Jerusalem U is a leading online portal for Jewish distance learning with a vision to transform Jewish and Israel education for the 21st century, and to inspire, unify, and activate people of all ages as passionate supporters of Israel and the Jewish people.
Founded in 2009 by Rabbi Raphael Shore, Jerusalem U is breaking new ground in outreach by creating original feature films, engaging film classes and courses, and experiential and interactive learning, all distributed via the internet, social media, television, grassroots campaigns and partnerships with mainstream pro-Israel and outreach organizations. Before its founding, Jerusalem U operated as Aish Café under the leadership of AISH International.
Our innovative film-based education program addresses the prevalent and growing need to educate and inspire Jewish college students about Judaism and Israel so that they gain a stronger Jewish identity and an appreciation of their heritage. Jerusalem U offers a variety of classes taught by a group of prestigious educators and speakers, including former Harvard Professor Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar, Princeton professor Bernard Lewis and former UN Ambassador Dore Gold. The courses cover a broad spectrum of political and religious subjects.
Jerusalem U has produced four 10-hour, online multimedia courses, has graduated more than 4,500 students, and is responsible for over 100,000 hours of Jewish and Israel learning by students worldwide. Jerusalem U’s film education courses are currently available for college students, high schools, adult education and organizations.
Jerusalem U, is produced by Imaginations Production Company, an independent nonprofit organization, registered as a 501(c)(3).
I am pleased to welcome you to Jerusalem U, the premier online portal for Jewish and Israel education.
Our online distance-learning program is designed to strengthen and broaden your knowledge of both Judaism and Israel, to not only educate, but to entertain and inspire you, as well.
Combining education with innovation, our courses are brought to life through interactive videos created by award-winning film-makers, and audio files featuring world-renowned instructors and guest lecturers.
With content available anytime from the comfort of your own home, Jerusalem U makes learning fun and convenient. Explore the unique history of Israel in Israel Inside/Out. Reconnect with your inner happiness in our Positive Psychology & Judaism course. Discover the fundamentals of Judaism and Jewish thought in Judaism 101. Learn about Hollywood films & Jewish Wisdom in our Cinema: The Jewish Lens.
I encourage you to explore our website and learn more about our exciting courses, continuing education option, and incentives, including a cash stipend.
In addition to our online courses, we have produced groundbreaking documentary feature films, including Crossing the Line: The Intifada Comes to Campus and Israel Inside: How a Small Nation Makes a Big Difference, and we are partnering with hundreds of organizations who are using,
and screening, our films and courses. Step Up For Israel, our signature, international, grassroots Israel education campaign, chaired by Professor Alan Dershowitz and former Ambassador Dore Gold, is empowering audiences worldwide to advocate for Israel.
I invite you to join more than 4,400 graduates from over 300 North American college campuses, and the hundreds of thousands of people who have seen our films and are stepping up for Israel, on an inspiring journey spanning your past, present and future.
Rabbi Raphael Shore
Ambassador Yoram Ettinger
Ambassador Yoram (ret.) Ettinger is an insider on US-Israel relations, Mideast politics and overseas investments in Israel's high tech. He is a consultant to members of Israel’s Cabinet and Knesset, and has served as Minister for Congressional Affairs at Israel's Embassy in Washington, Israel's Consul General in Houston, and Director of Israel's Government Press Office. Additionally, he is the editor of boardroom newsletters on issues of national security and overseas investments in Israel's high-tech.
Bob Diener co-founded Hotels.com, which is now the world’s leading online hotel booking service. As a travel industry expert, he is a frequent source for the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox News, and more. Diener is on the National Board of Directors of both Israel Bonds and AIPAC, and is currently President of Getaroom.com. Together with his wife Michelle, he founded the Nativ program at Hillel Community Day School, which integrates Judaic studies and special education for dyslexic students.
Carey Wolchok is the Founder and Managing Partner of the Perilune Group, a private investment partnership. Previously, he was involved in several projects including co-founding (with board members including football legend Joe Montana and the former CEO of Apple Computer) a business jet development venture with two leading global aerospace manufacturers. He serves on the boards of Hillel, the Meor Foundation, the Maimonides Leaders Fellowship, and is a trustee of the Abraham Scholarships.
