Robert Davis is an analyst at Houlihan Lokey working for their European Financial Restructuring Group in London. Robert graduated from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where he concentrated in Finance and minored in International Relations. Robert is passionate about Israel and the Jewish people. At UPenn, Robert was a member of the Penn Israel Public Affairs Committee’s engagement team. In addition, Robert was a Maimonides Leadership Fellow and is more generally involved with Meor at UPenn.
Los Angeles, CA
Jessica Felber is a doctoral student at UCLA, Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures. Since graduating with a B.A. from UC Berkeley, Jessica has worked and volunteered for numerous Israel advocacy and education organizations including Jerusalem U, Hasbara Fellowships, Alternative Action, and Zionist Organization of America. She is currently a board member of Creative Zionist Coalition, a volunteer activist for Alternative Action and a consultant for Jerusalem U.
Sara is pursuing a joint master’s degree in business and public policy from the Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School of Government. After graduating from Yale, Sara worked at Thomson Reuters in their strategy group in New York and Hong Kong and then for Susquehanna Growth Equity Partners in the US, China, and Israel. While living and working in Israel, Sara also did research for the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs and helped start a crowd-funding platform for Israeli start-ups. Sara now represents Israel abroad as a member of Israel's National Women's Lacrosse Team and will be playing in the World Cup this summer in Toronto.
Matan Hazanov is Israeli born and grew up in Toronto. While in university, he co-founded the Jewish Business Network (JBN), whose vision is to create a values-based revolution in business by inspiring the next generation of global Jewish business leaders to have a deeper connection to Judaism and their responsibility to the Jewish people and the world. Matan is a mentor for JBN High School, the Jewish Student Leadership Foundation and an advisory board member of the JBN. Matan holds an International BBA from the Schulich School of Business and is currently involved in venture capital, investing in early stage, disruptive high-tech companies.
Shalom Klein is Vice President of Moshe Klein & Associates and MKA Receivables. He oversees a staff of more than 10 associates and the operations of three offices, as well as handling client relationships and consulting opportunities. As Founder of Jewish B2B Networking and Jewish Business News, Klein saw a need in the small business and Jewish communities and created the vision for what is now the premiere business and employment networking organization across the Midwest. Shalom received Keshet’s 2013 Community Service Award, was named “Jewish Community Hero” by Jewish Federations of North America and listed as one of the “36 under 36″ by the Jewish United Fund. He serves on a number of nonprofit boards and is Chairman of the Economic Development Commission – Village of Skokie.
Palo Alto, CA
Yoni Neydavoud is completing his master’s degree in Business Administration at Stanford University and currently serving as a Board Fellow at the Palo Alto JCC. Yoni is also a Jersusalem Fellow, where he pursued post-graduate studies in Talmudic Law and learned about regional cultural nuances occurring in Israel. Yoni volunteers as a paramedic and is the Founder and President of the Advanced Rotary Youth Leadership Conference.
New York, NY
Samuel D. Schear is a recent graduate from the University of Pennsylvania where he majored in History and Judaic Studies. Sam currently works directly for Malcolm Hoenlein (another member of the Core 18 team) at the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations where he is pursuing his passions for Judaism, Zionism, US/Israel Relations, and Politics. Sam is currently a member of the UJA Generosity Leadership board, sits on the advisory board of the Gatestone Institute, and is a co-head of University of Pennsylvania's Hillel Alumni Board. Sam is eager to mentor students about the importance of being involved in Jewish life outside of college.
Palo Alto, CA
Alex Shandrovsky is the Director of Special Projects for the Jewish Study Network, an organization dedicated to raising the level of Jewish literacy in the Bay Area. He also serves as Co-Director of Self Discovery, through which he has employed experiential wisdom to impact over a thousand participants from America, Germany, Mexico, Turkey and FSU. Alex is also member of the prestigious ROI Community.
Lindsey is currently working in the press office at the Embassy of Israel in Washington, D.C. Before starting at the embassy Lindsey worked at a non-profit that provides information about Israel and its neighbors to reporters and community leaders called The Israel Project. Lindsey studied public relations at Quinnipiac University and in the professional world has been able to combine that focus with her love for Israel. Outside of work Lindsey is an advisor for a B'nai B'rith Girls chapter of BBYO, a youth group for Jewish teens focused on leadership.
Los Angeles, CA
Alex currently works for Disney ABC Television as a Research Analyst. He founded a company called TzedakahEveryDay and is developing an app that will enable people to donate to any Jewish organization directly from their phone. He has interned and worked for: NBC Universal, PMK*BNC, Microsoft, 5 Hour Energy, MTV and Oprah Winfrey Network. Alex has a BA in Marketing from Cal State Northridge and is a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity.
Adam Wachs is pursuing his Bachelor of Science in Economics at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He was a Fellow and participant in Ask Big Questions, where he traveled to Africa, volunteered in a youth orphanage and met weekly for a semester to learn about genocide, peace building and methods for better conflict resolution. Adam is an active volunteer at the University of Pennsylvania, devoting his free time to many social and religious organizations.
New York, NY
David runs the global youth marketing agency Mr Youth, where his team helps the largest and most sophisticated brands in the world understand, activate, and engage the millennial consumer. David also heads up the youth insights team at the agency, dedicated to decoding the minds of today's youth through ongoing research and analysis. On the side, David helps jewish organizations leverage the power of social media to connect with the next generation and build vibrant, active online communities.