Col. Bentzi Gruber is Vice Commander (reserves) of Division 252, an armored division of 20,000 soldiers. As an entrepreneur, he has established Internet startups, developed real-estate and initiated biotech research. He is founder of Chesed in the Field, a non-profit that brings IDF reservists and chronically ill and disabled children together for special events to instill the values of community and social responsibility in the hearts of thousands of soldiers. Gruber also established “Ethics in the Field,” a multimedia presentation and lecture, to shatter myths and present the facts missing in today’s discussion of Israeli counter terrorism.
A graduate of Yeshivat Har Etzion and the Jerusalem Institute of Technology (Machon Lev), Col. Gruber received a Ph.D. from The International University of Business and Law (London). He serves on the boards of Yeshivat Har Etzion and Ohr Torah Stone, and the ethics committees of the Eitanim and Kfar Shaul Hospitals. Gruber speaks at national conferences, community events, synagogues, military academies, college campuses and middle and high schools around the world.