Max Samarov

Max Samarov is the Executive Director of Research & Strategy at StandWithUs. He is a first-generation American whose family left the Soviet Union to escape the discrimination Jews faced there, with some ending up in America and others in Israel.

Max joined StandWithUs in 2012, and has spent the last nine years working to empower people around the world to tell Israel's story, counter misinformation, and fight back against campaigns of hate. Since 2020 he has spearheaded a groundbreaking StandWithUs initiative called Connect for Progress, which empowers people to make life better in their own communities, using unique Israeli solutions.