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    Excel Alumni Network – Harnessing Collective Power

    The Excel program is an enriching fellowship that continues to engage Excel alumni long after the summer program ends.  Upon completion, each Excel alumni becomes part of the Excel Alumni Network, a multi-dimensional platform promoting deep and meaningful connections between Israel and America through business, personal relationships, and community engagement.  Through leadership and participation, each Excel alumni is committed to giving back to the Excel community and making a difference in the Jewish and larger world.

    Excel identifies and empowers the future leaders of the Jewish community and encourages them to start making change today.

    Birthright Israel Excel alumni generate ideas and programs to expand their leadership, business acumen, and community involvement by:  

    ·         Participating in a strong alumni network in North America and Israel.

    ·         Developing programs and business plans with Israeli peers and the Israeli business community.

    ·     Working in groups to explore “Big ideas” to solve challenges and create new ideas in the Jewish    and larger communities.

    ·         Attending meetings and receptions with business leaders throughout the country.

    ·         Participating in the Excel Advisor Program.

    ·         Spearheading regional events, webinars and speaker opportunities.        

    ·         Making a difference with a community service day.

    ·         Serving as Ambassadors on their own campuses and/or communities.

    ·         Planning and attending the annual Excel Alumni Leadership Conference.

     

    North American Excel Leadership

    Excel Advisory Board

    Chairman, Benjamin Birnbaum

    Excel Initiatives, Avery Rosin

    Program Growth, Zachary Goldstein

    Engagement, Rebecca Haft

    Philanthropy, Ethan Goldstone

    Communication, Rachel Kamenir

    Social Programs, Elizabeth Schoenfeld

    Global Community, Brett Levine

    Professional Programs, Michael Weiss​

    I LOOK FORWARD TO TAKING WHAT I HAVE LEARNED HOME TO CONTINUE THE DISCUSSIONS STARTED IN ISRAEL WITH MY PEERS, AND HOPEFULLY HELP TO RESOLVE SOME OF THESE ISSUES THROUGH MY INVOLVEMENT IN THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMMUNITY IN THE FUTURE.

    –Excel Fellow   

    The annual Excel Leadership Conference forms the nexus of the ongoing leadership development and relationship building available to Excel alumni. Through the conference, Excel alumni are given the rare opportunity to meet and hear from prominent business leaders, politicians and educators who have made a lasting impact on the world. Past conference speakers have included Howard Lutnick, Seth Merrin, Jane  Rosenthal, Cory Booker, Michael Steinhardt, Dennis Ross, Bennett Golub, and Yossi Vardi to name a few.

    In addition to being inspired by world-class speakers, the conference encourages and enables Excel alumni to take an active role in community leadership by exploring Jewish identity and Israel connections, imparting values and discussing social responsibility, and providing skill workshops and networking opportunities. All Excel alumni are expected to make attending the annual conference a priority and to plan accordingly. 

    The biggest impact that Excel had on me is that it helped me to be introspective about my career goals and personal values. Learning from each of the speakers has been nice, and networking has been relevant, but the most valuable piece has been about setting values within my career goals.

    –Excel Fellow 

     
     
    Excel has challenged me to be more involved philanthropically. I have always been “involved” but that used to only mean networking. Now I do good things for other people just because they are good things. It has also helped me build a stronger connection to the Jewish community, which I am certain would not have happened without Excel.

    – Excel Fellow 

     

    Excel Alumni...Where they are now:

    After graduation, Excel Fellows utilize the skills they learned at their internships in Israel to navigate the world and continue to make a mark on their communities.

     

    Excel alumni are working at the following companies:

     

    Accenture

     

    Amazon

     

    Bain Consulting

     

    Barclay’s

     

    Bill of Rights Institute

     

    Blackstone

     

    Caesar’s Entertainment

     

    Citi

     

    Deloitte

     

    Epic Systems

     

    Ernst & Young

     

    Exxon Mobil

     

    McGraw Hill

    Mercer

    Morgan Stanley

     

    JP Morgan

     

    Oliver Wyman Consulting

     

    Vintage Investment Partners

     

    Among others

    If you have any further questions, please email us at info@BRIExcel.com​.

     

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