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Senior staff

Alan Goldman

Educational Director

Alan Goldman is Educational Director of Core18 at Jerusalem U. He oversees the Jerusalem U Core18 Fellowship, an elite training program for Israel activists. Alan also teaches approximately 400 students as part of the Jerusalem U Gap Year Program, an Israel education and leadership development program for post-high school students studying at some 15 gap-year institutions in Israel. Prior to joining Jerusalem U, Alan worked in formal and informal Jewish education in Israel programs for 25 years, serving on the senior faculty for a number of organisations, including Young Judaea Year Course, Ramah Israel Programs, JRoots, and Heritage Seminars. Alan moved to Israel from Philadelphia, PA in 1989 after completing a BA from Clark University in Sociology and Jewish Studies. He later went on complete a Master’s Degree in Jewish History and to receive Rabbinic Ordination in Jerusalem.

Beth Austin Mischel

Managing Director

Beth combines a long history of work on Wall Street with an abiding commitment to Jewish social activism.  She managed portfolios, major projects, and teams for financial service corporations such as Goldman Sachs and AllianceBernstein.  She served on the Board of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale and was a regular Torah reader for, and organizer of the synagogue’s women’s tefillah group.  Beth was a coordinator of an Art and Music Appreciation curriculum for children in Jewish day schools in the United States and an English Studies curriculum for junior high school students in Israel.  She also helps her husband, Ken, with his start-up venture developing a comprehensive, automated pension-advice solution for the global market.  Beth received her BS in Applied Economics and Business Management from Cornell University, attended Albany Medical College, and completed her CFA certification.  She made Aliyah in 2005 and lives in Chashmonaim with her husband and children.  

Gabriela Mischel

Program Coordinator

​Gabriela Mischel is the program coordinator at Core18. She oversees alumni relations as well as develops event workshops for students who are standing up for Israel on their college campus. Gabriela is also a project manager at JerusalemU, where she coordinates the logistics for the film department. Prior to joining JerusalemU, Gabriela managed customer and client relations at AngloProtekzia, a business that helps immigrants in Israel connect with service providers. ​

Zeev Ben-Shachar

Senior Israel Educator

Zeev Ben-Shachar is the Director of Israel Education at Jerusalem U. He oversees curriculum development and directs the Jerusalem U Gap Year Program, a leadership development program for post-high school students studying at some 15 gap-year institutions in Israel. Previously, Zeev worked for the Israel branch of The David Project as an Educator and Project Manager. Until 2006, Zeev worked as an organizational consultant and as a teaching fellow at Harvard University’s Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations Department, where he received Harvard’s certificate of distinction for excellence in teaching. Zeev has a Master’s Degree in Middle Eastern Studies from Tel Aviv University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Harvard University.

Raphael Shore

Founder, CEO Jerusalem U

Raphael Shore is the founder and CEO of Jerusalem U. Shore produced the 2010 documentary Crossing the Line: The Intifada Comes to Campus, which explores the proliferation of anti-Israel and anti-Semitic sentiments on North American college campuses, and just produced Jerusalem U’s newest PBS film, Israel Inside: How a Small Nation Makes a Big Difference, about contemporary Israel and its global contributions. Shore also founded and is the CEO of the Clarion Project, producing its groundbreaking documentary films, including the critically acclaimed Obsession: Radical Islam's War against the West (seen by 30 million Americans and won Best Feature Film at the 2005 Liberty Film Festival), The Third Jihad: Radical Islam's Vision for America, and Iranium, released in February, 2011. CNN, Fox News, the New York Times, and other leading media organizations have interviewed him and featured his films. Shore previously served as COO of the Jewish outreach organization Aish HaTorah. A graduate of the University of Toronto, Shore and his family now live in Jerusalem.