Andrea Arbel is the director of the partnership unit at the Jewish Agency for Israel, where she is responsible for "Partnership2Gether," the Global School Twining Network, allocations to the religious streams and the loan fund division. Before entering the world of Partnership, she served as advisor to the director general of The Jewish Agency’s aliyah and absorption department.
After making aliyah 28 years ago from the United States, she worked at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, a think-tank where she published numerous books and articles. Highlighted in Andrea's bibliography are: "Riding the Wave: The Jewish Agency's Role in the Mass Aliyah of Soviet and Ethiopian Jewry to Israel" and "The Blue Box Revisited: Keren Kayemeth Le'Israel-The Jewish National Fund". Andrea lives with her husband and three children in Kfar Uriyah, Israel.