Born January 18, 1920 in Vilna (Lithuania), joined Betar at an early age.

In 1939 immigrated illegally to Eretz Israel in the Af-Al-Pi project on the immigrant vessel Parita, and joined the Betar company at Beer Yaakov, from there going on to join the Irgun.

In 1944 was transferred to Jerusalem and served as assistant to Dov Efrat, the District Commander. Later transferred to the coastal plain Commanded Natanya District and later appointed commander, Southern District.