Yafit Shriki-Megidish (she/her) was born in Israel and moved to Berkeley with her husband and four amazing kids 8 years ago. Yafit is a veteran educator with an MA in Educational Management Systems from Hebrew University and over 26 years of experience in the field. She began her career working with children from low-income families and at-risk youth. In 2001, she joined the “Branco Weiss Institute for Development of Thinking” (BWI) where she has worked to train teachers, develop programs for leadership and creative thinking, and implement pedagogy with children from the 2nd to 8th grade. Before moving to the US, Yafit spent 10 years working at BWI schools, as both an educator and school principal. Since 2017, Yafit has served as a group facilitator and mentor at the IAC (Israeli American Council). Since 2016, Yafit has served as the Director of Eduction and later on as the executive Director at Studio 70 and Edah in Berkeley, CA. as of July 2023, Yafit has been the Senior Director of Jewish Learning at JCC East Bay. In her free time, she loves to hike, read books, and swim.
Yafit Shriki Megidish
Mother of 4, Baking Lover, Big Chesed Fan