(May 18, 2022, Tel Aviv, Israel, JNS Wire) Alon Beer has been appointed as the new CEO of Shalom Corps, a joint initiative of Mosaic United and The Jewish Agency for Israel which is building a global Jewish volunteer movement dedicated to meaningful service and social responsibility as an expression of Jewish values and love of humanity.
Beer’s career spans more than 20 years across the nonprofit and private sectors. For the past eight years, he has served as the director-general of the Society for International Development (SID) Israel, the umbrella organization working to increase Israeli engagement and impact in the developing world. He also served as CEO of renewable energy company Solar Millennium Israel, and worked at the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation.
Founded in 2020, Shalom Corps has inspired thousands of young Jews to engage in authentic, needs-driven service which has a transformative impact on the populations served as well as the young Jews making a difference.
Israeli Minister of Diaspora Affairs Nachman Shai stated, “Shalom Corps provides the opportunity for thousands of young Jews to effect real change in the world while at the same time providing them with the opportunity to learn and grow as people. Alon’s leadership will take Shalom Corps to new heights and strengthen the connection between Jews around the world and Israel.”
Gary Torgow, Chairman of Mosaic United, said, “The Mosaic United partnership with the Jewish Agency is providing great opportunities across the Jewish world to inspire and encourage Jewish service and inspiration to many young people across the globe. We are so pleased that Alon will be leading this effort.”
“Shalom Corps maximizes the power of volunteerism to connect and inspire young Jews from around the world. I’m looking forward to Alon’s leadership in growing the global impact of Shalom Corps and harnessing the power of this platform for both tikkun olam and strengthening Jewish identity,” added Jewish Agency CEO Amira Ahronoviz.
“In this historic moment, Shalom Corps is poised to create connections between global Jews and Israelis amid a plethora of global humanitarian challenges and through the Jewish imperative to repair the world. That imperative is arguably stronger than ever, given the war in Ukraine and its implications for that country’s Jewish community,” newly appointed Shalom Corps CEO Alon Beer said. “Shalom Corps can serve as a focal point and catalyst for a growing consensus around shared Jewish volunteerism, values, and identity.”