Project Inspire Arizona has been created to ignite and empower the Arizona Jewish Community to build a grassroots movement of mutual inspiration through learning and experiential Judaism. Our mission is to create a dedicated group of men and women that grow together with their fellow Jews through learning, social programs and trips to Israel.
OUR VALUES: Reach Out and Touch Every Jew. Each Jew has a spiritual, Jewish spark which yearns both to glow and to grow. It is our vision to reach out to all Jews and provide them with meaningful pathways for them to strengthen their Jewish roots.
OUR OBJECTIVES: Engage a Person According to His/Her Way. Provide learner-centered Jewish content and experiences that facilitate personal growth and deepen connections with each other and with G-d. Develop an active network of Jewish mentors that support learners on a one-on-one interactive basis (e.g., in person, by phone, Skype, etc.).
OUR GOAL: Revitalize the Jewish Community. Provide opportunities for Jews of all backgrounds to discover their heritage in an atmosphere of open inquiry and mutual respect.
What We Do
We identify, recruit and train men and women who want to build a grassroots movement of mutual inspiration.
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who we are
Project Inspire Arizona Co-Director Michael L. Dean is Professor Emeritus at the University of Cincinnati (UC). He holds PhD and MBA degrees in Business Administration from Ohio State University. He is the recipient of four distinguished teaching awards at UC and has been recognized nationally by the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge for "excellence in private enterprise education." Michael’s background includes Marketing Management with Procter & Gamble and executive leadership as a Division President at a Fortune 1000 company. He also has been a member of several boards including UC Hillel, synagogues in Cincinnati and Sedona, and the Arizona Community Foundation of Sedona. Together with his wife Carol, the Deans have endowed several educational programs, including the National Jewish Education Foundation.
Project Inspire Arizona Co-Director Robin Davina Meyerson has a master’s Degree in International Management from Thunderbird Graduate School of Business. She spent 20 years in sales and marketing at both profit and nonprofit organizations. Robin was an adjunct business faculty member at Scottsdale Community College, edited and published books with Judaica and Mosaica Press and was the co- founder/Publisher of Jewish Spirit Magazine for seven years – an outreach magazine for community organizations nationwide. She has served on the boards of the Jewish Tuition Organization and Shearim Jewish High School for Girls. Robin currently does strategic consulting for The Machon HaAdam HaShalem (Jewish Personal Development) and is the West Coast Director for the National Association of Chevra Kadishas (Jewish Burial Society) both for whom she creates innovative training and marketing materials inspiring secular to religious Jews worldwide.