I was born and raised in Haifa to Iraqi immigrants and I am an ardent supporter of the Haifa soccer team. I have two sons and two grandsons. My life partner is from Argentina. I have a Master’s degree in social work and I have been working with a staff of 60 as the director of the Eilat Municipal Social Services Department. In 2003, I became a member of the Eilat Community Centers Board. My position on the board is a natural extension of my responsibilities, which include serving distressed populations. I feel privileged that in my professional and lay position I am able to make a modest contribution to further develop Israeli society.