Meet The Team
P2G Domestic Consortium
Jewish Federation of
Florida’s Gulf Coast
Becca has a background in both Jewish and special education and has spent the last few years working at a synagogue in NYC developing curriculum and family programming. In addition to her role as P2G Coordinator, Becca also teaches Jewish Studies part-time and runs the PJ Library and outreach program for the Jewish Federation of Florida’s Gulf Coast.
When Becca is not working, she can be found exploring the new restaurant scene, cheering on the Wisconsin Badgers, and exploring the beaches and parks with her husband and two dogs.
Director of Planning and
Jewish Federation & Jewish Foundation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee
Adam Bronstone is the Director of Planning and Israel Partnerships for the Federation. He is originally from Canada and worked and lived in several communities in both the United States and Canada. Having grown up living and visiting Israel several times, for Adam the Partnership is about being part of a global Jewish family. When not working, Adam spends time riding with his wife and staying out of the way of their many cats!
Director of Planning and
Director of Community Initiatives and Engagement
Charleston Jewish Federation
Erin lives in Charleston, SC, with her husband and adorable cat, Freya! She loves cooking, board games and travel. Partnership2Gether is so special to her- and was even the impetus for a career change from teaching to Jewish professional work. To Erin - P2G means friends for life.
Maya lives in Pardes-Hanna with her husbend, Oren, and their 5 children.
Maya’s professional career combines administrative-management positions in social areas. Within this framework she worked with special needs populations, youth at risk and in the last decade as coordinator of programs and missions in the "Partnership2Gether" of the Jewish Agency, responsible for promoting interactions, bridges, cultural gaps and different interest and expectations and try to find ways to stress and channel the common denominators between our communities into living bridge programs.
Married to Nitzan and mother of 3, Shimrit lives in Pardes-Hanna Karkur. After being a summer Shlicha in Richmond, VA, more than 20 years ago, Shimrit returned to P2G as Programs Coordinator and quicly felt home with friends and family in Israel and in our Jewish communities. In her spare time Shimrit volunteers in an organization for disabled IDF veterans and children with special needs. Most of the time you can find her hiking or canyoning with her family.
Victoria lives in Tzur Yitzhak, married to Michael and a mother of 2 girls. Started her path at the Jewish Agency in 2009 as a Coordinator at the "Youth Futures" program. Joined the Partnerships' family at 2018 and discovered a wonderful new world of people-to-people connections across the sea. When she is not doing her magic at the P2G, Victoria is a Judaica artist, designing and creating at her home based studio
Director of Donor Relations and Strategic Impact
Greensboro Jewish Federation
Laura has over 10 years of experience in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors, specializing in relationship management and strategic impact analysis. After growing up in Miami and graduating from Florida State University, Laura left the state to spend time volunteering in northern Israel and to work for the Jewish Agency’s Partnership2Gether Division in Jerusalem. Arriving in Greensboro in 2012, Laura met her husband Ari and together they have a toddler, Lev, a sweet rescue dog, Yofi, and another baby boy on the way! For Laura, P2G means connection, love, extended family, warmth and maybe just a little bit of chutzpah.
Director of Community Impact and Planning
Jewish Community Federation of Richmond
Sara is from Richmond, VA. She loves musical theater and spending time outdoors with friends.
Partnership means family to her: "even though we are on different sides of the world, we are all family with a same love of Israel and Jewish community".
Jewish Knoxville P2G Committee
Knoxville Jewish Alliance
Marc is married to Susan for 30 years and have 2 grown sons. He attended the first teacher Exchange in 2008 or 2009. Retired as a public school teacher in October of 2013 and now teach English as a Second Language (ESL) online to children in China.
Marc enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his dogs and cats
Federation of Jewish Communities
in the Czech Republic
Tereza was born and raised in Czech Republic. She holds a nursing degree and worked in the medical and paramedic fields. Later on she coordinated various social projects. She is also an expat who lived in the Washington, D.C. area for 10 years. She is married and the mother of two children, Ester and Matyas.
She has worked at the Federation since 2018 however she has been volunteering in the Jewish community for many years.
P2G is for her to create sustainable and meaningful relationships with colleagues and friends, to create a triangle connecting American, Israeli and European Jewry.
P2G Program Director
Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga
Ann lives on the edge of the Chattahoochee National Forest with her family, dogs and lots of woodland creatures. She is a sculptor by training, and use those skills to create environments for people, whether as art or as places for people to have conversations.
Partnership is an important way for her to build her relationship to Israel.
It’s all about the people.
Jewish Federation of
Lee & Charlotte County
Debbie is originally from New York and currently resides in Southwest Florida. She has a son, Ian, at USF in Tampa and lives at home with her significant other Lee and his daughter MacKenzi. When Debbie is not on her boat, she enjoys reading, the beach and making jewelry.
For Debbie, the Partnership is the ultimate way she and her community are able to stay connected to Israel, meet new people and learn the culture.
Benny was born and raised in Richmond VA. Growing up he went to the Rudlin Torah Academy Hebrew Day School and then Yeshiva of VA for high school. While he did not grow up observant, judaism has been integral to his life and who he has become, starting with his education. After high school Benny went on to the University of Cincinnati where he was involved in a variety of activities from playing water polo for the school team to AEPi. Upon graduation he began a year of working as an AIPAC fellow, fundraising to support for one of his favorite places Israel. Naturally when this program came along he couldn't resist and he is so excited to get to spend the better part of a year in Israel!
Jasmine is a proud Charleston, South Carolina native. She couldn’t be more excited to move to Israel this year- after spending the last two years in France, she is ready to come back to her favorite place (and never leave). Jasmine is a big fan of music, exploring the world, feeding her friends, learning about Jewish history, and meeting new people, so feel free to send her a message and chat!