The Olami Impact Accelerator is a one-year program for 500 selected top young leaders from around the world who want to make a big impact in the Jewish world on a global platform. 

A key goal of the Olami Impact Accelerator is for Olami leaders to inspire others to engage and deepen their Jewish connection through Jewish study, through a closer connection to Israel and to other like-minded Jews around the world.

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If you’re charismatic, a passionate communicator and have a deep desire to develop yourself as a leader, this is your golden opportunity. Want to travel the continent and influence a global organization while receiving leadership training from the best in the field? Olami is looking for 15 regional ambassadors from around the world. Do you want to be one of them?
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250
Trips to choose from
4000+
Participants every year
10-21
Days of unforgettable experiences

industries represented

of students land one of their top 3 internships

“I am forever grateful to Olami for having the confidence in me to serve in these leadership roles. Olami has taught me invaluable leadership and interpersonal skills which will continue to carry on into my future career and life.”

David Abayev, Marlboro, New Jersey

Benefits

Top Jewish leaders

Leaders will meet CEOs, donors, MK’s from the State of Israel and social media gurus both online and offline at our weekends and Global Leaders Forum. They will learn from the best in real time and see how their vision could become a reality.

Global community

Participants will become part of the family and connect with over 500 change-makers from all across the world. Olami is in 320 locations. They will always have a place to stay now when they travel! They will inspire each other and make a difference together.

Jewish learning

Participants will learn about what it means to be a Jew and leadership from a Jewish perspective. They will gain confidence in what they are leading.

Personal growth

#BeTheChange Real leaders are always growing, developing and learning. We have mentors who can help them actualize their full potential.

Practical skills training

Participants will gain practical skills in the areas of social media, public speaking, pitching, fundraising and how to run events.

Practical skills training

Participants will gain practical skills in the areas of social media, public speaking, pitching, fundraising and how to run events.

Commitments

  • Two semesters of student engagement starting in September*
  • Attend a two-day leadership training program
  • Jewish leadership training once a week locally for 45 minutes
  • Jewish leadership training once a month online with all ambassadors for 1 hour. There will be 1 other trip and opportunity to attend the Olami Summit
  • Being part of a national team of ambassadors

* There is flexibility in how the hours/goals are achieved so it can work around class/study schedules

#MAKEYOURIMPACT

  • Connect

    Connect with a global network of 500 change makers at our Impact Forum in Spain.
  • MAKE A DIFFERENCE

    Make a difference in your community and meet top Jewish leaders.
  • Develop yourself

    Develop yourself personally and access training in real world skills.

Meet our executive mentors

Meet the dynamic, inspiring and successful executive mentors that want to enable you to live your best professional life possible. They are all passionate about Jewish wisdom and enabling you to achieve your goals.

Anna Usvitsky

NYU

Anna Usvitsky was raised in Brooklyn, NY and is now living in Greenwich Village while studying Finance and Statistics at NYU Stern School of Business. She was the President of the Stuyvesant High School Jewish Student Union where she built the Jewish club from 8 members to 45 members during her presidency. She built strong relationships with NCSY and Stand with Us as well as becoming Captain of Stuyvesant HS’s Girl’s Table Tennis Team! Anna expressed her creativity also through the arts becoming the Art Director for Theatrical Production. She was also on the Gilder Lehrman Institute Student Advisory Council. Anna founded the Jewish Student Union at Stuyvesant High School and can’t wait to make an impact on NYU’s campus with Olami.

Anna Usvitsky

NYU

Marlene Artov

NYU

Marlene Annabel Artov is 21 years old, born and raised in Brooklyn NY although her family is from the former Soviet Union. She grew up totally disconnected from her Jewish identity with practically no Jewish tradition. Marlene is a junior at NYU majoring in Politics with a minor in Urban Education and is very interested in the history of American education as well as different politics and policy surrounding it. Marlene is a natural leader taking on various leadership roles as mentor, tutor and volunteer coordinator at different times. She hopes to pursue a career in politics and advocacy.

