Our Team

Ben Piven

Co-Founder

Ben has spent over a decade as a journalist for Al Jazeera and other outlets. With extensive experience in the languages and societies of the Middle East, the Baltimore native was a Fulbright Scholar in cultural geography. He studied digital media at Columbia University School of Journalism.

Avishay Zelmanovich

Co-Founder

Avishay is a scholar of Middle Eastern cultures and Jewish history. Being fluent in Hebrew and English helped him translate the complexities of the original version of the cookbook. Born in Kibbutz Na’an but raised in New York, he has bridged the American and Israeli cultural landscapes.

Board

Hashem Said

Media

Experienced content developer and social media expert for news and public affairs websites.

Alein Haddad

Identity

Social worker, humanitarian, and mother of 2 talented children who speak more languages than anyone.

Ephraim Isaac

Academia

Erudite polyglot and scholar of the Semitic world, with roots in Ethiopia and Yemen.

Naomi Kohen

Research

Teacher and scientist with the ability to dig deep into the problems that surround us.

Erez Safar

Events

Gifted producer, DJ, gallerist, and trailblazing founder of the Sephardic Music Festival.

Benny Sedaka

History

Elder of his people, historian, prolific author, and head of the Israelite Samaritan Information Center.

Josh Stanton

Interfaith

Spiritual leader at East End Temple, committed activist, and passionate blogger.

Iris Zaki

Culture

Documentary filmmaker who explores the complexities of societal fault lines.

Yousef Khalifa

Regionalism

Education and social policy expert with extensive regional experience and scholarship.

Nour Chamoun

Design

Graphics prodigy with a feel for typographic brilliance and the passion of a revolutionary.

Food project / media inquiries:

SamaritanCookbook[at]gmail.com

Multimedia questions:

OneSemitistan[at]gmail.com

New York / NY / USA

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