New Israel Fund 2006 Annual Report

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2006 Annual report

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Dear Friends: The consequ ences of the second Lebanon War continue to roil Israeli politics and society. Beyond the terrible loss of life in Israel and in Lebanon, and beyond the questions it posed for Israeli security, the war exposed the fault lines in Israeli society to everyone who chose to see them. Ordinarily, we provide you with stories about our most significant issue areas: human rights, social justice, and religious pluralism. But the war and its aftermath so dominated our agenda in 2006 that we want to tell you that complete story, and explain how the New Israel Fund (NIF) and Shatil manifested our commitment to social justice at a time of crisis. Our task was obvious almost from the outset. As bombs began raining down on the Galilee, many Israelis fled south. Those who remained were — disproportionately — poor, immigrant, elderly, foreign, disabled or Arab. The government’s failure to provide home-front protection is now well known, but NIF, and especially our Shatil office in Haifa, were among the first to recognize the need and to organize a multi-faceted response. Our 27-year investment in grassroots organizations and underprivileged communities allowed us to make an immediate difference on the ground. As you’ll read on page 6, we are still making that difference, as we unite disparate communities into a growing lobby for a permanent fair share for Israel’s periphery. Of course, the New Israel Fund addressed other urgent issues in 2006. Together with key grantees, we campaigned against the unfair provisions of Israel’s “Wisconsin” welfare-to-work program, and celebrated as the government announced that it will revisit the way the program operates. Our “Kick Racism Out of Soccer” program garnered more attention, along with alliances with Britain’s leading soccer stars and officials. With NIF support, the first secular yeshiva in Israel opened, combining the liberal Jewish religious tradition with tikkun olam for college students.

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Foreign workers were freed from indentured servitude to specific employers, a situation rife with exploitation and abuse. More than 600 of their children, in a landmark ruling, are now permitted to gain citizenship in Israel, the only country most have ever known. With our grantee Machsom Watch, we are effecting change in how non-Jewish passengers at Ben-Gurion Airport are screened to avoid unnecessary harassment and humiliation. As 2007 began, we took careful note of Israel’s desperate need for transparency and integrity in government — and of new threats to the impartial judiciary — and began considering how best to mobilize civil society on these issues. For all our accomplishments, we realize how much remains to be done. As long as there is discrimination and exclusion based on differences of any kind, as long as there are economic disparities of unacceptable dimension, and as long as people cannot practice their religion according to their own view of proper observance, the New Israel Fund will be there to work for justice in all of its meanings and applications. The professional critics of Israel vilify it out of all proportion to its errors and transgressions, but we celebrate and prove anew that Israel is a self-critical democracy that can and will progress toward a better future. And with your help, we will continue to do so. Sincerely,

Larry Garber

Peter Edelman

Eliezer Yaari

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. A philanthropic partnership of Israelis, North Americans and Europeans, NIF is 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

Shatil 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 with hands-on assistance, training, written materials and workshops in the basics of non-profit management. 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. During the last 23 years, Shatil has grown from one staff member serving 20 organizations to 70 eth-

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.

nically diverse professionals, support staff and interns, with offices in Jerusalem, Haifa, Beer Sheva, Lod, Baqa Algharbiya and, in 2007, Rosh Pinah, 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 accorded to nongovernmental organizations that advance issues of interest to the UN and that follow the spirit of the UN Charter. Shatil’s work 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. During and after the 2006 Lebanon War, Shatil was NIF’s action arm on-the-ground, supporting beleaguered communities and NGOs under dire and difficult circumstances.

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The following sections provide more detailed information on NIF’s work on-the-ground in Israel, with examples of how NIF grantees are making a difference, descriptions of major new projects and initiatives and a listing of the organizations to which NIF made core grants of $20,000 or more. For a full listing of grants and more information on NIF’s grantees and programs, please visit

accomplishments 2006 Human Rights NIF and grantee Machsom Watch challenged the harassment of non-Jewish passengers traveling through Ben-Gurion airport by offering to monitor security checks. As a result, Prime Minister Olmert asked the Transportation Ministry to explore ways to end the mistreatment and introduce new technology to allow for less invasive searches. On Tu B’Shvat, over 300 Israeli Jews planted 500 olive saplings with Arab farmers to compensate for trees damaged by settler vigilantes. The event was initiated by NIF and veteran NIF grantees Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC), BINA: Center for Jewish Identity and Hebrew Culture, Rabbis for Human Rights and the Kibbutz Movement. The campaign’s results: vandalism against Palestinian olive trees ceased after the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) began protecting the groves. After a petition by NIF grantee Hamoked: Center for Defense of the Individual, Israel’s Supreme Court ordered the government to dismantle eight kilometers of the Security Fence near the West Bank Jewish settlement of Tzofin, after finding that the Fence route was

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designed to provide the Jewish settlement with land to expand and had no security considerations. Tzofin’s secret plans, which were discovered by NIF grantee Bimkom: Planners for Planning Rights, persuaded the justices to reverse their 2002 decision rejecting the original petition. The Supreme Court approved a petition permitting compensatory payments to residents of the West Bank and Gaza, canceling a section of the existing “Intifada legislation” that had prevented legal redress for harm to civilians or civilian property. NIF grantee human rights groups involved in this petition included Adalah, HaMoked and Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI). The Knesset passed comprehensive legislation outlawing all forms of trafficking, including trafficking in labor, children and organs. The law, written with input from NIF grantees Hotline for Migrant Workers and Workers’ Hotline: Kav LaOved, provides compensation for victims of trafficking, including sex slaves, from fines imposed on convicted traffickers.

Racism NIF launched “Let’s Kick Racism Out of Israeli Soccer,” a new phase of NIF’s campaign to combat racism in Israeli society, that forged an alliance with England’s Football Association and heightened attention to the issue. The Chief Rabbi of Safed, Shmuel Eliyahu, was indicted in the Nazareth District Court for racist incitement after NIF grantees Mossawa Center and IRAC complained about the rabbi’s statement that, “It’s forbidden in Jewish law, by the way, to sell apartments to Arabs and to rent apartments to Arabs.”

The appearance by two children on Against All Odds — a TV series initiated and produced by NIF — was a boost to the public campaign to grant citizenship to foreign children who have grown up in Israel and selfidentify as Israelis. NIF grantees Hotline for Migrant Workers, ACRI, and Workers’ Hotline: Kav LaOved scored an even greater legal victory when Israel’s Supreme Court ordered the government to allow foreign workers to change employers in Israel. Previously, migrant workers could only get work visas for specific employers, a policy Justice Michael Cheshin labeled “a modern version of slavery.”

Gay Rights


Jerusalem’s Gay Rights Rally was attended by more than 3,000 people at the Hebrew University Sports Stadium in November despite fierce opposition and threats from the city’s ultra-Orthodox community. The rally received funding and support from NIF and Shatil and was organized and hosted by former grantee Jerusalem Open House. Six Israeli gay couples, all previously married in Canada, successfully petitioned Israel’s Supreme Court, along with ACRI, to have their overseas weddings registered by the Israeli government.

Hotline for Migrant Workers, together with the Refugees Rights Clinic of Tel Aviv University, won a successful Supreme Court order requesting that a special official individually consider the case of each refugee from Darfur who reached Israel fleeing genocide in Sudan. As a result, most of the 300 refugees seeking political asylum were released from prison.

New Immigrants The Institute for Jewish-Secular Rights, Oranim: Hamidrasha Center for Study Fellowship and Bina introduced special, meaningful Jewish wedding ceremonies for couples — almost always from the former Soviet Union — who cannot prove their Jewishness to the Orthodox rabbinate. New legislation has been drawn up by the Justice Ministry that would introduce secular wedding ceremonies into Israel for the first time, although only for citizens who are not Halachically Jewish. NIF grantee Fidel – Association for Education and Social Integration of Ethiopian Jews celebrated its 10year anniversary. During that time, it initiated the mediators’ program and trained 67 professionals to mediate among Ethiopian immigrant parents, their children and their schools.

Foreign Workers Following a campaign by NIF grantees Hotline for Migrant Workers and ACRI, the Israeli government granted citizenship to 600 children of foreign workers.

Social & Economic Justice The Israeli government announced cancellation of the punitive and discriminatory Mehalev (“Wisconsin Plan”) welfare-to-work program. Wisconsin Watch, run by grantees Commitment for Peace and Social Justice (Mehuyavut) and Community Advocacy — Genesis Israel on NIF emergency grants, monitored and reported hundreds of complaints about the pilot program, which involved over 20,000 families in Jerusalem, Nazareth, Hadera and Ashkelon. Wisconsin Watch worked closely with Shatil, Tel Aviv University’s Legal Clinical Education Program and NIF grantee Sot El-Amel: Laborer’s Voice to formulate new Knesset legislation proposing alternative programs which gained the support of 83 out of 120 Knesset members. In response to a petition by NIF grantee Adalah, Israel’s Supreme Court ordered the government to cancel the existing economic priority zone program, which initially included 500 Jewish but only four Arab communities. The seven-Justice panel reached the unanimous verdict that the policy discriminates against the Arab minority in education, welfare, housing and employment.

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War Assistance Through an emergency campaign, NIF provided basic humanitarian assistance to the most vulnerable populations in the war-torn North, including new immigrants, single-parent families, Arab citizens and foreign workers. Many NIF organizations helped evacuate vulnerable populations from the war zone. Esh David, a pluralistic Russian-speaking religious community in Ashdod, hosted 250 immigrants from the North. Born to Live Proudly took Arab youth for a break by the Dead Sea while South Wing to Zion paid for a Negev vacation for Ethiopian immigrants. NIF grantee Yedid: The Association for Community Empowerment provided free legal advice for those submitting compensation claims related to the war and printed a detailed user-friendly guide on compensation to help ordinary citizens cut through the red tape. NIF also provided Sot El-Amel: Laborer’s Voice an emergency grant to set up a hotline to answer compensation queries in Arabic, since the government forms were only published in Hebrew. Shatil’s North Star Forum, Mobadera and Northern Exposure programs became the focal point for dozens of civil society groups looking to rebuild the North and call attention to longstanding social and economic inequities in Israel’s periphery. (See story, page 6)

Environment The government scrapped plans to build 20,000 new homes in the hills west of Jerusalem following a fouryear campaign by the Coalition for the Preservation of the Jerusalem Hills, which is funded by NIF through the Green Environment Fund (GEF). Many considered the victory to be one of the greatest successes in the history of the environmental movement in Israel. Illegal fences were removed from 45 locations around the Sea of Galilee following a protracted struggle by the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI), also supported by NIF through the GEF. SPNI is creating a hiking trail around the entire lake and with the removal of these fences, a 35 kilometer path is now in place around the lake.

Religious Pluralism & Freedom The world’s first secular yeshiva opened its doors in Tel Aviv with 150 students. The yeshiva was the initiative

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of NIF grantee BINA: Center for Jewish Identity and Hebrew Culture and, planned together with NIF, emphasizes religious pluralism and tikkun olam. Students are studying Jewish texts two days a week and are also working for social action projects in disadvantaged areas of Tel Aviv.

Women’s Rights The Knesset formed an Equal Opportunity Employment Commission, based on a proposal submitted by veteran NIF grantee Israel Women’s Network (IWN), to supervise enforcement of existing anti-discrimination legislation and handle employment discrimination on the basis of nationality, ethnic origins, age, religion, personal status, sexual orientation and political affiliation. “Ten years ago an annual average of six agunot (“chained women” who cannot get religious divorces) in Israel would be granted a divorce,” said Batsheva Sherman, Executive Director of Yad L’Isha, which receives an NIF grant to support the International Coalition for Agunah Rights (ICAR). “Now about 250 agunot are granted a divorce each year and over the past year alone Yad L’Isha has helped 40 agunot receive a get — a divorce sanctioned by the rabbinical courts.” Veteran NIF grantee Association of Rape Crisis Centers in Israel (ARCCI) was officially recognized by the Israel Defense Forces as a service provider on matters relating to sexual harassment and sexual assault. ARCCI will provide the IDF with workshops, lectures, consultations and victims’ support groups and will assist the military police in its investigations and prosecutions.

Against All Odds 2006 saw the highly successful broadcast of Against All Odds, the 14-part television series initiated and produced by NIF. The series, which aired on Israel’s Channel 2, the country’s most popular television station, presented the country’s social change leaders to the Israeli public at large. Against All Odds broke new ground in Israeli commercial television, which is dominated by reality TV programs and game shows, and achieved remarkably high ratings, paving the way for additional series about social change in Israel.

c o n f l i c t, r e c o v Introd uc tion • The second Lebanon War began in July 2006. Four thousand rockets and missiles bombarded the North of Israel, damaging cities and towns, and spreading fear throughout the region. More than one million men, women and children found themselves vulnerable to lethal attacks for days on end. Forty-four Israeli citizens — both Jews and Arabs — were killed on the home front while hundreds of others were injured, some of them severely.

