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Zoom Talk: Innovation in the time of Covid-19

Our synagogue had the opportunity to learn with Viva over Zoom during the Covid-19 shutdown.  Her presentation was excellent and compelling.  She was insightful and engaging. The congregants loved her material and presentation style. It was a great use of technology.  Thank you, Viva. 


Rabbi Jonathan Infeld

Congregation Beth Israel

Vancouver, Canada


Israeli Innovation Stories

For those seeking a different perspective on contemporary Israel than the one which usually makes the headlines, Viva Press provides it. Our community very much enjoyed hearing about all the amazing high-tech advances that have made Israel into a "start-up" nation. Viva's engaging presentation style helped make accessible to our community the complex technologies that form the core of her expertise. 


Rabbi Ed Elkin

First Narayever Congregation, Toronto, Canada

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Women, Innovation, Leadership

Viva Sarah Press joined Jewish National Fund’s Women for Israel Annual Luncheon in South Florida. The women came away commenting she was one of the most dynamic and interesting speakers they had heard in a long time! She gave a unique and entertaining perspective on Women, Innovation and Business intertwining great personal stories. Viva has a wealth of knowledge on this topic as well as giving a wonderful Positively Israel message that would be great for any group! 

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Laura Sherry and Lee Lebovich

Palm Beach County, Jewish National Fund

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Zoom Talk: Israel's Role in Covid-19 Innovation

Viva presented to our Hillel over Zoom during the COVID-19 pandemic, and it was eye-opening to learn about the innovative entrepreneurs in Israel — especially those that are working to reduce the spread of the virus. As a journalist, Viva told engaging stories and I’m so glad I had the opportunity to listen to her speak!

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Amira Garewal

Santa Barbara Hillel
Santa Barbara, California, USA

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High School: Where You Can Find Israeli Innovations Around The World

Viva Sarah Press spoke in our community in November of 2015 and I got to spend some time with her ...  and to hear her speak in front of students!  Our community loved her!


Robin Mancoll

Director, Community Relations Council, United Jewish Federation of Tidewater
Norfolk, Virginia, USA

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Zoom Talk: Innovation Stories

Viva is a remarkable speaker! I have attended two of her talks - one for adults and another for teens. Her style is highly engaging and her materials are relevant, audience-specific, on-point and contemporary. She is absolutely riveting!

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Diane Friedman

Co-chair King David High School PAC, Vancouver, Canada

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Women in Innovation

Viva Sarah Press has joined National Women’s Philanthropy on two occasions. We first met Viva on the Heart to Heart 9 Mission to Israel when she lead a discussion and small group conversations for 100 women on Women in Innovation and Technology. We knew we had to invite Viva back—we needed to learn more from her! So,  Viva joined us in Florida at the 2019 International Lion of Judah Conference where she moderated a panel session on “The Amazing Adventures of Female Jewish Innovators” for 1,400 conference attendees. Viva is a pleasure to work with and is insightful, organized, responsive, and hilarious! I highly recommend her to speak on a diverse range of topics including Israel, women, innovation, technology, and more! She is a skilled moderator, conversationalist, panelist, presenter, and more!


Sarah Fels, Program Manager, The Jewish Federations of North America

New York, New York


Cyber Innovation: Global Impact and Collaboration

Viva's presentation was excellent and was well received by the community.  We would highly recommend her to any community.   


Jewish Federation of Springfield

Springfield, Illinois, USA

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Israeli Innovation in Global Health Sector

Viva was our third and final speaker in our annual Israel Speaker series last year; Ari Shavit and David Horovitz were here earlier in the year. Her material was compelling, she was engaging and it was a perfect way to finish off the series and a superb way to highlight Israel.


Rabbi Debbi Till

Rochester, New York, USA


Impact of Innovation 

Viva is very knowledgeable and has a wealth of experience covering the start-up scene and entrepreneurial culture in Israel. She is a fantastic speaker who captivates the audience and provides phenomenal content and perspective.


Michael Eglash

Upstart Ideas, Israel

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Creativity & Innovation

On stage, Viva Sarah Press demonstrates a commanding and compelling grasp of Israeli technology and innovation and the ways they influence and impact a broader global society. She is a skilled storyteller who is able to turn complex narratives into relatable anecdotes that both engage the audience and leave people eager to hear more.  Her wealth of experience and expertise is complemented by her dry wit and straightforward approach, all of which make her the perfect panelist or keynote speaker for any audience or occasion.

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Alison Goldstein Lebovitz, PBS host

Chattanooga, Tennessee


Creative Nation and Global Impact

Viva gave a great talk. The students learned a lot. Her examples were terrific, her expertise was deep and her presentation was very authoritative. We enjoyed meeting Viva and spending time (not enough!) learning from her about the Creative Nation.


Bob Rowley

Assistant Vice President of Media Relations

Northwestern University, USA


Israeli Innovation in Global Health Sector

In early December, the Women’s Cabinet of the UJFT invited the women of the community to a PLUS ONE engagement event featuring Israeli journalist and blogger Viva Sarah Press, who presented to a standing room only crowd at the Sandler Family Campus. To quote an overheard remark made by a few of the participants: “She was a ROCK STAR!” Press wowed the audience with her presentation on high-tech medical advances coming out of Israel today.


Amy Zelenka

UJFT Women’s Campaign Director 
Norfolk, Virginia


Viva is a dynamic, creative, multi-talented and trusted coworker who truly has her finger on the pulse of everything innovative happening in Israel. She's a pleasure to work with and a font of good ideas and contacts. That she is bilingual also helps put her ahead of the pack.

Ma'aleh Adumim, Israel

I have worked with Viva on several projects dealing with content editing and was very satisfied with the results. Viva is highly professional, very kind and precise, always taking into account the wider context of things. I had a pleasure working with her and I will be happy to work with her in the future.

Tel Aviv, Israel

Viva is a top-notch writer with vast, thorough knowledge of the Israeli tech scene. Her pieces cover a lot of ground and reflect the depth of her understanding of the startup ecosystem, both the positive and the negative. I always learn something new when reading her articles. It is a pleasure working with such a pro.

Ricky Ben-David, Journalist and Editor


Viva has a high-priority spot in my phone favorite contacts list. I can always count on her to take on content writing, editing and proofreading projects with professionalism and enthusiasm. Viva has helped me with a range of assignments in different industries, always able to jump in quickly, understand what’s expected and deliver with excellence – just what you’d expect from an all-around multi-talented pro!

Sharon Farber, Content Director

Correct Me If I'm Wrong, Ra'anana

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