Adam Odesser is the Director of the Dr. Stuart Lessans Israel Action Center at the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington. Adam is a native Israeli and relocated with his family to the DC area in 2019. In Israel, Adam worked for Gesher, an NGO focused on facilitating workshops and seminars for high school students and IDF soldiers on an array of issues, including Jewish identity, religion, and social differences, while also serving as the Student Affairs Coordinator at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Business School. Adam served in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) for 4 years in the Home Front Command Unit as a Reserves Recruiter and Training Officer, graduated from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem with a B.A in political science and a bachelor’s degree in business administration and Management, and is currently pursuing his MBA at the University of Maryland.