MA, Sociology and Anthropology, Tel Aviv University; BA, University of Massachusetts
Michal Rubin /
Director of Strategic Partnerships
At the Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel, Michal is responsible for cultivating and strengthening strategic partnerships with major philanthropies, foundations, generous individuals and institutions; maintaining donor and board relations; disseminating Taub Center materials to key English speaking audiences throughout the global Jewish world and implementing other targeted development activities.
Michal’s ability to carry out this complex role is a direct result of her strong professional and academic experience, accrued in both Israel and the USA.
Michal earned a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (Magna Cum Laude), and was awarded an M.A. in Sociology and Anthropology from Tel Aviv University. During her graduate studies, Michal participated in a special track focusing on social change organizations, developed by the university in collaboration with Shatil, an initiative of the New Israel Fund.
Michal formally began her career with a year of Jewish Communal Service in Kazan, Russia. Following a yearlong stint at the Jewish Agency for Israel Education Department office in New York, she made aliyah. In January 2006, Michal joined the Peres Center for Peace, serving as International Relations Coordinator before being promoted to Donor Relations Manager and ultimately, Acting Director of Development and External Relations. In late 2010, Michal joined the Minuf Group, where she served as VP Development and was responsible for strategic development activities for a range of outstanding social change organizations.
In addition to her professional commitments, Michal serves on the Peaceplayers Middle East Audit Committee and volunteers her time with a range of local non-profits and social initiatives. She lives in Jaffo with her husband, Alon and their beautiful children Geffen Maya and Stav Ori.