Maggie Bar-Tura joined the Foundation for Jewish Camp in 2006 as Chief Operating Officer in 2006.
Previously, she was Executive Director of the Office of Management and Budget at UJA-Federation of New York.
lived in Israel for more than three decades, most of that time as a member of Kibbutz Hulda
She has served as the Executive Director of the Carmel Institute for Social Studies and Policy, in Zichron Yaakov, overseeing applied research to inform policy making in the fields of youth development, civic service, community building, and equality between Arab and Jewish citizens of Israel.
Prior to that she
founded and directed the Department of Resource Development and Special Projects of the United Kibbutz Movement.
The Department worked with grassroots activists to develop and implement programs for immigrant absorption, women's leadership, advancement of Jewish pluralism, and cooperative volunteer action between secular and religiously observant Jewish Israeli youth.
During that time she also served as an organizational consultant and strategic planner for numerous Israeli not-for-profit organizations.
served for three years as an educational emissary to the Union for Reform Judaism
in New York, taught at Hebrew Union College
, and spent three summers as an educator at Kutz Camp
Upon her return to Israel she was appointed Executive Director of the Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism in Jerusalem.
She has served as scholar in residence to Jewish communities in Australia and South Africa, as well as on college campuses in the United States.
In addition to the above activities, Maggie
has translated numerous works from Hebrew into English, including Amos Oz's works: "In the Land of Israel," "The Slopes of Lebanon," and "The Story Begins."
is a graduate of Habonim Dror summer camps.