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dear friends, After four years of violence and despair, auguries of change are in the air.
want to divorce, and for the right to convert to Judaism under the auspices of Reform and Conservative rabbis. SHATIL, NIF’s capacity building arm, introduced an innovative training program for leaders
After thousands of needless Israeli and Palestinian deaths, both
of Israeli nongovernmental organizations, and organized Arab and
sides are inching, each in its own way, in a more positive direction.
Jewish communities in Israel’s mixed cities to work together on
Further change requires a continual minimizing of violence and, for
common programs. And, we piloted an anti-racism program,
Israel, a renewed commitment to the values upon which the state
focused on the anti-Arab invective often heard in Israeli soccer
was founded — values of courage, justice and compassion. At this
stadiums, which garnered nationwide attention and laid the
time of change, thanks to your support, the New Israel Fund is
groundwork for Knesset legislation.
expanding the unique role we play in Israeli society, and rededicating ourselves to work that builds the Israel we all believe to be possible.
Now, as Israel faces the trauma of disengagement, we are not on the sidelines. The New Israel Fund is helping Israelis of the left and
A good example is our work on the Security Fence. Our efforts are
right, Jewish and Arab, religious and secular, who are pursuing
in the tradition we have established over 25 years of working for a
constructive dialogue and respect for the rule of law at a time when
better and more fully just Israel. We are empowering and supporting
extremist elements threaten Israeli democracy. We are reaching
our grantees to ensure that the voices of the disenfranchised are
out to the American Jewish community to explain why the stakes
heard and that human and civil rights are respected.
for success, and the risks to Israeli unity, are so high. We know that only peace within Israel will produce peace for Israel.
In 2004, the advocacy and expertise of four Israeli NIF-funded NGOs helped convince the Israeli Supreme Court to require a re-
As Proverbs states, “righteousness exalts a nation; sin is a
routing of the Security Fence to respect the humanitarian concerns
reproach to any people.” Many Israelis, of all ethnicities and political
of Palestinian children cut off from their schools, families from their
persuasions, are striving to achieve a more just and peaceful nation.
livelihoods, and farmers from their fields and vineyards. Our work on
With your help, the New Israel Fund will continue to support them.
the fence, successful as it has been, presents continuous challenges, as plans for routing the fence through the neighborhoods of
Jerusalem arouse much controversy. We are just as proud of our other accomplishments. NIF grantees assisted underprivileged communities all over Israel in gaining hot meals for poor children, running water for their homes, and badly needed unemployment benefits. We continued to work for civil marriage, for the rights of women ”chained” to the husbands they
Peter Edelman President Board of Directors
Larry Garber Executive Director
Eliezer Yaari Executive Director Israel
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The New Israel Fund (NIF) works to strengthen Israel’s democracy and to promote freedom, justice and equality for all Israel’s citizens. For more than 25 years, NIF has been a leader in building a just and strong Israel, believing that Israel’s strength depends as much on its commitment to democratic principles as on its ability to defend itself against physical and military threats. Not only are these principles enshrined in Israel’s Declaration of Independence, they are central elements of the Jewish tradition.
The New Israel Fund is at philanthropy’s cutting edge thanks in large part to SHATIL, the Empowerment and Training Center for Social Change Organizations. Founded in 1982 to complement NIF’s grantmaking, SHATIL provides NIF grantees and other social change organizations hands-on assistance, training, written materials and workshops in the basics of nonprofit management.
A philanthropic partnership of Israelis, North Americans and Europeans, NIF is today the leading funder of social change in Israel. NIF has planted the seeds for much of the country’s vibrant public interest sector, and is providing the financial and technical support to help hundreds of national and community-based organizations grow.
During the last 22 years, SHATIL has grown from one staff member serving 20 organizations to 70 ethnically diverse professionals, support staff and interns, with offices in Jerusalem, Haifa, Lod and Be’er Sheva, serving nearly 800 organizations.
While Israel struggles to assure the security and strength of the state, NIF is committed to addressing the internal challenges that also affect the long-term survival of Israel’s democracy: fighting for civil and human rights, closing the social and economic gaps in Israeli society and promoting tolerance and pluralism. Since its founding in 1979, NIF has granted more than $130 million to more than 800 organizations in Israel. Many of those institutions are now able to stand on their own, and others attract support from other Jewish organizations. Meanwhile, the New Israel Fund constantly invests in new organizations and takes on new challenges.
SHATIL plays a catalytic role in creating a professional nonprofit sector that addresses critical challenges ranging from community organizing in lowincome neighborhoods to improving educational opportunities for Israel’s underprivileged groups.
SHATIL’s work today also brings together organizations in large coalitions to accomplish what no single group can achieve acting independently. It also carries out special projects to foster citizen action on issues and among population groups neglected by other institutions. In 2004, SHATIL was a leading advocate for social justice concerns as the government continued to slash support for welfare, housing and education. SHATIL provided consulting to the organizations leading the struggle for Israel’s most vulnerable citizens, including single parents and residents of low-income neighborhoods in Israel’s periphery.
The following sections provide more detailed information on NIF’s work on the ground in Israel, with examples of how NIF grantees are making a difference, descriptions of major new projects and initiatives and a listing of the organizations to which NIF made core grants of $20,000 or more. For a full listing of grants and more information on NIF’s grantees and programs, please visit www.nif.org.
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achievements In 2004, although the country’s economy showed signs of a revival, too many Israelis were left out of the upturn. The gap between Israel’s haves and have-nots grew larger, as the government continued to cut support for the country’s most vulnerable citizens. At the same time, social change organizations continued to grow as more Israelis began participating in civil society, relying on themselves and their communities to change the nation’s direction. As a funder and a partner, NIF enabled Israelis to help themselves.
Agunot The Jerusalem Family Court fined a man $100,000 for refusing to divorce his wife despite a rabbinical court order to do so, in the first use of a fine as a deterrent. The woman was represented by Yad Le’Isha, a member of the International Coalition for Agunah Rights (ICAR).
Last year NIF and its family of grantees achieved breakthroughs from pioneering Knesset legislation to momentous government decisions and precedent-setting Supreme Court rulings. The following is a sampling of those accomplishments.
Security Fence In a rare intervention in security issues, the Supreme Court ordered the government to reroute a large section of the Security Fence northwest of Jerusalem because the planned route violated human rights. Bimkom: Planners for Planning Rights, Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), B’Tselem, The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories and Hamoked — Center for the Defense of the Individual were key to this landmark ruling. Land Rights After a 10-year fight, the Israel Lands Administration (ILA) cleared the way for the Ka’adan family to build a home in Katzir, a village previously “reserved” for Jews. The Jewish Agency had rebuffed the
Ka’adans’ bid to buy a plot of land in Katzir in 1995; ACRI represented them in their second petition to the Supreme Court.
Same-Sex Couples Following an appeal to the Supreme Court by ACRI, Israel’s Attorney General ruled that homosexual couples will be exempt from purchase and betterment taxes when transferring property between partners.
Non-Orthodox Conversions The Supreme Court required the government to recognize as Jews under the Law of Return individuals who study for conversion in Israel and then are formally converted abroad. The Israel Religious Action Center of the Movement for Progressive (Reform) Judaism (IRAC) and Masorti (Conservative) Movement were among the petitioners.
Equal Access to Social Services The Supreme Court ruled that the government’s Ofek unemployment program, which targets 10 towns with high jobless rates, discriminated against Arab citizens. Adalah: Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel brought the petition because only one Arab town was included in the program, even though the highest unemployment rates are found in Arab towns.
Recognition for Bedouin Village ACRI helped the Bedouin village of Darjat become the fourth of eight unrecognized villages in the Abu Basma region of the Negev to obtain government recognition.
Age Discrimination Following a petition by ACRI, the Supreme Court ordered the government to stop discriminating against job applicants based on age. CONTINUED
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achievements Citizenship IRAC won Israeli citizenship for a nonJewish woman who had followed her two daughters and their Jewish father to Israel from Uzbekistan in 1995. The woman had decided to stay in Israel after discovering that her ex-husband had been abusing the girls. Mainstreaming Israelis with Disabilities Bizchut: Center for Human Rights for Persons With Disabilities successfully petitioned the Supreme Court to order the Education Ministry to fund the Mainstream Education Law, which integrates special-needs students into regular schools. Right to Water The Interior Ministry came to an out-of-court agreement barring local authorities from terminating water service because of unpaid bills, following an appeal to the Supreme Court by Yedid: The Association for Community Empowerment. The agreement protects low-income Israelis by requiring local authorities to negotiate a repayment schedule. Coastline Protection The Knesset passed the Coastline Protection Law, which was formulated by the Israel Union for Environmental Defense (IUED) and Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel
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(SPNI). In areas where the coast does not belong to a city municipality, the law prohibits major construction within 300 meters of the beach. Health Care Services The Supreme Court ordered Israeli health services to open clinics in the Negev Bedouin villages of Lagiya and Hura following a Supreme Court appeal by Adalah. Unemployment Benefits Laborer’s Voice (Sot-El-Amel) won $49,000 in lost salaries and benefits for former employees of a bankrupt construction company. The National Insurance Institute had denied them benefits to which they were legally entitled. Public Housing Rents The Finance Ministry scrapped plans for a 25 percent jump in public housing rents after Community Advocacy — Genesis Israel rallied tenants against the increase. Educational Standards The government accepted the recommendations of the Dovrat Commission to reshape Israel’s education system. Shlomo Dovrat, a leading Israeli high-tech executive, first became involved in education through the Israel Venture Network (IVN), an NIF initiative.
School Meals The Knesset approved legislation to provide hot meals for 170,000 schoolchildren. Yedid and grassroots organizations such as the Forum for the Promotion of Education in the South led the campaign for the law. Migrant Workers Following campaigns by Workers’ Hotline: Kav LaOved and Hotline for Migrant Workers, the Attorney General ruled that illegal migrant workers must have a hearing before a judge within four days of their arrest. B’nei Brak Secular School Yedid convinced the Education Ministry and B’nei Brak to allocate funding to keep the city’s only secular high school open. Long School Day The Education Ministry agreed to implement a long school day in Dimona and Kedima after the Organization for Promoting a Long School Day petitioned the Supreme Court.
The following sections provide more detailed information on NIF’s work in Israel, with descriptions of major new projects and initiatives and a listing of the organizations to which NIF made core grants of $20,000 or more. For a full listing of grants and more information on NIF’s grantees and programs, please visit www.nif.org.
civil & human rights In June 2004 Israel’s Supreme Court’s handed down a landmark ruling that 30 kilometers of a 40 kilometer section of the Security Fence northwest of Jerusalem did “undue harm” to the Palestinians living nearby and had to be rerouted.
“The route of the Fence fails to balance properly between security considerations and humanitarian ones,” wrote Aharon Barak, the Supreme Court’s chief justice. The original route of the Fence resulted in needless confiscation of Palestinian land; separated villagers’ homes from their land, water sources, schools and other services; and violated human rights by restricting movement through a limited number of transit points. NIF was one of the first Israeli organizations to recognize the humanitarian hardships caused by the Fence. “I can tell you that without the help we received from NIF, we would have lost this case in the Supreme Court,” said Dr. Hagai Agmon-Snir, one of 30 Jewish residents of Mevasseret Zion near Jerusalem who, along with their Palestinian neighbors in Bet Sorik, submitted the Supreme Court petition. Moving swiftly, NIF provided emergency grants to four organizations that played critical roles in preparing the background materials for the Supreme Court case.
The original route would have marooned Bet Sorik, cutting it off from Israel and the rest of the West Bank and leaving a narrow gap opening onto a steep mountainside as the residents’ only access to the outside world. NIF grantee Bimkom: Planners for Planning Rights built a three-dimensional model of the area’s hilly terrain, giving the justices a bird’s eye view of the village’s plight. Other NIF grantees took on other aspects of the campaign. B’Tselem, The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, disseminated information about the human rights violations caused by the proposed route of the Fence. The Association For Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) and Hamoked — Center for the Defense of the Individual submitted Supreme Court petitions specifying places the Fence violated basic Palestinian rights. Hamoked also documented daily human rights violations through contacts with the IDF. NIF recruited the Council for Peace and Security, a group of former senior generals and police officers, to provide the Supreme Court with professional opinions on how the government’s route of the Fence was actually not optimal for Israel’s security.
“Only a separation fence built on a basis of law will grant security to the state and its citizens… Only a separation route based on the path of law will lead the state to the security yearned for.” —Aharon Barak, Chief Justice of Israel’s Supreme Court
At a cabinet meeting following the court verdict, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon accepted the ruling. “We need to simplify things and not create closed-off Palestinian enclaves,” he said. “I have ordered the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Justice to examine the entire route of the Fence and make changes where necessary to head off future court rulings.” This Supreme Court decision has provided a springboard for further action against human rights violations caused by the Fence. Since the Court’s ruling, the government has shortened the Fence to 550 kilometers from 720, and moved it closer to the Green Line, reducing the amount of informally annexed West Bank land to between seven and nine percent from 18 percent.
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civil & human rights PROGRAMS Active Citizenship Education — $50,000 ◆ A pilot program in cooperation with the Education Ministry, this second partnership with the Israel Venture Network promotes active citizenship and democracy education as an integral part of the Israeli education system from kindergarten through twelfth grade. The program enhances training of school faculty; works to improve the school climate; expands the range of materials available for classroom use; and requires students to undertake school and community projects based on their study of social justice and human rights issues. This NIF program is designed to lay the basis for comprehensive implementaion of the Dovrat Commission for Education Reform for the teaching of civics. Israel-U.S. Civil Liberties Law Program — $187,000 ◆ The 49 alumni of this program, established in 1984, are the country’s leading human rights lawyers who now work in public interest groups, government and academia. They form the cornerstone of Israel’s public interest bar, regularly breaking new ground on a wide range of issues, including the rights of Arabs, disability law, citizenship rights, children’s rights, rights of the elderly, religious freedom, 2004 ANNUAL REPORT
the environment and individual rights. Graduates of the program are credited with creating the field of human rights and public interest law in Israel.
the Fence to limit the damage to people and their property as much as possible; influence the process of construction so as to provide security for Israel while preserving the rights of both sides; and produce a social discourse that would give expression to voices not often heard in the debate. NIF’s grantmaking supported the intensification of civil and human rights organizations’ legal and monitoring work; a public information campaign; and community campaigns. In 2004 NIF also began to make grants to organizations working to enable Arab citizens of Jerusalem living on the other side of the Fence to obtain basic services, such as health and education, and simply to get to work.
Palestinian Initiative: Promoting the Rights of Arab Citizens of Israel — $300,000 ◆ Begun in 2001, this program advances the rights of Israel’s Arab minority. Grants are made to NGOs focusing on housing and planning, land rights, education and the development of Arab Israeli leadership. NIF has three strategic partners: the Arab Center for Alternative Planning, the Regional Council of Unrecognized Negev Arab Villages and the Follow-Up Committee on Arab Education. In 2003, NIF began funding leadership development, with a specific focus on women in the Arab community.
