Michael Grumer is the Program Operations Manager at Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, where he is responsible for logistics and operations in the New York office, as well as for providing remote support for programming in Detroit, Boston, Toronto, and Washington D.C.
Originally from The Bronx, NY, Michael made aliyah in 2007 and served as a lone soldier and served in an IDF combat unit. After his service, he spent six months volunteering in Nepal with Israeli NGO Tevel B’Tzedek.
Upon returning to Israel, Michael worked for the Bina secular yeshiva in Tel Aviv, before he moved to Jerusalem to pursue a bachelor’s degree in international relations at Hebrew University. While in Jerusalem, Michael worked as an editor and translator for the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, while also running Jerusalem’s Moishe House.
Michael returned to New York in 2015, and most recently was a program director for Garin Tzabar, in addition to managing operations for a team of real estate agents. He lives in The Bronx with his wife, Pessy Katz, and their daughter.