CHIEF HEBREW ADVOCACY OFFICER
Tal has diverse experience in Jewish education across North America and in Israel. She has worked in both formal and informal educational settings across a broad range of audiences with a focus on educational leadership and Hebrew language acquisition. Tal has a BA and MA in Hebrew Literature and Hebrew Language Instruction from Brandeis University where she studied with Dr. Vardit Ringvald. She has also pursued post-graduate studies at Tel Aviv University in Hebrew Literature and at UCLA in Educational Leadership.
From 2010-2014 she served as North American Program and Education Director of the Diller Teen Fellows Program where she managed local teen leadership programs in collaboration with 10 North American Jewish Federations (SF, Baltimore, Boston, LA, NJ, Montreal, Pittsburgh, Toronto, Miami and Chicago) and promoted partnerships between local programs and their respective Israeli partner communities. In this role, Tal created a national program manual including policies, procedures and curriculum, designed and facilitated annual professional development programs for national and international staff and community leaders, and designed tools for national and international program evaluation for 20 participating communities to increase program impact and contribute to the field of Jewish Peoplehood.
Most recently Tal has served as a consultant to Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School in Palo Alto were she provided professional development and mentoring for Hebrew language teachers and increased integration of Hebrew school-wide to strengthen Jewish identity development.
Tal’s work includes publications on the topic of Jewish Peoplehood and contributions to the Peoplehood Education Toolkit, a Center for Jewish Peoplehood Education and a UJA Federation initiative. In addition to her work, Tal serves on the Board of Directors of the Council of Hebrew Language and Culture in North America.