Lior was born in Netanya, one of eight siblings, who were all raised in one of the most complex and difficult neighborhoods in Israel. Lior did not have a smooth start, switching schools seven times as a kid, something that was particularly challenging due to his complex learning disabilities. These early experiences inspired in Lior a desire to engage with social change in Israel. As a social entrepreneur, he has been active with the needs of the young adult community. He founded and serves as director of HaTahana Young Adult Center in Lod, a community organization devoted to closing social gaps and providing opportunities for the city’s young adults in the field of higher education, employment, vocational training, social engagement and leisure. He also co-found, and currently serves as chairman of, the Association of Young Adult Centers in Israel, an umbrella organization for the over ninety young adult centers in Israel. In addition, he developed and leads the annual Lod Social Film Festival, a four-day festival dedicated to invoking social change through film, now in its fourth year. In 2013 Lior founded ‘Kanfei Yona,’ an oral history project documenting Ethiopian Jewish aliyah and the heritage and traditions of Ethiopian Jewry through filmed interviews with community elders. Lior was also co-founder of the Totzeret Ha'aretz project that established student communities in Lod, and he continues to be involved in the project in a volunteer capacity. Recently, Lior wrote and published a Hebrew children's book called Why does Savta call me Kapara? that aims to bridge generational gaps and teach kids about Moroccan Jewish heritage.