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dear friends In 2007, as Israel approached 60 years as a sovereign nation, the longstanding and sometimes acrimonious debate over who has a more legitimate claim to be counted as a supporter of Israel broke out more openly — in the Jewish organizational world, in the media, and on campuses. For the New Israel Fund, being “pro-Israel” means promoting progressive values such as equality and social justice for all citizens and residents of the country. Being pro-Israel requires acknowledging Israel’s multicultural reality, which includes a sizeable Arab minority and large numbers of recent immigrants from the former Soviet Union and Ethiopia. Being pro-Israel means seeking to ensure that the population’s religious and ethnic diversity and multiculturalism are nurtured — not strangled by a fundamentalist religious establishment and a sclerotic political elite. NIF stands for something different in the constellation of organizations that unite Israelis and Diaspora supporters of Israel. We provide a home for those who want to be part of a community that cares not only about Israel’s physical survival, but also about the values that informed the country’s original founding. As NIF president-elect Naomi Chazan stated last year, “The majority of Israeli citizens — who have achieved real successes advocating in an open, argumentative, self-critical society — need support from their American counterparts. When the most visible American backers of Israel are the right-wing-fellow-traveler Jewish groups and the Christian right, it is almost impossible to counter those powerful and well-financed voices and the retrogressive values they champion.” The Diaspora news media too often divide the story between those for whom Israel is always right and those for whom it is always wrong. At NIF we see a different, more nuanced Israel, where civil

“Judge the poor and fatherless; do justice to the afflicted and destitute. Rescue the poor and needy; deliver them out of the hand of the wicked.” The New Israel Fund thanks Peter Edelman for his six years of service as Chair, for his tireless dedication to our organization, our values and our commitment to social justice in Israel.

society is producing a new class of national leaders who speak for the underprivileged, the invisible and the ignored. We see an Israel that is threatened but not yet overwhelmed by the forces of extremism, intolerance and ultra-nationalism. So this year’s Annual Report focuses on the emerging voices that represent Israel’s future. They are the leaders of civil society, and they are organizing within their communities and advocating before the Knesset and the High Court. As a supporter of the New Israel Fund, you have reason to be proud of the thousands of voices in Israel that we empower and strengthen every day. But they need something else, too, if we are to help them fully in building the Israel for which they work so hard. They need to hear our voice as well. They, and all the world, need to know that in the Diaspora, Israel has fervent supporters whose core values reflect an insistence on equality, inclusion and economic justice for all. That is a major challenge as our work goes on. Sincerely,

Larry Garber

Peter Edelman

Eliezer Yaari



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The New Israel Fund (NIF) is the leading organization advancing democratic and progressive change within Israel. Since 1979, NIF has fought for social justice and equality for all Israelis. We believe that Israel can live up to its founders’ vision of a state that ensures complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants, without regard to religion, race or gender. Widely credited with building Israel’s progressive civil society from scratch, we have provided more than $200 million to more than 800 cuttingedge organizations since our inception. What’s more, through our action arm, SHATIL, we mentor, train and lead Israeli civil society in an ongoing struggle to build an Israel consistent with the best Jewish and universal values. We fight inequality, injustice and extremism because we understand that justice is the precondition for a successful democracy — and the only lasting road to peace. The New Israel Fund’s founders wanted to connect with Israel in a way that reflected their progressive values, and thousands of Israelis and Diaspora Jews have joined with us for that reason. Our supporters love Israel, and see it clearly as striving for an ideal not yet attained. According to Israel’s leading newspaper, Ha’aretz, “…. there is hardly any significant socially oriented organization today in Israel that does not owe its existence to the New Israel Fund.” As a vanguard organization that does not shy away from difficult challenges, we know that the issues we take on today will become mainstream tomorrow. Visit to learn more, and to join the growing community of progressive supporters of Israel who think for themselves about Israel’s future.

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 grant-making and provide NIF grantees and other social change organizations with hands-on assistance, training, written materials and workshops on nonprofit 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 25 years, Shatil has grown from one staff member serving 20 organizations to over 100 ethnically diverse professionals, support staff and interns, with office in Jerusalem, Haifa, Beer Sheva, Lod, Baqa Al-Gharbiya and Rosh Pinah, serving nearly 1,400 organizations. Shatil has gained international respect for its innovative work and, in 2007, the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) awarded Shatil Consultative Status. This highly prestigious designation follows the UN Department of Public Information’s 2005 recognition of Shatil as an NGO that advances issues of interest to the UN. 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.



