Birthright Israel Fellows

The Birthright Israel Fellows program develops an elite cadre of North American experiential Jewish educators to enhance Birthright Israel experiences and the broader field of Israel education and Jewish education. Through this personal and professional development program, these educators have the tools to help young Jewish adults develop deep and meaningful connections with Israel and Israelis. It is for people who are passionate about Israel and are committed to professionalizing the role of leading trips to Israel. For more information on eligibilty and the program, visit www.birthrightisraelfellows.com.

Birthright Israel Fellows is a project of Birthright Israel in partnership with The iCenter, and is made possible through a grant from the Maimonides Fund.

Birthright Israel Fellows includes:

  • a fully-subsidized four-day skill-building seminar;
  • workshops in experiential Israel education;
  • increased knowledge about Judaism and Israel; and
  • a peer network of elite leaders and educators.

Birthright Israel Fellows by 2020:

Student Cohorts

Sam Aaron
Joey Abrin
Lisa Akrish
Inna Amchislavska
Sarah Austin
Gabrielle Avery-Peck
Niran Avni
Jenette Axelrod
Craig Barrows
Rachel Barton
Ethan Behling
Lauren Belferder
Ezra Benus
Ariel Biel
Rebecca Bigman
Michal Birnbaum
Jason Bronowitz
Hen Caspi
Adam Chester
Jenna Citron
Jillian Cogan
Sarah Cort
Sammi Cutler
Bonnie Dawson
Erin Doppelt
Sarah Eckstat
David Eckstein
Emily Eisen
Coby Englehart
Jay Estes
Izzy Ezagui
Carly Ezell
Shawn Feldman
Michael Fishbein
Nelson France
Melissa Aviva Frank
Julia Franks
Dalia Gefen
Shoshana Gibbor
Hannah Giterman
Ali Gordon
Ben Greenfield
Bekah Hakimian
Justin Held
Melissa Holcomb
Sammy Kanter
Danielle Kaye
Rachel Kesner
Yohanna Kinberg
Dennis Kirschbaum
Stacie Klein
Ari Koretzky
Sarah Langert
Annie Lascoe
Shira Lavintman
Erin Leibowitz
Brittany Lenhart
Arielle Levy
Danielle Longo
Jacob Magid
Rozet Mavashev
Brian Mitchell
Nomi Mitchell
Miriam Mosbacher
Rebecca Nadel
Danielle Natelson
Felicia Palmer
Melanie Phillips
Ari Polsky
Alex Pomerantz
Alexis Quittner
Matt Rissien
Nehama Rogozen
Aliza Rothstein
Avital Rutenberg Schoenberg
Abe Schacter-Gampel
Diana Schapiro
Philip Schlossberg
Jason Schwartz
Jennifer Schwarz
Scott Segal
Raphael Sisa
Sivya Smason
Eliezer Sneiderman
Karen Springer
Jessica Stein
Tamar Sternfeld
Rachel Waters
Rachel Waxman
Amanda Weiss
Elana White
Joshua Yudkin
Ronit Zemel
David Zimmerman
David Balcher
Raechel Banks
Noam Bentov
Shira Berenson
Jacob Bernstein
Emily Cable
Jamie Cahn
Jesse Charyn
Gary Cherkassky
Mollie Cherson
Hadar Cohen
Shosh Cohen Silberstein
Lesley Cole
William Cubbison
Amanda Czik
Yael Dadoun
Jessica Dangott
Lindsey Danziger (Rothschild)
Jeff Dawson
Leetal Elmaleh
Sandra Elyassian
Jonathan Falk
Michael Feder
David Furman
Ross Glinkenhouse
Bekkah Gold
Candice Goldstein
Tova Goodman
Victoria Greenstone
Rebecca Habalow
Jennifer Handel
Nitzan Harel
Joshua Hartman
Devora (DJ) Jaye
Morgan Kaczor
Naomi Karp
Robert Kaufman
Jeremy Kazzaz
David Korenthal
Rachel Kosberg
Matthew Kramer-Morning
Jaimie Krass
Ron Krudo
Emily Kruskol
Briana Lavintman
Jessie Lavintman
Joseph Levin-Manning
Tomer Madar
David Markowitz
Debra Massey
Nasya Miller
Sara Miller
Gabe Miner
Yelizaveta Minkina
Carly O'Keefe
Jessica Ost
Ari Paskoff
Nicole Patolai
Zach Pellish
Elana Polster
Mara Price
Kayla Reisman
Margalit Rosenthal
Abby Ross
Becka Ross
Dana Sabghir
Rebecca Schwab
Yehoshua Schwartz
Kimberly Schwartzman
Erin Searle
Neil Segel
Pamela Shapiro
