CREATING A NEW GENERATION OF ISRAEL AMBASSADORS

 

THE BOARD

 Irv Safdieh, President

Irv Safdieh, President

Irving created The Sabra Report, a weekly newsletter intended to stimulate conversation about Israel by recapping major events & providing context, in 2015. Irving is the former president of the Sephardic Israel Committee and the founder and president of The Sabra Institute. 

 David Faham, VP Business & Legal affairs

David Faham, VP Business & Legal affairs

David is an attorney serving as general counsel for multiple mid-size and large companies in the tri-state area. His deep love and connection to Israel, combined with the current state of affairs in the media and general public, has driven his interest in developing a community platform for Israel advocacy.

 Joseph Tawil, CTO

Joseph Tawil, CTO

Joseph graduated with honors from Brooklyn College, where he studied philosophy and religion. He is currently a student at Fordham University's School of Law. His involvement with Israel advocacy began in 2013 when he spent a gap year in Israel after high school. There, he gained an intimate understanding of the political and social dynamics of the controversies pertinent to Israeli/Palestinian relations.

 Alisa Rudy, Director of Academics

Alisa Rudy, Director of Academics

Alisa is currently pursuing her MA in Near Eastern Studies at New York University. A recent graduate of the CUNY Baccalaureate School and Baruch College, she graduated with honors in both Middle Eastern studies and world literature. Her experience as a pro-Israel student on the college campus and her knowledge of the Middle East have motivated her to help build the Sabra Institute to create more educated and prepared college-bound students from her community and abroad.