Aliza Lavie, Phd
Founder of J12 & up – educational technology venture
Public figure, former MK, writer and Chairperson The Israel Film Council
In the Israeli Knesset, Dr. Aliza Lavie served as chair of the Committee on the Status of Women and Gender-Equality and chair of the Committee to Combat Women Trafficking and Prostitution. Lavie is the recipient of the Outstanding Parliamentary Award for her contribution and ground-breaking legislations.
Lavie served as senior lecturer at Bar-Ilan University, Chairperson of The Herzl Center and as General Director of the Public Council for Youth Exchange.
In her writings, Lavie expands the Jewish-Israeli bookcase, restores what has almost been lost, and creates a new genre that is successful in Israel and around the world. She published 5 books and her book Women’s Prayer was published in English by Random House and was awarded the National Jewish Book Award. Her recent book for Bat Mivzah girls is a great success and will be published in English next year.
Lavie’s public activity focuses on social and gender equality, religion, and state, strengthening the connection between Israel and the Diaspora, and strengthening the image of the State of Israel as Jewish and democratic. She seeks to restore to the Israeli sphere the element of connection and unity based on a common identity, culture, and history, and reduce tribalism, sectoral politics, and rifts.
Lavie is the founder of J12 & up – educational technology venture
A virtual journey that connects users to their heritage and to each other as a sisterhood through an interactive online experience based on the legacies of female Jewish role models.