I have known Yitzhak Sokoloff and Keshet Educational Tour Company for over a decade. I first met Yitzhak before 9/11 when I was in the audience listening to him speak to a group in Westchester about the Second Intifada and the Middle East. As someone intimately involved with the Jewish community and pro Israel organizations, I was extremely impressed by his knowledge and his ability to articulate complex issues.

Over the last 8 years I have worked with Keshet and Yitzhak to design and implement in depth educational seminars for both my local community in Westchester New York, and my friends and colleagues who are deeply interested in Israel and the Middle East. The level of the trips and their unique nature required extraordinary planning and coordination, as we met with leading figures from academia, politics, society and the media. All the visits are coordinated to build upon a theme for the intensive educational seminar.

I have worked with Yitzhak and his whole team over many years, and their level of knowledge and professionalism is beyond compare. My groups consists of people who return year after year. They consist of people who are at the tops in their fields, yet they take off a week each year because these seminars are so unique and personally fulfilling for them. Although each trip seems like a once in a lifetime trip, somehow Yitzhak and Keshet keep coming up with seminars that surpass the previous years trips. From seminars on Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, to New Strategic Paradigms Post Arab Spring, each is unique and only overlaps in its committed to the highest levels of professionalism and creating lifetime memories.

I would be happy to share my experience in further detail with anyone interested.

Eric Mandel. MD



Eric Mandel

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