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Director's Welcome


Dear friends, 


We started Thrive in 2014 because we noticed how much of an impact living in Israel for over four months had on students. We partnered with Hebrew U to build onto their study abroad program creating a close-knit cohort of students who wanted to go deeper exploring the Jewish homeland. 


Being part of “normal” life here, meeting the people, and exploring the land left students with a nuanced appreciation of Israel and a deeper understanding of themselves as young Jewish leaders. Since then, we have added a partnership with Tel Aviv University and continue to grow our alumni family. 


Nothing makes me more proud than seeing the accomplishments - personal, professional, and otherwise - of our alumni. They are constantly referring to transformative experiences on Thrive as the inspiration behind some of their biggest decisions in life. I hope to welcome you and many more students to a semester on Thrive.

Rabbi Adi Isaacs

Meet Our Staff

Rabbi Adi Isaacs

Founder and Director

Moshe & Zoe Knecht
Moshe & Zoe Knecht (AKA Mo & Zo)

Assistant Directors at Thrive HU 

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Chaya Leybov

Administrative Director

Meet Our Staff

The Executive Board

Meet the Board
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Lance Hirt

Partner, Stonecourt Capital

Daniel Reich

COO, HGI Capital Management

Kim Hartman

Founder, KH Designs

Hillel Davis

COO, Fiveblocks

Andrew Neff

Vice President at Gartner Invest

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