Program Coordinator, Israel
Jill Baker Shames was born and raised in the New York area and attended Boston University where she earned a BS in Communications and a Masters in Social Work (MSW) with a specialty in Health Care.
She has been a student and teacher of Shorin-ryu Karate and Kobudo since 1987 and of Empowerment Self-Defense since 1990.
Jill and her husband, Jeff, and their four children made Aliyah in 1996 from Pittsburgh, PA to Rehovot, Israel.
As the Israel Coordinator of Kids Kicking Cancer-Israel/Heroes Circle and as part of the Personal Safety collective SafeMoves ,(תנועה בטוחה) Jill brings her unique combination of trauma-informed Shorin-ryu Karate, Empowerment Self-Defense, and Therapeutic Martial Arts to children, teens and adults all over Israel.