In 1988, responding to widespread media bias against Israel, Charles Jacobs co-founded CAMERA, the preeminent Middle East media watch organization. In 1993, responding to reports of modern day human bondage, particularly in Africa, he founded the American Anti-Slavery Group (AASG). In the summer of 2002, in response to the sudden emergence of a new global anti-Semitism, Jacobs co-founded The David Project. He has appeared on local and national television and radio, including NBC, CBS, NPR, CNN and PBS.
David Sacks attended Harvard College, graduating with a degree in Government in 1984. During his schooling he began his comedy writing career as an editor of the school’s humor magazine, The Harvard Lampoon. He's written and produced for “The Simpsons,” where he won an Emmy Award, and “Third Rock from the Sun” receiving a Golden Globe Award. He has also written for “Malcolm in the Middle,” and “Lewis Black: The Root of All Evil.” Mr. Sacks is married and raises his family in Beverly Hills, CA.
David Shore is the creator and executive producer of “House”. He has written for cult favorites “Due South,” "NYPD Blue" and "EZ Streets," served as head writer and supervising producer on "Traders", and was part of the writing team of the Emmy Award-winning first season of “The Practice.” He was twice nominated for an Emmy as a producer on "Law & Order" and executive-produced both “Family Law” and “Hack” before creating "House." "House" has won awards as varied as the People's Choice and the Peabody.
Diane Troderman is involved in renaissance and renewal of Jewish life throughout the world. She currently sits on the boards of AJWS (American Jewish World Service), Hazon, Hebrew at the Center and the Davidson School of Education at the Jewish Theological Seminary. She and her husband Harold Grinspoon are partners in several educational collaboratives and have received several awards and honorary degrees as well as published articles on intergenerational philanthropy.
Dr. David Luchins
Dr. David Luchins is a political analyst and Chair of the Political Science Department at Touro College and long time Senior Advisor to the late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan of New York. Dr. Luchins is National Officer of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs and Senior Vice President of the Orthodox Union. He is a popular speaker at the State Department Distinguished Visitors Program, Hillels on college campuses, yeshivot, and synagogues throughout North America and Israel.
Dr. Shmuel Katz
Dr. Shmuel Katz is a surgeon who gained extensive trauma experience while serving during the Yom Kippur War in 1973. He currently serves as the Senior Vice President of the Hebrew Academy and is a member of the International Board of Bar Ilan University, StandWithUs, HonestReporting, and has played a key role on multiple committees both in the US and abroad. His commitment to the community has resulted in numerous awards from public and private organizations.
Gary Erlbaum is immediate past Chairman of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia Israel Advocacy Task Force, founding co-chair of Federation's Israel & Overseas Center and a member of its Board of Trustees. He is also a member of the Board of Governors of The Jewish Agency in Jerusalem and has served on the boards of the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Philadelphia, the Solomon Schechter Day School, and the Shipley School.
Gil Troy is Professor of History at McGill University and a Shalom Hartman Research Fellow in Jerusalem. He is the author of "Why I Am a Zionist: Israel, Jewish Identity and the Challenges of Today" as well as six books on American history. He is also a regular columnist for the Jerusalem Post and the Canadian Jewish News. Troy is the chairman of the Birthright Israel Education Committee and a co-chair of the Task Force on Delegitimization for the Foreign Ministry’s Global Forum Against Anti-Semitism.
Gloria Z. Greenfield’s work over the past 30 years has been dedicated to Jewish education, Jewish identity and Israel engagement. In addition to serving as president of Doc Emet Productions and Producer of the documentary film The Case for Israel: Democracy's Outpost, she serves as Strategy Manager for the Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education. She has previously served as Director of Hebrew College and as Executive Director of The David Project.
Ilan Sharon, a son of Jewish refugees from Libya and Egypt, was born and raised in Haifa, Israel. He served in the Israeli Defense Forces for six years as an officer, and finished his service ranked Captain. Following his military service he started a software company in Israel that later merged with a Minneapolis based company. Mr. Sharon is the Executive Director of Voices Against Terrorism (d/b/a Minnesotans Against Terrorism). He speaks frequently on Israel, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, terrorism and the struggle for peace in the Middle East and participated in the production of few documentary films on these topics. He presented to thousands of people, in various conferences, churches, synagogues, high schools, colleges, and home groups.
