About Us

"We believe the best way to promote Haredi entry into the workforce is through private sector initiative."

Who We Are

The KIYUM INITIATIVE (KIYUM) is a privately funded initiative which works to bridge the gap between employers in Israel and the Haredi community. We provide employers with the talent and solutions they seek, while giving Haredi job-seekers the support they need in order to obtain dignified employment.

Meet our Founders

Tom Intrator

Tom Intrator, Founder and Managing Partner of investment firm 18 Main, carries deep industry knowledge spanning the syndication, ownership, rehabilitation, financing, and management of commercial real estate. Mr. Intrator has built 18 Main to a multi-strategy investment firm with current development activity in excess of $1b including multifamily, office, retail, hospitality, and investment in operating businesses complimenting the real estate portfolio.

Prior to forming 18 Main, Mr. Intrator co-founded the New York based Hyde Capital in 2010. Hyde and its subsidiary, The Lennox Companies grew to be a vertically integrated owner operator focused on secondary market multifamily real estate managed by its property management arm, The Lennox Companies. As the Managing Partner in Hyde Capital, Mr. Intrator grew the company to a real estate portfolio of approximately $300m and 4,000 multifamily units with additional holdings in retail and office assets.

Prior to forming Hyde Capital, Mr. Intrator worked with a New York based real estate investment and development firm evaluating and structuring purchases of distressed assets and non-performing notes in New York’s five boroughs. In addition to such, Mr. Intrator has been involved in the financing of stabilized and distressed multifamily properties, single-family investment properties, multi-tenant retail and office properties, and single-tenant credit tenant lease properties.

Separate from his real estate activities, Mr. Intrator is passionate about non-profit endeavors focused on Israeli and socioeconomic initiatives and has Co-Founded the Kiyum Initiative which aims to greatly increase employment and wage levels for the Haredi Community living in Israel.

Sean Goldberg

Sean Goldberg is a Co-Founder and Director of the Kiyum Initiative.

He is also an associate at LW Investments, a family investment office based in Herzilya, Israel. At LW, Mr. Goldberg works with European, American, and Australian clients in formulating blueprints for business development platforms in China.

Prior to LW, Mr. Goldberg served as an associate at Cellebrite, a digital intelligence company, where he coordinated sales of software and training programs for Scandinavian and African law enforcement as well as intelligence agencies.

Aside from Cellebrite, Mr. Goldberg worked as a research analyst at the INSS, a national security think tank based in Tel Aviv.

Mr. Goldberg received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics and Eastern European studies from University College London (UCL) with a specialization in Russian Affairs.

During his time at the IDF, he served in the cyber intelligence in Unit 8200 of the IDF Military Intelligence Corps.

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