Rabbi Micha Odenheimer is the founder and director of Tevel B’Tzedek, created in 2007. Born in Berkeley, California, Micha received his B.A. from Yale University, Cum Laude, in 1980. In 1984, Micha received Orthodox rabbinic ordination, although he now describes himself as “Post-Modern Orthodox." In 1988, Micha immigrated to Israel and ever since has been working in social activism in Israeli society, and has lectured and written extensively on Judaism and social justice. A prolific journalist, Micha has reported on poverty, globalization and human rights from around the world including Somalia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Burma, Haiti, Nepal, Bangladesh and Indonesia; he has written for the Washington Post, The Guardian, The London Times, The Jerusalem Report and Haaretz. In 1998, Micha received the “Boris Smolar Prize” from the Joint Distribution Committee, for his coverage of Ethiopian Jewry. Micha also founded the Israeli Association for Ethiopian Jewry, one of the most instrumental and valued organizations dealing with the absorption of Ethiopian immigration to Israel. Micha also received the 2011 Flegg Prize from Hebrew University.