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FELLOWS TALK ABOUT EXCEL

Here’s what just a few Excel Fellows have to say about the awesome and transformative experiences they had while interning in Israel.
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 2018
Eduardo Lew
ITESM
Internship: General Motors
Our Alumni

Where Excel Fellows Are Today

Our fellows have come a long way since they began their Excel journey. See what they’re up to and get a sample of what could await you.

Courtney Schatt

JP Morgan Chase

6 years after doing Excel - my cohort still remains my closest group of friends and most reliable professional network

Excel Internship

Tnuva

Duke University

Graduated: 2015

Andrew Giles

Facebook

Excel provided me with a lifelong network of some of the most talented, inspiring, and driven professionals (and friends!) I’ve ever met!

Excel Internship

Shaldor

Washington University

Graduated: 2016

Carly Steckel

Evercore

I could not have imagined, how impactful and important this community would be in my life following that one summer in Tel Aviv

Excel Internship

Deloitte

Cornell University

Graduated: 2018

Tai Bendit

LinkedIn

The community is incredible. Some of my closest friends are from Excel!

Excel Internship

Triventures

University of Pennsylvania

Graduated: 2015

Daniel Bronsoiler

DILA Capital

The people I got to meet have been extraordinary which I believe is the reason that truly sets Excel apart from any other experience

Excel Internship

Microsoft

ITAM

Graduated: 2020

Jaime Laniado

Nubank

The community, brotherhood and friendships formed thanks to excel are for ever and always start with the right foot

Excel Internship

Deloitte

TEC de Monterrey

Graduated: 2022

Ben Futoriansky

Cobalt Capital

The community has had a significant impact on my life, I'm constantly being inspired by the talented individuals in the Excel community

Excel Internship

Start-Up Nation Cent.

Schulich School of Business

Graduated: 2016

Gabby Abramowitz

HBO

The most significant aspect of my Excel experience is the amount of formative relationships I've built as part of the Excel community

Excel Internship

APCO Worldwide

University of Pennsylvania

Graduated: 2016

Richie Chaikof

Optum Ventures

The network of young Jewish professionals who are seeking to establish strong professional and personal ties to Israel is amazing

Excel Internship

Barclays IBD

Western University

Graduated: 2015

Max August

General Atlantic

Birthright Excel showed me the incredible opportunity to invest in Israeli high-tech and, quite simply, altered the trajectory of my career.

Excel Internship

Visa

Harvard

Graduated: 2020

Jackie Oestreicher

Bain & Company

Excel has introduced me to a community of mentors and lifelong friends who continuously inspire me.

Excel Internship

Thomson Reuters

Washington University

Graduated: 2018

Sam Roth

Bain & Company

Excel opened me up to a world of possibilities. The professional help I've received through the Excel network have jumpstarted my career

Excel Internship

Magma VP

Pennsylvania University

Graduated: 2020

Noah Ifergan

Appian

I look back at what was the best summer of my life and look forward to always being a part of this incredibly strong community

Excel Internship

Check Point Software

Queen's University

Graduated: 2020

Rebecca Landau

University of Miami
MD/MBA

For me, the most valuable aspect of Excel has been the supportive network and community of friends and mentors

Excel Internship

Triventures

Harvard University

Graduated: 2019

Brett Levine

D1

Making friends with some of the smartest Jews my age

Excel Internship

Magma

University of Pennsylvania

Graduated: 2015

Leora Owsiany

Accenture

The Excel community within and beyond the summer internship has become core to my professional and personal life

Excel Internship

Visa Innovation Centre

Queen's University

Graduated: 2015

Max Meyer

Thomas H. Lee Partners

The lasting relationships I formed in the Excel community have impacted me on a professional and personal level.

Excel 2019 Internship

ironSource

Tulane University

Graduated: 2019

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

DAY IN THE LIFE IN ISRAEL
Instagram story Takeovers
We handed our Instagram account over to our fellows, and as expected, fun times ensued. See this authentic view of their days in Israel for yourself!

Queen's University

BIRTHRIGHT ISRAEL EXCEL 2021

David Ifergan

Princeton University

BIRTHRIGHT ISRAEL EXCEL 2021

Naomi Benenson

Tecnologico de Monterrey

BIRTHRIGHT ISRAEL EXCEL 2021

Natalia Justus

Technologico de Monterey

BIRTHRIGHT ISRAEL EXCEL 2021

Ariela Cesarman

Brown University

BIRTHRIGHT ISRAEL EXCEL 2019

Zander Blitzer
Where our fellows are from