Next Year (We Hope!) in Jerusalem: How the Israel​ Experience Field Has Responded to Covid

Thursday, July 23, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:00pm EDT


Israel programs — including missions, youth tours and immersive trips for adults of all ages — have long been among contemporary Jewish philanthropy’s major achievements, bringing hundreds of thousands of people of all ages to Israel for immersive, life-changing experiences. COVID’s disruption of travel and large gatherings brought the field to a standstill, and there are significant questions about how and when to restart. This program brings together a group of funders and program providers who have been regularly meeting since the crisis began to share the data, conversations, and concerns they’ve been wrestling with. The dialogue will explore the effects of the crisis, where the gaps are and what’s needed, and creative strategies to consider while travel remains curtailed. 


Rina Goldberg
Managing Director, Israel and Overseas
The Jewish Federations of North America

Steven Green
Senior Director, Grants Management and Compliance, Jim Joseph Foundation

Ariella Saperstein
Program Officer
Maimonides Fund

Liz Sokolsky
Executive Director
Birthright Israel North America

Mike Wise
Honeymoon Israel Foundation

David Ezer ·

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