Len Leader is an information technology pioneer and one of America's most successful high technology executives. He was named President of AOL Time Warner Ventures in 2000 and President of AOL Ventures in 1998 after serving nine years as AOL's Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Previously, he had been Senior Vice President of Legent Corp. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Israel Project and a board member of The Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET).
Leon G. Cooperman
Leon G. Cooperman has presided as Founder and Chairman over the hedge fund Omega Advisors, Inc., since 1991. For nine straight years he won honors as the top portfolio strategist in the Institutional Investor All-America Research Team survey. In 1989, he founded Goldman Sachs Asset Management, serving as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Investment Officer of its equity products. He is a senior member and the former President of the New York Society of Security Analysts, Inc.
Marlene Edith Post has been volunteering for 40 years for a myriad of humanitarian causes. She is a past National President of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America and past President of Hadassah International. She is currently a National Vice President of Hadassah and an Advisor to the President. Post has received numerous Israeli awards for her advocacy and work on behalf of the people with disabilities. In 1999, she was appointed chair of Birthright Israel for North America.
Michael H. Steinhardt
Michael H. Steinhardt, a legendary philanthropist who is dedicated to creating a rebirth in American Jewish life, closed his lucrative hedge fund, Steinhardt Partners L.P, to devote his time and fortune to the Jewish world. In addition to being a co-founder and supporter of Birthright Israel, Steinhardt supports New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, among other universities. In 2001, he published his memoir, No Bull: My Life In and Out of the Markets.
Michael Medved is a bestselling author and nationally syndicated talk radio host. As co-founder of Pacific Jewish Center in Venice, California, he helped to attract thousands of unaffiliated Jews to traditional commitment. Medved has been a frequent guest on major TV talk shows, including Larry King Live, Oprah, David Letterman, Good Morning America, and many others. His columns on media and society appear regularly in USA Today, where he serves as a member of the Board of Contributors.
Mitchell R. Julis
Mitch Julis is a founding partner, Co-Chairman and Co-CEO of Canyon Partners, LLC, a leading global alternative asset management firm headquartered in Los Angeles, California. Since 1983, Julis has been a value investor in special situation debt and equity securities in the public and private markets, including bankruptcies, reorganizations and restructurings. He is a graduate of the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School.
Naomi Vilko received her B.A. from Barnard College, her M.D. from New York Medical College, and was trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at two medical schools and does organizational and occupational psychiatric consulting for large and small companies. In addition to being active with Jerusalem U, Vilko is involved with AIPAC (Senate Club Member), AJC (Board Member), JNF and Jewish Federation of Mercer/Bucks County.
Rabbi Dr. Eric M. Lankin
Rabbi Dr. Eric M. Lankin is Chief, Institutional Advancement and Education for the Jewish National Fund. He is responsible for leading the Jewish National Fund Israel Advocacy and Education Department whose mission is to engage, educate and energize American Jews in support of the Land and People of Israel.
Rabbi Joseph Telushkin
Rabbi Joseph Telushkin is a world-renowned author of many bestsellers ranging from humor to halacha. Named as one of the 50 best speakers in the United States, he is the author of many best-selling books on Judaism. Rabbi Telushkin’s books have inspired State Resolutions and have been the basis for Hollywood films and television series. He lectures throughout the United States is a spiritual leader of the Synagogue for the Performing Arts in Los Angeles, and is on the Board of Directors of the Jewish Book Council.
Rabbi Joseph Potasnik
Rabbi Potasnik is the former President, and presently the Executive Vice President of the New York Board of Rabbis. He is the co-host of “Religion on the Line” which airs on WABC Talk Radio. He is also the Senior Rabbi at Congregation Mt. Sinai in Brooklyn Heights, New York. He serves the New York City Human Rights Commission and was recently appointed Chaplain of the New York Press Club.