The following sections provide more detailed information on NIF’s work in Israel, with examples of how NIF grantees are making a difference, descriptions of major new projects and initiatives and a listing of the organizations to which NIF has 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

HUMAN RIGHTS The Abu Basma Project, run by NIF and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, supports efforts to ensure representation for the residents of nine formerly unrecognized Negev Bedouin villages, with two more on the verge of recognition. Combined, these villages house half of the 90,000 Bedouin living in unrecognized villages. Despite two major construction projects in 2007, including a new elementary school in one village and running water in another, the newly recognized villages still lack basic infrastructure and services. Israel’s Supreme Court ordered the government to dismantle and re-route several kilometers of the Security Fence near Modi’in, midway between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, after a petition from the villagers of Bil’in, who had been separated from their fields since the Fence was built in 2005. NIF grantees Bimkom: Planners for Planning Rights and B’Tselem, the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Ter-

ritories proved that the motivation for the route of the fence was not security but fostering the expansion of planned neighborhoods in the Jewish settlement of Modi’in Illit. Another NIF grantee, the Council for Peace and Security, joined with the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) to win a Supreme Court reprimand regarding an illegal 41-kilometer wall south of Hebron; the army subsequently removed the barrier. In a landmark decision, the Jewish National Fund (JNF) agreed for the first time to sell land to non-Jews. The breakthrough came just as the Supreme Court began to consider a petition by NIF grantees ACRI and Adalah: Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel. After years of insisting that its constitution required its land to be designated for Jews only, JNF’s decision reversed decades of discrimination. The Supreme Court ordered the police to stop setting up East Jerusalem roadblocks designed to

collect taxes from Arab citizens, at the behest of ACRI. Arab drivers had often been compelled to pay taxes within 30 minutes or have their vehicles impounded. In a landmark human rights ruling in December, the Jerusalem District Court ordered Israel’s Interior Ministry to reveal details of the decision-making process and criteria by which it grants citizenship and residency rights. The verdict was in response to a petition by NIF grantees ACRI, Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC) of the Movement for Progressive Judaism in Israel (Reform), Hotline for Migrant Workers, Kav LaOved Workers’ Hotline and Hamoked: Center for Defense of the Individual. These procedures affect the citizenship and residency applications of Palestinian Arabs, foreign workers and Jews who have undergone non-Orthodox conversions. Most of the 500 refugees from Darfur are now allowed to continue living and working in Israel with the status of legal foreign workers.




The campaign for the release of the Darfur refugees and hundreds of other African refugees was spearheaded by NIF grantee Hotline for Migrant Workers in Israel. Israel’s Supreme Court ordered the northern village Rakefet to allocate land for housing to a young Arab couple, in response to a petition challenging the existence of regional selection committees. The petition was submitted by NIF grantees Adalah, Arab Center for Alternative Planning; Bimkom: Planners for Planning Rights; Jerusalem Open House for Pride and Tolerance; Another Voice in the Galilee; and Mizrachi Democratic Rainbow (Hakeshet). In this instance the victims of discrimination were an Arab couple, but the petitioners claimed that the selection committees filter applications from other minority groups, including Mizrachi Jews, single parents, and gays. The Knesset enacted a new law enabling some of Israel’s most disabled citizens to be employed by public organizations and companies. The legislation was proposed and formulated by veteran NIF grantee Bizchut: Center for Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The new law is the direct outcome of the Equal Rights for People with Disabilities Law (Israel’s equivalent of the Americans with Disabilities Act), which was passed several years ago.

when three Supreme Court judges first ordered the Interior Ministry’s Population Registry to list both women, who were represented by ACRI, as the child’s mothers. The decision paved the way for Attorney General Meni Mazuz to instruct the Ministry of Welfare’s Adoption Agency to allow same-sex couples to legally register as parents of children adopted abroad.

Racism Israel’s Transport Ministry announced new security procedures at Ben Gurion International Airport aimed at reducing the harassment of non-Jewish passengers. New technology, to be introduced during 2008, will decrease invasive and embarrassing personal checks for all passengers. Discriminatory procedures, which do not enhance security, were placed on the public agenda when NIF and Machsom Watch offered to train airport security staff in greater sensitivity towards its passengers. A Supreme Court petition by ACRI against the procedures also embarrassed the Israel Airport Authority. During the 2006-07 soccer season, the Israel Football Association began fining clubs for the racist behavior of their fans, with their disciplinary committees using reports from NIF observers as evidence.

