Alex is the founder and executive director of KAHAL: Your Jewish Home Abroad, which facilitates transformative experiences for Jewish students studying abroad. A native of Chicago, he graduated cum laude and with honors in the classics from Northwestern University. Active in politics, Alex has served in senior roles of several local and national political campaigns. His writings have appeared in The Daily Caller, The American Spectator, the Jewish Journal, eJewishPhilanthropy, and several other news outlets and blog sites. As executive director of KAHAL, Alex was selected for the Core18 Leaders Lab fellowship as well as for the Chicago cohort of UpStart. Alex is a board member of the Tau Delta Foundation and an active member of AIPAC, Alpha Epsilon Pi, JCYS, the Fraternal Order of Police, the Illinois Firefighters’ Association, the JUF, and various other Chicagoland Jewish organizations and synagogues. In 2016, Alex received the Covenant Foundation's Pomegranate Prize for Jewish Education.