Shlomo grew up in Chicago, Illinois, and after graduating from the Fasman Yeshiva high school, he began Hesder at Yeshivat Hakotel. Growing up in a deeply Zionistic home inspired his journey of making Aliyah and serving in the Givati brigade of the Israeli army. After his army service, while completing Hesder in Yeshiva, Shlomo held many leadership positions there including Rosh Madrichim for the American program. Shlomo received his semicha from World Mizrachi’s Musmachim program, while studying towards his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management at Machon Lev (Jerusalem College of Technology). Shlomo is currently working for OurCrowd, a venture capital fund in Jerusalem. In his free time, shlomo enjoys learning, reading, exercising, and watching any sports game, despite the time difference. Kyra, originally from Woodmere, NY, went to SKA High School for Girls NY, and then spent a year studying at Shaalvim for Women in Jerusalem. This is where her deep desire for Yishuv Eretz Yisrael was fostered. Kyra continued on to Stern College for Women where she studied Psychology and Public Health, and stepped into many roles on Stern’s Student Council. Soon after she graduated, Kyra made Aliyah. She received her MA in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from Hebrew University, and was a Rakezet (mentor) for the students at MMY, a seminary in Jerusalem. Kyra currently works as a Donor Missions Manager at the Jewish Agency, and in her free time, she enjoys doing Yoga, anything crafty, trying out new recipes, and having a good laugh from The Office. Shlomo and Kyra met in Jerusalem during the height of Covid. Good thing they lived within the allowed traveling parameters during Israel’s lockdowns! They now live in Baka, Jerusalem and are passionate about fostering a strong sense of community.