Oz is a Program Associate for REALITY, supporting the Foundation’s efforts to empower exceptional young people to enhance their leadership skills through an immersive personal and professional development journey through Israel.
Born in Tel Aviv and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Oz grew up an active leader in Jewish youth movements, and at 17 years old, he was elected the International Teen President of BBYO. As a student at the George Washington University, he put those skills to work as a community organizer, raisingfunds for causes ranging from disaster relief to cancer treatment. He studied Economics and Arabic and researched the impact of city planning on economic mobility. After graduation, he moved to Buenos Aires to help develop non-sectarian employment services for the city’s most vulnerable residents and strengthen Jewish youth leadership movements across Latin America with JDC. A year later, he settled down in Tel Aviv where he lives today.
Before joining the Foundation, Oz worked as a Senior Jewish Service Corps fellow at JDC’s Israel office on projects that enabled the organization to be more agile in its response to Israel’s biggest social challenges, as well as in the Urban Design Studio at HQ Architects. Oz graduated from George Washington University.