Social & Economic Justice Gay Rights The Supreme Court reprimanded Israel’s Interior Ministry for not registering eleven-year-old Matan Brenner-Kadish as the son of lesbian couple Nicole and Ruti BrennerKadish. The case goes back to 2000,

In July 2007, the Israeli government officially launched the Orot Letaasuka (Employment Lights) welfareto-work program, replacing the contentious Mehalev program, also known as the Wisconsin Plan. Begun in 2005, the Mehalev pilot pro-

gram involved more than 20,000 unemployed participants in four cities. Wisconsin Watch, set up by NIF grantees Mehuyavut: Commitment to Peace and a Just Society and Community Advocacy: Genesis Israel, together with Shatil, uncovered systematic abuse of program participants by the private companies who won the contracts to operate the program. The new program has special tracks for new immigrants, academics, single mothers, participants over 45 years of age and those with disabilities. A new budgetary formula was introduced by the Ministry of Education following last year’s successful Supreme Court petition by veteran NIF grantee Adalah: Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights against the government’s priority zone status, which had been granted to 500 Jewish communities and only four Arab locations. As a result, schools in Israel’s Arab sector received larger budgets when the new school year started in September. The 7,000 Arab residents of two Ramle neighborhoods can now travel by bus instead of walking long distances to reach their destinations. The introduction of the new bus lines in August followed an appeal to the Tel Aviv Administrative Court last year by ACRI and Shatil’s Mixed Cities Project, together with several local organizations. In a precedent-setting decision, the Israeli government’s Employment Service has suspended cooperation with Hashmira, one of the country’s largest security providers, following complaints by NIF grantee Kav LaOved-Workers’ Hotline, which received over 700 complaints by employees demon-


strating a systematic violation of rights. The organization documented 270 such cases and presented a dossier of the abuses to the Employment Service. All public housing companies must install solar water heaters following a new Knesset law initiated by former NIF grantee Yedid: The Association for Community Empowerment. Previously, public housing companies only installed electric boilers to warm water, often costing tenants high electricity bills. With solar heaters, tenants will receive free hot water for most of the year from a renewable energy source, which is also more environmentally friendly. The Ramle District Court ordered the Municipality not to destroy a children’s playground in the Arab neighborhood of Dahmash. The Municipality claimed that the playground, which was constructed by volunteers, had been built illegally. But local activists and Shatil’s Mixed Cities Project, which filed the petition, insisted that destroying the playground would cause undue hardship to the neighborhood’s children.

Religious Pluralism Education Minister Yuli Tamir inaugurated Israel’s secular yeshiva when it opened its doors in Tel Aviv with 150 students registered. The yeshiva is supported by NIF and is the initiative of grantee BINA: Center for Jewish Identity and Hebrew Culture. Students combine the study of religious texts with social work in disadvantaged neighborhoods. The yeshiva was also granted “Hesder Yeshiva” status by Israel’s Ministry of Defense, meaning that in the future, students

will be able to combine their studies and social work with military service. In a victory for the concept of civil marriage, three Israeli municipalities officially recognized the “Partnership Cards” issued by NIF grantee New Family, Organization for Family Rights. The cards, which detail the rights and responsibilities of a shared life, have been issued to hundreds of couples. These couples include some of the 300,000 Russian speaking immigrants who are not entitled to marry in Israel because they are not recognized as halachically Jewish, same-sex couples and Israelis protesting the Orthodox rabbinical monopoly on Jewish marriage in Israel.

Environment After six years of demonstrations, legal battles, court decisions and committee meetings, the government has finally decided to save the Eilat coral reef, Israel’s natural treasure, from the fish farming cages that were destroying it. Tzalul and several other green organizations, funded by NIF through the Green Environment Fund (GEF), created a coalition to remove the fish cages, with help from tens of thousands of citizens who backed the campaign by sending letters and postcards to government officials.

Women’s Rights It was a sign of the power of Israel’s feminist organizations, many of which were established with support from NIF, that they could organize a demonstration against former President Katsav’s plea bargain agreement in less than 24 hours, with more than 30,000 protestors.

Among the organizations who petitioned the Supreme Court against the agreement, which dropped the more serious sexual assault and rape charges, were NIF grantees Kolech: Religious Women’s Forum and Association of Rape Crisis Centers. When NIF grantee International Coalition for Agunah Rights staged a celebrity fashion show, the personal stories of agunot (women “chained” to their husbands who refuse them divorce) made headlines in the media. Twenty of Israel’s top fashion designers paired up with an agunah to design a dress that embodied each woman’s struggle. Pop singers, supermodels, actresses and other Israeli celebrities modeled the dresses at a Tel Aviv fashion show in June attended by hundreds. The event also received a major grant directly from NIF.

