It is with great pleasure that we welcome Alan Hoffmann as the Executive Chair of the recently established Israel Management Committee of the World’s Jewish Museum.
Alan is the former CEO and Director General of The Jewish Agency for Israel, the largest Jewish non-profit worldwide. He served in this role since 2010 and retired in 2019. Prior to that, Alan served for 10 years as the Director General of the Education Department of the Jewish Agency.
Before the Jewish Agency, Alan was Director of the Hebrew University’s Melton Centre for Jewish Education in which capacity he helped found the Florence Melton Adult School and many other programs at Hebrew University. Alan also served as CEO of the Council for Initiatives in Jewish Education in New York and then as Director of the Mandel Center at Hebrew University.
“I am very excited to have become part of this very important initiative. Tel Aviv, Israel and the world will all benefit enormously from this iconic building which celebrates the unique contribution of Jews and Judaism together with the ideas, conflicts and debates which undergird that contribution. For young Israelis this will be an opportunity to connect contemporary Israel to the creative forces which have shaped Jewish existence; for non-Jewish visitors a window into Jewish vitality over the centuries; for Jews living outside of Israel a cultural bridge. This is an institution whose time has come.”