Meira Weinstein was born in Jerusalem and raised in Israel and the United States. She returned to Israel permanently seven years ago, after finishing her undergraduate degree in philosophy. Upon her return, Meira began working in the public sector and with at-risk youth and immigrant groups. As a grant writer for the JDC, Meira gained invaluable experience in the nonprofit sector by seeing firsthand the challenges faced by new immigrants and other poorly integrated segments of Israeli society. Her exposure to new olim and socio-economically challenged sectors of Israeli society led her to begin volunteering at the Lone Soldier Center in Memory of Michael Levin. Meira is currently the Executive Director of the Lone Soldier Center, focusing the majority of her time on projects and programs to engage local communities in areas where large numbers of lone soldiers live, recruiting and supervising new volunteers, as well as finding and pursuing financial support avenues for the needs of lone soldiers.