My name: Chaim Ifergan
Job: Singer and Artist
What is your earliest childhood memory? The Gannenet Ofra!
When was the last time you cried, and why? I cried when Harav Ovadia (Yosef) died
What makes you happy? I’m happy when I am performing and making others happy
What scares you the most? What scares me is to see time slipping by so quickly… to think that G-d forbid we might not have the time to accomplish everything we hope to accomplish here
What is the one thing no one knows about you? There are a lot of things people don’t know about me – for example, that I am an excellent stand-up comedian
What dream do you yet have to fulfill? To be ‘chozer b’tshuva’ (to return to practicing Judaism)
What makes you angry? I almost never get angry, but if so then baseless hatred
What’s the most embarrassing thing that ever happened to you? I don’t remember anything particularly embarrassing …
What would you change about Bet Shemesh? I would split the city; there are two very different populations here; two separate cities with two Mayors and two budgets, could prevent a lot of headache
Do you have a superstition that you believe in? And what is it? Don’t fall asleep with shoes next to your bed (my grandmother used to say that all the time, so it stuck!)
What’s the first thing you do each morning? “Modeh Ani L’fanecha, Melech Chai V’Kayam” (prayer upon awakening)
Whom do you most admire? There are many. For example, Binyamin Netanyahu
What do you wish for yourself? I wish myself, like I would wish for everyone: Success, health, strong faith and all good.