Rabbi Shlomo Riskin
Rabbi Shlomo Riskin is a leading voice in the Modern Orthodox world. He received his rabbinical ordination from Rabbi Soloveitchik and a PhD from New York University. A noted educator, Rabbi Riskin is a social activist, author, and is founder and Chancellor of the Ohr Torah Stone network of groundbreaking men's and women's institutions and the Chief Rabbi of Efrat, Israel.
Russell F. Robinson
Russell Robinson is the Chief Executive Officer of the Jewish National Fund. In 1998, Mr. Robinson became the youngest CEO in JNF’s history. He has worked tirelessly to inject energy and life into JNF, and to ensure its mission is more relevant and meaningful today than ever before. Under his direction, JNF is one of the most recognized non-profits, for its work, business management, financial integrity and volunteer involvement.
Rabbi Hank Skirball
Rabbi Hank Skirball has served as an Army Chaplain in Germany and directed Hillel Foundations at the University of Chicago, Northwestern University and Miami University at Oxford, Ohio. He was also Chairman of the Department of Education and Culture in the Diaspora of the World Zionist Organization. He is a graduate of Harvard received a doctorate in education from Columbia and Rabbinic ordination from the Hebrew Union College.
Scott Weitz is CEO and co-founder of Driver Media, an independent high-end production-outsourcing company. Driver Media oversees $65 million annually on behalf of the world’spremier brands and advertising agencies such as Microsoft, ABC News, Tropicana, Coke, Toyota, MSNBC, Canon, and more. Driver works with leading stars such as Julia Dreyfus, Sting, Tiger Woods, and Maria Sharapova. Building on the success of Driver Media, Weitz and his partner JD Williams founded Driver Digital, a venture-backed division focused on the social media and technology involved in delivering content to consumers.
Aaron Wolfson of the Wolfson Group.
The Jerusalem U team is comprised of hard-working staff and committed volunteers throughout North America and Europe.
Rabbi Raphael Shore
CEO & Founder
Raphael Shore is the founder and CEO of Jerusalem U. Shore produced the 2010 documentary Crossing the Line: The Intifada Comes to Campus, which explores the proliferation of anti-Israel and anti-Semitic sentiments on North American college campuses, and just produced Jerusalem U’s newest PBS film, Israel Inside: How a Small Nation Makes a Big Difference, about contemporary Israel and its global contributions.
Shore also founded and is the CEO of the Clarion Fund, producing its ground breaking documentary films, including the critically acclaimed Obsession: Radical Islam's War against the West (seen by 30 million Americans and won Best Feature Film at the 2005 Liberty Film Festival), The Third Jihad: Radical Islam's Vision for America, and Iranium, released in February, 2011. CNN, Fox News, the New York Times, and other leading media organizations have interviewed him and featured his films.
Shore previously served as COO of the Jewish outreach organization Aish HaTorah. A graduate of the University of Toronto, Shore and his family now live in Jerusalem.
Amy Holtz is the President of Jerusalem U. She had spent 15 years as the owner and operator of a chain of 25 franchised Party City stores. She sold the chain in November, 2007. Prior to that she practiced law at Blank, Rome in Philadelphia and Arent, Fox in Washington, D.C. Ms. Holtz is on Jewish National Fund’s PA Eastern Region Board of Directors and the National Center for Hebrew Language Charter School Excellence and Development board.
Andrea coordinates startegic partnerships for Jerusalem U. Her background is in marketing and advertising. She is actively involved in the Jewish community with Jewish National Fund, The Jewish Federation, Jack Barrack Hebrew Academy, Perelman Jewish Day School and her synagogue. Andrea loves hiking, gardening, cooking and spending time with her husband and kids. She currently lives in Merion Station, PA.
Former CPA for Price Waterhouse and co-owner and CFO for Party supermarket, Inc., which was the largest franchisee of Party City. President of Envision Assett Management.
Director of Student Relations & Recruitment
Adina has been a part of the JU team since 2007.
Born in Buffalo NY, Adina now resides in Queens NY with her husband and 2 adorable kids.
She enjoys cooking, reading, swimming and spending time with friends and family.
Adina is a huge football fan - go Bills!
Director of Jerusalem U, UK
Ben is Director of Jerusalem U’s UK Division. As part of his role, Ben works on partner development and oversees strategic planning, educational programming and product distribution for the UK.
