Our Team

Ben Piven

Co-Founder

Having spent 10+ years as a journalist and editor for Al Jazeera & other outlets, Ben has a background in digital media from the Columbia University School of Journalism. With extensive experience in the languages and societies of the Middle East, the Baltimore native was a Fulbright Scholar in cultural geography.

Avishay Zelmano

Co-Founder

An online marketing guru and translator extraordinaire, Avishay has a social media vision for One Semitistan, taking advantage of all available platforms to promote the various projects. He spent formative years at Kibbutz Na’an and in Tel Aviv, honing a love for the best Yemeni cuisine and dance moves.

Board

Hashem Said

Media

Experienced content developer and social media expert for news and public affairs websites.

Alein Haddad

Identity

Social worker, humanitarian, and mother of 2 talented children who speak more languages than anyone.

Ephraim Isaac

Academia

Erudite polyglot and scholar of the Semitic world, with roots in Ethiopia and Yemen.

Naomi Kohen

Research

Teacher and scientist with the ability to dig deep into the problems that surround us.

Erez Safar

Events

Gifted producer, DJ, gallerist, and trailblazing founder of the Sephardic Music Festival.

Benny Sedaka

History

Elder of his people, historian, prolific author, and head of the Israelite Samaritan Information Center.

Josh Stanton

Interfaith

Spiritual leader at East End Temple, committed progressive activist, and passionate blogger.

Iris Zaki

Culture

Documentary filmmaker who explores the complexities of societal fault lines.

Yousef Khalifa

Regionalism

Education and social policy expert with extensive regional experience and scholarship.

Nour Chamoun

Design

Graphics prodigy with a feel for typographic brilliance and the passion of a revolutionary.

General inquiries:

OneSemitistan[at]gmail.com

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