Friday, April 18, 2014

Micro Grants

Lean Galanternik  /      04/09/14
Leandro Galanternik works at the Seminario Rabinico Latinoamericano as Director of Planning & Development and in CUJA - Keren Hayesod Argentina as its Dor Hemshej coordinator. He is the founder of Diun, Simulation of the Knesset.

During Lazos I saw Latin Americans' enormous potential, first with the talents gathered there and then at the amazing Iguazú waterfalls.
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Agata Kaplon  /      04/09/14
Agata Kaplon is coordinating Jews Go Green, the environmental action of the Central Council of Jews in Germany. The initiative is based in Berlin and potentially reaches out to all German Jewish communities.
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Gabi Appel  /      04/09/14
Gabi Appel is an Israeli social entrepreneur. She has more than 14 years of experience working in the field of social entrepreneurship. Her particular area of interest is the promotion of socially marginalized populations - at local, national and international levels from a variety of communities, municipalities, governments and international organizations. She strongly believes in the need to work towards a more equal society. She is deeply committed to social issues and passionate about innovation and entrepreneurship. Specialties: nonprofits, social entrepreneurship, innovation, resources development, gender, advancement of women and girls in science and technology.
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Lena Kushnir  /      04/09/14
Lena Kushnir is an ROIer and the co-Founder of Moishe House in Kiev, Ukraine. She is currently volunteering in Israel with JDC Entwine/Global Jewish Service Corps, at Centers for Young Adults.

It is important to follow Jewish trends in education, non-profits and innovation, and Limmud proved to be a right place for that!

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David Wolkin  /      04/09/14
David Wolkin is the Director of Communications at AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps, as well as a writer, educator, facilitator, and storyteller.

Just over six months ago, I made the transition to becoming a full-time communications professional with AVODAH.
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Samuel Dresel  /      04/09/14
Samuel Dresel is the co-founder of Shoah Project, an initiative that conveys the story of the Jewish Holocaust in order to educate on human rights and universal values​​.

Leading leaders is very difficult and all together in a congress even more; but "LAZOS" did it successfully.
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Michelle Citrin  /      04/09/14
Time.com lists Michelle Citrin as one of the Top 10 stars of new Jewish music. Michelle is a Brooklyn based singer/songwriter and producer who enjoys creating the soundtrack to peoples' lives. She is known best for her viral videos on YouTube which have reached millions of hits and is featured in The New York Times, Good Morning America, CNN.com and BroadwayWorld.com

My greatest hope as a singer/songwriter and producer is to help make moments special by creating a soundtrack to peoples’ lives.

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Rachel Reid  /      04/09/14
Rachel Reid is a founder-resident of Moishe House London, and an active part of Grassroots Jews. She works as a professional storyteller, and is currently studying with Rabbi Jill Hammer, Holly Taya Shere and Shoshana Jedwab as part of the Kohenet programme, hosted by Hazon at Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Centre in the USA.

I could learn online. I could sit, and Skype in to my teachers in the USA. Join countless conference calls at one in the morning, when it's a nice balmy evening on the East Coast. But in reality, it is only through direct presence that good, deep learning takes place.
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Danny Harris  /      04/09/14
Danny Harris is the Creative Director of StorySocial. In his role, he helps businesses, cities, foundations, and brands more effectively collect and share their stories and build stronger online and offline communities.

In collaboration with a number of D.C. web developers and designers, I launched www.knowborhood.com.
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Julie Finkelstein  /      04/09/14
Julie Finkelstein is the Associate Director at Slingshot, where she supports and develops next-generation funders, innovative Jewish organizations and their leaders across North America.

Imagine a giant hotel ballroom, filled with professionals of all ages, rocking out to David Broza live on stage. Yes, these are my people. Jewish camp people. 
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