Ben holds a BA in Talmudic Law from Ohr Someach.
Director of Internships and Israel Recruitment
Brach uses her fun, friendly personality to work with interns and manage JU’s student recruitment in Israel. She has a degree in Behavioral Science and enjoys working with all kinds of people. Brach loves to shop, cook, and play the piano. Originally from New Jersey, she currently resides in Jerusalem.
Managing Director of Education
Chava Baars brings her enthusiasm for Jewish education and creative writing talents to developing JU's courses. Chava graduated from the University of Maryland with a Masters in Social Work, and enjoys laughing and playing guitar. Originally from Rockville, MD, Chava currently lives in the Old City of Jerusalem.
Francine Elgart brings her enthusiasm to administrative tasks for being incredibly proud to support these great people who produce films and educational materials educating the world to insure a strong Israel. She graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Food Service & Housing Administration. Francine enjoys cooking, reading and exercising. Originally from Pennsylvania, she has settled back near the area she grew up around.
Coordinator of Film & Education
Goldie Goldberg, age 24, has been working at JU for over 4 years and enjoys every minute of it. Her position, managing the Film and Education departments, allows her to work with a bunch of different people and get her hands on various interesting projects. Originally from Passaic, NJ, she currently resides in Jerusalem, Israel and is working to get her B.A.
Rabbi Ken Spiro
Rabbi Spiro is the author of WorldPerfect - The Jewish Impact on Civilization and Crash Course in Jewish History. In addition, he is a licensed tour guide from the Israel Ministry of Tourism. Rabbi Spiro graduated from Vassar College with a BA in Russian Language and Literature and did graduate studies at the Pushkin Institute in Moscow. He has an MA in History from The Vermont College of Norwich University and Rabbinic Ordination from Yeshiva Aish HaTorah in Jerusalem. He has appeared on numerous radio and television programs such as BBC Radio and TV, The National Geographic Channel, The History Channel, Channel 4 England and Arutz Sheva-Israel National Radio. His writings and seminars can be accessed at www.KenSpiro.com.
Born and raised in the U.S. Rabbi Spiro has lived in Israel since 1982. He served in a combat infantry unit in the IDF and currently lives in Givat Zeev with his wife and five children.
After nearly a decade in Israel education and activism, Matthew joined Jerusalem U in 2009 to pioneer new systems for Israel education & to show the world the true, vibrant and creative face of Israel. Matthew has his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and currently lives in Boca Raton, FL.
New York Director
Marjorie brings her ability for major gifts fundraising and her passion for Israel education to Jerusalem U. She has spent 12 years in development for major Jewish organizations in New York City and has many years fundraising as a lay leader in Florida. She graduated from New York University with an M.S.W. and was in private practice in Palm Beach for 10 years prior to moving to Manhattan. She is the mother of 3 orthodox Rabbis and 17 grandchildren, 10 of whom live in Jerusalem. Her hobbies are reading, golf, traveling and music. Originally from New York, Marjorie currently resides in Philadelphia.
Rabbi Moshe Zeldman
Director of Education
Rabbi Moshe Zeldman was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. While doing his undergraduate work at the University of Toronto in the 1980s, in the field of Artificial Intelligence, he was sparked into Jewish advocacy efforts. His community activism led to his election as Chairman of the Canadian Jewish Students’ Network, an independent activist movement. During his tenure, Moshe led one of the first Jewish student delegations to visit the concentration camps in Poland, and was involved in Jewish lobby efforts in Ottawa with Canada's Prime Minister on a variety of Jewish and Israel-related issues. He also served on the executive board of the World Union of Jewish Students. Moshe frequently travels around the world lecturing to Jewish communities, and was instrumental in establishing educational programs in Mexico, Costa Rica and Chile. He lives in Jerusalem with his wife, six children, and two grandchildren.
West Coast Director
Nicolette Lavi brings her energy and passion for Israel and the Jewish community to Jerusalem U. She graduated from University of California Los Angeles with a B.A. in Sociology. She is currently working on obtaining her Masters, in the medical field. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Nicolette is very familiar with many communities in the greater Los Angeles area. She has worked closely with many Israel advocacy and Jewish non-profits over the years, and is excited to be part of Jerusalem U family. She loves socializing as well as volunteering at non-profit Jewish organizations. Nicolette currently lives in Los Angeles.
