Sivan Zakai

Sivan Zakai head shot

Learning and Teaching About What Matters Project Leader

Children's Learning about Israel Project Leader

Sivan Zakai, PhD, is the Sara S. Lee Associate Professor of Jewish Education at HUC-JIR/Los Angeles. A thought leader in Jewish and Israel education, Dr. Zakai is the director of the Children’s Learning About Israel Project and co-director of Project ORLIE: Research and Leadership in Israel Education. She also serves as a senior editor of the Journal of Jewish Education and as a member of the faculty at the Mandel Teacher Educator Institute. With Lauren Applebaum, she is the project leader of the Learning and Teaching About What Matters project.