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TAMID Group Pivots, Connecting Members to Israel Remotely

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Facing the global coronavirus pandemic, TAMID Group has pivoted all programs to run remotely.
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Members are interacting with Israel and each other from home.
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“We feel a sense of responsibility to carry the banner of creating and building a connection to Israel – and a sense of pride that, even in this complicated new world, we are poised to be as successful as ever,” said CEO Yoni Heilman.
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“Without travel, TAMID is one of the only campus organizations where participants are still engaging with Israelis. In a world where interactions between cultures are grinding to a halt, let us all step up to be leaders in remote bridge-building,” said Hannah Laifer, Chair of the Presidents’ Council and a student at Emory in an email to all students.
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The following is a summary of adjustments to TAMID’s programs.
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Campus

Even as campuses close, TAMID’s work continues. Our students have continued to connect the education, consulting, and investment tracks from wherever they may be. 139 consulting projects for Israeli companies are continuing remotely.
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A series of regional conferences planned across the country transformed into a single online conference that featured Israeli entrepreneurs, networking sessions, and an expert on leading remote teams.
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Fellowship
Our first priority is always the health and safety of all members. We have therefore made the difficult decision to hold the 2020 Fellowship in a remote format.
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We are proud that TAMID is uniquely suited to adapt to these challenging and uncertain times thanks to the preexisting remote infrastructure around our campus programs. We are confident that we will continue to provide value to our Fellows and our company partners throughout this chaotic time. Fellows will continue to work with Israeli companies, interact with Israeli startups, and receive extensive professional development, all from the safety of their homes.
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Pro
Still committed to providing community and professional development for our members, TAMID Pro has shifted to digital programming, including biweekly Lunch and Learns led by our Pro members, weekly Virtual Water Coolers and more opportunities to connect our Pros with our students for mentorship and professional development opportunities.
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Tikkun Olam Makers
TAMID is recruiting students and Pro members with an interest in 3D printing to join efforts led by Tikkun Olam Makers to respond to produce critical supplies for medical facilities. Interested members can learn more here.
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Work with TAMID
Many in our community are struggling during this time. We first and foremost feel compassion towards those who may be coping with health challenges, sick loved ones, and financial distress.
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In addition, many students are worried about how the current situation will impact their future careers, Pro members are far away from their families and aren’t sure what will happen within their industry, families are struggling to balance work and family, and more. If you are able and interested in helping one of our communities, contact Lexie Tuchman.
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What are some ways you can help?
  • Help Our Students: This can be an especially stressful time for our students who are applying for jobs and internships. Interested in helping them with their search, interview prep, or other professional development opportunities? Let us know!
  • Help Our Companies: Be a connector, advocate or partner for Israeli companies that are in need of additional support during this time.
  • Help Our Pro Members: Lend your expertise by hosting a TAMID Pro Lunch and Learn or connecting with our Pros about job or professional development opportunities.