Leading self. Leading others. Leading systems.

The Schusterman Fellowship has empowered over 130 leaders from across the globe. Our Fellows are diverse in the backgrounds they possess, the experiences that shaped them, the strengths that drive their success and the places they call home. Hailing from the U.S., Israel, South Africa and beyond, these passionate changemakers work inside and outside the Jewish sector to create transformational change in their communities and the broader world.

Our 2019 Fellows are making their marks in every corner of Jewish life and across diverse fields, including Jewish and civic engagement, advocacy, global Jewish service, social and racial justice, philanthropy, finance, law, public health and more. Get to know them here.

Jordan Fruchtman

Jordan Fruchtman is the Chief Program Officer (CPO) of Moishe House. He...

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Chief Program Officer
Moishe House
North America
Alma Gadot Perez

The impossible just takes longer

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Founder and Vision Enabler
Shelanu
Israel
Gil Galanos

Gil Galanos is the Executive Director of Israel & Co., a nonprofit...

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CEO
Israel & Co.
North America
Chaya Gilboa

Shaping the next generation of Jewish leadership in Israel and the U.S.

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Director of Jewish Engagement
Leichtag Foundation
Israel
Rachel Gildiner

Building relationships to connect more people more deeply to Jewish life

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Executive Director
GatherDC
North America
Dyonna Ginsburg

Engaging the Jewish community in service and international development

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Executive Director
OLAM
Israel
Michael Gitzin

Mickey Gitzin is the newly-appointed Executive Director of the New...

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Israeli Executive Director of New Israel Fund, TA city councillor
New Israel Fund
Israel
Navonel Glick

Saving lives during disasters, building community resilience for the future

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Co-CEO
IsraAID
Israel
David Green

Enriching civic life through the vitality of Jewish culture and values

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Chief Program Officer
Roots and Culture JCCSF
North America
Ginna Green

Bringing a Jewish voice and Jewish values to the pursuit of progress

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Chief Strategy Officer
Bend the Arc: Jewish Action
North America
Cindy Greenberg

Connecting the Jewish community to meaningful service opportunities

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Executive Director
Repair the World New York
North America
Tyler Gregory

Building a social justice movement with a love for Israel and her people

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Executive Director
A wider bridge
North America
Carli Gribov

Building the leadership pipeline to give all kids an excellent education

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Managing Director, Recruitment
Teach for America
North America
Irit Gross

Supporting individualized experiences in Israel

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Associate Vice President, Financial Resource Development
JFNA
North America
Tal Grunspan

Tal Grunspan is the Founder of the Limmud TLV Community. Tal has a long...

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Executive Director
Limmud TLV
Israel
Rebecca Guber

Rebecca Guber is the Director and Founder of Asylum Arts. She has...

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Director
Asylum Arts
North America
Ari Hart

Rabbi Ari Hart serves as the spiritual leader of Skokie Valley Agudath...

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Rabbi
Skokie Valley Synagogue
North America
Yoni Heilman

Forging a connection to Israel for the next generation of business leaders

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CEO
TAMID Group
North America
Barak Hermann

Ensure Baltimore Maryland creates and supports a diverse Jewish community.

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CEO
JCC of Greater Baltimore
North America
Gideon Herscher

Humanizing the instituion. Widening the tent. Welcoming you in.

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Philanthropic Services
JDC
Israel
Lizzi Heydemann

 Lizzi Heydemann, known to most as Rabbi Lizzi, founded Mishkan Chicago, a...

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Founder and Rabbi
Mishkan Chicago
North America
Shaun Hoffman

Actualizing Global Jewish Responsibility, together

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Deputy Director
JDC Entwine
Israel
Lauren Holtzblatt

Igniting a community to search for meaning and connection

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Co-Senior Rabbi
Adas Israel Congregation
North America
Sarah Hurwitz

Finding the words to support causes I care about

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Book Writer/Speechwriter
Self-Employed
North America
Aviva Jacobs

Fighting for educational equity by recruiting top, diverse leaders.

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Vice President, Recruitment
Teach For America
North America
Ilana Kaufman

Solving complex, sticky-space problems, and knitting community fabric

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Director
Jews of Color Field Building Initiative
North America
Georgette Kennebrae

Co-creating sacred community where connection to Judaism is nourished

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Rabbi
West End Synagogue
North America
Avi Killip

Empowering Jews to create vibrant communities of Torah, Avodah, and Hesed

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VP of Strategy and Programs
Hadar Institute
North America
Jason Kimelman-Block

Advocating with American Jews and partners for a more just & equal society

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Washington Director
Bend the Arc Jewish Action
North America
Aliza Kline

Making Jewish ritual accessible, compelling and easily "integratable"

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Executive Director
OneTable
North America
Jen Kraus Rosen

Saying "yes" to more enthusiastic young adult community builders

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COO
Moishe House
North America
Shayna Kreisler

Empowering community through meaningful, authentic relationship building

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Senior Director, National Young Leadership Cabinet
JFNA
North America
Lior Lapid

Lior Lapid is the Founder and Executive Director of Ore to Excellence,...

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Executive Director
Ore to Excellence
Israel
Aaron Lerner

Empowering students and staff to create and implement amazing programs

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Executive Director
UCLA Hillel
North America
Abby Levine

Weaving the network of Jewish social justice organizations

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Director
Jewish Social Justice Roundtable
North America
Adam Lurie

A partner with one of the world's leading law firms, Adam is an...

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Partner
Linklaters LLP
North America
Danna Mann

Designing a new ‎model of entrepreneurship with global social impact

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Director of ALYNnovation
ALYN Hospital
Israel
Yael Milgalter

Yael is an accomplished finance, operations and program management...

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Independent Consultant
Israel
Robin Moss

Engaging Jews with the colourful, complex and cacophonous Israel of today

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Director of Strategy
UJIA
Europe
Julie Munjack

Grow the pro-Israel movement in Los Angeles and train our local leaders

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Los Angeles Director
AIPAC
North America