Ben Shefter
Buben Shimonov
Jessica Siskind
Pamela Slifer
Michaela Slutsky
Julia Sobel
Biranna Spatz
Benjy Spiro
Leah Steinberg
Jamie Steinman
Trisha Swed
Andrew Trief
Esther Tsvaygenbaum
Casey Tuma
Joshua Ull
Nathan Vaughan
Jake Velleman
Gabi Weinberg
Etan Weinstein
Nava Wohlberg
Liel Zahavi-Asa
Jordana Balsam
Amy Benarroch
Audrey Bloomberg
Michelle Blumenthal
Martin Brophy
Claire Brunhild
Wendy Bryer
Rachael Cain
Yehoshua Chincholker
Arielle Ditkowich
Dayna Driscoll
Ben Einsidler
Jonathan Eisen
Nicole Erdfrocht
Keren Fefer
Lauren Feibelman
Mollie Fingerman
Nicole Fleishman
Rebecca Forer
Rachel Frank
Ella Friling
Zoe Fruchter
Tom Garden
Hayley Gardiner
Alona Geysman
Benjamin Ginsburg
Daniel Glovsky
Rebecca Gold
Cydney Goldberg
Zoe Goldberg
Alter Goldstein
Aniko Gomory
Anna Gorbikoff
Assaf Grumberg
Brian Harmatz
Jason Harris
Tiffany Harris
Gabrielle Gettena
Jessica Iankowitz
Ryan Kaplan
Hillary Kern
Samantha Lavine
Emma Levich
Tess Levine
Brooke Lichter
Jennifer Lieberman
Brett Lubarsky
Yoav Magid
Stephanie Mandelblum
Aaron Margolin
Arya Marvazy
Max Mogil
Adiel Munk
Sara Naor
Sophie Needelman
Dov Oliver
Bonnie Oppenheimer
Jocelyn Orloff
Briyah Paley
Kevin Peters
Robert Pines
Tatyana Plotkina
Maxim Rickelman
Avery Robinson
Eliana Rudee
Max Samarov
Chaya Sapper
Cluadia Scheinman
Joseph Shaffer
Maor Shapira
Elizabeth Singer
Kyla Sokoll-Ward
Ian Solow-Niederman
Ellie Spitz
Sarah Teplitzky
Shira Tober
Morgan Waisner
Arielle Waite
Ari Weiss
Judith Wertheim
Johanna Wilder
Moishe Wilschanski
Dov Winston
Gila Yarmush
Marcie Yoselevsky
Kate Zimmermann
Rebecca Abrams
Gabriel Ashurov
Alon Avitan
Marni Balint
Rachel Barnehama
Lucy Batterman
Eliyahu Benhiyoun
Daphna Bittan
Scott Black
Tamara Caplan
Janese Cassel
Joel Cohen
Graham Conte
Marina Damskaya
Yonason Denebeim
Jason Dietz
Roxanna Donay
Samantha Dubrinsky
Greg Edelman
Carly Einfeld
Shlomo Elkan
Rebecca Feldman
Michele Freed
Danielle Freedman
Elia Ganon
Emma Geyer
Joshua Gibbs
Salomon Gicherman
Efrat Gilman
Katie Goldig
David Grant
Nora Greenstein
Stephanie Grossman
Jeremy Gusset
Hal Halper
Andrea Handel
Kerri Handel
Yaniv Havusha
Gabrielle Hergt
Amanda Herring
Ilana Herring
Rachel Horowitz
Roni Hyam
Jessica Jacobs
Jessica Jobanek
Doreen Kane
Eric Kessler
Ortal Kindell
Sloane Krauss
Meira Kreuter
Allison Kushner
Yosef Lazaroff
Sara Legasey
Jeremy Levin
Gabriela Lupatkin
Elliot Malin
Aviva Marchione
Mimi Marcus
Lindsay Migdal
Joe Naroditsky
Paul Nebb
Dimitry Neyshtadt
Chana Novack
Amanda Phillips
Elyse Pincus
Karen Podorefsky
Rebecca Price
Julia Rabkin
Ella Rapoport
Mendy Rapoport
Naomi Rich
Yitz Richmond
Lauren Schmidt
Robyn Schneider
Terissa Schor
Ron Schrag
Debra Schwartzreich
Doron Shapir
Molly Shapiro
Julia Siegel
Shana Silver
Jessica Solodkin
Deborah Steinberg
Daniel Storrow
Andie Temkin
Ariel Thebert-Wright
Ally Turkheimer
Zissy Turner
Ricki Vigon
Rebecca White
Shmulik Yeshayahu
Noah Zaves
Ethan Ader
Ariel Afar
Chaya Bar-Chaim
Jonathan Behar
Mara Berde
Emily Besthoff
Sarah Blank
Corey Bloom
Adam Blue
Landon Braverman
Leah Breevoort
Misha Clebaner
Jordy Cohen
Melissa Cole
Dave Dossick
Jaclyn Dratch
Erica Evans
Ava Fagin
Daniel Farkas
Warner Ferrartier
Chase Foster
Anna Frankel
Josh Friedman
Megan Garrett
Yitzy Glicksman
Jared Glosser
Nechamie Goldberg
Zaji Gordon
Jennifer Green
Spencer Greenfeder
Anabelle Harari
Ariana Hershon
Shai Kartus
Eli Kashman
Lizz Katsnelson
Alexa Katz
Maggy Kay
David Kazdan
Sara Knobel
Maura Koenig
Ned Konin
Matt Lavi
Wyatt Leach
Aaron Leven
Lesley Levin
Becca Levine
Tara Levy
Lauren Maddahi
