(1951 - )
Uri Lupolianski was elected as a Jerusalem City Council member in 1989. He has held the positions of lead Deputy Mayor, Chairperson of the Planning and Building committee and was responsible for the Family Services and Community Portfolio. Additionally, he is a member of the National Building and Planning Committee and the Committee for the Development of Holy Places.
In 1976, he established the Yad Sarah organization in memory of his grandmother, who died in the Holocaust, which lends out medical equipment and supplies a variety of services to the sick, elderly and lonely. Today, Yad Sarah has some 6,000 volunteers working out of 96 branches countrywide, serving Jews, Muslims, Christians and Druze alike.
For his work with Yad Sarah, Mr. Lupolianski has received numerous awards and prizes, including the Israel Prize; the Presidents Volunteer Prize; the Knesset Speaker's Award and the Kaplan Prize for Efficiency.
Born in Haifa, in 1951, Mr. Lupoliansky studied at the Yavne School in Haifa and afterwards at Yeshivat Hanegev. He served in the Israeli Defense Forces and worked as a teacher in a religious school in Jerusalem before establishing Yad Sarah.
Mr. Lupolianski is married with 12 children and six grandchildren.
Source: Jerusalem Municipality