It quickly became evident that the government of Israel was not prepared to provide basic services to its most threatened citizens. And the war exposed a deeper reality; that successive governments had, long ago, abandoned those who lived in Israel’s geographic and economic periphery. The war laid bare the growing inequities between the privileged and the vulnerable — and between Israel’s prosperous center and the neglected North and Negev. Discrimination in the provision of the most basic of services became glaringly evident. Even the essential requirements of crisis response, such as the provision of Russian, Amharic or Arabic information to non-Hebrew speaking residents, were lacking. When

the missiles rained down on their homes and families, the Arab community, in particular, went without shelters, safe rooms and alarm systems. Vulnerable populations, including the poor, elderly, single parents, foreign workers and the disabled, were unable to flee to safety due to lack of resources, or for fear of losing vital wages and scarce jobs. At that precise moment, NIF’s 27 years of grassroots experience on behalf of Israel’s most dispossessed made a considerable difference. When the war began, the New Israel Fund and its action arm, Shatil, quickly mobilized to meet the immediate challenges. Although Shatil’s Haifa office was physically closed after the near hit of a Katyusha rocket, it continued to function as the

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e r y, r e n e w a l organization’s nerve center. Emergency grants to both national and local organizations in the North allowed for direct services to vulnerable populations, including the relocation of families out of rocket range. Local organizations with deep roots in Northern communities were given the support to provide trauma and posttrauma counseling, emergency economic assistance, and programs to address the schisms in Israeli society exacerbated by the war. With the help of New Israel Fund’s committed supporters, who contributed generously to an emergency campaign, NIF/Shatil emerged as the primary resource for Israel’s civil society in the

Shatil Director Rachel Liel opened a conference,

Northern periphery, providing desperately-needed help to those who needed it most.

on military security and the relegation of social issues

The Immediate Aftermath: Addressing the Longstanding Issues The war did not create social and economic inequities, but it did expose them and the challenge to Israel’s future as a cohesive, democratic society. Having become the prime “investor” in social change in Israel and the organization most experienced in empowering the “invisible” Israelis, NIF/Shatil was positioned to move quickly in the war’s immediate aftermath. When

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“Israeli Social Change Organizations During and After the Second Lebanon War,” in Tel Aviv in late September, dozens of NIF grantee and Shatil client social change organizations wrestled with the troubling issues raised by the 34-day conflict with Hezbollah — and the role of civil society in what came next. These were bone-deep issues for a society in turmoil. How could civil society help the public understand that the failure of government services was a result of yearslong neglect, and not just an issue of “preparedness of the home front?” How do we prevent an exclusive focus to the bottom of the government’s agenda? How can we convince people that a healthy society does not abandon its vulnerable members? How can we safeguard and strengthen cooperation between Israeli Jews and Arabs, when bitterness and misunderstanding are increasing? Answers to these questions were not theoretical. The war resulted in $1 billion in lost productivity, $2.5 billion in unbudgeted military costs, and inevitably would require higher taxes and budget cuts, especially for social services. Therefore, NIF’s existing advocacy, coalition-building and training programs for social

Helping Women Begin a New Life Yardena Michael grew up in Haifa, the third of 10 children of new immigrant parents from Iraq. When she left her husband after 16 years of marriage, Yardena had to raise her four children alone with a high school education and no work experience. In November 2006, Yardena testified at Shatil’s public hearing in Haifa about the difficulties her children experienced during the war, including acute anxiety and a severe infection. The only aid she received during the war was from non-profit organizations. After joining a Shatil-run group for single parents, she was inspired to work for social change, and currently heads a project advising women obtaining a divorce of their rights and helping them overcome legal hurdles when starting a new life. Yardena Michael

and economic justice took on immediate and critical

in-depth discussions, create a model for joint

importance. “Israel’s Katrina” demanded a realistic

Jewish-Arab living in Haifa and elsewhere, and

process for assisting the victims, and dealing with the

provide key tools for promoting co-existence and

bigger issues, in the aftermath of a devastating war.

workplace dialogue interventions. New Partnerships and Influence: Given the


Top Down and Bottom Up By October 2006, NIF and Shatil had laid the groundwork for a long-term, comprehensive response. The programs we planned aimed to strengthen civil society and build networks, particularly in the North, empowering citizens and grassroots groups to demand that the state rebuild its disintegrating social infrastructure and renew its responsibility to all citizens. But there was an even greater challenge — the need to heal the deep divisions in Israeli society, to bridge ethnic and national divides, and rebuild a cohesive, interdependent nation of shared and equal stakeholders. Our immediate goals included: Increased capacity building: With the war hav-


ing stretched community groups in the North to their limits, we had to help them rebuild by provid-

evident lack of coordinated communication, we established new working relationships between nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and local councils, community workers and other government and quasi-government officials, influencing national priorities in favor of increased, targeted social spending and equitable compensation. Our strategy? Work from the top down — using our access to Israeli decision-makers — and from the bottom up, relying on our longstanding relationships with local NGO leaders, many of whom we have funded, mentored and trained. We also wanted to listen carefully to the “invisible” Israelis to ensure that long-term solutions reflected real needs, not political slogans.

A “Star” is Born

ing outreach and training, as well as guidance for

Recognizing that Northern NGOs and community

gaining greater access to government officials and

groups must work together to gain influence and lever-


age, NIF/Shatil organized the North Star Forum, an

Bolstering Jewish-Arab cooperation: With strained

umbrella organization of 50 multi-faceted social change

relations between Israeli Jews and Arabs exac-

organizations in the North. From its inception, the

erbated by the war, we saw the need to facilitate

Forum focused on:


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Analyzing, publicizing and proposing new solutions


for the issues that were so disastrously handled by the government during the crisis; Monitoring compensation, both public and philan-


thropic, to the many victims of the war to ensure fairness, equity and attention to the real needs of Northern Israelis; Monitoring the national budget, documenting


governmental and quasi-establishment decisions, and ensuring public attention to new social spending policies by a government faced with the costs of

war increases in social spending, was closely tracked by the Forum. (Governments everywhere pay for wars by cutting social spending, and Israel is unfortunately no different.) “Before the war in Lebanon, the government promised to put economic justice issues such as a higher minimum wage on the public agenda,” explained Shatil’s North Star Forum Coordinator, Avi Dabush. “Following the war, all the public saw were proposed cuts in the 2007 welfare budget.” Four demonstrations, a special website, five reports and a public awareness day sponsored by the Forum

the war. Within weeks of the ceasefire, the Forum began influencing the public agenda in Israel. As politicians and the media furiously debated responsibility for the war’s outcome, the Forum believed that the Israeli civilians who actually lived through the worst experiences deserved a public voice. Thus, the Forum held four public hearings in Haifa, Nazareth, Kiryat Shmona and Safed where the “invisible Israelis” could testify about their personal experiences. New immigrants from the Former Soviet Union (FSU) and Ethiopia, the elderly, the disabled, single mothers, Arabs and Jews all came to the hearings to testify to the great divide in Israeli society, and to their experience of abandonment during and after the war. Media coverage was extensive, and officials in Israel began paying attention to the human cost of government failure. In all, 200 written and oral testimonies were gathered and used as the basis for a comprehensive report about the failure of the Israeli government to protect and provide for its citizens, written with the cooperation of the Concord Research Center for the Interplay between International Norms and Israeli Law. By early 2007, Shatil had submitted the report to Israel’s official investigative Winograd Commission, and Shatil officials were asked to meet with Israel’s powerful comptroller, Micha Lindenstrauss, who included the public hearing testimonies in his official report to the government. But public testimony was only part of the Forum’s work. The controversial issue of how the war would be paid for, and what would happen to the promised pre-

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Protecting a Defenseless Community Soon after the war’s outbreak, Nabila Espanioly called an emergency meeting at her Nazareth-based Al-Tufula Pedagogical Center to turn her anger and frustration into positive action. Nabila, a social activist for the Arab community, women and peace, was born in Nazareth and, with a clinical psychology degree, had founded Al-Tufula (“Childhood”), to focus on early childhood care, development and women’s empowerment in Israel’s Arab community. Aware of the lack of shelters, safe rooms and alarm systems in the Arab community, Al-Tufula developed an Arabic radio broadcast with emergency information and designed a stress relief kit to help families handle trauma. They recruited 60 volunteers and, with assistance from NIF/Shatil, created and distributed 6,440 kits to families in 54 villages. After the war, they distributed 10,000 packages of school supplies, including trauma/post-trauma manuals to prepare Arab children for the new school year. Nabila Espanioly

made it clear that burdening the burdened with the war costs was not a strategy that would succeed politically. As a result of the Forum’s pressure, the Treasury promised to cancel planned cuts and freezes on social security allotments for the elderly, handicapped and unemployed. The struggle over other budget issues continues to engage much of the Forum’s attention. Going forward, the 50 organizations comprising the Forum will continue, with NIF/Shatil support, to monitor the government’s commitments and advocate for just reconstruction of the North.

co-existence in the North became a critical and imme-

The Painful Divide: Jews and Arabs in the North

munity’s fair share. Rather than setting up a physical

One-third of Israeli civilian casualties during the war were Arab citizens; frequently, their towns or neighborhoods had no bomb shelters or warning sirens. The war also imposed special psychological burdens on Israeli Arabs, who felt targeted both by Hezbollah rockets and by their unique status within Israel. As soon as hostilities ceased, rebuilding a platform for Jewish-Arab

“Greening” the New North Tsur Mishal, a former NIF/Shatil Everett Fellow for Social Justice, co-initiated and is director of Ecofilm North: Local Festival for Global Change. But the festival, originally scheduled for late summer 2006, had to be postponed due to the war. Once the rocket fire subsided, Tsur quickly made the Festival a reality. It highlighted sustainable and egalitarian rehabilitation and development after the war, and became a forum to discuss the environmental risks and issues exacerbated by the war, featuring international social and environmental films, discussions with directors, guided hikes, an eco-fair, street theater and a photography exhibit of the burning of the treasured Rosh Pina Wadi. Tsur Mishal

diate objective for NIF. One of the more active groups in the North Star Forum is Mubadara (literally, Initiative) a coalition of twelve Arab organizations facilitated by Shatil. In the wake of a war that demonstrated disastrous government neglect of the Arab community in times of emergency, Mubadara is drawing up an overall plan of action for future emergency situations. The group conducted a survey of Arab municipalities in the North, monitoring budget allocations and advocating for the Arab comcenter, they are creating a system whereby Arab mayors and village leaders will have a list of available emergency resources, including professionals who can provide culturally sensitive services, information and supplies. But emergency protection is not enough. The war exposed and exacerbated the chasm of anger and mutual mistrust between Jewish and Arab citizens. Shatil recognized an acute need for emergency interventions to begin re-establishing communal relationships between the Arab and Jewish residents of the North. In the fall of 2006, Shatil began two ambitious, long-range programs to improve Jewish-Arab co-existence. The first, Workplace Dialogue, is a mediated, dialogue-based intervention process, which centers on the one place where Jews and Arabs have the greatest contact — the workplace, from government agencies and NGOs to corporate offices. The Dialogue program aims to transform tensions and conflict between Arabs and Jews and achieve measurable changes within their workplaces and beyond, with measurable impact on community co-existence. Additionally, Shatil started a unique project to turn Haifa, a city with some historical successes as a mixed community, into a model “City for Joint Living” — a working and equal partnership where both Jewish and Arab identities and needs are respected. To implement this ambitious project, Shatil organized roundtable discussions and focus groups to flesh out the inequalities and perceived needs of all of Haifa’s citizens. The project will also involve social change organizations and activists, 80 of whom met with municipal and political leaders in late 2006 to jumpstart the process and encourage public attention and debate.

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Finding Their Way to Jewish Tradition Russian-speaking new immigrants in three northern Israeli cities have expressed interest in setting up pluralist religious communities of their own after being hosted by Esh David during the war. The Ashdod-based organization hosted 250 Russian-speaking newcomers from the North during the war, providing housing, food and entertainment. Esh David, a pluralistic Jewish community with over 100 members and outreach activities to hundreds more, is pioneering ways to bring FSU immigrants back to Jewish traditions. “We have had inquiries from Akko, Maalot and Kiryat Bialik,” explained Esh David Director Leonora Mitnetsky who herself immigrated to Israel from the Ukraine in 1990. “They have asked us for advice and lectures on how we set up our community.” Leonora Mitnetsky

The National Picture: Expanding and Mobilizing for Social Justice The war taught the New Israel Fund that the North lagged almost as far behind in its development of locallybased and representative civil society as it did in government attention and influence. As Shatil’s office in Haifa continues to grow as the hub of our northern activities, we knew we required an additional presence in the rest of the Galilee, resulting in the opening of a new satellite office in Rosh Pinah. A mobile unit — our affectionatelynamed “Shatil mobile” — will also operate in remote Northern communities, working with community leaders to invigorate and, if necessary, invent organizations that will give voice to the least visible Israelis. By early 2007, Shatil was serving more than 400 social change organizations in Northern Israel alone. Social change also means economic empowerment. The war hit the North’s smallest businesses very hard — and many micro-enterprises could not qualify for government compensation. To assist them, Shatil’s Northern Exposure program assembled videos and product/service descriptions about 200 businesses on a dedicated website, and will focus on bringing new markets to micro-enterprises in the North. And, of course, the new focus on Northern Israel is raising concern among citizens of Israel’s other periphery — the Negev. Here too, education, income, housing

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and infrastructure lag badly behind the prosperous center of the country — and the still-threatened budget cuts to social services will fall heavily on families already stretched too far. But 2006 saw some significant progress in the South, including the government’s agreement to recognize two more Bedouin villages, which will join the Abu Basma Regional Council. And, with the help of NIF and the American Joint Distribution Committee, the Abu Basma Council is now advocating on behalf of the residents of these formerly unrecognized villages to obtain basic services and infrastructure. Meanwhile, NIF’s Active Citizenship Program trained 70 educators who are teaching a pilot civics curriculum to more than 2,000 students in eight schools in the Negev city of Sderot. Best known as the target of Palestinian missiles from nearby Gaza, Sderot is one of Israel’s poorest cities and home to large numbers of immigrants from North Africa, Ethiopia and the Russian Caucasus. The Active Citizenship program, which introduces key concepts in democracy-education and citizenship for young students, is expanding beyond Sderot. At the national level, the inconclusive war exacerbated political uncertainty, public frustration and fear, giving rise to extremist invective on both left and right. In the fall of 2006, the Olmert government appointed Avigdor Lieberman, an extremist who recommends “transfer” of Israel’s Arabs to an eventual Palestinian state, to the cabinet — and the New Israel Fund fam-

Listening to the Young and Traumatized Aya, 5, was the worst affected in her family when her six- and eight-year old brothers were killed by a Hezbollah missile in the street near their Nazareth home. The Union of Arab Psychologists, supported by an emergency NIF grant, is treating Aya’s entire family along with dozens of other families who suffered losses during the second Lebanon War. “When I first treated Aya,” recalls psychologist Samar Osman of the Union, “she would sit and stare with a vacant expression. She would lay awake all night. Gradually I got her to talk about her pain and anger, fears and anxieties. I encouraged her to build a corner in her room with pictures of her brothers and other memorabilia and talk about them and her grief. She will be in pain for the rest of her life but today she sleeps well at night and is functioning normally.” Samar Osman

ily responded. Through ads, meetings and op-eds, we spoke out vehemently against the inclusion of an avowed racist in a supposedly moderate and mainstream government. Of course, the New Israel Fund family continues to grow, working at the cutting edge of social change throughout Israel. For example, Centurion and Supportive Environment are new grantees whose expertise is organizing new immigrants and other Israelis on issues of livelihood and employment. NIF is providing a planning grant to the Israeli Center for Food Security, which is working to organize the poor in the Negev development towns. Castel, comprised of immigrants who run community empowerment projects, recently began Israel’s only program to rehabilitate immigrant convicts. And a well-publicized joint effort by NIF and its longtime grantee Machsom Watch resulted in a government pledge to improve airport security checks for non-Jewish passengers — a longstanding flashpoint for discrimination and humiliating treatment.

Looking Forward The second Lebanon War was a wake-up call for Israeli society. It did not create the glaring social and econom-

ic inequities, government neglect and injustices, but it did expose them in a stark and unforgiving light. As an organization dedicated to social and economic justice, and to building a just and democratic Israeli society, we must build on the lessons of 2006. The New Israel Fund is not a political organization in that we do not lobby the government or support specific parties. But that does not mean that we do not champion our values in the court of public opinion and to the leaders of Israel’s elite. When a government reneges on Israel’s central commitment to social responsibility, our support of a strong civil society is a key strategy to repair the damage that has been done. Our success in the North is a direct result of the years we have spent building relationships with local leaders in every ethnic and socioeconomic community. The aftermath of the war, paradoxically, provides a special opportunity to channel anger and frustration into a process of positive change. The New Israel Fund and Shatil would like to thank all of our supporters for making our critical work possible during this crisis period We thank you for your dedication and partnership in the ongoing process of building a just and vibrant civil society in Israel.

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Programs, Projects and Grants by Issue Area Because of space limitations, the lists of grantees are limited to organizations that received general support grants of $20,000 or more. The sum shown is the total of NIF and donoradvised grants.