Marlene Artov

NYU

David Abayev

Rutgers University

David Abayev is a Junior at Rutgers University, majoring in biology on a pre-dental track. He is involved with multiple Jewish organizations on campus including Meor, Rutgers Jewish Xperience, JMed, Chabad, and Hillel. As a leader, David is recruitment chair for Chavaya/RJX, public relations chair for JMed, standards chair for Alpha Epsilon Pi, and this upcoming semester, will be teaching 25 incoming freshmen who are interested in the field of dentistry.He is very excited to start this new chapter of his life with Olami and very grateful for the opportunity to inspire

David Abayev

Rutgers University

Michelle Grinberg

Rutgers University

Michelle Grinberg is a Junior at Rutgers University, she majors in Public Health on the Pre-Dental track. As a leader, Michelle has been actively involved in the Peer Mentor program working with Autistic students at Rutgers, was a teacher’s assistant and camp counsellor. Michelle went on Meor Israel and Meor Jinternship this summer and is excited to get involved with Olami and be able to share her experiences with others.

Michelle Grinberg

Rutgers University

Kendall Goldstein

University of Maryland

Kendall is a senior criminology and criminal justice major at the University of Maryland. Kendall is a natural leader and has channelled her care for others into helping those in crisis. She is a Hotline specialist at Community Crisis Services and answers phones for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, the Trevor Lifeline, Maryland 211, several hotlines that place homeless people in local shelters and more. She was Vice President of the Student Government Executive Board. During her term, she gave a presentation in front of the Board of Education, planned several programs including Homecoming and the related festivities, and organized an anti-bullying campaign.

Kendall Goldstein

University of Maryland

Seth Eisenberg

University of Maryland

Born and raised in Maryland, Seth is one of two kids and is currently a sophomore chemistry major and public leadership minor at the University of Maryland. Seth graduated from the International Baccalaureate program at Richard Montgomery High School and got connected to MEOR through a family member. Seth signed up for the Maimonides program, then went on birthright with MEOR and got selected as an Olami Campus Ambassador for University of Maryland. Seth will be attending MEOR Israel and Jinternship this summer, he hopes to continue his Jewish learning and further involvement in the community as well as to use his chemistry degree in order to help people. Seth loves juggling, rock climbing, and spending time with his friends.

Seth Eisenberg

University of Maryland

Isabella Peresiper

George Washington University

Isabella Peresiper is currently a junior in the business school at The George Washington University and is working her way towards a BBA with a double concentration in marketing and hospitality & event management. She is the daughter of former USSR refugees. Her parents from Ukraine and Moldova, were forced to leave because of their Jewish faith. They came to America for religious freedom and a better life for their future children. Isabella’s first language is Russian, then English and she studied several years of Spanish in school. Her leadership experience includes Standards Chair for Sigma Delta Tau Sorority, Past Risk Manager for Sigma Delta Tau Sorority, Captain of Varsity Tennis, Treasurer of GW’s chapter of Student Alliance for Prison Reform and Co-President of Long Island Toy Lending Center and Students Taking Active Roles Together.

Isabella Peresiper

George Washington University

Andi Heffez

George Washington University

Andi, is a senior at The George Washington University, majoring in International Affairs and Economics. She grew up in Milwaukee and has done two semesters abroad in Madrid. On campus, she is heavily involved in Jewish life, active in MEOR, Chabad, and Hillel, as well as other related student organizations, such as TAMID and GW for Israel. Andi is Director of Programming at GW for Israel and an Executive Board Member for Chabad GW. She has been on Meor Israel and Hasbara Fellowships. In her free times, she enjoys going on runs in DC and going out with friends

Andi Heffez

George Washington University

Jessica Nevis

George Washington University

Born in Suffern, New York, Jessica Nevis moved to California where she lived for 4 years until at age 6, she and her family moved to East Brunswick, New Jersey. Since a young age, Jessica has had a passion for health and science. She danced for 10 years at First Position Dance Studio and was involved in many extra-curricular activities during her high school years such as B’nai Brith Youth Organization, National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society and Art Honor Society. She is now a sophomore at Temple University and is majoring in kinesiology and is in the accelerated physical therapy program. She is involved with Temple Pre-Physical Therapy Association, Jewish Heritage Program, Alpha Epsilon Phi Sorority and is on the Hillel Social Committee at Temple University. Jessica became involved with Olami through her involvement in Meor after doing the Maimonides Leaders Fellowship in the fall 2017 semester. She plans to attend the Meor Israel Trip this summer with MEOR and is excited to continue being involved in Olami and Meor.

