Yosef Ortega

Co-Founder and Creative Director at LearnJewish

YOSEF combines his deep background in media production, Brand development, product development, web and graphic design, and music with over 20 years’ experience in logistics, sales, and product distribution as a business owner. Yosef has previously served as Director of Media for Jewish Outreach for an Israeli-based nonprofit organization with a presence in both Central & South America and the U.S., and established a music recording career focused on youth outreach for young adults and teens in crisis. He also brings significant experience in project management and event planning in the nonprofit sector. In addition to owning and managing a Denver-based logistics and product distribution business in the Retail Food industry, Yosef currently works with artists and musicians around the world to help them develop effective Brand concepts, Brand stories, and powerful visual materials.

Elyah Michael

Co-Founder and Executive Director at LearnJewish.

ELYAH is an alumnus of Harvard Law School and Dartmouth College, where he focused his training in economics, negotiation, strategic planning, market analysis, and business development. Elyah brings previous experience in strategy consulting and competitive intelligence in the Aerospace/Defense industry, where he worked with major Aerospace firms and strategic teams in the early/competitive stages of various defense programs. Elyah also trained under industry leaders at the Harvard Program on Negotiation, and brings a wellspring of experience working directly with prison inmates, addicts, and others in situations of crisis. For the past decade, he has provided independent career-transition and school admissions consulting services to clients around the world, with a significant client base in Russia and Kazakhstan.

Elliot Fell

Campaign Program Director

ELLIOT brings his deep wellspring of experience in nonprofit management, resource development, event management, campaign design and deployment, and donor relations for organizations based both in Israel and the United States.  Elliot’s previous work includes launch and execution of a successful crowdfunding initiative for a major Israeli nonprofit organization, grant development and fundraising campaign leadership resulting in over $100K raised for a New York City-based Jewish organization, and proposal development and donor support for a major Jewish historical association.  Elliot is a graduate of Yeshiva University in Psychology and Jewish Studies.