Incubator 2018 Participants

We are pleased to introduce the 2018-2019 cohort, a diverse group of community leaders from across the United States, South America and Israel who represent a multitude of communities, philanthropic interests, and organizations. Meet the Incubator participants & learn what inspires them to start a brand new giving circle

  • Adina Navon

    Adina Navon

    Mazkeret Batya, Israel

    I'm excited to catalyze my pluralistic community in Mazkeret Batya to engage directly with philanthropy and the nonprofit sector.

  • Alejandro Stul

    Alejandro Stul

    Buenos Aires, Argentina

    I'm excited to bring giving circles to Argentina and Latinoamerica!

  • Alexandra Turchinsky

    Alexandra Turchinsky

    New York, NY

    Through my giving circle, I'm excited to meet like-minded people.

  • Alyssa Cogen

    Alyssa Cogen

    Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School of the Nation's Capital
    Washington, DC

    The Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School of the Nation's Capital is starting a giving circle to engage new and existing donors.

  • Amy Benarroch

    Amy Benarroch

    New York, NY

    I am starting a giving circle to have an in-person component of my online giving community to bring people together.

  • Amy Helling

    Amy Helling

    Cornerstone Boulder
    Boulder, CO

    I'm excited to connect with like-minded people and discover new strategies for integrated giving.

  • Amy Zelenka

    Amy Zelenka

    United Jewish Federation of Tidewater
    Virginia Beach, VA

    My giving circle will be a new and creative way to re-engage women in my Jewish community who were previously involved.

  • Arielle Braude

    Arielle Braude

    The Office of Innovation at Hillel International
    New York, NY

    I am excited to transform a community that has been the recipients of other people's generosity into a community that gives generously.

  • Christie Gilbert

    Christie Gilbert

    Cornerstone Boulder
    Boulder, CO

    I’m excited to bring people together to increase our overall giving.

  • Dana Pulver

    Dana Pulver

    Kedumim, Tel Aviv

    For young musicians, even small sums can be very helpful and encouraging for beginning creators. Through my giving circle, I want to provide this chesed for young musicians.

  • Diane Bennett Eidman

    Diane Bennett Eidman

    The Chatham Synagogue/Netivot Torah
    Chatham Center, NY

    I am excited to galvanize the members of my upstate NY synagogue and create a giving circle that responds to the needs of the Hudson Valley community.

  • Gene Binder

    Gene Binder

    Cornerstone Boulder
    Boulder, CO

    I am super excited about starting a network of giving circles at my church.

  • GIl Yaacov

    GIl Yaacov

    15 Minutes - Public Transport Alliance in Israel

    I'm excited to start an active giving circle for improving public transport in Israel that will empower public participation.

  • Jill Madsen

    Jill Madsen

    Jewish Federation of Durham Chapel Hill
    Durham, NC

    I'm looking forward to expanding and enhancing the way we engage donors in philanthropy today.

  • Karen Stein

    Karen Stein

    Hannah Senesh Community Day School
    Brooklyn, NY

    I wish to engage the Hannah Senesh Community Day School community through meaningful giving circles that inspire passionate and joyous giving.

  • Lydia Kukoff

    Lydia Kukoff

    The Chatham Synagogue/Netivot Torah
    Chatham Center, NY

    I'm starting a giving circle to expand our Synagogue's social action efforts and to create community around our members' collective philanthropic experiences.

  • Muhi Khwaja

    Muhi Khwaja

    American Muslim Fund
    Fremont, CA

    I'm excited to help friends and family strategically give to causes they care about and create greater impact.

  • Rick Zitelman

    Rick Zitelman

    Washington, DC

    I hope to help educate and inspire Jewish parents and their adult children to "move the needle" and increase giving to Jewish organizations and causes.

  • Sam Rubin

    Sam Rubin

    Union for Reform Judaism
    Multiple Cities

    Our giving circle, for URJ program alum and Reform lay leaders aged 23-33, will be a shared space for commitment, community, and changemaking.

  • Shelby Zitelman

    Shelby Zitelman

    Washington, DC

    I believe an intergenerational giving circle will yield tremendous results for our community, and I am excited to work with my Dad to bring this project to life!

  • Uriel Aiskovich

    Uriel Aiskovich

    ID- Identity and Diversity
    Buenos Aires, Argentina

    I would like to activate the culture of collective giving in Argentina.

Are you ready to take your giving circle from idea to reality?

Our Jewish Giving Circle Incubator will help you bring your giving circle to life. Whether you're 23 or 73, interested in social justice or Jewish innovation, and ready to give $50 or $10,000, we want you to join the Incubator. Apply today!

Applications are open until July 31st.

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