Welcome to the
MOBILE AREA JEWISH FEDERATION, INC.
Our mission is to build and foster a strong unified Jewish community
and strive to ensure its well-being and continuity locally, in Israel, and throughout the world.
SHALOM! I AM HADAS HOFFMAN AND I AM YOUR NEW SHLICHA!
I am twenty one years old. I was born in the city of Tel Aviv, but most of my life I have lived in Holon (a city which is south from Tel Aviv). In Israel I lived with my dad and my stepmother, Tzvi and Linda, and with my older brother, Ofir. I have two older step siblings, Danielle and Asaf (who lives in France). At home we celebrate the religious Jewish holidays, but we don’t keep kosher or keep Shabbas.
In high school I learned communication and journalism, and I thoroughly enjoy reading, especially in Hebrew. Two months after I graduated from high school I was recruited to the IDF. In the first year of my army service I was a commander in Gadna. (I was in charge of Israeli and foreign teenagers that came to have a taste of the army training experience.) Thereafter, I lectured on the subject of preparation of the Gadna experience in schools across the country. Near the end of my army serice I was a commander in the Garin Tzabar program. I accompanied a group of new Israeli immigrants before their army recruitment. I thoroughly enjoyed my army service, especially providing education on the subject of the IDF and Zionism.
My favorite part of Israel is no doubt the desert and most of my army service I served in the south of Israel. I also traveled to Turkey, Poland and a couple of months ago I visited Barcelona. I was raised on the values of Zionism and the love of Israel, and that is an important part of the reason that I chose to go on Shlihut. I strongly believe in the importance of the connection between Jews around the world and Israel and I promise that I will devote myself to representing Israel with pride and respect.