About UsUriel ben-Mordechai (Marcus) made Aliyah (immigrated to Israel) in 1982 from the San Francisco Bay area. His return was motivated by an inner desire to rediscover his Jewish identity and join efforts to strengthen Eretz Israel, both physically and spiritually.
Uriel has spent the last three decades in Israel, raising a family, serving in the IDF, establishing a business and lecturing internationally about Israel and Biblical values common to both Jews and Christians. He has founded and co-founded several non-profit entities around the world whose purpose is to financially assist the poor in Jerusalem and throughout Israel. Amongst these, he continues to serve as President of the NRF, an Arizona based 501 (c)(3) non-profit, which supports Uriel's vision. He is currently involved with Chut HaM'shulash, an organization that raises funds for small businesses and needy families in the Land, and also hosts a weekly online classroom, that teaches Torah-centered lessons in an open forum environment.
CEO, Adi (Yvonne) Marcus, comes from a muti-religious background giving her a unique understanding for those who have been involved in diverse streams of religion. In the mid-90's she launched "Threefold Cord", a non-profit organization with a specific teaching focus on various forms of cultural dance and flag pageantry. Adi held quarterly teaching seminars and performed at various conferences throughout the U.S. and abroad. In early 2001 while on a teaching trip to Costa Rica, she met a Rabbi who would forever change her life's direction. That meeting inevitably turned her focus of learning, into the devoted study of Torah and the history of the Jewish people. In the midst of online Torah study, she homeschooled two of her children and continued teaching dance to children among various schools in Orange County, California.
In 2003 while investigating the historical doctrine of the trinity, Adi happened upon an article by Mr. Marcus, and sent him an email regarding the Nehemiah Fund in Israel. In 2004 she met Uriel and began hosting NRF fundraising events to support the poor in Israel. She maintained a professional working relationship with the NRF and Uriel over the next 5 years. In 2009 Adi visited Eretz Israel for the first time on a Sukkot tour. While on tour, she and Uriel began dating and married on July 25, 2010. They are very grateful to the Almighty for giving them the opportunity to share the same love, hope and vision for Eretz Israel. Uriel and Adi live in Jerusalem and between them, have six beautiful children and four darling grandchildren.
Chut Director, Mike Dyer, grew up in Sacramento, Ca. in a non-religious environment. At the age of 19 he moved to Southern California and found work in the construction trade. He began studying the Bible and became interested in the evangelical christian movement for several years. It wasn't long before he became dissatisfied with several things in the movements doctrine. In particular one issue concerning their discription of the Jewish Messiah's people, all being blind and unaware of the correct translation of biblical prophecy, aroused his curiosity and his search began.
Some years later he happened upon a christian radio broadcast on the topic, "Jewish roots of Christianity" with guest speaker Rivi Litvin and as fate would have it, he met Rivi in 1987. He immediately became involved in her ministry, learning the Torah of Moshe and the wisdom of Jewish thought and from that point on, he never looked back. He has been in several home fellowships, all with the focus on Torah foundation. It was at one of these home fellowships that i met Uriel and was exposed to the NRF and learned of ways he could help the needy living in the land of Israel.