CONNECTIONS 2017

Paul Liptz

Director of Education, Anita Saltz International Education Center
Paul Liptz

Paul Liptz

Paul Liptz is the Director of Education at the Anita Saltz International Education Center of the World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJ) . He has been involved with several realms of the Reform Movement including in the NFTY Jerusalem office, as well as having taught for 25 years at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) in Jerusalem, dealing with modern Jewish history, Israeli society and the Middle East.

In addition, he lectured for several years at Hebrew University and has also been on the Tel Aviv University faculty for 37 years, teaching graduate and undergraduate students in the Department of Middle East and African History and the International School, where he deals with a wide range of topics. His main interests are History of the Yishuv, the Modern State of Israel, Arab women, nationalism in the Middle East, and ethnicity in Africa.

In the Israeli army Reserves he lectured officers and non-commissioned officers on non-military realms.

In the last decades, he has travelled the world extensively, lecturing and conducting workshops in some twenty countries. He has also been the Scholar with many American groups in Central and Eastern Europe.

Paul was born in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) and came as a volunteer to Israel one day before the Six Day War. He decided to stay in Israel, married Brenda, and they now have 4 children and 10 grandchildren .