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Rabbi Randy Brown - Founder/Partner, Sales & Marketing

Originally from South Florida, Rabbi Brown received his BA from University of Florida in 1995. He spent his Junior year at Tel Aviv University and returned to Israel to complete his MBA at Bar-Ilan University. Rabbi Brown taught Business English at Berlitz and assisted several high-tech firms with sales & marketing plans. Fluent in Hebrew & Spanish, he volunteered as Foreign Relations Correspondent for Former Prime Minister Shimon Peres.


After a successful career in Commercial Real Estate and Telecommunications, Rabbi Brown enrolled at the Jewish Theological Seminary to attain an MA in Jewish Education. During his tenure in Los Angeles as Director of Interreligious Affairs for American Jewish Committee (AJC), Randy was ordained at Academy of Jewish Religion, CA in 2010.

Randy proudly serves as a United States Department of Defense Civilian Rabbi at Arlington National Cemetery, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital & Walter Reed National Medical Center. Rabbi Brown also serves as an Associate for Clal (The National Jewish Center for Learning & Leadership) in order to bring Active Duty United States Chaplains to Israel.

Randy has served as a delegate at the previous four World Zionist Congress and represents Kol Israel on the American Zionist Movement Board

Rabbi Brown currently lives in Washington, DC, with his wife Cantor Arianne Brown, their three sons Yonah, Nati and Caleb.


Claudia Kraut - Partner, Governance & Programming

Claudia was raised in a Zionist reform Jewish family in Stamford, CT. She spent her career developing and implementing commercial strategies with leading companies in health insurance, health technology, and digital therapeutics such as telehealth, app-based chronic condition management platforms, and electronic benefits administration. Currently Claudia is Founding Principal of HealthGTM, which provides commercial sales and market access consulting to firms entering the HealthTech space.

Claudia’s connection to Israel and Jewish leadership spans her entire life. Her family visited often throughout her childhood. She spent her tenth grade year on Kibbutz Kfar Blum in the upper Galilee, where she worked the cotton fields and chicken house and endured missile attacks from Hezbollah. After undergraduate studies at Columbia University, Claudia enrolled in Tel Aviv University’s MBA program, which was interrupted by the Gulf War.


Claudia has served on the board of her synagogue; chaired Tzahal Shalom, which brings active duty IDF officers to the U.S. for a dialogue with diverse populations; is a founding Board Member of Jewish Student Connect, for secular high school students; is a founding Board Member of Gendler Grapevine for the Environment, which supports Jewish conservation projects; has been actively involved in FIDF; is a United Jewish Federation Lion of Judah; and she serves in her local Chevra Kadisha and sits on its board. Further connecting her, Claudia’s son made aliyah just this summer and awaits orders to begin his army service. She also has a niece in reserves in a combat unit.

Claudia enjoys trail and ultra running, singing, and photography.

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Steven  Kravitz - Partner, Finance & Administration

Steven Kravitz brings over 30 years of working in the non-profit sector providing innovative strategic, financial, programmatic and technology acumen, working closely with the leadership to integrate and align the organization’s strategic planning, financial management and programmatic efforts for future growth and sustainability.  Steven attended summer camps as a child and then rose through the ranks of the staff of the camp he had attended.  Early in his career he was hired to help start the Jewish summer camp Capital Camps and Retreat Center as the Director of Operations.  He has also been the Executive Director of a major metropolitan congregation for nine years.  


Steven has been to Israel many times, three times between October and December 2023, and has a son who lives there.  His favorite place is a bakery adjacent to Machane Yehuda in Jerusalem called Marzipan. He resides in Rockville, Maryland.


Imbar Slavat - Mission Leader & Marketing Coordinator 

Imbar Slavat is a recent olah from Toronto, Canada. She graduated from Ryerson University with a degree in Radio and Television Production. Since then she’s had experience working in marketing, tourism, television production, and Jewish non-profits. 


Having been raised by an Israeli mother, a love of Israel had been instilled in her from an early age. She moved to Israel because she wanted to experience living in the Jewish people's homeland, and she quickly fell in love with its culture, food, and people. 


Since the massacre of October 7th, she has dedicated her time to volunteering to help heal and rebuild this beautiful land. Including coordinating the rehoming of families evacuated from the South during the war, assisting evacuated families with acquiring basic resources, employment, and schooling, and facilitating the running of a camp for the evacuated children by recruiting volunteers/families and acquiring



She is very excited to join this incredible project that aims to help heal and rebuild Israel with the help of dedicated volunteers from all over the world.


Alex Zaprudsky  - Mission Leader

Alex Zaprudsky is a licensed tour guide and Israel educator. His experience with traveling around Israel with groups from around the world has allowed him to connect with many of the famous sites in the country, and now has the opportunity to take volunteers to help the places that feed Israel.


Alex holds a B.A. in Communication Studies from The University of Iowa and Masters in Middle Eastern Studies from Tel Aviv University. He has held many roles in Israel's tourism industry including operations manager, education manager, and tour guide.


He loves the food culture in Israel - ask him where to get the best scoop of ice cream, delicious brunch, or a hearty bowl of hummus.

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