New Israel Fund 2005 Annual Report

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Dear Friends: Israeli democracy survived an important and even perilous test in 2005. The decision by Prime Minister Sharon to disengage from Gaza and the northern West Bank raised fears of civil war and of threats to the rule of law. Instead, the disengagement, which was supported by the vast majority of Israelis, proceeded quickly and with minimal violence. There are continuing problems and concerns, to be sure, but we at the New Israel Fund mark 2005 as another year in which our leadership helped to strengthen Israeli democracy. In this year’s Annual Report, we highlight our successes and describe how we contributed to the constructive way in which the disengagement was carried out. Over the months preceding the withdrawal, NIF provided critical grants to organizations advocating moderation, and supported the work of two psychologists who trained front-line police and IDF troops in how to avoid escalation in their interactions with the settlers. In other ways, too, our leadership was recognized on the public stage. In December, the United Nations Department of Public Information granted Shatil special status, accorded to non-governmental organizations advancing issues of interest to the UN and following the spirit of the UN Charter. Our “New Voice in the Stadium” program, created to call attention to racist invective at Israel’s popular soccer venues, attracted nationwide attention and served as a springboard for Knesset legislation forbidding hate speech.

And, as 2006 began, the first-ever Israeli television program about civil society and activism, “Against All Odds,” began airing on Israel’s Channel 2. Conceived by NIF’s Israeli staff and featuring a series of activists from the NIF family, the series is garnering extraordinary ratings and placing NIF leadership in the media and public spotlight. Of course, we and our grantees continued our important work in the trenches. With several important High Court and Justice Ministry decisions adding to the momentum, the struggle for civil rights for Israel’s minorities is progressing. With the increasing poverty rate and the fallout from slashes in the social safety net, we funded and trained numerous community groups fighting for economic equity and social justice. And with Knesset legislation on civil marriage at a standstill, our religious pluralism grantees found new ways to bring this issue to public attention. Without you, of course, we would have accomplished none of this. As Israel readies itself for momentous decisions in the wake of the March 2006 election results, the New Israel Fund and civil society will have a great deal to say in the struggle for a society that is open to responsible and moral voices. Looking ahead to an Israel that is seriously contemplating a pullback from the West Bank, and to a resurgence of interest in socio-economic issues, we know that our tasks remain huge. With your continued support, the Israel that we know to be possible will soon emerge. Sincerely,

Rachel Liel, our beloved Shatil director, was recognized by Globes magazine — Israel’s equivalent of Fortune or Forbes — as one of Israel’s 50 Most Influential Women.

Larry Garber

Peter Edelman

Eliezer Yaari

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Overview New Israel Fund


The New Israel Fund (NIF) works to strengthen Israel’s democracy and to promote freedom, justice and equality for all Israel’s citizens. For 27 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 guaranteed 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, its Empowerment and Training Center for Social Change Organizations. NIF founded Shatil in 1982 to complement its grantmaking and provide 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 financial and technical support to help hundreds of national and community-based organizations grow. 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, promoting tolerance and religious pluralism and protecting Israel’s environment. Since its founding in 1979, NIF has granted more than $200 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 a variety of other organizations. Meanwhile, the New Israel Fund constantly invests in new organizations and takes on new challenges.


Today, through Shatil, NIF plays a catalytic role in creating a professional nonprofit sector that addresses critical challenges ranging from community organizing in low-income neighborhoods to improving educational opportunities for Israel’s underprivileged groups. Over the last 23 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, Beer Sheva, Lod and a new satellite office in Baqa Algharbiya, serving nearly 800 organizations. Shatil has gained international respect for its innovative work and, in 2005, the United Nations Department of Public Information granted Shatil special status. Shatil’s work today brings together organizations in large coalitions to accomplish what no single group can achieve on its own. It also carries out special projects to foster citizen action on issues and among population groups neglected by other institutions. In 2005, Shatil was a leading advocate for social justice issues 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.

“In effect, there is hardly any significant

socially oriented organization Today in Israel That Does not owe its existence to the NIF.” — Ha’aretz, January 6, 2006

The following sections provide more detailed information on NIF’s work 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

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Accomplishments 2005 In 2005, the New Israel Fund took a more visible role in Israeli public life. As the date for disengagement from Gaza and the northern West Bank approached, the violent opposition by some anti-disengagement activists threatened a policy adopted by Israel’s democratically elected government. NIF worked to bring together left and right, religious and secular to understand the threat to democracy. In the end, the disengagement passed relatively peacefully and was as notable for what didn’t happen as for what did. Last year brought a continuation of many of 2004’s economic trends, as Israel continued to cut support for its most vulnerable citizens. NIF responded by breaking ground in new fields by monitoring the country’s version of the Wisconsin “workfare” Plan; expanding our capabilities in assisting people with disabilities; continuing our support for environmental justice; and awarding grants to new organizations that promote dialogue and coexistence.

Security Fence In a historic decision, the Supreme Court ordered the state to dismantle 13 kilometers of the Security Fence near the settlement of Alfei Menashe because it violated Palestinian human rights by creating an enclave cut off from the rest of the West Bank. The Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) brought the petition on behalf of residents of the affected Palestinian villages; Bimkom: Planners for Planning Rights prepared an expert opinion. “Jews Only” Land Sale Offers Barred Attorney General Meni Mazuz instructed the Israel Lands Administration (ILA) that it must no longer issue “Jews only” land sale offers. Mazuz’s instruction followed a


petition to the Supreme Court by ACRI, Adalah and the Arab Center for Alternative Planning challenging the ILA’s land sales policies as discriminatory. Reform and Conservative Conversions Recognized The Supreme Court recognized Reform and Conservative conversions in Israel, although Israeli converts will still have to travel abroad to a recognized Jewish community for a formal conversion ceremony. The Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC) of the Movement for Progressive Judaism in Israel (Reform) brought the petition on behalf of 14 Reform and Conservative converts. Gay and Lesbian Rights Attorney General Meni Mazuz ruled that same-sex partners are entitled

to receive widow/widower benefits from the government’s National Insurance Institute; ACRI supported the petition. The Supreme Court overturned a 1997 lower court decision and ruled that a lesbian couple can adopt each other’s children. New Family: Organization for Family Rights supported the couple’s petition. Another Bedouin Village Recognized The government granted recognition to the Negev Bedouin village of Umm Batin, making it the fifth of the eight villages in the Abu Basma region to have been recognized. First-Ever Appointment Dr. Faisal Azaizah, a founding member of Sikkuy, the Association for the Advancement of Civil Equality in Israel, became the first Arab Israeli to serve on the Revivi Commission, which investigates and confirms senior appointments to the civil service and governmentowned companies. Property Expropriation Stopped Attorney General Mazuz ordered the government to stop expropriating property from absentee Arab owners in East Jerusalem after ACRI rallied opposition to the move. Accessibility The Knesset unanimously approved the Accessibility Chapter of the Equal Rights for People with Disabilities Law, which was formulated by Bizchut: Center for Human Rights for Persons with Disabilities, making Israel one of the world’s most accessible countries. Minimum Wage Rights A number of NIF grantees, including ACRI, Israel Women’s Network (IWN), Kav LaOved: Workers’ Hotline and Mehuyavut: Commitment

to Peace and a Just Society, supported a new amendment to Israel’s minimum wage law compelling employers to post details about the law’s requirements in Hebrew, English, Arabic and Russian. And the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor agreed to publish a list of at least 500 companies violating the law after Kav LaOved petitioned the Jerusalem Administrative Court under Israel’s Freedom of Information Act.

order applies to children over 10 who were born in Israel and have known no other home.

ment town. Local residents are helping to plan the project, which will be funded by the municipality.

Ethiopian-Born Israeli Wins Compensation Tebeka — Center for Legal Aid and Advocacy For Ethiopian Jews in Israel won $25,000 in damages for an Ethiopian-born woman in Arad who was fired from her job at a falafel stand after a kashrut supervisor questioned her Judaism.

First Female Non-Orthodox Rabbi Petitions for Recognition Rabbi Miri Gold of the Birkat Shalom congregation in Gezer has petitioned Israel’s Supreme Court to be recognized as a state-paid official. She submitted her petition with IRAC and the Gezer Regional Council.

Racist Soccer Chants Outlawed The Knesset passed a law allowing Israel’s courts to sentence soccer fans for up to one year in prison for racist chants at games. NIF’s New Voice in the Stadium launched the campaign that inspired the legislation and was consulted during the law’s formulation. Arrests and convictions have now become routine.

Anti-Trafficking Media Campaign Wins Television, radio and Internet ads that were part of a public awareness campaign sponsored by the Shatilcoordinated Coalition Against Trafficking in Women won a number of Golden Cacti awards, the most prestigious prize of Israel’s public relations and advertising industry.

Fair Hearings for Single Mothers Itach — Women Lawyers for Social Justice negotiated the right for single mothers to challenge termination of their benefits by the National Insurance Institute.

Haifa’s Coastline Preserved The National Planning and Building Council threw out an ambitious plan to develop southern Haifa’s coastline. The Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel, which is funded by the Green Environment Fund, coordinated opposition to the plan.

Education Benefits for Single Parents Yedid, the Association for Community Empowerment persuaded the Finance Ministry to subsidize unemployment benefits for single parents who want to take college courses.

Sexual Abuse Victims The Knesset approved a new law enabling minors who have been sexually abused to sue for up to 10 years after they reach the age of 18; the Association of Rape Crisis Centers in Israel (ARCCI) was key to the law’s introduction. ARCCI also launched a new web site for sexual violence victims in Hebrew, Arabic, Russian and English. Deportation of Foreign Workers’ Children The Hotline for Migrant Workers successfully petitioned the Supreme Court to bar the State from deporting the children of the families of llegal foreign workers who have applied for permanent residency. The

Housing for Beer Sheva Families The Housing Ministry found public housing for 90 homeless families in Beer Sheva after they demonstrated for weeks, assisted by The Movement for Dignified Living. Ethiopian Women Sister for Women in Israel initiated its first employment creation program for Ethiopian women in the Negev development town of Kiryat Gat.

Funds for Pluralistic Jewish Education The government budget, which was passed by the Knesset at the end of March, included $14 million for pluralistic Jewish activities thanks to Panim and the Movement for Progressive Judaism in Israel (Reform). Chemical Waste Dumping The Shatil-coordinated Coalition for Public Health organized a successful campaign to stop a waste disposal site at Tivon from treating waste sent by Haifa Chemicals, which was in violation of environmental statutes. Against All Odds Against All Odds, an innovative 12part weekly talk show about Israel’s social change leaders initiated and produced by NIF, began its run on Channel Two. The program drew ratings surpassed only by the most popular reality and game shows.

Kiryat Gat Open Spaces Yedid: The Association for Community Empowerment and the Israel Union for Environmental Defense collaborated on a plan for public parks in Kiryat Gat, a Negev develop-

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CIVIl and HUMAN RIGHTS NIF works to ensure the broad enforcement of laws, policies and procedures that promote equality and justice in Israel. During recent years, there has been a quiet revolution in disabilities rights. Once, Israelis with disabilities were mostly invisible, with nothing resembling the political organization of the U.S. disability community. But, in 1998, the Knesset approved Israel’s equivalent of the Americans With Disabilities Act and, in 2002, the Association for the Struggle for the Disabled, with NIF’s backing, waged a successful 77-day strike to win an increased national budget for people with disabilities. One NIF grantee has led the fight to ensure that Israelis with disabilities are equal, valued members of society.

In March 2005, the Knesset unanimously approved what Haaretz called “one of the most sweeping laws in the history of the State.” The Accessibility Chapter of the Equal Rights for People with Disabilities Law mandates that all public places and services must be accessible to people with physical, sensory, emotional and developmental disabilities. “This was a huge breakthrough,” said Sylvia Tessler-Lozowick, Executive Director of NIF grantee Bizchut: Center for Human Rights for Persons with Disabilities, which formulated the law. “It will turn Israel into one of the world’s most accessible countries for the disabled and transform the lives of between 600,000 and 750,000 Israelis who suffer from disabilities.”


