Jun 23

Next Gen B7


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Find out why BGU students and alumni are planting roots in Beer-Sheva, and how they are building a thriving community. Join Moishe House residents and BGU alumni and discover how cultural and economic development is burgeoning in Beer-Sheva.
Michael Howard
CEO, Domus Exceptional Hospitality
Julia Sagalin
CEO, Oazis
Ariel Hadad
BGU Student
Amit Meir
BGU Student
Moderated by:
Doug Seserman
Americans for Ben-Gurion University CEO
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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

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Born in Wales, Michael Howard made Aliyah with his family as a child and relocated to Beer-Sheva’s nearby suburb of Omer. After receiving his B.Sc. in electrical engineering at BGU, Michael entered the corporate housing market in Beer-Sheva. He co-founded HaBaitBe Matityahu, providing high quality apartments adjacent to BGU and Soroka Medical Center. As CEO, Michael has grown Domus Exceptional Hospitality from three apartment buildings to more than 60, including one brand new state of the art boutique hotel, The Negev Hotel in Beer-Sheva’s old city – the first hotel established in the city since 1949.


Born in Ukraine, Julia Sagalin made Aliyah at the age of three and grew up in Beer-Sheva. She is the Co-founder and General Manager of Yazamut360’s Oazis Venture Builder and Accelerator, and serves as a mentor to multiple non-profit organizations in the fields of entrepreneurship and education. Julia is a proud BGU alumna, where she received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees.


Ariel Hadad was born and raised in Beit Aryeh, Israel. After her time in the army as part of the IDF’s Spokesperson Unit, Ariel followed her passion and went to work in agriculture in the Arava region. Today, Ariel is in her final year of Communication and Management Studies at BGU; she has lived in Moishe House Beer-Sheva since October 2019.



Amit Meir was born and raised in Ashkelon, Israel. In the IDF, Amir served as a medic in Havat Hashomer, a unique military base aimed at integrating marginalized teens into society. Today, Amit is studying medicine at BGU’s Faculty of Health Sciences. Amit has lived in Moishe House Beer-Sheva since October 2020.