Meet the Team

Fellows are expected to be largely self-directed and highly motivated in pursuit of the goals of the Fellowship. Fellows are fully independent and are responsible for establishing and managing their personal affairs and developing their own social circles in Israel. That said, Fellows will have extensive contact with one another in the midst of the DFI Learning Community and with the DFI Educators throughout their experience.

DFI Educators are a valuable resource for Fellows. They:

  • Serve as coaches in support of Fellows’ leadership development, assisting with Fellows’ assessment processes, goal development, and leadership exercises
  • Serve as advisors in the evolution of each Fellow’s Personal Learning Program
  • Are involved in all elements of planning and facilitating the DFI Learning Community

Fellows meet regularly with the DFI Educators throughout the year, in person and virtually. All elements of the Personal Learning Program must be approved by a DFI Educator.

Steven M. Jacobson, VP of Strategy (USA)

Aaren Alpert, DFI Director (USA)

Neil Harris, DFI Israel Director (Israel)

Idit Shitrit, DFI Israel Program Director (Israel)