Vice President of the OR Movement
Travels from Israel
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Topics:Positively Israel, JNF's Work in Israel
Ofir Fisher was born in South Africa in 1976 to Tova and Broadway Star Dudu Fisher. Ofir is currently 36 years old, resident of Be'er Sheva's Old City in the Negev. Ofir’s family moved back to Israel when he was 3 years old and was raised in Petach Tikvah in central Israel. Ofir served as a submarine captain in the Israeli navy for six years.
Following his honorable discharge from the military Ofir and his childhood friend Roni Flamer decided that instead of travelling to India, Thailand or other places abroad as many Israelis do, they would take a trip throughout the country that they loved, and completed the ‘Israel Trail’ taking them from the North to the South. During this experience a deep bond formed for the Negev and Galilee regions; understanding that they have been neglected for many years and have great potential for the future of Israel. Following their trek, Ofir and Roni made a decision to dedicate their lives to the development of the Negev and the Galilee. They established the community of Sansana in 1999, the first community to be established in the Negev in over 15 years prior, and due to its great success, in 2002 they co-founded the OR Movement.
For the last decade Ofir has overseen numerous projects and innovative initiatives that have gained international recognition for their importance for the future of Israel. Ofir serves as the Vice President of the OR Movement and heads the resource development department.
Download a prepared introduction for Ofir Fisher ofir-fisher-intro.doc
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