Meet Our New Deputy Consul General Alex Goldman-Shayman

Meet Our New Deputy Consul General to the Midwest

    Dear Friends and Colleagues,
    My family and I recently arrived in Chicago. This is the first time we have traveled to the USA and we are all excited to live, study and work here. Despite all of the warnings, Chicago has greeted us with nice weather (which reminds us of Israel), and a warm and loving atmosphere from the Jewish and Israeli community. I know that I have many things to learn and discover, but my first impression is that the mission here will be very interesting and also joyful.
    It's not a secret that the last days have not been easy for the Israeli people. The regional instability has influenced the situation in Israel and the security on our borders. The recent changes in some of our neighboring countries are potentially dangerous, but hopefully the recent events will lead to eventual positive changes – including opportunities for all of us to progress and achieve social and economic prosperity together in peace.
    On a personal note, I would like to wish you and your family "Shana Tova." I hope that the coming year brings each of you a year filled with health, happiness and success – and lots of positive and wonderful surprises.
    Alex Goldman-Shayman