My name is Adir Schwarz, and I am a member of the Jerusalem City Council on behalf of the Hirorerut Jerusalem movement. Together with my fellow councilmembers, my mission is to secure the Zionist, creative and tolerant future of the city. I am committed to work for all the residents from all sectors that compose Jerusalem, through a combination of innovative, intensive and determined political and social action
From the age of 16, I have had the privilege to work for Jerusalem: as the founder of the Hapoel Jerusalem Football Neighborhood League for girls, the largest women's sports framework in Israel, and one in which Arab and Jewish, religious and secular alike participate; as chairman of the municipal youth council, leading a variety of achievements for the city's youth; as a lecturer on Jerusalem for hundreds of groups from Israel and around the world; as a political activist in two crucial elections for the future of the city, and today, as a councilmember of the Jerusalem City Council.
I grew up in the Talpiot neighborhood and now live in Rehavia. My parents, Uri and Annika, have been working at Shaare Zedek Medical Center for 30 years, and from them I learned the value of hard work. I have two sisters- Anat, who is an entrepreneur and Michal, who works at the Ministry of Defense. I'm married to Shira, my girlfriend from the age of 14. I served in the IDF as a fighter and commander in the 101st Paratroopers' Brigade.
I work as senior strategist for nonprofits at JGive - a social enterprise for increasing the culture of giving in Israel. I hold a bachelor's degree in political science and business administration from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and currently I am a master's student in public policy.
Adir Schwarz - city councilman
Innovative, intensive and determined political and social action, to ensure the Zionist, creative and tolerant future of the city. Commitment and responsibility to all residents from all sectors, serving as a volunteer position at the council but with the utmost seriousness and dedication, and with maximum transparency and accessibility.
Zionism - to preserve the Zionist character of the city, as the capital of the State of Israel in the full sense of the word.
Creativity - for the development of a vibrant, prosperous and independent Jerusalem, with a strong and dynamic economy.
Tolerance - to promote coexistence and a shared life, trust and mutual cooperation between the various populations in the city.
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