Civil and Human Rights Programs Active Citizenship Education > $166,409 A large proportion of Israel’s population comes from cultures without democratic traditions. 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, Kiryat Shmona and Tuba-Zangariya combines teacher training, ongoing coaching and development of teaching materials. Students also 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 > $310,000 Begun as a response to the violence of the second Intifada in 2000, and reevaluated following new research in 2006, this program strengthens co-existence by advancing the rights of Israel’s Arab minority. Grants are made to NGOs focusing on planning in the Negev and promoting education, as well as to organizations promoting the integration of Arab women into the Israeli workforce. NIF has four partners: The Center for Jewish-Arab Economic Development, the Regional Council for Unrecognized Negev Arab Villages, the Follow-Up Committee on Arab Education, and Women Against Violence. Israel-U.S. Civil Liberties Law Program > $160,000 A two-year training program, which includes a year of studies at the American University’s Washington College of Law, internships with leading

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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 minority 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 > $25,000 Combats racism in Israeli society by tackling the racist attitudes of soccer fans towards Arab and black players, while also promoting co-existence. The program funds volunteers who monitor crowd behavior for the compilation of a weekly index which is featured prominently in the media, and resulted in new legislation outlawing racist invective at games. In the latest phase of the campaign emphasizing educational activities, NIF works with star players to train them as community leaders, holds pre-match antiracism events broadcast live on TV, and will launch a pilot educational project with the fans of one of Israel’s top teams.

Shatil Projects Initiative to Promote the Rights of Arab Citizens of Israel > $1,000,000 This Shatil-led initiative promotes dialogue between Arabs and Jews and develops leadership opportunities for Israel’s most marginalized groups. Specific emphases include: capacity-building support for Arab-sector NGO’s, 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. Other programs include:

In the wake of last summer’s war, Israel’s soccer players lined up at the start of the new season in August to assert that “Israel is everyone’s playing field” - highlighting the need for Jewish-Arab co-existence.

• Mixed Cities > $300,000 The Mixed Cities Project supports Arab residents of Israel’s mixed Jewish-Arab cities — Lod, Ramle, 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. • Joint Living > $50,000 Shatil recognized the current post-war situation in the North as an opportunity to mend the torn and strained relations between Arabs and Jews exacerbated by the war. Focusing on Haifa as a potential model city for co-existance, the program will unite government and civil society in planning a new model for joint living.

Grants Adalah — Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel > $429,746 Litigation and advocacy efforts by and for Arab citizens of Israel to ensure the rights of their community. Arab Center for Alternative Planning > $20,000 Advocacy efforts to promote the equitable allocation of land resources to the Arab population in Israel, and increased representation of Arab citizens on planning bodies. Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) > $992,383 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 Protection of Mixed Family Rights > $61,000 Supporting advocacy efforts to advance the rights of mixed families in which the Judaism of one or both partners is in question. Association to Promote the Wadi El-Naim Village > $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 > $60,200 An umbrella organization representing all of Israel’s rape crisis centers, coordinating their joint advocacy and educational efforts 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 > $293,860 Advocacy for the rights of disabled individuals in areas such as housing, education and employment. Breaking the Silence > $61,045 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. Committee for Planning and Protecting the Arabs’ Rights in the Negev > $25,000 Promoting the advancement of the rights of Bedouin

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Arabs in the Negev, especially in respect to land and service-delivery issues.

South Wing to Zion > $82,500 Efforts to promote the aliyah and absorption of Jews remaining in Ethiopia.

Freedom of Information Association > $90,000 Support for increased public awareness of the Freedom of Information Law and litigation.

Tebeka — Center for Legal Aid and Advocacy for Ethiopian Jews in Israel > $118,036 Legal assistance and empowerment activities to advance the rights and entitlements of citizens of Ethiopian origin.

Hotline for Migrant Workers in Israel > $141,200 Programs to protect the rights of foreign workers, refugees and victims of human trafficking in Israel. Idan Hadash — New Era > $37,300 Educational workshops and leadership training on democracy and pluralism for immigrants from the former Soviet Union. Indimage > $30,000 Advancing education in mixed cities in Israel by strengthening the Arab educational system and developing special programs which teach the culture and history of both peoples. Israel Women’s Network (IWN) > $47,018 Advocacy, litigation, research, education and training to improve the status of women in Israeli society. Workers’ Hotline: Kav LaOved > $65,000 Legal and practical assistance to foreign workers and citizens whose rights have been violated in the course of employment in Israel. 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. Ma’an — The Forum for Bedouin Women’s Organizations > $50,000 Supporting programs in the Negev advancing Bedouin women’s leadership, developing cooperation among local organizations of Bedouin women and promoting activities aimed at the Bedouin community at large to advance the status of Bedouin women. Machsom Watch — Women’s Fund for Human Rights > $42,775 Preventing violations of Palestinians’ human rights in the territories through monitoring IDF checkpoints and those guarding the border in the West Bank, as well as intervening in issues of harassment at Ben-Gurion Airport. Neighbors for Joint Development in the Galilee > $55,958 Efforts to promote egalitarian land planning in the Galilee that advances Jewish-Arab joint living in the region.

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Yesh Din — Volunteers for Human Rights > $57,182 Supporting human rights monitoring in the territories, through documenting testimonies of victims of violence and monitoring Israeli government activities.

Social and Economic Justice 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 in order to propose reforms that will ensure transparency and more equitable allocations; identifying organizations interested in addressing these issues; and developing workshops to teach non-profit organizations how to apply for government funding. Israel Social Entrepreneurship Program > $23,000 NIF partnered with the Israel Venture Network in 2004 to establish fellowships for social entrepreneurs. In 2006, six Fellows worked in the fields of employment, environmental responsibility, urban planning, recruiting high-quality teachers for the periphery and cooperative agricultural farming for Arab families in the Galilee. The Right to Health is in Your Hands > $168,800 This health empowerment initiative, established in 2004, is sponsored by Pfizer Israel Pharmaceuticals and the Pfizer Foundation and managed by NIF. The program aims to influence the fields of citizen empowerment and health rights. Grantee organizations educate and deepen the understanding of government officials and Knesset members regarding neglected fields of health services and how to reach underserved populations. Moreover, immediate assistance is being provided to several target groups that are overlooked

Shattered lives: a resident of Nazareth surveys the scene outside after a deadly missile attack near his home.

by institutional policy and that face challenges in accessibility to services or health facilities. Seven organizations received grants in 2006, as well as a Shatil course on media and advocacy training. NCF/NIF’s Women’s Initiative > $375,000 A 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. Through the program, grants are made to select women’s organizations and others advancing their rights. Dafna Izraeli Fund > $210,000 Professor Dafna Izraeli was a prominent feminist and scholar, who passed away in 2003. The Fund, which was established in 2003 by her family, promotes a feminist agenda and empowerment of women of all ethnic and religious affiliations, through women’s organizations in Israel. The Fund supports social change organizations that operate innovative women’s leadership programs, in partnership with mainstream institutions to advance feminist values in key areas of Israeli society. Yaffa London-Yaari Scholarship Fund > $7,175 The scholarship program in memory of the late Yaffa London-Yaari, one of the pioneers and leaders of Israel’s social services, is designed for women leading social change who are at the start of their careers. Second Lebanon War Emergency Fund > $235,000 NIF reacted swiftly to the outbreak of the second Lebanon War last summer and by August 1st began making emergency grants to organizations. In August 2006 alone, NIF made 42 emergency grants to 37 organizations totaling $235,000. NIF’s partners were able to support communities lacking the resources to move out of areas under bombardment or provide safe shelters there; fund organizations addressing

trauma and post-trauma issues in Arabic, Russian and Amharic with assistance from the Tauber Mental Health Initiative; offer economic support and hot-line information about economic rights to Arabs, new immigrants and foreign workers; and support joint Jewish-Arab recreation camps, dialogue and ads emphasizing the importance of co-existence. (See story on page 6) The Abu Basma Project > $100,000 The Abu Basma Project, established in 2004 by NIF in partnership with JDC-Israel and the Fromm Foundation, bolsters community development among Israel’s 80,000 Negev Bedouin who live in unrecognized villages and are on the lowest rung of the country’s socioeconomic ladder. Through strategies of leadership empowerment, community services and planning and development, the project emphasizes: developing leadership skills of local committees; assisting in planning and empowering citizens towards civic participation; building confidence, trust and cooperation between village leaders and the Council; and establishing projects focusing on employment, early childhood education, women’s issues and health.

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. • Southern Activism Course > $20,000: Skills training for Negev-region activists that also provides theoretical background and practical information about concepts and strategies of social change — all offered within a multicultural context that encourages collaborations among participants. 16 • annual report 2006

• Community Organizing > $140,000: Academic studies and fieldwork to train professional community organizers, advised by Harvard Professor Marshall Ganz. • Bedouin Youth > $65,000: Quality extracurricular programs to develop leadership among young adults in the Bedouin community, and advocacy for their ongoing needs. • Community Leadership > $40,000: Shatil’s Community Leadership Development Project aims to empower and cultivate the leadership abilities of (mainly Arab) parents living in the most socioeconomically weakened areas in Haifa. Its goals are to help counter the high rates of unemployment, poverty, juvenile delinquency and drug abuse. • The Everett Fellows for Social Justice Program > $144,000: Internships for Israeli students with nonprofits, providing crucial human resources to social change organizations while giving the students first-hand experience in the public interest community. The students also participate in Shatil enrichment and skill-building sessions, thus cultivating a strong cadre of leaders for Israel’s civil sector. 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.

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. A new coalition for youth-at-risk was established. Assistance to Russian Immigrant Organizations > $230,000 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 Absorption of Immigrants from the Caucasus Region > $80,000 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 > $160,000 Policy analysis, advocacy and public education on issues of inequality among various population groups. Al-Ahali Center for Community Development > $40,000 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 Akko.

Social and Economic Justice Initiative > $350,000 This project trains and guides NGOs and 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 both in terms of capacity building for NGOs active in this area and advocacy work to improve current regulations that inhibit micro-business ventures. Following the war, added emphasis was placed on monitoring government commitments toward development and rehabilitation in the North, especially via Shatil’s new North Star Forum.

Al-Zahraa — Organization for Women > $33,000 Educational activities and community programs for women in the city of Saknin and the surrounding area.

Assistance to Ethiopian Immigrants Project > $230,000 This project cultivates national and local

Association of Social and Economic Studies > $60,000 Development of alternative economic policy

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Association for Arab Youth > $20,000 Activities to promote social involvement and democratic values among young Arab Israelis. Association of Bedouin Women to Promote Education > $101,250 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.

The Israeli and Rainbow flags flutter in the crowd at Jerusalem’s gay pride rally, November 2006.

options through assessment of governmental approaches to inequality, unemployment, pension plans, poverty and welfare; publications; and seminars and workshops. Bimkom — Planners for Planning Rights > $239,500 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 > $24,000 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 > $114,892 Community-based legal and practical aid and community organizing in disadvantaged neighborhoods in Jerusalem and Beer Sheva. Duroob > $25,000 Education and training programs to promote democratic leadership in Israel’s Arab community. Economic Empowerment for Women > $94,000 An organization which educates and trains women from disadvantaged populations and coordinates a micro-enterprise loan program, helping them to start and run their own businesses. Fidel — Association for Education and Social Integration of Ethiopian Jews > $233,954 Training and enabling Ethiopians to serve as liaisons between their families and the school system, and as advocates for appropriate educational services for their children. Forum of Representatives of Ethiopian Jewish Community Organizations for the Ethiopian National Project (ENP) > $50,120 Promoting the welfare, education, and employment of the Ethiopian

community, with a special emphasis on influencing and monitoring the work of the Ethiopian National Project (a joint project of JDC, the Jewish Agency, and the UJC). Friends of Kedma School > $58,100 A model academic junior high and high school for youth from disadvantaged neighborhoods which can be replicated around the country. Friendship and Cooperation > $52,000 Activities to involve immigrants in parent committees within the Israeli educational system. Hiwar for Alternative Democratic Education > $45,000 Establishment of an Arab state-run democratic school and a center for democracy education in Haifa. Ilam ­— Media Center for Palestinians in Israel > $174,000 Advocacy to ensure Arab citizens’ participation in and use of mass media as a tool to promote social equality. Immigrants for Successful Absorption in the Negev > $33,300 Advocacy in the Negev for public housing policies and other social rights for new immigrants. Israeli Association for Distributive Justice > $150,000 Promotion of equitable resource distribution by monitoring governmental activities, advocacy aimed at decision-makers and legal petitions. Israeli Association for Immigrant Children (IAIC) > $112,300 Advocacy to decrease the school dropout rate of immigrant students and promote their integration into society. Israeli Center for Social Justice > $25,000 Promoting the inclusion of a social objective in the State budget and influencing governmental policies so as to narrow social and economic gaps. 18 • annual report 2006

Itach — Women Lawyers for Social Justice > $134,200 Efforts to narrow social and economic gaps through litigation and public education activities designed to link feminist discourse with social justice.

Sidreh > $74,000 A leading education and empowerment organization of Bedouin women that also focuses on employment.

Karamah for Human Rights > $28,000 Advancing the status of the Arab minority in Israel by promoting their social rights.

Sister for Women in Israel > $35,000 Coordinates the “Year of the Working Woman,” a multi-year coalition effort to advance the status of lowincome working women.

Kayan (“Being”): The Feminist Organization for Women in Arab Society > $36,500 Public education, training and consciousness-raising to promote a feminist agenda within the Arab Israeli community.

Sot El-Amel — Laborer’s Voice > $75,000 Advocacy and legislative efforts to advance the rights of Arab Israeli workers and the unemployed.

Lagiya — Association for the Improvement of the Status of Women > $55,000 Education and training programs to enhance the status of Bedouin women in Lagiya and surrounding villages. Mada Al-Carmel — The Arab Center for Applied Social Research > $225,000 Research among Arab citizens of Israel aimed at promoting their civil and social rights. Mahapach — Education, Housing and Livelihood > $104,497 Educational and community programs operated by university students in low-income neighborhoods and development towns.

The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute: Economics and Society Program > $65,000 The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute supports research and discussion of interdisciplinary issues relating to philosophy, society, culture and education. The Economics and Society Program aims to build tools that will facilitate and influence the socioeconomic dialogue and policy decisions in Israel. Women Against Violence–Nazareth > $103,800 The first battered women’s shelter and hotline run by and for Arab women, and public education and advocacy campaigns discouraging violence against women.

Mehuyavut — Commitment to Peace and a Just Society > $63,500 Community organizing in disadvantaged neighborhoods to empower the unemployed and educate them about the links between social justice and peace.

Yedid — The Association for Community Empowerment > $557,281 Community activism for new immigrants, Mizrachim and other disadvantaged populations in low-income neighborhoods, providing information, educational programs, advocacy and leadership development.

Mossawa Center > $125,120 Policy analysis and advocacy to promote equality in government budgets and policies regarding Arab citizens of Israel.

