Matityahu will replace Gal Ben Dor, who held this position over the last two and a half years. The management of the Taub Center appreciates her contribution to developing the marketing and communications department at the Center and wishes her every success as she begins her studies toward a Master’s degree in the United States.
Itay Matityahu, who holds an accounting degree, served for three years as the deputy chair and executive director of the Students’ Union for the academic division of the Management College in Rishon LeZion. Thereafter he founded “Mitorrerim” (literally “waking up”), a social movement with the goal of training youth for community work through activity in education and leadership and their integration as active participants in the local scene. In the past year, Matityhau also founded “Haderech Hakala L’hitnadvut” (“The Easy Way to Volunteer,”) an umbrella organization connecting about 60 non-profits and potential volunteers looking to contribute to the community..
In his role at the Taub Center, Matityahu will be responsible for a variety of areas: ongoing communication with Israeli and foreign media; government relations; organizing seminars and conferences; developing and maintaining partnerships with various organizations; and, distributing Taub Center materials and research (in the fields of economics, health, education, labor, and welfare) through the internet and social media.
The Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel is an independent, non-partisan institution for socioeconomic research based in Jerusalem. The Center provides decision makers, as well as the public in general, with a big picture perspective on economic and social areas. The Center’s interdisciplinary Policy Programs – comprising leading academic and policy making experts – as well as the Center’s professional staff conduct research and provide policy recommendations in the key socioeconomic issues confronting the State.