Lieutenant Colonel Jordan Herzberg (IDF Reserves) has been active in diplomacy, political and security affairs in Israel for over 20 years. Serving as a track two diplomat for several Israeli Prime Ministers, Jordan participated in hundreds of hours of back channel negotiations with neighboring Arab heads of state, and has advised several Israeli government ministers.
As a volunteer in the elite Paratrooper Brigade, Jordan served in several different combat theatres, including extensive military service in Lebanon and Judea/Samaria. Jordan currently serves as a commander in a combined infantry/armored division.
Jordan’s real passion is showing off the Land of Israel. Whether you are a novice to Israel or a frequent traveler, Jordan promises that your time in Israel will be a Chavaya, a unique, life changing experience.
He served as Chairman of Mechinat Lachish Meitarim, one of Israel’s largest pre-military gap year programs for young men and women, secular and observant. He is on the board of the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies.
Jordan has a BA with Honors in Political Science and Judaic Studies from the University of Michigan, and a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, including studies at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and Harvard Business School. Jordan is a graduate of the Yad Ben Zvi Institute in Jerusalem and a Ministry of Tourism licensed tour guide. Jordan grew up in the United States, moved to Israel in 1993, and lives with his family in Jerusalem.