Jessica Nevis

George Washington University

Marc Malling

George Washington University

Marc was born in Brick, NJ. The youngest of three boys, he played baseball, basketball, and soccer throughout his childhood. After 9/11, Marc developed a strong passion for politics. In high school Marc became the Mock Trial captain and was involved with various Jewish

Marc Malling

George Washington University

Marc Malling

George Washington University

Marc was born in Brick, NJ. The youngest of three boys, he played baseball, basketball, and soccer throughout his childhood. After 9/11, Marc developed a strong passion for politics. In high school Marc became the Mock Trial captain and was involved with various Jewish

Marc Malling

George Washington University

Marc Malling

George Washington University

Marc was born in Brick, NJ. The youngest of three boys, he played baseball, basketball, and soccer throughout his childhood. After 9/11, Marc developed a strong passion for politics. In high school Marc became the Mock Trial captain and was involved with various Jewish

Marc Malling

George Washington University

Marc Malling

George Washington University

Marc was born in Brick, NJ. The youngest of three boys, he played baseball, basketball, and soccer throughout his childhood. After 9/11, Marc developed a strong passion for politics. In high school Marc became the Mock Trial captain and was involved with various Jewish

Marc Malling

George Washington University

Marc Malling

George Washington University

Marc was born in Brick, NJ. The youngest of three boys, he played baseball, basketball, and soccer throughout his childhood. After 9/11, Marc developed a strong passion for politics. In high school Marc became the Mock Trial captain and was involved with various Jewish

Marc Malling

George Washington University

Jewish leaders walk the walk. We believe that the greater the foundation a Jewish leader has, the stronger the clarity one has about what it means to be a Jew and how to live those values, the more one is effective and the more one can inspire and lead.

OPPORTUNITIES

We take Jewish leadership seriously and are committed to developing, empowering and training leaders to further develop their leadership potential. Our goal is to inspire and empower you as a Jewish leader to build yourself, lead with confidence, implement ideas and increase Jewish engagement across the globe. We need leaders. Jewish leaders. Leaders who are educated, informed and lead from clarity, strength and integrity. Leaders who want to be great in themselves, are committed to growth and want to make a difference in the world.

Opportunities

There will be various exclusive opportunities to meet VIPs such as donors, businessmen and political leaders along the journey, plug into our strong global community with over 320 organizations and expand career options. Olami has also hired former student leaders who went through our programs. Your ticket to the top starts with Olami.
320
MEMBER-ORGANIZATIONS
40
STUDENT-LED INNOVATION PROJECTS launched in 2017
28
COUNTRIES around the world
6,000+
DELEGATES ATTEND TRIPS to Israel and Poland each year
2,000+
DEDICATED AND PROFESSIONAL STAFF
2,000
EVENTS EACH WEEK either on campus or within the local community
45,000
YOUNG ADULTS engaged each year
$100 mln
operating budget
Leading innovation projects include
JLF, JU Max, Student Innovation Incubator, JInternship.

Explore our Israel trips

Our trips to Israel offer you the unique opportunity to explore the land, to volunteer or work, while meeting with local Israelis and learning about our rich Jewish heritage. After our trips, Israel will hold a special place in your heart and mind. Forever.

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FAQs

As you pour the first glass of your favorite Chianti or Chardonnay and settle into an intimate Friday evening, you wonder about the wine’s origins. Look no further for the answer to your fleeting Friday night queries-Italy, land of romantics, heroic epics and passionately-written plays. In the countryside and cities where the Renaissance began it seems fitting to find a hedonistic exploration of the richest vineyards in the world to suit even the pickiest travelers. Best known for its world-renowned wines paired with decadent cuisine and intertwined with the rich culture of the people who produce it, it’s not just another spot on the globe- it’s a destination filled with memories to last a lifetime.

With La Dolce Vita the sky is the limit for destinations and experiences. They’ve thought of everything- from famous vineyards to elegant accommodations. The names are all familiar: Sicily, Tuscany, Venice, Verona-but these places are more than just a name on a fine bottle or a magical place in a Shakespearean play. With La Dolce Vita the countryside and cities become real as you taste “the good life” firsthand.

A relaxing walking tour of the Amalfi Coast in south Naples, home of outstanding wines from ancient Greek grapes, such as Aglianico, Greco di Tufo, and Fiano di Avellino, is just one amazing tour. Enjoy hillsides covered in lemon trees and umbrella pines, fresh seafood and the breathtaking sea that gave it life as Mt. Vesuvius rises behind you in majestic and ancient grace. If wheels and pedals are more to your liking you can coast through the countryside of Chianti Classico in Tuscany and see the dense forests and medieval castles that gave birth to wine of the same name. Enjoy authentic pasta fagioli prepared with handmade pasta and porcini mushrooms. A full glass of Chianti in your hand you watch the sun sets across the winding vineyards below you.

