Bring it On! Interview with Bring It In Israel founder
Project: Bring It In Israel is a Jewish sports leadership program for young people participating in long-term Israel programs where they run sports days for disadvantaged children throughout Israel. They then return to their communities in the Diaspora and run Israel/Sports Days for Jewish children in Hebrew schools.
In one sentence, tell us who you are.
I'm a sports-based youth development coach with a strong passion for Israel and Judaism.
What inspired you to embark on the path of an innovator?
I wanted to be my own boss.
What challenges do you foresee in your field?
I foresee the challenge of answering the question, "What big question are you struggling with right now?"
Who can you relate to in Jewish history (or in your field of interest)?
King David, because we have the same name and we do well with the ladies.
What is the most valuable thing you have learned from the PresenTense community?
The importance of budgeting your time.
Who have you met at PresenTense that has made the most impact on your project?
Brachie, because she kept telling me I had no sense of urgency.
What big question are you struggling with right now?
I'm struggling with the question, "What challenges do you foresee in your field?"
If all goes as planned, where will your project be one year from now?
Twenty young Jewish leaders will have graduated from the fellowship and will be running Israel sports days and Jewish coaches training sessions for their communities.
What do you hope to see change / to help change in your field in the next ten years?
Sports as an integrated part of Jewish education.
What is your vision for the future of PresenTense?
I want to see PresenTense as part of every Jewish community around the world.
David is just one of 16 fellows from the PresenTense Global Fellowship's Class of 2010. Read and learn about the others here.