Levi Lauer is the Founding Executive Director of ATZUM, an organization that seeks to remedy injustices in Israeli society, and encourage individuals to become social activists and agents of change. The organization was founded on the belief that Israel should serve as an example for the rest of the world in regards to combating and resolving social problems and social justice crises.
A pioneer educator and social activist, Levi’s concern for making social justice a priority of Jewish devotion led him to found ATZUM in 2002 to address glaring injustices and bring assistance to Israelis disadvantaged by inadequate access to public and private protection. Levi is a native of Cleveland, Ohio and has lived in Jerusalem since 1976 with his wife, Chaya, two daughters and four grandchildren. He served 11 years in a reserve, combat, artillery unit of the IDF.