At the conclusion of our first year of operation OTS Amiel BaKehila engaged a professional outside evaluator to survey our communities, delegates and partners to gauge our effectiveness and qualitative impact in the field.
We are happy to share the exciting results of that study with the public in the attached PowerPoint presentation.
Presently the Director of the Excavations, Surveys and Research Department of the Israel Antiquities Authority, Dr. Seligman served for twelve years as the Jerusalem Regional Archaeologist and six as a research archaeologist. Dr. Seligman studied at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and University College London, receiving his doctorate (summa-cum-laude) from Haifa University on the subject of the ‘Rural Hinterland of Jerusalem during the Byzantine period’. Jon has directed some thirty excavations in Jerusalem, Bet Shean, in the Carmel Mountains and recently to uncover the remains of the Great Synagogue of Vilna (Lithuania) and has published widely, including three books (on the Temple Mount, the Holy Sepulchre and the Roman farm at Nahal Haggit), and numerous chapters and articles in refereed books, journals and other publications. He also participated in the planning team for the Master Plan for the city and Old City of Jerusalem.
Currently managing director of Siftech (the startup program at Hebrew University), Ilan previously served as Chief Innovation Officer for the Israel Defense Force’s Spokesperson Unit. Prior to that, he was the Interim Commander of the Israeli Air Force Innovation Department and founder of its Accelerator program. He founded three companies (one of which he sold), worked in venture capital at Greylock Partners IL and Elevator Fund, and graduated from the Sy Syms School of Business at Yeshiva University (where he also started semichah but moved to Israel before finishing).