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Kolot engages the plurality of voices within the Jewish textual tradition in order to help fashion Israel as a model society. Employing the rigor and dynamic of the beit midrash (house of study), we train networks of leaders in various sectors of Israel to give expression in their work and lives to the highest Jewish ethical principles, thus strengthening the moral fabric of Israel as a Jewish State.

WHY

We know that Israel will thrive only with a strong moral fabric that draws from the best of the long Jewish tradition of rigorous, open-ended debate.

HOW

Harnessing the culture of dispute of the beit midrash and the accumulated wisdom of the Jewish textual tradition, we impact Israeli society by working with groups of decision makers who foster relationships of respect and affection for one another, even alongside substantive disagreements – during the learning process and beyond.

WHO

We invite leaders and key players from various sectors of Israel to enter our beit midrash and engage in vibrant, spirited discussion that transforms them personally and professionally, helping them sharpen their understanding of the values that inform their decisions and actions

WHAT: OUR CORE IMPACT

WE CREATE WAVES OF CHANGE IN ISRAELI SOCIETY AND BEYOND:

Individual Voice: Kolot facilitators mentor leaders and change-agents on a personal basis.

Organizational Voice: This track offers organizations and communities an opportunity to work with Kolot facilitators to enhance teamwork, meet social challenges, and confront ethical dilemmas.

Network Voice: This track brings together leaders and change agents who hail from diverse religious and ethnic backgrounds. After a rigorous selection process, participants join to explore shared challenges in their respective professional ecosystems, creating a network of mutually-supportive peers.

We put Jewish sources in action

Our 3000+ alumni in key positions in israeli society are changing the way their organizations work and shaping a pluralistic, ethical public space.

Our diverse programs interlace to create networks of alumni whose shared commitments allow them to join to catalyze social change.

Ongoing Torah study opportunities for our alumni offer continued connection and inspiration that allow for even greater social impact.

Our customized curricula allow Jewish sources, whether ancient or contemporary, to address the urgent challenges of the day.

OUR TEAM

Board of Directors

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Debra Pell

Chair of the Board of Directors
דני דניאלי

Dani Danieli

Board of Directors Member
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Zeev Bregman

Board of Directors Member
Shavit Mass

Shavit Mass

Board of Directors Member
חנן

Hanan Salinger

Board of Directors Member

Professional Staff

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Leon Wiener Dow

Director, Beit Midrash
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Shlomo Weinish

Chief Executive Officer
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Shoshana Steiner Sarfati

Chief Operating Officer
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David Yosef

Director Of Operations
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Noa Farber

Program and Logistics Director
Team

Jacky Sherman

Resource Development Associate

Facilitators

רגב בן דוד (קרדיט יונית שילר)

Regev Ben David

Facilitator
דותן אריאלי

Dotan Arieli

Facilitator
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Liraz Froman

Facilitator
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Tzurit Buskila

Facilitator
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Elkana Sherlo

Facilitator

Kolot thanks the foundations, organizations and individuals who have partnered with us during the last 25 years:

Alan B. Slifka Foundation
Avi Chai Foundation
Bezalel Foundation
Bradley Bloom
Debra Pell  
Eleanor M. And Herbert D. Katz Family Foundation
Fran Gordon Immerman
Genesis Philanthropy Group
Hellman Family Foundation
Jeff And Debbie Swartz
Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles
    Jewish Federation of Greater Houston

 
Greer Family Foundation
Kirsh Foundation
Klarman Family Foundation
Lippman Kanfer Foundation For Living Torah
Michael B. Rukin Charitable Foundation
Ziering Family Foundation
One8 Foundation
Paul Bernstein
Phyllis Hammer
Pritzker Family Foundation
Robert A. Immerman Philanthropic Fund
Rosenblatt Charitable Trust
Senser Foundation
The Jewish Agency for Israel
Yad Ha-Nadiv