About Us

Wine on the Vine (WOTV) is the headline project of The Israel Innovation Fund, a nonprofit foundation whose mission it is to bring the very best of contemporary Israeli culture to the rest of the globe and to accelerate the modernization of Jewish philanthropic world.

WOTV is an exciting new initiative meant to serve those who love the land and people of Israel in three different ways:

  • Give those elsewhere a way to literally root themselves in the soil of Israel.
  • Raise money for causes that serve the needs of the people of Israel.
  • Support a 3,500-year Jewish cultural practice that connects with people all around the world, especially young people.

We’ve done this by building a secure digital platform on the one hand, and a network of relationships with Israeli wineries and charities on the other. With the simple click of a button a grapevine goes into the soil, resources are directed to where they are needed, and at the end of all of this wine flows from these hills and valleys to every corner of the globe. So if you’ve planted a vine today, thank you, from all of us!

If you are a non-profit interested in becoming a part of this story, we’d love to hear from you! We believe vines are a great way for those in this space to generate revenue while doing good, with several highly customizable options available. Click here to reach out to our Director, Tatiana Hasson how your organization could grow with grapevines.

Our Team Leaders

TATIANA HASSON

DIRECTOR

Director

Tatiana was born and raised in Boston, MA. After graduating from Maimonides school she spent her gap year studying, traveling and volunteering in Israel. Tatiana graduated from UMD with a BS in Community Health. Upon graduation, she became a campus coordinator for the David Project. While living in Boston she established a new Moishe house, which hosts events for young Jewish adults to foster a sense of community among youth. She now lives in Jerusalem.

DEB HOUBEN

Sommelier and Assistant Director

Sommelier and Assistant Director

A Bostonian-Jerusalemite, Deb earned her B.FA from Carnegie-Mellon University, worked at MIT as media specialist/designer for the materials processing and microphotonics centers, and moved to Israel in December 2007. She has poured wine for the Golan Heights, Galil Mountain, Gvaot, Amphorae, and Jacques Capsouto wineries, sommed at La Regence and the King David Hotel, and acts as Friday sommelier at the Flam winery.