Rudy Rochman was born in France and grew up moving around the world. At 17, he joined the IDF and served as a sniper in the Paratroopers, which he still serves as a reservist today. After the army, he began publicly standing up for Israel on college campuses and founded a grassroots pro-Israel movement at Columbia University called Students Supporting Israel. SSI Columbia revolutionized campus discourse through ground-breaking activism, while simultaneously establishing an international movement, which has today grown to 50 campuses worldwide. Rudy consitenalty creates educational viral videos that inspire, educates and empowers the next generation of Jews and allies to be ideologically strong. In 2018, he received the 36 Under 36 award of the most influential Jews in the world. Rudy currently runs his own businesses, is doing an MBA program in Israel, and is working on a new project that focuses on generating social and economic incentives in Israel to inspire the next wave of Aliyah for young Jews in the diaspora.

Rudy Rochman