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Electoral program

Senior citizens

  1. For the first time in Israel! Sheltered housing – discounted for Ra’anana’s seniors.
    For the first time in Israel, we will build a sheltered housing on municipal land. The new complex will include several floors of apartments that will be rented at a significantly reduced price for Ra’anana residents (thanks to the fact that the land is of the municiality).
    The residents who will receive the discounted apartments will be Ra’anana’s seniors only, who will be selected based on economic and social criteria – all under the supervision of the Social Services Division.
    The sheltered housing will be built in Ra’anana and will be operated by a private company which will be required to prove successful experience in operating sheltered housing complexes in Israel. Such an operator will be selected through a public tender.
  2. Small apartments in the city center will be used by our elderly residents as well as the young ones.
    Ahuza Street will change its face so that 12 story buildings will be built on it, of which 9 will be of small apartments (floors 3 to 11). The apartments, of 60 square meters including the shelter (“Mamad”), will be for long-term rent. All buildings will include offices on the 1st-2nd floors, and of course a modern commercial floor facing Ahuza Street where restaurants, cafes and shops will operate.
    Apartments with a size of 60 square meters – will suit the current needs of those among the city’s veterans who want to move from private houses or large apartments, to small apartments. It will also be of value to the city’s youngsters who are forced to migrate from Ra’anana nowadays, due to the lack of small apartments in the city.
    (Ahuza Street will remain closed on Saturday in accordance with the status-quo supported by 66% of Ra’anana residents).
  3. A new program of public transportation will be available in Ra’anana
    Did you know that the Ministry of Transportation is interested in investing NIS 137 million in the development of advanced public transportation in Ra’anana?
    Unfortunately, mayor Broyde has refused to cooperate with them, even though the staff of the ministry of transportation have positively responded to almost all of Ra’anana’s demands. Following his refusal, Minister Miri Regev decided at the time, to withdraw the entire budget from Ra’anana and had stopped the development of public transportation. This was one of the reasons for which I have decided to give up the position of Deputy Mayor at full salary and stopped working with Broyde.
    So what will we have in the coming future? We will launch a new layout of public transportation in Ra’anana funded by the Ministry of Transportation, where 50-passenger buses will operate with high frequency on the streets of Ahuza and Weizman, while on all the streets leaving Ahuza – towards the north and south, electric minibuses will operate with 7 seats and up to 19 seats at most.
    As early as this coming November, free shuttles will operate in Ra’anana at the expense of the municipality, which will operate on the streets of Ahuza and Weitzman, to and from the train stations. These free shuttles will operate until the implementation of the new transportation services funded by the Ministry of Transportation.
  4. Good morning to Ra’anana veterans – in Ra’anana Park
    We have one of the most beautiful parks in Israel. It’s just not used enough.
    You are invited to our beautiful park, 3 times a week in the morning for a variety of sessions and activities dedicated to you, Ra’anana senior citizens : music classes, gymnastics, dance and even an area for “Parliament” where you can enjoy coffee and pastries at discounted prices.
    You must be asking how will you get there? You can get to the activity and return to your homes for free (!), using a shuttle service that will be operated for your convenience by the municipality.
  5. A wide variety of cultural events for all ages:
    When the mayor of Herzliya told me that many of Ra’anana’s senior citizens enjoy free concerts in the Herzliya park, I felt embarrassed on your behalf.
    Why? Because Ra’anana has one of the most beautiful park, that was the first in the Sharon region and has an amazing Amphitheater – one of the first that was established in Israel. We all pay taxes as required, so where does our money go?
    So what is the new plan?
    • The Amphitheater will open its doors for free to Ra’anana residents offering a variety of shows and concerts in the summer. The highlights are going to be : a classical concert played by our Ra’anana Symphonet Orchestra, the “Kleizmer Festival” and much more.
    • On Rosh Hashanah a festive concert, and on the end of Independence Day – a concert of Israeli songs.
    • Having a Shabbat welcoming ceremony at the lake in Ra’anana Park every weekend.
    • “Shabbat Tarbut” events at “Yad Lebanim”.
    • Folk dance classes in Ra’anana Park and throughout the city.
    • Once a week a free lecture on current affairs and more, which you will be welcomed to watch comfortably from your living room via your computer or laptop, with renowned lecturers in their field.
  6. Simphonet Raanana is here for you
    Once a month in the morning, our wonderful Ra’anana Simphonet orchestra will perform in a concert intended for the city’s seniors – for free. This is our wonderful orchestra that performs all over the world, you deserve to enjoy it more than any other city in the world.
  7. The city’s gallery will move to the city center
    Ra’anana’s seniors make up the majority of visitors to the city’s gallery which is currently in the park. Although the new transportation plan will include a bus that will eventually get there (unlike the current situation), the gallery will be moved to the city center within six months and you will be able to enjoy more of it.
  8. Paying respect to the Holocaust survivors!
    Holocaust survivors are unfortunately getting older. We must allow them a dignified old age and plenty of well-being.
    • As early as April 2024, we will launch an innovative municipal program for full and comprehensive support of Holocaust survivors. The program will be “tailored” personally for every Holocaust survivor who lives in Ra’anana and will be operated by municipal teams as well as volunteers. This program will be added to the multitude of activities that the Department of Social Services for the welfare of the survivors is already carrying out today.
    Additionally…
    • Holocaust survivors will have free entry to all municipal facilities and events.
    • We will increase the meetings of youth with Holocaust survivors who wish to tell their story, in schools and youth movements.
    • We will expand the memorial events in the living room (Zikaron Basalon”) throughout the year (and not just around Holocaust Memorial Day).
    • We will deepen the relationship between the IDF units that Ra’anana adopts – soldiers and cadets of Bahad 7 and the lone soldiers in “Benji’s House” with Holocaust survivors who live in Ra’anana.
  9. Real mutual guarantee – “Amit Ra’anana” program
    A social network of youth movement trainees and school students will support the city’s elderly in times of emergency. The emergency network will be operated by the volunteering department of the municipality. Every senior citizen of Ra’anana will be confident that the emergency network has someone who cares about their well-being and ensures their safety.
  10. We will combine activities of kindergartens with residents of nursing homes in Ra’anana.
    Such projects have already been proven to be successful in Israel and around the world. The joint activities of the elderly in kindergartens benefits both the little ones and the senior citizens. We will implement this in Ra’anana in the coming school year.
    We will also run the “Saba Gan” program in the city’s kindergartens, in which veterans come regularly for one day a week at the kindergarten.
  11. Come volunteer and contribute to the Ra’anana community
    You have tremendous life experience. Do you also have free time and a desire to contribute to the community? we need you !
    We will expand the variety of volunteering activities for the retired population and will connect in between the volunteers and the organizations that need assistance.
  12. “Ra’anani – Digitali”
    This application will allow the city’s veterans to receive detailed information about the events in the city directly to your phone. The application will also allow you to receive information about various benefits, to make contact and receive municipal assistance in any field, in routin and in emergencies. We are here for you.
    You must be asking – how will he finance all this goodness? Simply, Ra’anana does not lack money. The problem lies in priorities that require changes. The time has come for more budget and services to return to you – dear Ra’anana residents.

