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 invitation

Focal Point 2022 will once again be a hybrid event – with both online sessions and in-person meetups. But this year, we are making some changes, in order to make it an even more personalized and meaningful experience for each participant!

Sessions will be tailored to specific audiences. Attend only those that are relevant to you.

More in-person events around the world.

More days, but fewer online hours each day.

New opportunities for one-on-one, curated networking.

Larger delegations of staff from our partner organization, including country offices.

No registration fees!

Stay tuned for more information about Focal Point Fest. Over the next few weeks, we’ll let you know what sessions will be held, who our speakers will be, and more.

Registration will open in late May.

How can we work toward a more equitable and sustainable world while Covid-19 continues to expose and increase inequalities?

What actions can we take to engage a new generation of globally responsible leaders?

What strategies will allow us to build the capacity of Jewish and Israeli global service and international development organizations so that they can address global challenges?


Adam Azari

Founder and Head, The Jewish Effective Giving Initiative

Andrew Mandel

Founder, Tzedek Box

Annie Vainrub

Director of Education, CADENA

Becca Flyer

Interim CEO, KAHAL

Christine Williamson

Founder and Director, Duty of Care International

David Hertz

Co-Founder and President, Gastromotiva

Galla Isaac Stephen

Protection Program Manager, South Sudan Office, IsraAID

Gamal Palmer

Diversity and Inclusion Specialist

Gina Flash

Executive Director, Mensch

Dr. Jessica Beckerman

Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer, Muso

Lauren Keiles

Communities Manager, The Board of Deputies of British Jews

Lisa Eisen

Co-President, Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies

Liz Fisher

Executive Director of Amplifier and Senior Advisor for Philanthropy, Jewish Federations of North America

Mark Hetfield

President and CEO, HIAS

Sarah Eisenman

Chief Community and Jewish Life Officer, Jewish Federations of North America

Seth Davis


Yonatan Neril

Founder & Director, The Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development

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