serves as the Head of Ben-Shalom Center for the Study of the Jews of Yemen in Ben Zvi Institute, Jerusalem. 
Head of the Department of Hebrew Language and Literature in Al-Qasemi Academy, Baqa al-Gharbiyya.
His main scholarly fields deal with the spiritual, cultural and historical afiinities between Judaism and Islam, during the Middle Ages and modern time.
The Jews of Yemen: Studies in Their History and Culture (Brill, Leiden, 1999);
Proximity and Distance: Medieval Hebrew and Arabic Poetry (Brill, Leiden, 2004);
Between Hebrew and Arabic Poetry: Studies in the Spanish Hebrew Medieval Poetry (Brill, Leiden, 2010);
The Judeo-Arabic Literature in Tunisia 1850–1950 (Wayne State University 2014).

Prof.Tobi is the editor of three periodicals: TEMA – Judeo-Yemenite Studies; Ben ῾Ever La-῾Arav – Contacts between Arabic Literature and Jewish Literature in the Middle Ages and Modern Times; Hagut Ba-Hinnukh Ha-Yehudi – Studies in the Thought of Jewish Education.

Dr. Sharon Link

 Sharon Link  Sharon Link completed his PhD at the Faculty of Industry and Management for the Technion.  

   Dr Link has served as the Director of the Research Authority in Haifa University from 2008 to present.

Dr Shlomo David

shlomo  Doctorate in Management from the Univerrsity of Haifa.

  Research director of the of the Interdisciplinary Center of the Research on Emotions.

Aaron Rafter

aharon Head of Administration of The Faculty of Humanities in the Universiy of Haifa

Rabbi Gabi Dagan

GabiDagan Rabbi of Leo Baeck Congregation Ohel Avraham in Haifa , Israel.