Campus Coordinators


Leore Ben-David

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.

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Jonathan Ginsburg

Associate Director and New England Coordinator (based in Boston, MA)

Jonathan was born and raised in the New York area. After attending SUNY Purchase, where he studied history, he moved to Israel in 2007. Following the completion of his mandatory IDF service, he settled in Tel Aviv. Jonathan recently relocated back to the United States with his wife this year. As a passionate Zionist, he is excited to help support the ZOA mission of providing fact-based Israel advocacy on US college campuses. Jonathan is the Associate Director of the campus department and ZOA Campus Coordinator for Massachusetts, northern Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. He can be reached at jginsburg@zoa.org.

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Pandit Mami

Midwest Coordinator and Department Speaker (based in Detroit, MI)

Originally from Sierra Leone, Pandit studied at the University of Haifa and at Colby College, Maine, where he focused on Middle Eastern politics and Jewish studies. He recently served as his country’s youth ambassador to the British House of Commons, the One Young World Summit, and the Asian Youth Leadership Summit. He has conducted seminars, delivered presentations, and organized activities in more than 25 schools across the Midwest. Pandit is the ZOA Campus Coordinator for Michigan and Ohio and can be reached at pmami@zoa.org.

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Liora Levich

Midwest Coordinator (based in Chicago, IL)

Liora moved to the United States from Ma’ale Adumim and has always had a strong and unbreakable connection to her homeland. Coming from Russian-Jewish parents who escaped from the former Soviet Union, she has always recognized the importance of Israel not just as a state, but as the one only indigenous homeland of the Jewish people. This background was the springboard for her passions today in working with Jewish organizations worldwide, including the ZOA. Having a foot in both Israeli and American culture has also allowed her to successfully bridge the two worlds and spearhead numerous connections, open dialogue, and Israel advocacy initiatives among a variety of students. She hopes to ignite the Zionist spark on campuses in a way that speaks to students from all backgrounds. Liora is the ZOA Campus Coordinator for Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Missouri, and Iowa and can be reached at llevich@zoa.org.

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Or Yochai Taylor

Mid-Atlantic Coordinator (based in Washington, D.C.)

Growing up in northern California, Or began advocating for Israel through a number of community and educational projects. He was a member of the modern orthodox synagogue in Sacramento that was firebombed in 1999. His understanding of the subject grew through the Civitas Political Science Academy, the David Project, and volunteer work with numerous campaigns, as well as the Jewish Federation. Or went on to intern at the California Governor’s Office before accepting a nomination to the United States Military Academy at West Point. There, he was a part of Hillel, the Jewish Chapel Choir, and received ethics training from Israeli military commanders.

After two years at West Point, Or transferred, earning honors in Political Science and International Relations at CUNY-Hunter College. While at Hunter, Or personally witnessed slanderous SJP activities and demonstrations against Israel, as well as personal anti-Semitic attacks. He supports Israel as a bastion of liberal, democratic values and can personally attest to the high moral standard of the IDF.  Or serves as the ZOA Campus Coordinator for Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Kentucky and is based out of Washington, D.C. He can be reached at OTaylor@zoa.org.

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Annie Cohen

Southeast Coordinator (based in Miami, FL)

Annie was raised in South Florida’s Jewish community, but feels that no matter where her house is, Israel has always been and always will be her home. Annie largely attributes this feeling to being raised in a conservative Jewish household with an Israeli father and American mother while attending a Jewish Day School up until college. She feels that her passion for Israel is not just a result of her upbringing, but also a part of her identity. This piece of her identity is what led Annie to study Political Science and Jewish Studies at the University of Florida, spend close to a year living and studying in Israel, and ultimately, work for one of the oldest and strongest pro-Israel organizations in the country. Annie is a proud Zionist and is passionate about advocating, educating, and sharing her love for Israel with campus communities and just about anyone that will listen! She is the ZOA Campus Coordinator for Florida, Georgia, and Alabama and can be reached at acohen@zoa.org.

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