Israel Changemaker: Ilana Kwartin

May 01, 2019, 9:30 am
Congregation Beth El
8215 Old Georgetown Rd
Bethesda, MD

Beth El is excited to welcome one of the Jewish Federation’s Imagine Israel Changemakers, Ilana Kwartin, to lead a conversation about her impact on transformative social issues in Israel.

Social change advocate and passionate entrepreneur Ilana Kwartin was born in the former Soviet Union and made aliyah to Israel with her family in 1987. She grew up in Jerusalem and then served as an officer in the Israel Defense Forces.

Kwartin earned B.A. degrees in law and psychology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an M.A. in conflict resolution from the Ben Gurion University of the Negev. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in gender studies at Bar-Ilan University researching “honor-based confinement” among married women in Israel.

Ilana currently serves as the Director of the Entrepreneurship Department at Eretz-Ir, lectures in Law, Gender and Entrepreneurship at Sapir Academic College Law School in Sderot and leads a Hub (a shared working space) in her community. She is married to BG and is the mother of four children (Tamara, Yoav, Ivri, Arava). Ilana and her family live in Eliav, a newly-founded community for secular and orthodox Israelis, in the southern Judean foothills of Israel.

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