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Dr. Liat Josefsberg Ben-Yehoshua,

Manager of the Information Center. Liat received her Ph.D. in Biology​ from The Weizmann Institute of Science and her M.A. in Talmudic Studies and Jewish Education from the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies. She served as a teacher and R&D curriculum coordinator for gifted pupils at The Davidson Institute of Science Education, and as a lecturer at Mechinat Lachish, under the auspices of the Meitarim Network for Jewish Democratic Education. She also leads MOFET's post-doctoral program as well as the Israeli Ed.D. initiative at the Research Authority.


The academic databases and reference services team

Irena Daichman
An information specialist and the coordinator of MOFET's Information Center, Irena holds an M.A in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Donetsk Polytechnic Institute.

Netta Ben-Shitrit
An information specialist in education at MOFET's Information Center, Netta holds a B.A. in Political Science and an M.A. in Information Science from Bar-Ilan University. She is the sub-editor of MOFET's Jewish Portal of Teacher Education.

Dr. Yitzhak Isaak

Serves as editor of the Research Tools database at MOFET's Information Center. Yitzhak is a senior lecturer and a researcher at Michlala Jerusalem Academic College of Education and a member of the research committee of The MOFET Institute. He received his Ph.D. In Teacher Education from The Hebrew University in Jerusalem. In the past, he managed the Admission Testing Unit for applicants to Israel's colleges of education.

The Masa Portal team

Dr. Natan Berber

The editor-in-chief of the Masa Portal. Natan received his Ph.D. from the University of Haifa and is a certified teacher and a graduate of the Academic College at Wingate.  He served as a lecturer in Logic at the University of Haifa and at the University of Richmond, Virginia. Prior to his current position at The MOFET Institute, he served as an intercollegiate research committee coordinator and as an information specialist at the Masa Portal.

Dr. Pnina Katz
A content and pedagogical editor of the Masa Portal. Pnina received her Ph.D. from Tel Aviv University in educational studies focusing on teacher education. She served as a school teacher for 11 years and then as a teacher educator at Levinsky College of Education in Tel Aviv. She is the vice editor of MOFET's academic journal of teacher education, Dapim.

Michal Zarzevsky

A content editor of the Masa Portal. Michal holds an M.A. in Public Policy from Tel Aviv University and a diploma in Information Management from the Open University. She works as an information specialist and a content editor for the Masa Portal and MOFET's International Academic Content Portal.

The Literature Review team

Dr. Daniel Sperling
An analytic information specialist and editor in the Literature Review Unit at MOFET's Information Center. Daniel received his Master's and Doctorate degrees in Law from the University of Toronto, Canada, and and his Bachelor's degree in Law and Philosophy from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Prior to his current position, Daniel served as a senior lecturer at the School of Public Policy and School of Public Health at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, as a director and founder of the Jerusalem Forum for Bioethics, and as a member of The Hebrew University's Ethics Committee for Research on Human Subjects. In addition to his work at The MOFET Institute, Daniel teaches courses in the Master's program in Law at the University of Haifa and Bar-Ilan University.

Dr. Amalia Ran

An analytic information specialist and an editor in the Literature Review Unit at MOFET's Information Center. Amalia received her Ph.D. from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Maryland, College Park, and worked as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, where she specialized in contemporary Latin American literature and Jewish Latin American culture. From 2009 to 2012, she conducted her post-doctorate research at Tel Aviv University and worked as a senior lecturer in the same institution. Currently, she is also a researcher at the Sverdlin Institute for Latin American History and Culture at Tel Aviv University.​