This essay is from the book, Israel Education in the Days After Reflections of Jewish Educators on their Mishlachat Areyvut (Delegation of Responsibility) - Two Months after October 7, 2023.
Ben Pery is currently the Chief Executive Officer at Momentum and is responsible for organizational strategy, financial oversight, and culture development. Additionally, he oversees the movement’s day-to-day operational and educational management, administration, and global impact. In 2020, Ben helped establish The Israel Educational Travel Alliance (IETA), a multifaith coalition of immersive Israel education travel programs. In 2022 Ben joined YPO United Mosaic chapter, a worldwide leadership community of chief executives. As a local council member of IAC, Ben helped develop and grow the DC area IAC chapter. Ben previously served as Vice President of Operations for the Peres Center for Peace. He oversaw the construction of their new building in Jaffa, and spearheaded numerous social projects. Ben also had the privilege of working closely with Israel’s ninth president, the Hon. Shimon Peres, and his inner team of advisors. Between 2003-2007, Ben was an associate attorney at Barnes & Co., a law firm in Tel Aviv, where he worked in international corporate law. Ben is a graduate of Tel Aviv University’s Political and Public Leadership Studies Master’s Program for Executives, and also holds an LL.B/J.D degree from Tel Aviv University. Ben lives in Maryland with his wife and three