Link was created by a team of innovative educators, curriculum developers and educational consultants who wanted to share their passion and excitement about Israel with their students.

National Director Of Middle School Education and Programming

Mina Rush

LINK Midwest Associate Director

Matt Rissien

Advisory Committee

Yael Weinstock Mashbaum, M.A. Ed., DeLeT Fellow, Curriculum Consultant
Ilana Zadok, M.A. Ed.
Yad Ben Zvi Institute
Uriel Rosenbaum, Beit Zinati
Aviva Tessler, Founder and Executive Director – Operation Embrace
Dr. Reuven Gafni, Deputy Head, The Institute for research of Eretz-Israel, Yad Ben-Zvi, Jerusalem
Professor Dotan Arad, Hebrew University
Dr. Nirit Shalev Khalifa, Yad Ben Zvi Institute
Dr. Elad Ben Dror, Bar Ilan University
Dr. Aaron Willis, Chief Learning Officer, Social Studies School Service


The Sandra and Lawrence Post Family Foundation
The Etta E. Jonas Israel Fellowship
The Shear Family Foundation
The Lou Dunst Foundation
Tad Taube Philanthropies
The Koret Foundation