Separation Fence Program — $205,000 ◆ NIF built a coalition of civil rights and planning organizations and Arab-Jewish community groups that became involved in the issue of the Security Fence in summer 2004, when it became apparent that the route of the Fence violated human rights and caused extreme hardship to Palestinians living adjacent to the planned route. NIF set up a special fund to reinforce the work of human rights organizations in their campaign against the route of
Initiative to Promote the Rights of Arab Citizens of Israel — $850,000 ◆ This SHATIL-led initiative seeks to combat discriminatory policies, laws and regulations, as well as to reduce inequality in the provision of basic services to Arab Israelis, including those living in mixed Jewish-Arab cities. The project promotes dialogue between Jews and Arabs and develops leadership opportunities for Israel’s most marginalized groups. Specific emphases
include empowerment programs for Bedouin women, extracurricular activities for Bedouin youth and educational rights and opportunities for Arab Israelis in the country’s north and south. Mixed Cities — $320,000 ◆ The Mixed Cities Project supports Arab residents of Israel’s mixed Jewish-Arab cities — Lod, Ramla, Jaffa, Haifa and Akko — in their efforts to gain equal housing, educational services and infrastructure. At the same time, the project aims to raise the awareness of the Israeli public and government regarding these ongoing inequalities. Program for Special Education in the Arab Sector — $86,000 ◆ A result of coordination between the Coalition for Special Education and the Negev Parents Committee for Special Education, this project aims to improve special education services for Arab and Bedouin children, and increase budgets and training for educational and paramedical professionals in the Arab sector. The project also provides consulting and assistance to organizations that empower parents in the Arab sector and advances special education services.
GRANTS Because of space limitations, the following list is limited to general support grants of $20,000 or more. Adalah: Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel — $65,000 ◆ Litigation and advocacy efforts by and for Arab citizens of Israel to ensure the rights of this community. Alrabbata: League for the Arabs of Jaffa — $30,000 ◆ Advocacy efforts to improve housing in Jaffa for Arab Israelis Al-Siwar: Arab Feminist Movement in Support of Victims of Sexual Violence — $20,000 ◆ Assistance and outreach to Arab women who are rape survivors, and public education and advocacy campaigns within the Arab community against sexual harassment and assault. Arab Center for Alternative Planning — $95,000 ◆ Advocacy efforts to promote the equitable allocation of land resources to the Arab population in Israel, and increased representation of Arab citizens on planning bodies. Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) — $475,000 ◆ Litigation, counseling, monitoring, education and legislative consultation to establish and protect civil and human rights.
Active for more than 30 years and NIF’s flagship grantee, ACRI is the leading civil rights organization in Israel. Association for the Protection of Mixed Family Rights — $35,000 ◆ Advocacy efforts to advance the rights of mixed families, in which the Judaism of one or both partners is in question. Association of Rape Crisis Centers — $45,000 ◆ A joint effort of Israel’s rape crisis centers to reduce the incidence of sexual violence and to improve services for survivors of assault. Bizchut: Center for Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities — $50,000 ◆ Advocacy for the rights of disabled individuals in areas such as housing, education and employment Center Against Racism and Defamation — $20,000 ◆ Public education to eradicate all forms of racism in Israel, specifically racism toward Arab citizens, and the development of tools for systematic monitoring of racist activities. Follow-Up Committee for Arab Education — $85,000 ◆ Programs that advance educational services for Arab citizens of Israel and promote equitable
allocation of educational resources to Arab schools and the development of specific goals and curricula for the Arab school system. Hamoked: Center for Defense of the Individual — $25,000 ◆ Programs to protect the civil and human rights of Palestinians in the territories and East Jerusalem, and advocacy to improve Israel’s human rights policies. Hotline for Migrant Workers in Israel — $37,000 ◆ Programs to protect the rights of migrant workers and victims of human trafficking in Israel. Idan Hadash (New Era) — $30,000 ◆ Educational workshops and leadership training on democracy and pluralism for immigrants from the former Soviet Union. Israel Women’s Network (IWN) — $50,000 ◆ Advocacy, litigation, research, education and training to improve the status of women in Israeli society. Neighbors for Joint Development in the Galilee — $26,000 ◆ Efforts to promote egalitarian land planning in the Galilee that advances JewishArab joint living in the region.
Political Council for Gay Rights in Israel (PCGRI) — $25,000 ◆ Efforts aimed at advancing the rights of homosexuals, bisexuals and transgendered individuals in Israel through advocacy for nondiscriminatory policies. Regional Council for Unrecognized Negev Arab Villages: Al-Auna — $120,000 ◆ Planning, advocacy and community organizing to promote an equitable solution to land issues in the Negev.
Workers’ Hotline: Kav LaOved — $50,000 ◆ Legal and practical assistance to foreign workers and citizens who allege their rights have been violated in the course of employment in Israel. Working Group for Equality in Personal Status Issues — $22,000 ◆ A coalition of organizations pursuing public education and advocacy efforts to improve the legal status of Arab women with regard to issues of personal status, including marriage and divorce.
Sikkuy: Israel Association for the Advancement of Equal Opportunity — $20,000 ◆ Advocacy, model programs and the gathering and distribution of information to ensure equal rights and opportunities for Arab citizens of Israel. South Wing to Zion — $27,000 ◆ Efforts to promote the aliyah and absorption of Jews remaining in Ethiopia. Tebeka — Center for Legal Aid & Advocacy for Ethiopian Jews In Israel — $27,000 ◆ Legal assistance and empowerment activities to advance the rights and entitlements of citizens of Ethiopian origin.
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“I don’t believe in violence; instead I use music to communicate my message.” —Tamer Nafar, Arab Israeli rap artist
social & economic justice Ramla. Lod. Haifa. Jaffa. Akko. In Israel’s five “mixed cities,” where Jews and Arabs live
At the same time, and not coincidentally, the plight of Arab residents within the mixed cities gained momentum on the public agenda.
Also in Lod, SHATIL and the Lod Housing Forum rallied the community and succeeded in stopping the threatened demolition of houses in the city’s Ta’yush neighborhood. For 50 days and nights, seven families maintained a vigil in protest tents, defying the police and municipal demolition orders. The movement gained momentum as one organization after another joined the struggle, until Knesset members and government officials threw their support into finding an equitable solution. As a result, the Knesset’s Interior Committee has ordered a stop to home demolitions until a new committee can find a solution that takes residents’ rights into account. And, Lod’s first joint Jewish-Arab neighborhood committee is planning local events and advocating for improved services.
In Lod, Arabs must navigate busy train tracks to enter their neighborhoods. There is no crosswalk and no underpass, and 13 residents have died on the tracks. SHATIL’s Mixed Cities Project brought media attention — and thus the attention of government officials — to the situation and became the engine for change on an inter-ministerial committee for transportation and safety standards. SHATIL arranged for a civil engineer to prepare a plan that would eliminate the need for pedestrians to cross the tracks. A city committee approved NIS 100,000 to cover construction costs, and negotiations with the local municipality to implement the plan are underway.
In Ramla, one of the country’s most dismal housing areas, the city’s 13,000 Arab residents live in overcrowded and substandard housing but they have reached a turning point. For the first time, residents from all the city’s Arab neighborhoods are working together on longterm planning solutions through the Ramla Housing Forum, which is gathering data that will evolve into recommendations. Several NIF grantees, including the Arab Center for Alternative Planning, a Galilee-based NGO that represents the interests of Arab citizens on issues of planning, land, housing and development, are working with the group to develop alternative plans.
in adjoining neighborhoods, Jewish neighborhoods take their services, infrastructure and choice of housing options for granted, while Arab neighborhoods struggle with a shortage of housing, deteriorating schools, substandard services or no services at all.
SHATIL’s Mixed Cities Project is making a difference. By educating Arab residents of the “mixed cities” about their rights as citizens, specifically in the area of housing and municipal infrastructure, the project is mobilizing communities to act and change their futures. In the fall of 2004, SHATIL took a unique and vibrant approach to raising awareness of the rights and housing issues facing Arab residents of the mixed cities: a concert tour starring an eclectic roster of Israel’s leading Jewish and Arab Israeli musical artists. SHATIL enlisted Tamer Nafar, who grew up in Lod and is now Israel’s leading Arab rap artist, to assemble the performers. A few of the names — like David Broza — are familiar to international audiences; other performers read like a virtual who’s who of the latest in Israeli music. The concerts took place in a variety of downhome venues — in Lod’s shuk [marketplace], at the Ramle city pool and, in Haifa, after security concerns forced cancellation of the official concert, on a concrete platform where performers gave an ad hoc performance without amplification or lights but with full heart and soul.
They drew diverse crowds — Jews and Arabs, young and old, all enthusiastic. And they produced their own momentum, culminating in the final concert at Tel Aviv’s port, where more than one thousand people — hip urban teens, Bedouin youth from the Negev, Arab families from Lod, Ramla, and Jaffa — celebrated together.
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social & economic justice PROGRAMS The Green Environment Fund — $348,000 ◆ The New Israel Fund’s partnership with The Nathan Cummings Foundation and Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies aims to protect and preserve Israel’s environment, promote environmental justice and strengthen the country’s environmental movement. This consortium makes grants to dozens of local and national organizations each year and helps vulnerable populations participate in environmental decision-making. Major grants in 2004 were made to the Israel Union for Environmental Defense, Heschel Center for Environmental Learning and Leadership, Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel, Green Network, Green Course and the SHELI (small grant) Fund. State Budget Allocation Program —$50,000 ◆ This NIF/SHATIL pilot project aims to create clear, equitable criteria for the distribution of government grant funds to serve the educational, social and economic needs of Israel’s diverse populations. The project has three components: analyzing the state budget to propose reforms that will ensure transparency and more equitable allocations; identifying organizations interested in addressing these issues; and developing workshops to teach non-profit organizations how to apply for government funding. WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP ◆ Dafna Izraeli Fund — $88,000 ◆ Sponsored by the children of the late Dafna Izraeli, NIF vice president and board member, this fund supports programs that promote women’s leadership and the mainstreaming of feminist values in key
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areas of social change. The first round of funding supported three organizations: Itach, Al-Tufula and Kol Ha’Isha. ◆ Yaffa London-Yaari Fund — $5,500 ◆ Sponsored by the family of NIF Executive Director in Israel Eliezer Yaari, this program funds an annual scholarship for an Israeli woman who develops a program that has a positive impact on other women. The first program was in the field of economic empowerment for older women, and the model is currently being documented to enable broad dissemination in other communities. Israel Social Entrepreneurship Program — $20,000 ◆ NIF has partnered with the Israel Venture Network (IVN) to support two twoyear fellowships for social entrepreneurs. The first two fellows’ projects are in the fields of internet job networking for new immigrants and environmentally sustainable waste disposal for farmers. The Right to Health is in Your Hands — $218,000 ◆ Managed by NIF and funded by the Pfizer Foundation and Pfizer Pharmaceuticals Ltd., this program raises awareness about health rights and services among diverse disadvantaged populations. The program targets Bedouin women, gays, disadvantaged youth, young women in the IDF, women with disabilities and Israel’s Arab community. Six of the nine grant recipients are members of the NIF family: The Galilee Society for Health Research and Services, Mahapach — Education, Housing and Employment, Jerusalem Open House, Yedid: The Association for Community Empowerment, Israel AIDS Task Force and Bizchut: Center for Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
SHATIL PROJECTS FOSTERING LEADERSHIP THROUGHOUT ISRAEL’S CIVIL SECTOR A multi-faceted program to train promising leaders from various communities, who have varying levels of experience, to lead social change efforts and advance the shared interests of disadvantaged populations. ◆ Multicultural Course — $95,000: Skills training for activists from the Arab, Russian, Ethiopian and Mizrahi communities in multiculturalism and education. ◆ Community Organizing — $150,000: Academic studies and fieldwork to train professional community organizers, advised by Harvard Professor Marshall Ganz. ◆ Bedouin Youth — $82,000: Quality extracurricular programs to develop leadership among young adults in the Bedouin community, and advocacy to address their ongoing needs. ◆ Single Parents Forum — $30,000: Training to prepare single parents from many cultural backgrounds, who live in northern Israel, to promote the rights of single parents. ◆ Ethiopian Managers — $22,000: Taught together with Bar-Ilan University, intensive skill-building classes on management issues for directors and senior managers of Ethiopian organizations. Bedouin Women’s Empowerment Project — $150,000 ◆ This project enables Bedouin women to participate more fully in modern Israeli society by developing their skills and knowledge. Five training courses provide women with practical job skills, teach them about their rights and improve communication and cooperation between mothers and the school system; the more advanced courses teach advanced facilitation skills and economic empowerment.
The Everett Fellows for Social Justice Program — $144,000 ◆ Placing Israeli student interns in nonprofits, thereby providing crucial human resources to social change organizations while simultaneously giving these students first-hand experience in the public interest community. In addition to their work, students participate in SHATIL enrichment and skill-building sessions, thus cultivating a strong cadre of leaders for Israel’s civil sector. Social and Economic Justice IniItiative — $275,000 ◆ This project trains and guides local activists in organizing their communities to fight poverty, with special attention to single parents, the unemployed and those living in the geographic periphery of the country. Environmental Justice — $215,000 ◆ This project trains Israelis from disadvantaged groups, which often bear the brunt of environmental hazards, to become effective advocates for their communities. The project establishes coalitions to advance regional and national issues, such as public health in the North and, in the South, a Negev Forum comprising Jews and Arabs to address environmental issues. SHATIL also coordinates an annual conference that is the premier event for Israel’s environmental movement. Assistance to Ethiopian Immigrants Project — $220,000 ◆ Established in 1992, this project has cultivated national and local Ethiopian groups across Israel, equipping them with tools to improve the lives of their constituencies in critical areas such as employment, education, housing and health. The project reaches out to local activists, women and students in the Ethiopian community, increasing the level and effectiveness of their activities with training and consulting.
Assistance to Russian Immigrant Organizations — $170,000 ◆ Advancing democracy, this project trains activists from the former Soviet Union to operate effective nonprofit organizations and provides a forum for networking with other activists from the Russian and veteran Israeli communities.
GRANTS Because of space limitations, the following list is limited to general support grants of $20,000 or more. ADVA Center — $70,000 ◆ Policy analysis, advocacy and public education on issues of inequality among various population groups in Israel. Al-Ahali Center for Community Development — $30,000 ◆ Community organizing and educational activities that promote civic participation by Arab citizens of Israel. Al-Beit — $20,000 ◆ Support for the establishment of a Jewish-Arab housing cooperative designed to promote mixed communities on stateowned land in Israel Al-Zahraa: Organization for Women — $30,000 ◆ Educational activities and community programs for women in the city of Saknin and the surrounding area. Al-Yater: Association for Promoting Culture and Social Development — $20,000 ◆ Educational activities and advocacy efforts to promote the rights of the Arab population of Akko. Association for Arab Youth — $25,000 ◆ Activities to promote social involvement and democratic values among young Arab Israelis.