Rebecca was a writer on the widely viewed documentary Israel inside: How a Small Nation Makes a Big Difference. This acclaimed documentary was screened on PBS across the United States. She is an artist, educator and lecturer who speaks to international audiences. She studied at Vassar College and received her degree in psychology from the State University of New York. A native of New York, she now lives in Jerusalem with her husband and family.
Sara Rivka Pincus
Director of Leadership Program and General Counsel for Jerusalem U
Susan is excited to serve as the new Program Director for JU's new leadership development program and looks forward to launching this innovative program for social entrepreneurs.
Susan C. Stone was of counsel at McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co., L.P.A. Ms. Stone focused the majority of her practice on general litigation, personal injury, criminal defense, and employment litigation. In addition, she has also practiced for a number of years in the area of First Amendment Defense and has trial experience in civil rights litigation. Ms. Stone has served as a Judicial Law Clerk in the New Jersey Superior Court and as a Hearing Officer for the State of Ohio, Office for Exceptional Children, resolving the individualized education plans between parents and school districts. Ms. Stone graduated cum laude from the Case Western Reserve University Law School in 1993. While studying at Case Western Reserve University Law School, she was a member of the Craven moot court competition. Susan graduated cum laude from Miami University in Ohio with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communication, where she was also a member of the Miami University's Inter-Collegiate Debate Team.
Susan resides in Cleveland, Ohio, with her husband Daniel Peck and children.
Senior Israel Educator
Zeev Ben-Shachar is Senior Israel Educator at Jerusalem U. Before joining us, he worked as Educator and Project Manager for the Israel branch of The David Project, an Israel Advocacy organization based in Boston. Zeev has delivered hundreds of courses, seminars and lectures about the Arab-Israeli conflict and Israel advocacy to thousands of gap year students as part of the Jewish Agency’s Masa program, and to many others on Birthright and Israel Summer Programs. In recent years he has lectured to hundreds of Israelis in educational institutions such as Reali High School in Haifa, Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Hebrew University in Jerusalem and Ort College in Tel Aviv. He also gives lectures on Israel advocacy to local business and non-profit organizations in Israel.
Until 2006, Zeev worked as an organizational consultant and as a teaching fellow at Harvard University’s Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations Department, where he received Harvard’s certificate of distinction for excellence in teaching. Zeev has an MA in Middle Eastern Studies from Tel Aviv University, and a BA in Psychology from Harvard University. In the IDF he served with the elite infantry unit Sayeret Givati, first as a combat soldier and then as a commander. In his free time, Zeev instructs indoor cycling at his local gym in Jerusalem and enjoys both watching and performing stand-up comedy.
Senior Educator & Manager of Israel Education Initiatives
Ze’ev Orenstein is a Senior Educator & Manager of Israel Education Initiatives with Jerusalem U. Ze’ev has been involved in both formal & informal Israel education and activism for well over a decade.
In Israel, Ze’ev has led lectures and workshops for thousands of students, and develops cutting edge educational resources on Israel in Jewish identity and the Middle East conflict. A central theme in these presentations is the need for understanding, as well as effectively communicating the historic justice of Zionism, the national liberation movement of the Jewish people, and of the legal, moral and historic rights of the Jewish people to a sovereign Jewish state in the Land of Israel.
Prior to joining Jerusalem U, Ze’ev served as Educator & Program Manager with The David Project, where, apart from teaching thousands of students, he managed The David Project’s Israel gap year student initiatives. Ze’ev was also responsible for developing The David Project’s Israel in Jewish Identity curriculum, taught in over 70 institutions throughout North America and Israel. The goal of this curriculum was to provide students with an understanding of the foundations for the centrality of Israel to the Jewish people.
Having made Aliyah in 2003, Ze’ev lives with his family in Ma’aleh Adumim, Israel. Ze’ev completed his MA degree (cum laude) in Government with a specialization in Counter-Terrorism and Homeland Security Studies from the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya.