Brian Shapiro hails from Manchester & made Aliya in 1980. Not merely content to live in Israel, he helped to establish Kibbutz Bet Rimon in the Lower Galilee. The founding members were a mix of native Sabras & new immigrants from England and they engaged in agriculture & farming, thereby settling the land.
Brian served in the Nachal Brigade of the IDF, & finally set up home in Givat Zev, a small town north west of Jerusalem where he lives with his wife and kids. He takes an active part in community life & volunteers regularly in the neighborhood patrol.
Brian loves hiking the terrain of Israel & sees himself primarily as an educator. He has been a guide for the past five years, during which time he has inspired hundreds of participants. His warm manner & sense of humor endear him to participants of all ages & backgrounds.