SHATIL In 2007 Shatil celebrated its 25th anniversary. Originally created as an NIF-sponsored organization, Shatil now serves as NIF’s action arm and assists over 1,000 organizations each year. On the cuttingedge of building and training civil society in Israel, Shatil works to help people realize their rights and play an active role in determining the policies that affect their lives. For a year-by-year interactive timeline, as well as video testimonies from Shatil’s activists and clients, please visit shatil25.



emerging Israel in 2007 was a study in contrasts. A peaceful year, a robust economy and the cautious hope engendered by the Annapolis conference gave cause for optimism. But 2007 also saw disturbing trends for human rights and social justice. An effort to diminish the authority of the Israeli High Court may have severe repercussions for human rights litigation and the protection of minority rights and religious freedom. Also in the negative column, Israel now has the largest income inequality between rich and poor in the developed world, surpassing even the U.S. in this measurement. The polarization between the Jewish majority and Arab minority increased, with one public opinion survey reporting that 76 percent of Jewish Israelis now favor a policy of “transferring” Arab citizens to a future Palestinian state.

Progressive supporters of Israel know that these and other pressing social problems must be addressed to achieve a sustainable democracy. Both in Israel and the Diaspora, however, a serious critique of Israel’s policies and problems often encounters a furious counterattack, equating criticism with disloyalty and dissent with betrayal. Now is the time to reclaim the conversation. Now is the time to open a productive dialogue that encounters the real Israel — a society that is not always right, and not always wrong — and pays attention to a chorus of emerging voices.

NIForum 2007: Towards a Progressive Vision for Israel’s Future Those emerging voices for a progressive Israel are being heard on both sides of the ocean. In October, NIF organized the second annual NIForum with events in ten cities across North America. During a two-week period, hundreds of supporters joined Israeli social change leaders and activists to engage in frank conversations about human rights, social justice and religious pluralism issues. “The NIForum provided the public with an opportunity to debate issues often ignored

by other organizations and in other conferences,” commented Larry Garber, NIF Chief Executive Officer. “The discussions offered substantive insight into some of the most divisive issues facing Israel today.” Leaders and activists shaping contemporary Israeli society, along with prominent academics, led panel discussions and interactive sessions. Keynote speaker Naomi Chazan — former Deputy Speaker of the Knesset, outspoken advocate of civil and human rights and NIF Board President-elect — emphasized that the struggle for Israel’s physical survival cannot be separat-


voices ed from the struggle for Israel’s soul as a peaceful and democratic state. As Israel nears 60 years of independence, the NIForum started a conversation addressing the toughest challenges facing Israel’s future. But that is just the beginning. With participants demonstrating so much enthusiasm, NIF intends to hold similar events, both “real” and virtual, increasingly in coming years. Through nuanced debate and the determination to break down the taboos surrounding discussion of authentic Israeli issues, NIF is striving to build a community of progressive, outspoken Diaspora supporters, who can strengthen and amplify the voices supporting liberal, secular democracy in Israel.

Shout it Out: Protests Give a Voice to the Disempowered 2007 was a year for empowerment. With assistance from NIF and Shatil, thousands of Israelis contributed their voices to fight the injustices confronting them and their communities.

In July, nearly 1,000 demonstrators descended upon Jerusalem to protest the increased demolitions of Bedouin homes and evictions in the unrecognized villages of the Negev. The catalyst for the protest was the June demolition of more than 20 Bedouin homes in the unrecognized village of Um Al Hiran, to clear space for Hiran, a new Jewish village. The demolition set off alarm bells for the Bedouin as the police, for the first time, destroyed an entire village and confiscated all of the inhabitants’ belongings. Demolitions increased dramatically in 2007, with an estimated 300 homes destroyed, compared to 218 homes demolished between 2001 and 2006. Following the protest, the government proposed a one-year moratorium on demolitions. Unfortunately, the moratorium was not implemented and demolitions continue. NIF and its partners will continue to lobby, engage in community outreach and educate the public to obtain a fair and humane solution for the Bedouin community.

In November, NIF organized anti-racism protests before the Premiere League soccer matches in Israel. The events were part of the Football against Racism in Europe (FARE) Action Week, which included anti-racism activities in 38 countries across Europe. The central anti-racism event preceded Beitar Jerusalem’s match with Maccabi Tel Aviv. The match was televised live and, prior to the game, children and players from both teams came onto the field wearing NIF ”Kick It Out” shirts and balloons were released into the air carrying anti-racism slogans. Also, during the 2006-07 season, the Israel Football Association began fining clubs for the racist behavior of their fans, using the reports from NIF observers as evidence. NIF is further intensifying its education activities and is involving the leading Jewish and Arab soccer stars, many of whom are role models for the fans. Also in November, hundreds of African refugees, accompanied by a like number of mostly young Israelis, trekked down Sderot Rothschild



