Waldiger

מיכל ורדיגר
Michal Waldiger

Michal Waldiger, a resident of Givat Shmuel, served in Kibbutz Hefetz Haim and in Beit Hilkia. She is married to Uri and a mother of five, as well as a grandmother.

Prominent roles:

  • MK, second place on the list of the Religious Zionist Party.
  • Owner of a civil litigation law firm that specializes in the field of commerce.
  • Member of the Givat Shmuel Finance and Human Resources committees.
  • Member of the Givat Shmuel City Council, holder of the Welfare Portfolio; member of the Finance Committee, the Planning and Construction Committee and the Committee for the Advancement of Women.
  • Founder of the Emunatach - an organization that helps families who deal with mental illness in addition to addiction to psychoactive drugs.
  • Board member of Mishpachot Briout HaNefesh (Families for Mental Health); Addicted for Life—Association for Victims of Addiction,  and the Mental Health Forum.
  • Chairman of Bat Ami (Emuna-Aluma), an organization that promotes National Civil Service

Waldiger did her national service at Kibbutz Hefetz Haim and Beit Hilkia. She earned an LLB from Bar Ilan University. She is a lawyer by profession, and until she became an MK  she owned a civil litigation law firm that focused on commercial law.   In 2008, Michal was elected a member of the Givat Shmuel City Council as a representative of HaBayit Hayehudi. She held the Welfare Portfolio and was head of the Committee for the Prevention of Drugs and Alcohol Abuse; and a member of the Finance;  Planning and Building; and Advancement of Women Committees.

In 2014, Michal founded Emunatech, an organization that supports families who deal with mental illness in addition to addiction to psychoactive drugs. Michal headed the organization until she was elected to the 24th Knesset.

Michal was also a board member of Mishpachot Briout HaNefesh, Addicted for Life—Association for Victims of Addiction,  and the Mental Health Forum, which includes representatives of organization who work in this field, and also worked in an organization called Eychut Be’Shikum.  In 2017, she was elected to head Bat Ami (Emuna-Aluma) which places and supports thousands of national civil service volunteers.

Michal served as chairman of Bat Ami until the beginning of 2021, when she was placed second on Religious Zionist Party list.  In April 2021,  she was sworn in as a member of the Knesset.  MK Michal Waldiger is married to Uri, and they have five children and two grandchildren.

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