Jewish National Fund

Welcome to Shahar's Page

My name is Shahar Hermelin. I'm 48 years old, married to Daniella and a proud father of three: Ziv (23), Michal (14) and Neta (8). Since 2008 I have served as Jewish National Fund - USA's Director of Tourism in Israel. I was born and raised in Kibbutz Ramat David in the Jezreel Valley, and today I live in Givataim.

When I joined JNF, I became familiar with the amazing work our partners in LOTEM are doing in order to make nature accessible for those with special needs. Words cannot describe the efforts made by every employee of the organization on a daily basis, the love and dedication for every child, man and woman alike. All, in order to allow thousands of people with disabilities to experience what seems so trivial to most of us - a couple of enjoyable hours of outdoor activities. As someone who grew up close to nature and loves hiking, it means even more to me.

This is why I have decided to run this year on behalf of LOTEM. I invite you to join me and help JNF and LOTEM bring more people with special needs closer to nature by making a donation.

Thank you,

Shahar