“We are not asking for favors; we are simply asking for our rights,” said Oren Ganor, 28, an advertising copywriter and activist with Bizchut who has a degenerative eye disease. “When I travel, it’s a nightmare. I have to wait at a bus stop and, when the bus comes, ask someone the route number. The bus could have a recording announcing the stops and route numbers. Under the new law, the bus company will be required to install this.” Bizchut, the only organization to represent Israelis with any kind of disability, is now working with the Knesset’s Social Welfare Committee to determine the regulations to implement the law. Estimates are that it will take 14 years to fully fund and implement the law, which requires all government offices,

businesses, schools, theaters, new private residential buildings, sidewalks and parks to be accessible; prohibits discrimination in insurance; and imposes sanctions of up to NIS 50,000 for civil claims, including class action suits. Late last year, the Knesset passed another new law that protects the rights of Israelis with disabilities who are questioned by the police or appear in court. The Law for Adapting Investigative and Witness Proceedings for People with Emotional and Developmental Disabilities also was initiated and formulated by Bizchut. It is particularly important because the number of sexual assaults on Israelis with disabilities is growing — more than 50 percent of sexual assaults in Israel involve disabled individuals ­— and it has been impossible to achieve a conviction in court without the victim receiving special assistance to testify. Bizchut’s Access to Justice Project, which successfully achieved the passage of the legislation, also inspired the United Nations to add an article about access to justice in its new International Disability Rights Convention. The Access to Justice Project has trained Israel’s police and courts to assist persons with disabilities who have been victims of crimes, so they can be properly heard. In another success last year, when Alia Abu al-Khof, a 21-year-old student from the Galilee village of Dir Hana with cerebral palsy, was denied admission to Tel Hai College in northern Israel because the college was inaccessible to people with severe physical disabilities, Bizchut led a national chorus of protest and threatened litigation, which inspired

the college to reverse its decision. “This was outright discrimination,” insisted Sylvia Tessler-Lozowick. “The college was violating its legal obligation to make its facilities fully accessible.” Perhaps Bizchut activist Oren Ganor put it best. “For people like me, the law has opened up new horizons,” he said, “which will improve the quality of our lives beyond recognition.” “One of the greatest thrills I’ve had is getting on a bus with a low entrance and ramp for the disabled,” says Mandy Leighton (right), a member of the Bizchut Executive Board. “I have the personal satisfaction of knowing I’ve played an important role in making this possible for all disabled people.”

Programs Active Citizenship Education — $106,000 / A large proportion of Israel’s population comes from cultures with no democratic tradition. This program, in partnership with the Israel Venture Network and in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, supports the development of a core curriculum for grades 1-12 that integrates civics learning with the actual experience of civic engagement. A pilot project in Sderot combines teacher training, ongoing coaching and development of teaching materials. Students develop and carry out school and community service projects based on their study of social responsibility, civil rights, respect for the land, tolerance and other democratic values. Initiative to Promote the Rights of Arab Citizens of Israel — $300,000 / Begun as a response to the violence of the second Intifada in 2000, this program strengthens domestic harmony by advancing 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. The current year is the last year of the initiative; NIF will then evaluate the program as the basis for upcoming programs that deal with the challenges facing Israel’s Arab citizens. Israel-U.S. Civil Liberties Law Program — $187,000 / A two-year training program, which includes a year of studies at the American University’s Washington College of Law, internships with leading U.S. civil and human rights organizations and a year working with an NIF grantee in Israel. The alumni of this program form the cornerstone of Israel’s public interest bar, regularly breaking new ground on a wide range of issues, including the rights of Arab citizens, disability law, citizenship rights, children’s rights, rights of the elderly, religious freedom, the environment and individual rights.

New Voice in the Stadium Campaign Against Racism in Soccer — $20,000 Based on the belief that the racist behavior of Israeli soccer fans towards Black and Arab players reflects attitudes throughout society, this program trains volunteers who monitor league games and issues a weekly index of racist incidents, which is featured regularly in the Israeli media. In a new phase of the campaign, NIF and the Israel Professional Footballer’s Association are training the country’s star players to take a leadership role in combating racism. Separation Fence Program — $185,000 NIF believes that Israel’s right to security must be balanced with the human rights of Israelis and Palestinians living on either side of the Security Fence. NIF set up a special fund to reinforce the work of human and civil rights, planning organizations and Jewish-Arab community groups that protect the rights of residents whose lives are disrupted by the route of the Fence. In 2005, eight grants were made to organizations to support their legal work, assess and report on the impact of the Fence on the lives of Palestinians and foster support for their rights.

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CIVIl and HUMAN RIGHTS A carnival in Haifa’s Shuk neighborhood celebrated the completion of a series of theater classes for teens organized by SHATIL and a local group.

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 — $330,000 / 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.

SHATIL Projects Initiative to Promote the Rights of Arab Citizens of Israel — $850,000 This SHATIL-led initiative combats discriminatory policies, laws and regulations and reduces inequality in the provision of basic services to Arab Israelis, including those living in mixed Jewish/Arab cities. The project promotes dialogue between Arabs and Jews and develops leadership opportunities for Israel’s most marginalized groups. Specific emphases include empowerment programs for Bedouin women, leadership and extracurricular activities for Bedouin youth and educational rights and opportunities for Arab Israelis in the country’s north and south. Mixed Cities — $300,000 / 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 parity with their Jewish neighbors in housing, educational services and infrastructure. The project also raises 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. It 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 — $72,444 / Litigation and advocacy efforts by and for Arab citizens of Israel to ensure the rights of this community. Al-Auna: Regional Council for Unrecognized Negev Arab Villages — $120,000 Planning, advocacy and community organizing to promote an equitable solution to land issues on behalf of the Negev Bedouin. Al-Siwar: Arab Feminist Movement in Support of Victims of Sexual Violence — $20,000 / Assistance and outreach to

Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) — $838,700 / Litigation, counseling, monitoring, education and legislative consultation to establish and protect civil and human rights. NIF’s flagship grantee, ACRI is the leading civil rights organization in Israel, working for the rights of minorities, immigrants, gays and lesbians, workers and the elderly, gender equality, freedom of information, expression and religion, due process, and equality in education, health and housing. Association for the Promotion of the Arab Education System in Haifa — $28,000 / Efforts to improve Arab schools in Haifa and develop a model for parental involvement through empowerment, consciousness-raising and advocacy. Association for Wadi El Naim — $20,000 / Improvement in and development of the educational and health services in the Negev Bedouin village Wadi El Naim. Association of Rape Crisis Centers — $62,850 / A joint effort of Israel’s rape crisis centers to reduce the incidence of sexual violence, improve services for survivors of assault and promote legislation to protect the victims of violence. Bizchut: Center for Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities — $171,492 Advocacy for the rights of disabled individuals in areas such as housing, education and employment

Breaking the Silence — $49,479 / A project to raise public awareness of the destructive consequences of serving in the occupied territories by collecting and publishing soldiers’ testimonies, staging public events and advocacy. 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 to advance educational services for Arab citizens of Israel by promoting equitable allocation of educational resources and the development of specific goals and curricula for the Arab school system. The Freedom of Information Association — $30,000 / Support for increased public awareness of the Freedom of Information Law and litigation.

Hotline for Migrant Workers in Israel — $174,840 / 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) — $54,924 / Advocacy, litigation, research, education and training to improve the status of women in Israeli society. Kav LaOved: Workers’ Hotline — $207,386 / Legal and practical assistance to foreign workers and citizens who allege their rights have been violated in the course of employment in Israel. Latet — $20,444 / Publication of the Alternative Poverty Report and related work to educate policy makers on hunger and poverty, and training Latet’s constituency to advocate for their interests on the community level

Law in the Service of the Elderly — $30,000 / Legal activities, advocacy and consciousness-raising to promote the rights and status of the elderly in Israel. Neighbors for Joint Development in the Galilee — $33,000 / Efforts to promote egalitarian land planning in the Galilee that advances Jewish-Arab joint living in the region. South Wing to Zion — $85,000 / Efforts to promote the aliyah and absorption of Jews remaining in Ethiopia. Tebeka – Center for Legal Aid and Advocacy for Ethiopian Jews in Israel — $97,500 / Legal assistance and empowerment activities to advance the rights and entitlements of citizens of Ethiopian origin. Working Group for Equality in Personal Status Issues — $32,000 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.

“If I didn’t think they [Shatil] were the

Best thing Since Sliced Bread, I Wouldn’t Spend two weeks of my vacation Every Year volunteering With Them.” — Mosaica President Emily Gantz McKay

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Social and Economic Justice While Israel’s economy has soared to levels enjoyed by many Western European nations, the gap between rich and poor has grown to become the second-largest of any industrialized nation. The NIF family is in the forefront of advocating for fair income and benefit policies for needy communities. When, in 2005, Israel initiated a draconian new welfare-to-work program based on the so-called Wisconsin Plan, NIF went into action to protect those most at risk.

The two-year pilot program, called MEHALEV, is a work-first model based on cutting welfare expenditures. A for-profit venture run by private companies, the program’s economic model provides incentives for removing the unemployed from benefit rolls, as well as for savings on job support services. The pilot involves 14,000 familiess— Arab citizens, ultra-Orthodox, new immigrants and unemployed veteran Israelis — in Jerusalem, Ashkelon, Hadera and Nazareth. The plan quickly set off alarm bells among social justice activists. MEHALEV uses random criteria to choose participants; the financial incentive structure encourages the providers to move people quickly into low-paying, dead-end jobs because they stand to profit when participants are taken off the welfare rolls; there are harsh sanctions against people who do not agree to work in the jobs offered them, even if their personal circumstances do not permit it; and there are no



performance standards beyond the number of people who stop receiving benefits. “Israel’s is by far the harshest financial model of any country that’s gone welfare-to-work reform so far,” said Gili Rei, director of NIF grantee Commitment for Peace and Social Justice. “Mainly because not only does it privatize services, it also privatizes the authority to sanction participants, and private companies make a profit off those sanctions.” “The program has been defined as a way of having the government spend less money on welfare benefits,” said Barbara Epstein, director of fellow NIF grantee Community Advocacy: Genesis Israel. “But it’s not looking at how people can enter the work world or how people can receive a level of benefits that allows them to live in dignity.” In August 2005, NIF gave an emergency grant to Commitment for Peace and Social Justice and Community Advocacy to monitor

the plan through a project called Wisconsin Watch. They have received hundreds of complaints from program participants. Another NIF grantee, Laborer’s Voice, has seen scores of participants simply drop out of the program, for reasons such as being unable to make arrangements for their children, and lose their social security payments as a result. Thanks to pressure from Wisconsin Watch, NIF and other NIF grantees, the Knesset established a new joint subcommittee of the Finance and Welfare committees to oversee MEHALEV. The subcommittee has already begun to look at the kinds of jobs participants are being assigned; the problems of part-time workers; protections for participants’ rights; and ways of familiarizing participants with appeals procedures. Wisconsin Watch has also brought the program’s problems to the attention of Israel’s State Comptroller, who has begun an investigation. And in Ashkelon, a special municipal committee is examining the program based on complaints from Ma’aneh Enoshi, an ad hoc local group assisted intensively by SHATIL. NIF and SHATIL also invited Mark Greenberg, director of policy at the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) in Washington, DC, and a leading U.S. expert on welfare and job programs, to Israel in early 2006 to assess the Wisconsin Plan. During his week in Israel, Greenberg met with senior government officials, Knesset members and the media. At a meeting at NIF’s Jerusalem office, program participants and grassroots activists who are monitoring the Wisconsin Plan briefed Greenberg.

Greenberg was not surprised by what he heard. “I think Israel needs a program that sets out to help the unemployed acquire the real skills needed for the job market and takes into account the basic requirements of child care and transportation,” he observed. “In the U.S. these projects have usually been directed towards single mothers but in Israel, besides single mothers, you also have the Arab minority, Russian-speaking immigrants and Ethiopian immigrants whose language requirements must be taken into account.” “The American experience has shown there is no silver bullet solution to the problem of welfare and unemployment,” adds Commitment’s Gili Rei. “We cannot assume that a reform that is based on workfirst philosophies and that gives so much power to private corporations is the solution to the responsibility

Programs State Budget Allocations Program — $50,000 / This NIF/SHATIL pilot project aims to create clear, equitable criteria for the distribution of government 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 nonprofit organizations how to apply for government funding. Israel Social Entrepreneurship Program — $30,000 / NIF partnered with the Israel Venture Network in 2004 to support fellowships for social entrepreneurs. In 2005, four new fellows were selected in the fields of employment for the ultra-Orthodox; urban planning geared towards building community; recruiting high-quality teachers for the periphery; and cooperative agricultural farming for Arab families in the Galilee.

of the state toward its citizens. And I say this after the tragedy of Katrina, where we saw what can happen when a government forgets its responsibilities to its most vulnerable populations.”

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. NCF/NIF’s Women’s Initiative — $375,000 / A new partnership with the Nathan Cummings Foundation launched in 2005, seeks to strengthen and support the role of women as agents of change in Israeli society. Priority populations include Arab and Orthodox women.

Demonstrators gather in front of Ashkelon City Hall to protest the Wisconsin “workfare” plan in their city.

Through the program, grants are made to select women’s organizations and others advancing their rights. Dafna Izraeli Fund — $88,000 / This fund supports programs that promote women’s leadership and the mainstreaming of feminist values in key areas of social change. Yaffa London-Yaari Scholarship Fund — $7,200 / This program funds an annual scholarship for an Israeli woman who develops a program that has a positive impact on women and communities.

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.

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Social and Economic Justice • Multicultural Course ­— $95,000 Skills training for activists from the Arab, Russian, Ethiopian and Mizrahi communities in multiculturalism and education. • Community Organizing — $138,000 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 for their ongoing needs. • Single Parents Forum — $30,000 Training for 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 give women 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 / Internships for Israeli students with nonprofits, which provides crucial human resources to social change organizations while giving the students first-hand experience in the public interest community. The participants also participate in SHATIL enrichment and skill-building sessions, thus cultivating a strong cadre of leaders for Israel’s civil sector.



