Currently living in Tel Aviv, Ohad grew up in Ramat Gan with an older brother and a twin brother. Immediately after his discharge from the army, Ohad started working in the Israeli Scouts movement, where for eight years he held guidance and management positions. Concurrent to his job with the Scouts, Ohad pursued a B.A. in education and political science at Tel Aviv University. He also studied group facilitation and volunteered for two years with the nonprofit Pa’amonim that assists families in financial distress. As a member of a family of Holocaust survivors, Ohad chose to become a guide and leader on youth trips to Poland.
Coming out as gay at age 28, he began volunteering at IGY (Israel Gay Youth) two years later. Together with two friends he also opened a company that organizes gay parties that integrate art and night life in Tel Aviv. Today Ohad is the CEO of The Aguda, Israel’s foremost LGBTQ+ human rights organization. Ohad was instrumental in organizing the recent LGBTQ+ protest in Israel, the largest ever organized in the country that was endorsed by hundreds of leading companies and culminated in a demonstration attended by some 100,000 people. Ohad also manages and operates The Aguda’s services, which include legal aid, a variety of social services, an emergency line, a refugee project, and a reporting center for homophobic incidents.