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Welcome to my page!

Who am I


Hello, Everyone. My real name is Shani Evenstein and I'm from Israel.

I work at Tel Aviv University (TAU) at Sackler School of Medicine and also teach children from various ages English, Math, Piano and Yoga (not in that particular order.. :)).

I have a B.A. in English literature and French Culture, Faculty of Humanities, TAU, and am now working towards an M.A. in Education, focusing on Technology & Teaching.

Have been studying and teaching Yoga since 2000.

Am also deeply involved with Project Ben-Yehuda, the Hebrew equivalent of Project Gutenberg.

What I'm doing in the wiki-world

My Wiki-Med students - 1st class to graduate the Course at Tel Aviv University

After attending Wikimania Haifa, I have joined the Hebrew Wikipedia community and became a member of Wikimedia Israel.

I'm especially interested in GLAM-Wiki and Wiki in Education.

I've served as WM-IL's National GLAM Projects Coordinator, leading collaborations with the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, the National Library of Israel and the Israeli Cartoon and Caricature Museum (to name a few). Have been a WM-IL board member for about 2 years. On Jan 2014 I resigned both roles to focus on my M.A at TAU. I keep being involved with the chapter and supports GLAM-Wiki & EDU-Wiki initiatives.

On October 2013 I opened the Wiki-Med course at the Tel-Aviv University. This is a for-credit elective course, the first course of its kind, which gives Med students full academic credit for editing Wikipedia.

On October 2015, a new for-credit course focusing on contributing to Wikipedia will be opened at Tel Aviv University. This one will be available to all B.A. students on campus.

Member of the Wikipedia Education Collaborative since its conception.

On Jan 2016 initiated and supported a new GLAM-Wiki collaboration with "TED - ideas worth spreading".

Serving as GLAM-Wiki community liaison, as well as Edu-Wiki adviser, for the organizing team of Wikimania 2016 in Esino Lario.

Community & Communication


If you have any question about GLAM or EDU collaborations, please always feel welcome to drop a line in my talk page or simply send an email to shani﹫

Other Interests

  • Languages
  • Music - almost all genres and forms
  • Art - in almost all its forms, specifically Literature, Painting, Architecture, Interior Design, Cinema, Modern Dance and High Fashion.
  • Yoga on its various branches - specifically Raja Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Ayurveda, Jyotish, Vastu Shastra and Tantra.
  • Holistic medicine, Herbalism, Iridology, Feng Shui.