2016 Fellow

Yisrael Welcher

Yisrael brings his interest in supporting the power of community to his work as a social entrepreneur, consultant and advocacy filmmaker in the U.S., Central America and Kenya. He has PA credits for his work on HBO's Schmatta: Rags to Riches to Rags and is producing his first

documentary, Kol Hanashim (Voices of Women) which uses the lens of Orthodox Jewish women to explore how cultural and religious minorities find balance between maintaining their heritage and embracing modern culture.