Concluding mission as shaliachDear Friends of Israel

Dear Friends of Israel - Shalom!

As some of you may already have heard, at the end of January I shall be concluding my mission as the representative/shaliach of Keren Hayesod-UIA in the Netherlands at Collectieve Israël Actie (CIA). I am starting a new journey in Keren-Hayesod, as the Director of the European region.

Over the past six years, I have had the privilege of serving as KH representative at CIA. These six years have been fruitful years of activity, challenges and achievements. As I reflect upon my time here, what I see first are YOU: Leaders and donors in the Dutch community. I highly appreciate all of you. I have developed meaningful friendships with many of you, which I will cherish as I enter my new role. Everything we have accomplished together revolved around one major goal: strengthening the Israeli society and supporting its people in need.

You have been wonderful, generous and devoted partners, who are always prepared to take the next step. You devote your energy (and contributions…) to our common cause with great conviction and commitment. You have inspired me and taught me a lot, and for that I wish to convey my deepest, heartfelt gratitude and appreciation on behalf of all those who benefit from your unwavering support and your unceasing generosity.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Freddy Hollander, who has been the chairman of the CIA during the past six years, the director Mirjam Schipper, the CIA office team, the volunteers, the board of directors, and all those with whom I have had the opportunity to work.

With Keren Hayesod’s 100th anniversary coming up next year, I hand my position in the Dutch campaign to my successor, Yossi Koren. I would like to wish Yossi, as well as CIA’s new chairman Rob Voet, success in their new positions. I trust that, together, you will help the CIA campaign prosper even further.

Even though my official role at CIA is coming to an end, I will still be responsible for the Netherlands in my new role. I am happy to meet any of you, in Israel or in the Netherlands.

May the year 2019 bring you and all your loved ones health, prosperity, success and fulfillment!

Yours, with true friendship,

Erez Manhaimer
Keren Hayesod Director - European Region