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Join Charlene Seidle and Haneen Mgadlh for brunch and discussion to get to know six Jerusalemite changemakers in “Voices of Jerusalem,” a series of short films directed by the award-winning team that brought the world State of Jerusalem and other documentary journalism.
Through in-depth, highly personal looks at day-to-day life in Jerusalem, these short vignettes reveal the city’s delights, adventures, and complexities and why these Jerusalemites are passionately committed to their home. After brunch, you are invited to tour “Jerusalem The People,” a photo exhibit by Sharon Gabay. Sharon is a Jerusalem-based photographer and artist that captures Jerusalem in a unique way, highlighting small moments of interaction that tell the stories of the city in a way that is rarely seen.
Meet your facilitators:
Charlene Seidle is the Leichtag Foundation’s Executive Vice President. She has played a key leadership role in the development and implementation of Leichtag Foundation’s strategic framework; oversees grantmaking; has designed innovative and creative programs such as funder partnerships and consortia, the Jerusalem Model, the International Office for Jerusalem Partnerships, the Hive at Leichtag Commons, and others; and provides overall management and strategy development. Charlene is a frequent speaker, presenter and writer about topics pertaining to philanthropy, Jewish community trends and social change.
Dr. Haneen Mgadlh holds a bachelor’s degree in social work and a master’s degree in non-profit management. Haneen is an MGSDII Visiting Professor for Academic Year 2022-23, teaching social work at San Diego State University (SDSU). She received her PhD in Social work from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is now a lecturer at Al-Qasemi Academic College of Education, Israel, and at Bethlehem University. Her research focuses on social change, active citizenship, and religious (Islamic) education. Haneen’s research has been published in local institutes and has had significant impact on the field of social work. Her broad interests include community engagement, teaching for social activism and social justice and PhD degree all from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She holds a teaching certificate in psychology and sociology from the Hebrew University’s school of education. She is working on developing volunteerism in the Palestinian community.