For the past fifteen years, Naomi Schneiderman has been involved in helping victims of gender-based violence: since 2013, serving as Executive Director of Woman to Woman – an Israeli non-profit organization that runs the Jerusalem Shelter for Battered Women – one of the most experienced and comprehensive facilities in Israel for the treatment of families who have suffered domestic violence and a member of the Shelters’ Forum – a voluntary council of agencies that run women’s shelters in Israel. Naomi joined Woman to Woman in 2007 as its Director of Development; in 2005, Naomi was an award-winning fellow at Hebrew University’s Lafer Center for Gender Studies and in 2012, was selected for the International Ford Motor-Company Fellowship at the 92nd street Y in New York. Ms. Schneiderman was among the initiators of the “Law for the Rights of Women who Resided in Battered Women’s Shelters”, which was passed by Israel’s Knesset in 2017.
Naomi holds BA and MA degrees in English Literature from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Magna Cum Laude) and has been certified in the Program in Organizational Consultation and Development: A Psychoanalytic- Systemic Approach, under the auspices of the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations. Naomi was born and raised in Jerusalem where she resides with her husband and three children.