Not long after Alex Amouyel, Executive Director for Solve, returned from her REALITY experience, she was already finding ways keep the momentum alive. Through things as simple as a holiday get-together or as major as a day-long event urging social-impact entrepreneurs to gather and solve some of society’s biggest challenges, Alex is constantly finding new ways to nurture found connections and to create new ones.
For Rob Holzer, his REALITY journey was just the beginning of what would become a deep connection to Israel. Find out how Rob discovered how to “do” Shabbat in a way that is true to his authentic self, how he plans to nurture the relationships formed during his time in Israel and how he continues to share the magic of REALITY with friends and family.
When Sarah Kunst returned from her REALITY journey, the echo of her Israel experience was apparent in many aspects of her life, from her day-to-day business to her take on black history and current events. Read more about Sarah’s experience in Israel and how she stays connected to all that she learned and observed.
For H. Alan Scott, REALITY Storytellers was a pivotal journey. He discovered a lot about himself. This summer, he returned to film for his documentary, Latter Day Jew. Read H. Alan’s interview for more about his upbringing as a Mormon, coming out, beating cancer and bringing energy and passion to Israel, the REALITY community and beyond.
For Joanna Riquett, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Hayo Magazine and Publishing Studio, REALITY Adelante was a pivotal journey. During her time in Israel, Joanna discovered ideas, sounds and flavors; but above all else, she found human connection. Read Joanna’s interview for more on how strangers became family, offering her a deep sense of community, cultural exchange and creative inspiration.
With Israel having the highest density of startups in the world, and Tel Aviv ranking second to Silicon Valley in the International Startup Ecosystem Index, it’s no surprise that hundreds of American college students flock to Israel each summer to work. Through programs like Birthright Excel, Tamid, Onward, or even if they come independently, interns are now a regular occurrence at companies across the spectrum of industries in Israel. Here are the lessons I learned while interning this summer at Viola Group, Israel’s premier technology oriented private equity investment group.
The way that hunger impacts people can look very different, and it happens in different places for different reasons. I think it's important for us all to understand both local and global food issues and the ways that our individual choices and actions can have an impact.