Amy Dover is the Program Director at Keren Hanan Aynor, which provides scholarships and guidance to Ethiopian Israeli University students. Amy is committed to the values of tikkun olam and education for social change and has practiced them both professionally and personally from a young age.
In recent years, Amy founded "Simu Lev", an organization matching North American donors with nonprofits in Israel. The vision arose following twenty years of professional experience in the field of non-formal education and volunteer work with social justice and international development organizations in Israel, Canada, Central America and West Africa.
Amy has many years experience working in the educational milieu with marginalized populations, community programming, service learning, as well as a deep and meaningful connection with the Ethiopian community in Israel.
Amy holds a BA in English Literature and Communications Studies from York University and an MEd in Critical Pedagogy and Cultural Studies, including cultural memory practices from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. Additionally, Amy studied Phototherapy at the Naggar School of Photography, Media and New Music, Musrara Jerusalem and has worked in the therapeutic arena using photography, texts and theatre for the past twelve years.
Amy has been acting in the Vagina Monologues for more than a decade, both in Israel and in the Int'l theatre scene. She danced professionally as a young girl and has participated in community theatre for many years. Amy is a doula, childbirth educator and an activist supporting families and foster care in Jerusalem.
In 2000, Amy made Aliyah from Canada. She lives in Jerusalem with her husband, their four sons and various pets.