Social and Economic Justice Initiative — $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. This year has seen a new focus on economic empowerment and small business initiatives.

Al-Zahraa: Organization for Women — $32,000 / Educational activities and community programs for women in the city of Saknin and the surrounding area.

Assistance to Ethiopian Immigrants Project — $220,000 / This project cultivates national and local Ethiopian groups, 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.

Association for Arab Youth — $25,000 / Activities to promote social involvement and democratic values among young Arab Israelis.

Assistance to Russian Immigrant Organizations — $170,000 / 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. An important focus is youth at risk.

GRANTS Because of space limitations, the following list is limited to general support grants of $20,000 or more. Absorption of Immigrants from the Caucasus Region — $32,000 / Support for an educational model aimed at advancing immigrant children from the Caucasus in the formal educational system, and to advocate for its implementation by the State. Adva Center — $283,500 / Policy analysis, advocacy and public education on issues of inequality among various population groups. Al-Ahali Center for Community Development — $30,000 / Community organizing and educational activities that promote civic participation by Arab citizens.

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 Acre.

Association for Community Development (Acre) — $27,000 / Communitybased aid and community organizing among disadvantaged populations in Acre. Association of Bedouin Women to Promote Education — $115,500 / Efforts to promote education among Bedouin women in the Negev by encouraging the community’s support for high school and university enrichment programs using mentoring and scholarships. Association of Social and Economic Studies — $32,500 / Development of alternative economic policy options through assessment of governmental approaches to inequality, unemployment, pension plans, poverty and welfare; publications; and seminars and workshops. Association to Support Arab Minors — $24,000 / Consciousness-raising and advocacy aimed at equalizing the rights of Arab youth to those of Jewish youth. Bimkom: Planners for Planning Rights — $340,100 / Professional assistance in the development of alternative urban plans that take into account the interests of low-income populations. 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 — $98,000 / Community-based legal and practical aid and community organizing in disadvantaged neighborhoods in Jerusalem and Beer Sheva.

Immigrants for Successful Absorption in the Negev — $30,000 / Advocacy in the Negev for public housing policies and other social rights for new immigrants.

New Discourse: The Democratic Mizrahi Rainbow — $58,000 / Advocacy for social rights, including housing and educational opportunities, for disadvantaged populations.

Duroob — $45,000 / Education and training programs to promote democratic leadership in Israel’s Arab community.

Israeli Association for Distributive Justice — $30,000 / Promotion of equitable resource distribution by monitoring governmental activities, advocacy aimed at decision-makers and legal petitions.

One Plus One: Association of Immigrant Youth — $36,000 / Leadership programs for young immigrants from the former Soviet Union.

Economic Empowerment for Women — $101,083 / A micro-enterprise loan program that educates and trains women from disadvantaged populations to start their own businesses. 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 — $209,664 / Training enabling Ethiopians to serve as the liaison between their families and the school system, and as advocates for appropriate educational services for their 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 — $119,833 / A model academic junior high and high school for youth from disadvantaged neighborhoods that can be replicated around the country. Friendship and Cooperation — $35,000 / Activities to involve immigrants in parent committees within the Israeli educational system. Hiwar for Alternative Democratic Education — $40,000 / 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 to ensure Arab citizens’ participation in and use of mass media as a tool to promote social equality.

Israeli Association for Immigrant Children (IAIC) — $71,000 / Advocacy to decrease the school drop-out rate of immigrant students and promote their integration into society. Itach: Women Lawyers for Social Justice — $120,600 / 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 — $34,000 / Public education, training and consciousness-raising to promote a feminist agenda within the Arab Israeli community. Lagiya: Association for the Improvement of the Status of Women — $26,050 / 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 Arab citizens of Israel aimed at promoting their civil and social rights. Mahapach: Education, Housing and Livelihood — $102,042 / Educational and community programs operated by university students in low-income neighborhoods and development towns. Mehuyavut: Commitment to Peace and a Just Society — $54,000 / Communityorganizing in disadvantaged neighborhoods to empower the unemployed and educate them about the links between social justice and peace. Mossawa Center — $280,269 / Policy analysis and advocacy to promote equality in government budgets and policies regarding Arab citizens of Israel.

Organization for Housing Rights — $23,000 / Advocacy and activities to improve housing policies for low income populations. The Organization for Promoting a Long School Day — $25,000 / Public education and advocacy aimed at implementing the Long School Day law, which supports women who need to work. Parents’ Involvement Center — $20,100 Activities aimed at empowering low-income parents to become more engaged in advocacy work with policymakers. Sidreh — $62,000 / Employment and educational programs that promote the status of Bedouin women in Lagiya and unrecognized villages in the surrounding area. Sister for Women in Israel — $50,000 Coordinates The Year of the Working Woman, a multi-year coalition effort to advance the status of low-income working women. Sot El-Amel: Laborer’s Voice — $50,000 Advocacy and legislative efforts to advance the rights of Arab Israeli workers and the unemployed. Women Against Violence — Nazareth ­ $257,200 / 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 — $421,686 / Community activism for new immigrants, Mizrahim and other disadvantaged populations in low-income neighborhoods, providing information, educational programs, advocacy and leadership development.

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“NGOs Can Be more effective at Change and they have more freedom than the

Government. Due to policies or other reasons, the Government’s hands are Tied or there are politicians involved who have not Developed trust.” — the Dalai Lama, visiting NIF/Shatil activists in Israel, February 2006

THe Environment PRogram The Green Environment Fund — $150,000 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. In 2005, this consortium awarded grants in the amount of $1.052 million to dozens of local and national organizations that help vulnerable populations participate in environmental decision-making. Major grants went 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, Citizens for the Environment in the Galilee, Life and Environment and Tel Aviv Bicycle Association. GEF also funds community initiatives through the SHELI Fund.

SHATIL PRoject Environmental Justice — $215,000 This project trains Israelis from disadvantaged groups, who 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 the placement of cellular phone antennas. Shatil networks among environmental groups to establish priorities and strategies for Israel’s environmental movement at large.



Tolerance and Religious Pluralism The NIF family has long led the fight for religious tolerance and pluralism in Israel, and for mutual respect among the different streams of Judaism. As the date for the disengagement from Gaza and northern West Bank approached and Israeli society grew increasingly polarized, it became clear that NIF was the natural organization to build common ground among diverse beliefs and opinions.

In the end, Israel’s peaceful disengagement from Gaza and the northern West Bank defied fears that the country might dissolve into civil war. NIF was able to contribute its unique expertise to help ensure that the process unfolded largely without violent defiance of the IDF and police. Since, for some years, much of the settlement movement has conflated religion and politics, someone needed to construct a process in which opponents and proponents of disengagement could safely share and accept differences in beliefs that go to the very heart of their identity as Israelis and as Jews. In the weeks leading up to disengagement, NIF put in place resources to help stop escalation before it ever started. NIF and SHATIL facilitated the work of two well-respected psychologists who trained frontline IDF and police units in defusing potentially violent confrontations. NIF then hosted a program in the Knesset that highlighted the work of the psychologists and outlined the roles of the political leadership and media in deescalating conflict.

As important, NIF identified the need for dialogue and an alternative moderate voice among Orthodox Israelis and Jewish settlers. Setting up an emergency fund to support organizations fulfilling this need, NIF took the lead role in funding grantees and sponsoring events to promote reconciliation and create dialogue between left and right, religious and secular, settlers and anti-settlement Israelis. NIF gave grants to organizations such as B’Sod Siach, Advancement of Dialogue Between Conflict Groups in Israel, which organized a three-day conference entitled “Dialogue Before Discord.” Bina Center for Jewish Identity and Hebrew Culture, a group that uses Torah and traditional Jewish sources for dialogue, and Kol Yehudi, a pluralist coalition that includes Orthodox, Conservative, Reform and secular groups, both took delegations to Gush Katif settlements slated for evacuation for study sessions that explored the concepts of democracy and law and order in traditional Judaism.

At a time when some rabbinical leaders were ordering religious soldiers to defy orders to carry out the disengagement, NIF encouraged alternative voices within the Orthodox community who raised their concerns about the implications of “refusal.” These organizations effectively made the case that the rule of law and avoidance of violence and civil conflict was in the national interest. One grantee, Realistic Religious Zionism, organized a weeklong tour of the country to carry the message that there are moderate voices in the national Orthodox camp and to refute cataclysmic predictions for disengagement. Another grantee, Yom Pkuda (Day of Reckoning) held a conference with the Tel Aviv Student Union entitled “Brothers Don’t Fight.” Yom Pkuda also mounted an online petition, “The Right to Respect and the Obligation to Obey,” which more than 12,000 members of the religious Zionist faction signed, pledging their commitment to democracy and the rule of law. Just before the disengagement commenced, NIF commemorated the traditional Jewish fast day of Tisha B’Av with an emotional event in Jerusalem attended by more than 1,000 Israelis from all walks of life. Philosophical and religious thinkers ranging from secular to ultra-Orthodox reflected on a phrase from the Book of Lamentations — “Of these things I weep” — exploring the tragic consequences in Jewish history of fraternal violence and internecine warfare. As the Jerusalem Post reported, “Despite the heated subject matter, each guest introduced the next with respect, regardless of their political differences.” CONTINUED

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Tolerance and RELIGIOUS PLURALISM As Israel considers further disengagement, this time from the West Bank, it is clear that the New Israel Fund must continue to build capacity to bridge the immense gaps between nationalist-religious and other Israelis. Our tradition of respect for all streams of Judaism is now made manifest in a new and challenging arena.



Jewish Religious Pluralism Program — $790,000 / This program 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.

Because of space limitations, the following list is limited to general support grants of $20,000 or more.

SHATIL Project 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.


Inbar Telem, coordinator of SHATIL’s Environmental Justice Project in the Negev, and Martin Lowenstein, NIF International Council member, were married as “Romeo and Juliet” in a Reform protest ceremony in Tel Aviv organized by NIF grantee Forum for Freedom of Choice in Marriage. They were married again later in California by a Reform rabbi; only their second marriage is recognized by the State of Israel.


Bina: Center for Jewish Identity and Hebrew Culture — $46,136 / Educational and community activities to promote the development of pluralistic Jewish culture among the secular public. Esh David — $30,000 / A Jewish Reform congregation of immigrants from the former Soviet Union in Ashdod. Forum for Freedom of Choice in Marriage — $70,000 / A coalition working to promote freedom of marriage and divorce in Israel, with special activities for university students and the Russianspeaking population. The Forum of Immigrants and Veterans — $30,000 / The development of models and examples of joint projects of immigrants from the former Soviet Union and veteran organizations that enable the participants to get to know each other better personally, culturally and organizationally. The Institute for Jewish-Secular Rites — $43,000 / The development of models for secular Jewish life-cycle ceremonies and promotion of their use by the secular public.

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) — $297,700 / Policy analysis, litigation and public campaigns on issues of religious freedom. Masorti (Conservative) Movement — $30,000 / Efforts to establish spiritual centers in Ashdod for new immigrants from the former Soviet Union and new student organizations working to promote pluralistic activities. Massuah — $30,000 / Support for study groups that enable Russian-speaking immigrants to develop diverse forms of Jewish identity on the cultural and community level. Meitar: College of Pluralistic Judaism — $42,000 / Educational programs that present a secular vision of Jewish culture, literature, history and values, and the establishment of a pluralistic framework in which soldiers combine active military service with Jewish studies, community service and student teaching. Menuha Nekhona: Association for Eternal Rest — $26,000 / Pioneering efforts to establish secular cemeteries that allow pluralistic burial services.

Mimizrach Shemesh - The Jewish Social Leadership Center (at Kiah) — $30,000 / Educational and community activities that promote pluralistic Judaism based on social justice.

Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam — $64,211 / Coexistence activities of the School for Peace, and the kindergarten and primary schools of this integrated Jewish-Arab village.

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.

New Family: Organization for Family Rights — $52,500 / Legal services and advocacy efforts to ensure full rights for all types of families in Israel.

Ne’emanei Tora Ve’avoda — $80,000 Education and advocacy within the Orthodox community that engender a religious view supportive of Zionism and democratic values. Negev Coexistence Forum — $57,000 / 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.

Nis’a V’afak: Women and Horizons — $27,000 / Promotes the status and rights of Arab women through tradition and liberated interpretations of Islamic religious practice. Oranim: Hamidrasha Center for Study Fellowship — $25,000 / Educational programs for secular Israelis that explore Jewish identity through pluralistic approaches to Jewish and other texts. Panim — $98,200 / Professional training, advocacy, information sharing and fundraising assistance to build cooperation among religious pluralism organizations.

Realistic Religious Zionism — $30,044 Activities in the Orthodox community aimed at changing the priorities of Religious Zionism by reinvigorating debates on issues such as the relationship among halacha, modernity and social justice. Religious Women’s Forum — $70,000 Advocacy and other efforts by Orthodox women to advocate for women’s rights, equality in the family and equality in the community within the framework of halacha. Re’ut – A Religious Pluralistic Community — $81,762 / A new model religious school in Jerusalem that is committed to halacha and a pluralistic curriculum. Tehuda: Pluralistic Leadership Development — $40,000 / Educational programs to develop pluralistic lay leadership in Israel and to encourage programs that promote cultural dialogue between Israel and the Diaspora.

