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Meet Aviva Klein, REALITY Eden2Zion '16

Meet Aviva Klein, REALITY Eden2Zion '16

Exploring Ethiopia or New York City, Aviva Klein has photographed celebrities and immigrants and their first generation children. Whether it's telling the story for a nonprofit or a brand, Aviva’s work shines a light on the human spirit and the power of connection and understanding.

Meet Mike Basch, REALITY Impact '17

Meet Mike Basch, REALITY Impact '17

Residing happily in Tulsa, Oklahoma by way of California, New York and London, Mike Basch, George Kaiser Family Foundation consultant and advisor, was inspired to take a new direction largely in part due to his REALITY Impact experience. Now he spends his time getting Tulsa on the radar of buzz-worthy tech-startups and big hitters alike and returning to Israel every chance he gets.

Meet Kat Cole, REALITY Wellness '17

Meet Kat Cole, REALITY Wellness '17

Prior to her REALITY experience, Kat Cole was already a seasoned business leader, speaker and humanitarian with a uniquely nuanced understanding of some of the world’s most challenging regions. But it was her time in Israel that offered a fuller understanding of the Middle East and a reminder to always pursue context and human stories.

Meet Andrew Kahn, REALITY Music '16

Meet Andrew Kahn, REALITY Music '16

Andrew chooses to stay focused on community building and relationships at a local level. After returning from his REALITY journey with a new faith in humanity—and inspired by the spirit of the state of Israel—he discovered a renewed commitment to focus on local impact, action and relationships.

Meet Toni Alejandria, REALITY Tech '16

Meet Toni Alejandria, REALITY Tech '16

Find out how Toni Alejandria nurtures her connection to the REALITY community and to Israel, what new global venture she recently launched, and how the end of her first REALITY experience was the beginning of so much more.

REALITY Check

REALITY Check

In January 2018, REALITY NYC Hub Leaders organized REALITY Check. Dan MacCombie spearheaded the event. He reflects on his experiences and lessons learned. Check on his thoughts in writing and a video of the day. 

Snow, Stories and Sundance Shabbat

Snow, Stories and Sundance Shabbat

Jackie Hyland is a REALITY Adelante alumna and Director on Silicon Valley Bank’s global growth team. She is also launching a fund to invest in female tech founders in Latin America. 

How a heavy snowstorm gave Jackie and her team an unexpected opportunity to put the Shabbat in Sundance Shabbat. Artists, celebrities, chefs, entrepreneurs, filmmakers and musicians gathered to tell stories, inspire social change and pause from their daily lives.