Motti was born in Petach Tikva in 1949. His parents were both Holocaust survivors who made Aliyah in 1948. He spent a happy childhood in his grandfather’s shadow. Benjamin Zeev Farkash, of blessed memory, made Aliyah at the age of 69 after having survived both Auschwitz and Dachau, and it is from him that Motti learned Yiddish.
- Educated at the Bnei Akiva Yeshiva of Ra’anana
- Completed a full military service in an Infantry Corps Unit; he fought in three of Israel’s wars
- Member since 1982, Moshav Kfar Khitim.
- Graduate in Economics and Business Management, The Agricultural Program at Ruppin College
- Sheep Department Coordinator at Kfar Khitim - 3 years.
- Farm Coordinator at Kfar Khitim - 5 years.
- Director of Marketing for the Northern Region, Tnuva Meat Company - 10 years. Community Involvement:
- Involved in community organizations for youth since 1982.
- Established youth involvement programs for individual activities with local Holocaust survivors through the “Grandparent for a Day” Program run with the Gil HaGalil Local Council.
- Director, Lower Galilee Regional Council. Position held since 2001.
- Board member, Center for the Moshav Movement.
- Chairman, Partnership 2000 for the Sovev Kinneret Region.
- Chairman of the Board, Sovev Kinneret Region Firemen.
- Member of the Board, Poriya Hospital.
- Member of the Directors’ Council, the ORT International Network.
- Graduate, The Directors’ Course at Bar Ilan University.