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Prof. Tamar Zewi

tamarProf. Zewi serves as faculty member in the Department of Hebrew Language at the University of Haifa, and as Head of the Joseph & Racheline Barda Chair for the Study and Research of Jewish Heritage in Egypt (

Tamar Zewi's academic interests include Hebrew and Semitic linguistics and philology. Her current research projects include Saadya Gaon's translations of Scripture according to early manuscripts including Genizah fragments.

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.

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.