שלום מאפריקה June 2014 
I tried to bring Israel a little bit closer to every South African Jew. I hoped to enable each individual to connect to our homeland in whichever way spoke most closely to his or her heart.
In addition, I was a strong promoter of Aliyah. I tried my best to ensure that each family and every individual had a clear and precise plan and direction to allow them to face the many challenges awaiting them in Israel.  Read the full article: Shimon Heading Back Home.pdf Israel Centre Shlichim JAFRICA - The Israel Centre BlogIsrael Centre So that's it… After four and a half amazing shlichut years in South Africa, my family and I are heading back home - to Israel, to the NegevServing as head of the israel centre on behalf of the Jewish Agency was much more than a job for me – it was an experience I will cherish for the rest of my life. Aliya, Partnership2Gether, Israel Expos, Tikkun Olam Programme's, Masa, Israel Encounter, Maoz Educational Program, Zionist Caravans, Israel Quiz and all the many other programmes the Israel Centre runs are meant to do one thing – to Zionize the community.Israel In Your Community