(1939 - )
Shmuel Halpert was born in Romania in 1939 and immigrated to Israel in 1960. He was ordanied as a rabbi
at the Viznitz Institute of Talmudic Studies. He has served as a member
of the Board of the Central Committee of Agudat Yisrael and of the World
Executive of Agudat Yisrael.
Halpert was first elected to the 10th
Knesset in 1981. In the 16th
Knesset he has served as a member of the Internal Affairs and Environment
Committee, Labor and Welfare, and Internal Affairs Committees. He previously
served, among others, on the Education, Culture, and Sports, Anti-Drug
Abuse, Immigration and Absorption, Science and Technology, Labor and
Welfare, Foreign Affairs & Defense, and Internal Affairs and Environment
From November 1990 until June 1991, he served as Deputy Minister in
the Ministry in the Prime Minister's Office and from from June 1991
until July 1992 as Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Welfare.
In March 2005, Shmuel Halpert was appointed Deputy Minister of Transportation.
He is married and the father of six.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs