Ruth Calderon

Dr. Calderon is the Head of Culture and Educational Programmes at The National Library of Israel. She is the also the founder of Alma College in Tel Aviv, an institution dedicated to the study and advancement of Hebrew culture. She founded and directed Elul, the egalitarian Beit Midrash for secular and religious women and men. A graduate of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership, Dr. Calderon received the AVI CHAI Prize for outstanding achievement in public action. She holds a PhD in Talmudic Studies from The Hebrew University.