Laura Talinovsky

Mechinat Rabin - Haifa

Laura is the director of Mechinat Rabin–Haifa, the mechina’s only urban branch, and is studying for a master’s degree in public policy from the Honors Graduate Program of the Federmann School of Public Policy and Government at the Hebrew University. She previously served in the IDF Intelligence Corps, earned a BA with honors in political science and sociology from the Hebrew University, and spent a year at New York University as a fellow of the Paths to Peace leadership program. During her BA studies, Laura established Generation 1.5, a group focused on issues of status and identity among Russian Israelis.
Since 2014, Laura has taught courses on economics, society, government, and gender at the Yezreel Valley Academic College, Mechinat Rabin, and elsewhere. She is a past director of the One Voice Movement and served as a parliamentary advisor to former Knesset opposition leader MK Shelly Yachimovich.