Itzhak Birger was born in Russia.He came to Eretz Israel at the beginning of the twentieth century, following his brother and settled in Rishon Lezion. Later, he bought a farm in Beer Yaakov and for several years the family lived there. When the little children grew up the family returned to Rishon Lezion (at 1909) to enable them attend school in the township.
He worked as a grafting expert in the Goldberg orchard in Ramat Gan. In Gedera he worked at the spirit industry. During harvest he worked in the winery.
It has been told that his house was open to the needy and to the young pioneers who were destitute.