Fern Baker and Yael Hazony Join Herzl Institute Leadership

We are pleased to welcome two additions to the leadership of the Herzl Institute: Yael Hazony as Vice President for Operations and Fern Baker as Vice President for Communications and Development. In addition, Herzl Institute co-founder Ofir Haivry has been appointed Vice President for Academic Affairs. Meirav Jones will take on the position of Director of Academic Programs.

During the past decade Yael Hazony was Editor-in-Chief of Shalem Press, a Jerusalem publishing house whose publications included periodicals such as Azure and Hebraic Political Studies and first-time translations into Hebrew of classics of Western philosophy including works by Hobbes, Hume, Machiavelli, Mill, Tocqueville, and Vico. She holds a B.A. in Near Eastern Studies from Princeton University and held Fellowships in Talmud study at the Drisha Institute, Matan Institute, and the Nishmat Center for Advanced Torah Learning for Women.

Fern Baker was previously Midwest Director of the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA). She holds a B.A with a dual major in Theater and Jewish Studies, as well as a post-graduate certification in Jewish Education from McGill University, and an M.A in Jewish Professional Studies from Spertus Institute.