“I’ve been Involved with NIF since its

inception and Have come to believe that when, 50 years or so from now, scholars write on israel’s early years, NIF and shatil will be awarded substantial credit for their Immense contribution to the development in Israel of a vibrant civil society.” — Leonard Fein, Moment Magazine, 2005

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$9,394,849 20,937,797 45,657 2,038,533

$10,506,370 22,217,348 131,786 4,888

7,469 107,931 1,490

2,223,682 124,729 1,490



1,561,433 150,535

1,406,943 100,185

1,711,968 (1,150,747)

1,507,128 (1,024,910)



36,834 4,925 92,653

530,396 4,989 97,157







$1,283,485 6,975,502 11,685 31,402

$1,259,436 4,751,000 6,300 33,855



134,490 — 269,840 404,330

135,790 11,685 297,383 444,858



3,094,553 15,192,603 6,235,800

3,328,127 20,374,251 6,127,226






Cash and cash equivalents Investments (Note 2) Prepaid expenses Pledges receivable, current portion, net of allowance for doubtful account of $32,260 and $100,000 respectively (Note 3) Advances Other receivables Inventory Total current assets FURNITURE, EQUIPMENT AND LEASEHOLD IMPROVEMENTS Furniture and equipment Leasehold improvements Subtotal Less: Accumulated depreciation and amortization Net furniture, equipment and leasehold improvements OTHER ASSETS Pledges receivable, net of current portion (Note 3) Deposits Assets held in charitable trust (Note 4) Total other assets TOTAL ASSETS LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS CURRENT LIABILITIES

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities Grants payable Liability under trust agreement, current (Note 4) Annuities payable, current portion (Note 5) Total current liabilities LONG TERM LIABILITIES Deferred rent abatement Liability under trust agreement, non current (Note 4) Annuities payable, non current (Note 5) Total long term liabilities Total liabilities NET ASSETS Unrestricted Temporarily restricted (Note 6) Permanently restricted (Note 8) Total net assets TOTAL LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS






Temporarily Unrestricted

Permanently Unrestricted



$12,346,263 6,086,457 430,983 56,764 134,002

$2,637,247 400,000 368,241 — —

$108,574 — — — —

$15,092,084 6,486,457 799,224 56,764 134,002

$18,120,341 4,945,051 1,046,356 45,492 117,005








15,729,132 5,519,536 21,248,668 470,870 1,549,398 23,268,936

— — — — — —

— — — — — —

15,729,132 5,519,536 21,248,668 470,870 1,549,398 23,268,936

13,364,282 5,238,340 18,602,622 792,776 1,987,441 21,382,839

1,977,301 2,628,942

— —

— —

1,977,301 2,628,942

1,410,908 2,144,631







(233,574) 3,328,127

(5,181,648) 20,374,251

108,574 6,127,226

(5,306,648) 29,829,604

(664,133) 30,493,737






REVENUE Contributions:

General support (Note 10) Donor advised (Note 10) Investment income (Note 2) In kind contributions (Note 11) Other revenue Net assets released from donor restrictions (Note 7) TOTAL ASSETS EXPENSES Program services:

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 Supporting Services:

Management and general Fundraising Total supporting services TOTAL EXPENSES Change in net assets Net assets at beginning of year NET ASSETS AT END OF YEAR

PROGRAMS ($23,268,936)


76.23% Grants & Projects $21,248,668


Management & General $1,977,301


Educational Activities $1,549,398


Fundraising $2,628,942

Grants Management

Total Expenditures: $27,875,179



For NIF’s full 2005 financial statement, including notes, please visit

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Planned Giving Honor Roll, Estates & Trusts 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

Jane Rubin

Bernard & Roberta Marcus

David M. Saperstein

Barbara J. Meislin

Lela & Gerry Sarnat

Linda B. Miller

Daniel D. Schechter

Mitchell W. & Shirley G. Miller

Mark Schleisner

Patricia A. Miller Theodore & Marilyn Miller

Gerald & Sylvia Goldstein

Anne P. Mintz

Barbara & Isaac Green

Harriet Mouchly-Weiss

Margery L. Gross

Murray Nathan

Frank & Betty Gruskay

Arnold & Sylvia Nestel

Lois & Richard Gunther

Roberta R. Oliff

Dr. Helen M. Hacker

Henry & Sophie Olshin

Rhona Berenstein

Tzvee & Shoshana Harris

Arthur Peck

Rachel Oriel Berg

Erika & Sheldon Hearst

Estelle Nachimoff Padawer

Joan & Robert Berger

ReneĂŠ N. Herman

Allan & Jane Paulson

David W. Berkowitz

Juliane M. Heyman

Dan M. Pulcrano

Dr. Ellen Borenfreund

Suzanne R. Hirsch

David & Esther Redding

Martin & Geraldine Brownstein

David Hochberg

Leon Reinharth & Francoise Rothman

Hillel Ausubel Jean-Loup & Diane Baer David & Margorie Ballo Adrienne Baranowitz George J. & Alice N. Benston

Claudia Chaves


Nathan & Marjorie Goldman

Mitra Makbuleh

Nathaniel & Lotte Hoffman

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

Marcus Rosenblum

Kyla M. Weiner

Molly Rosenthal

Marilyn & Raymond Weisberg

Mary I. Coombs

Donald & Mary Ann Horenstein

Melissa E. Crow

Judith S. Hozore

Howard & Kathy Rosof

Stephanie Davis

Miriam E. Jencks

Sylvia Rothchild

Joy Dryfoos

Linda Kacser

Norman & Evelyn Rothfield

Douglas E. Duckett

Sofia Kalina

Audrey Eisenstadt

Karen Kalish

Roberta Elliott

Michael L. Kaplan

Estates & Trusts

William & Barbara Fairman

Sharon Kleinbaum

The following individuals passed away and support

Dr. Eugene I. Fischer

Alyse Laemmle

was provided to NIF through a trust, bequest in a

Glenn R. Fleischman

Henry & Betty Landsberger

will, charitable gift annuity or a named beneficiary

Gail Foorman

William E. Leavitt

of a life insurance policy or retirement plan.

John A. Franken

Irma & Allen Leboff

Rosalyn B. Baker

Claire Moss

Sonia Pressman Fuentes

Pauline W. Ledeen

Shirley Dworsky

Louise C. Strauss

Sanford & Linda Gallanter

Ruth Lederman

Mary E. Gamson

Jan Abby Liff

Warren Heiman

Victor Weil

Ghita D. Ginberg

Margit Lowenstein

Bert G. Lynch

Franz B. Wolf


Ginia Davis Wexler Stephen S. Winter

DONORS $100,000 and above

$25,000 – $49,999

Anonymous (2) The Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation The Andrea & Charles Bronfman Philanthropies Naomi & Nehemiah Cohen Foundation Nathan Cummings Foundation Dorot Foundation European Union Franklin M. Fisher and Ellen Paradise Fisher Phyllis K. Friedman Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund Sally Gottesman Lois and Richard Gunther Stella and Charles Guttman Foundation, Inc. Arnold Hiatt The Jewish Agency for Israel Lopatin Family Foundation Moriah Fund, Inc. Norman and Evelyn Rothfield Sylvia Sabel and Joel Rubinstein The Tauber Fund, Inc. Ruth B. Ziegler

Anonymous (12) Wendy and James Abrams Aladdin Knowledge Systems, Ltd The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Madeleine and David Arnow Peter and Lucy Ascoli George J. and Alice Benston The Russell Berrie Foundation The Beverly Foundation Bloomberg Financial Markets Commodities News The Samuel Bronfman Foundation Saul and Amy Scheuer Cohen Family Foundation Jonathan Cohen and Eleanor Friedman Barbara and Maurice Deane Valerie L. Denner Rita and Harold Divine Foundation Robert A. Efroymson Lois & Richard England Family Foundation Frankel Family Foundation Sanford and Linda Gallanter Jane L. Gottesman John and Kathryn Greenberg Jonathan and Marilyn Grossman The Irving Harris Foundation Michael Hirschhorn and Jimena Martinez Jewish Federation of Grand Rapids, MI The Jewish Women’s Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago, IL The Mayer & Morris Kaplan Family Foundation Key Foundation Myra and Robert Kraft Family Foundaton Harry Kramer Memorial Fund Luis and Lee Lainer Landau Family Foundation Susan and Jeffrey Liss Brian L. Lurie Walter S. Mander Foundation Maor Foundation The Morning Star Foundation Murray L. Nathan Stacy and Keith Palagye The Polis-Schutz Family Foundation The Rita Poretsky Foundation Rita Poretsky Memorial Fund, Inc.

$50,000 – $99,999 Anonymous (4) S. Daniel Abraham Samuel I. Adler Family Supporting Foundation Kathryn Ames Foundation, Inc. Joan and Robert Arnow Rosalyn B. Baker The Bydale Foundation Crown Family Foundation Barbara and Eric Dobkin Hannah Goldberg Stephen D. Gunther Rita J. and Stanley H. Kaplan Family Foundation, Inc. Olive Bridge Fund Relations Foundation The Sandler Family Supporting Foundation Lela and Gerard Sarnat Segal Family Foundation II The Silverweed Foundation, Inc Alan B. Slifka Foundation Louise C. Strauss Bonnie and Marty Tenenbaum Agnes Varis

Rosenzweig Coopersmith Foundation Nathalie Rubin Sagner Family Foundation Steven Salop and Judith Gelman The Scherman Foundation, Inc. William and Jane Schloss Family Foundation Larry Schwartz and Shelley Levine Joan and James Shapiro Foundation Rose L. Shure Joseph and Diane Steinberg Sun Hill Foundation The Victor Weil Trust Carole and Saul Zabar

$10,000 – $24,999 Anonymous (16) Karen Adler and Laurence Greenwald Dr. Arthur and Sari K. Agatston Alijon Charitable Trust Norman and Jane Alpert Amcha For Tsedakah Aniki Ltd. Arison Foundation, Inc. Izhar Armony and Naomit Armony-Erel Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bazelon Eric and Illeana Benhamou Michael and Judith Berman Mindy Berman and Andrew Sumberg Helen and Robert Bernstein Esther and Bernard Besner Family Foundation J.B. Margaret Blaugrund Foundation Alan Bloch and Nancy Berman Stephanie and Alex Borns-Weil Jon and Bobbe Bridge Broms Family Foundation Charles I. Brown Charitable Foundation Cannon Family Foundation Cogan Family Foundation Yehudah B. Cohn Davis & Associates Mr. and Mrs. A. Ephraim Diamond Daniel and Alisa Doctoroff Isabel P. Dunst Durham-Chapel Hill Jewish Federation, NC Paul and Joanne Egerman Epstein Philanthropies Fox Family Foundation Morris F. Friedell Amy and Mort Friedkin Aviva Futorian Andreas Gal Elaine and Murray Galinson David and Marla Garfinkle

Theodore and Frances Geballe The Generations Fund Rick Gerson Sarah and Seth Glickenhaus Jerome and Linda Golden Ruth Goldman Robert Goodman and Jayne Lipman Howard L. Gottlieb The Green Environment Fund Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundation Leon Gross Mimi and Peter Haas Fund Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund The Haifa Foundation Milton and Miriam Handler Foundation Judi Hans and Betty Nitkin Estate of Warren Heiman Dr. Jacqueline Heller James and Marlene Henerson Audrey & Sydney Irmas Charitable Foundation Rabbi Richard J. Jacobs and Ms. Susan K. Freedman Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles, CA Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, GA The Jewish Federation of Greater Houston, TX Jewish Federation of New Hampshire Jewish Women’s Foundation of the Greater Palm Beaches, FL Alan and Carol Kaplan The Karma Foundation The Klarman Family Foundation Linda G. Klein LICSW The Nathan & Helen Kohler Foundation Jim and Catherine Koshland Barbara N. Kravitz The Louis J. Kuriansky Foundation Estate of Jean-Claude Landau Harry and Sadie Lasky Foundation Gerard and Lilo Leeds Michael and Lisa Leffell Elliot and Frances Lehman Jesse and Dana Lehman Paul Lehman and Ronna Stamm Suzanne Lehmann Ruth and James Levitan Jan Abby Liff Robert B. Lifton and Carol Rosofsky Dr. Russell M. Linden Bryna Linett and Peter Shapiro

