Drawn from a community’s skilled professionals, mentors support fellows through mentorship: a relationship where the mentor provides counsel in an area of expertise, support through potential networking opportunities, and an example as a role model.


New York

  • Marty Maskowitz, Director of Jewish Life, 92nd Street Y JCC
  • Liz Fisher, Deputy director of the Birthright Israel Foundation
  • Vicki Roitman, Assistant Executive Director, Staten Island JCC


  • Aviva Dvir, Education coordinator, Modiin-Rochester
  • Michael Ganor, Supervisor of Executive Directors, Jerusalem Region, Israel Association of Community Centers

Europe, FSU, Latin America

  • Ishie Gitlin, Chair WCJCC
  • Sasha Friedman, Executive Director, Szarvas International Jewish Camp
  • Diego Freedman, Director of Community Development, JDC Buenos Aires
  • Alexander Elkin, Project Manager of ‘Jews on the map of Ukraine’, Ph.D in Technical Sciences.
  • Julia Dandalova, Executive Director, JDC Bulgaria
  • Maksim Meltsin, Historian