in Tel Aviv demanding justice for the African refugees in Israel. Slogans read: “We are marching for survival, give us our rights;” “Yesterday it was you, today it is us;” “We are not tourists;” and “The Jews were also refugees.” Those seeking refuge include individuals fleeing genocide in Darfur, the civil war in the Congo and continuing strife in the Ivory Coast. Too often, instead of being provided the opportunity to prove their refugee status, they are detained in Israeli prisons, deported back to life-threatening danger, or living in a shadow economy without rights or benefits. In the

absence of a comprehensive policy on refugees, the fate of the thousands of African refugees currently residing in Israel hangs in the balance. NIF grantees have been working around the clock to provide immediate humanitarian aid, secure the release of refugees being detained in Israeli prisons and lobby for a fair refugee policy. Emergency grants were also issued to organizations working to address the psychological needs of the refugees – particularly the children – many of whom have survived unspeakable horrors.


My name is Adam and I’m a refugee from Darfur. I’m eighteen and a half years old and I arrived in Israel two years ago. At first they put me in prison for six months. After that they released me to a kibbutz. My dream was to study. This year I was accepted to Yemin Ord School in Haifa. Now I’m studying math and physics and even won a prize in robotics. Next year I hope to get into the Haifa Technion. I became an activist during my time in prison and from

internal experience. I started an organization on the refugees together with other refugees from all over Africa. We


want people to be able to fend for themselves. We want to teach the people about life in Israel. And we want to raise

awareness for the other refugees that have come. These are real people, the refugees who escaped from the wars.

Adam and other Darfur refugees are assisted by NIF grantee organizations promoting the rights of refugees and migrant workers.

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The Second Lebanon War: The Fallout Continues While the second Lebanon War ended in the summer of 2006, the effects linger for many of Israel’s citizens in the North. The war exposed growing inequalities between the rich and the poor, and between Israel’s prosperous center and the neglected periphery. With the government having all but abandoned the weakest populations during the war — Arab Israelis, single mothers, the handicapped, the elderly and new immigrants — civil society quickly stepped in to fill the gaps. Through innovative programming, a new office, government pressure and funding to new and veteran grantees, NIF and Shatil ensure that these populations are equipped with the tools to effect real change within their communities, and that their voices will be heard. Even before the war, the Shatil office in the Triangle region, which is home to 230,000 Arab Israelis, was established to encourage the formation of a strong civil society. Through the office, thousands of Arab Israelis have been involved in outreach to devise plans and solutions to a wide range of issues, from education inequality to home demolitions to fostering women’s rights. The Triangle office is the only representative of a majorityJewish organization in that increasingly polarized region. Last June, Shatil proudly opened a new office in Rosh Pinah in the eastern Galilee, serving a population whose civil society is nascent at best. Amiram Goldin, the office director, stated his intentions: “Create civil society organizations in each town to empower the


During the second Lebanon War, it became evident that there are very few Russian-speaking groups here [in Northern Israel] organized enough to help their community during crises, although in many of the towns and cities in the North, the olim are at least one third of the population and sometimes the majority. During the war, we witnessed the FSU [former Soviet Union] olim were not leaving the area like the native Israelis. They have fewer resources, lower labor security, and also fewer connections to the municipality. Same with the food — there was enough food in the North, but the distribution was not equal. I focus on projects that protect the olim community.


After the war, FSU groups had to fight for their food, they had to protect their community and they need capacity building

to do it. We worked with them to monitor the municipalities to make sure olim got the same treatment as native Israelis. Lev Aran, Northern field worker, FSU and social and economic justice/SHATIL Rosh Pina office



Letaasuka will continue as a pilot program over the next two years, and the NIF family will continue to closely monitor its implementation.

Coalitions: More than the Sum of their Parts Throughout the years, a critical component of the NIF/Shatil strategy has been playing a leadership role in developing coalitions of organizations from all corners of civil society. Working together, social change organizations learn from each other’s experiences, break down the barriers between population sectors and amplify their individual voices to shape policy and public opinion. But

changing hearts and minds does not happen overnight. Often battling entrenched traditions and ideas, and, in some cases, issues considered taboo, NIF/Shatilsponsored coalitions and forums empower communities to transform idealized notions into provocative but practical policy approaches. A recent example is the pressing issue of domestic violence among Ethiopian immigrants, which has been growing at alarming rates. While Ethiopians comprise one percent of the Israeli population, 25 percent of women killed by their husbands or partners in the past 10 years have been Ethiopian immigrants. In response,


