Shahaf Levy, 32, was born and raised in Haifa. After completing an exhilarating and fulfilling eight-year service as a naval officer stationed on the Haifa base, he decided to leave his national security career and move to Jerusalem for almost five years to tackle other burning issues. During the first four years, he led a special project aimed at making certain neighborhoods more attractive to young families. He also led the establishment of a coalition of NGOs aimed at enhancing tolerance in the public sphere of the city, and served as the Jerusalem mayor's adviser for neighborhood and community development. Once the mayor of Jerusalem announced his decision to run for office at the national level, the opportunity for homecoming to Haifa knocked. Shahaf’s connection with CJP began at 2011 when he visited the greater Boston area communities on the Hatikvah mission as an active IDF officer. While in Jerusalem, he kept in touch with the Boston-Haifa Connection and since his return to Haifa, Shahaf has been highly active through the Haifa Young Adult Leadership.