Amnon Weigler was born on the first Independence Day of the State of Israel in 1949.
In 1967 he joined the Nahal unit of the Israeli Army - a unit that shares settlement
and social endeavors as well as combat. Amnon served in the paratrooper unit of
the Nahal and was the founder of Moshav of Zofar in the Arava. Amnon joined the
Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI) and earned his guiding license
from the Israeli Ministry of Tourism. In the SPNI he established Field Study Centers,
was the Coastal Plains Regional Director and built groundbreaking educational programming
that is still in use. After 12 years he departed from the SPNI and was involved
in various educational tourism programs. He joined Oranim Educational Initiatives
as Vice President and oversees the programming and educational content of Oranim's
Teen and Jewish School programs, Jewish Teachers programs as well as Oranim's Jewish
Travel programs around the world. Amnon has raised 5 children and is the proud grandfather
of Ohad, born in December 2007.