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people who live there to improve their lives. A lot of citizens want to act, but don’t know how.” Another goal of the office is fostering Jewish-Arab co-existence in the area, which was badly frayed during and after the war. Shatil has also continued its Northern Exposure Program, an economic empowerment initiative assisting some 200 micro-businesses in the North. The program has been a lifeline for many small business owners whose livelihoods were damaged as a result of the war. Northern Exposure works to cultivate new markets for microbusiness owners through the promotion of a website to market micro-business products and services, and through special guided tours for Israelis and foreign visitors that put these micro-businesses on the map. The war punctuated the urgent need to help Israel’s most vulnerable citizens throughout the country. After intensive lobbying and pressure by NIF grantees, the Israeli government officially launched the Orot Letaasuka (Employment Lights) welfare-to-work program, replacing the punitive Mehalev program, also known as the Wisconsin Plan. The Mehalev program began two years ago in four pilot cities in Israel, involving more than 20,000 unemployed participants. The program was fraught with systemic abuse of the unemployed participants by the private companies who had incentives to reduce or eliminate their benefits and not find them real work. The new program will have special tracks for new immigrants, academics, single mothers and those with disabilities. Orot




Shatil organized the first-ever conference on Ethiopian domestic violence in July. “The murders and suicides destroy the lives of entire families,” noted Avi Tsahai, brother of a victim of domestic violence. “The pain never heals.” The conference, which was followed by meetings with members of Knesset, sought to garner national attention for the issue as well as advocate for the resources necessary to combat the violence. In

November, at a joint meeting of the Knesset Committees on the Status of Women and Immigrant Absorption, Knesset members termed the problem a “social emergency.” Initiated by Yachdav, the SHATILled Coalition to Address Ethiopian Domestic Violence, the meeting produced consensus recommendations to begin tackling the issue. Ma’an, the Forum of Bedouin Women’s Organizations in the Negev, a NIF/Shatil-sponsored fo-


Just after dawn at about six a.m. without any prior warning, there was a knock on our door. When I opened up, the police demanded that my wife and myself and our five children immediately vacate the house.

When we went outside, they took all our furniture and

belongings away and then bulldozed the house down. For the past month, we have been living in a tent and

a tree house in the Negev adjacent to our land. It has been very hot and uncomfortable. We will stay here in Jerusalem


as long as it takes, but our village will always be our home.

I do not have the energy to build my house again. We’ll

carry on living in tents. But I do have the energy to continue the struggle for the right to my land.

Mohammed Talake at the protest against Bedouin housing demolitions in Jerusalem

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rum, is currently taking on the issue of illegal but widespread polygamy in the Bedouin community. In 2007, Shatil and Ma’an co-coordinated a ground-breaking forum in which Bedouin men and women were able to openly discuss issue of polygamy for the first time. “Both men and women are hurt by a second marriage,” commented Hanan El Sana, an activist with Sidreh, a Bedouin women’s economic empowerment NGO and NIF grantee. “It goes against tradition to abolish it, but we have to examine it, to look at the problems it causes, to look at the women, to see the advantages of abolishing it.” Liberal voices in the Orthodox community also find a home in the NIF family. Twelve years after the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, a survey by the Ma’ariv newspaper reported that 46 percent of Orthodox Israelis believe Yigal Amir was not guilty of murdering Rabin and that only 32 percent of Orthodox Israelis think that Amir should never be released from prison. These sentiments inspired Dr. Gadi Gvarayahu to establish an umbrella organization for two religious education institutions and to improve the coordination of activities nationwide to promote liberal Orthodox Judaism. “The murder of Prime Minister Rabin by a religious fanatic,” observed Gvarayahu, “was the most extreme act of intolerance, contempt for the law and hatred. Our movement seeks to strengthen freedom of opinion, listening to each other and respecting the institutions of the state among the Orthodox community.”

Women’s Rights are Human Rights Pnina Rabi, 50, has been seeking a divorce from her husband for 17 years. “I was beaten, spat on, cursed at,” said Pnina. “The worst things you could ever imagine.” Three weeks after giving birth to her daughter, Pnina suffered a major stroke. Sprawled unconscious on the floor, she was neglected by her husband for 10 hours before being taken to the hospital. Six months later, after continued beatings, she escaped. Pnina has not received one shekel of child support from her husband. Unfortunately, Pnina is not alone. All Jewish couples in Israel must divorce through the Orthodox rabbinate’s court system. In the absence of civil divorce, a husband cannot be compelled to grant his wife a divorce. Some men exploit this by blackmailing their wives for exorbitant sums of money, shared property and even child custody. After years of NIF family work on this issue, providing a platform to some of Israel’s most oppressed women, in 2007 a new law was passed in the Knesset granting rabbinical courts wider powers in compelling a husband to grant a divorce. Under the new legislation, these courts will have the ability to impound the assets of husbands. The plea bargain with former President Katsav presented painful challenges to women’s rights this year. In exchange for a suspended prison sentence for his confession to charges of sexual harassment and indecent assault, the Attorney General agreed to drop rape charges against Katsav. Subsequently, the Israel Association



I think the abandonment of the country’s citizens by the government has become more severe. When the State agreed on a plea bargain [on rape charges] with President Katsav and dropped the more serious charges against him, and when Haim Ramon was re-appointed to the cabinet, al-

though he was found guilty of a sexual crime, we abandoned all women who are victims of assault. But it is not only women who have been abandoned by the government. It is the economically disadvantaged, the minorities, immigrants and the residents of Sderot and the North, that have no adequate shelters. We are all to blame for this situation because Israel has a democratically elected government.


The social change movement must shoulder a heavy burden and the solution is to empower the young genera-

tion of Israelis. Empowerment is the most essential of Jew-

ish values, just as God empowered us at the Creation when we were made in the divine image. We dare not despair nor

tire. We must empower those whom the authorities have abandoned.

voices Chana Kehat, the founder and former director of NIF grantee Kolech – Religious Women’s Forum, has pioneered Israel’s Orthodox Feminist movement.


of Rape Crisis Centers (IARCC) reported a decline in inquiries for information on sexual assault. “We think that the plea bargain negotiated by the State with President Moshe Katsav had a negative impact on the subject of sexual assault,” explained IARCC Spokesperson Einat Rubin, ”with many women losing faith in the police and in the legal system.”

Additionally, a survey commissioned by the Authority for the Advancement of Women in the Prime Minister’s Office, published in November, showed widespread and troubling misconceptions about rape. Seventeen percent of the respondents thought that the way a woman is dressed is one of the main causes of sexual assault, and 34 percent thought that daylight prevented acts of rape.




But on another front, thanks to pressure from NIF grantees, Israel has improved its record on one of the most troubling issues affecting women in Israel. The U.S. State Department reported improvement by the Israeli government on the sensitive issue of human trafficking in 2007. Legislation passed in October, which an NIF grantee helped formulate, includes a comprehensive plan to eliminate trafficking of women – mostly from the former Soviet Union — to Israel. The initiative, which should be implemented during 2008, will involve more rigorous control of the country’s


borders, harsher punishment for traffickers and better treatment for the victims.

Moving Forward In May 2008, Israel celebrated 60 years of independence. While there is much cause for celebration in Israel’s many past accomplishments, there are also many troubling challenges and trends. Israel’s status as a democratic state is not guaranteed. Already, many Israelis believe that denying basic rights to the Arab minority is the only way to ensure the survival of a Jewish

Achieving a more powerful voice for these Jewish voices in the United States is acrucial two reasons. First, the taboo of criticizing Achieving moreforpowerful Israel must be broken. The issue is not whether Israel is always right voice for progressive Jewish or always wrong, as the current discourse aridly asserts. Rather the voices in the United States is question is how to deal constructively and creatively with Israel’s very for The twodebate reasons. First, realcrucial problems. about Israel must be reframed. the taboo ofmajority criticizing Israelcitizens -- who have achieved real Second, the of Israeli successes advocating in anissue open,isargumentative, self-critical society must be broken. The -- need support from their American counterparts. When the most not whether Israel is always visible American backers of Israel are the Likud-fellow-traveler Jewright or always wrong, as the ish groups and the Christian right, it is almost impossible to counter current discourse aridly asserts. Rather theretrogressive question is values how those powerful and well-financed voices and the tochampion. deal constructively and creatively with Israel’s very real they

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the majority of Israeli citizens — who have


achieved real successes advocating in an open, argumen-

tative, self-critical society — need support from their American counterparts. When the most visible American backers of Israel are the right-wing Jewish groups and the Christian right, it is almost impossible to counter those powerful

and well-financed voices and the retrogressive values they champion.

