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What is the Excel Fellowship?

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What is the Excel Fellowship?

A highly selective business leadership fellowship for university students or IDF Officers and NCO (Nagad) from elite units interested in the worlds of business and/or technology.

The lifelong fellowship begins with an immersive summer program engaging with Israel’s changemakers in business, technology, social impact, public policy, Jewish identity and more.

Israeli Excel Fellows are each paired with International Excel Fellows who intern at business and tech companies in and around Tel Aviv.

After the summer, Israeli Fellows become part of the Global Excel Community consisting of over 1K members with countless opportunities to engage in professional development, networking, social impact initiatives and more. Excel provides the resources and guidance on your path toward becoming a next generation Jewish business leader.

Advance your Career

Connect with Global Business Leaders

Meet and learn from internationally-renowned industry executives – from guest speaking sessions to interactive workshops to one-to-one opportunities — your career path will be positively shaped with the help of this prestigious network of game-changers.

Gain strategic insights and get the inside scoop on today’s business and tech landscape during intimate speaking events led by thought leaders in the fields of:

Biotech | Business Development | Consulting | Engineering | Finance | Marketing | Startups | Technology and Venture Capital

Join a Global Professional Network

Join a Global Professional Network

Israeli Excel Fellows are a bridge to Israeli culture for US and international Excel Fellows. For some, the summer program represents their first visit to Israel.

The ability to share Israel through an authentic lens is a unique and powerful aspect of the Excel Fellowship. Each Israeli Excel Fellow is matched one-on-one with an international Excel Fellow. They engage with each other at evening events and weekend trips and build relationships well beyond, often becoming lifelong friends.

Relationships are created with an international community of highly accomplished and ambitious young adults from diverse backgrounds who are similarly passionate about becoming leaders in their chosen industries. Nurture your professional development after the summer with Excel community-led experiences. Pursue business and social impact initiatives with global peer Excel Fellows to strengthen the Jewish communities abroad and the Israeli business sector.

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The Israeli Summit


The Israeli Excel community of fellows gathers as full group each year to learn from distinguished business and tech leaders, and celebrate community activities

WHAT WE DO

WHY BIRTHRIGHT ISRAEL EXCEL?

With Birthright Israel Excel, you’ll gain more than just valuable professional skills and connections – you’ll gain the experience of a lifetime.

Being a Birthright Israel Excel Fellow means spending one moment with leaders from the Israeli ecosystem, and then another wine tasting in Ramat HaGolan with your international Excel Fellow peers. It means building marketable professional skills and creating meaningful connections across numerous industries. It means making friends who become family from all around the world.

You’ll have the opportunity to attend speaker events three times a week during the summer and join two adventure packed weekend trips within Israel, each with the full Excel group of international fellows.

So what are you waiting for? Yalla!

HEAR FIRST HAND

FELLOWS Talk about Excel

EXCEL ALUMNI TALK ABOUT WHAT MADE EXCEL A REMARKABLE EXPERIENCE
BIRTHRIGHT ISRAEL EXCEL 2017
Rotem Benkel
IDC
BIRTHRIGHT ISRAEL EXCEL 2015
Hannah Frankl
UC Berkeley
Internship: Microsoft Ventures
BIRTHRIGHT ISRAEL EXCEL 2016
Tali Vogelstein
University of Pennsylvania
Internship: Genesis Partners & The Junction
BIRTHRIGHT ISRAEL EXCEL 2016
Josh Fagel
Stanford
Internship: StageOne Ventures
BIRTHRIGHT ISRAEL EXCEL 2019
Eduardo Lew
ITESM
Internship: General Motors
LET’S HELP YOU GET STARTED

Your journey with birthright Israel excel

Start your journey with us. You’re just a few simple steps away.
1

Apply for the program starting early December.

2

If you’re a fit, we will contact you to begin the interview process
(make sure to check out our eligibility rules).

3

Congratulations, you’re in! For 10 weeks, engage in high profile speaker events, enjoy immersive summer trips, learn professional skills and connect with international young professionals.

4

Join a lifelong community of friends who become family and a prestigious network that has your back.

PARTNER COMPANIES WITH BIRTHRIGHT ISRAEL EXCEL

OUR ALUMNI

WHERE EXCEL FELLOWS ARE TODAY

Over one unforgettable summer, Israeli students and IDF Officers met with young professionals from all over the world, and then became a part of our life-long community. Here is where our fellows are today:

Naama Noy

Fiverr

If you’re looking to build new connections and friendships with the most intelligent and creative minds, you came to the right place.

IDC

Graduated: 2017

Aviv Wolff

Remilk

An Excel alumnus is privileged to receive the lessons learned and the hands-on work are invaluable thanks to the exciting and singular Excel team.

Excel Year

2019

Shir Fridman

IntSights

For me it was a life changing event. It really helped me to dare to choose a career outside of the military service(IDF).

IDC

Graduated: 2019

Shahar Peled

Eternity

Excel has lead me to the understanding that I too can become a tech leader even without being a tech guy only by learning some basics.

IDC

Graduated: 2021

Oz Reshef

Wix.com

Networking, it will change your life

University of Haifa

Graduated: 2010

Tommy Barav

Magical

The word “community” didn’t have a meaning to me until I joined Excel. It is the most optimized environment for finding business partners, cofounders, and even your soulmate.

IDC

Graduated: 2013

Erez Naaman

Scopio Labs

It is a very active network made up of wonderful people who can support you on your path.

Hebrew University

Graduated: 2003

Hadar Pode

Porsche Digital

Joining the Excel community has been one of the most impactful decisions I have made throughout my professional career.

IDC Herzliya

Graduated: 2013

Almog Zoosman Lehman

AMITI

Excel taught me how to take curiosity to the next level, the importance of networking, and making the most out of a lecture. The alumni community is one of the most successful communities I've known.

Excel Year

2016

GOT A QUESTION?
Here’s what people are asking

What are the dates of the program?

For summer 2022, the program will run from Tuesday, June 7th-Friday, August 12th.

When is the application deadline?

Application deadline for Summer 2022 will be in mid-January.

Can individuals who have previously joined Birthright Israel trips apply for the program?

Yes. Participation on a Birthright Israel 10-day trip does not affect your eligibility for Birthright Israel Excel.

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