IsraelCast Episode 154
Sports have always been an incredible unifier. From pickup games on the street to professional athletes competing, sports are a way for otherwise disparate individuals to come together and work with each other to reach a common goal. For years, Eric Rubin has been promoting sports as one of several ways to build bridges between Jews and other communities, from the Arab-Israeli population to African American communities in America. Host Steven Shalowitz sits down with Rubin to discuss his efforts in reaching out to other communities, the importance of Holocaust education to Arab-Israelis, and Israel’s status as the “Startup Nation.”
Eric Rubin is an experienced nonprofit and financial services executive and pro-Israel advocate. He is currently the President and CEO of Uncommon Charitable Impact. Rubin is also the Executive Director of both Together Vouch For Each Other U.S. and Project Max, which is creating a community that cares about sports, fighting intolerance, equal opportunities, and the Jewish Sport story; and a Board Member of the Baltimore Zionist District. In addition, Eric serves as a Senior Advisor to several Israeli tech companies including Hour25.AI and Fabric, as well as a Strategic Advisory Board Member of the A.C.U. Fund, an innovative Israeli venture capital fund.