Shalom dear Friends,
I am truly honored, on the eve of the holiest period on our calendar, to extend my most heartfelt best wishes to each and every member of the Jewish communities of Quebec and the Atlantic Provinces or the year 5775.
As the incoming Consul General of Israel, I very much look forward to working with your communities in the years ahead in order to pave new inroads for Israel in Montreal and throughout Quebec and Eastern Canada.
I am also very keen to meet and work with your region's elected officials, businesspeople, academics and the broader public in the hopes of engendering a greater understanding of Israel and its citizens amongst your neighbors.
As Jews, we are privileged to share a rich history and heritage that has spanned the course of many millennia. The solidarity that binds our people, both in Israel and throughout the Diaspora, is as crucial as ever as we continue to face many significant challenges. Our strength, of course, has always been our diversity, and as Consul General I am proud to represent a nation that is as dynamic and multicultural as Israel.
On behalf of the State of Israel and my colleagues at the Consulate General in Montreal, I would like to wish you all a very happy and healthy year, while thanking your community for its strong engagement and undying love for Israel.
May this year bless Am Yisrael with peace, prosperity and unity.
Shana tova u’metuka and see you in 5775!
שנה טובה ומתוקה, ולהתראות בתשע״ה!
Ziv Nevo Kulman
Consul General of Israel