Don Futterman

Don Futterman is the Program Director, Israel for the Moriah Fund, a private American foundation which has worked in Israel for more than 20 years for the empowerment of disadvantaged communities, to promote civil and human rights, and to strengthen Israeli civil society. Don is also the founding director of the Israel Center for Educational Innovation (ICEI), which operates a whole school reform program to turn around under-achieving Israeli elementary schools with high concentrations of pupils from the Ethiopian immigrant community. ICEI Initiatives currently operate in 17 schools in seven cities. Don’s writing has appeared in numerous publications and he can also be heard bi-weekly on the Promised Podcast, a review of Israeli politics and culture for anyone who wants to understand Israel beyond the headlines, along with Dr. Noah Efron, Dr. Eilon Schwartz, and Dr. Emily Silverman

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