Mr. Bielski, a high-ranking Israeli public figure, served in a number of government positions and successfully led the city of Ra'anana for many years. He established the Yad Sarah Branch in Ra'anana.
Mr. Bielski was born in Jerusalem in 1949, managed the Aliyah Department in South Africa, elected mayor of Ra'anana in 1989 and has served five terms since then, receiving unprecedented support for his candidacy from all Ra'anana residents.
For decades, Bielski has been considered a symbol and example of the quality of local government in Israel. He has initiated and implemented a number of significant projects in his city, such as 'Ra'anana Park', which is also accessible to people with special needs, and the city's high-tech complex.
In 2005, he was unanimously elected head of the Jewish Agency and the Zionist Organization, and throughout his years of leadership, he led to a global awakening for Israel,
when, among other things, he worked to change global relations with Israel during the Second Lebanon War. This attitude has led to a global recognition of Israel's right to act against terrorism. Since 2008, he has served as a Member of Knesset, where he promoted a number of particularly significant social laws. He returned to the position of mayor of Ra'anana, when elected by a large majority of its residents.
In 2018, due to the acute housing crisis, he was appointed head of the national housing headquarters by the Israeli government.
During his tenure as mayor of Ra'anana, he initiated the establishment of the large Yad Sarah service center in Ra'anana, adjacent to the Beit Levinstein Rehabilitation Hospital, which is a major center for Yad Sarah activities and encompasses a Logistics Center servicing Yad Sarah branches in the entire Sharon region.