Valentin Lubenets
Valentin has been on a journey his entire life. Born in Ukraine, he moved with his family to Israel and then to Russia before settling, at least for now, in Tblisi. Valentin grew up in the Jewish world, going to a JCC kindergarten and graduating from Tiferet Tzvi, an Orthodox day school. His family has always observed Jewish tradition and he loves celebrating the holidays with both his grandmothers. Valentin worked as a Hillel, Jewish Agency for Israel, and JCC program coordinator before joining JDC, where he is responsible for youth programs, public relations, and missions. When he is not working, Valentin produces music at two different studios. His motto: ā€œIā€™d rather be doing nothing than doing something I do not love.ā€