Hi. My name is Eliran. I was born and raised in Israel. Since completing my army service as an officer, I have dedicated most of my life to social entrepreneurship and assisting the less fortunate both in Israel and across the globe.
In 2015, I was given the opportunity of a lifetime to serve as JDC’s Ralph I. Goldman Fellow. As part of that fellowship, I was deployed to the earthquake stricken country of Nepal. My job was to assess and respond to emergency needs and to build a long-term recovery strategy. A year later, I turned my fellowship experience into a career, which led me to serve populations in need around the world. As part of this, I helped establish an evergreen development fund that uses Israeli technology and innovation to improve the lives of smallholder farmers in Ethiopia, called TOV – Tikkun Olam Ventures. Today, I oversee JDC’s non-sectarian activities around the globe as the Director of Operations and Planning.