A team that inspires
DEB LUST ZALUDA
Deb is a lifelong Chicagoan, growing up, marrying, and raising her own family there. Following a long and successful career as a lawyer, Deb turned her vocational efforts to two of her deepest passions: Israel and philanthropy. She has had leadership roles in numerous Jewish and Israel-centric charities and continues in that vein, including efforts to help grow the population (getting young people to stay or move back from the center and getting others to move from the center of Israel to the Galilee) and to introduce further-afield US communities to Israel’s great successes in the environment and community building. In order to put her passions for Israel and philanthropy in context, Deb furthered her education and recently completed her Masters of Arts in Jewish Professional Studies at Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership in Chicago, Her love for Israel led her to start her own Israel travel business back in 2010. She eventually combined that business with Puzzle Israel. In addition to working to share her passion for Israel with others by showing them Israel “Puzzle Israel” style, she now focuses much of her efforts on Israel travel that combines both philanthropy and experiential travel.
Nir grew up in Yuvalim, a village in Misgav, Israel, in the hilly region of the Lower Galilee.
Since he can remember, hikes and trips in the nature have always been in his soul and over the years he has traveled extensively with his family, friends, and on his own. In addition to his love for the outdoors Nir developed a passion for cooking and cuisine. After years of experience gained working alongside the best chefs in the country, the knowledge he acquired, and the recipes he perfected, Nir established his own catering company that was eventually integrated in the Puzzle Israel company and is now known as the Puzzle Israel Catering.
Guy was born and raised in Koranit, Israel, in the Lower Galilee. The roots of his appreciation for nature and love of Israel stem from his grandparents’ history. Escaping the European Holocaust, Guys ancestors settled in Israel and took to the work of building the land of Israel with their very own hands.
Guy loves horseback riding, cooking, traveling, and playing the piano. In addition, he has a B.A. in behavioral sciences from Bar Ilan University. After his three-year army service Guy spent eight months traveling across New Zealand and the Far East. His travels around the world gave him a fresh perspective on Israel and an understanding of what makes his homeland so unique – a perspective he felt he must share with others.