Theodore R. Live Lou and Helen Lowenstein Dolly L. Maass Yaffa and Paul Maritz Elizabeth Wyner Mark and Melvin Mark Suzanne and Walter Marks Albert E. Marks Charitable Trust Felice Massie Charitable Trust Janice Meister Ilse Melamid Lisa Messinger and Aaron Panken The Milton and Sophie Meyer Fund Cindy L. Miller Marjorie and Morgan Miller Judith Mishkin Leo Model Foundation, Inc. Morse Family Foundation Harriet Mouchly-Weiss and Charles Weiss David Nachman and Amy Schulman Jonathan M. Nadler Andrew Nagel and David Brodsky The Natan Fund Louis Newman and Rabbi Amy Eilberg Raquel H. Newman Bonnie Orlin Oxfam Kathleen Peratis Pfizer Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Price Charities John Pritzker and Lisa Stone Pritzker The Purple Lady Fund Marsha Soffer Rappaport Estate of Mitchell Raskin Richard Rogg Irwin and Cecilia Rosenblum Gloria and Lyle Rosenzweig Norman Rothfeld Martin Rozenblum Jane Rubin Nancy and Miles Rubin Noreen Gordon Sablotsky Family Foundation Bettylu and Paul Saltzman Renee and Ernest Samson Rosel and Elliot Schewel Philip Schild and Shirley Dichek Schild Harriet and Leonard Schley Renata and Jack Schwebel Herschel Segal Jean and Charles Segal Ben and Norma Shapiro Charles and M. R. Shapiro Foundation, Inc. Joan Blum Shayne The Shepard Broad Foundation Yoav Shoham Mark S. Siegel Alan Sieroty Peter J. Silverman and Janet Heettner Silverman Charitable Group

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DONORS Karen Sloss Small Change Foundation Gary B. Sokol Bruce, Steven, Gerald and Diane Solomon Fund Alan and Susan Lewis Solomont Robert and Amy Stavis Henry Steiner Joshua Steiner and Antoinette Delruelle Stern Charitable Contributions Fund Hazel S. Stix Mr. and Mrs. Edward Streim Ben N. Teitel Charitable Trust, Gerald Cook, Trustee Ten Ten Foundation Leon and Judy Tenenbaum The Tilles Family Diane Troderman United Jewish AppealFederation of New York, Inc. Emily and Frank Vogl Mary Ann and David Wark Bernard Weingarten John Weinstein and Heidi Stewart Earl and Sally Wiener Walter and Jacqueline Williams Otto and Marianne Wolman Foundation Genevieve and Justin Wyner Joyce and Kal Zeff

$5,000 – $9,999 Anonymous (17) Saul S. Abracen and Family Foundation Rachelle Abrahami Susan Adelman and Claudio Llanos Jonathan A. Adelsberg The Lassor and Fanny Agoos Charity Fund Angelina Fund Annette and Ephraim Baran Joanne Bargman William and Donna Barrows June Baumgardner Gelbart Foundation Andrew and Froma Benerofe Melissa A. Berman Evelyn Stieber Bernstein Linda Lipsett and Jules Bernstein Diane and Norman Bernstein Foundation The Wexler-Beron Family Foundation Michael Bien and Jane Kahn William and Ellen Blair


Gay Block and Rabbi Malka Drucker Ruth and Robi Blumenstein Harvey N. and Sally Bock Ernest and Rita Bogen Robert J. Brand and Elizabeth Werthan Nick Bunzl and Judy Bernstein-Bunzl Pamela S Burdman Beth Burnam Bruce Burnam Deborah Bussel Bev Chernos Alan Cohen and Robert Bank David Cohen and Ellen Goodman David M. Cohen Marshall and Shirley Cohen Peter and Barbara Cohen Susie and Sandy Coliver The Edward T. Cone Foundation Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York Reuben and Rivka Dori Julie Dorsey and Daniel Leemon Edward and Rose Dreyer Joy G. Dryfoos Isser Dubinsky and Antoinette Wertman Peter Edelman David and Audrey Egger Robert and Ellen Eisenberg M.P. & J. G. Epstein Philanthropic Fund Fabrangen Tzedakah Collective Jerome and Nancy Falk Robert and Marjorie Feder Concepcion and Irwin Federman Leonard Fein Donald Ferencz Irwin S. Field Shelley and Robert Fischel Forest City Development Forrest and Miriam Foss Lois and Larry Frank Naomi C. Franklin Barbara Freedman Avram and Gail Friedman David Friedman and Paulette Meyer Thomas and Ann Friedman William and Lucy Friedman Gary R. Gerson Mark Gerson Leonard and Judith Gertler David Gildin Jonathan and Nancy Glaser Saul and Dalia Glottmann Stanley and Ilene Gold Jackson and Irene Golden 1989 Charitable Trust Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund Margery Goldman and Marvin Naiman Phyllis and Alvin Goldman


Robert and Ruth Goldston Richard C. Goodwin Archie Gottesman and Gary DeBode Mark and Janet Gottesman David and Rita Gottlieb Carol and Allen Gown Terry E. Grant Ellen Grobman Brenda Gruss and Daniel Hirsch Lenore Hecht Bob and Phyllis Henigson The Louis J. and Ruth G. Herr Foundation Willard J. and Annette B. Hertz Michal and Jack Hillman Anita Hirsh Peter and Stacy Hochfelder Rabbi Lawrence and Sally Hoffman Marvin Hoffman and Rosellen Brown Hoffman Harry Hutzler Dr. Sherry Israel Marvin Israelow and Dorian Goldman Howard G. and Samita B. Jacobs Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, IL Jean Johnson and Peter Miller Dr. Morton and Merle Kane Marilyn H. Karsten Steven and Priscilla Kersten Paul and Susanne Kester Jonathan and Sara Klein Stella and Leonard Kleinrock Eve Biskind Klothen and Kenneth Klothen Peter B. Kovler Bernie and Lydia Kukoff Edward Labaton Lew and Laurie Leibowitz Marvin Lender Terry and Margaret Lenzner Irving Levin and Stephanie Fowler Sally Levin Eric and Suzi LeVine Barbara Levinson Cynthia and Sanford Levinson Reed H. Lowenstein Edna and David Magder Ellen R. Malcolm Joel Mandel Children of Waldo Margulis Daniel and Lenore Mass Barry and Ellen Massie Marcia Kramer Mayer and Michael Eisenbud David and Beth Meltzer The Harvey M. & Lyn P. Meyerhoff Foundation Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Memorial Trusts Charles and Nola Miller

Beatrice and Arthur Minden Foundation William Mindlin Jerold and Carol Muskin Anita Navon Jonathan and Naomi Newman Sharee and Murray Newman Fred and Gilda Nobel Arthur and Judith Obermayer Lisa Orlick-Salka and Corey Salka Debra F. Pell Murray and Frances Peshkin Edwin and Penelope Peskowitz George and Susan Polsky Lia and William Poorvu Arleen and Aaron Priest Barbara and Yale Rabin Elisa Rapaport and Michael Schoenbaum Rashi Foundation Jean F. Reisen David Richman and Janet Perry Dan Rissin Aaron M. Roland, M.D. Thomas and Patricia Rosbrow David L. Rosenhan Lynne and Mason Rosenthal Art and Anita Rotman Jerry and Bernice Rubenstein May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation Christine Russell and Mark Schlesinger The Robert Russell Memorial Foundation David Salem and Laurie Aloisio Dr. Alan Salzberg and Ms. Lisa S. Smith J. Victor and Barbara Samuels, The Samuels Foundation Eve and David Savitzky George and Bella Savran Frederick P. Schaffer Donald Schapiro Mark and Isabel Schiffer Lisbeth B. Schorr The Paul D. Schurgot Foundation, Inc. Daniel and Sheila Segal Harold Shames Deborah Shapira and Barry Stern John Shapiro and Shonni Silverberg The Shared Fund Greg Sharenow James Shenkman and Denise Zarn Shayna and Merrill Shulman Jean Sieroty Donald and Linda Silpe

Silver Tree Foundation Jane A. Silverman Lawrence E. Silverton Ivor and Renee Simmons Ruth Slater Louis and Jean Sloss Dimitri and Helen Sogoloff Herbert and Elene Solomon Jonathan Solovy and Stacy Fisher Esta and Jamie Stecher Elliot J. Stern Ralph and Sue Stern The Thomas N. Stern Charitable Annuity Lead Trust Andrea and Arthur Waldstein Barry and Elsa Waxman Denis Weil Howard and Muriel Weingrow Irving and Gail Weintraub Sharon Weintraub Phyllis and David Weisberg Roger Weisberg and Karen Freedman Stanley and Mikki Weithorn Susan P. Willens Elaine and Maynard Wishner Franz B. Wolf Trust Bobette Zacharias

$2,500 – $4,999 Anonymous (24) Ruth and Henry Aaron Stephen and Joanne Abel Walter and Alice Abrams William and Susan Abrams John and Betty Ann Altman Sanford Antignas Arthur Applbaum and Sally Rubin Miriam Arfin and Robert Rebitzer Arledan Investments Peter and Kathi Arnow Aronson Foundation, Inc. Sara and George Asher Gloria Baerncopf JoAnne and Michael Bander Joshua and Beryl Bar-Lev Irl Barg and Janet Walkow Ellen Barnett George and Ann Baum Irwin and Ruth Been Ruth and Roy Belzer Oz Benamram and Gali Freedman-Benamram Sandra J. Berbeco Kerrin and Peter Bermont Robert and Willa Bernhard Ralph and Gail Bernstein Tom and Andi Bernstein BFK Foundation Joseph and Joan Birman Irene and Asher Birnbaum Joseph L. and Nancy Bower

Braman Family Foundation David Braun, M.D. Sheila and Edward Braun Barbara Bronfman Barbara Burstin Allen and Dorothy Calvin Dennis and Jane Carlton Champaign-Urbana Jewish Federation, IL Citigroup Mr. Bernard P. Cohen Gloria and Morris Cohen Bertram and Barbara Cohn Congregation Emanu-El Mary I. Coombs Mitchell and Renee Cooper Craig Cramer Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Cristol Sandy Curtis Richard Dale and Dorit Harverd Ilana DeBare Rise Dimson Jeffrey Dover and Tania Phillips Emerald Foundation Pamela and Adam Emmerich Catherine S. England Fadem Family Foundation Haim Fainaro Herbert Falender David and Judith Falk Rabbi Emily H. Feigenson Fred Feigenson Mark Finklestein and Janet Penn Bernard and Barbara Fishbein Ted and Barbara Flicker Robert and Betty Forchheimer Foundation Foundation For Middle East Peace Laurence and Natanya Freed Robert Friedman and Kristina Kiehl Morris and Mikki Futernick Steve Garmaise and Susan Rebick Sachi Gerlitz Judith F. Goldberg Milton and Jean Goldberg Goldberg Berbeco Foundation, Inc. Bruce N. Goldberger and Esther Sperber Arthur S. Goldman Marcia and John Goldman Peter J. Goldman Gerald and Sylvia Goldstein Thomas J. Goldstein Betty B. Golomb Samuel and Grace Gorlitz Foundation Maurice and Kathy Green Doris and Leon Greenberg Linda and Richard Greene Debra Grobstein Campbell and Barry Campbell Eleanor Grosz and Lawrence Zweifach Suzanne H. Harris

Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe, LLP Adam and Melanie Herz Leonard Hill Foundation Kathryn Hirsch Dale and Stephen Hoffman Paul Homer The Hoppenstein Family Foundation Ilene and Richard Jacobs Simon and Marie Jaglom Foundation, Inc. Peter and Karen Jakes Jewish Community Alliance Jewish Community of Amherst, MA Andrew Joskow and Lisa Sockett Mitchell and Joleen Julis Lewis and Ellen Kaden Beatrice and Robert Kahn Nedra A. Kalish Leslie Kane and M. Manuel Fishman Gerald and Jane Katcher Gerri Kay Ezra Jack Keats Foundation Kurt and Sylvia Kelman Leslie M. Kimerling Kenneth Klein and Harriet Bograd Sonia and Lawrence Klein Lauren Kogod and David Smiley Leslie S. Kogod Stuart A. Kogod Roger L. Kohn S. Lee Kohrman Charles and Naomie Kremer Doris and George Krevsky Dr. Barbara Lafer Joshua Landes and Bryna Shuchat Scott and Elizabeth Lassar Stacy Lawson and Steven Sarkowsky Lefkowitz Family Foundation David Lepofsky and Jill Rich Leslie Family Foundation Irwin and Rachel Levin Robert and Bonita Levin Rochelle S. Levin Alan Levine and Iris Jacobson Keith and Bari Levingston Mr. and Mrs. Michael Levitt Paula and Joel Levy Daniel and Jan Lewis Geoffrey Lewis and Amy Caplan Moses Libitzky and Susan Solomon-Libitzky Mark and Adele Lieberman Robyn Lieberman and Asher Kotz David and Barbara Lipman Nira and Alan Lipner Steven and Judith Lipson Margit Lowenstein Ted Lowitz Lynchburg Jewish Community Council, VA Carla Lynton