For information about your polling place and how to vote (including soldiers), click here

Say “where do I vote”? Why didn’t I get a note? How does my son/daughter vote in the IDF?

Here is all the necessary information for election day in Ra’anana!

There are two options for locating the polling place:

  1. Here is a link from the Ministry of the Interior – enter the link and fill in the appropriate place your ID number as well as the date of issue. The system will return the polling place to you. https://www.gov.il/apps/moin/bocharim/
  1. My headquarters team will also be happy to answer you personally on your polling station: 054-4884-8840 send us a WhatsApp with your name and ID and we will answer you.

Question: Why didn’t I receive the note in the mail?

Answer: Most of us did not receive them. These are notes sent by the Ministry of the Interior, but they are intended for information only about the polling place, they are not necessary for voting!!!

What should we bring to the polling station?

  1. The polling stations are open from 07.00 in the morning until 22.00 at night.
  2. Identification before the polling staff is through an identity card or driver’s license.
    The note we used to receive from the Ministry of the Interior (most of us did not receive it) is not necessary for voting, it is for information only!!!

How many notes do you vote with?
You will receive two envelopes:
One for the yellow note – for direct election to mayor (Nir Crystal),
and the second for the white note – to select the list for the city council (ק Ra’ananim led by Nir Crystal).

Make sure you only take one note !!! of each kind and put them in the envelopes, otherwise your vote could be rejected.

And our children, our amazing soldiers?

They vote in the bases. After identifying themselves to the polling staff, they will receive envelopes like you but unlike us, they will receive a blank yellow note and a blank white note.
Why are they blank? Because troops from other cities will stand behind them in line and it is not possible to bring all the notes from all over the country to each base.
Therefore: they must write their choice in their handwriting.

In our case :
Nir Crystal – on the yellow note,
ק  Ra’ananim led by Nir Crystal – on the white ticket.

Do not add anything other than this text on the notes.

And most importantly – election day is a vacation. It is designed so that we all go to vote and influence our future. Because only those who vote really influence.

I invite you to elect me for mayor and a list of Ra’ananim (ק) under my leadership for the city council.

yours,

Nir Crystal and the list of Ra’ananim (ק)

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