Association for Community Development — $27,000 ◆ Community-based aid and community organizing among disadvantaged populations in Akko. Association of Bedouin Women to Promote Education — $40,000 ◆ Efforts to promote education among Bedouin women in the Negev by encouraging the community’s support for high school and university enrichment programs. Bimkom: Planners for Planning Rights — $35,000 ◆ Professional assistance in the development of alternative urban plans that take into account the interests of low-income populations. Commitment to Peace and a Just Society (Mehuyavut) — $50,000 ◆ Community-organizing in disadvantaged neighborhoods to empower the unemployed and educate them about the links between social justice and peace. Committee for Educational Guidance for Arab Students — $30,000 ◆ Efforts to promote higher education for Arab citizens of Israel, peer support for Arab university students and advocacy for equal opportunity within institutions of higher learning. Community Advocacy: Genesis Israel — $45,000 ◆ Community-based legal and practical aid and community organizing in disadvantaged neighborhoods in Jerusalem and Beer Sheva. Duroob — $20,000 ◆ Education and training programs to promote democratic leadership within the Arab community in Israel.
Economic Empowerment for Women — $25,000 ◆ Education and training to empower women from disadvantaged populations. Eichut Hahayim: Quality of Life for Everyone — $25,000 ◆ Program development for former Soviet Union immigrant organizations and coalition efforts to secure social rights. Fidel: Association for Education and Social Integration of Ethiopian Jews — $30,000 ◆ Training enabling Ethiopians to serve as the liaison between Ethiopian families and the school system, and as advocates for appropriate educational services for Ethiopian children. Forum of Directors of Social Welfare Departments Serving the Arab Population — $30,000 Advocacy and consciousness-raising activities directed at professionals, to ensure equal allocations to Arab citizens in the area of social welfare. Friends of Kedma School — $45,000 ◆ A model academic junior high and high school for youth from disadvantaged neighborhoods, which can be replicated around the country. Friendship and Cooperation — $25,000 ◆ Activities to involve immigrants in parent committees within the Israeli educational system. Hiwar for Alternative Democratic Education — $28,000 ◆ Establishment of an Arab state-run democratic school and a center for democracy education in Haifa. Ilam: Media Center for Palestinians in Israel — $30,000 ◆ Advocacy efforts to ensure Arab citizens’ participation in and use of mass media as a tool to promote social equality.
Immigrants for Successful Absorption in the Negev — $25,000 ◆ Advocacy efforts in the Negev related to public housing policies and other social rights for new immigrants. Israeli Association for Distributive Justice LTD. — $31,000 ◆ Promotion of equitable resource distribution by monitoring governmental activities, advocacy aimed at decision-makers and legal petitions. Israeli Association for Immigrant Children (IAIC) — $31,000 ◆ Advocacy to decrease the school drop-out rate of immigrant students, and to promote their integration into society. Itach: Women Lawyers for Social Justice — $28,000 ◆ Efforts to narrow social and economic gaps and public education activities designed to link feminist discourse with social justice. Kayan (“Being”): The Feminist Organization for Women in Arab Society — $25,000 ◆ Public education, training and consciousness-raising to promote a feminist agenda within the Arab Israeli community. Kafr Qassim Society for Informal Education and Culture — $20,000 ◆ Educational programs, leadership training and community programs in the Arab village of Kafr Qassim. Laborer’s Voice (Sot El-Amel) — $50,000 ◆ Advocacy and legislative efforts to advance the rights of Arab Israeli workers and the unemployed. Lagiya: Association for the Improvement of The Status of Women — $25,000 ◆ Educational and training programs to enhance the status of Bedouin women in Lagiya and surrounding villages.
Mada: The Arab Center for Applied Social Research — $25,000 ◆ Research among the Arab citizens of Israel aimed at promoting their civil and social rights.
Parents’ Involvement Center — $20,000 ◆ Activities aimed at empowering low-income parents to become more engaged in advocacy work with policymakers.
Mahapach: Education, Housing and Livelihood — $41,000 ◆ Educational and community programs operated by university students in low-income neighborhoods and development towns.
Sidreh — $22,000 ◆ Employment and educational programs that promote the status of Bedouin women in Lagiya and unrecognized villages in the surrounding area.
Mossawa Center — $60,000 ◆ Policy analysis and advocacy efforts to promote equality in government budgets and policies regarding Arab citizens of Israel. New Discourse: The Democratic Mizrachi Rainbow — $54,000 ◆ Advocacy for social rights, including housing and educational opportunities, for disadvantaged populations. Noar Tzedek Hevrati — $25,000 ◆ Educational activities designed to increase the number of high school graduates from disadvantaged populations and to develop leadership among youth from disadvantaged neighborhoods and development towns. One Plus One: Association of Immigrant Youth — $25,000 ◆ Leadership programs for young immigrants from the former Soviet Union.
Sister for Women in Israel — $32,000 ◆ Coordinates The Year of the Working Woman, a multiyear coalition effort to advance the status of lowincome working women. Wellspring for Democratic Education — $26,000 ◆ Educational enrichment activities in low-income neighborhoods. Women Against Violence – Nazareth — $25,000 ◆ The first battered women’s shelter and hotline run by and for Arab women, and public education and advocacy campaigns discouraging violence against women. Yedid: The Association for Community Empowerment — $35,000 ◆ Community activism for new immigrants, Mizrahim and other disadvantaged populations in lowincome neighborhoods, providing information, educational programs, advocacy and leadership development.
Organization for Housing Rights — $20,000 ◆ Advocacy and activities to improve housing policies for low income populations. The Organization for Promoting a Long School Day — $24,000 ◆ Public education and advocacy aimed at implementing the Long School Day law, which supports women who need to work.
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tolerance & religious pluralism “Men who refuse to give their wives a divorce…will be hit in the pocket where it hurts.” Susan Weiss, founding member of the International Coalition for Agunah Rights
In December 2004, a major breakthrough occurred in the battle to free Israel’s agunot — women unable to receive a rabbinically sanctioned divorce. In a groundbreaking ruling, the Jerusalem Family Court imposed a $100,000 fine on a man who refused to divorce his wife. The woman, an ultra-Orthodox mother of six from Jerusalem, had been seeking a divorce since 1992. She was represented by Yad L’Isha, which receives an NIF grant to support the International Coalition for Agunah Rights (ICAR).
“This verdict sends a clear message to all men who refuse to give their wives a divorce that they will be hit in the pocket where it hurts,” said Susan Weiss, a founding member of ICAR. “Now Miriam is finally free of her marriage and has some compensation for the pain she was put through.” Israel has an estimated 10,000 agunot [chained women], including women whose husbands have disappeared and those whose husbands refuse them a divorce. ICAR is at the forefront of the struggle to find solutions within the framework of Jewish law, staging media events to increase public awareness, accompanying women to batei din [religious courts], helping them pay for lawyers, trying to educate dayanim [religious judges who have sole authority over marriage and
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divorce], organizing support groups and working for legislation. ICAR’s successes have included the passage of a law that allows dayanim to impose sanctions on recalcitrant husbands who drag out divorce proceedings for years; stopping the appointment of unsympathetic rabbis to the religious courts; and backing the appointment of a woman lawyer, a leading expert on agunot, to the Committee for the Appointment of Dayanim. Most important, ICAR has helped many agunot win release from years of abuse and anguish. “Ultimately, legislation in the Knesset is the way forward,” stresses Weiss, a US-born lawyer who recently founded NIF grantee Center for Women’s Justice. “We are formu-
lating a Knesset bill that enables divorce cases to be re-opened retroactively if it is proved that a partner was economically blackmailed as part of the bargaining process.” Another member of ICAR, Mavoi Satum — Dead End, gave dozens of agunot the legal and emotional support that enabled them to finally win their freedom during 2004. One of these women, Yael, was married for 18 years to a man who abused her emotionally, psychologically and physically. Yael left him when she could take no more. But in one final act of abuse, her husband refused to divorce her and it took 12 more years until Yael received her get. Today Yael sees that her biggest mistake was allowing her husband to intimidate her. “I was afraid that if I went to the police it would get worse,” she says. “And I was ashamed. I didn’t want people to know. Today I want to tell every woman that the first time someone lifts a hand to hit you, tell the police, tell your parents. Don’t keep quiet.”
Joint Venture: Pluralism — $870,000 ◆ A grantmaking partnership between NIF and The Nathan Cummings Foundation, Joint Venture: Pluralism promotes the development of a pluralistic and tolerant Israeli culture that is inclusive of diverse approaches to Judaism and Jewish identity. In addition, it seeks formal recognition by the state for non-Orthodox institutions and activities, including the equal and unbiased allocation of government resources.
Pluralism Initiative — $101,000 ◆ Established in 1998 to encourage diverse expressions of Jewish identity, strengthen liberal elements within Orthodox Judaism, facilitate religious freedom through policy change and promote freedom of choice in marriage. The project provides capacity building services to organizations, identifies and develops new leaders, and helps diverse organizations coordinate activities for maximum impact. Special efforts are directed at expanding pluralism organizations’ social action activities and establishing joint initiatives with organizations active in other issue areas, such as immigrants from the former Soviet Union.
New Voice From the Stadium Campaign Against Racism in Soccer — $20,000 ◆ Predicated on the notion that the behavior of soccer fans toward Arab and African players mirrors attitudes throughout society, this program spotlights racist incidents that resonate beyond the games themselves. Volunteers selected and trained by NIF monitor league games, drawing media attention to the teams whose fans are the worst offenders, leading to increased arrests and the first convictions for racist incitement. NIF has also formed a partnership with Israel’s and England’s Football Associations to learn from the latter’s experience of reducing racism at soccer games in Europe. In the wake of this initiative, NIF was consulted about new anti-racist legislation that has been introduced in the Knesset.
GRANTS Because of space limitations, the following list is limited to general support grants of $20,000 or more. Association for Eternal Rest: Menuha Nekhona — $24,000 Pioneering efforts to establish secular cemeteries that allow pluralistic burial services.
Bina: Center for Jewish Identity and Hebrew Culture — $25,000 ◆ Educational and community activities to promote the development of pluralistic Jewish culture among the secular public. Collot in the Negev: Institute for Education, Community and Culture — $20,000 ◆ Jewish pluralism and social change leadership training; educational outreach to Mizrachim, new immigrants and secular Israelis; and a Beit Midrash program.
Forum for Freedom of Choice in Marriage — $40,000 ◆ A coalition working to promote freedom of marriage and divorce in Israel, with special activities for university students and the Russian-speaking population. International Coalition for Agunah Rights (ICAR) —$20,000 ◆ A coalition of women’s organizations that advocates for the rights of agunot and mesuravot get. Israel Religious Action Center of the Movement for Progressive Judaism in Israel (Reform) — $70,000 ◆ Policy analysis, litigation and public campaigns on issues of religious freedom. Kolot (Tehuda Project) — $40,000 ◆ Educational programs to develop pluralistic lay leadership in Israel and to encourage programs that promote cultural dialogue between Israel and the Diaspora. Masorti (Conservative) Movement — $30,000 ◆ Efforts to establish spiritual centers in Ashdod for immigrants from the former Soviet Union and new student organizations working to promote pluralistic activities. Meitar: College of Pluralistic Judaism — $25,000 ◆ Educational programs that present a secular vision of Jewish culture, literature, history and values, and to establish a pluralistic framework in which soldiers combine active military service with Jewish studies, community service and student teaching.
Mimizrach Shemesh — The Jewish Social Leadership Center (at Kiah) — $25,000 ◆ Educational and community activities that promote pluralistic Judaism based on the principles of social justice.
Pelech School — $20,000 ◆ A progressive, pluralistic religious girls’ school that uses innovative techniques for teaching democracy, tolerance and community involvement.
Movement for Progressive Judaism in Israel (Reform) — $30,000 ◆ Projects to develop leadership for community activities, and to expose secular schools to alternative ways of conducting and observing Jewish rituals.
Religious Women’s Forum — $50,000 ◆ Advocacy and other efforts by Orthodox women to promote women’s rights, equality in the family and equality in the community within the framework of halacha.
Negev Coexistence Forum — $27,000 ◆ Cultural, educational and social activities that promote cooperation between Jews and Bedouin in the Negev, with special emphasis on the problems of unrecognized Bedouin villages Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam — $25,000 ◆ Coexistence activities of the School for Peace, and the kindergarten and primary schools of this integrated Jewish-Arab village. New Family: Organization for Family Rights — $40,000 ◆ Legal services and advocacy efforts to ensure full rights for all types of families in Israel. Oranim: Hamidrasha Center for Study Fellowship — $35,000 ◆ Educational programs for secular Israelis that explore Jewish identity through pluralistic approaches to Jewish and other texts.
Re’ut – A Religious Pluralistic Community — $25,000 ◆ A new model religious school in Jerusalem that is committed, simultaneously, to halachic practice and a pluralistic curriculum. Shdemot: Center for Community Educators — $35,000 ◆ Training enabling educators to teach pluralistic models of Judaism and programs developed by the Midrasha Center at Oranim; also a community-building project that trains local leaders to develop pluralism programs in their communities. Women and Horizons — Nis’a V’afak — $30,000 ◆ Promotes the status and rights of Arab women through traditional and liberated interpretations of Islamic religious practice.
Panim — $40,000 ◆ Professional training, advocacy, information sharing and fundraising assistance to build cooperation among religious pluralism organizations.
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financial statements New Israel Fund Signing Anew C O M B I N E D S TAT E M E N T O F F I N A N C I A L P O S I T I O N AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2004 WITH SUMMARIZED FINANCIAL INFORMATION FOR 2003
Cash and cash equivalents Investments Prepaid expenses Pledges receivable-current portion Advances Other receivables Inventory
$10,506,370 22,217,348 131,786 2,223,682 4,888 124,729 1,490
$11,052,484 21,415,197 67,846 2,046,498 4,141 44,798 2,553
Total current assets
LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS
CURRENT LIABILITIES Capital lease liability, current Accounts payable and accrued liabilities Grants payable Liability under trust agreement, current Annuities payable, current portion Total current liabilities
— 1,259,436 4,751,000 6,300 33,855
4,981 1,121,452 3,762,420 6,300 25,980
— 135,790 11,685 297,383
1,745 117,374 17,985 210,138
LONG-TERM LIABILITIES FURNITURE, EQUIPMENT AND LEASEHOLD IMPROVEMENTS Furniture and equipment Leasehold improvements
Sub total 1,507,128 Less: Accumulated depreciation and amortization (1,024,910)
Capital lease liability, non-current Deferred rent abatement Liability under trust, non-current Annuity payable, non-current Total long-term liabilities
Net furniture, equipment and leasehold improvements
Total liabilities NET ASSETS
Unrestricted Temporarily restricted Permanently restricted
3,328,127 20,374,251 6,127,226
3,163,875 21,284,152 6,045,710
530,396 4,989 97,157
498,750 6,186 101,882
Total net assets
OTHER ASSETS Pledges receivable, net of current portion (Note 3) Deposits Assets held in charitable trust Total other assets TOTAL ASSETS
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TOTAL LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS
For NIF’s full 2004 financial statement, including notes, please visit www.nif.org / financials
COMBINED SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES
2004 NIF EXPENDITURES AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2004 WITH SUMMARIZED FINANCIAL INFORMATION FOR 2003
$ 13,146,267 4,202,051 901,974 — 45,492 117,005
$ 4,892,558 743,000 144,382 — — —
$ 81,516 — — — — —
$ 18,120,341 4,945,051 1,046,356 — 45,492 117,005
$ 16,071,896 22,678,618 1,034,254 77,371 47,402 22,480
General support Donor-advised Investment income Program revenue In-kind contributions Other revenue Net assets released from donor restrictions TOTAL REVENUE
74.59% Grants & Projects $18,602,622
Grants and projects: Grants to Israel not-for-profit organizations Grants to New Israel Fund Projects Total grants and projects Grant management Educational activities Total program services
13,364,282 5,238,340 18,602,622 792,776 1,987,441 21,382,839
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— — — — — —
13,364,282 5,238,340 18,602,622 792,776 1,987,441 21,382,839
10,341,891 3,216,294 13,558,185 987,631 2,200,047 16,745,863
1,410,908 2,144,631 3,555,539
— — —
— — —
1,410,908 2,144,631 3,555,539
1,038,101 2,022,830 3,060,931
Change in net assets Net assets at beginning of year
NET ASSETS AT END OF YEAR
$ 3,328,127 $ 20,374,251
Educational Activities $1,987,441
Grant Management $792,776
SUPPORTING SERVICES ($3,555,539)
Management and general Fundraising Total supporting services
Management & General $1,410,908
Total Expenditures $24,938,378
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planned giving PLANNED GIVING HONOR ROLL The following individuals have generously provided for the future of the New Israel Fund by naming NIF the beneficiary of a will, life insurance policy, retirement plan or by establishing a charitable gift annuity or trust. Judith & Robert Appelbaum Maurice & Flora Atkin Hillel Ausubel Jean-Loup & Diane Baer David & Margorie Ballo Adrienne Baranowitz George J. & Alice N. Benston Rhona Berenstein Rachel Oriel Berg Joan & Robert Berger David W. Berkowitz Dr. Ellen Borenfreund Martin & Geraldine Brownstein Claudia Chaves Mary I. Coombs Melissa E. Crow Stephanie Davis Joy Dryfoos Douglas E. Duckett Audrey Eisenstadt Roberta Elliott William & Barbara Fairman Dr. Eugene I. Fischer Glenn R. Fleischman Gail Foorman John A. Franken Sonia Pressman Fuentes Sanford & Linda Gallanter Mary E. Gamson Ghita D. Ginberg Nathan & Marjorie Goldman
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Gerald & Sylvia Goldstein Barbara & Isaac Green Margery L. Gross Frank & Betty Gruskay Lois & Richard Gunther Dr. Helen M. Hacker Tzvee & Shoshana Harris Erika & Sheldon Hearst RenĂŠe N. Herman Juliane M. Heyman Suzanne R. Hirsch David Hochberg Nathaniel & Lotte Hoffman Donald & Mary Ann Horenstein Judith S. Hozore Miriam E. Jencks Linda Kacser Sofia Kalina Karen Kalish Michael L. Kaplan Sharon Kleinbaum Alyse Laemmle Henry & Betty Landsberger William E. Leavitt Irma & Allen Leboff Pauline W. Ledeen Ruth Lederman Jan Abby Liff Margit Lowenstein Mitra Makbuleh Bernard & Roberta Marcus Barbara J. Meislin Linda B. Miller
honor roll, estates and trusts
Mitchell W. & Shirley G. Miller Patricia A. Miller Theodore & Marilyn Miller Anne P. Mintz Harriet Mouchly-Weiss Murray Nathan Arnold & Sylvia Nestel Roberta R. Oliff Henry & Sophie Olshin Arthur Peck Estelle Nachimoff Padawer Allan & Jane Paulson Dan M. Pulcrano David & Esther Redding Leon Reinharth & Francoise Rothman Marcus Rosenblum Molly Rosenthal Howard & Kathy Rosof Sylvia Rothchild Norman & Evelyn Rothfield Jane Rubin
David M. Saperstein Daniel D. Schechter Mark Schleisner Mildred A. Schwartz Harold & Elaine Shames Prof. Maurice M. Shapiro Emily Skolnick David & Lea Soifer Ellen Soren Beda Ruth St. John Hilda Staniulis Elizabeth Stein Anita Steiner Daniel A. Talonn Bruce Temkin Harry L. Turtledove Paul & Dorothy Wachter Benjamin Ward Kyla M. Weiner Marilyn & Raymond Weisberg Ginia Davis Wexler Stephen S. Winter
ESTATES AND TRUSTS The following individuals passed away and provided support to NIF through a trust, bequest in a will, charitable gift annuity or a named beneficiary of a life insurance policy or retirement plan. Evelyn Bernstein Betty K. Carbone Maxwell Dane Ellen Estrin Bernard W. Freund Anna Gold Miroslav & Esther Kerner
Jean-Claude Landau Ralph Rappaport Mitchell Raskin Esther Leah Ritz Irma Sternberg Marianne Winkler
ENDOWMENTS, PHILANTHROPIC AND MEMORIAL FUNDS The New Israel Fund is grateful to many individuals and foundations for establishing endowment, family endowment, memorial and family philanthropic funds. These funds honor or memorialize individuals whose lives and values are reflected in the work of the New Israel Fund. Tzippora & Moshe Ayalon Memorial Scholarship Fund (Israel) Rosalyn Amdur Baker Endowment Fund Berenstein-Levy Fund (Canada) Dina Carter Memorial Fund (Israel) Robert Efroymson Endowment Fund Nomi Fein Social Justice Fellowship in Israel Fel-Pro/Mecklenburger Fund Mitchell & Esther Fisher Law Fellowship Ford Foundation Endowment for the Association for Civil Rights in Israel Ford Foundation Endowment for SHATIL Phyllis K. and Howard A. Friedman Fund Gallanter Fund Rita & Herbert Z. Gold Fund Morris A. Gross Endowment Fund (Canada) A. Hiatt Fund Shoshi Herber Fund Richard J. Israel Memorial Fellowship Fund Dafna Izraeli Fund (Israel and Canada) Kahal Foundation Special Fund Karsten Family Fund Naomi Kies Endowment Fund
Lee &Luis Lainer Fund for Leadership Development Clara Lauder Fund Miriam Fligelman Levy CrossCultural Prize Deborah Balaban Mendales Fund Nathan Micay Endowment Fund (Canada) Linda B. Miller Endowment Fund Arthur Minden Leadership Award (Canada) Raquel Newman Fund for Professional Development Jay Orlin Memorial Fund for Volunteerism in Israel Josephine Bay Paul Endowment for the Center for Law and the Child Pomegranate B. Fund Hirsch & Braine Raskin Endowment for Youth and Education Esther Leah Ritz Living Trust Elizabeth Seelig Fund Rabbi Morris Gabriel Silk & Diana Silk Memorial Fund (Canada) Ira Silverman Fund Wendy Weiker-Gordon Memorial Fund Marianne Wolman Endowment Fund Yaffa London-Yaari Family Scholarship Fund (Israel)
donors $100,000 and Above Anonymous (3) The Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation The Andrea & Charles Bronfman Philanthropies The Naomi & Nehemiah Cohen Foundation The Nathan Cummings Foundation Barbara and Eric Dobkin Dorot Foundation Edith Everett Franklin M. Fisher and Ellen Paradise Fisher Phyllis K. Friedman Estate of Anna Gold Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund Sally Gottesman Greater Miami Jewish Federation, FL Lois and Richard Gunther Stella and Charles Guttman Foundation, Inc. Arnold Hiatt The Jewish Agency for Israel The Mayer & Morris Kaplan Family Foundation Estate of Miroslav and Esther Kerner Lopatin Family Foundation The John Merck Fund Moriah Fund, Inc. Neuer Israel Fonds Schweiz Open Society Institute Estate of Ralph Rappaport The Sandler Family Supporting Foundation Lela and Gerard Sarnat Betty and Frank Seelig Agnes Varis Sharona Izraeli Watemberg and Salo Watemberg
$50,000 – $99,999 Anonymous (2) Aladdin Knowledge Systems, Ltd Kathryn Ames Foundation, Inc. Joan and Robert Arnow Beracha Foundation Jonathan Cohen and Eleanor Friedman Arie and Ida Crown Memorial Stephen D. Gunther The Zanvyl and Isabelle Krieger Fund
Gerard and Lilo Leeds The Morningstar Foundation Murray and Belle Nathan Pfizer Foundation Pfizer Pharmaceuticals Ltd. The Rita Poretsky Foundation Relations Foundation Elizabeth Scheuer and Peter Joseph The Silverweed Foundation, Inc Bonnie and Marty Tenenbaum Francine and Butch Weaver Ruth B. Ziegler
$25,000 – $49,999 Anonymous (6) Norman and Jane Alpert Madeleine and David Arnow George J. and Alice Benston David Berg Foundation Berkeley Florist Supply Co., Inc. Mindy Berman and Andrew Sumberg Bloomberg Financial Markets Commodities News The Bydale Foundation Ronald Cohen Crown Family Foundation Barbara and Maurice Deane Rita and Harold Divine Foundation Debra A. Efroymson Holand Emsassy Richard and Diana England The Feldman Foundation Fel-Pro/Mecklenburger Supporting Fund Juliet Gal and Henry Kalter Sanford and Linda Gallanter Sarah and Seth Glickenhaus Hannah Goldberg Jane L. Gottesman Howard L. Gottlieb E. Noah Gould John and Kathryn Greenberg Jonathan and Marilyn Grossman Michael Hirschhorn and Jimena Martinez Jewish Federation of Grand Rapids, MI Rita J. and Stanley H. Kaplan Foundation, Inc. Luis and Lee Lainer Landau Family Foundation
Fel-Pro/Mecklenburger Supporting Fund Levine-Lent Family Foundation of the Jewish Community Edowment Fund Estate of Ann K. Lenway Bryna Linett and Peter Shapiro Jeffrey and Susan Liss Stacy and Keith Palagye The Polis-Schutz Family Foundation John Pritzker and Lisa Stone Pritzker The Rosenzweig Coopersmith Foundation Norman and Evelyn Rothfield Rothman Family Foundation Haim and Cheryl Saban Sylvia Sabel and Joel Rubinstein Sagner Family Foundation Steven Salop and Judith Gelman The San Francisco Jewish Federation, CA Larry Schwartz and Shelley Levine Joan and James Shapiro and Soretta Shapiro through the Soretta and Henry Shapiro Family Foundation Gordon and Carole Segal Rose L. Shure Alan and Susan Lewis Solomont Henry Steiner Stichting Het Solidaritistsfon Sun Hill Foundation Saul and Carole Zabar
$10,000 – $24,999 Anonymous (7) Abrams and Mills Families Samuel I. Adler Family Supporting Foundation Amcha For Tsedakah, MD Angelina Fund Ronald M. Ansin Peter and Lucy Ascoli Ellen Barnett Baumol Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bazelon Benenson Foundation Andrew and Froma Benerofe Eric and Illeana Benhamou Michael and Judith Berman Diane and Norman Bernstein Foundation The Irving & Helen Betz Foundation Harvey N. and Sally Bock Heinrich Boell Foundation
Ernest and Rita Bogen The Shepard Broad Foundation Jon and Bobbe Bridge Marna Broida and Ian Weiss Richard Broms Cannon Family Foundation CIBC World Markets Miracle Day USA Cogan Family Foundation Yehudah B. Cohn John W. Cotton Craig Cramer The Estate of Maxwell Dane Glenn A. Davis Mr. and Mrs. Ephraim Diamond Daniel and Alisa Doctoroff Isabel P. Dunst Durham-Chapel Hill Jewish Federation, NC Peter Edelman Robert A. Efroymson Paul and Joanne Egerman Itchko Ezratti Concepcion and Irwin Federman William and Jane Schloss Family Foundation The Ford Foundation Laurence and Natanya Freed Estate of Herbert B. Fried Morris F. Friedell David Friedman and Tirzah Firestone Friedman David Friedman and Paulette Meyer Aviva Futorian Elaine and Murray Galinson Theodore and Frances Geballe The Generations Fund Margery Goldman Phyllis and Alvin Goldman Ruth Goldman E. Robert and Barbara Goodkind Robert Goodman and Jayne Lipman Archie Gottesman and Gary DeBode Mark and Janet Gottesman Lois E. and Edward L. Grayson Frank and Judith Greenberg Leon Gross Mimi and Peter Haas Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund Pearl and Zev Hack James and Marlene Henerson Bob and Phyllis Henigson Anita Hirsh Home Box Office Ruth P. Horwich
Audrey & Sydney Irmas Charitable Foundation Rabbi Richard J. Jacobs and Ms. Susan K. Freedman The Jewish Federation of Greater Houston, TX Jewish Federation of Tulsa Foundation, OK The Jewish Women’s Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago, IL Alan and Carol Kaplan Charles and Joann Kaplan The Karma Foundation Key Foundation David M. Kies Seth A. and Beth S. Klarman Jonathan and Sara Klein Linda G. Klein, L.I.C.S.W. The Nathan & Helen Kohler Foundation Murray Koppelman Nathan and Mary Lynn Kotz Peter B. Kovler Harry Kramer Memorial Fund Arthur and Barbara Kravitz Harry and Sadie Lasky Foundation Jesse and Dana Lehman Paul Lehman and Ronna Stamm Irving Levin and Stephanie Fowler Ruth and James Levitan Jan Abby Liff Foundation Robert B. Lifton and Carol Rosofsky Louis and Helen Lowenstein Brian L. Lurie Dolly L. Maass Walter S. Mander Foundation Albert E. Marks Charitable Trust Felice Massie Charitable Trust Janice Meister David and Beth Meltzer Lisa Messinger and Aaron Panken The Milton and Sophie Meyer Fund Cindy L. Miller Marjorie and Morgan Miller Judith Mishkin Harriet Mouchly-Weiss and Charles Weiss Andrew Nagel and David Brodsky Leo Nevas Louis Newman and Rabbi Amy Eilberg Raquel H. Newman Bonnie Orlin Kathleen Peratis Edwin and Penelope Peskowitz
Price Charities Arleen and Aaron Priest The Purple Lady Fund Daniel Raiffe Elisa Rapaport and Michael Schoenbaum Marsha Soffer Rappaport Rashi Foundation Estate of Mitchell Raskin Charles A. and Ilana Ratner A. David and Esther Redding Seymour and Lilian Reich Irwin and Cecilia Rosenblum Joyce Rosenthal and Steven Rosenthal Gloria Rosenzweig Jane Rubin Nathalie Rubin May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation Noreen Gordon Sablotsky Family Foundation Bettylu and Paul Saltzman J. Victor and Barbara Samuels, The Samuels Foundation Richard Saperstein Frederick P. Schaffer Scher-Altman Family Foundation of the Jewish Community Endowment Fund The Scherman Foundation, Inc. Philip Schild and Shirley Dichek Schild Schusterman - JDC Support Foundation Estate of Charlotte S. Schwartz Jean and Charles Segal Harold Shames Ben and Norma Shapiro John Shapiro and Shonni Silverberg Charles and M. R. Shapiro Foundation, Inc. Joan and Herbert Shayne Yoav Shoham Alan Sieroty Jean Sieroty Peter J. Silverman and Janet Heettner Silverman Charitable Group Elaine and Jim Slater Karen Sloss Gary B. Sokol Bruce, Steven, Gerald and Diane Solomon Fund Michael Sonnenfeldt and Katja Goldman
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donors Robert Stavis Esta and Jamie Stecher Joseph and Diane Steinberg Stern Charitable Gift Fund Hazel S. Stix Ingrid D. Tauber Ten Ten Foundation Threshold Foundation Diane Troderman Emily and Frank Vogl Mary Ann and David Wark John Weinstein and Heidi Stewart Donna and Jerry Weiss Earl and Sally Wiener Wolfensohn Family Foundation Genevieve and Justin Wyner
$5,000 – $9,999 Anonymous (18) 984414 Ontario Ltd. Saul S. Abracen and Family Foundation Rachelle Abrahami William and Susan Abrams Susan Adelman and Claudio Llanos Karen Adler and Laurence Greenwald Dr. Arthur and Sari K. Agatston The Lassor and Fanny Agoos Charity Fund Barry and Mimi Alperin Joshua and Beryl Bar-Lev Annette and Ephraim Baran George and Ann Baum Rachel Ben Nun Gail and Jack Bendheim Melissa A. Berman Helen and Bernstein Linda Lipsett and Jules Bernstein BFK Foundation William and Ellen Blair J.B. Margaret Blaugrund Foundation Gay Block and Rabbi Malka Drucker Lois and Irving Blum Foundation Robert J. Brand and Elizabeth Werthan David Braunschvig British Council in Israel Charles I. Brown Charitable Foundation Nick Bunzl and Judy Bernstein-Bunzl Beth Burnam Bruce Burnam Jonathan Chanis and Gail Hauss
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Alan Cohen and Robert Bank Louis and Bonnie Cohen Marshall and Shirley Cohen The Edward T. Cone Foundation Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York Betty and Stuart Cotton Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Cristol Clive and Ann Cummis Edmund P. DeLaCour, Ph.D. Antoinette Delruelle and Joshua Steiner Edward and Rose Dreyer Isser Dubinsky and Antoinette Wertman Ronald Kramer and Jack Gwartz, G.S. Dunn & Co. Limited Mr. and Mrs. Juan C. Duque Beth Reisen and Mark Dyen Robert and Ellen Eisenberg Jerome and Nancy Falk Michael and Marjorie Fasman Robert and Marjorie Feder Dan and Sandra Feldman Donald Ferencz Mark Finklestein and Janet Penn Shelley and Robert Fischel Stanley and Rhoda Fischer Forest City Development Lois and Larry Frank Bud and Mimi Frankel Claire and William Frankel Naomi C. Franklin Barbara Freedman Herbert and Valmae Freilich Thomas and Ann Friedman William and Lucy Friedman Mae S. Gelb June Baumgardner Gelbart Foundation Mark Gerson Leonard and Judith Gertler David Gildin Jonathan and Nancy Glaser Family Trust Michal Golan Jerome and Linda Golden Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund Marcia and John Goldman Gerald and Sylvia Goldstein Robert and Ruth Goldston Betty B. Golomb Richard C. Goodwin Samuel and Grace Gorlitz Carol and Allen Gown
Terry E. Grant Ellen Grobman Steven and Elizabeth Gruber Brenda Gruss and Daniel Hirsch Judith Hans and Betty Nitkin, Pierremount Holdings Ltd. Sheldon Hearst Lenore Hecht The Louis J. and Ruth G. Herr Foundation Willard and Annette Hertz Michal and Jack Hillman Rabbi Lawrence and Sally Hoffman Marvin Hoffman and Rosellen Brown Hoffman Victor and Lorraine Honig Dr. Sherry Israel Marvin Israelow and Dorian Goldman Howard G. and Samita B. Jacobs Ilene and Richard Jacobs Peter and Karen Jakes Jewish Federation of Greater Manchester, NH Todd Jick and Rose Zoltek-Jick Marilyn H. Karsten Steven and Priscilla Kersten Paul and Susanne Kester Leslie M. Kimerling Rabbi Gerald J. Klein Stella and Leonard Kleinrock Eve Biskind Klothen and Kenneth Klothen Joan Kuriansky The Louis J. Kuriansky Foundation Edward Labaton Betsy and Donald Landis Joseph and Juanita Leff Lew and Laurie Leibowitz Terry and Margaret Lenzner David Lepofsky and Jill Rich Eric and Suzi LeVine Alan Levine and Iris JacobsonLevine Barbara Levinson Cynthia and Sanford Levinson George D. and Karen S Levy Dr. Russell M. Linden Joel N. and Francie DeCarlo Lippman Harriet and Bernard Maddy Edna and David Magder The Magner Family Foundation Ruth Maisson Ellen R. Malcolm Joel Mandel Yaffa and Paul Maritz
Daniel and Lenore Mass Marcia Kramer Mayer Ilse Melamid Merchavim Institution Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Memorial Trusts J. S. & S. Michaan Foundation William Mindlin Robert and Dale Mnookin Morey and Sondra Myers David Nachman and Amy Schulman Jonathan M. Nadler Anita Navon NEST U.S.A., Inc. Sharee and Murray Newman Fred and Gilda Nobel Arthur Peck Perrin Family Foundation The Phillips-Green Foundation Lia and William Poorvu Sharri and Richard Posen Yale and Barbara Rabin Jean F. Reisen David Richman and Janet Perry Dan Rissin June and Marvin Rogul June and David Rokoff Aaron M. Roland, M.D. David L. Rosenhan Lynne and Mason Rosenthal Art and Anita Rotman Merrill and Laura Rotter Jerry and Bernice Rubenstein Phyllis Rubinstein Peter Rukin and Sharon Djemal Christine Russell and Mark Schlesinger The Robert Russell Memorial Foundation David Salem and Laurie Aloisio Lisa Orlick Salka and Corey Salka Eve and David Savitzky Donald Schapiro Mark and Isabel Schiffer Harriet and Leonard Schley Theodor Schuchat The Paul D. Schurgot Foundation, Inc. Jodi J. Schwartz and Steven F. Richman Daniel and Sheila Segal Mordechai and Dalia Segal The Shared Fund James Shenkman and Denise Zarn Merrill Shulman Ivor and Renee Simmons
Donald and Linda Silpe The Silver Tree Foundation Jane A. Silverman Lawrence E. Silverton The Herbert T. Singer Foundation, Inc. Emily Skolnick Alan B. Slifka Shalom and Dina Slonim Herbert and Elene Solomon Bernard and Anne Spitzer Arthur Steer, M.D. Gaston Stein Gaye and Andrew Stein Norman Stein and Sheryl Dicker David and Sylvia Steiner Peter and Abbe Steinglass The Thomas N. Stern Charitable Annuity Lead Trust The Streisand Foundation Merle and Michael Tarnow Herbert Teitelbaum and Ruth Abram Temple Beth Torah, NY The Tilles Family United Jewish Foundation/Jewish Women’s Foundation, MI Beate and Henry Voremberg Barry and Elsa Waxman John and Marilyn Weiker Denis Weil Irving and Gail Weintraub Roger Weisberg and Karen Freedman Stanley and Mikki Weithorn West End Synagogue, NY Patricia Willens and Scott Berrie World Institute for World Peace Foundation Miriam Wosk Eliezer and Aviva Yaari Laura Yedwab and Daniel Weise Uzi Zucker
$2,500 – $4,999 Anonymous (20) Ruth and Henry Aaron Stephen and Joanne Abel Susan Abramowitz and Aaron Gurwitz Walter and Alice Abrams Jonathan A. Adelsberg Richard Almond, M.D. and Barbara Almond, M.D. John and Betty Ann Altman Sanford Antignas
Arthur Applbaum and Sally Rubin Peter and Kathi Arnow Sara and George Asher David and Gloria Baerncopf JoAnne and Michael Bander Irl Barg and Janet Walkow Hanoch Barkat William and Donna Barrows Alvin H. Baum, Jr. Irwin and Ruth Been Ruth and Roy Belzer Oz Benamram and Gali FreedmanBenamram Peter Bermont Robert and Willa Bernhard Ralph and Gail Bernstein Mark and Gloria Bieler Joseph and Joan Birman Nancy and Kenneth Bob Alan and Helen Bonapart David Braun, M.D. Sheila and Edward Braun Barbara Bronfman, Stellabar Foundation Pinchas and Carol Burstein Debra Grobstein Campbell and Barry Campbell Dennis and Jane Carlton Champaign-Urbana Jewish Federation, IL Beverley Chernos Citibank Israel David Cohen and Ellen Goodman Max and Sara Cohen Gloria and Morris Cohen Peter and Barbara Cohen Saul and Miriam Cohen Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York Mary I. Coombs Mitchell and Renee Cooper Credit Suisse First Boston Private Client Services Richard Dale and Dorit Harverd Reuben and Rivka Dori Julie Dorsey and Daniel Leemon Diana Engel Franklin H. Epstein, M.D. Fabrangen Tzedakah Collective, DC Fadem Family Foundation Herbert Falender Fred Feigenson Harriet and Michael Finck Mark Finkel Peter and Bette Fishbein
Abraham and Helene Fishman Ted and Barbara Flicker Robert and Betty Forchheimer Foundation Fort Wayne Jewish Federation, IN Foundation For Middle East Peace Frankel Family Foundation Matthew and Gladys Freedman Avram and Gail Friedman Robert Friedman and Kristina Kiehl Estate of Nathan Galston David and Marla Garfinkle Steve Garmaise and Susan Rebick Charles and Rita Gelman Gesher Family Foundation The Global Fund for Women Edward Goldberg and Barbara Saidel Judith F. Goldberg Madeline L. Goldberg Milton and Jean Goldberg Goldberg Berbeco Foundation, Inc. Bruce Goldberger and Esther Sperber Jackson and Irene Golden 1989 Charitable Trust Arthur S. Goldman Thomas J. Goldstein William W. Goodman Barbara and Isaac Green Irving and Barbara Green Maurice and Katrin Green Linda and Richard Greene Diane Asseo Griliches Gross Family Tzedakah Fund of the Shefa Fund Eleanor Grosz and Lawrence Zweifach Stephen and Judith Gutmann Haifa Foundation Richard and Raphy Haimowitz Samuel and Marlene Halperin Ellen A. Harnick William H. Helfand Drs. Jacqueline Heller and Bradley Warren Piter and Nechama Hilman Kathryn Hirsch Stephen and Dale Hoffman Paul Homer The Hoppenstein Family Foundation Howard Horowitz and Alisse Waterston Harry and Lilo Hutzler Margie and Robert Imershein Adam Jacobson and Beth Levine
Daniel and Nanette Jacobson Simon and Marie Jaglom Foundation, Inc. Jewish Community Alliance, ME Jewish Community of Amherst, MA Andrew Joskow and Lisa Sockett Robert and Roni Jossen Max Kahn and Kathy Lampe Beatrice and Robert Kahn Leslie Kane and M. Manuel Fishman Seth Kaplan and Barbara Lewis Kaplan Gerald and Jane Katcher Gerri Kay Joel Kazis and Sara Nathan Ezra Jack Keats Foundation Kurt and Sylvia Kelman Sonia and Lawrence Klein Joel B. Kleinman Lauren Kogod and David Smiley Leslie S. Kogod Stuart A. Kogod Roger L. Kohn George and Doris Krevsky Beth T. Kruvant Dr. Barbara Lafer Joshua Landes and Bryna Shuchat Scott and Elizabeth Lassar Barbara and Sy Landau Stacy Lawson and Steven Sarkowsky Steven and Susan Lebow Lefkowitz Family Foundation Amy and L. Craig Lemle Irwin and Rachel Levin Robert and Bonita Levin Sally Levin Keith and Bari Levingston Mr. Michael Levitt Paula and Joel Levy Geoffrey Lewis and Amy Caplan Elana Lieberman and Lorne Abramson Mark and Adele Lieberman David and Barbara Lipman Nira and Alan Lipner Steven and Judith Lipson Margit Lowenstein Martin D. Lowenstein The Honorable Nita and Stephen Lowey Lynchburg Jewish Community Council, VA Carla Lynton
