Israel Centre Johannesburg
Aviad arrived in South Africa in August 2014 to take up his Shlichut as the Director of the Israel Centre. He retired from a career as an IDF officer in 2007 and before coming to South Africa volunteered as the co-chairperson for Partnership2Gether, and served as a member of the international steering committee of the Partnership unit of the Jewish Agency. He is married to Naomi and they have 2 daughters.
Taryn has been with the Israel Centre since April 2014 and is the Partnership2Gether Co-Ordinator. Her work involves strengthening the bonds between Israelis living in the Beit Shemesh- Mateh Yehuda region and Jews living in Greater Washington and South Africa. Her calm disposition allows for the busy task of organising projects that create meaningful relationships and people to people connections in these regions. She is married and has 3 children, 2 girls and a boy.
Shana is the Marketing Co-ordinator at the Israel Centre and been with the Israel Centre since October 2013. Her creative and driven personality, allows her to fulfil her role in co-ordinating all marketing and social media activities for the various projects that the Israel Centre runs. She is involved in developing marketing campaigns and promoting the Israel Centre. Shana is married and has 3 daughters.
Israel Centre Cape Town
Hagai is the community Shaliach, involved in three different fields: Education, Aliyah and the Jewish community of Cape Town. He is working to enrich the community with his Israeli and Zionist point of view, and extensive experience in the Scout movement. He is here with his family, his wife Anne, and their children Tamara and Ya’ir. Hagai is passionate about food and the outdoors.