Dr. Chava Shane

Director, Mandel IDF Educational Leadership Programs and Special Projects

Dr. Chava Shane, an expert in teaching and learning, directs the Mandel educational leadership programs for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and special projects. Previously, she served as co-director of the Mandel Scholars in Education Program and faculty member for various Mandel programs. She has over twenty years’ experience in teaching and in developing curricula in both formal and informal education frameworks, including the Branco Weiss Institute and the Masorti High School in Jerusalem. She studied history and philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where she wrote her doctoral dissertation on teaching history in affiliation with a research group from Stanford University. Chava teaches about links between pedagogy, identity, and culture, and about educational leadership. She was voted Outstanding Lecturer at the Hebrew University for her work in training humanities teachers.​