The Environment

New Discourse: The Democratic Mizrachi Rainbow > $58,000 Advocacy for social rights, including housing and educational opportunities, for disadvantaged populations of Mizrachi origin. One Plus One: Association of Immigrant Youth > $50,000 Leadership programs for young immigrants from the former Soviet Union. Organization for Housing Rights > $30,000 Advocacy and activities to improve housing policies for low-income populations. The Organization for Promoting Long School Day > $30,000 Public education and advocacy aimed at implementing the Long School Day law, which supports working women and their children. n e w i s r a e l f u n d • 19

Programs The Green Environment Fund (GEF) > $1,211,017 The New Israel Fund’s partnership with the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies, the Nathan Cummings Foundation, the Pratt Foundation and an anonymous foundation, aims to protect and preserve Israel’s environment, promote environmental justice and strengthen the country’s environmental movement. In 2006, this consortium awarded grants in the amount of $1.13 million to dozens of local and national organizations that help vulnerable populations participate in environmental decision-making and implement projects that improve the environment. Major grants

went to the Coalition for Public Health, Heschel Center for Environmental Learning and Leadership, Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel, Israel Union for Environmental Defense, Hatikva - El Amal Association in Shaab, Green Network, Green Course, Citizens for the Environment in the Galilee, Life and Environment, Link to the Environment, and Eretz Carmel. GEF also funds community initiatives through the SHELI Fund.

Shatil Project Environmental Justice > $180,000 This project trains Israelis from disadvantaged groups, which often bear the brunt of environmental hazards, to become effective advocates for their communities. The project establishes coalitions to advance regional and national issues, such as public health in the North, public participation in planning 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 Programs Jewish Religious Pluralism Program > $800,000 The 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.

Shatil Project Pluralism Initiative > $127,000 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 target progres-

sive Orthodox women’s groups, cultivating alternative expression of Jewish rituals and establishing joint initiatives with organizations active in other issue areas, such as immigrants from the former Soviet Union.

Grants Bina: Center for Jewish Identity and Hebrew Culture > $73,623 Educational and community activities to promote the development of pluralistic Jewish culture among the secular public. Center for Women’s Justice > $96,721 Supporting litigation and advocacy activities with direct criticism of the rabbinical courts in order to advance the status of Jewish women whose rights have been violated as a result of the legal system’s adoption of religious laws. Esh David > $20,700 A Jewish pluralistic congregation of immigrants from the former Soviet Union in Ashdod. Hemdat-Forum for Freedom of Choice in Marriage > $44,000 A coalition working to promote freedom of marriage and divorce in Israel, with special activities for university students and the Russian-speaking population. The Institute of Jewish-Secular Rites > $43,000 The development of models for secular-Jewish lifecycle ceremonies and promotion of their use by the secular public. Israel Religious Action Center of the Movement for Progressive Judaism in Israel (Reform) > $273,360 Policy analysis, litigation and public campaigns on issues of religious freedom. Kolech — 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 (Jewish law). Masorti (Conservative) Movement > $20,000 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 > $32,500 Support for study groups that enable Russian-speaking immigrants to develop

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The bulldozers have been kept away from the unique eco-system of the Jerusalem Hills.

diverse forms of Jewish identity at the cultural and community level. Menuha Nekhona — Association for Eternal Rest > $30,000 Pioneering efforts to establish secular cemeteries that allow pluralistic burial services. Midreshet Kama > $25,000 A progressive, pluralistic religious girls’ school in Yeroham that uses innovative techniques for teaching democracy, tolerance and community involvement. Mimizrach Shemesh — The Jewish Social Leadership Center (at Kiah) > $31,000 Educational and community activities that promote pluralistic Judaism based on social justice. Ne’emanei Torah Ve’avoda > $60,000 Education and advocacy within the Orthodox community that engender a religious view supportive of Zionism and democratic values. Negev Coexistence Forum > $35,000 Cultural, educational and social activities that promote cooperation between Jews and Bedouins in the Negev, with special emphasis on the problems of unrecognized Bedouin villages. Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam > $29,519 Co-existence activities of the School for Peace, and the kindergarten and primary schools of this integrated Jewish-Arab village. New Family: Organization for Family Rights > $45,000 Legal services and advocacy efforts to ensure full rights for all types of families in Israel. Nis’a V’afak — Women and Horizons > $27,000 Promotes the status and rights of Arab women through traditional and liberated interpretations of Islamic religious practice.

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Oranim: Hamidrasha Center for Study Fellowship > $64,000 Educational programs for secular Israelis that explore Jewish identity through pluralistic approaches to Jewish and other texts. Panim > $87,000 Professional training, advocacy, information sharing and fundraising assistance to build cooperation among religious pluralism organizations. Realistic Religious Zionism > $30,046 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. Gvanim Olim and Shiluv: Integration > $22,000 Shiluv supports programs for new immigrant parents from the former Soviet Union to increase understanding of and parental participation in the educational system. Gvanim Olim is a national leadership program for young immigrants in order to develop pluralistic young leadership that will develop and implement Jewish-identity community projects. 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. Yad L’Isha (International Coalition for Agunah Rights (ICAR) > $40,000 Works for women’s empowerment and administers a coalition of women’s organizations that advocates for the rights of women denied a religious divorce.


COMBINED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION As of December 31, 2006 with summarized financial information for 2005




$ 9,823,194 20,076,486 93,025

$ 9,394,849 20,937,797 45,657

2,727,069 17,061 234,484 1,490

2,038,533 7,469 107,931 1,490



Furniture and equipment Leasehold improvements

1,550,728 157,193

1,561,433 150,535

Subtotal Less: Accumulated depreciation and amortization

1,707,921 (1,165,318)

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



OTHER ASSETS Pledges receivable, net of current portion (Note 3) Deposits Assets held in charitable trust (Note 4)

1,010,464 6,995 95,488

36,834 4,925 92,653

Total other assets







$1,405,923 5,859,352 11,685 37,357

$1,283,484 6,975,502 11,685 31,402



122,431 314,701 437,132

134,490 269,840 404,330



3,406,012 17,178,527 6,292,371

3,095,407 15,191,749 6,235,800

CURRENT ASSETS Cash and cash equivalents Investments (Note 2) Prepaid expenses Pledges receivable, current portion, net of allowance for doubtful account of $132,760 and $32,260 respectively (Note 3) Advances Other receivables Inventory

Total current assets


Net furniture, equipment and leasehold improvements


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 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





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Financial Statements COMBINED SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES AND CHANGE IN NET ASSETS For the year ended December 31, 2006 with summarized financial information for 2005


Unrestricted Temporarily Restricted


Permanently Restricted Total Total

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 revenue

$14,524,727 6,739,972 1,130,569 50,883 147,660 5,416,351

$5,572,246 1,240,000 590,883 - - (5,416,351)

$56,571 - - - - -

$20,153,544 7,979,972 1,721,452 50,883 147,660 -

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






15,120,611 5,647,028 20,767,639 692,893 1,649,670 23,110,202

- - - - - -

- - - - - -

15,120,611 5,647,028 20,767,639 692,893 1,649,670 23,110,202

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

1,882,468 2,706,887 4,589,355

- - -

- - -

1,882,468 2,706,887 4,589,355

1,977,301 2,628,942 4,606,243






310,605 3,095,407

1,986,778 15,191,749

56,571 6,235,800

2,353,954 24,522,956

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






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

Progr a m and support Services E xpenditures Grant and Projects

$ 20,767,639

Grant Management


692 ,893


Educational Activities

$ 1,6 49,670


Management and General

$ 1,882 ,468


$ 2 ,706,887

9.7 7%

$ 27,699,557



total E xpenditures

For NIF’s full 2006 financial statement, including notes, please visit

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Endowed Funds and Planned Gifts The New Israel Fund gratefully acknowledges those donors who have generously provided support for our work by establishing an endowed fund in perpetuity at NIF or by making NIF the beneficiary of a planned gift. Endowed Funds The New Israel Fund is grateful to those individuals and foundations that established endowments in perpetuity to benefit NIF. This historical record includes a number of funds that honor or memorialize individuals whose values are reflected in the work of the New Israel Fund. Rosalyn Amdur Baker Endowment Fund Moshe & Tzippora Ayalon Fund Dafna Izraeli Fund The Mitchell and Esther Fisher Law Fellowship Ford Foundation ACRI Fund Ford Foundation Endowment Fund Ford Foundation Shatil Fund Phyllis K. and Howard A. Friedman Fund Gallanter Family Philanthropic Fund Herbert Z. and Rita Gold Fund The A. Hiatt Fund Kahal Foundation Special Fund The Karsten Family Fund Naomi Kies Endowment Fund Miriam Fligelman Levy Cross-Cultural Prize Yaffa London Fund Linda B. Miller Endowment Raquel Newman Fund for Professional Development Josephine Bay Paul Endowment for the Center for Law and the Child The Pomegranate B Fund The Hirsch and Braine Raskin Endowment for Youth and Education Esther Leah Ritz Fund Elizabeth Selig Fund

Clara Spitzer Lauder (Tanaka) Fund Wendy Weiker-Gordon Memorial Fund Marianne Wolman Endowment Fund Rudolph & Sarah Wyner Fund

Estates And Trusts The New Israel Fund became the grateful beneficiary of legacies from the following individuals in 2006. Samuel M. Koenigsberg Irving Rothchild Robert B. Joshel Harold Ostroff

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, or retirement plan or by establishing a charitable gift annuity or trust. Judith & Robert Appelbaum Edith Atkin Maurice & Flora Atkin Hillel Ausubel Jean-Loup & Diane Baer David & Margorie Ballo Adrienne Baranowitz Rhona Berenstein Rachel Oriel Berg Joan & Robert Berger David W. Berkowitz Dr. Ellen Borenfreund Martin & Geraldine Brownstein Claudia Chaves Murray L. Cole

Mary I. Coombs John W. Cotton Melissa E. Crow Stephanie Davis Alan Chad DeChant Joy Dryfoos Douglas E. Duckett Audrey Eisenstadt Roberta Elliott William & Barbara Fairman Dr. Eugene I. Fischer Glenn R. Fleischman Gail Foorman John A. Franken Sonia Pressman Fuentes Sanford & Linda Gallanter Mary E. Gamson Ghita D. Ginberg Nathan & Marjorie Goldman Gerald & Sylvia Goldstein Barbara & Isaac Green Margery L. Gross Frank & Betty Gruskay Lois & Richard Gunther Dr. Helen M. Hacker Ellis Harris Tzvee & Shoshana Harris Ruth Harrison Erika & Sheldon Hearst Renée N. Herman Juliane M. Heyman Suzanne R. Hirsch David Hochberg Nathaniel & Lotte Hoffman Donald & Mary Ann Horenstein Judith S. Hozore Miriam E. Jencks Linda Kacser Sofia Kalina Karen Kalish Michael L. Kaplan Sharon Kleinbaum Alyse Laemmle Henry & Betty Landsberger William E. Leavitt Irma & Allen Leboff Pauline W. Ledeen Ruth Lederman Emanuel Lerner Jan Abby Liff Margit Lowenstein Mitra Makbuleh

Bernard & Roberta Marcus Barbara J. Meislin Linda B. Miller Mitchell W. & Shirley G. Miller Patricia A. Miller Theodore & Marilyn Miller Anne P. Mintz Harriet Mouchly-Weiss Murray Nathan Arnold & Sylvia Nestel Louis E. Newman Roberta R. Oliff Henry & Sophie Olshin Arthur Peck Estelle Nachimoff Padawer Allan & Jane Paulson Dan M. Pulcrano David & Esther Redding Leon Reinharth & Francoise Rothman Marcus Rosenblum Molly Rosenthal Howard & Kathy Rosof Sylvia Rothchild Norman & Evelyn Rothfield Jane Rubin David M. Saperstein Gerard D. Sarnat Daniel D. Schechter Mark Schleisner Mildred A. Schwartz Harold & Elaine Shames Prof. Maurice M. Shapiro Emily Skolnick David & Lea Soifer Ellen Soren Beda Ruth St. John Hilda Staniulis Elizabeth Stein Anita Steiner Daniel A. Talonn Bruce Temkin Harry L. Turtledove Elizabeth Vorenberg Paul & Dorothy Wachter Benjamin Ward Kyla M. Weiner Marilyn & Raymond Weisberg Ginia Davis Wexler Stephen S. Winter Bobette Zacharias

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Donors $100,000 and above Anonymous (2) S. Daniel Abraham Foundation Kathryn Ames Foundation, Inc. The Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation The Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies The Naomi & Nehemiah Cohen Foundation The Nathan Cummings Foundation Barbara and Eric Dobkin Dorot Foundation European Union Franklin M. Fisher and Ellen Paradise Fisher Fohs Foundation Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund Sally Gottesman Stella and Charles Guttman Foundation, Inc. Arnold Hiatt The Mayer & Morris Kaplan Family Foundation Lopatin Family Foundation Moriah Fund, Inc. The Morningstar Foundation Open Society Institute Alfred I. Tauber Ingrid D. Tauber Agnes Varis Sharona and Salo Watemberg

$50,000$99,999 Anonymous (2) The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Arcus Foundation Arison Foundation, Inc. Joan and Robert Arnow The Morton K. and Jane Blaustein Foundation Bloomberg Financial Markets Commodities News Crown Family Foundation Rita and Harold Divine Foundation Robert A. Efroymson Edith Everett The Green Environment Fund Stephen D. Gunther Joan Harris Michael Hirschhorn and Jimena Martinez Audrey & Sydney Irmas Charitable Foundation Estate of Miroslav and Esther Kerner

Gerard and Lilo Leeds Susan and Jeffrey Liss The Nash Family Foundation, Inc. Olive Bridge Fund Lisa Orlick-Salka and Corey Salka Estate of Anne Pinzow Sidney and Edith Posel Relations Foundation Rosenzweig Coopersmith Foundation Estate of Irving Rothchild Nancy and Miles Rubin The Sandler Family Supporting Foundation Lela and Gerard Sarnat Schocken Foundation Lawrence Schwartz and Shelley Levine Betty Seelig Harold Shames The Silverweed Foundation, Inc Alan B. Slifka Foundation, Inc. Estate of Eduard and Louise C. Strauss Trust Bonnie and Marty Tenenbaum Carole and Saul Zabar Ruth B. Ziegler

$25,000$49,999 Anonymous (9) Samuel I. Adler Family Supporting Foundation Madeleine and David Arnow George J. and Alice Benston Beracha Foundation David Berg Foundation The Beverly Foundation Harvey N. and Sally Bock Zeev Bregman Jon and Bobbe Bridge Edgar M. Bronfman The Bydale Foundation Cannon Family Foundation Jonathan Cohen and Eleanor Friedman Ilana D’Ancona Barbara and Maurice Deane Lois & Richard England Family Foundation Itzhak Ezratti The Feldman Family Foundation William and Jane Schloss Family Foundation Frankel Family Foundation Julie Gal Sanford and Linda Gallanter The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Harold Goldberg and Alisa Israel Goldberg Jane L. Gottesman John and Kathryn Greenberg

