About Us


The "Build Up Israel" project has been running successfully for over five years. 

Of the 8 initial Build Up Israel projects, two are completely done and fully funded (the new Hatzalah “Call Center”, and the Otniel Kindergarten), and officially joined the "completed" club.


Many people have shown interest in these exciting projects, and have searched for news and other items of information regarding building projects in Israel. While many websites focus on negative aspects of Israel, this site focuses on the positive! It reports on new construction, new hospitals, new schools… and new life! These new building projects means growth and for a young country like Israel, nothing is more important than growing! In the next few years, Israel will build new highways, double the number of train stations, add a new wing to Ben Gurion Airport, build dozens of new buildings for the hi-tech industry, plant millions of new fruit trees and build over 100 new schools… now THAT is what we want to see!!! 


Keep coming back to this website and stay informed. This is your #1 source for everything connected to building up Israel.

Let’s build Israel together!

Meet the team

Shmuel Sackett

Shmuel Sackett, International Director of Am Yisrael Chai


Shmuel has been running non-profit organizations since 1993 and is considered one of Israel’s leading activists for a strong and proud Land of Israel.

Shmuel has spoken in over 500 Jewish communities in USA, CANADA and UK and has been interviewed on radio and television countless times.

He has written and published over 300 articles, has spoken on university campuses advocating for Israel and has debated against leading liberals in the battle for public opinion.

He is a member of the World Zionist Congress and ran for Knesset as the Oleh (new immigrant) candidate of Likud.

He can be contacted at zaydashmuel@gmail.com

Gabi Sackett

Gabi Sackett, Project Manager


Gabi lives in Leshem with his wife and four children. He studied at Yeshiva University before joining the IDF and currently serves as a Lieutenant Officer in a combat branch of the Military Rabbinate, Division 340, of the IDF reserves. He also worked as a Security Manager in Israel’s Ben Gurion International Airport for eight years. Gabi has a B.A. in Education and a teaching license issued by Israel’s Ministry of Education. Currently, Gabi's main occupation is Program Director for Yeshiva University in Israel.

He can be contacted at Gabi@AmYisraelChaiFund.org