Keren Or welcomes Shira Reifman as Director, who will replace Tamara Silberberg when she retires at the end of the year, after 12 devoted years of service.
Shira was most recently employed at Kishorit, a kibbutz in the Galilee for adults with special needs, where she has been the Director of Development since 2012.
Prior to making aliyah in 2007, she worked for the Orthodox Union for ten years in both their youth and special needs divisions. She served as the Coordinator of National Projects for the OU’s National Jewish Council for Disabilities and the Coordinator for Junior Yachad, a youth group that brings adolescents with special needs together with their same-age peers, for weekend retreats, summer camps, and a range of social and educational programs.
Shira holds a Bachelor’s Degree, a Masters in Social Work (MSW), and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA), all from Columbia University in New York City and was selected by the Wexner Foundation as a Wexner Graduate Fellow. Shira is married to Rabbi Daniel Reifman, a teacher at the Pardes Institute and the Bar Ilan kollel, and they are the proud parents of five daughters.