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Harold Grinspoon Foundation Jonathan and Marilyn Grossman Lois and Richard Gunther The Jewish Agency for Israel The Jewish Women’s Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago Rita J. and Stanley H. Kaplan Family Foundation, Inc. Key Foundation Linda G. Klein, LICSW Myra and Robert Kraft Luis and Lee Lainer Jan Abby Liff Foundation Arthur Lipson and Rochelle Kaplan Brian L. Lurie and Caroline Fromm Lurie J. S. & S. Michaan Foundation James S. Mills Lois and Jon Mills Murray L. Nathan Bonnie Orlin Stacy and Keith Palagye The Polis-Schutz Family Foundation The Rita Poretsky Foundation Rita Poretsky Memorial Fund, Inc. Gloria and Lyle Rosenzweig Rothman Family Foundation Sylvia Sabel and Joel Rubinstein Sagner Family Foundation Segal Family Foundation II Joan and James Shapiro Foundation Peter Shapiro and Bryna Linett Rose L. Shure Andrea and Nathaniel Singer Karen Sloss Joseph and Diane Steinberg Sun Hill Foundation Francine and Butch Weaver John Weinstein and Heidi Stewart

$10,000$24,999 Anonymous (16) Saul S. Abracen and Family Foundation Wendy and James Abrams Karen Adler and Laurence Greenwald Dr. Arthur and Sari K. Agatston Peter Allen Norman and Jane Alpert Amcha For Tsedakah Ronald M. Ansin James and Fern Badzin

Baumol Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bazelon Tom Bennigson Stanley and Marion Bergman Mindy Berman and Andrew Sumberg Kerrin and Peter Bermont Helen and Robert Bernstein The Esther & Bernard Besner Family Foundation Michael Bien and Jane Kahn Gay Block and Rabbi Malka Drucker Stephanie and Alex BornsWeil Richard Broms Charles I. Brown Charitable Foundation Callen Lorde Community Health Center Bev Chernos Chicago Sinai Congregation David Cohen and Ellen Goodman Combined Jewish Philanthropies Richard Dale and Dorit Harverd Glenn Davis Mr. and Mrs. A. Ephraim Diamond Daniel and Alisa Doctoroff Julie Dorsey and Daniel Leemon Antoinette Delruelle and Joshua Steiner Edward and Rose Dreyer Juan Carlos and Amy Duque Peter Edelman Paul and Joanne Egerman Epstein Philanthropies Fabrangen Tzedakah Collective Hillard Fahn The Moses Feldman Family Foundation FJC–A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds Richard and Shari Foos Morris F. Friedell Maury and Lisa Friedman Aviva Futorian Tsvi Gal Elaine and Murray Galinson David and Marla Garfinkle Arthur and Gisela Garmaise Theodore and Frances Geballe Davidi Gilo Sarah and Seth Glickenhaus Rita and Herbert Z. Gold Goldcastle Investments Ltd. Jerome and Linda Golden Ruth Goldman Gerald and Sylvia Goldstein Robert Goodman and Jayne Lipman Edythe Roland Grodnick Leon Gross

Barbara and Joe Gurkoff Walter & Elise Haas Fund Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund Judi Hans and Betty Nitkin James and Marlene Henerson Ruth P. Horwich Haim Izraeli Rabbi Richard J. Jacobs and Ms. Susan K. Freedman Juel M. Janis and Roger Langsdorf Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, Inc. Jewish Women’s Foundation of the Greater Palm Beaches Alan and Carol Kaplan Charles and Joann Kaplan The Karma Foundation Marilyn H. Karsten Seth A. and Beth S. Klarman Eve Biskind Klothen and Kenneth Klothen The Nathan & Helen Kohler Foundation Peter B. Kovler Barbara N. Kravitz The Zanvyl and Isabelle Krieger Fund The Louis J. Kuriansky Foundation Harry and Sadie Lasky Foundation Elliot and Frances Lehman Jesse and Dana Lehman Paul Lehman and Ronna Stamm Estate of Hymie Lev Robert B. Lifton and Carol Rosofsky Dr. Russell M. Linden Theodore R. Live Lou and Helen Lowenstein Dolly L. Maass Amy Mandel and Katina Rodis Melvin Mark Albert E. Marks Charitable Trust Marcia Kramer Mayer and Michael Eisenbud Janice Meister Lisa Messinger and Aaron Panken The Milton and Sophie Meyer Fund Joseph And Harvey Meyerhoff Family Charitable Funds Cindy L. Miller Marjorie and Morgan Miller Judith Mishkin Leo Model Foundation, Inc. Sherry Morse and John Maccabee Harriet Mouchly-Weiss and Charles Weiss David Nachman and Amy Schulman Jonathan M. Nadler

Andrew Nagel and David Brodsky Anita Navon Leo Nevas Louis Newman and Rabbi Amy Eilberg Raquel H. Newman Oxfam Kathleen Peratis Edwin and Penelope Peskowitz Pierremount Holdings Ltd. Lia and William Poorvu Price Charities The Lisa and John Pritzker Family Fund The Purple Lady Fund/ Barbara J. Meislin Elisa Rapaport and Michael Schoenbaum Rashi Foundation David Richman and Janet Perry Marcia Riklis Richard Rogg Irwin and Cecilia Rosenblum David L. Rosenhan Carl H. Rosner Norman Rothfeld Art and Anita Rotman Jerry and Bernice Rubenstein Jane Rubin The Robert Russell Memorial Foundation Noreen Gordon Sablotsky Family Foundation Steven Salop and Judith Gelman Bettylu and Paul Saltzman Renee and Ernest Samson George and Bella Savran Frederick P. Schaffer Scher-Altman Family Foundation of the Jewish Community Endowment Fund Philip Schild and Shirley Dichek Schild Harriet and Leonard Schley Dan & Gloria Schusterman Charitable Foundation Renata and Jack Schwebel Daniel and Sheila Segal Ben and Norma Shapiro Charles and M. R. Shapiro Foundation, Inc. Greg Sharenow Joan Blum Shayne The Shepard Broad Foundation Yoav Shoham Alan Sieroty The Silver Tree Foundation Peter J. Silverman and Janet Heettner Lawrence E. Silverton Small Change Foundation Marsha Soffer Rappaport Gary B. Sokol Herbert and Elene Solomon Bruce, Steven, Gerald and Diane Solomon Fund Alan and Susan Lewis Solomont Robert and Amy Stavis Henry Steiner Hazel S. Stix

Sandor and Faye Straus Mr. and Mrs. Edward Streim Ben N. Teitel Charitable Trust, Gerald Cook, Trustee Diane Troderman Yair Vardi Vogl Foundation Mary Ann and David Wark Denis Weil Bernard and Jack Weingarten Roger Weisberg and Karen Freedman Westchester Reform Temple Earl and Sally Wiener Otto and Marianne Wolman Foundation Linda Press Wulf and Stanley Wulf Genevieve and Justin Wyner Nina Zolt and Miles Gilburne

$5,000$9,999 Anonymous (14) Walter and Alice Abrams Jonathan A. Adelsberg The Lassor and Fanny Agoos Charity Fund Almoney Fund The Jenifer Altman Foundation Angelina Fund Peter and Kathi Arnow Julia Bacharach and Daniel Cory Joshua and Beryl Bar-Lev Annette and Ephraim Baran Joanne Bargman William and Donna Barrows Alvin H. Baum, Jr. Syd Baumel Aaron Benavot Andrew and Froma Benerofe Natalie Berg/Forest City Development Melissa A. Berman Diane and Norman Bernstein Foundation Irene and Asher Birnbaum J.B. Margaret Blaugrund Foundation Lois & Irving Blum Foundation Ernest and Rita Bogen Robert J. Brand and Elizabeth Werthan David Braun, M.D. Sheila and Edward Braun Pamela S Burdman Beth Burnam Bruce Burnam Cellcom Israel LTD. Champaign-Urbana Jewish Federation, IL Harvey R. Chaplin Citibank Israel Alan Cohen and Robert Bank Bradley and Cheryl Cohen Marshall and Shirley Cohen Peter and Barbara Cohen

Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Cristol Rise Dimson Reuben and Rivka Dori Joy G. Dryfoos Isser Dubinsky and Antoinette Wertman Isabel P. Dunst David and Audrey Egger Robert and Ellen Eisenberg Emerald Foundation Catherine S. England Haim Fainaro Jerome and Nancy Falk Edna Fast Robert and Marjorie Feder Shelley and Robert Fischel FJC-Natan Forrest and Miriam Foss Aaron Frank Lois and Larry Frank Naomi C. Franklin Laurence and Natanya Freed Barbara Freedman David Friedman and Paulette Meyer Thomas and Ann Friedman Rabbi Tirzah Firestone Friedman William and Lucy Friedman Nancy L. Gefen Mae S. Gelb Leonard and Judith Gertler David Gildin Jackson and Irene Golden 1989 Charitable Trust Arthur S. Goldman Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund Phyllis and Alvin Goldman William and Serra Goldman Lynda M. Goldstein Robert and Ruth Goldston Archie Gottesman and Gary DeBode Mark and Janet Gottesman Carol and Allen Gown Terry E. Grant Ellen Grobman The Haifa Foundation Sheldon Hearst Lenore Hecht The Louis J. and Ruth G. Herr Foundation Willard J. and Annette B. Hertz Michal and Jack Hillman Rabbi Lawrence and Sally Hoffman Marvin Hoffman and Rosellen Brown Hoffman Victor and Lorraine Honig Harry Hutzler Dr. Sherry Israel Marvin Israelow and Dorian Goldman Peter and Karen Jakes Jewish Youth Philanthropy Instititute Jean Johnson and Peter Miller Carol M. Joseph Maurice Kanbar Gerald and Jane Katcher Steven and Priscilla Kersten Paul and Susanne Kester Jonathan and Sara Klein

Sonia and Lawrence Klein Lauren Kogod and David Smiley George and Doris Krevsky Linda and Jake Kriger Louis Krupp Edward Labaton Betsy and Donald Landis Richard Lavenstein Stacy Lawson and Steven Sarkowsky Steven and Susan Lebow Terry and Margaret Lenzner Robert and Bonita Levin Sally Levin Eric and Suzi LeVine Barbara Levinson George D. and Karen S Levy Mark and Adele Lieberman Robyn Lieberman and Asher Kotz David and Barbara Lipman Linda Lipsett and Jules Bernstein Robert and Naomi Litrownik Leonard Litwin Edna and David Magder Carlos D. Malamud Gayle and Jerry Marger Daniel and Lenore Mass Barry and Ellen Massie Henry Massie Steven Matthews and Rebecca Stein Ilse Melamid Beth Sieroty Meltzer David Meltzer Middle East Fellowship Charles and Nola Miller William Mindlin Lisa and Yaron MinskyPrimus Robert and Dale Mnookin Jane Newman and Amy Lange Jonathan and Naomi Newman Marion E. Newman Sharee and Murray Newman Arthur and Judith Obermayer OFFITBANK Ordinary People Foundation James Pollack The Honorable Stuart and Lee Pollak Daniel C. and Lisa R. Price Arleen and Aaron Priest Yale and Barbara Rabin Paula and Daniel Reingold Elsbeth Reisen and Mark Dyen Jean F. Reisen Dan Rissin Sidney Robbins Aaron M. Roland, M.D. Soryl and Gibby Rosenberg Joyce Zinbarg Rosenthal and Steven Rosenthal Lynne and Mason Rosenthal Peter and Beth Rosenthal Alexander Ross, Ph.D. David and Phyllis Rothman Michael Rukin Christine Russell and Mark Schlesinger Adene Sacks and Joseph Hellerstein

David Salem and Laurie Aloisio J. Victor and Barbara Samuels, The Samuels Foundation Eve and David Savitzky Donald Schapiro Rosel and Elliot Schewel Mark and Isabel Schiffer The Paul D. Schurgot Foundation, Inc. Jean and Charles Segal Deborah Shapira and Barry Stern Sharna Foundation James Shenkman and Denise Zarn Merrill and Shayna Shulman Jean Sieroty Donald and Linda Silpe Emily Silverman Ivor and Renee Simmons Louis and Jean Sloss Carol and Irv Smokler Jonathan Solovy and Stacey Fisher Sparkplug Foundation Stein Family Philanthropic Fund Strear Family Foundation Inbar Telem and Martin Lowenstein Ten Ten Foundation Karen Tucker and Jerome Avorn Holly Ullman Underdog Fund Paul and Dorothy Wachter Martin Wallace and Naima Prevots Michael and Judith Walzer Barry and Elsa Waxman John and Marilyn Weiker Sanford and Karen Weiner The Anna & Emanuel Weinstein Foundation Sharon Weintraub Marvin F. Weissberg Stanley and Mikki Weithorn Shared Ventures Shelley and Bruce Whizin Susan P. Willens Walter and Jacqueline Williams Terry and Carol Winograd Peter and Gail Bates Yessne Bobette Zacharias Zephyr Real Estate

$2,500$4,999 Anonymous (13) Ruth and Henry Aaron Stephen and Joanne Abel Saul Abracen Rachelle Abrahami William and Susan Abrams Alberga Family Charitable Fund John and Betty Ann Altman Tyler Anbinder Arthur Applbaum and Sally Rubin Miriam Arfin and Robert Rebitzer

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Arledan Investments George Asher Oded I. Asherie Gloria Baerncopf Frank K. Bamberger JoAnne and Michael Bander Alon Bar Shany Barry and Elizabeth Bar-El Irl Barg and Janet Walkow Ellen Barnett Nan Bases William and Debbie Becker Ruth and Roy Belzer Oz Benamram and Gali Freedman-Benamram Sandra J. Berbeco Julie and Jeff Bercow Jonathan and Sharon Berg Erik and Betty Bernstein Ralph and Gail Bernstein BFK Foundation David and Rachel Biale Joseph and Joan Birman Alan and Helen Bonapart Joseph L. Bower Braman Family Foundation Barbara Bronfman Marjorie Bronfman Marcia Burnam Amy L. Cahn Barry and Debra Campbell Dennis and Jane Carlton Matthew and Lisa Chanoff Jack Chester Foundation Mr. Bernard P. Cohen Gloria and Morris Cohen James E. Cohen Max and Sara Cohen Rhoda Cohen Sandra Coliver Mitchell and Renee Cooper Sandy Curtis Charles and Ada Beth Cutler Ilana DeBare Julian Dwek David Edelstein and Jennie Berkson Stuart M. Elsberg Diana Engel David and Judith Falk Carol and Jack Feder Irwin and Rosalie Fefergrad Fred Feigenson Mark Finklestein and Janet Penn Bernard and Barbara Fishbein Leora Fishman Stephen Fleischman Ted and Barbara Flicker Foundation For Middle East Peace Diane and Charles L. Frankel Matthew Frankel Frankel Family Foundation Matthew and Gladys Freedman Morris and Mikki Futernick Elkan and S. Zelda Gamzu Larry Garber and Gayle Schwartz June Baumgardner Gelbart Foundation David Glaser and Leslie Ann Elton Andrew Goffe and Jeffrey Levin Judith F. Goldberg Kathleen P. Goldberg

