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The Holy City Prayer Society is run jointly by Gideon and Devra Ariel of Maale Adumim, Israel. A graduate of the prestigious Birkat Moshe yeshiva of Maale Adumim, Gideon is the chair of the Christian-Israel Common Interest Network. Gideon serves in the IDF reserves as a Military Spokesperson Officer after spending over 20 years in the Armored (Tanks) Corps. Gideon made Aliya to Israel from Queens, NY in 1978.

Devra Ariel, the moving spirit behind the Holy City Prayer Society, was born in Kansas City, MO. Devra moved to Israel in 1987, and co-founded the Maale Adumim Pure Speech society, which promotes guarding our tongues when speaking about others.

Devra and Gideon are Orthodox Jews and are the happy parents of Elisheva, Akiva, Shira Rina, Chayim Zvi, and Moriyah.

Gideon is also the proud winner of the SBI Video contest. Click this 3-minute video to see how you too can succeed with an Internet website.

Shimshon Young is the webmaster of the Holy City Prayer Society. Hailing from Philadelphia, the "City of Brotherly Love," Shimshon moved to Jerusalem, "The City that Makes All Israel Friends (the Midrash, Psalms 122)." He lives in the Har Nof (Mount Vista) neighborhood of the city with his wife Sara and their seven children. Shimshon runs Excellence Web Marketing, an Israel-based online marketing company.


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