Meet The Alumni

Tasneem Hujeirat

Tasneem Hujeirat was a participant of BBFP between the years 2010-2012 and a participant in the Alumni Fellowship Program in 2015. In 2017, she joined our facilitation team and serves as a co-facilitator in our North-based programs. Tasneem has been involved in different Building Bridges program development initiatives focusing on women’s role in Arab and Bedouin societies. She currently lives in Haifa towards finishing her degree in Architecture and Urban Planning at the Technion - Israel Institute for Technology, focusing on social change via urban design and alternative spaces.

Gali Rabin

Gali Rabin was a participant of BBFP in 2005, a Leader in Training in 2006, and today serves as a member of Building Bridges Jerusalem. Gali currently lives in Jerusalem to pursue a degree in Middle Eastern Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She works in the Jewish Agency and in Gesher, an NGO that is bridging the gaps between different segments of Israeli society. Since participating in Building Bridges programs, Gali has been taking part of educational work with various organisations, in Israel and abroad.

Georgina Abboud

Georgina Abboud was a participant of BBFP in 2010, a Leader in Training in 2011, a staff member in 2013, and a participant of the Alumni Fellowship Program in 2015. She is originally from Jerusalem, has a BA in Interior Architecture and design for University of Nicosia in Cyprus and an MS in Interior Architecture from Florida State University. She is now living in Texas, where she gets to practice her passion for design in an architecture firm. She worked on diverse building environments in different countries, aiming at introducing innovative solutions to environmental issues.

Zinat Kabbani

Zinat Kabbani was a participant of BBfP in 2010, a participant of the Leaders in Training program (LIT)the following year. Zinat is also a member of the facilitation team in our North-based programs. She’s also an action partner at OXFAM - participated in programs focusing on Conflict Resolution in Oxfam Kaleidoscope that was held in India 2010, and also on Gender Equality as part of the World Social Forum that was held in Tunis 2013. Zinat is now a medical student in the Technion - Haifa, and a member of Humanity Crew that works on providing psychological and social support for refugees in the refugee camps in Greece.

Noa Leibovich

Noa Leibovich was a participant of BBFP in 2007, and a Leader in Training in 2009. She is originally from Udim but currently lives in Tel Aviv, having just finished her studies with a degree in Computer Science and Geography from the Tel Aviv University. Noa also works in a startup company, and volunteers in the Schulich’s Leaders organization.

Yafa was a participant of BBFP in 2006, a program coordinator in 2013-2015, and a staff member of the Alumni Fellowship Program in 2015. Today she serves as a member of Building Bridges Jerusalem. She majors in Information Technology and Business Administration, and currently works as a senior marketing specialist in a leading telecom company. Yafa is also an active member within multiple local youth groups and a strong believer in justice and women empowerment in Palestine and in the world.

Nour Abu Shahab

Nour Abu Shahab was a participant of BBFP in 2007, and in the Alumni Fellowship Program in 2015. She graduated from the Jordan University of Science and Technology, majoring in Audiology and Speech Pathology, and currently works in the Child Development Unit as well as in different schools in her own home town, Rahat, as well as other Bedouin communities in the South. Nour volunteers in different youth organizations and conducts workshops in the Rahat youth center, focusing on communication, leadership, and local initiatives aimed at social change. She is currently pursuing an MA degree in Early Childhood in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Deema Azar

Deema Azar was a participant in the BBFP program in 2013-2015. During her participation year, she created and implemented a project with a fellow participant focusing on immigrants’ rights and asylum seekers in Haifa. Deema is currently living in jerusalem to pursue a degree in music in the Academy of Music and Dance in Jerusalem. She is currently working on developing and conducting a new project with Building Bridges, focusing on women's rights in her own society.

Ahmad was a participant of BBFP in 2010, and a participant in the Alumni Fellowship Program in 2015. He graduated from Al-Quds university, majoring in English Literature and Language. Over the years, Ahmad has been involved in several youth programs and volunteered in various organizations and youth centers. He currently works as an English teacher in local schools in his home town.

Rabab Kabha

Rabab KabhaRabab Kabha was a participant of BBFP in 2000 and a participant in the Alumni Fellowship Program in 2015. She is graduate of the School of Education at Tel Aviv University, and is engaged in different leadership programs including facilitating opportunities at the Open University, the Mandel Leadership Institution, and Kettering Foundation’s multinational workshops known as Deliberative Democracy Institute. She also worked as a coordinator in teen institutions such as JITLI and Peacemakers, and does volunteer work in her village in Barta’a.