Milton and Jean Goldberg Goldberg Berbeco Foundation, Inc. Bruce N. Goldberger and Esther Sperber Goldenberg-Malina Foundation Marcia and John Goldman Peter J. Goldman Thomas J. Goldstein Betty B. Golomb Samuel and Grace Gorlitz Foundation David and Rita Gottlieb Barbara and Isaac Green Maurice and Kathy Green Doris and Leon Greenberg Lorne Greenberg and Esther Chetner Lionel and Alice Greer Eleanor Grosz and Lawrence Zweifach Marlene and Samuel Halperin Suzanne H. Harris Alan and Barbara Haubenstock Heller Ehrman LLP Bob and Phyllis Henigson Gavin and Andrew Herman Robin Hettleman and Matthew Weinberg Nehama and Peter Hillman Kathryn Hirsch Dale and Stephen Hoffman Paul Homer Carrie Horwitch and Michael DeHaan Paula Hyman and Stanley Rosenbaum Andrew and Peggy Jacobs Ilene and Richard Jacobs Daniel and Nanette Jacobson David Jaffe and Cori Miller Simon and Marie Jaglom Foundation, Inc. Jewish Community Alliance Jewish Community of Amherst Estate of Robert B. Joshel Andrew Joskow and Lisa Sockett Lewis and Ellen Kaden D & M Kamin, Revocable Trust Max Kahn and Kathy Lampe Nedra A. Kalish Grace Kamins Leslie Kane and M. Manuel Fishman Gerri Kay Dina Kazhdan Ezra Jack Keats Foundation Leslie M. Kimerling Kenneth Klein and Harriet Bograd Leslie S. Kogod Stuart A. Kogod Roger L. Kohn Susan and David Kraemer Jeffrey and Kandy Kramer Mona B. Kreaden Jules and Lynn Kroll Arthur and Rosalind Krupp Bernie and Lydia Kukoff Dr. Barbara Lafer Joshua Landes and Bryna Shuchat

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Scott and Elizabeth Lassar Allen Leboff Dr. Joel L. Lebowitz Lefkowitz Family Foundation Irwin and Rachel Levin Rochelle S. Levin Alan Levine and Iris Jacobson Levine Leonard and Beryl Levine Keith and Bari Levingston Michael and Joan Levitt Paula and Joel Levy Steven and Judith Lipson Andrew and Sara Litt Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Community Service Center Margit Lowenstein Ted Lowitz Lynchburg Jewish Community Council Carla Lynton Ellen R. Malcolm Raymond and Judith Mandel Richard and Alice Mandel Paul and Annette Marcus Judith and Michael Margulies Yaffa and Paul Maritz Jonathan Markowitz and Ruth Wenger Silvia Marx Ronald Raanan Matthews Beatrice Cummings Mayer The Mazur Family Foundation Thomas Meites and Lynn Frackman Howard Metzenberg Glenda and David Minkin Minneapolis Jewish Federation Jonathan I. Mishkin Robert and Audrey Morris Norman and Jane Moscowitz Jonathan and Abigail Moses Morey and Sondra Myers Marcia and Hymie Negin Stanley and Adella Nemer Michael A. Nieder Edward D. Ohlbaum and Karyn L. Scher Abe and Esther Orlick Patricia M. Papper Julia Parzen and Daniel Johnson Arthur Peck Lawrence S. Phillips Robert Pindyck and Nurit Eini-Pindyck Jonathan Polish and Rabbi Lisa Greene Gideon Pollack and Lisa Modell James R. Posner and Jill J. Prosky Meyer & Anna Prentis Family Foundation, Trustees: Barbara P. Frenkel, Marvin A. Frenkel, Dale P. Frenkel, Ronald P. Frenkel, Tom P. Frenkel, Denise L. Brown, Cindy P. Frenkel, Nelson P. Lande, Ricki Farber Zitner, Mark B. Frenkel Public Welfare Foundation

William and Martha Rabinowitz Roy R. Raizen and Family Michael and Joyce Rappeport Elaine Reuben Shai and Judy Robkin June and Marvin Rogul Dan and Maureen Roin Miriam Roland Tobey H. Roland Susan Romer and Donald Ungar Elliott and Phyllis Rosen Emily Rosenberg Gerry Rosenstein Harry Rosenzweig Sylvia Rothchild John and Judy Rothman Daniel Rothstein Merrill and Laura Rotter Peter Rukin and Sharon Djemal Dr. Margrit Wreschner Rustow Edmund and Norma Sacks Barry and Yvonne Sacks Moshe Safdie Deborah and Michael Salzberg Nathan Savin and Susan Enzle Brenda Schachter Steven and Bonni Schiff Alice and Robert Schloss Stanley and Kay Schlozman Lisbeth B. Schorr Leonard and Celia Schuchman Emanuel E. Schwartz Peter Schwartz and Sheila Chervin Paul and Lynn Sedway Stephen Segal Jerrold and Naomi Senser Victor and Rhoda Shields Morton J. Silk The Silver Tie Fund, Inc. Jane A. Silverman Eric and Sara Simon Sandra and Charles Simon Emily Skolnick Seth Skolnick Elaine and Jim Slater Michael and Kathleen Slater Ruth Slater Lorraine Sokolov Solel Congregation of Mississauga Marcia Cohn Spiegel Martin Spiro Eugene and Marilyn Stein Gaye and Andrew Stein Drs. H. Thomas and Madlyn Stein Robert and Elaine Stein Peter and Abbe Steinglass Kenneth Stern and Linda Stein Jerry V. Sternberg Thomas H. and Donna M. Stone Foundation Joan and Steve Subrin Ralph J. Sutton Steven Swig and Mary Green Mark Tanenbaum Philanthropic Fund Daniel E. Teitelbaum

Jeffrey Thomases Aaron and Ziva Tomares Ruthellen and Monte Toole David and Bonita Turner Richard and Gail Ullman Lloyd and Lassie Ulman Michael and Marion Usher Milton and Judith Viorst Kelly K. Wachowicz Adir G. Waldman Joan and Mark Warshaw Robin Hettleman and Matthew Weinberg Mayer and Joan Weinstein Phyllis and David Weisberg Dr. David and Estare Weiser Jeff and Paula Kramer Weiss The Wexler-Beron Family Foundation Ann F. Wimpfheimer Elaine and Maynard Wishner Lawrence Yanover and Fran Cohen Allan and Ray Ellen Yarkin Norma and Arnold Zack Saul and Sara Zalik Harriet W. Ziskin

$1,000$2,499 Anonymous (38) Steven W. Abrahams Joel and Robin Abrams Sonia S. Abrams Fund David Abromowitz and Joan Ruttenberg Patricia and Ronald Adler Bernard and Raquel Agranoff Paul F. Albert Naomi Alboim and David Kaufman Thomas Aleinikoff and Rachel Cohen Paul and Sheila Alexander Peter Allen Richard Almond, M.D. and Barbara Almond, M.D. Barry and Mimi Alperin Mr. and Mrs. Myer M. Alperin Jerome Alpern Hubert and Joan Alpert Joel and Barbara Alpert Ralph Alpert Sheldon Alster David and Linda Altshuler Fred Altshuler and Julia Cheever Paul and Sylvia Amber Beulah and Ezra Amsterdam Albert and Carole Angel Sanford Antignas Paul and Barbara Arenson Walter and Diane Ariker Jonathan Arnold Melanie Aron and Michael Dine Howard I. Aronson Robert D. Aronson Aronson Foundation, Inc. Donna E. Arzt Jo and Bob Asher Bennett Ashley and Ruth Weinreb

Edith Atkin Robert Austrian Abraham and Ravit AvniSinger Lucy McCoy Bacigalupo and Paul Bacigalupo Michael and Charlotte Baer Dee M. Bailin Lawrence Bailis and Susan Shevitz Judith Bain Gunther and Dorothy Baldauf Gerald and Ursula Bamberger William and Janet Bangser Arthur and Betty Bardige Earl and Cheryl Barish Alexander Barkas and Lynda Wijcik Harvey and Sonya Barsha Marian Bass Michael Bauer Howell Baum and Madelyn Siegel Irwin and Ann Bear David Bechhofer and Kate Neave Irwin and Ruth Been Ruth Greenspan Bell and Joseph Bell Nir Ben Zvi Shiri and Ori Ben-Yishai B. Richard and Mary Benioff William Benter Marc and Elizabeth Berger Mark Berger and Jane Eisner Robert L. Bergman M.D. Harold and Geraldeen Berkman Jim and Diane Berliner Amy Bermar Daniel and Marge Bernstein Matthew and Elissa Bernstein Nancy Bernstein and Robert Schoen Robert A. Besner Bethel Biblical Rabbi Miriam S. Biatch Ernst and Hannah Biberstein Mark and Gloria Bieler Robert A. Billstein Berthold Bilski Marsha and Brian Bilzin Judith and George Bishop William and Ellen Blair Natalie Blitt and Josh Seigelson Rita and Irwin Blitt Baily and Rabbi Bernard Bloom Nancy and Kenneth Bob Andrew Borodach Jill Borodin Abba and Sandra Borowich Sally Bould Robert and Catherine Breit Naomi Brenner and Ari Berger Martin I. and Shirley B. Bresler Bridge Investments Ruth F. Brin Jay and Tanna Brodbar Alison Sirkus Brody and Michael Brody Shifra Bronznick

Katherine Browning Harvey Brownstone Rabbi Gustav and Sheila Buchdahl Minna Buck Nick Bunzl and Judy Bernstein-Bunzl Marcus L. Burstein Mark Burstein and David Calle Michael and Ilsa Bush Merle and Michael Cahan John and Anne Cahn Burton and Shulamith Caine Ben and Rhona Carniol David and Gladys Catterton Jonathan Cedarbaum and Alice Winkler Frederick Cezer Earl M. and Margery C. Chapman Foundation Craig R. Charney Kenneth Chasen and Allison Lee Judith G. Chasin Laura and Richard Chasin Beverly Chernos David Chernos and Lesley Bruce Mervin Cherrin Jack and Phyllis Chisvin Michael J. Churgin Rabbi Micah Citrin and Karen Schram Citrin City National Bank Andrew Coblentz and Shari Libicki Barak Cohen Bruce Cohen and Gale Mondry Chari Cohen and Alex Speigel Daniel Marks Cohen Harvey and Roberta Cohen Jonathan and Victoria Cohen Lawrence and Marilyn Cohen Marcia and Elias Cohen Saul and Miriam Cohen Stephanie and Charles Cohen Steven Cohen Steven Cohen and Elsie Stern Emanuel and Anna Cohen Foundation, Inc. Jonathan Cohn Yehudah B. Cohn Mrs. Aaron H. Cole Leonard and Elaine Comess Congregation Emanu-El Leona Cooperman Ellen B. Corenswet Adele Corvin Betty and Stuart Cotton Jack Crane and Michele Lazar Larry and Barbara Cuban Ronald and Joan Curhan Shirley Kaufman Daleski The Gerard & Ruth Daniel Foundation, Inc. Michael and Rhoda Danziger Ira Dauber Rena and Mark Davidow Jim Davis and Anna Korteweg

Dengrove Family Foundation Tracey Denton Anne Dinning and Michael Wolf Dorothy and Yale Doberne Ruth Donig-White and Robert White Paul Dorfman and Valerie Crane Dorfman Dorot Fellowship in Israel Kenneth Douglas Foundation Martin and Lucie Dreyfuss Marta Drury and Kerry Lobel G.S. Dunn & Co. Limited Durham-Chapel Hill Jewish Federation Roy and Shirley Durst Erskine Earnest Richard and Ann Edelman Leonard and Joy Efron Michael Ehrenberg Tom and Ellen Ehrlich Henry and Florence Einhorn Peter and Gail Eisenberg Helen Eisenberg Warren and Mitzi Eisenberg Norman Eisner Arthur and Lois Elias Ernest and Eva Eliel The Elovitz Family Judah I. Elstein Murray and Eleanor Enkin Muriel Ente Franklin H. Epstein, M.D. Clement and Caroline Erbmann William and Barbara Fairman David S. Fankushen Leonard and Stephanie Farber Concepcion and Irwin Federman Dan and Sandra Feldman Robert and Elaine Feldman Tom and Darlynn Fellman Peter Felsenthal and Jennifer Litchfield Marc and Gail McClelland Fenton Steven E. Feuerstein Norman and Judith Fields Harriet and Michael Finck Fingerhut Family Foundation Cheryl Fishbein and Philip Schatten Adam R. Fisher Albert and Harriet Fishlow Abraham and Helene Fishman Michael Flamm and Jennifer McNally Martin and Helen Flusberg Deborah and Marc Fogel Nancy M. Folger Fort Wayne Jewish Federation Allan Fox and Suanne Kelman Kevin Fox Randall and Ellen Frank Frank Family Foundation Tom and Myrna Frankel Barbara and Herb Franklin Marc A. Franklin

The Honorable and Mrs. Frederick A. Freedman Henry and Helen Freedman Drs. Ruthellen Fried and Lawrence Boxt Friedland Family Foundation Benjamin M. Friedman Bernard Friedman Dale Friedman and Joan Bradus Rabbi Dayle Friedman and David Ferleger Diana Friedman Howard Friedman and Sherry Leibowitz Donald and Janie Friend Robert and Janine Frier Susan and Sy Frolichstein Joseph and Maya Froomkin Jonathan D. Fuchs and Steven S. Glomstad Richard M. Fuchs Jack J. Gabe Dennis Gaitsgory Jared Garelick and Ellen Kramarow Steve Garmaise and Susan Rebick Philip Garoon and Family Barbara and Richard Garrett The Joseph and Anna Gartner Foundation Deborah Gasiorek Jonathan Gat Julius Gaudio and Chandra Jessee Jeffrey Gaynes Jared and Cindi Gellert Stephen and Rhea Gendzier The Generations Fund Bob and Veronique Gerber Allan and Joan Nathan Gerson Charles Getz Atherlie K. Gidding Jack Gilad Dennis and Nancy Gilbert Jeffrey and Ellen Gilbert Ann Gips Marian and Arthur Glasgow Dolores Gluck Linda Gochfeld Renee Kamm Goff Martin Gold Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams Nora Gold and David Kaufman Andrew N. and Shana Goldberg Donald J. Goldberg and Bettyruth Walter Edward Goldberg and Barbara Saidel Harriet L. Goldberg Mark E. Goldberg Nancy and Larry Goldberg Raymond and Elana Daniels Goldberg Robert and Anita Goldberg Victor J. Goldberg The Goldberg Family Foundation Laura Goldblum Lauren B. Goldenberg Rachel Goldenberg and James Talbott

