Matan Peleg

Matan was born in Kiryat Bialik and is a married father of three.

He holds a B.A. in Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies from Haifa University, and an M.A. in Conflict Research from Jerusalem’s Hebrew University.

Matan previously hosted the radio show Radio Zion, which focused on Zionist awareness in Israeli society.

In 2014, he published his first book: Between Rishikesh and the Temple Mount.

Matan Peleg

Matan Peleg


Alon Schvartzer

Alon was born in Buenos Aires and is a married father of three.

He holds a B.A. cum laude in Geography and Environmental Development, Land of Israel Studies, and Politics and Government from Ben-Gurion University and a M.A in Geography and Urban Planning in Jerusalem’s Hebrew University.

Prior to his role as Director of Policy, Alon served as National Campus & Field Coordinator, and as the movement’s Branch Coordinator at Ben-Gurion University.

He is a proud IDF reservist, serving as a platoon sergeant in the Combat Engineering Corps.

Alon Schvartzer

Alon Schvartzer

Director of Policy

Sheila Brezinski

Sheila was born in Buenos Aires and is a married mother of three.

In 2008, she fulfilled her Zionist dream by immigrating to Israel with her husband.

She holds a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Beunos Aires, and an M.A. in Non-Profit Organizations Management from Jerusalem’s Hebrew University.

Sheila previously served as the Coordinator for Foreign Students at the movement’s Hebrew University branch, and as the Director of the Hadar Foundation, a pro-Israel advocacy organization.

Sheila Brezinski

Sheila Brezinski


Matan Asher

Matan was born in Petach Tikva and currently lives in Netanya. He holds a B.A. in Law and Political Science from Bar-Ilan University, and is currently completing his M.A. in History.

Prior to his role in Im Tirtzu he served as the spokesperson for the former Chairman of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee and former Director of the Shin Bet, MK Avi Dichter, as well as the spokesperson for the former Minister of Diaspora Affairs, MK Omer Yankelevich.

Matan served as a combat soldier, sniper and squad commander in the IDF’s Givati Brigade.

Matan Asher

Matan Asher


Yehuda Liebenson

Yehuda Liebenson was born in the Ukraine and grew up outside of Chicago in the United States. He holds a B.A. in Anthropology and is a licensed tour guide of Israel.

He made Aliyah in 2009 and served in the IDF Armor Corps. Yehuda is a married father of four and lives in Efrat in Gush Etzion.

Yehuda Liebenson

International Content Coordinator

Shai (Yehoshua) Rosengarten

Shai was born in Ashdod and currently lives with his wife in Bat Yam.

He holds a B.Sc in Industrial Engineering from Tel-Aviv University and is currently completing his M.A. in Public Diplomacy in Tel-Aviv University.

Prior to his role in Im Tirtzu, Shai worked as an anchor and editor for Channel 20. He also previously served as Im Tirtzu’s Branch Coordinator at Tel-Aviv University.

He holds the rank of Captain in the IDF Reserves in the Israeli Navy.

Dov Trachtman

Dov Trachtman was born and raised in Sderot and served as a brigade management officer in the IDF.

He holds a B.A. cum laude in Culture, Creativity and Production, Writing and Editing from Sapir Academic College.

He has previously worked in the field of public diplomacy, publicity and consulting for digital campaigns.

Natan Ben-Shoshan

Natan Ben-Shoshan lives in Ma’ale Adumim with his wife and two children.

He is currently completing his B.A. in Economics and Business Management at Ariel University.

He has been active in a number of Zionist campaigns in the last several years.

Joshua Lent

Joshua Lent was born in Cedarhurst Ny and currently lives in Ramat Gan.

He served as a combat soldier in the elite Givati Reconnaissance unit and is proudly still serving as a reservist

Josh is currently completing his psychology degree in Bar Ilan University
Prior to joining Im Tirtzu Josh worked in a number of organization’s including Masa and with special needs adults.

Joshua Lent

International Development Coordinator