Gary Shafir is a graduate of California Polytechnic State University in 1980, and a licensed architect in Israel for 30 years. He has worked in Israel in all aspects of the profession, both private and commercial, since 1981. He is an American born who lives with his wife & family in Hertzelia, Israel. He has a broad experience with building projects throughout Israel, and he possesses a singular expertise with the planning and zoning as well as with local construction methods and materials. He has proven himself beyond price in enabling congregations to see their projects become built realities in Israel.