Jacob Kimchy

I am the Co-Founder of One Heart Global, a non-profit organization based in New York City dedicated to helping victims of terror across the globe. I began One Heart in 2006 in memory of my father, Rami Kimchy, who was killed on May 7, 2002 in a terrorist attack in Rishon Letzion. My father was waiting outside of the Sheffield Club at 11 pm that evening in his taxi. When his customer did not arrive, he went in to see what was keeping him. At the same time, a 20 year old terrorist entered the club, killing 15 people, including my father, and injuring another 85. That night, I was having a late dinner when he received a call about the attack. I went directly to the scene to assist the survivors, and saw my father's car outside of the club. At that moment, I knew that my father was there and I would not see him again. After the attack, and after trying to recover from the trauma, I wanted to find a way to help other victims of terror around the world, which led to the founding of One Heart. Over the past eight years, I have worked and consulted with numerous organizations assisting victims of terrorism in different countries. . I have met with various political figures including the Royal Family of Spain and addressed audiences in the United States, Europe and Israel discussing my personal experiences with terrorism and the ongoing situation in Israel and the Middle East. I served in the Israeli Army and received my Masters of Science in Management from Poly - NYU. I was born in Rishon Letzion, Israel. A friend introduced me to JICNY, about 2 years ago. He thought it would be a good place for me to feel a bit more at home. He was right. I have met many interesting people threw JICNY that I am now friends with and have found amazing hosts for Shabbat dinners and holidays as well