b'MORDECAI KARSCH Mordecai Karsch is Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Israel Legacy Central which partners with Israeli nonprofits to support legacy development.Mordecai comes from the business sector and for the past 20 years has worked in marketing and technology. Since 2013, he has also operated a small digital agency, Optimyz Interactive, where he provides marketing and strategy services, primarily to startup companies. Mordecai has been on numerous boards of Bay Area non-profit organizations, including the Jewish Community Free Clinic. In addition, he provides pro bono strategic planning and marketing services to non-profit organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he resides. Mordecai holds an MBA from the Anderson School of business and B.A. in Rhetoric from U.C. Berkeley.I believe that Israels defining characteristic is its spirit. It energizes you.You feel it when you arrive, and you miss it when you leave.It is this spirit that makes Israel home,even if you dont live there at the present.NURIT GLAZER CHODICK, PhD, Nurit Glazer Chodick, PhD, is a social worker. She lectures at Tel Aviv University and is an instructor, therapist, and group facilitator in the fields of trauma, sexuality, and LGBT. Her doctoral research focused on the experience of men after a stillbirth. The experience of men is not recognized from several dimensions, both the gender dimension and because of the nature of the loss, how men cope. Her research has shown that it is a fervent desire from men to be partners, to share their experience, and to gain recognition and support for themselves and the circles that surround them. Today Nurit is involved in, among other things, raising awareness on this issue among professionals in the field and in the unique support services for men who have experienced the loss of a stillbirth.'