Alan Hoffmann Director-General

Alan Hoffmann

Alan Hoffmann assumed the position of CEO and Director General of The Jewish Agency in March 2010.

Since his Aliyah from South Africa in 1967 and subsequent service in the IDF, Alan’s professional life has been dedicated to promoting Jewish communal life and Jewish education. He began his Jewish professional career as the Director of the Young Judea Year Course. After three years of doctoral study at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, he spent 13 years at the Melton Centre for Jewish Education at Hebrew University, including six years as its Director. Subsequently, Alan served as the Executive Director of the Council for Initiatives in Jewish Education (CIJE) in New York. In 1997 was named the head of the Mandel Center for Jewish Continuity at Hebrew University.

In February of 2000 he became the Director General of The Jewish Agency’s Education Department. Under his leadership, the department developed such groundbreaking initiatives as Masa Israel Journey and the Makom Israel Education Lab.

As CEO and Director General of The Jewish Agency for Israel, Alan has led the strategic refocusing of The Agency’s work. The Jewish Agency works to secure the Jewish future by building meaningful connections between Israelis and Jews all over the world, bringing Jews to Israel and Israel to Jewish communities, helping vulnerable Israelis, and enabling Jews to make Aliyah.