Here is our resume… who we’ve worked with, and what they have to say about us.

We have worked with...




Institutes: Education +Travel + Art + Knesset + Basis Israel seminar 400
Network meetings+ facilitators training 60
Summer camp madrichim training 1000
Shlichim training 500
P2K Bet Shemesh -South Africa- DC 50
NY School Principals for Israel Parade 9
San Fransico Board of Rabbis 40
San Fransisco Basis Israel seminar 80
San Fransisco Basis seminar in SF 50
Artsi – Israeli arts in informal education Seminar 70
Chovevi Torah 10
HUC (year long training) 50
JTS (year long training) 50
Pardes course 20
Minyanim (Eastern European activists) Israel Seminar 35
French educators (2 groups in Israel, 3 groups in France) 70
French Rabbis 10
COP Educational leadership UJIA (formal and informal) 35
UK teachers in Israel 60
Pittsbugh teen workers 15
Miami teen workers 15
3 Toronto Shin-shinim selection mission/seminars 60
St. Louis Lab Israel trip 50
St. Louis Lab process 60
Washington – Arts in Israel education for adult educators (Avi Chai funded) 200
Toronto – Israeli arts in camps (Avi Chai funding) 60
JCC Israel Task Force 10
ARZA Knesset Israel project (teaching and change process) 80
Toronto – Koffler Center of Arts 10
DC – Charles E Smith Day School (year long) 20
ADCA Israel Seminar 20
Palm Beach educators lab 35
Philadelphia educators 25
Machon staff 20
Community leaders in NY around israel celebrations 100
Total training numbers 3379







Think-Practice Tanks 150
MAKOM- MELTON Conference 200
NY Day-Camps 40
“Beyond Current Events” 120
Israel@60 workshops (DC, Metro West, Philadelphia, Yeshiva University, P2K in Israel) 270
Ki Va Moed – Long Island 130
San Francisco ELI – year-long 25
Australia presentations x 3 650
BICOM We Believe In Israel Conference 420
Hillel Institute 2011 300
Wexner fellows 300
Russian Educators 70
Global Educators’ Task Force 40
AIPAC Advance Young Leadership 250
CCD Weekend 100
Israel Bonds Rabbis 35
Tel Yehuda leaders 25
2 ADCA seminarS in Israel 50
Love Hate and the Jewish State project 700
RAVSAK conference 200
PEJE conference 2000
Vancouver Federation 60
Charles E Smith Day School 200
Brooklyn Heights Synagogue film series 40
BJ, NY – Elephants in the Room series 35
BJ, NY – Film series 35
DC – Café Seret 35
DC – Camp Israel 40
DC – Touch Away Project 200
General Assembly – 2 x Arts Trips 50
Global Jewish Forum and several Board of Governors’ presentations 800
Masa seminar 80
Israel Travel Seminar for community organizers with UJC + MASA 80
Cleveland  – community-wide day seminar on Israel education 200
Jerusalem Fellows 20
NAA/Jexnet 100
Toronto educational enrichment 2009 40
Philadelphia and Miami labs seminar in Israel 40
Community leaders in NY – Israel celebrations 200
Miami – lab sessions throughout year 160
Total enrichment numbers 8,490



What people say about us

“Makom adds depth to our work. The thoughtfulness by which they approach every issue, and the content-rich material they prepare, enriches our communal discourse here in New York.”

Alisa Rubin Kurshan, Senior Vice President for Strategy, UJA Federation of New York


“Few of us could have imagined just how impactful Makom’s Young Emissary Program would be when the concept was first introduced to our partner synagogues, schools and camps. This grassroots program helped create new portals of Israel and communal engagement to so many individuals and families as well as creating a new bond between Jewish Toronto’s communal institutions. These young emissaries not only inspired anew our connection to Israel, they helped us appreciate just how important is our connection to each other.”

Ted Sokolsky, President and CEO, UJA-Federation of Greater Toronto


“My participation in the Makōm Arts and Culture and Israel Travel Seminars has enhanced my ability to work with local agencies and institutions to infuse Israel content and increase Israel teen travel in our community. Being able to plan holistically in the community around Israel has deepened our engagement and increased our participation in community-wide Israel events.”

Sue Linzer, i-connect Project Director, Senior Manager of Overseas Operations, Pittsburgh Federation 


“For an arts presenter it is a breath of fresh air to connect with an educational organization that understands art. Too often Israeli arts are seen as a vehicle for educational agenda, with no thought given to the quality of the performance itself. Makom gets the real power of Israeli arts, and has helped me make the case to my community, as well as connect with other like-minded people in my field.”

Mary-Louise Albert, Artistic Managing Director of Chutzpah Festival and Norman Rothstein Theatre, Vancouver


“I wanted to thank you for all you have done in your short stay here in Toronto.  In just over five working days you have stimulated conversations around culture with the Koffler Center for the Arts, and the place of Israel in our developing campuses, you have presented at our Makom Young Emissary Dinner and been a key educator in our Israel Program Fellowship for camp counselors. Thank you for providing us with the conceptual and practical tools that have enriched our identity-building and Israel programming work in all of the above areas.  Looking forward to the next Makom visit.”

Sarah Mali, Director of Israel Engagement, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto


“Makom has been an extraordinarily important resource for our congregation’s effort to understand Israel engagement and examine ways to increase that engagement. Makom provided us with a new and sophisticated lens through which we examined the complicated nature of Israel as well as the tools needed to craft a new vision of true Israel engagement. As individuals, we have all learned much and have had our eyes opened to the complexity, beauty, and the compelling importance of Israel. As a congregation, we are well on our way to creating a new paradigm of Israel engagement for modern, liberal Jews. We could not have done so without the guidance and support of Makom.”

Michael Laufer, Lay Leader, Temple Shaaray Tefila, New York

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