Andrew Max
Danielle McKinstry
Talia Mizikovsky
Sholom Nemanow
Shevy Oliver
Zev Opos
Danielle Orville
Oren Peleg
Zoe Plotsky
Michael Plutchok
Jessi Pollock
Sandy Rabinovich
Zina Rakhamilova
Evan Rakoover
Elyssa Rosenbaum
Chananya Rosenblum
Zach Sadowski
Shirley Sakovich
Adam Schrag
Yoel Sebbag
Jordan Shaner
Shirley Sharon
Ryan Siegel
Alex Sikora
Shoshanah Singer
Hayley Sklar
Julia Smirnova
Eshley Spitzer
Jessica Spivack
Marissa Steinhofer
Jessica Taylor
Elina Tilipman
Ari Tretin
Dena Weinstein
Joe Winner
Jonathan Yousefzadeh
Neev Zaiet
Matt Zappulla
Emily Zussman
Zachary Alexander
Rachel Altfeld
Denise Badreau
Yisroel Beenstock
Mariel Berlin-Fischler
Nathan Blocker
Kira Borman
David Braha
Scott Bratt
Solomon Braun
Hanna Bruskin
Yana Bubnova
Abby Calish
Matthew Callman
Sarah Canterman
Yaakov Citrin
Rachel Cohen
Bradley Cook
Rachel Corcos
Alter Deitsch
Melissa Dworkin
Meir Edri
Madison Efthimiades
Aliza Ehrlich
Joe Ferdman
Sarrica Fink
Lauren Fisher
Lindsay Flammey
Marissa Freeman
Jordan Gerson
Phil Getz
Andrew Gibbs
Michelle Glazer
Jess Goldblatt
Moshe Gray
Tori Greene
Adam Gurza
Sydney Harlow
Rachael Harvey
David Helfand
Noah Herreid
Brian Hertz
Omer Hit
Eliezah Hoffman
Yaakov Hoffman
Joshua Hooper
Sara Just-Michael
Megan Kanofsky
Isser Kluwgant
Anna Komar
Mallory Kovit
Lauren Kramer
Jacob Kranitz
Shiran Kravetz
Zachary Lappen
Ben Lavie
Morgan Levin
Caroline Levine
Lauren Levinson
Yitz Liberman
Shlomo Litvin
Jason Lobenstein
Analucia Lopezrevoredo
Evelyn Lueker
Nechama Lurie
Avi Maier
Paulina Marcucci
Dini Meisel
Ross Meyer
Yoni Millo
Joseph Morse
Marc Mouhadeb
Shoshana Munk
Gaby Natelson
Natasha Nelson
Matt Newman
Allie Novack
Leeron Ofer
Aliza Orent
Joel Pachefsky
Dascher Pasco
Gadi Paskoff
Bentie Rabinovitch
Jonathan Rahmani
Tal Richtman
Jocelyn Robinson
Rebecca Robinson
Nathan Rosenwald
Jen Ruckenstein
Alli Rys
Hannah Salzberg
Aaron Savatti
Elyse Schunkewitz
Rachel Schy
Zach Silverman
Jaclyn Singer
JessAnn Smith
Jeanne Snodgrass
Eli Spector
Miriam Steinberg
Avi Steindel
Meredith Stoner
Jodi Tandet
Mushki Tenenbaum
Evan Traylor
Michael Walden
Daniel Weitz
David Weltman
Sammy Wilkin
Sarit Wishnevski
Eleonora Yakubova
Avremi Yarmush
Dan Yolles
Zvi Zobin
Amy Zylberman
Nicole Baron
Hannah Bloomberg
Eliana Budoff
Amelia Cohen-Golly
Gavin Coulson
Colin Daly
Allie Donahoo
Jenna Ferman
Mindy Fliegelman
Elizabeth Foote
Samantha Furst
Yaron Ginsberg
Mikayla Girelli
Leah Graff
Daniel Handelman
Morgan Helfman
Alec Herberholz
Keren Hovav
Alyssa Kaminsky
Mikayla Laufer
Lily Lerner
Naomi Lieberman
Nicole Lusskin
Corrine Malachi
Molly Mamon
Rebekah McRae
David Miller-Hershon
Rebecca Noyovitz
Greta Parnes
David Rahn
Shelby Scheck
Ilana Shtivelman
Lauren Wachspress
Emily Warren
Nicole Weishoff
Kendra Werner
Abigail Zohn

Quotes

The word that jumps to my mind is possibilities, we are talking here about 100 highly dedicated, passionate, creative people that have just come together and spent four days creating this incredible ball of energy.
- Zohar Raviv, International VP of Education, Birthright Israel
It's bringing Israel education beyond Birthright, into the workplace, into schools, into families here in America where people can talk about experiences and to make it meaningful for people that may not think that it is.
- Levi, Cohort 3
You can't separate the skills, content, and knowledge of being a Fellow from whatever else you are as a person.
- Raechel, Cohort 2
I see into the future that this is really going to change the game... and it's very exciting!
- Shoshana, Cohort 1