Dr. Asaf Kaniel
With a Ph. D in Jewish history and a law degree, Asaf—call him Asi—is an invaluable resource for Kaplan Leadership Initiative fellows. He first joined the JDC team in 2007 after establishing a gap year study program for students from the FSU. As the Director of Jewish Renewal in the FSU, Asi develops and oversees all the activity in Jewish Community Centers across the region, including teen and volunteer programs and leadership training.