These tours are made for lovers and groups alike, as well as offering customized tours and additional single accommodations. Designed to dazzle the most inexperienced, as well as most elegant wine connoisseur, tours run May to November and are generally booked for five day and six nights stays.

These tours are made for lovers and groups alike, as well as offering customized tours and additional single accommodations. Designed to dazzle the most inexperienced, as well as most elegant wine connoisseur, tours run May to November and are generally booked for five day and six nights stays.

As you pour the first glass of your favorite Chianti or Chardonnay and settle into an intimate Friday evening, you wonder about the wine’s origins. Look no further for the answer to your fleeting Friday night queries-Italy, land of romantics, heroic epics and passionately-written plays. In the countryside and cities where the Renaissance began it seems fitting to find a hedonistic exploration of the richest vineyards in the world to suit even the pickiest travelers. Best known for its world-renowned wines paired with decadent cuisine and intertwined with the rich culture of the people who produce it, it’s not just another spot on the globe- it’s a destination filled with memories to last a lifetime.

With La Dolce Vita the sky is the limit for destinations and experiences. They’ve thought of everything- from famous vineyards to elegant accommodations. The names are all familiar: Sicily, Tuscany, Venice, Verona-but these places are more than just a name on a fine bottle or a magical place in a Shakespearean play. With La Dolce Vita the countryside and cities become real as you taste “the good life” firsthand.

A relaxing walking tour of the Amalfi Coast in south Naples, home of outstanding wines from ancient Greek grapes, such as Aglianico, Greco di Tufo, and Fiano di Avellino, is just one amazing tour. Enjoy hillsides covered in lemon trees and umbrella pines, fresh seafood and the breathtaking sea that gave it life as Mt. Vesuvius rises behind you in majestic and ancient grace. If wheels and pedals are more to your liking you can coast through the countryside of Chianti Classico in Tuscany and see the dense forests and medieval castles that gave birth to wine of the same name. Enjoy authentic pasta fagioli prepared with handmade pasta and porcini mushrooms. A full glass of Chianti in your hand you watch the sun sets across the winding vineyards below you.

These tours are made for lovers and groups alike, as well as offering customized tours and additional single accommodations. Designed to dazzle the most inexperienced, as well as most elegant wine connoisseur, tours run May to November and are generally booked for five day and six nights stays.

As you pour the first glass of your favorite Chianti or Chardonnay and settle into an intimate Friday evening, you wonder about the wine’s origins. Look no further for the answer to your fleeting Friday night queries-Italy, land of romantics, heroic epics and passionately-written plays. In the countryside and cities where the Renaissance began it seems fitting to find a hedonistic exploration of the richest vineyards in the world to suit even the pickiest travelers. Best known for its world-renowned wines paired with decadent cuisine and intertwined with the rich culture of the people who produce it, it’s not just another spot on the globe- it’s a destination filled with memories to last a lifetime.

With La Dolce Vita the sky is the limit for destinations and experiences. They’ve thought of everything- from famous vineyards to elegant accommodations. The names are all familiar: Sicily, Tuscany, Venice, Verona-but these places are more than just a name on a fine bottle or a magical place in a Shakespearean play. With La Dolce Vita the countryside and cities become real as you taste “the good life” firsthand.

A relaxing walking tour of the Amalfi Coast in south Naples, home of outstanding wines from ancient Greek grapes, such as Aglianico, Greco di Tufo, and Fiano di Avellino, is just one amazing tour. Enjoy hillsides covered in lemon trees and umbrella pines, fresh seafood and the breathtaking sea that gave it life as Mt. Vesuvius rises behind you in majestic and ancient grace. If wheels and pedals are more to your liking you can coast through the countryside of Chianti Classico in Tuscany and see the dense forests and medieval castles that gave birth to wine of the same name. Enjoy authentic pasta fagioli prepared with handmade pasta and porcini mushrooms. A full glass of Chianti in your hand you watch the sun sets across the winding vineyards below you.

These tours are made for lovers and groups alike, as well as offering customized tours and additional single accommodations. Designed to dazzle the most inexperienced, as well as most elegant wine connoisseur, tours run May to November and are generally booked for five day and six nights stays.