A journalist and social activist, Ophir grew up in Ashdod and today lives with his wife and two daughters in Tel Aviv. He began his professional career in law, working as a public defender in the Department of Prisioners. He holds both an LL.B and an LL.M. In addition to practicing law, Ophir founded Cafe Gibraltar, an influential cultural web-magazine, in order to spotlight cultures and identities that the Israeli mainstream media has ignored for decades, particularly communities such as the Mizrahim, Ethiopians, and Russians. Cafe Gibraltar is now a radio-TV show airing on the Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation. Ophir also leads Tor Hazahav, a student and youth movement that he founded with his partners. Tor Hazahav promotes the social values of Mizrahi-Masorti Zionism and seeks to create a social network for young people from Israel’s social and cultural periphery. Ophir is a cultural entrepreneur who uses culture as a tool for community building and connecting people from different backgrounds.