Lievnath Faber is a Jewish scholar and programmer with a Friesian father and an Israeli mother of Tunisian and Egyptian descent. She is also a birth and death doula and advocates for bringing these lifecycle events back into communities. She holds a master’s degree in Film Studies from the University of Amsterdam and is a facilitator for the Paradigm Project at the Paideia European Institute for Jewish Studies in Stockholm. She works on the intersections of Jewish culture and heritage, lifecycle and community, and cinema. Currently, Lievnath works on co-creating a Jewish hub, Oy Vey, in the city center of Amsterdam, right in the middle of the former Jewish quarter. This open, inclusive, and unapologetically Jewish hub aims to provide a safe and creative space for Jews and non-Jews to express, enjoy, celebrate, co-create, remember, and relate to cultural tradition and heritage. She believes this to be essential for honest, civic, creative, and nurturing discourse as well as for the well-being of the community and for actively fighting Antisemitism. She strives to create a local space that is inclusive of all who wish to engage with, learn about, and experience the rich and diverse global Jewish culture.
“In listening carefully to my fellow fellows and learning to see the world through their eyes, I hope to grow both as a human being as well as professionally. Through this, I want us to weave the fabric of a collaborative community.”
Updated February 2021
More from Lievnath Faber
The First Racism Quiz: Reflection by Landecker Fellow Lievnath Faber
Alfred Landecker Democracy Fellow Lievnath Faber recently wrote a Facebook post in which she reflects on the first Racism Quiz and Knowledge Test that aired on public television a few days after the Dutch elections.
Landecker Fellow Lievnath Faber's Reflections on Purim
Alfred Landecker Democracy Fellow Lievnath Faber recently wrote two Facebook post in which she reflected on the Jewish Holiday of Purim.
Oy Vey Acts
Alfred Landecker Democracy Fellow Lievnath Faber works on co-creating a Jewish hub, Oy Vey, in the city center of Amsterdam, right in the middle of the former Jewish quarter. Lievnath’s idea is to create a lasting connection between the Jewish activists and the broader activist community in The Netherlands, specifically in Amsterdam. This will create a civic revolution against populist, nationalist, and racist forces in our society who benefit from the current antagonism between these communities.
A Response to the Dutch Government's Refusal to Apologize for the Slave Trade
Alfred Landecker Democracy Fellow Lievnath Faber recently wrote a response to the Dutch government's refusal to apologize for the slave trade and the Prime Minister's recent remarks about his hesitancy to apologize for the persecution of Jews during the Holocaust.
Oy Vey Acts: Remarks on the storming of the Capitol
Landecker Fellow Lievnath Faber has been updating the Oy Vey Acts facebook page to keep people updated about neo-Nazi and fascist movements that are present today.