Yona Shem-Tov

Yona Shem-Tov

Advisory Committee

Yona Shem-Tov has worked as an educator for over 20 years and currently serves as Executive Director of Encounter which provides Jewish leaders with a more textured understanding of the Israeli-Palestinaian conflict. Prior to joining Encounter in 2011, Yona pursued grad­uate studies at The Hebrew University and doctoral research in Education and Jewish Studies at New York University as a Wexner Graduate Fellow. While at NYU, she co-founded a national program linking scholars and prac­titioners of Jewish History Education, and helped launch the Ariane de Rothschild Fellowship — an initia­tive linking Muslim and Jewish social entre­pre­neurs from France, the U.K. and the U.S.