Michael and Anita Malina Ray and Judy Mandel In loving memory of Beatrice and Buddy Manolson Gayle and Jerry Marger Judith and Michael Margulies Jonathan Markowitz and Ruth Wenger Silvia Marx Ronald Raanan Matthews The Mazur Family Foundation Thomas Meites and Lynn Frackman Melaver Foundation Howard Metzenberg Janet G. Michaels Harold Mindell Minneapolis Jewish Federation, MN Martha Minow and Joseph Singer Lisa and Yaron Minsky-Primus Robert and Audrey Morris Jonathan and Abigail Moses Estate of Claire Moss Seymour Nagan Hymie and Marcia Negin Barry and Stacey Newman Jane Newman and Amy Lange Michael A. Nieder Jane Nusbaum Edward D. Ohlbaum and Karyn L. Scher Abe and Esther Orlick Patricia M. Papper Julia Parzen and Daniel Johnson Arthur Peck The Phillips-Green Foundation Robert Pindyck and Nurit Eini-Pindyck Jonathan Polish and Rabbi Lisa Greene The Honorable Stuart and Lee Pollak David Posnack Foundation Sidney Postol Meyer & Anna Prentis Family Foundation Daniel C. and Lisa R. Price Jill J. Prosky and James R. Posner Public Welfare Foundation William and Martha Rabinowitz Cathy Raff and Alon Bar Shani Roy R. Raizen and Family Michael and Joyce Rappeport Melvin Rauch Seymour and Lilian Reich Elsbeth Reisen and Mark Dyen Paul Resnick and Joan Karlin Elaine Reuben

Sidney Robbins David Roberts and Sue Fischlowitz Rabbi Michael and Ruth Robinson June and Marvin Rogul Dan and Maureen Roin Miriam Roland Susan Romer and Donald Ungar George and Dorothy Rosenbaum Gibby and Soryl Rosenberg Joyce Zinbarg Rosenthal and Steven Rosenthal Alexander Ross, Ph.D. Sylvia Rothchild David and Phyllis Rothman Merrill and Laura Rotter Royal Netherlands Embassy Peter Rukin and Sharon Djemal Adene Sacks and Joseph Hellerstein Barry and Yvonne Sacks Moshe Safdie Alice and Robert Schloss Stanley and Kay Schlozman Les and Deborah Schneider Peter Schwartz and Sheila Chervin Jerrold and Naomi Senser Lewis and Sylvia Sheketoff Victor and Rhoda Shields The Silver Tie Fund, Inc. Sandra and Charles Simon Emily Skolnick Abigail Slater and Morry Guttman Robert S. and Jean M. Solomon Marcia Cohn Spiegel Martin Spiro Chana and Wilfred Stein Eugene and Marilyn Stein Gaye and Andy Stein Drs. H. Thomas and Madlyn Stein Robert and Elaine Stein Peter and Abbe Steinglass Kenneth Stern and Linda Stein Stolaroff Family Foundation Thomas H. and Donna M. Stone Foundation The Streisand Foundation Joan and Steve Subrin Ralph J. Sutton Steven Swig and Mary Green Judith Talesnick and Michael Stein Merle and Michael Tarnow Arthur and Abigail Ostow Telegen Inbar Telem and Martin Lowenstein TG Investments, Ltd. Jeffrey Thomases Ruthellen and Monte Toole Richard and Gail Ullman Lloyd and Lassie Ulman Michael and Marion Usher

Kelly K. Wachowicz Paul and Dorothy Wachter Wagner-Braunsberg Philanthropic Fund Michael and Judith Walzer Joan and Mark Warshaw Sanford and Karen Weiner Lori Weinstein Mayer and Joan Weinstein Dr. David and Estare Weiser Winograd-Hutner Family Marjorie Wolf Lawrence Yanover and Fran Cohen Allan and Ray Ellen Yarkin Norma and Arnold Zack Saul and Sara Zalik

$1,000 – $2,499 Anonymous (38) Steven W. Abrahams Ava Abramowitz and Neil Rackham Joel and Robin Abrams Sonia S. Abrams Fund William and Susan Abrams S. James and Mary Adelstein Bernard and Raquel Agranoff Alberga Family Charitable Trust Naomi Alboim and David Kaufman Paul and Sheila Alexander Sarah Allen and Martin Friedman Richard Almond, M.D. and Barbara Almond, M.D. Mr. and Mrs. Myer M. Alperin Jerome Alpern Hubert and Joan Alpert Joel and Barbara Alpert Ralph Alpert David and Linda Altshuler Maurice Amado Foundation Paul and Sylvia Amber Beulah and Ezra Amsterdam Albert and Carole Angel John Antignas and Rabbi Susan Laemmle Roberta Apfel and Bennett Simon Judith and Robert Appelbaum Walter and Diane Ariker Jonathan Arnold Howard I. Aronson Donna E. Arzt Jo and Bob Asher Bennett Ashley and Ruth Weinreb Edith Atkin Robert Austrian Abraham and Ravit Avni-Singer Michael and Charlotte Baer Judith Bain Ziona and Edwin Balaban Gunther and Dorothy Baldauf

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DONORS Stanley and Shelley Balis Frank K. Bamberger Gerald and Ursula Bamberger William and Janet Bangser Barry and Elizabeth Bar-El Earl and Cheryl Barish Harvey and Sonya Barsha William A. Barton Marian Bass Alvin H. Baum, Jr. Howell Baum and Madelyn Siegel Irwin and Ann Bear David Bechhofer and Kate Neave William and Debbie Becker B. Richard and Mary Benioff Paul and Hanna Benioff Julie and Jeff Bercow Barry Berg Kenneth W. Berger Marc and Elizabeth Berger Robert L. Bergman M.D. William Berley Jim and Diane Berliner Jessica Bernhardt and Theodore Goldstein Daniel and Marge Bernstein Eve Bernstein and Alex Gersznowicz Mark W. Bernstein William Bernstein David and Rachel Biale Ernst and Hannah Biberstein Mark and Gloria Bieler Robert A. Billstein Berthold Bilski Wesley and Judith Bilson Marsha and Brian Bilzin Judith and George Bishop Paul and Kathy Bissinger Rita and Irwin Blitt Baily and Rabbi Bernard Bloom Joscelyn Blumenthal Andrew Borodach Abba and Sandra Borowich Richard and Barbara Braun Naomi Brenner and Ari Berger Marc and Ilana Breslaw David Bressler and Susan Adler-Bressler Steve and Ann Brick Mark and Cheryl Brickman Bridge Investments Arnold and Judith Brier Ruth F. Brin Jay and Tanna Brodbar Marjorie Bronfman Shifra Bronznick Martin and Helen Brown Harvey Brownstone Rabbi Gustav and Sheila Buchdahl Minna Buck Marcia Burnam Mark Burstein and David Calle Robert and Ann Buxbaum John and Anne Cahn Burton and Shulamith Caine


Ronald and Libby Cape Shoshana S. Cardin Leo J. & Celia Carlin Fund Rhona and Ben Carniol David and Gladys Catterton Zipora Cedar and Jacob Kriger Jonathan Cedarbaum and Alice Winkler Cellcom Israel LTD. Leona Chanin Matthew and Lisa Chanoff Earl Chapman Kenneth Chasen and Allison Lee Judith G. Chasin Laura and Richard Chasin David Chernos and Lesley Bruce Mervin Cherrin Michael J. Churgin Andrew Coblentz and Shari Libicki William K. Coblentz, Esq. Cogan Family Foundation Alice S. Cohen Ann F. Cohen Bruce Cohen and Gale Mondry Chari Cohen and Alex Speigel David Cohen James E. Cohen Jonathan and Victoria Cohen Lawrence and Marilyn Cohen Marcia and Elias Cohen Max and Sara Cohen Rhoda Cohen Saul and Miriam Cohen Stephanie and Charles Cohen Steven Cohen and Elsie Stern Emanuel and Anna Cohen Foundation, Inc. Barbara F. Cole Louis and Irma Colen Leonard and Elaine Comess Adele Corvin Margaret J. Coyne Paul and Valerie Crane Dorfman Larry and Barbara Cuban Charles and Ada Beth Cutler Michael and Rhoda Danziger Ira Dauber Rena and Mark Davidow The Davidow Charitable Fund Sidney and Freda Joy Davidson Jim Davis and Anna Kortenwarg Jonathan and Margot Davis Joel Deitz and Barbara Berko Dengrove Family Foundation Tracey Denton Michael and Renee Dernburg Kenneth Douglass Foundation Dreiseszun Family Foundation


John R. Dreyer Martin and Lucie Dreyfuss James Dubey Shirley Dworsky EBEC Associates, LLC Henry E. Ebstein David Edelstein and Jennie Berkson Nik B. Edes Tom and Ellen Ehrlich Henry and Florence Einhorn Stanford and Helen Eisenberg Arthur and Lois Elias Julian and Rhoda Eligator The Elovitz Family Stuart M. Elsberg Diana Engel Murray and Eleanor Enkin Muriel Ente Franklin H. Epstein, M.D. Howard and Cynthia Fuchs Epstein Clement and Caroline Erbmann Lee and Esther Erman Robert M. Factor William and Barbara Fairman Fall River United Jewish Appeal, Inc., MA Leonard and Stephanie Farber Milton and Olga Farbstein Edna Fast Carol and Jack Feder Stephen Feingold and Rebecca Dulit Marjorie C. Feinson Peter Felsenthal and Jennifer Litchfield Marc and Gail McClelland Fenton Albert Feuerwerker Romek and Gail Figa First Narayever Congregation First Security Loan Rae-Carole Fischer Peter and Bette Fishbein Albert and Harriet Fishlow Leora Fishman Michael Flamm and Jennifer McNally Amy Fleishman Deborah and Marc Fogel Nancy M. Folger Carl and Leonore Foorman Fort Wayne Jewish Federation, IN David Fox Randall and Ellen Frank Frank Family Foundation Diane and Charles L. Frankel Tom and Myrna Frankel Frankel Family Foundation Daniel and Ruth Frankfurt Marc A. Franklin Dr. Morris and Carol Fred The Honorable and Mrs. Frederick A. Freedman Gerald and Anne Freedman Lynn P. Freedman

Matthew and Gladys Freedman Leah Frei and Dan Kolkowitz Joel and Louise Freilich Drs. Ruthellen Fried and Lawrence Boxt Benjamin M. Friedman David Friedman and Tirzah Firestone Friedman Rabbi Dayle Friedman and David Ferleger Diana Friedman K. Bruce and Lois Friedman Anita Friedman Tartakovsky and Igor Tartakovsky Donald and Janie Friend Susan and Sy Frolichstein Joseph and Maya Froomkin Jonathan D. Fuchs Richard M. Fuchs Victor and Beverly Fuchs Elkan and S. Zelda Gamzu Emily Gantz McKay and Jack McKay Philip Garoon and Family The Joseph and Anna Gartner Foundation Diana S. Gast Malcolm and Judith Gaynor Nancy L. Gefen Jared and Cindi Gellert Charles and Rita Gelman Stephen and Rhea Gendzier Bob and Veronique Gerber Allan and Joan Nathan Gerson Charles Getz Atherlie K. Gidding Jack Gilad Jeffrey and Ellen Gilbert Ann Gips Myron and Penina Glazer Dolores Gluck Linda Gochfeld Martin Gold Nora Gold and David Weiss Arnold Goldberg, M.D. Donald J. Goldberg and Bettyruth Walter Edward Goldberg and Barbara Saidel Harold Goldberg and Alisa Israel Goldberg Janet Goldberg Nancy and Larry Goldberg Raymond and Elana Daniels Goldberg Robert and Anita Goldberg Norman and Sheila Goldberg Victor J. Goldberg The Goldberg Family Foundation Laura Goldblum Lauren B. Goldenberg Rachel Goldenberg and James Talbott Goldenberg-Malina Foundation Muriel S. Goldhammer Debbie J. Goldman Frances E. Goldman Irle Goldman and Janet Yassen

Irving and Doris Goldman Robert and Rebecca Goldman Harold Goldstein Jeffrey and Doris Goldstein Jonathan and Helen Goldstein Susan Goldstein and Andy Kivel Eliot and Betty Golwarg Arthur and Judith Goodkind Frank and Joan Goodman William Goodman and Vivienne Nemerson Wolfe and Millie Goodman Foundation Rabbi Donald M. Goor and Cantor Evan Kent Hadassah and Leon Gordis Robert and Doris Gordon David and Ruth Gorton Kurt and Sorel Gottfried Robert and Lois Gottlieb Dr. James S. Gracer and Rabbi Judy B. Shanks Roberto and Evelyn Graetz Gillian R. Granoff Bennett and Marcy Grau Richard and Mary Gray Barbara and Isaac Green Barry Green and Jennifer Altshuler Jeffrey and Beth Green Irving and Barbara Green Abbie and Moshe Greenberg Audrey and Arthur Greenberg I. Melbourne and Louise Greenberg Jack and Deborah Greenberg Lorne Greenberg and Esther Chetner Peter and Suzanne Greenberg Steven Greenberg and Avra Goldman Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C. Lawrence and Gaynelle Greene Ruth Greenspan Bell and Joseph Bell Liz Greenstein Robert Greenstein Win and Jerry Greenwald Lionel and Alice Greer The Grenell Family Foundation Allen and Jessica Gribetz Diane Asseo Griliches Barbara Grodd Charles F. Gross Margery L. Gross Michael and Vicki Gross Martin and Audrey Grossman Mildred Guberman Walter and Ruth Gusdorf Stephen and Judith Gutmann Peter Haas and Gail Ross Frederic Haber and Jill Jacobs

