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Where Baseball and Falafel Meet
From a Local Staten Island Kid to Lieutenant Colonel in the Israel Defence Force (IDF), a Personal Journey

Barry Mark Spielman

College/University Student Recommended, High School Student Recommended, Identity & Responsibility, Israel

Coming back to the US to serve as the head of the Aliyah Delegation for the Jewish Agency is the closing of a circle for Barry Spielman. How and why does one choose to live in Israel and serve in the IDF? Hear about Barry’s experience in the Israeli hi-tech sector, about becoming Israeli, and why he thinks others can do the same.

Barry Mark Spielman

Jewish Agency for Israel

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Barry Spielman made Aliyah in 1988. He has more than 20 years of public affairs and marketing experience. A former career officer in the IDF Spokesman's Office, Barry is a Lt. Col. in the IDF reserves. Barry has served as a Marketing Director in several of Israel's top hi-tech companies. He holds a BA from Bar Ilan U. and MAs from GWU and Boston/Ben Gurion U. He is married and has four children.

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