JACOB KIMCHY- 2015 GALA HONOREE "DEDICATION TO JEWISH LIFE AWARD"
Jacob Kimchy is a motivational speaker, life coach and author of A New Sunrise, a memoir which details his journey from witnessing the murder of his father in a suicide bombing in Israel, to surviving the unimaginable trauma of terrorism and finding a new path and a purpose in life.
Jacob is an expert on the needs of trauma and terror victims and speaks publicly to a range of audiences about Post Traumatic Growth, Positive Thinking, the Rise of Global Trauma through Social Media, and the Effects of Trauma on the Global Community, among other topics. By using his own personal story and experience, Jacob works with victims and survivors to understand their trauma and loss, helping them to find their new sunrise.
In New York In 2005, Jacob founded One Heart (www.oneheartglobal.org), a non-profit organization dedicated to helping and connecting victims of terrorism and their families across the world. He has made it his mission to raise awareness of the needs of the one group that is often neglected and misunderstood – the victims.
Jacob is also the founder of TLVFaces Media Group, a multi-platform organization that publishes TLVFaces.com, an online news magazine. His work has been profiled in The New York Times, CNN, NBC, NY1, The New York Post, The New York Sun, The Jewish Week, The Jerusalem Post, YNet, among others.
Jacob served in the Israeli Army and received a Masters of Science in Management from Polytechnic University in New York. Jacob was born in Rishon Letzion, Israel. After nearly a decade in New York City, he decided to escape the cold and moved to Los Angeles, where he currently resides with his wife and two dogs.