Managing Director and West Coast Coordinator (based in Los Angeles, CA)
As a native of Los Angeles, Leore grew up in the 2nd largest community of Israelis and Jews outside of Israel. She began to advocate on behalf of Israel from a young age as the student leader of various exchange programs and educational campaigns surrounding Israel and the Intifada. Leore earned her BA in Politics with a minor in Hebrew Language and Literature from NYU. She continued on to Pepperdine University to earn dual Masters degrees in Public Policy and Alternative Dispute Resolution. Leore is passionate about engaging students and faculty in meaningful pro-Israel dialogue and discussion. She is also an expert in dispelling the myths emanating from the BDS movement. Leore manages the campus department and serves as the ZOA Campus Coordinator for California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming, Alaska, & Hawaii. She can be reached at Lbendavid@zoa.org.