Leora was born in Jerusalem to an American mother and an Israeli father. She grew up in the Israeli Reform Movement and after many years of moving up the ranks is now the National Director of the Reform youth movement. She was an education officer in the I.D.F. (tank units) and a Madricha and volunteer coordinator for the Mechina in Jaffa. She has a B.A. in Jewish History and is pursuing her M.A. in the same field. She has been a counseler for the reform movement in Israel, the U.K, Belarrusia, Ukraine and Russia. Leora is married and has a baby boy, Eitan.
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Young Adults in the Israeli Movement for Progressive Judaism will be a home for young adults who are either alumni of the movement, feel an ideological connection to the Movement or Young Olim who grew up in the liberal Jewish world abroad and are now searching for a new community with Israelis. Shonim is a place for these young adults to be able to come together to form a community, participate in programs, study together, and initiate their own ideas. Shonim's programs will give the young adults a home, a community, and the chance to make an impact on Israeli society, making it a more democratic and just society, and hence a more Zionist society.