Yudith Oppenheimer, Ir Amim’s Executive Director, is a longtime human rights activist, feminist, scholar, and educator. Before assuming leadership of Ir Amim in 2008, Yudith was a fellow at the Mandel School for Educational Leadership in Jerusalem. From 2000 to 2006, she served as Executive Director of Kol Ha-Isha - The Jerusalem Feminist Center. During extended stays in South Africa and New Zealand, Yudith engaged in various communal and gender-related projects and among positions early in her career, served at the Association of Civil Rights in Israel. Yudith holds an MA in Development and Gender Studies from the University of South Africa and a PhD from the Hermeneutics and Cultural Studies Program at Bar-Ilan University.