Richard and Joan Haber Maureen Hack, M.D. Frances L. Hackett Samuel and Marlene Halperin Gerald and Carol Halpern Philip L. Hammer Joel Handelman and Sarah Wolff Handelman Norman and Roberta Hanson Ellen A. Harnick and Andrew Krystal Herbert and Stella Harris Naomi and Theodore Harrison Alan and Barbara Haubenstock Susan and Michael Haubenstock Robert and Carol Hausman William H. Helfand Clifford Hendler and Deborah Neipris Hendler Bluma and Donald Herman Shirley and Gavin Herman Ittai Hershman and Linda Rich Arthur and Edith Hessel Howard and Doris Hiatt Betty R. Hiller Steve Hirsch and Paula Blackstien-Hirsch Allen and Celia Hirsh David Hochberg Nathan J. Hochman Howard Horowitz and Alisse Waterston Randall and Tamara Horton Larry Horwitz and Naomi Pinchuk Sylvia Horwitz Joanne Hovis and Andrew Afflerbach Grace A. Hughes Ruth and Gershon Hundert Paula Hyman and Stanley Rosenbaum Toby R. Hyman Leah Ice Howard Isenberg Joseph Italiaander Daniel Jackson and Claudia Marbach Adam Jacobson and Beth Levine Daniel and Nanette Jacobson Nadine and Robert Jacobson Dennis and Paula Jaffe Juel M. Janis Dr. William and Miriam E. Jencks Jewish Community Board of Akron, OH The Jewish Federation of Nashville & Middle Tennessee Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven, CT Todd Joseph Arthur and Lorie Juceam Barbara and Clive Kabatznik Linda Kacser

Max Kahn and Kathy Lampe Wendy and Daniel Kahn Norman and Lee Kalant Rachel Kalikow and David de Graaf Sheila and Morton Kamerman Grace Kamins Shira A. Kamm The Kandell Fund Norma and Murray Kane Doris Kaplan Irwin and Marion Kaplan Leonard and Tobee Kaplan Louis M. and Sally B. Kaplan Lawrence and Mary Kasdan Richard Kass and Elaine Soffer Sidney J. Kass Harry and Zeena Kassel Susan B. Kasser Jean Katz Meredith Katz and Joel Gantcher Richard and Heidi Katz Allen Katzoff and Joan Leegant Derek and Leora Kaufman Mel Kaushansky Michael and Ann Kay Carl Kaysen Steven Kazan Kelen Family Fund Anthony Keller and Andrea Miller-Keller Craig and Karen Kennedy Daniel Kessler and Yael Friedman Harry and Doraline Kesten Solomon and Rita Kimerling Charles King Stephen and Susan Kippur Howard and Wendy Kleckner Rabbi Gerald J. Klein Karen Wilk Klein Jonathan Kligler and Ellen Jahoda Yonatan Koch Margaret A. Kohn Dr. Marielena Kolker Janet L. Kolodner Lyn Konheim Lottie Kornfeld Rabbi Emily Faust Korzenik Robin Kosberg Helen L. Koss Bonnie Kossoff and Stephan Uslan Paul J. Kovnat Susan and David Kraemer Ron and Helen Kramer Sidney & Judith Kranes Charitable Trust Myles Kranzler Jesse and Maris Krasnow Mona B. Kreaden Arthur Kreiger and Rebecca Benson Linda and Jake Kriger Samuel and Marilyn Krimm Norman and Susan Krinsky Jules and Lynn Kroll Herbert Kronish Arthur and Rosalind Krupp

Louis Krupp Patricia and Bart Krupp Kenneth and Amy Krupsky Joseph B. Kruskal Michael and Carolyn Kulakofsky Alyse Laemmle Peter and Ruth Laibson Barbara and Sy Landau Liz and Joel Landau David A. Landis, M.D. James Lando and Leigh Winston John Lang Marvin Lange and Ellen Metzger Richard Lapedes and Maureen Lynch Elliott and Phyllis Lasser Lawrence and Roslyn Latto Gary and Laura Lauder Stuart G. 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 Joseph and Juanita Leff Kenneth and Lucy Lehman Jonathan and Shelah Lehrer-Graiwer Robert and Ellen Leibenluft Jacques and Donatella Lennon Herbert and Bernice Levetown Richard C. Levi Joshua Levin and Debra Fried Levin Robert C. Levin Leonard and Beryl Levine Leslie and Marsha Levine Sandra and Herbert Levine Levine-Lent Family Foundation of the Jewish Community Endowment Fund John L. Levinsohn Bruce and Liz Levitt Sheldon Levitt and Maureen Shandling Robert J. Levy Jules Lewy and Joanna Sloane Dorothy Lieberman, M.D. Elana Lieberman and Lorne Abramson Stanley and Evelyn Lipkin Joel N. and Francie DeCarlo Lippman William Lippman Alan G. Lipson Channing T. Lipson, M.D. Alan and Sharon Lipworth William and Patricia Lisberg Dr. Henry and Amy Liss The Lucius N. Littauer Foundation Lawrence Litvak and June Cooperman Gordon Litwin and Anne Luzzato

Henry and Elsie Loeb Eva C. Lokey Gerald and Selma Lotenberg Lowenstein Brothers Foundation The Honorable Nita and Stephen Lowey Steven Lubet and Linda Lipton Alvin Luebeck The Estate of Bert G. Lynch Richard and Helen Lynn Philip and Carol Lyons Gregory and Jennifer Lyss Bernard Lytton, M.D. and Norma Lytton Harriet and Bernard Maddy Andrew Malik Charlene and Richard Maltzman David and Vanessa Mandelstam Ruth S. Mann Jerome A. Manning Bernard and Roberta Marcus Paul and Annette Marcus David M. Margolick Asher J. Margolis Paulina K. Marks Stuart and Edith Marks Lee and Dorothy Marsh Anthony and Lenore Martin Rachel Masters Rabbi J. Rolando Matalon and Talia Hatzor Steven Matthews and Rebecca Stein Maxwell Strawbridge Charitable Foundation Daniel and Karen Mayers Paul Mayo and Charlotte Malasky Joan McInnes David Mehlman and Arlene Alpert Mehlman Joseph A. Meis Marla Meislin Abby Melamed Robert and Marjorie Mellen Mark Mellman and Mindy Horowitz Daniel Meltzer and Ellen Semonoff Richard and Colette Meltzer Samuel I. Mendales Mark J. Mendell Nathaniel A. Mesnikoff Foundation Paul and Alice Meyer Gail S. Meyers Danni Michaeli and Dave Adox Eylon Michaely I. William and Diane Millen Annette and Michael Miller Bali Miller and Stuart Klawans George and Roslyn Miller Lindsay and Aaron Miller Shirley and Mitchell Miller Tamar Miller Glenda and David Minkin The Mishan Family

James and Wendy Mnookin Robert and Dale Mnookin Rabbi Leon A. Morris and Dasee Berkowitz M. Peter and Elizabeth K. Moser David Myers and Nomi Stolzenberg Tamar and Tzvi Nagan Gerty S. Nardella Bennett and Sondra Nathan Pearl G. Nathan Jack Needleman Jerome and Nancy Neff Mark Nelkin Bettyrose Nelson Stanley and Adella Nemer Robert and Carol Nemo Jim Newman Peter B. Newman John and Kayla Niles Arthur and June Nislick Peter and Joan Novick Charles and Richard Oestreich Foundation, Inc. OFFITBANK The Oppenheim Family Helene H. Oppenheimer The Opportunity Fund Adrienne and George Orlan Gilbert and Margaret Osnos Robert Owens and Eve Klein Max Palevsky Phil and Linda Palter David Paul Bill and Janet Pauli Muriel G. Miller Pear Wendy Peikes Avigdor and Mark Pemper-Rabiner Arno A. Penzias Smadar Peretz and Edward Waitzer Sarah Perry and Ronan McGrath Eugene A. Petracca Rabbi Aaron M. Petuchowski Judith Plaskow William and Karen Podolsky Dinah PoKempner and Robert Kushen Richard Polak and Kabrel Geller Howard and Geraldine Polinger Sandy Polishuk Lisa and Gideon Pollack Henry and Jean Pollak Mr. and Mrs. Lewis B. Pollak, Sr. Steven and Robin Pollens Betty Ann Polse Frances R. Posel Audrey Prins and Josh Trachtenberg Julie Rabinowitz and Andy Buck Paula J. Rackoff Robert and Susy Raful Gilda and Jerry Raiken Jeanne Raisler and Jonathan Cohn Vivian Rakoff and Gina Shochat-Rakoff

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DONORS Jack Rapaport Daniel and Maxine Rapoport Elinor G. Ratner Josef and Dana Raucher David Reed and Laurie Fanger-Reed Henry & Anne Reich Family Foundation, Inc. David Reisen and Ann Peck Reisen Elizabeth W. Reisen Jacob and Betty Reiss Julian and Frieda Reitman Eugene and Elizabeth Renkin Peter and Susan Restler Marjorie and Stephen Richards Dorothy Richman and Michael Steinman Ilene Richman Lorne Richmond Zvi Rimalt Robert and Ellen Rinsky Paul and Sheri Robbins Dan J. Roberts Edward and Peggy Robin Shai and Judy Robkin James and Diane Roche June and David Rokoff Tobey H. Roland Elliott and Phyllis Rosen Harold L. Rosen Lucille and Jack Rosenberg Barbara and Stephen Rosenfeld Lee & Nathan Rosenmutter Family Foundation Gerry Rosenstein Peter and Beth 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 Meyer and Naomi Rothberg Dr. Ellen Rothchild M.D. Susan Rothenberg Daniel Rothstein Ruth M. Rothstein Roni Rubenstein and Barry Berson Kenny Rubin Lori and Larry Rubin David Rubinstein Dr. Margrit Wreschner Rustow Jonathan and Barbara Ryder Edmund and Norma Sacks Dmitry Sagalovskiy Walter and Marjorie Salmon Andrew Salop Norman and Betsy Samet Alfred and Marta Samulon Dene A. Sarason Claire Satlof and Jeffrey Bedrick


Louis and Barbara Savrin David Saxe Lisa R. Schachner Judith and Richard Schachter Daniel C. Schaffer Julie B. Schecter Steven and Bonni Schiff Jean Schiro-Zavela and Vance Zavela Maxwell and Gloria Schneider Edith Schor Amy Schottenstein and Justin Magaram Leonard and Celia Schuchman Eric and Sarah Schulmiller Myrl S. Schuster Jolie Schwab and David Hodes Amy Schwartz and Eric Koenig J. Sanford and Susan Schwartz Lawrence and Cherie Schwartz Sandra and Martin Segal Joseph and Randee Seiger Diana Selig Janice V. Selix Rita R. Semel Karen and Alan Senter Stan and Anne Shabason Donald and Doris Shaffer Randi Shafton and Andrew Lieberman Ronald M. Shaich Risa Shames and Neil Silverston Edmond and Marla Shapiro Finley R. Shapiro Howard and Manya Shapiro Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation James and Connie Shapiro Myron Shapiro and Joan Goldman Soretta Shapiro Samuel and Jill Deane Sheppard Adam H. Sher Rochelle E. and Jesse Shereff Reuben and Leona Shevitz Audrey Shiffman and Peter Langmaid Daniel S. Shore Norman M. Shore Hannah P. Shostack Edwin and Ellen Sue Shulkin Holly C. Shulman Steven E. Sicher Malcolm and Leora Siegel Ruth and Jerome Siegel Gabrielle Sigel and Howard Epstein Susan and Richard Sigel Silk Endowment Fund Bert and Nancy Silver David Silver and Ann Schwartz


Riva Silverman and Abram Heisler Ernest and Eve Simon Bernard Simpson Robert and Elaine Sims Betty and Ernest Singer Ellen Singer and Don Simkin Peter and Marjorie Singer Seth Skolnick Elias Skovron Jim and Elaine Slater Michael and Kathleen Slater Richard and Cynthia Sloan Paul and Turbi Smilow Malcolm and Betty Smith Richard and Greta Smolowe Society Of St. John The Evangelist Marian and Abraham Sofaer Eugene Sofer and Judith Bartnoff Aviam Soifer and Marlene Booth Allen Sokal Felicia L. Sol Solel Congregation of Mississauga Janet W. Solinger May Soll Abby Sosland Marvin Sparrow Rita Spiegel Helen and Thomas Spiro Alfred and Ruth Sporer David and Tasha Stadtner Marc and Wendy Stanley Arthur Steer, M.D. Michael Steifman Amy J. Stein Carol Stein Francine Stein and Samuel Kasoff Fredric and Nikki Stein Harold and Vera Stein Melvin and Adele Steinberg Joseph and Elaine Steiner Paul M. Steiner Edith and Arthur Stern Cathy Stern and Ann Hartstein Judge Edward Stern and Judge Maxine Chesney Jane R. Stern Naomi Stern The Honorable Paula Stern and Paul London Ronald and Rebecca Stern Susan and Jeffrey Stern Sidney Stern Memorial Trust Susan Stockel Peter and Joanna Strauss David and Jo Ann Supperstein Richard Sussman and Nina Horowitz Richard and June Swartz Susan Swartz and Bruce Solomon Michael and Bryna Sweedler

