Among Livnot’s 6,500+ alumni, over 1,500 of them have been involved in Jewish communal service and leadership roles across a wide spectrum of Jewish organizations and denominations in North America and Israel; impacting the Jewish World.

Livnot alumni are also inspired to create their own start-up organizations. As reflected in a 2011 study about Jewish Innovators who were alumni of 18 established Jewish educational programs, Livnot alumni ranked 12th on the list, despite the fact that Livnot was the only organization catering to those with no previous Jewish connection.

The following is a list of 25 Livnot alumni who are impacting their Jewish communities:

Name Title Organization
Andrew Rehfeld President and CEO Jewish Federation of St. Louis
Sam Sokolove Executive Director Jewish Federation of New Mexico
Vicki Compter Executive Director, Capital Gifts and Special Initiatives UJA-Federation of New York
Mirm Kriegel Director of Brand Strategy UJA-Federation of New York
Molly Wexler Director of Financial Resource Development Memphis Jewish Federation
Risa Herzog Director of Foundation Development Jewish Federation of Nashville
Eric Rosenthal Founder and Executive Director, and recipient of the 2013 Charles Bronfman Prize Disability Rights International


Lisa Colton Founder and President Darim Online – Helping Jewish Organizations align their work for success in the digital age
Michael Simon Executive Director Hillel at Northwestern
Ellen Mandel Goldstein Manager of Marketing and Communications Hillel International
Sarah Austin Program Director Birthright Israel at the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles
Terissa Schor Member of Alumni Board, and Co-chair of MASA Israel Alumni Summit NYC October 2013 MASA Israel – NYC
Mark Meridy Executive Director DOROT, NYC
Ilana Decker Education Seminar Leader, and Former Deputy Director of Northeast U.S. Region – AIPAC American Israel Education Foundation (AIEF) – Jerusalem (affiliated with AIPAC)
Matt Bar Founder and Executive Director Bible Raps
Yoni & Vivian Stadlin Co-Founding Directors Eden Village Camp
Shelley Hoffman & Jeff Dean Co-Founders Rhythm N’ Ruach – St. Louis
Faydra Shapiro Author of “Building Jewish Roots” (Winner of the Jewish Book of the Year Award, 2006) Director of the New Research Center for Studies in Jewish Christian Relations – Yezreel Valley College in Israel
Michal Smart Director of Jewish Studies Bi-Cultural Day School – Stamford, CT
David Brinn Managing Editor Jerusalem Post
Dr. Karla Goldman Director Jewish Communal Leadership Program – Univ. of Michigan
Eileen Levinson Founder and Director
Dana Margolis Professor and Senior Lecturer of Hebrew Studies  University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Jeremy Cowan Entrepreneur Founder and CEO of He’Brew, Schmaltz Brewing Company