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Board of Directors

Joyce Schriebman, Chair, is an adult educator, nonprofit professional, and interfaith advocate with a background in the academic, business, civic, and nonprofit sectors. She served as Vice President of Industry Relations and Marketing for the Community College Foundation in Sacramento, CA, where she piloted a local educational program into a national initiative operating in 32 states. Joyce received a master’s degree in Nonprofit Administration from the University of San Francisco with her research on Islamic-Judaic Philanthropic Commonality as a Means to Dialogue. With Yehezkel Landau, Joyce co-authored the guide, “How to talk to just about anyone about Israel-Palestine.” She conducts a weekly public dialogue with a Muslim and a Jew called Table Talks; leads a local Jewish And Muslim [JAM] women’s group in Danbury, CT, and, when not engaged in interfaith activities, is the executive director of a Jewish Federation in New York State. 

 

Yehezkel Landau, Treasurer, a dual Israeli-American citizen, is an interfaith educator and consultant active in Jewish-Christian-Muslim relations and Israeli-Palestinian peacebuilding for more than 35 years. While in Israel he was executive director of the Oz veShalom-Netivot Shalom religious zionist peace movement and then co-founder and co-director of the Open House peace center in Ramle. He is the author of numerous articles and essays, as well as the research report Healing the Holy Land: Interreligious Peacebuilding in Israel/Palestine, published by the U.S. Institute of Peace. From 2002 to 2016 he was a professor at Hartford Seminary and holder of the Abrahamic Partnerships Chair. With Joyce Schriebman, Yehezkel co-authored the resource guide, “How to talk to just about anyone about Israel-Palestine.” Yehezkel is the founder of Landau Interfaith, an interfaith leadership training consultancy.

 

Abigail Levine, Secretary, is a high school English teacher and teen leadership instructor at Tamalpais High School in Mill Valley, California. Abbey is a national trainer with The Boomerang Project, a professional and student leadership development initiative, and was a founding member of the board of directors of Beyond Differences, an national organization dedicated to addressing the issue of social isolation in school. Abbey studied internationally and has a degree in Experiential Education and Cultural Studies from Friends World College, New York. She lives in Marin County, California, with her husband and daughter.

 

Khalil Abdullah is the Tucker Center Muslim Advisor at Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire. Currently pursuing a master’s degree in Religious Studies with a concentration on Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations at Hartford Seminary, Khalil’s other focuses include comparative religious studies and history of Islam in America, with a particular interest in African-American Muslims’ contributions to American public life. Khalil has taught in public and private schools, held various retail management and training positions, and is actively involved in interfaith dialogue and social justice issues in New Hampshire where he lives with his wife.

 

Shazia Chaudhry is an interfaith facilitator, co-founder of the Jewish-Muslim Women’s Dialogue Group in New Haven, CT, and the Director of Community and Family Relations at the Alzheimer’s Resource Center where she assists families living with dementia. Shazia offers multiculturalism and anti-Islamophobia training to a broad range of groups including educators, administrators, students, and law enforcement. Striving always to promote understanding across a wide range of human differences, Shazia has a Master’s Degree in Social Work with an Administration Concentration and brings a rich range of skills and abilities to effectuate change in all her work.

 

Audrey Galex is a producer/program content manager for the AIB Network, an Atlanta-based cable channel and online platform. Her work encompasses documentaries and current events/interfaith-focused interview programs. Audrey was co-producer of “Facing Child Sex Trafficking: Atlanta’s Dirty Little Secret” and is an active participant in InterPlay, an improvisational system that uses movement and storytelling to bring people together in the community. She is a storyteller and has performed at festivals and conferences individually, as co-creator of “Tapestry: An Arab-Jewish Storytelling Dialogue Project” and as a partner in a Sarah and Hagar project. Audrey is president of the board of Faith Alliance of Metro Atlanta and on the board of Friends of the Arava Institute.