Our Staff

Dr. Anat Lapidot-Firilla

Executive Director

Office phone: 

+972-(0)3-517-2131 ext. 201

Cell phone: 

+972-(0)54-220-0434

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Anat joined the Fulbright Commission in October 2014. Prior to joining USIEF, she was senior research fellow and Academic Director of the Mediterranean Program at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute. She is founding editor of Journal of Levantine Studies, a semiannual Academic journal. She taught Middle Eastern studies and Turkish Studies at the Department of International Relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Between 2009-2014 she headed the Israeli network of the Anna Lindh Foundation for Intercultural Dialogue. Anat received her BA in Jewish History and Middle Eastern Studies from Tel Aviv University, and holds a PhD from the Department of Politics, the University of Durham, U.K.

Ms. Sandy Mattar

Fulbright Program Coordinator

Office phone: 

+972-(0)3-517-2131 ext. 204

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Sandy joined the Fulbright Commission in 2014 after working in the private sector. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Behavioral Sciences and Human Resources Management .Sandy is in charge of the Fulbright Outreach Fellowships, the Foreign Language Teaching Assistant program, the Hubert H. Humphrey program and the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program.

Mrs. Deborah Kaufman

Fulbright Alumni Program Coordinator

Office phone: 

+972-(0)3-517-2131 ext. 208

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Deborah's main role is working with the Fulbright Alumni Association of Israel (FAAI) to create frameworks for alumni engagement. She produces the semiannual Fulbright Israel Alumni Newsletter, manages alumni social media platforms and provides administrative support for the Friends of Fulbright Association.

Ms. Tally Barkay

US Grantees - Program Coordinator

Office phone: 

+972-(0)3-517-2131 ext. 205

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Mrs. Ahuva Azil

Fulbright Program Administrative

Office phone: 

+972-(0)3-517-2131 ext. 200

Cell phone: 

info@fulbright.org.il

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Ahuva is the Administrative officer and Assistant to the Executive Director at the Fulbright Commission in Israel. Ahuva holds a Bachelor degree of Social Work (BSW) from Tel Aviv University.

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