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Author's profile photo Gali Kling Schneider

Blog It Forward – Gali Kling Schneider

Please read Moshe Naveh’s post if you are not familiar with the Blog It Forward Challenge.

My name is Gali Kling Schneider and I’m proud to be both an American and Israeli citizen. My native language is ‘Hebrish’ (aka Engrew). I’m a happy blend of both my cultures. I try to mind my manners but in the direct fashion of an Israeli. Therefore I politely ask if I can stand first in line 😉

Moshe ‘Blogged It Forward’ to me. Be sure to check out his picture – a one of a kind SAP poster if I ever saw one! He specifically wanted me to address the following questions:

What was your dream job as a kid? Wow there were so many; from dancer to teacher, from author to radio DJ…I’m still deciding 🙂

What is your favorite place in the world? I’m like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, there is no place like home…

In addition:

I’d like to share fun facts about Israel:

  • In proportion to its population, Israel has the largest number of startup companies in the world. In absolute terms, Israel has the largest number of startup companies than any other country in the world, except the US (3,500 companies mostly in hi-tech).
  • Israel has the third highest rate of entrepreneurship – and the highest rate among women and among people over 55 – in the world.
  • Israel is the only country in the world that entered the 21st century with a net gain in its number of trees (go green!)


Israel is a beautiful country with many historic sights. Near the Dead Sea (the lowest point in the world!) in the Judea Desert lies the Zohar Fortress. This image was taken there when I was pregnant with my second son.

What do you most enjoy on SCN? The community itself obviously! I believe that the social interactions (with enriching discussions) are the backbone of SCN. That is why I’m taking a group facilitation course. The course enables me to reach a greater understanding and gain new tools to help facilitate these interactions and collaborations.

These interactions always begin with the individual community members which is why my two favorite SCN documents are the Moderator Spotlight Showcase and the SCN Member of the Month Hall of Fame.   They allow us, like the ‘Blog It Forward’ challenge to get to know our global community members and the interactions between them from a new viewpoint.

Share a fun fact about yourself that people don’t know? Combining my love of travel and natural curiosity of people and cultures, I co-authored a book chapter entitled: “Traveling Cultures”: Israeli Backpackers, Deterritorialization & Reconstruction of Home” which was published in the book, ‘Israeli Backpackers From Tourism to Rite of Passage’.

What is the best resource of information in SCN? This is hard to answer since there are so many wonderful resources on SCN! However I’ll share one that I use continuously, the SCN Space Contact List which not only shows all the SCN spaces but also their moderators and space editors!

I’m proud to work at SAP Labs and therefore chose to ‘Blog It Forward’ to five interesting and diverse company employees:

  • Mickey Steiner – Managing Director, SAP Labs Israel
  • Yariv Zur – Solution Manager, NetWeaver User Productivity
  • Amir BlichHead of SAP Portal Portfolio GTM
  • Mor Sagmon – SAP Research, Business Development, University Alliances Program Manager, Israel
  • Shay Barry – Director, eChannels Solution Management
  • Adi Krysler – Community Marketing Coordinator, Integrated Digital

I would ask that they please answer one or more of the following questions:

  • A fact(s) about SAP Labs Israel the community might not be familiar with
  • Share one person who influenced you greatly and why
  • What is your favorite SAP event and why

Please be sure to follow the Blog It Forward Chain to see where it will lead…

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      Author's profile photo Tom Van Doorslaer
      Tom Van Doorslaer

      Nice blog Gali!

      And I love the blog-it-forward cycle. It's nice to learn something more about our fellow community members.

      "Asking politely to stand first in line" That's the first time I heard that one 😆

      Author's profile photo xMoshe Naveh (Old Acct)
      xMoshe Naveh (Old Acct)

      Great blog Gali and great picture!:)

      Tom Van Doorslaer please let me know if you want to join and I can blog it forward to you:).

      Author's profile photo Tom Van Doorslaer
      Tom Van Doorslaer

      By all means, go ahead and forward 🙂

      Author's profile photo xMoshe Naveh (Old Acct)
      xMoshe Naveh (Old Acct)

      I just blogged it forward to you:) you are now officially part of the chain:) Looking forward to read your blog.

      Author's profile photo Susan Keohan
      Susan Keohan

      Hi Gali,

      So nice to learn a little more about you.  Thanks for Blogging it Forward!

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member


      I really enjoyed the fun facts about Israel and your photo taken there at that special time in your life. Thanks for joining the challenge!



      Author's profile photo Marilyn Pratt
      Marilyn Pratt

      No wonder the moderator and space editors list is one of your favorite resources.  You've done a spectacular job of creating a community of the 700+ folks who moderate or have moderated.  It's a pretty daunting task to moderate the moderators and train the facilitators. (and coach and mentor your fellow Israeli team members, Moshe, Oxana most recently).  I count you as someone to counsel with for balance, fairness and community-mindedness.  I always learn from you (including new fun facts about Israel...I wasn't familiar with Zohar Fortress).

      Thanks for sharing with us Gali and for working with Moshe to drive this initiative.

      Author's profile photo Vinod Kumar
      Vinod Kumar

      Hi Gali,

      Nice to know more about you.  Thanks for "Blogging It Forward"...

      Regards, Vinod

      Author's profile photo Jansi Rani Murugesan
      Jansi Rani Murugesan

      Hi Gali,

      Nice blog!!

      And thanks for sharing the link SCN Space Contact List. BookMarked!!! 🙂



      Author's profile photo Ravi Sankar Venna
      Ravi Sankar Venna

      Hi Gali,

      Nice blog. Good to know about you.

      Thanks for sharing wonderful facts about Israel. I am impressed with go green initiative they have taken. Every country in the world may follow them in this aspect to make this environmentally friendly country and reduce the carbon footprint.

      Best Regards,


      Author's profile photo Gali Kling Schneider
      Gali Kling Schneider
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks so much for commenting Ravi!

      It would be wonderful if more countries made 'being green' as high on the agenda as Israel but today more than ever before there is world awareness of the importance. I think we're headed in the right direction. I've proud of how SAP is so 'green' too 🙂


      Author's profile photo Laure Cetin
      Laure Cetin

      Nice blog Gali! I like the picture of you "hair in the wind".

      I'm impressed you co-authored a book chapter, well done!

      Thanks for letting us know you better.


      Author's profile photo Jitendra Kansal
      Jitendra Kansal

      nice blog. good to know about your country. 🙂

      Author's profile photo Midhun VP
      Midhun VP

      Nice to know you. Thanks for the information that Israel has the largest number of start ups.

      - Midhun VP

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Gali,

      I liked the photo very very very much! 🙂

      Lovely still! Nice blog

      I am happy to know about your country and culture!

      Thanks a  lot.


      Hari Suseelan

      Author's profile photo Pedro Freitas
      Pedro Freitas

      Hi Gali,

      Nice blog...had no idea about the number of trees in Israel. Cool to learn about that.

      I just published my Blog It Forward - Pedro Freitas, it has cool facts on Brazil if you'd like to have a look 🙂