Elana is an expert in gender inclusion in Jewish life, and has been working with Jewish organizations and communities since 2006. Elana facilitates meaningful discussions on gender, and helps create practical, strategic plans for advancing the values of inclusion, compassion, peoplehood and tikkun olam. Elana 's particular expertise in writing has helped many organizations craft a powerful mission for advancing social change in Jewish environments.
Elana's clients have included Beit Hatfutsot, The Museum of the Jewish People; The Center for Women's Justice; Eshel Avraham Masorti Synagogue of Beer Sheva; The Jewish Congregation of Maui; Eretz Acheret; Israeli Flying Aid, The Hartman Institute and more.
"Over the nearly six years that Elana has worked with Beit Hatfutsot her knowledge and skills in the area of marketing communications have helped produce our signature quality content. She is a talented writer, a consummate professional, and a pleasure to work with."
Avinoam Armoni, CEO
Beit Hatfutsot – The Museum of the Jewish People
“I want to express my enormous gratitude to you, Dr. Sztokman, for helping me prepare my lecture for the theology conference at the Shalom Hartman Institute. Your coaching and consulting on language, style, and presentation helped make my lecture a resounding success. I really enjoyed our work together, and the high quality of your professionalism, even under some intense time pressure. Looking forward to continued cooperation.”
Dr. Shraga Bar-On
The Shalom Hartman Institute
"We met two years ago, and since our paths have crossed, I do not have enough words to describe the service that you give our organization, which is exceptional in the spectrum of giving in Israel. And that is despite your busy and intense schedule. The support, the vision, the strategizing, and your knowledge and understanding of Jewish philanthropy and Israeli society have enabled us to build sharp and focused content, with a strong influence on our own audiences. Thank you for all the hours spent on writing, editing, and framing our important materials in a way that helps us grow and be the kind of strong organization that we want to be."
Founder and CEO, Israeli Flying Aid
"The Israel Adult Education Institute has quite a bit of experience with the professional work of Dr. Elana Sztokman. Elana is a professional of the highest order. She has tremendous abilities in writing, translating, editing, negotiating, and producing fundraising and marketing materials. Personally, Elana is reliable, thorough, open to ideas, and energetically innovative. We look forward to continued cooperation with Elana."
Dr. Eitan Israeli
The Israel Adult Education Institute
"When outsourcing work, I used to ask myself whether it would be easier to undertake the task myself. Outsourcing often compounds the problems, and in the past I often felt burdened by additional work. When working with Elana I have full confidence. She is a professional, she is committed to quality, but most importantly takes responsibility for the work she is doing. She is a full partner. Her knowledge and expertise bring added value to any project she undertakes. It's a pleasure and relief to work with a person of such outstanding caliber."
Director Resource Development & External Relations
Beit Hatfutsot-Museum of the Jewish People
"Dr. Sztokman coordinated the Kolech English blog for several years. Her clear and strong feminist voice is a very important part of our site. Elana brings important issues to the agenda, and uses gentle humor, integrity, empathy and care to get her important points across."
Manager, website of Kolech, the religious feminist organization in Israel
"Dr. Elana Sztokman designed the first on-line course on academic writing for the M.A. program at the Schechter Institute for Jewish Studies in Jerusalem.Her knowledge about writing filled in important gaps for many students who benefitted from the course and whose papers have improved significantly since."
Prof. Renée Levine Melammed
Dean, The Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies
"Elana is one of the most energetic, dedicated and impassioned people I know - I highly recommend her! Listen to her words for she is a wonderful teacher... She is thorough. She is caring. She is a pleasure to work with."
Chief Adventurer, ARNIE'S ADVENTURES IN ISRAEL
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