Meet Shai Bibas, CJF’s first Community Shaliach (emissary)! Through this Jewish Agency program we will welcome Shai for two years to strengthen our community's connection to Israel. Shai was selected based on multiple criteria, including: a strong Jewish Zionist awareness, informal Israeli educational experience and interpersonal skills. Shai will collaborate with our partner synagogues and agencies, within our own initiatives (YAD, PJ Library) and the local schools, so he will be VERY busy and we can't wait!
Shai has extensive experience in this field, having worked as the counselor and supervisory level at several Jewish overnight camps in North America and Israel with ages 8-16. Shai also tutors students from 6th-12th grade in Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Mathematics. Graduating from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem with degrees in Chemistry and Biology, he currently works at Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, doing the R&D of generic drugs. He served in the Israeli Naval Academy and in an exclusive unit in the Intelligence Corps. Shai’s two favorite past-times are reading about scientists and windsurfing. He has experience with all Jewish denominations.