Raymond and Judith Mandel In loving memory of Beatrice and Buddy Manolson Gayle and Jerry Marger Jonathan Markowitz and Ruth Wenger Suzanne J. Marks Barry and Ellen Massie Rabbi J. Rolando Matalon and Talia Hatzor Ronald Raanan Matthews The Mazur Family Foundation Thomas Meites and Lynn Frackman Howard Metzenberg Janet G. Michaels Glenda and David Minkin Minneapolis Jewish Federation, MN Lisa and Yaron Minsky-Primus Norman and Jane Moscowitz Jerold and Carol Muskin Seymour Nagan Bennett and Sondra Nathan National Council of Jewish Women, Inc. Marcia and Hymie Negin The Netter Foundation Barry and Stacey Newman Jane Newman and Amy Lange Marion E. Newman Michael A. Nieder Jane Nusbaum Edward D. Ohlbaum and Karyn L. Scher Julia Parzen and Daniel Johnson Robert Pindyck and Nurit EiniPindyck Howard and Geraldine Polinger Jonathan Polish and Rabbi Lisa Greene The Honorable Stuart and Lee Pollak Richard and Rheta Ponemon Ramon L. Posel James R. Posner and Jill J. Prosky Sidney Postol Meyer & Anna Prentis Family Foundation Public Welfare Foundation George A. Rabb Julie Rabinowitz and Andy Buck William and Martha Rabinowitz Roy R. Raizen Michael and Joyce Rappeport Paul Resnick and Joan Karlin Paul Resnick and Caroline Richardson
Robert S. Rifkind Sidney Robbins David Roberts and Sue Fischlowitz Shai and Judy Robkin Dan and Maureen Roin Susan Romer and Donald Ungar Karen Rose Elliott and Phyllis Rosen Mollie Rosenbaum Norman S. Rosenberg and Tanya George Gibby and Soryl Rosenberg Alexander Ross, Ph.D. Alison and Ken Ross Norman Rothfeld David and Phyllis Rothman Daniel Rothstein Adene Sacks and Joseph Hellerstein Barry and Yvonne Sacks Edmund and Norma Sacks Norman and Betsy Samet Savannah Jewish Federation, GA Reuben and Murial Savin Foundation Lisa R. Schachner Alice and Robert Schloss Stanley and Kay Schlozman Lisbeth B. Schorr Emanuel E. Schwartz Erich and Karen Segal Jerrold and Naomi Senser Donald and Doris Shaffer Deborah Shapira and Barry Stern Leonard and Lois Sharzer The Silver Tie Fund Sandra and Charles Simon Ralph Sinsheimer Louis and Jean Sloss Solel Congregation of Mississauga Samuel & Helene Soref Foundation Marcia Cohn Spiegel Martin Spiro Alfred and Ruth Sporer Eugene and Marilyn Stein Francine Stein and Samuel Kasoff Robert and Elaine Stein Jane R. Stern Kenneth Stern and Linda Stein The Hon. Paula Stern and Paul London Jerry V. Sternberg Daniel E. Straus Sandor and Faye Straus Richard Sussman and Nina Horowitz Ruth and Andrew Suzman
Steven Swig and Mary Green Arthur and Abigail Ostow Telegen Temple Israel Morning Minyan, PA Steven and Carol Teutsch Jeffrey and Donna Thomases Kevin Thurm and Suzanne Seiden Rachel B. Tiven Gail Tomberg Ruthellen and Monte Toole Richard and Gail Ullman Lloyd and Lassie Ulman Michael and Marion Usher Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen and Katz Paul and Dorothy Wachter Andrea and Arthur Waldstein Michael and Judith Walzer Philip Warburg and Tamar Rosenblum Joan and Mark Warshaw Andrew and Debra Weiner Sanford and Karen Weiner Lori Weinstein Mayer and Joan Weinstein Phyllis and David Weisberg Dr. David and Estare Weiser Jeff and Paula Kramer Weiss The Wexler-Beron Family Foundatoin Walter and Jacqueline Williams Amos Wilnai Elaine and Maynard Wishner Steven and Barbara Wolf Terri Wolfe-Hirsch Ruth E. Wolman Rita Wroblewski, M.D. Irene and Alan Wurtzel Yad Aharon, LTD Allan and Ray Ellen Yarkin Norma and Arnold Zack Saul and Sara Zalik
$1,000 â€“ $2,499 Anonymous (53) Bruce Aaron Steven W. Abrahams Ava Abramowitz and Neil Rackham Sonia S. Abrams David Abromowitz and Joan Ruttenberg Martha Ackelsberg S. James and Mary Adelstein Bernard and Raquel Agranoff Paul and Sheila Alexander
Sarah Allen and Martin Friedman Andrew and Sharon Alper Mr. and Mrs. Myer M. Alperin Jerome Alpern Hubert and Joan Alpert Joel and Barbara Alpert Ralph Alpert Edwin and Ann Altman David and Linda Altshuler Albert and Carole Angel John Antignas and Rabbi Susan Laemmle Judith and Robert Appelbaum Eli Applebaum Paul and Barbara Arenson Walter and Diane Ariker Jonathan Arnold Donna E. Arzt Jo and Bob Asher Bennett Ashley and Ruth Weinreb Edith Atkin Robert Austrian Michael and Charlotte Baer Harry and Golda Bain Judith Bain Ziona and Edwin Balaban Gunther and Dorothy Baldauf Stanley and Shelley Balis Frank K. Bamberger Gerald and Ursula Bamberger William and Janet Bangser Barry and Elizabeth Bar-El Earl and Cheryl Barish Morris and Sally Barron Harvey and Sonya Barsha Marian Bass Michael Bauer Howell Baum and Madelyn Siegel Marcia Baum Shay Baylis Irwin and Ann Bear David Bechhofer and Kate Neave Ted P. Becker William and Debbie Becker Ellen Soren Beda Ruth Greenspan Bell and Joseph Bell Dafna Ben-Anath Shiri and Ori Ben-Yishai B. Richard and Mary Benioff Cassandra Benjamin Shimon and Terry Benninga Sandra J. Berbeco Julie and Jeff Bercow Eugene and Lilo Berger Kenneth W. Berger
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donors Robert L. Bergman M.D. Stanley and Marion Bergman William Berley Louis and Nancy Berlin Jim and Diane Berliner Yoram Bernet Jessica Bernhardt and Theodore Goldstein Daniel and Marge Bernstein Mark W. Bernstein William Bernstein Arik Besser David and Rachel Biale Ernst and Hannah Biberstein Michael Bien and Jane Kahn Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner Robert A. Billstein Berthold Bilski Marsha and Brian Bilzin Richard and Elaine Binder Irene and Asher Birnbaum Judith and George Bishop Paul and Kathy Bissinger Deborah Blachor Lloyd and Laura Blankfein Rita and Irwin Blitt Alan Bloch and Nancy Berman Baily and Rabbi Bernard Bloom Orit and Ronen Bojmel Seymour and Sylvia Boorstein Jill Borodin The Boston Foundation, Inc. Rudolph & Sara Wyner Prize Fund Malcolm K. Brachman Braman Family Foundation Marjorie Braude, M.D. Richard and Barbara Braun Brener Family Foundation Marc and Ilana Breslaw Martin I. and Shirley B. Bresler David Bressler and Susan AdlerBressler George Brett and Lina Barouch Gale A. Brewer Arnold and Judith Brier Ruth F. Brin Marjorie Bronfman Rabbi Les Bronstein and Benjie Schiller Shifra Bronznick Rabbi Gustav and Sheila Buchdahl Minna Buck Pamela S Burdman Marcia Burnam
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Mark Burstein and David Calle Barbara Burstin Burton and Shulamith Caine Ronald and Libby Cape Ilan Caron Sally T. Castleman David and Gladys Catterton Zipora Cedar Jonathan Cedarbaum and Alice Winkler Frederick Cezer Matthew and Lisa Chanoff Kenneth Chasen and Allison Lee Judith G. Chasin Laura and Richard Chasin Dr. and Mrs. Marvin Chodorow Michael J. Churgin Andrew Coblentz and Shari Libicki William K. Coblentz, Esq. Cogan Family Foundation Alan Cohen Annebelle and Arnold Cohen Bernard and Elizabeth Cohen Bruce Cohen and Gale Mondry Carolyn Cohen and Ruby Namdar Chari Cohen and Alex Speigel James E. Cohen Jonathan and Victoria Cohen Lawrence and Marilyn Cohen Marcia and Elias Cohen Mark and Tova Cohen Oren and Claire Cohen Stephanie and Charles Cohen Steven Cohen and Elsie Stern Emanuel and Anna Cohen Foundation, Inc. Lawrence Cohler-Esses Debra L. Cohn Barbara and Cole Louis and Irma Colen Sandra Coliver Congregation Beth El Tsedakah Hevra, MA Congregation Or Ami Tzedakah Fund Committee, PA Ben N. Teitel Charitable Trust, Gerald Cook, Trustee Chester L. Cooper Steven and Maxine Cooper Ellen B. Corenswet Hal and Rhea Coskey Rabbi Rachel B. Cowan Brahm Cramer Paul and Valerie Crane Dorfman Larry and Barbara Cuban
Ronald and Joan Curhan Sandy Curtis Bonnie and David Cushing Barry and Phyllis Cytron Shirley Kaufman Daleski Michael and Rhoda Danziger Lonny Darwin Rena and Mark Davidow Sidney and Freda Joy Davidson Joel Deitz and Barbara Berko Dengrove Family Foundation Tracey Denton Marshall and Laura Derby Jeanette and Ernest Dicker Frances and Wilfred Diller Rise Dimson Tom and Donna Divine Sharon and Dennis Donnermeyer Paul and Valerie Crane Dorfman Kenneth Douglass Foundation Jeffrey Dover and Tania Phillips Joy G. Dryfoos James Dubey Roy and Shirley Durst Julian Dwek Henry E. Ebstein David Edelstein and Jennie Berkson Tom and Ellen Ehrlich Henry and Florence Einhorn Peter and Gail Eisenberg Edward and Rachel Eitches Arthur and Lois Elias Julian and Rhoda Eligator Pamela and Adam Emmerich Romy and Roy Engel Catherine S. England Murray and Eleanor Enkin Muriel Ente Rami Entin Alvin and Susan Epstein Howard and Cynthia Fuchs Epstein Matt Epstein and Penina Grossberg Clement and Caroline Erbmann Maia Ettinger Eli Evans Joan and David Evans Robert M. Factor William and Barbara Fairman Mathea Falco and Peter Tarnoff Edith and Gerald Falk Fall River United Jewish Appeal, Inc., MA Leonard and Stephanie Farber Milton and Olga Farbstein Edna Fast
Carol and Jack Feder Marjorie C. Feinson Tom Fellman Gary and Naomi Felsenfeld Marc and Gail McClelland Fenton Ernest and Marcia Field Ruth and Les Finkelstein First Narayever Congregation Dr. Edward E. Fischel Bernard and Barbara Fishbein Quentin and Gail Fisher Leora Fishman Michael Flamm and Jennifer McNally Nancy M. Folger Carl and Leonore Foorman The Forward Association, Inc. David Fox Randall and Ellen Frank Robert and Velma Frank Tom and Myrna Frankel Herbert and Barbara Franklin Marc A. Franklin The Honorable and Mrs. Frederick A. Freedman Lynn P. Freedman Leah Frei and Dan Kolkowitz Charles Freiberg and Andrea Alfano Philip and Ellen Freidin Drs. Ruthellen Fried and Lawrence Boxt Benjamin M. Friedman Franklin D. Friedman Jack Himmelstein and Lauren Friedman Victor Friedman Donald and Janie Friend Robert and Jannie Frier Susan and Sy Frolichstein Jonathan D. Fuchs Richard M. Fuchs Victor and Beverly Fuchs Funding Exchange Elkan and S. Zelda Gamzu Lorraine Garfinkle Philip Garoon and Family Barbara and Richard Garrett The Joseph and Anna Gartner Foundation Nancy L. Gefen The Gelb Foundation Jared and Cindi Gellert Stephen and Rhea Gendzier Charles Getz Atherlie K. Gidding
Ann Gips David Glaser Dena and Jason Glasgow Myron and Penina Glazer Marty and Andrea Glenn Peter Glick and Elizabeth Evans Dolores Gluck Linda Gochfeld Martin Gold Billie and Martin R. Gold Goldberg/Nash Family Foundation Arnold Goldberg, M.D. Donald J. Goldberg and Bettyruth Walter Harold Goldberg and Alisa Israel Goldberg Lisa Goldberg and John Sexton Nancy and Larry Goldberg Raymond and Elana Daniels Goldberg Norman and Sheila Goldberg Victor J. Goldberg Wendy Goldberg The Goldberg Family Foundation Israela Goldblum Lauren B. Goldenberg Rachel Goldenberg and James Talbott Deborah Goldman Frances E. Goldman Irle Goldman and Janet Yassen Irving and Doris Goldman Morris Goldman and Hilarie Lieb Peter J. Goldman Robert and Rebecca Goldman David Goldrich David and Ellen Goldschmidt Daniel Goldstein and Laura Sklar Harold Goldstein Jonathan and Helen Goldstein Susan Goldstein and Andy Kivel Eliot and Betty Goldwarg Arthur and Judith Goodkind Wolfe and Millie Goodman Foundation Frank and Joan Goodman Hadassah and Leon Gordis Bob and Lynne Gordon David and Ruth Gorton Joshua Gotbaum and Joyce Thornhill Dr. James S. Gracer and Rabbi Judy B. Shanks Monica Graham Milton Gralla Gillian Granoff
Bennett and Marcy Grau Richard and Mary Gray Arthur and Kathy Green Barry Green and Jennifer Altshuler Carol P. Green Arthur and Edna Greenbaum Audrey and Arthur Greenberg I. Melbourne and Louise Greenberg Leon and Doris Greenberg Lorne Greenberg and Esther Chetner Peter and Suzanne Greenberg Steven Greenberg and Avra Goldman Liz Greenstein Robert Greenstein Win and Jerry Greenwald Allen and Jessica Gribetz Barbara Grodd Charles F. Gross Margery L. Gross Martin and Audrey Grossman Stanley and Hazel Grossman Mildred Guberman Edgar Gunther Mark Gunther and Anne Krantz Peter Haas and Gail Ross Richard and Joan Haber Maureen Hack, M.D. Frances L. Hackett Helaine and Allan Shiff Ivan and Vilma Halaj Family Foundation Gerald and Carol Halpern Philip L. Hammer David and Merle Harris Herbert and Stella Harris The Irving Harris Foundation Naomi and Theodore Harrison Eric Harvitt Lily J. Harvitt Alane and Barbara Haubenstock Robert and Carol Hausman Michael and Juliet Helft Clifford Hendler and Deborah Neipris Hendler Helen D. Henkin Bluma and Donald Herman Gavin and Shirley Herman Renee N. Herman Ittai Hershman and Linda Rich Arthur and Edith Hessel Gregory P. Heyman Howard and Doris Hiatt Betty R. Hiller Celia and Allen Hirsh
