Focal Point

OLAM’s annual Focal Point gathering is an exclusive opportunity for Jewish individuals and organizations engaged in global service, international development, and humanitarian aid to network, exchange ideas and best practices, and celebrate their shared commitment to serving the world’s most vulnerable individuals.

Focal Point 2022 was once again a hybrid event – with both online sessions and in-person events and meetups. But this year, we renamed it and reworked it, in order to make it an even more personalized and meaningful experience for each participant!


Jonathan Arogeti

Humanitarian Communications Coordinator, CARE USA

Matthew Breman

Global Director, YEO 2030, Making Cents International

Yonatan Bukhdruker

Project Manager, Pears Program for Global Innovation

Ran Cohen Harounoff

Founder and Strategic Manager, Early Starters International

Thaiza Dias

Senior Project Manager, Gabriel Project Mumbai

Rabbi Jessy Dressin

Senior Director of Jewish Education, Repair the World

Selda Edris

WASH coordinator, IsraAID

Lisa Eisen

Co-President, Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies

Tali Gottlieb

COO, Volcani International Partnerships

Leoni Groot

Operations and Development Officer, Humble Smile Foundation

Rabbi Shai Held

President and Dean, Hadar

Einav Levy

Founding Director, The Israeli School of Humanitarian Action and Lucien Research Center for Humanitarian Action

Ruth Messinger

Global Ambassador, American Jewish World Service (AJWS)

Rabbi Joshua Mikutis

Director Of Design & Jewish Learning, Rabbinic Director Weitzman - JDC Fellowship, JDC Entwine

Ekaterina Mitiaev

Head of Impact and Livelihoods, World Jewish Relief

Joanne Moore

Acting Managing Director, Pears Program for Global Innovation

Rabbi Yonatan Neril

Founder & Director, The Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development

Michal Smith

Director of Communications, Innovation: Africa

Diana Szteinberg

Jewish Service Corps (JSC) Fellow, JDC GRID

Highlights from In-Person Events

People gathered at OLAM's in-person Focal Point event

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