Frances E. Goldman Irving and Doris Goldman Robert and Rebecca Goldman Nathan J. & Helen Goldrich Foundation, Inc. David and Ellen Goldschmidt Harold Goldstein Jeffrey and Doris Goldstein Jonathan and Helen Goldstein Susan Goldstein and Andy Kivel Eliot and Betty Goldwarg Arthur and Judith Goodkind Frank and Joan Goodman Jesse 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 Joan and Ken Gosliner Kurt and Sorel Gottfried Robert and Lois Gottlieb Roberto and Evelyn Graetz Gillian R. Granoff Bennett and Marcy Grau Richard and Mary Gray Eli and Tami Grayevsky Lois E. and Edward L. Grayson Barry Green and Jennifer Altshuler Irving and Barbara Green Jeffrey and Beth Green Audrey and Arthur Greenberg Jack and Deborah Greenberg Peter and Suzanne Greenberg Steven Greenberg and Avra Goldman Liz Greenstein Robert Greenstein Win and Jerry Greenwald The Grenell Family Foundation Diane Asseo Griliches Barbara Grodd Charley and Jill Gross Margery L. Gross Michael and Vicki Gross Gross Family Tzedakah Fund of the Jewish Funds for Justice Grossberg Abrams Foundation Susan E. Grosser Martin and Audrey Grossman Robert and Frances Grossman Steven and Elizabeth Gruber Mildred Guberman Walter and Ruth Gusdorf Stephen and Judith Gutmann Richard and Joan Haber Maureen Hack, M.D. Frances L. Hackett Alan Hakimi and Rachel Stone

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Rahel Halabe Gerald and Carol Halpern Philip L. Hammer Joel Handelman and Sarah Wolff Handelman Eliyahou and Britt Harari Dorothy Gitter Harman Gordon Harris and Judi Elman Harris Herbert and Stella Harris Naomi and Theodore Harrison Elisa J. Harvitt Susan and Michael Haubenstock Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion William H. Helfand Michael and Juliet Helft Jeffrey A. Heller Clifford Hendler and Deborah Neipris Hendler Douglas S. Herbin Bluma and Donald Herman Ittai Hershman and Linda Rich Arthur and Edith Hessel Howard and Doris Hiatt Betty R. Hiller Steven and Linda Hirsch Allen Hirsh and Celia Hirsh Stephen and Lusia Hornstein Family Fund #2 ofThe Greater Cincinnati Foundation Howard Horowitz and Alisse Waterston Randall and Tamara Horton Larry Horwitz and Naomi Pinchuk Sylvia Horwitz Joanne and Richard Howes Grace A. Hughes Toby R. Hyman Leah Ice Rose Isard and Assaf Bar Lev Howard Isenberg David Israel and Pamela Fletcher Joseph Italiaander Sharona Izraeli Watemberg Daniel Jackson and Claudia Marbach Francine Jacobs and Barry Dym Steven J. Jacobs Adam Jacobson and Beth Levine Dennis and Paula Jaffe Dr. William and Miriam E. Jencks Kevin B. Jennings Jewish Community Board of Akron The Jewish Federation of Nashville & Middle Tennessee Jewish Federation of New Hampshire Jewish Funds for Justice Todd Joseph Arthur and Lorie Juceam Linda Kacser Wendy and Daniel Kahn Norman and Lee Kalant Karen Kalish Michael and Jacqueline Kallay

Sheila and Morton Kamerman The Kandell Fund Lynne K. Kane Norma and Murray Kane Nancy H. Kane Amelia H. Kaplan Doris C. Kaplan, in memory of Martin N. Kaplan Leonard and Tobee Kaplan Louis M. and Sally B. Kaplan Eric Karel Richard Kass and Elaine Soffer Richard and Heidi Katz Derek and Leora Kaufman Mel Kaushansky and Assoc. KAVOD Fellowship Program Michael and Ann Kay Carl Kaysen Kelen Family Fund Anthony Keller and Andrea Miller-Keller Kurt and Sylvia Kelman Kenneth Kenigsberg, M.D. Craig and Karen Kennedy Daniel Kessler and Yael Friedman Harry and Doraline Kesten B. Herbert Keyserling Danny Khen Solomon and Rita Kimerling Charles King Stephen and Susan Kippur Kirkland & Ellis Foundation Howard and Wendy Kleckner Benjamin H. Klein Karen Wilk Klein Suzanne Silk Klein Joel B. Kleinman Marjorie and Ralph Knowles Yonatan and Erin Koch Dr. Marielena Kolker Lottie Kornfeld Rabbi Emily Faust Korzenik Alan and Pamela Kosansky Robin Kosberg Helen L. Koss Bonnie Kossoff and Stephan Uslan Albert H. Kramer Helen and Ron Kramer Myles Kranzler Jesse and Maris Krasnow Samuel and Marilyn Krimm Norman and Susan Krinsky Herbert Kronish Seth Krosner and Phil Johnson Patricia and Bart Krupp Joseph B. Kruskal Joseph and Ryuko Kulakofsky Holly K. Kulka Gene S. Kupferschmid Linda and Frank Kurtz Jed Kwartler and Carol Barash Adam Laden and Elizabeth Lieberman Alyse Laemmle Pnina Lahav and Morton Horwitz Peter and Ruth Laibson Jesse Lainer and Dan Vos

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Sy and Barbara Landau Eva Landy John Lang Marvin Lange and Ellen Metzger Marvin Langsam Richard Lapedes and Maureen Lynch Suzanne and David Larsen Elliott and Phyllis Lasser Lawrence and Roslyn Latto Gary and Laura Lauder Stuart G. Laurence Rubin and Serene Lazar Ann Lederer and Robert Hickler Bishop Peter James Lee Michael and Barbara Lefcoe Jonathan and Shelah Lehrer-Graiwer Robert and Ellen Leibenluft Jonathan W. and Bobbie Leigh Jacques and Donatella Lennon Leslie Family Foundation Herbert and Bernice Levetown Richard C. Levi Shira and James Levin Joshua Levin and Debra Fried Levin Robert C. Levin Leslie and Marsha Levine Janet Levinger and Will Poole Leonard and Joyce Levitan Bernard S. Levy Robert J. Levy Gary and Anndrea Lewis Avi Lewittes and Lara Prince Lewittes Jules Lewy and Joanna Slone Elana Lieberman and Lorne Abramson Lawrence and Joyce Light Avremi and Laila Lipetz William Lippman Marc Lipsitch and Meira Levinson Alan and Sharon Lipworth William and Patricia Lisberg Amy C. Liss Lawrence Litvak and June Cooperman Gordon Litwin and Anne Luzzato The Milton S. and Corinne N. Livingston Foundation, Inc. Jeremy Lizt Henry and Elsie Loeb Mr. and Mrs. James L. Loeb Eva Chernov Lokey Gerald and Selma Lotenberg Judith Love Lowenstein Brothers Foundation The Honorable Nita and Stephen Lowey Steven Lubet and Linda Lipton Alvin Luebeck J. Zel Lurie Ruth B. Lurie Richard and Helen Lynn Macy’s West Michael and Anita Malina Man Financial

Vanessa and David Mandelstam Jerome A. Manning In loving memory of Beatrice and Buddy Manolson Seda P. Mansour Roy Marantz and Rochelle Henner Daniel and Maeva Marcus David M. Margolick Jesse Margolin Michael and Ruth Margolin Adele and Sidney Margulies Elizabeth L. Marks, M.D. Larry Marks and Gladys Monroy Paulina K. Marks Stuart and Edith Marks Anthony and Lenore Martin Lucy Marx Rachel Masters Rabbi J. Rolando Matalon and Talia Hatzor Daniel and Karen Mayers Paul Mayo and Charlotte Malasky Joan McInnes Mehlman Family Fund David Mehlman and Arlene Alpert Mehlman Joseph A. Meis Marla Meislin Abigail 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 Alexander and Leslie Meyerovich Danni Michaeli and David Adox Janet G. Michaels Eric Michelman Shira Milgrom and David Elcott I. William and Diane Millen Barbara and Henry Miller Lindsay and Aaron Miller Shirley and Mitchell Miller Tamar Miller Vicki F. Miller The Mishan Family Melvin W. Mitchell Meredith and Joel Gantcher Rabbi Leon A. Morris and Dasee Berkowitz Morrison & Foerster, LLP The Estate of Claire Moss David Myers and Nomi Stolzenberg Seymour Nagan Richard Nagler Marvin Naiman and Margery Goldman Bennett and Sandra Nathan Pearl G. Nathan Bettyrose Nelson Jean and J. Jordan Nerenberg Sydney and Sheryl Nestel Amir and Merav Netz

Dan Newman Ms. Iris Newman Jim Newman John and Kayla Niles Arthur and June Nislick Barry and Susan Noss Oberlin College Charles and Richard Oestreich Foundation, Inc. The Oppenheim Family Gilbert and Margaret Osnos Oleg G. Ovanesyan Estelle Nachimoff Padawer William R. Padnos Phil and Linda Palter David Paul Karen Paul-Stern and Jonathan Stern Bill and Janet Pauli Allan and Jane Paulson Wendy Peikes Avigdor Pemper and Dr. Mark Rabiner Arno A. Penzias Ruth Persky Joel and Jean Perwin Rabbi Aaron M. Petuchowski Bruce Phillips and Judith Kaye Robert Pitofsky Judith Plaskow PNAI shORe Havurah William and Karen Laurie Ferber Podolsky Dinah PoKempner and Robert Kushen Howard and Geraldine Polinger Henry and Jean Pollak Betty Ann Polse The Isaac & Leah M. Potts Foundation, Inc. Mr. Irving Pozmantier Dorothy Press Dan M. Pulcrano George A. Rabb Paula J. Rackoff Robert and Susy Raful Rabbi Sanford and Masayo Ragins Gilda and Jerry Raiken Vivian Rakoff and Gina Shochat-Rakoff Jack Rapaport Wendy and James Rapaport Coleman and Sylvia Raphael Rabbi Lawrence and Terrie Raphael Felix Rappaport Elinor G. Ratner Sandford and Laurayne Ratner Melvin Rauch David Reed and Laurie Fanger-Reed David L. Reich Michael and Lynn Reichgott Fred Reiner and Sherry Levy-Reiner Rabbi Sarah H. Reines Jonathan Reinis Kurt E. Reinsberg David Reisen and Ann Peck Reisen Elizabeth W. Reisen Cyril & Dorothy, Joel & Jill Reitman Family Foundation

Julian and Frieda Reitman Eugene and Elizabeth Renkin Eli and Adina Reshotko Paul Resnick and Joan Karlin Peter and Susan Restler Charles Rich and Candace Sidner Marjorie and Stephen Richards Dorothy Richman and Michael Steinman Ilene Richman Lorne Richmond Robert and Ellen Rinsky Joyce T. Robbins and Alan R. Glickman Paul and Sheri Robbins Dan J. Roberts David Roberts and Sue Fischlowitz James and Diane Roche Nathan Rome and Bonnie Alpert Igor B. Roninson Harold L. Rosen George and Dorothy Rosenbaum Diane and Donald Rosenberg Lucille and Jack Rosenberg Victor and Valerie Rosenberg Joseph B. Rosenblatt Barbara and Stephen Rosenfeld Jennie and David Rosenn Elden and Marjorie Rosenthal Sheldon and Rose Rosenthal Ben and Mildred Rosenzweig Ann Rosewater Bella Rosner and Saul Schapiro Howard and Kathy Rosof Daniel Ross The Eric F. Ross Foundation Evan Ross and Aviva Wittenberg Hannah Roth Judi & Bob Roth Charitable Fund Meyer and Naomi Rothberg Steven Rothman and Kathleen Tierney Ruth M. Rothstein Ernest Rubenstein Ann Rubin and Family Donald and Carol Rubin Kenny Rubin Toby and Robert Rubin Ira S. Rubinstein Peter and Carolyn Rux Jonathan and Barbara Ryder George Salzman Norman and Betsy Samet Alfred and Marta Samulon Suki Sandler Lee Sankowich and Deborah Taylor Dene A. Sarason Claire Satlof and Jeffrey Bedrick Louis and Barbara Savrin David Saxe Lisa R. Schachner

Judith and Richard Schachter James and Emily Scheinman Jean Schiro-Zavela and Vance Zavela Yumi and Hedy Schleifer Maxwell and Gloria Schneider Brynah and Clive Schneider-Friedman Edith Schor Amy Schottenstein and Justin Magaram Ruth Schulman Jolie Schwab and David Hodes Amy Schwartz and Eric Koenig J. Sanford and Susan Schwartz Lawrence and Cherie Schwartz Amy Schwartzman and Kevin Moss Pedro E. Schwed Emily Segal and Andrew Ellis Sandra and Martin Segal David and Elizabeth Segel Norman and Barbara Seiden Joseph and Randee Seiger Daniel L. Selden William and Madeline Selden Janice V. Selix Rita R. Semel Karen and Alan Senter Wayne Senville Randi Shafton and Andrew Lieberman Isaac and Nitza Shamah Aliza Shapiro Edmond and Marla Shapiro Finley R. Shapiro Harold and Myra Shapiro Howard and Manya Shapiro Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation James and Connie Shapiro Myron Shapiro and Joan Goldman Joel and Ethel Sharenow Betty and Stanley K. Sheinbaum Samuel and Jill Deane Sheppard Rochelle E. and Jesse Shereff Nathan Sherman Reuben and Leona Shevitz Helaine and Allan Shiff Audrey Shiffman and Peter Langmaid Hannah P. Shostack Deborah G. Shulevitz Holly C. Shulman Steven and Nancy Sicher Bonnie and Marvin Siegel Malcolm and Leora Siegel Gabrielle Sigel and Howard Epstein Alan and Susan Silberstein Caroll M. Silver, M.D. David Silver and Ann Schwartz Riva Silverman and Abram Heisler Bernie and Lee Simpson Robert and Elaine Sims Betty and Ernest Singer

Ellen Singer and Don Simkin Richard H. Sinkoff Seelig Sinton Holly Skolnick Elias Skovron Abby Slater and Morry Guttman Richard and Cynthia Sloan Steven Slutsky Janine Small Paul and Turbi Smilow Malcolm and Betty Smith Richard and Greta Smolowe Robert and Jane Socolow Marian and Abraham Sofaer Eugene Sofer and Judith Bartnoff Allen Sokal Stuart Sokel Felicia L. Sol May Soll Bruce Solomon and Susan Swartz Rabbi Abigail N. Sosland Marvin Sparrow Helen and Thomas Spiro Robert B. Spitzer Alfred and Ruth Sporer David and Tasha Stadtner Marc and Wendy Stanley Carol O. Starin Rebecca Y. Starr Amy J. Stein Carol Stein Francine Stein and Samuel Kasoff Fredric and Nikki Stein Harold and Vera Stein Jack and Adrienne Stein Sharon Stein Harold and Sybil Steinberg Melvin and Adele Steinberg Joseph and Elaine Steiner Edith and Arthur Stern Judge Edward Stern and Judge Maxine Chesney Jane R. Stern Theodore and Elizabeth Stern Audrey and Richard Steuer Susan Stockel Ariel Stone David Stone Peter and Joanna Strauss Phyllis R. Strauss Jeffrey Summit and Gail Kaufman David and Jo Ann Supperstein Richard Sussman and Nina Horowitz Julian and Norma Svedosh Richard and June Swartz Michael and Bryna Sweedler Joel M. Sweet Roselyne Chroman Swig Yuval Tal and Isabelle Demenge David and Peggy Tanner Merle and Michael Tarnow Shirley T. Tartak Foundation Dr. and Mrs. Robert M. Tartell Steven and Sheila Taube Irwin and Sara Tauben Rayla G. Temin, in memory of Howard M. Temin