Stephen and Muriel Horowitz Randy and Tamara Horton Larry Horwitz and Naomi Pinchuk Sylvia Horwitz Joanne Hovis and Andrew Afflerbach Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin Grace A. Hughes James and Leslie Hyman Paula Hyman and Stanley Rosenbaum Toby R. Hyman Leah Ice Jill and Kenneth Iscol Joseph Italiaander Haim Izraeli Daniel Jackson and Claudia Marbach Nadine and Robert Jacobson David Jaffe and Cori Miller Dennis and Paula Jaffe Meryl Jaffe and Adam Hurwich Janet Jaffin Juel M. Janis Sarah Jechiel Dr. William and Miriam E. Jencks Jewish Community Board of Akron, OH Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, IL Jewish Funders Network Todd Joseph Valerie Joseph Arthur and Lorie Juceam Linda Kacser Wendy and Daniel Kahn Norman and Lee Kalant Jan Kallish Sheila and Morton Kamerman The S. Irwin Kamin Foundation Grace Kamins The Kandell Fund Norma and Murray Kane Nancy H. Kane Robert D. Kanter Irwin and Marion Kaplan Joan B. Kaplan Leonard and Tobee Kaplan Louis M. and Sally B. Kaplan Martin and Doris Kaplan Michael Karasick and Stacey Berlow David C. Karp Richard Kass and Elaine Soffer Sidney J. Kass Susan Katz-Snyder Derek and Leora Kaufman
Yadin and Lori Kaufman Mel Kaushansky Michael and Ann Kay Stephanie and Melvin Kay Carl Kaysen Kelen Family Fund Avy L. & Roberta L. Miller Foundation Steven Kelman and Shelley Metzenbaum Alexander Kemper Ezra Kenigsberg Kenneth Kenigsberg, M.D. Craig and Karen Kennedy Daniel Kessler and Yael Friedman Harry and Doraline Kesten Michael H. Kieschnick Solomon and Rita Kimerling Stephen and Susan Kippur Howard and Wendy Kleckner Kenneth Kleeman Adina Sue Kleiman Benjamin H. Klein Karen Wilk Klein Kenneth Klein and Harriet Bograd Ralph and Marjorie Knowles Yonatan Koch John Kohler Margaret A. Kohn Janet L. Kolodner and Michael S. Klein Lottie Kornfeld Rabbi Emily and Sidney Korzenik Jessica and Peter Kosa Robin Kosberg Jim and Catherine Koshland Helen L. Koss Bonnie Kossoff and Stephan Uslan Ronni Kotler Victor and Sarah Kovner Susan and David Kraemer Ruben Kraiem and Elizabeth Leiman Albert H. Kramer Sidney & Judith Kranes Charitable Trust Jesse and Maris Krasnow Corinne Krause Allen and Florence Kraut Rafael Kravec Dr. Dolores Kreisman Rose Kretzmer Linda and Jake Kriger Samuel and Marilyn Krimm Norman and Susan Krinsky Jules and Lynn Kroll
Reverend Albert and Katherine Krueger Arthur and Rosalind Krupp Patricia and Bart Krupp Michael and Carolyn Kulakofsky Holly K. Kulka Alyse Laemmle Peter and Ruth Laibson Yechiael and Rose Lander David A. Landis, M.D. Eugene M. Lang Jane Lang and Paul Sprenger John Lang Elliott and Phyllis Lasser Gary and Laura Lauder Stuart Laurence Richard and Emmy Lavenstein Rubin and Serene Lazar Allen Leboff Dr. Joel L. Lebowitz Ann Lederer Bishop Peter James Lee Sylvia and Henry Leff Kenneth and Lucy Lehman Jonathan and Shelah Lehrer-Graiwer Robert and Ellen Leibenluft Leonard and Joan Leiman Herbert and Bernice Levetown Richard C. Levi Kathleen B. Levin Michele Levin and Edward Brill Rochelle S. Levin Stanley and Robin Levin Leonard and Beryl Levine Leslie and Marsha Levine Sandra and Herbert Levine John L. Levinsohn Leonard and Joyce Levitan Aviram Levy Peachy and Mark Levy Robert J. Levy Steven A. Lewis Jules Lewy anrd Joanna Slone Dorothy Lieberman, M.D. Robyn Lieberman and Asher Kotz Avremi and Laila Lipetz Stanley and Evelyn Lipkin William and Doris Lippman Marc Lipsitch and Meira Levinson Alan G. Lipson Channing T. Lipson, M.D. Alan and Sharon Lipworth William and Patricia Lisberg Estate of Amelia Lisek
Dr. Henry and Amy Liss Andrew and Sara Litt Lawrence Litvak and June Cooperman Gordon Litwin and Anne Luzzato Henry and Elsie Loeb Eva C. Lokey Gerald and Selma Lotenberg Judith Love Reed H. Lowenstein and Melanie Hanan Theodore Lowitz Steven Lubet and Linda Lipton Alvin Luebeck J. Zel Lurie Richard and Helen Lynn Bernard Lytton, M.D. and Norma Lytton Francis and Virginia Maas Sidney and Paula Machtinger Andrew Malik Ruth Malin Fran and Robert Malina Joshua Malina and Melissa Merwin-Malina Michael and Anita Malina Peter Mancoll Vanessa Mandelstam Ruth S. Mann Jerome A. Manning Elizabeth Marcellino Bernard and Roberta Marcus Paul and Annette Marcus Erel Margalit David M. Margolick Jesse Margolin Judith R. Margolin Asher J. Margolis Rabbi Richard Marker and Mirele Goldsmith Melvin L. Marks Paulina K. Marks Stuart and Edith Marks Anthony and Lenore Martin Silvia Marx Amy and Harold Masor Rachel Masters Steven Matthews and Rebecca Stein Daniel and Karen Mayers Paul Mayo and Charlotte Malasky J. B. and Lynette Mazer David Mehlman and Arlene Alpert Mehlman Joseph Meis Marla Meislin
Melaver Foundation Robert and Marjorie Mellen Mark Mellman and Mindy Horowitz Daniel Meltzer and Ellen Semonoff Mark J. Mendell Carol and David Mersky Nathaniel A. Mesnikoff Foundation Ruth W. Messinger Mark and Beth Metzger Paul and Alice Meyer Pearl Meyer Danni Michaeli Llon Michaely Milgro Investments Limited Shira Milgrom and David Elcott Milken Family Foundation I. William and Diane Millen Bali Miller and Stuart Klawans George and Roslyn Miller Lindsay and Aaron Miller Shirley and Mitchell Miller Vicki F. Miller William and Patty Miller David A. Mindell Harold Mindell Martha Minow and Joseph Singer Jonathan I. Mishkin James and Wendy Mnookin Melvin and Mildred Mogulof Rabbi Leon A. Morris Robert and Audrey Morris Jonathan and Abigail Moses The Laura Ellen & Robert Muglia Family Foundation Maxine Myers Tamar and Tzvi Nagan Goldberg/Nash Family Foundation Pearl G. Nathan Allan and Joan Nathan Gerson Jerome and Nancy Neff Mark Nelkin Bettyrose Nelson Stanley and Adella Nemer Howard and Jackie Nemerovski Robert and Carol Nemo Jean and J. Jordan Nerenberg Nest Technologies John and Dorothy Neter Bruce and Myra Newman Jim Newman John and Kayla Niles David Nirenberg and Jane Dailey Arthur and June Nislick Arthur and Judith Obermayer
Charles and Richard Oestreich Foundation, Inc. The Oppenheim Family Helene H. Oppenheimer Adrienne and George Orlan Abe and Esther Orlick Donald and Shari Ornstein Gilbert and Margaret Osnos Mortimer and Miriam Ostow Robert Owens and Eve Klein Max Palevsky Phil and Linda Palter James and Kala Paul Marilyn Paul and Peter Stroh Bill and Janet Pauli Muriel G. Miller Pear Wendy Peikes Avigdor and Mark Pemper-Rabiner Arno A. Penzias Daniel and Felice Perlmutter Seymour H. Persky Rabbi Aaron M. Petuchowski Rhona Philips and Ben Carniol Marina Pinto and Stephen Kaufman Robert Pitofsky Jill Pivnick Judith Plaskow Adele Platt Bonnie L. Podolsky Dinah PoKempner and Robert Kushen Richard Polak and Kabrel Geller Sandy Polishuk Gideon Pollack Lucile and Maurice Pollak Fund Mr. and Mrs. Lewis B. Pollak, Sr. Betty Ann Polse George and Susan Polsky Frances R. Posel Robert and Elizabeth Pozen Daniel C. Price Michael and Jo-Ann Price Audrey Prins and Josh Trachtenberg Deborah Rabina and Saul Bardosh Paula J. Rackoff Cathy Raff and Alon Bar Shani Robert and Susy Raful Rabbi Sanford and Masayo Ragins Gilda and Jerry Raiken Ruth Raisfeld and Leonard Benowich Vivian Rakoff and Gina ShochatRakoff Jeanne Raisler and Jonathan Cohn Jack Rapaport
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donors Daniel and Maxine Rapoport Steven Rappaport and Judith Garson Melvin Rauch Edeet Ravel Murray & Isabella Rayburn Foundation, Inc. David Reed and Laurie Fanger-Reed Fred Reiner and Sherry Levy-Reiner Bruce Reingold David Reisen and Ann Peck Reisen Elizabeth W. Reisen Jacob and Betty Reiss Micki and Jonathan Reiss Julian and Frieda Reitman Yoav and Denise Rekem Eugene and Elizabeth Renkin Peter and Susan Restler Dorothy Richman and Michael Steinman Ilene Richman Zvi S. Rimalt Lorne Richmond Robert and Ellen Rinsky Joyce T. Robbins Paul and Sheri Robbins Dan J. Roberts Edward and Peggy Robin Rabbi Michael and Ruth Robinson James and Diane Roche Robert and Debbie Rodin Miriam J. Roland Tobey H. Roland Abigail Rome Sidney and Linda Rosdeitcher Constance Rosen Harold L. Rosen Emily Rosenberg Richard and Barbara Rosenberg Joseph B. Rosenblatt Barbara and Stephen Rosenfeld Lee and Nathan Rosenmutter Family Foundation Jerry Rosenstein Albert and Barbara Rosenthal Sheldon and Rose Rosenthal Benjamin and Mildred Rosenzweig Harry Rosenzweig Ann Rosewater Bella Rosner and Saul Schapiro Howard and Kathy Rosof The Eric F. Ross Foundation Robert and Judith Roth Dr. Irving Rothchild
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Judith and Merle Rothman Steven Rothman and Kathleen Tierney Ruth M. Rothstein Avinoam and Etti Rubinstein David Rubinstein Jonathan and Barbara Ryder Paul and Prentice Sack Martin and Sybil Sage Ran and Nirit Sagee Walter and Marjorie Salmon Marvin and Marcia Sameth Alfred and Marta Samulon Jeffrey Sandman and Nancy Sanders Amnon Sandrovitch Dene A. Sarason Claire Satlof and Jeffrey Bedrick Louis and Barbara Savrin Kitt and Heather Sawitsky David Saxe Dianne and Stewart Saxe Katharine Sayre Brenda Schachter Steven and Sheira Schacter Daniel C. Schaffer Gary H. Schatsky Julie B. Schecter Steven and Bonni Schiff Jean Schiro-Zavela and Vance Zavela Bruce and Susan Schlechter Arthur and Gerry Schneeberg Leonard and Paula Schneiderman Lewis Schrager and Frances Marshall Edith Schor Charles Schorin and Michelle Ores Myron Schreck Leonard and Celia Schuchman Ruth Schulman Albert and Janet Schultz Myrl S. Schuster Jolie Schwab and David Hodes Amy Schwartz and Eric Koenig Howard and Phyllis Schwartz J. Sanford and Susan Schwartz Peter Schwartz and Sheila Chervin Sanford Schwartz Mary and Stanley Schwartzberg Gina Schwarz and David Aftergood Hattie and Arnold Segal Eli and Phyllis Segal Emily Segal and Andrew Ellis Sandra and Martin Segal Joseph and Randee Seiger
William and Madeline Selden Diana Selig Janice V. Selix Rita R. Semel Karen and Alan Senter Stan and Anne Shabason Joan M. Shain Risa Shames and Neil Silverston Finley R. Shapiro Howard and Manya Shapiro Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation Mark and Hanna Shapiro Myron Shapiro and Joan Goldman Shapiro Family Philanthropic Fund The Shefa Fund Samuel and Jill Deane Sheppard Rochelle E and Jesse Shereff Reuben and Leona Shevitz Audrey Shiffman and Peter Langmaid Vivian Rakoff and Gina Shochat-Rakoff Edwin and Ellen Sue Shulkin Steven E. Sicher John Siegal and Shelley English Siegal Burton and Naomi Siegel Donald and Elaine Siegel Malcolm and Leora Siegel Rachel J. Siegel Ruth and Jerome Siegel Gabrielle Sigel and Howard Epstein Alan and Susan Silberstein Suzanne Silk Klein David Silver and Ann Schwartz Riva Silverman and Abram Heisler Ernest and Eve Simon Betty and Ernest Singer Andrea and Nathaniel Singer Alison Sirkus Seth Skolnick Abigail Slater and Morry Guttman Michael and Kathleen Slater Ruth Slater Richard and Cynthia Sloan Paul and Turbi Smilow Malcolm and Betty Smith Robert and Jane Socolow Marian and Abraham Sofaer Eugene Sofer and Judith Bartnoff Felicia L. Sol Janet W. Solinger May Soll
Robert S. and Jean M. Solomon Matt Sosnick Marvin Sparrow Ann and Paul Sperry Julie I. Spiegel Lisa Spiegel-Ungar and Michael Ungar Carl and Barbaralee Spielvogel Helen and Thomas Spiro Ruth B. St. John David and Tasha Stadtner Amy J. Stein Carol Stein Fredric and Nikki Stein Drs. H. Thomas and Madlyn Stein Harold and Vera Stein Harold and Sybil Steinberg Ralph and Suzanne Steinberg Joseph and Elaine Steiner Paul M. Steiner Edith and Arthur Stern Judge Edward Stern and Judge Maxine Chesney Susan and Jeffrey Stern Sidney Stern Memorial Trust Lawrence Sternberg and Sara Abramovitz Nancy Schwartz Sternoff Michael Stevens and Deborah Brown Susan Stockel Sybil W. Stoller Deborah A. Stone Thomas and Donna Stone Nancy A. Storch Peter and Joanna Strauss Maxwell Strawbridge Charitable Trust Joan and Steve Subrin Stuart F. Sucherman Jeffrey Summit and Gail Kaufman David and Jo Ann Supperstein Ralph J. Sutton Marc and Harriet Suvall Richard and June Swartz Susan Swartz and Bruce Solomon Michael and Bryna Sweedler Susan Switzer and Daniel Orlow Gustavo and Deborah Szulansky Faith and Marcos Szydlo Yuval Tal and Isabelle Demenge Judith Talesnick and Michael Stein David and Peggy Tanner Matthew and Janice Tannin
Shirley T. Tartak Dr. and Mrs. Robert M. Tartell Steven and Sheila Taube Morton I. Teicher Oren Teicher and Alison Greene Rayla G. Temin, in memory of Howard M. Temin Bruce Temkin The Judy and Warren Tenney Foundation Aaron and Ziva Tomares Jay and Joan Topkis Sidney and Lillian Topol Gary and Evelyn Trachten Lorin and Jill Troderman Jerome and Adele Trupin Mark I. and Robyn H. Tsesarsky Judith Tuller David and Bonita Turner Harry L. Turtledove Michael Tushman and Marjorie Williams Mark Tushnet Shimon and Chana Ullman David Umansky and Penni Morganstein Allan and Jane Unger United Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, PA United Jewish Fund and Council of Greater St. Paul, MN D. Jean Veta and Mary Ann Dutton Jonathan A. Victor Milton and Judith Viorst Visions of Peace with Justice In Israel/Palestine Elizabeth Vorenberg Wagner-Braunsberg Philanthropic Fund Drs. David Wahl and Carol Traut David Waksberg and Ellen Bob Elisha Waldman Martin Wallen Ronald and Marilyn Walter Melvin and Harriet Warshaw Steven Warshaw Gerald J. and Naomi Wasserburg Debra Wasserman Ernest and Jacqueline Weil The Victor Weil Trust Zahava Wein David and Debra Weiner Hadassah R. Weiner Robert H. and Jane L. Weiner
