Regev Ben-David is a lecturer, educator, program director, independent researcher, and social activist. He focuses on the fields of Jewish identities, Zionist thought, Israel-Diaspora relations, and Religion&State in Israel.
Regev participated in the 2011 and 2013 ROI Summits and many other ROI programs. In 2015 he initiated and led the Schusterman-sponsored "Y.O.M" (Yahadut U'Medinah) Connection Point for Jewish Pluralism in Israel. In 2015 he also reestablished and co-chaired Limmud Jerusalem.
Since 2012, Regev has been teaching and directing eduational programs at Beit Prat - Israeli Midrasha (formerly known as Ein Prat - the Midrasha in Alon), catering Israeli young adults across the religious-traditional-secular spectrum, where they study foundational texts from Jewish, Israeli, Western and Eastern traditions.
As a researcher, Regev published in 2018 an encompassing position paper on Joining the Jewish People through the perspective of multiple Jewish identities. In addition, he conducted several researches for key institutions in the Jewish Pluralism field in Israel (such as AVI CHAI Foundation, Sapir Center) on Israel-Diaspora Encounter programs, Jewish educational programs, and more. His Honors Master's thesis focused on cutting-edge processes of Jewish hybrid identities among Israeli young adults.
Born and raised in Ramat Raziel, a small moshav near Jerusalem, Regev lived as a child for three years in Brussels, Belgium, and a year in NYC in 2011-2012. Apart from that, he lived most of his life in Israel. After a year of voluntary civil service and six years of military service in the Intelligence Corps (ranked Captain), Regev completed B.A. at Hebrew University in psychology and Amirim Honors liberal arts program, and M.A. at Bar-Ilan in Political Science. In-between, Regev received the prestigious 2011-2012 Tikvah Fund Fellowship, a year-long paid fellowship in NYC.
Regev is a board member of Metzilah - a think tank headed by Prof. Ruth Gavison and dedicated to issues concerning Jewish and Democratic Israel. Regev is also a borad member of Rashut HaRabim, the Jerusalem coalition for Jewish Renewal organization, which he helped to establish since 2010.
Since 2018, Regev takes part in the Beit Midrash for Israeli Rabbis, co-hosted by the Shalom Hartman Institute and the Midrasha in Oranim.
Regev is thankful for being married to Sygall and being the father of Be'eri and Dror.