Beri was born behind the "Iron Curtain" in Latvia in 1982 and made aliya with his family in 1990. After serving in the IDF’s Givati infantry brigade, he is now a battalion commander in the IDF's reserve force, commanding 500 soldiers. Beri met his wife Sivan during a trip to South America. They moved to Jerusalem nine years ago and Beri has considered himself a true Jerusalemite ever since. A graduate of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s law school, where he was Chairmen of the Law Students' Association, Beri is now a certified lawyer as well as an experienced hiker, enthusiastic cook and passionate video maker. Beri works as advisor to the Mayor of Jerusalem on students and young adults. He sees himself as a social entrepreneur and a change agent within the municipality, able to initiate new programs while connecting the dots between the municipality, civic society, and Jerusalem's citizens. In 2015, with his friend Alex Rif, he founded Israeli Novy-God, a nationwide project to expose the Israeli public to the tradition of the Russian New Year, which is celebrated by more than a million Russia-speaking Jews. As part of the project, immigrants from the FSU opened their homes to friends for the traditional festive dinner, introducing them to this wonderful civil secular holiday. The project was a great success, reaching nearly one million people on the social networks, and was widely covered by national and international media and in which thousands of non-Russian speaking Israelis participated. He is currently leading the “Dibur Acher” initiative in partnership with Google, the Lautman Foundation, and the Shaharit organization. This initiative seeks to impact the online discourse in Israel for the purpose of promoting cooperation among Israeli society’s diverse communities while encouraging tolerant and respectful discussion, familiarization, and collaboration.