Yuval Tal and Isabelle Demenge David and Peggy Tanner Shirley T. Tartak Dr. and Mrs. Robert M. Tartell Tauben Family Foundation Rabbi Dov Taylor Daniel E. Teitelbaum Rayla G. Temin, in memory of Howard M. Temin Bob and Sandy Temkin Bruce Temkin Steven and Carol Teutsch Walter and Anne Tick Rachel B. Tiven Aaron and Ziva Tomares Gail Tomberg Jay and Joan Topkis Sidney and Lillian Topol Gary and Evelyn Trachten Jennifer Traeger Elizabeth Traubman Joan L. Treiman Lorin and Jill Troderman Mark I. and Robyn H. Tsesarsky Karen Tucker and Jerome Avorn Steve Tulkin and Sydney Kapchan David and Bonita Turner Dr. Saleh A. Turujman David Umansky and Penni Morganstein United Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, PA D. Jean Veta and Mary Ann Dutton Milton and Judith Viorst Elizabeth Vorenberg Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen and Katz Drs. David Wahl and Carol Traut David Waksberg and Ellen Bob Adir Waldman Martin Wallen Gerald J. and Naomi Wasserburg Henry Webber and Christine Jacobs Andrew and Debra Weiner Robert H. and Jane L. Weiner Ruth V. Weiner Lorraine and Ernie Weinrib Marilyn and Raymond Weisberg Mortimer and Barbara Weisenfeld Charlotte Weiss Jan I. Weiss Jeff and Paula Kramer Weiss Mark and Joan Weiss Richard and Beatrice Wernick Carol and Brad White Lois Whitman Drs. Saul and Joan Wider Ruth Wielgosz and Benjamin Edelman

Jonathan and Judith Wilkenfeld Ann F. Wimpfheimer Mordechai and Barbara Winter Iris Witkowsky Pecki Sherman Witonsky Stephen and Rachel Wizner Steven and Barbara Wolf Beverly Wolfe Susan and Robert Wolfe Terri Wolfe-Hirsch Ann and Arnold Wolff Robert and Joan Wolff Susan and Steven Wolfson Drs. Steven and Sybil Wolin Mr. Chic Wolk Rudolph & Sara Wyner Prize Fund at the Boston Foundation Ronald and Suzan Wynne Peter and Gail Bates Yessne Josephus Youngerman and Ronnie Scharfman Hy and Shirley Zaret Ann and Bernie Zelechow Ina and Lowell Zeleznick Kate Zigmond Naomi and Michael Zigmond Stanley Zimmering, Ph.D. Margot and Paul Zimmerman Fund of The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region Harriet W. Ziskin Arthur and Charlotte Zitrin Seymour Zoger

Unspecified Kay Berkson and Sidney Hollander Linda Boonshoft Henry and Norma Eigles Mitch and Sandy Knisbacher Hannah L. Kransberg

Board of Directors & Regional Councils New Israel Fund Board of Directors As of April 1, 2006




Michael Hirschhorn New York

Peter Edelman President Washington, DC

Dr. Isser Dubinsky* President

Martin Indyk Washington, DC

Neta Ziv Vice President in Israel Ramat Hasharon

Nadera Shalhoub Keverkian Jerusalem

Debra Grobstein Campbell* Past President

Joan Shapiro Vice President in North America Chicago

Susan Liss Chevy Chase, MD

Dr. Pierre Loeb, Chair Martin Dreyfus Peter Dreyfus Roger Dreyfus Beat Eisner Phyllis Günzburger David Jacobs Marlis Jacobs Peter Liatowitsch Tascha Loeb Daniel Pewsner

Steven Gunther Treasurer Santa Monica, CA

Cindy Miller New York Sara Ozacky-Lazar Kibbutz Ramat Menashe, Israel

Jonathan Lopatin Secretary New Rochelle, NY

Gerry Sarnat Portola Valley, CA


Uri Scharf Jerusalem

Muhammad Amara Zalafa Village, Israel

Peter Shapiro South Orange, NJ

Yossi Beinart New York

Alan D. Solomont Weston, MA

Debby Bussel Miami

Mary Ann Stein Washington, DC

Jonathan J. Cohen Lincoln, MA

Ofra Kochavi Zeidman Tel Aviv

Gerald Cromer Jerusalem

Larry Garber Executive Director

Franklin Fisher Cambridge, MA

Eliezer Ya’ari Executive Director Israel

Mark Goldberg London


Shlomo Gur Jerusalem

Jonathan J. Cohen Eleanor F. Friedman

Abigail Slater* Secretary-Treasurer Sy Landau Ken Rubin Renee Simmons * Trustees of N.I.F. Canadian Charitable Trust

Advisory Council Rabbi Larry Englander Dr. Ralph Garber Dr. Victor Goldbloom Wolfe Goodman Maurice Green Chaviva Hosek Rabbi Dow Marmur Gibby Rosenberg Judy Sarick Herbert Solway Alex Speigel Sharon Weintraub Sheila Zittrer BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF NEW ISRAEL FUND OF GREAT BRITAIN

Mark Goldberg, Chair David Altschuler David Goldberg Martine Halban June Jacobs Oliver Mishcon Honorary President William Frankel Patrons Lady Berlin The Lord Lester of Herne Hill Q.C. The Lord Moser The Lord Stone of Blackheath


SAN FRANCISCO REGIONAL BOARD Gary Sokol, President Steve Abel Rabbi Alan Berg Dr. David Biale Michael Bien Pamela Burdman Sandy Curtis Leah Frei Jonathan Fuchs Nancy Goldberg Leslie Kane Asher Kotz Hannah Kranzberg George Krevsky Martin Lowenstein Ephraim Margolin Robin Mencher Dr. Raquel Newman Justice Stuart Pollak Diane Rosenberg David Rosenhan Peter Rukin Gerry and Lela Sarnat Rita Semel Randi Shafton Seth Skolnick Bonnie Tenenbaum Dr. Paul Wachter Steven Tulkin Marilyn Weisberg Diane Jordan Wexler Marjorie Wolf Susan Wolfe

Bryna Linett, Chair Steven Abrahams Jonathan Adelsberg Oz Benamram Alan Cohen Leon Gross Janet Heetner Michael Hirschhorn Leslie Kimerling Rabbi Richard Marker Aliza Mazor Cindy L. Miller Irwin Rosenblum Frederick P. Schaffer Abbe Steinglass David Umansky Carole Zabar ATLANTA REGIONAL COUNCIL Peter Cohen Steven Cooper Lois Frank James Lando Charles Miller David Minkin Glenda Minkin Carol Nemo Shai Robkin Leigh Winston PHILADELPHIA REGIONAL COUNCIL Richard Bazelon Mark Berger Jane Eisner Arthur “Nick” Goldman Jacob Kriger Linda Kriger Adena Potok David Richman Jerry Rubenstein Daniel Segal Dveera Segal Rebecca Starr David Weinstein

Advisory Council Lady Gilbert Stuart Levy Rabbi Dame Julia Neuberger Martin Paisner John Porter Michael Sacher Ruth Sandelson

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International Council As of April 1, 2006

Avner De-Shalit Jerusalem

Israela Goldblum Jerusalem

Reuven Dori Tarzana, CA

Phyllis Goldman Scarsdale, NY

Dr. Isser Dubinsky Toronto, Canada

Sally Gottesman New York

Michel Abitbol Jerusalem

Sara Ehrman Washington, DC

Barbara S. Green Washington, DC

Ismail Abu Saad Beer Sheva, Israel

Rami Entin Tel Aviv

Liz Greenstein New York

Karen Adler New York

Nabila Espanioly Nazareth, Israel

Elah Alkalay Tel Aviv

Uzi Even Tel Aviv

Lois Gunther Richard Gunther Los Angeles

Arieh Arnon Jerusalem

Sidra Ezrahi Durham, NC

Joshua Bar-Lev Berkeley, CA

Leonard “Leibel” Fein Boston

Martin Indyk, Chair Washington, DC Yoram Peri, Vice Chair Tel Aviv

Mordechai “Morale” Bar-On Jerusalem

Yisca Harani Ramat Aviv, Israel Gilad Harish Tel Aviv

Shelley Fischel Scarsdale, NY

Dorothy Harman Jerusalem

Oz Benamram New York

Lois Frank Atlanta

Shlomo Hasson Jerusalem

Eyal Benvenisti Tel Aviv

William Frankel Washington, DC

Shira Herzog Toronto, Canada

Mindy Berman Newton, MA

Dayle Friedman Philadelphia

Nehama Hillman Jerusalem

Les Bronstein White Plains, NY

Jonathan Fuchs San Francisco

Audrey Irmas Los Angeles

Sara Cannon Santa Monica, CA

Aviva Futorian Chicago

Haim Izraeli Tel Aviv

Naomi Chazan Jerusalem

Lily Galili Jerusalem

June Jacobs London

Alan Cohen New York

Itzhak Galnoor Jerusalem

Richard Jacobs Scarsdale, NY

Yehudah Cohn New York

Ruth Gavison Jerusalem

Judy Karp Jerusalem

Rachel Cowan New York

Judy Gelman Washington, DC

Yadin Kaufman Ra’anana, Israel

James Cummings Pacific Palisades, CA

Benny Gidron Beer Sheva, Israel

Leslie Kimerling New York

David Goldberg Glasgow, Scotland

Sara Klein Jonathan Klein Rosemont, PA

Ellen Dahrendorf London Jerome Davidson Great Neck, NY


Tova Halbertal Jerusalem

Bruce Goldberger New York


Linda Klein Washington, DC

Mordechai Kremnitzer Jerusalem Luis Lainer Los Angeles Betsy Landis Donald Landis White Plains, NY Terry Lenzner Washington, DC Shelley Levine Upper Montclair, NJ Geoffrey Lewis Waban, MA David Libai Tel Aviv Judith Lichtman Washington, DC Jan Liff Nashville, TN

Louis Newman St. Paul, MN

Alice Shalvi Jerusalem

Raquel H. Newman San Francisco

Shimon Shamir Tel Aviv

Lisa Orlick-Salka Seattle

Aliza Shenhar Emek Izrael, Israel

Bonnie Orlin Cambridge, MA

Ruth Sheshinski Jerusalem

Ruth Ottolenghi Nataf, Israel

Varda Shiffer Jerusalem

Aaron Panken Scarsdale, NY

Yonatan Shimshoni Ramat Hasharon, Israel

Kathleen Peratis New York Gabbi Peretz Cochav Yair, Israel Stuart Pollak San Francisco

Joel Siegel Mevasseret Zion, Israel Jane Silverman Princeton, NJ

Yuval Rabin Rockville, MD

Nancy Schwartz Sternoff New York

Paula Rackoff New York, NY

Simone Susskind Brussels, Belgium

Frances Raday Jerusalem

Alfred (Fred) Tauber Boston

Irwin Rosenblum Princeton, NJ

Ingrid Tauber San Francisco

Noreen Sablotsky Miami, FL

Bonnie Tenenbaum Portola Valley, CA

Moshe Safdie Cambridge, MA

Gordon Tucker White Plains, NY

Bettylu Saltzman Chicago

David Umansky New York

David Saperstein Washington, DC

Frank Vogl Washington, DC

Lela Sarnat Portola Valley, CA

Al Vorspan New York

Sami Michael Haifa, Israel

Harriet Schley Chestnut Hill, MA

Arthur Waldstein Boston

Robert Mnookin Cambridge, MA

Carole Segal Chicago

Michael Walzer Princeton, NJ

Harriet MouchlyWeiss New York

Dan Segal Philadelphia, PA

Butch Weaver Boulder, CO

Amnon Sella Mevasseret Zion, Israel

Vincent Worms San Francisco

Robert Lifton Chicago Bryna Linett South Orange, NJ Pierre Loeb Basel, Switzerland Martin Lowenstein Burlingame, CA Ellen Malcolm Washington, DC Edna Margalit Jerusalem Rachel Masters New York J. Rolando “Roly” Matalon New York

Jacob Ner David Jerusalem

Dina Zisserman Jerusalem

How You Can support the New Israel Fund 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, fostering tolerance and religious pluralism and protecting and preserving the environment. 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. After reviewing applications from hundreds of Israeli organizations each year, NIF’s board and staff select approximately 150 annually for funding. You may choose to designate your gift to one of these organizations to fulfill NIF’s commitment, allowing you to direct your gift to a personal priority. NIF’s grantees are described throughout this annual report or at

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.

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. Family philanthropic funds also offer an opportunity to support the work of NIF on an annual basis. These funds can be established with a minimum gift of $50,000, and the income can be designated to NIF or one of our grantees. Upon your demise, the funds go into NIF’s general endowment. You can also endow your annual campaign gift in a variety of methods, thus ensuring that it will live on in perpetuity.

Matching Gifts Many corporations have programs that match employee donations made to charitable organizations. Check to see if your employer had a matching gift program.

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.

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Cash or check Credit card Marketable securities (stocks, bonds and mutual fund shares) State of Israel bonds Gifts matched by your employer 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 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. For more information about making a gift to the New Israel Fund, call (202) 842-0900, email or visit You can make a credit card donation online at 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) 673-7772 or visit

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