Nir Cafri will be the new Israeli Shaliah (emissary) to the Rhode Island Jewish Community
September 21, 2018
Nir Cafri will be the new Israeli shaliah (emissary) to the Rhode Island Jewish Community. Nir, 23, arrived in late August. He was born and raised in Ness Ziona, Israel, right outside of Tel Aviv.
In his army service, Nir was a commander for the Hermon Brigade combat engineering unit, which deals with disarming mines, and for a heavy machinery unit, responsible for defensive construction missions, where he was in charge of eight underprivileged soldiers. He took part in the Protective Edge Operation in Gaza in 2014.
In his youth Nir took part in Nitzana youth movement, which is located next to the border with Egypt. The youth movement's main activities are hiking and volunteering at the local orphanage home for refugee teenagers from Eritrea.
Prior to embarking for the states, he was a field coordinator for Passages, an organization which brings Christians on educational journeys to Israel. He also volunteered at Elim, a home for children with disabilities in South Africa while traveling for several months in Nepal, India and Africa on his post-army trip.
In his free time, he enjoys rock climbing, hiking, jogging and playing guitar.