Marcelo Dimentstein is a Social Anthropologist and since 2009 directs the JDC International Centre for Community Development (JDC-ICCD). In his position as Director of the JDC-ICCD, he has been coordinating research on different phenomena of Jewish contemporary life in Europe and is himself dedicated to analyzing the transnational history of the reconstruction of the Jewish communities after the fall of communism. Marcelo also teaches at different JDC Europe’s Leatid leadership training seminars. He has also taken an active role in organizing and running inter-faith dialogue events in Europe. He lives in Barcelona with his wife and daughter.