Shalom was born in Siberia in 1976 and has lived in Jerusalem since 1981. He studied photography and history, works as a group facilitator/leader, Tour guide and Social media coordinator. Writes articles and gives lectures about contemporary Israeli society and politics. Shalom is the co-founder and until resonantly the facilitator of the 'Generation 1.5' group. It is an association of young Russian speaking Israelis who immigrated at young age. The group consists of people that active in the public sphere,. In civil society organizations, political parties, media etc, who came to understand that their Russian heritage is relevant to their public activity and to the Israeli society and politics.