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
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
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
Making a difference with a community service day.
Serving as Ambassadors on their own campuses and/or
Planning and attending the annual Excel Alumni Leadership
Excel Alumni are interacting and building community in a variety of exciting ways when they return from Israel. Check out our Sponsored Alumni Programs for further detail on the many activities that alumni are engaging with each other and supporting their local and Jewish communities.
North American Excel Leadership
Excel Advisory Board
Initiatives, Avery Rosin
Growth, Zachary Goldstein
Programs, Elizabeth Schoenfeld
Community, Brett Levine
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.
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 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
alumni are working at the following companies:
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