Ruth V. Weiner Stephen Weiner N. Daniel Weinreb Sharon Weintraub Marilyn and Raymond Weisberg Mortimer and Barbara Weisenfeld Charlotte Weiss David Weiss and Nora Gold Mark and Joan Weiss Richard and Barbara Weiss Jeff Weissglass and Jeannie Affelder Henny Wenkart Richard and Beatrice Wernick Westchester Reform Temple, NY Carol and Bradford White Lois Whitman Louise W. Wiener Phyllis Wiener and Shayna Berkowitz Jonathan and Judith Wilkenfeld Susan P. Willens Ann F. Wimpfheimer Mordechai and Barbara Winter Iris Witkowsky Stephen and Rachel Wizner Beverly Wolfe Susan and Robert Wolfe Ann and Arnold Wolff Robert and Joan Wolff Carl Woolf Dr. Margrit Rustow Wreschner Aharon Yaari Lawrence Yanover and Fran Cohen Peter and Gail Bates Yessne Josephus Youngerman and Ronnie Scharfman Bobette Zacharias Bernard and Ann Zelechow Zephyr Real Estate Jonathan D. Zimet Mr. Arthur B. Zimmerman Margot and Paul Zimmerman Joseph and Denise Ziony Arthur and Charlotte Zitrin Seymour Zoger
Unspecified Kay Berkson and Sidney Hollander Linda Boonshoft Henry and Norma Eigles Hannah L. Kranzberg
board of directors & regional councils NEW ISRAEL FUND BOARD OF DIRECTORS AS OF JULY 1, 2005
Peter Edelman President Washington, DC Israela Goldblum Vice President, Israel Tel Aviv Joan Shapiro Vice President, North America Chicago Franklin Fisher Treasurer Cambridge, MA Jonathan Lopatin Secretary New Rochelle, NY
Stephen Gunther Santa Monica, CA Shlomo Gur Jerusalem Michael Hirschhorn New York Nadera Shalhoub Keverkian Jerusalem Susan Liss Chevy Chase, MD Yanki Margalit Tel Aviv Cindy Miller New York Gerry Sarnat Portola Valley, CA Uri Scharf Jerusalem Peter Shapiro South Orange, NJ
FOUNDERS Jonathan J. Cohen Eleanor F. Friedman
Dr. Isser Dubinsky President
Lady Gilbert Lady Jakobovits Stuart Levy Rabbi Julia Neuberger Martin Paisner John Porter Michael Sacher Ruth Sandelson
Debra Grobstein Campbell, Past President
BOARD OF DIRECTORS NIF CANADA
Abigail Slater Secretary-Treasurer Harold Heft Sy Landau Ken Rubin Renee Simmons
BOARD OF DIRECTORS NIF GREAT BRITAIN Mark Goldberg, Chair David Altschuler David Goldberg Martine Halban June Jacobs Oliver Mishcon
Alan D. Solomont Weston, MA
Muhammad Amara Zalafa Village, Israel
Mary Ann Stein Washington, DC
Yossi Beinart New York
Ofra Zeidman Tel Aviv
Jonathan J. Cohen Lincoln, MA
Neta Ziv Ramat Hasharon
Gerald Cromer Jerusalem
Larry Garber Executive Director
Mark Goldberg Glasgow, Scotland
Eliezer Ya’ari Executive Director Israel
William Frankel Lady Berlin Lord Lester of Herne Hill Q.C. Lord Moser Lord Stone of Blackheath
Philippe Lévy, Chair Martin Dreyfus Peter Dreyfus Roger Dreyfus Beat Eisner Phyllis Günzburger David Jacobs Marlis Jacobs Peter Liatowitsch Pierre Loeb Tascha Loeb Tamar Merlin Daniel Pewsner
SAN FRANCISCO REGIONAL BOARD
NEW YORK REGIONAL BOARD
Gary Sokol, President
Bryna Linett, Chair
Steve Abel Mimi Arfin Rabbi Alan Berg Dr. David Biale Pamela Burdman Sandra Coliver Dr. Sandra R. Curtis Leah Frei Jonathan Fuchs Dr. Linda Gallanter Sanford Gallanter Nancy Goldberg Leslie Kane Asher Kotz Hannah Kranzberg George Krevsky Martin Lowenstein Dr. Raquel H. Newman Justice Stuart Pollak David Rosenhan Lela Sarnat Rita Semel Gary Sokol Bonnie Tenenbaum Dr. Steven Tulkin Dr. Paul Wachter Marilyn Weisberg Diane Jordan Wexler Marjorie Wolf Susan Wolfe
Rachelle Abrahami Steven Abrahams Oz Benamram Shelley Fischel Janet Heetner Michael Hirschhorn Rabbi Richard J. Jacobs Leslie Kimerling Jonathan Lopatin Rabbi Richard Marker Rabbi Roly Matalon Aliza Mazor Cindy L. Miller Irwin Rosenblum Frederick P. Schaffer Peter Shapiro Peter Silverman Abbe Steinglass Carole Zabar ATLANTA REGIONAL COUNCIL Peter Cohen Steven Cooper Lois Frank Charles Miller David Minkin Glenda Minkin Carol Nemo Shai Robkin
NEW ISRAEL FUND
international council Yehudah Cohn New York
Lily Galili Jerusalem
Audrey Irmas Los Angeles
Jan Liff Nashville, TN
Stuart Pollak San Francisco
Rachel Cowan New York
Itzhak Galnoor Jerusalem
Haim Izraeli Tel Aviv
Robert Lifton Chicago
Yuval Rabin Rockville, MD
Jerome Davidson Great Neck, NY
Ruth Gavison Jerusalem
June Jacobs London
Bryna Linett South Orange, NJ
Paula Rackoff New York, NY
Avner De-Shalit Jerusalem
Judy Gelman Washington, DC
Richard Jacobs Scarsdale, NY
Martin Lowenstein Burlingame, CA
Frances Raday Jerusalem
Reuven Dori Tarzana, CA
Benny Gidron Beer Sheva, Israel
Judy Karp Jerusalem
Ellen Malcolm Washington, DC
Irwin Rosenblum Princeton, NJ
Nancy Schwartz Sternoff New York
Dr. Isser Dubinsky Toronto, Canada
David Goldberg Glasgow, Scotland
Yadin Kaufman Ra’anana, Israel
Theodore Mann Philadelphia, PA
Noreen Sablotsky Miami, FL
Simone Susskind Brussels, Belgium
Sara Ehrman Washington, DC
Bruce Goldberger New York
Leslie Kimerling New York
Edna Margalit Jerusalem
Moshe Safdie Cambridge, MA
Fred Tauber Boston
Rami Entin Tel Aviv
Phyllis Goldman Scarsdale, NY
Ingrid Tauber San Francisco
Sally Gottesman New York
J. Rolando “Roly” Matalon New York
Bettylu Saltzman Chicago
Nabila Espanioly Nazareth, Israel
Sara Klein Jonathan Klein Rosemont, PA
Bonnie Tenenbaum Portola Valley, CA
Barbara S. Green Washington, DC
Sami Michael Haifa, Israel
David Saperstein Washington, DC
Uzi Even Tel Aviv
Linda Klein Washington, DC
Gordon Tucker White Plains, NY
Sidra Ezrahi Durham, NC
Liz Greenstein New York
Robert Mnookin Cambridge, MA
Lela Sarnat Portola Valley, CA
Mordechai “Morale” Bar-On Jerusalem
Mordechai Kremnitzer Jerusalem
Harriet Schley Chestnut Hill, MA
David Umansky New York
Oz Benamram New York
Leonard “Leibel” Fein Boston, MA
Carole Segal Chicago
Frank Vogl Washington, DC
Eyal Benvenisti Tel Aviv
Shelley Fischel Scarsdale, NY
Dan Segal Philadelphia, PA
Al Vorspan New York
Mindy Berman Newton, MA
Lois Frank Atlanta, GA
Arthur Waldstein Boston
Les Bronstein White Plains, NY
William Frankel Washington, DC
Amnon Sella Mevasseret Zion, Israel
Debby Bussel Miami, FL
Dayle Friedman Philadelphia, PA
Naomi Chazan Jerusalem
Jonathan Fuchs San Francisco
Alan Cohen New York
Aviva Futorian Chicago
AS OF JULY 1, 2005
Martin Indyk, Chair Washington, DC Yoram Peri, Vice Chair Tel Aviv Michel Abitbol Jerusalem Rachelle Abrahami New York Ismail Abu Saad Beer Sheva, Israel Karen Adler New York Elah Alkalay Tel Aviv Arieh Arnon Jerusalem Joshua Bar-Lev Berkeley, CA
Lois Gunther Richard Gunther Los Angeles Tova Halbertal Jerusalem Yisca Harani Ramat Aviv, Israel Shlomo Hasson Jerusalem Gilad Harish Tel Aviv Shira Herzog Toronto, Canada Nehama Hillman Jerusalem
Luis Lainer Los Angeles Betsy Landis Donald Landis White Plains, NY Terry Lenzner Washington, DC Shelley Levine Upper Montclair, NJ Philippe Lévy Bern, Switzerland Geoffrey Lewis Waban, MA David Libai Tel Aviv Judith Lichtman Washington, DC
2004 ANNUAL REPORT
Harriet MouchlyWeiss New York Louis Newman St, Paul, MN Raquel H. Newman San Francisco Bonnie Orlin Cambridge, MA Ruth Ottolenghi Nataf, Israel Aaron Panken Scarsdale, NY Kathleen Peratis New York Gabbi Peretz Cochav Yair, Israel
Alice Shalvi Jerusalem
Yonatan Shimshoni Ramat Hasharon, Israel Joel Siegel Mevasseret Zion, Israel Jane Silverman Princeton, NJ
Michael Walzer Princeton, NJ
Shimon Shamir Tel Aviv
Sharona Izraeli Watemberg Thornhill, Canada
Aliza Shenhar Emek Izrael, Israel
Butch Weaver Boulder, CO
Ruth Sheshinski Jerusalem
Vincent Worms San Francisco
Varda Shiffer Jerusalem
Dina Zisserman Jerusalem
how you can support NIF Your contribution to the New Israel Fund is more than just a donation; with it, you are joining an international partnership working to strengthen democracy and promote equality and social justice in Israel. No other organization offers those who believe in a democratic future for Israel a better opportunity to build that future. There are many ways you can support NIF: ANNUAL GIFTS General Support The New Israel Fund encourages unrestricted general support gifts. Such gifts provide NIF with the flexibility to direct the funds where they are most urgently needed. Area Designated Giving An area-designated gift enables you to specify the issue area you wish to support, such as safeguarding civil and human rights, bridging social and economic gaps and fostering tolerance and religious pluralism.
ENDOWMENT GIFTS An endowed fund can be established with a gift of $50,000 or more and will continue in perpetuity. The principal remains untouched while the revenue generated is used for the purpose recommended by the donor. Endowment gifts offer the opportunity to have your name, or the name of a loved one you wish to honor or memorialize, permanently associated with the New Israel Fund and its work. PLANNED GIFTS Planned giving support can be provided by designating NIF the beneficiary of your will, life insurance policy or retirement plan, or by making a gift that provides you with income.
You can make a gift to NIF in one or more of the following ways: ◆
Cash or check
Grant Fulfillment Specifying your gift for grant fulfillment helps NIF meet its commitment to an organization that has been designated a priority for funding support.
Appreciated securities (stocks, bonds and mutual fund shares)
State of Israel bonds
Gifts matched by your employer
Donor-Advised Giving NIF accepts gifts for organizations that have been approved as donor-advised grantees. You may advise NIF to allocate your gift to one or more of these organizations.
Gifts through an existing philanthropic or community fund
Life insurance (whole life, universal life or term insurance)
Transferring real estate and tangible property
Naming NIF as beneficiary of a retirement plan
Naming NIF as beneficiary of a will or codicil
Establishing a trust (charitable remainder trust, charitable lead trust or living trust)
Establishing a charitable gift annuity
In addition, the New Israel Fund in Great Britain and the N.I.F. Canadian Charitable Trust raise monies for specific projects in Israel in accordance with the charitable law in their respective countries. The categories of tax efficient donations which may be used by residents of Great Britain and Canada may be different from those referred to above. Please see back cover for addresses and phone numbers of these and our Swiss offices. For more information about making a gift to the New Israel Fund, call (202) 513-7839, email email@example.com or visit www.nif.org. Or send your donation to: P.O. Box 91588 Washington, DC 20090-1588 If you live in Israel and would like to make a gift, call (02) 672-3095 or visit www.nif.org.il.
UNITED STATES Washington, DC New Israel Fund 1101 14th Street NW Sixth Floor Washington, DC 20005 (202) 842-0900 (202) 842-0991 fax firstname.lastname@example.org Donations to: P.O. Box 91588 Washington, DC 20090-1588 New York New Israel Fund 330 Seventh Ave., 11th Floor New York, NY 10001-5010 (212) 613-4400 (212) 714-2153 fax email@example.com Boston New Israel Fund 1150 Walnut Street, 2nd Floor Newton, MA 02461 (617) 641-9671 (617) 641-9967 fax firstname.lastname@example.org
San Francisco New Israel Fund 785 Market Street 14th Floor San Francisco, CA 94103 (415) 543-5055 (415) 543-6066 fax email@example.com Florida New Israel Fund 1400 NW 107th Avenue Miami, FL 33172 (305) 392-4021 (305) 392-4004 fax firstname.lastname@example.org Chicago New Israel Fund P.O. Box 1127 Highland Park, IL 60035 (847) 681-2103 (925) 888-2416 fax email@example.com
ISRAEL Jerusalem New Israel Fund P.O. Box 53410 Jerusalem 91534 Israel 972-2-672-3095 972-2-672-3099 fax firstname.lastname@example.org www.nif.org.il S HATIL Jerusalem P.O. Box 53395 Jerusalem 91533 Israel 972-2-672-3597 972-2-673-5149 fax email@example.com S HATIL Haifa P.O. Box 9195 Haifa 33411 Israel 972-4-852-1750 972-4-852-1785 fax firstname.lastname@example.org
S HATIL Be’er Sheva P.O. Box 5045 Be’er Sheva 84150 Israel 972-8-628-2008 972-8-627-4836 fax email@example.com
INTERNATIONAL OFFICES Canada New Israel Fund of Canada 801 Eglinton Avenue West Suite 401 Toronto, Ontario M5N 1E3 Canada (416) 781-4322 (416) 781-7443 fax firstname.lastname@example.org Great Britain New Israel Fund Great Britain 26 Enford Street London W1H2DD Great Britain 44-207-724-2266 44-207-724-2299 fax email@example.com
Switzerland Neuer Israel Fonds Schweiz Postfach 425 CH-4010 Basel Switzerland 41-61-272-1455 41-61-272-3807 fax firstname.lastname@example.org www.nif.ch
2004 Annual Report