Dr. Recanati Yitzhak S.
Date and place of birth: Israel, July 29th 1951
ACADEMIC EDUCATION EXPERIENCE
2010 Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan. Ph.D.: Religious Zionism and Screen Arts; Ma’aleh school, its students and their films as a case study. Advisors: Prof. Judy Baumel-Schwartz and Prof. David Alexander
2000 Touro College, Jerusalem. M.A. in Jewish Education: Is “Other” TV an Option in Israel? Advisor: Prof. Gabriel Ben Simhon (with distinction)
ADDITIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE:
2003-2004 Center for Development, Course for for Senior Teaching Specialists, Ministry of Education and Culture, Jerusalem. Graduate.
1997-1998 Mandel School for Educational Leadership, Jerusalem. Graduate + Teachers’ certificate
1984 Workshop for Judaism and Media. Jerusalem.
1969-1973 Har Etsyon Yeshivah, 2nd class. Hesder Yeshivah military service.
MAIN WORK EXPERIENCE
2003- Books’ and texts’ independent editor; Documentary film editor and director
2012-2014 Professional Consultant and editor: Tune of the Heart Jewish Music Series for HOT and YES Israeli cable companies and Meir TV channel
2001-2003 Eliner Publishing House, The Jewish Agency. Editor
2000-2003 School of Educational Leadership, Jerusalem. Candidate Selection Team member
2000 “Tevat Te’udah” TV series, Channel 2. Consultant
2000-2001 Ma’aleh School for Television, Cinema and Arts, Jerusalem. Administrative director
1990-1996 Ma’aleh School for Television, Cinema and Arts, Jerusalem. General director
1992-1996 Ma’aleh Production Company. Board director
1998-2000 Ma’aleh School for Film, Television and Arts, Jerusalem. Chief Executive Officer
1990 Zera’im, the Bene Akiva Publication, Israel. Co-editor with Uri Orbach
1988-1989 Yeladim. Publishing House editor and director
1989-1990 Ra’ananah, Children’s and Youth’s Literature. Director
1988-1990 Nahalah Publishing House, Jerusalem. Editor
1975-1988 Israeli Television, Public Broadcasting Services/Channel 1. Editor-producer (including a one-year intermission)
1972-1974 Be-Etsem, Religious Youth Monthly Journal. Editor
ACADEMIC INSTRUCTION EXPERIENCE:
2013- Emunah College for Visual Studies in Jewish Education. Director of Graduate Studies
2011- Emunah College for Visual Studies in Jewish Education. Education research papers’ director.
2010- Bar Ilan University. Language and Communication in Today’s Jewish World. Instructor.
2009- Hertsog and Emunah Colleges. Advising and instruction for academic education subjects’ paper writing
2011- Emunah College. Department director for academic education subjects’ paper-writing advising and instruction
2003- Emunah College. Courses in education/arts/media interface: communication and values; the art of the believer, the visual in Judaism
2001 Hertsog College. The religious public in its own eyes: communication and values, children, youth and media; education and screen arts; the Jewish and Israeli press.
2001 Emunah College and Mandel School of Educational Leadership, Private Tutoring. Academic project-writing instruction.
1996- Mandel School for Educational Leadership, IDF’s Leadership Cultivation Program. Individual writing instruction and tutoring.
1992-2001 Israeli Television. Course instruction: The Religious Experience in Cinema and TV- production
1992-2001 Ma’aleh” School for Television, Cinema and Arts, Jerusalem. Documentary writing instruction
PUBLIC SERVICE AND MEMBERSHIP:
2010- Ministry of Culture, Department of Arts’ Schools and Public Commission for Culture and Arts. Member.
2009- Renanot Non-profit Organization, the Institute for Jewish Music. Director and Head of Board of Directors
2009 Ministry of Culture’s Cultural Management’s Cinematic Arts’ Prize Committee. Member
2009 Ministry of Culture’s Committee for Cinema and Creative Writing Schools Funding Criteria. Member
2002-2010 Ministry of Education’s The Zevulun Hamer Selection Committee for Best Jewish Script. Member
2000-2004 Committee for Israeli Film. Member
1997-2000 National Jewish-Religious Education Department, Communications’ Committee. Member
1996-2000 The Public Arts and Culture Commission, Film Department. Member
1994 Ministry of Education and Culture’s Communications and Film Subjects’ Committee. Member
1985- Renanot, The Institute for Jewish Music. Board member
AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS:
1995 Religious Zionism Reines Award for the book Our Task Should be Completed, by rabbi Yeshayahu Shapira
1984 Minister of Education, Culture and Sport’s Jewish Culture Initiators Award (5764=1984)
Fields of Interest and Research
- Points of Interface connection in the fields of media, art, society and education. More specifically: television, film and the national modern-orthodox public press.
- Salonica Jewry in the 20th century.
- Visual art in Jewish sources.