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Advisory Board

We are in the currently finalizing our advisory board for 2008-2009

Our current board members are:

Abigail Dauber-Sterne - Jerusalem, Israel
Abi Dauber Sterne is the Dean of the Mandel Jerusalem Fellows program at the Mandel Leadership Institute. Previously, she held positions as the founding director of Limmud NY and a program executive at UJA-Federation
of NY. Abi holds an MA in Religious Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and is a graduate of the Muehlstein Institute for Jewish Professional Leadership. She and her family currently live in Jerusalem.

Aharon Horowitz - Jerusalem, Israel

Aharon Horwitz is the co-founder and director of the the PresenTense Group, and the co-founder of the PresenTense Institute for socially minded entrepreneurs. Aharon has founded and directed initiatives in technology and community, such as, and in student programming, such as the Azure Student Journals Project. Aharon speaks regularly in the Jewish Community and consults on student programming, strategic planning, and innovative marketing. Aharon studied Political Science and Arabic at Columbia University and has published and been cited on the subject of suicide terrorism. He volunteers for the Jerusalem based social justice organizations B'Maaglei Tzedek and Atzum's Task Force on Human Trafficking and is a recipient of the World Zionist Organization's Herzl Prize.

Rabbi Avraham Infeld - Jerusalem, Israel
Avraham Infeld was born in Johannesburg, South Africa in March, 1943. In 1959, Avraham matriculated from the King David School, in it's third graduating class, but the first class whose pupils received their entire education at the King David School. Avraham made Aliyah to Israel where he pursued his studies at Yeshivat Karen BeYavneh, Hebrew University Jerusalem, and Tel Aviv University Law School. While still a student, Avraham began his career in Jewish Education and Israel- Diaspora relations, as counselor for a variety of different student groups coming to Israel educational excursions and working for the Jewish Agency's Aliyah Dept. In 1964, while at Law School, Avraham joined the renowned Ulpan Akiva in Netanya where he served as Program director until 1967. In 1970 Avraham founded Melitz- a non profit educational service institute that fosters Jewish identity rooted in a pluralistic understanding of Jewish life and the centrality of Israel. In a voluntary capacity, Avraham has served as Chairman and President of the Israel Forum, as Chairman of Areivim, as founding Chairman of San Fransisco's Amuta in Israel and as Chairman of the board of Israel Experience Ltd. Upon Avraham retirement from Melitz, he was appointed International President of Hillel, headquartered in Washington D.C., a position from which he retired in January, 2007 in order to return home to Jerusalem.

Currently, Avraham serves as President of the Chais Family Foundation, a foundation committed to the advancement of the excellence in education in Israel and to Jewish identity education in the Diaspora, primarily in the Former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. In a voluntary capacity, Avraham is today President Emeritus of Hillel International, Chairman of Melitz Center for Jewish Zionist Education, Board Member of Ulpan Akiva, Board Member of Namag Israel, Board Member of Kolot, and Board Member of Explorium. Avraham is a resident of Jerusalem and has been married for 45 years to Ellen. (nee Cohen).

Sharon Ungerleider - Eugene, OR, USA
Sharon is a development consultant, speaker and a community activist in the areas of philanthropy, Jewish student life, Jewish cultural arts, and lay leadership development. Serving the Pacific Northwest for three decades, she has received numerous awards for her pioneering achievements in the areas of innovative educational/cultural programming and the creation of new and revitalized Jewish institutions. She has served on numerous boards and commissions for the city of Eugene, the University of Oregon, the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation, the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts, and the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. While on Hillel's International Board of Directors, Sharon chaired two national lay leaders conventions and serves on the advisory committees to the Meyerhoff Learning Center, Hillel's of South America, and Hillel's of the former Soviet Union. She currently consults on Hillel's newly created International Global Missions committee. (

Rachel Zebrak - Atlanta, GA, USA
Rachel Zebrak currently works at The Doris and Alex Weber Jewish Community High School in Atlanta, Georgia as the Israel Experience Coordinator.  This program is a 3 month program in which the Senior Class has the option of finishing their last semester of high school in Israel. Rachel has also served on various committees including the Israel Experience Committee, the CRC, and Israel Programing for the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta.  Other projects include Israel @60, Friends of the IDF, and  P2K.Rachel has worked with youth in the past including USY Youth Groups, Kadima and social action programs like LET MY PEOPLE GO, Refusniks USSR and SAVE DARFUR.

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