Bruce Temkin Bob and Sandy Temkin The Judy and Warren Tenney Foundation Jacob and Sandra Terner Gregory Tertes Chana Thau and Michael Eleff Theta Delta Xi Sorority Kevin Thurm and Suzanne Seiden Walter and Anne Tick Rachel B. Tiven Jay and Joan Topkis Sidney and Lillian Topol Gary and Evelyn Trachten Carol Traeger Elizabeth Traubman Daniel Trefler Joan L. Treiman Steven Tulkin and Sydney Kapchan Harry L. Turtledove John Tuschman Mark Tushnet UJA/Federation of Greenwich David Umansky and Penni Morganstein Allan and Jane Unger United Jewish Federation Foundation of Greater Pittsburgh United Jewish Fund and Council of Greater St. Paul, MN University of Louisville Talmi Vardi D. Jean Veta and Mary Ann Dutton Michael and Serene Victor Rabbi Burton Visotzky and Sandra Edelman Kenneth Volet Barbara Volin Eva Vollmer Elizabeth Vorenberg Philip Wachs and Juliet Spitzer Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen and Katz Claire Wahrhaftig David Waksberg and Ellen Bob Dan and Regina Waldman Elisha Waldman Andrea and Arthur Waldstein Ronald and Marilyn Walter Mark Warnick David Wasserman and Susan Ginsberg Rogers Weed Maurice Weidenthal Alisa Weiner Hadassah R. Weiner Lorraine and Ernie Weinrib Marilyn and Raymond Weisberg Mortimer and Barbara Weisenfeld Charlotte Weiss Mark and Joan Weiss Kristin Weissman Richard and Beatrice Wernick Travis and Gwendolyn West West End Synagogue Deborah and Peter Wexler

Alisa Weyman Carol and Brad White Ruth Wielgosz and Benjamin Edelman Louise W. Wiener Jean Wildberg Jonathan and Judith Wilkenfeld Patricia Willens and Scott Berrie Sylvia K. Winner Mordechai and Barbara Winter Judy Wise and Sheldon Baskin Jean Wittenberg Stephen and Rachel Wizner Stanley Wolf Beverly Wolfe Susan and Robert Wolfe Terri Wolfe-Hirsch Ann and Arnold Wolff Robert and Joan Wolff Brenda A. Wolfson Mr. Chic Wolk Carol Wolkove Carl Woolf Nusha Wyner Rudolph & Sara Wyner Prize Fund at the Boston Foundation Aharon Yaari Jeffery Yablon Henry and Felice Yager Josephus Youngerman and Ronnie Scharfman Jonathan M. Zasloff Bernard Zelechow B. Andrew Zelermyer and Daniel Romanow Fred and Joyce Zemans David Zielenziger Kate Zigmond Jonathan D. Zimet Stanley Zimmering, Ph.D. Margot and Paul Zimmerman Fund of The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region Zion Holiday Publications, Inc. Naftali Zisman Arthur and Charlotte Zitrin Seymour Zoger Eleanor L. Zuckerman

Unspecified Kay Berkson and Sidney Hollander Linda Boonshoft Henry and Norma Eigles Judith A. Fiestal Hannah L. Kranzberg Jacobsohn Family Foundation David Lepofsky and Jill Rich Sandy Polishuk Brian and Annalee Schnurr Zuckerman Family Foundation

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Board Of Directors & Regional Councils New Israel Fund Board of Directors Officers Peter Edelman President Washington, DC Neta Ziv Vice President in Israel Ramat Hasharon, Israel Joan Shapiro Vice President in North America Chicago, IL Steven Gunther Treasurer Santa Monica, CA Jonathan Lopatin Secretary New Rochelle, NY Directors Muhammad Amara Zalafa Village, Israel Yossi Beinart New York, NY Naomi Chazan Jerusalem, Israel Jonathan J. Cohen Lincoln, MA Gerald Cromer Jerusalem, Israel

Michael Hirschhorn New York, NY Martin Indyk Washington, DC Nadera Shalhoub Keverkian Jerusalem, Israel Susan Liss Chevy Chase, MD Yanki Margolit Tel Aviv, Israel Cindy Miller New York, NY Sara Ozacky-Lazar Kibbutz Ramat Menashe, Israel Gerry Sarnat Portola Valley, CA Uri Scharf Jerusalem, Israel Peter Shapiro South Orange, NJ Alan D. Solomont Weston, MA Mary Ann Stein Washington, DC Ofra Kochavi Zeidman Tel Aviv, Israel

Franklin Fisher Cambridge, MA

Eliezer Yaari Executive Director Jerusalem, Israel

Larry Garber Chevy Chase, MD


Mark Goldberg London, United Kingdom

Jonathan J. Cohen Eleanor F. Friedman

Shlomo Gur Jerusalem, Israel

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Board of Directors of Canada Dr. Isser Dubinsky President Debra Grobstein Campbell, Past President Abigail Slater Secretary-Treasurer Sy Landau Ken Rubin Brian Schnurr Renee Simmons Lorraine Sokolov 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 Great Britain Mark Goldberg, Chair David Altschuler Sir Jeremy Beecham David Goldberg Martine Halban June Jacobs Jon Mendelsohn Oliver Mishcon

Swiss Committee

New York Regional Board

Pierre Loeb Chair

Bryna Linett Chair

Martin Dreyfus Peter Dreyfus Roger Dreyfus Beat Eisner Phyllis Günzburger David Jacobs Marlis Jacobs Philippe Lévy Peter Liatowitsch Tascha Loeb Daniel Pewsner

Rachelle Abrahami Oz Benamram Janet Heetner Michael Hirschhorn Jonathan Lopatin Rabbi Richard Marker Cindy L. Miller Irwin Rosenblum Frederick P. Schaffer Abbe Steinglass Carole Zabar

San Francisco Regional Board

Atlanta Regional Council

Gary Sokol, President

Peter Cohen Steven Cooper Lois Frank James Lando Charles Miller David Minkin Glenda Minkin Carol Nemo Shai Robkin Leigh Winston

Steve Abel Michael Bien Dr. David Biale Pamela Burdman Dr. Sandra R. Curtis Leah Frei Dr. Jonathan Fuchs Nancy Goldberg Leslie Kane Asher Kotz Hannah Kranzberg George Krevsky Martin Lowenstein Ephraim Margolin Robin Mencher Dr. Raquel H. Newman Justice Stuart Pollak Diane Rosenberg David Rosenhan Peter Rukin Lela Sarnat Rita Semel Randi Shafton Seth Skolnick Bonnie Tenenbaum Dr. Steven Tulkin Dr. Paul Wachter Marilyn Weisberg Diane Jordan Wexler Carol Winograd Marjorie Wolf Susan Wolfe

Philadelphia Regional Council Richard Bazelon Mark Berger Jane Eisner Arthur “Nick” Goldman Eve Biskind Klothen Kenneth Klothen Adena Potok David Richman Jerry Rubenstein Daniel Segal Dveera Segal Rebecca Starr David Weinstein

International Council Yoram Peri, Vice Chair Tel Aviv, Israel

Dr. Isser Dubinsky Toronto, Canada

Sally Gottesman New York, NY

Sara Ehrman Washington, DC

Barbara S. Green Washington, DC

Rachelle Abrahami New York, NY

Rami Entin Ramat Hasharon, Israel

Liz Greenstein New York, NY

Ismail Abu Saad Beer Sheva, Israel

Nabila Espanioly Nazareth, Israel

Lois Gunther Richard Gunther Los Angeles, CA

Karen Adler New York, NY

Uzi Even Tel Aviv, Israel

Tova Halbertal Jerusalem, Israel

Elah Alkalay Tel Aviv, Israel

Sidra Ezrahi Jerusalem, Israel

Yisca Harani Ramat Aviv, Israel

Arieh Arnon Jerusalem, Israel

Leonard “Leibel” Fein Boston, MA

Gilad Harish Tel Aviv, Israel

Michel Abitbol Jerusalem, Israel

Joshua Bar-Lev Berkeley, CA Mordechai “Morale” Bar-On Jerusalem, Israel

Shelley Fischel Scarsdale, NY Lois Frank Atlanta, GA

Oz Benamram New York, NY

William Frankel Washington, DC

Eyal Benvenisti Tel Aviv, Israel

Dayle Friedman Philadelphia, PA

Mindy Berman Newton, MA

Jonathan Fuchs San Francisco, CA

Les Bronstein White Plains, NY

Aviva Futorian Chicago, IL

Sara Cannon Santa Monica, CA

Lily Galili Jerusalem, Israel

Alan Cohen New York, NY

Itzhak Galnoor Jerusalem, Israel

Yehudah Cohn New York, NY

Ruth Gavison Jerusalem, Israel

Rachel Cowan New York, NY

Judy Gelman Washington, DC

James Cummings Pacific Palisades, CA

Benny Gidron Beer Sheva, Israel

Ellen Dahrendorf London, U.K. Jerome Davidson Great Neck, NY Avner De-Shalit Jerusalem, Israel Reuven Dori Tarzana, CA

Dorothy Harman Jerusalem, Israel Shlomo Hasson Jerusalem, Israel Shira Herzog Toronto, Canada Nehama Hillman Jerusalem, Israel Audrey Irmas Los Angeles, CA Haim Izraeli Tel Aviv, Israel June Jacobs London, U.K. Richard Jacobs Scarsdale, NY

Betsy Landis Donald Landis White Plains, NY Terry Lenzner Washington, DC Shelley Levine Upper Montclair, NJ Philippe Levy Bern, Switzerland Geoffrey Lewis Waban, MA David Libai Tel Aviv, Israel Judith Lichtman Washington, DC Jan Liff Nashville, TN Robert Lifton Chicago, IL Bryna Linett South Orange, NJ Martin Lowenstein Burlingame, CA Ellen Malcolm Washington, DC Edna Margalit Jerusalem, Israel Rachel Masters New York, NY

Bonnie Orlin Cambridge, MA

Ruth Sheshinski Jerusalem, Israel

Ruth Ottolenghi Nataf, Israel

Varda Shiffer Jerusalem, Israel

Aaron Panken Scarsdale, NY

Yonatan Shimshoni Ramat Hasharon, Israel

Kathleen Peratis New York, NY Gabbi Peretz Cochav Yair, Israel

Joel Siegel Mevasseret Zion, Israel

Stuart Pollak San Francisco, CA

Jane Silverman Princeton, NJ

Yuval Rabin Rockville, MD

Nancy Schwartz Sternoff New York, NY

Paula Rackoff New York, NY Frances Raday Jerusalem, Israel Irwin Rosenblum Princeton, NJ Noreen Sablotsky Miami, FL Moshe Safdie Cambridge, MA Bettylu Saltzman Chicago, IL David Saperstein Washington, DC Lela Sarnat Portola Valley, CA

Judy Karp Jerusalem, Israel

J. Rolando “Roly” Matalon New York, NY

Yadin Kaufman Ra’anana, Israel

Sami Michael Haifa, Israel

Carole Segal Chicago, IL

Leslie Kimerling New York, NY

Robert Mnookin Cambridge, MA

Dan Segal Philadelphia, PA

David Goldberg Glasgow, Scotland

Sara Klein Jonathan Klein Park City, UT

Harriet MouchlyWeiss New York, NY

Amnon Sella Mevasseret Zion, Israel

Bruce Goldberger New York, NY

Linda Klein Washington, DC

Louis Newman St, Paul, MN

Alice Shalvi Jerusalem, Israel

Israela Goldblum* Jerusalem, Israel

Mordechai Kremnitzer Jerusalem, Israel

Raquel H. Newman San Francisco, CA

Phyllis Goldman Scarsdale, NY

Luis Lainer Los Angeles, CA

Lisa Orlick-Salka Seattle, OR

Harriet Schley Chestnut Hill, MA

Shimon Shamir Tel Aviv, Israel Aliza Shenhar Emek Israel, Israel

Simone Susskind Brussels, Belgium Fred Tauber Boston, MA Ingrid Tauber San Francisco, CA Bonnie Tenenbaum Portola Valley, CA Gordon Tucker White Plains, NY David Umansky New York, NY Frank Vogl Washington, DC Al Vorspan New York, NY Arthur Waldstein Boston, MA Michael Walzer Princeton, NJ Sharona Izraeli Watemberg Thornhill, Canada Butch Weaver Boulder, CO Vincent Worms San Francisco, CA Dina Zisserman Jerusalem, Israel *Deceased

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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, closing social and economic gaps, fostering religious pluralism and tolerance, or protecting the environment. Grant Fulfillment • Specifying your gift for grant fulfillment helps NIF meet its funding commitment to an organization that has been designated a priority for grant support. Following a review of applications from hundreds of Israeli organizations, NIF’s board and staff select approximately 150 each year for funding. NIF’s core grantees are listed on our website at Donor-Advised Giving • While donor-advised gifts do not directly support our work, NIF accepts donations 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.

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Endowment Gifts An endowed fund can be established with a gift of $50,000 or higher, depending on the type of endowment, and will continue in perpetuity. The principal remains untouched while the revenue generated is used for the purpose advised 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. Among the endowment choices offered by NIF are Family Philanthropic Funds, which present an opportunity to provide permanent annual support for NIF in general or for specific aspects of our work.

Planned Gifts Planned giving support can be provided by designating NIF the beneficiary of your will, life insurance policy or retirement plan, or by making a gift that provides you with income.

Matching Gifts Many corporations have programs that match employee donations made to charitable organizations. Check to see if your employer has a matching gift program. You can make a gift to NIF in one or more of the following ways: • 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 NIF Canadian Charitable Trust raise monies for specific projects in Israel in accordance with the charitable laws 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 info@nif. org 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

UNITED STATES Washington, DC New Israel Fund 1101 14th Street, NW Sixth Floor Washington, DC 20005 (202) 842-0900 (202) 842-0991 fax Donations to: P.O. Box 91588 Washington, DC 20090-1588

San Francisco New Israel Fund 785 Market Street Suite 510 San Francisco, CA 94103 (415) 543-5055 (415) 543-6066 fax Chicago New Israel Fund P.O. Box 1127 Highland Park, IL 60035 (847) 681-2103 (925) 888-2416 fax

New York New Israel Fund 330 Seventh Avenue, 11th Floor New York, NY 10001 (212) 613-4400 (212) 714-2153 fax

Florida New Israel Fund 1400 NW 107th Avenue Miami, FL 33172 (305) 392-4021 (305) 392-4004 fax

Boston New Israel Fund 1150 Walnut Street, 2nd Floor Newton, MA 02461 (617) 641-9671 (617) 641-9967 fax

ISRAEL Jerusalem New Israel Fund P.O. Box 53410 Jerusalem 91534 Israel 972-2-672-3095 972-2-672-3099 fax


New Israel Fund of Canada 801 Eglinton Avenue West Suite 401 Toronto, Ontario M5N 1E3 Canada (416) 781-4322 (416) 781-7443

Great Britain

New Israel Fund Great Britain 26 Enford Street London W1H 2DD Great Britain 44-207-724-2266 44-207-724-2299 fax


Neuer Israel Fonds Schweiz Postfach 425 CH-4010 Basel Switzerland 41-61-272-1455 41-61-272-3807 fax

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