Naomi Chazan incoming President of New Israel Fund’s board of DIRECTORS and former Deputy Speaker of the Knesset; an outspoken advocate for women’s rights, civil rights, religious freedom, and peace.

state. The line between religion and state, in a country without a written constitution or Bill of Rights, is shaky and oversensitive to the politics of a parliamentary system built on vote-swapping coalitions. Corruption and scandals in government and the business sector deprive average Israelis of a voice on issues where “protectsia” is the dominant factor. And as the Israeli economy enjoys prosperity by the standard economic measures, too many population sectors are being left behind, abandoned by a society that has moved far from its egalitarian roots. NIF’s 28 years of experience will be crucial in providing policy leadership and leading civil society to advocate for equality and justice in both law and in practice. We will continue to fight on behalf of Israel’s most marginalized citizens, changing lives through programming, advocacy, education and legislation. We will continue to be the leading advocate for secular democracy and spiritual freedom, putting an end to the anti-democratic Orthodox monopoly on religion. And we will continue to foster dialogue and conversation to ensure that the emerging voices, in Israel and in the Diaspora, are not stifled. The New Israel Fund and Shatil would like to thank all our supporters. Without you, our critical work fighting for the Israel envisioned by its founders could not continue. We thank you for your continued partnership and dedication to the New Israel Fund.

2007 Civil and Human Rights

Israel-U.S. Civil Liberties Law Program — $213,000


A two-year training program, which includes a year of studies at the American University’s Washington College of Law, internships with leading U.S. civil and human rights organizations and a year working with an NIF grantee in Israel. The alumni of this program are 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. This year, Israeli’s first Ethiopian-born lawyer was accepted to the program.

Active Citizenship Education – $105,000 With no standard curriculum for civics education in Israel, there is a strong need for developing and institutionalizing the topic as a core subject to ensure that the next generation is both educated and experienced in the democratic process. In partnership with the Israel Venture Network and in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, NIF established the program as a model of civics education for grades 1-12 that involves parents, local NGOs and the surrounding community, and which 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. In Sderot, the pilot project, now in its third year of implementation, is helping to counter the frustrations and feelings of vulnerability to bombardment from Gaza by channeling students’ energies into constructive civic activities.

Palestinian Initiative — $260,000 Begun as a response to the violence of the second Intifada in 2000, and re-evaluated following new research in 2006, this program strengthens co-existence by advancing the rights of Israel’s Arab minority. Grants made to NGOs focus on obtaining recognition and basic services for unrecognized villages in the Negev, developing joint industrial zones, promoting equal resources for Arab education and promoting the integration of Arab women into the workforce. NIF has five partners: The Center for Jewish-Arab Economic Development, the Regional Council for Unrecognized Negev Arab Villages, the Arab Center for Alternative Planning, the Follow-Up Committee on Arab Education and Women against Violence.

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 socio-economic ladder. 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.

“Kick it Out” Israel — Campaign against Racism in Soccer — $30,000 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 of racist behavior which is featured prominently in the media, and which resulted in new legislation outlawing racism at games. NIF is initiating more multi-cultural activities using soccer to




promote co-existence not only between Jews and Arabs, but also between Israel’s fragmented population groups including new immigrants, Bedouin, foreign workers and refugees.

Israela Goldblum Fund — $21,046 The Israela Goldblum Fund supports initiatives that enhance the Israeli public’s understanding of the need for joint living between Jews and Arabs based on the recognition of the historical pains suffered by both sides. The Fund sponsors a yearly award which was given this year to the Yaffa Café, a coffee shop in Jaffa that serves as a unique meeting place for Jews and Arabs and as a bookshop of Arabic-language books and their Hebrew translations.

SHATIL Projects Initiative to Promote the Rights of Arab Citizens of Israel – $970,000 This SHATIL-led initiative combats discriminatory policies, laws and regulations and reduces inequality in the provision of basic services to Arab Israelis, including those living in mixed Jewish-Arab cities. The project promotes dialogue between Arabs and Jews and develops leadership opportunities for Israel’s most marginalized groups. Specific emphases include empowerment programs for Bedouin women, leadership and extracurricular activities for Bedouin youth and educational rights and opportunities for Arab Israelis in the country’s north and south.

Mixed Cities — $290,000 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, planning and infrastructure. It works to empower the local residents to advance their needs and develops alternative urban plans to meet the real housing and planning needs of the communities. The project also raises the awareness of the Israeli public and government regarding these ongoing inequalities.

Joint Living — $50,000 SHATIL recognized the 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-existence, the program is uniting government and civil society in planning a new model for joint living.

Grants Adalah: Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel — $105,396 Litigation and advocacy efforts by and for Arab citizens of Israel to ensure the rights of their community.

Al-Rabbita: $25,000 Protecting the rights of Arabs in the mixed city of Jaffa and advancing the population in various domains, especially housing.

Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) — $866,148 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 — $55,000 Legal advice and advocacy to advance the rights of mixed families in which the Judaism of one or both partners is in question, and promote their integration into society

Association of Rape Crisis Centers — $55,150

Children from the town of Lakiya participate in a public initiative to tackle local environmental issues.

A joint advocacy and educational effort of Israel’s rape crisis centers to reduce the incidence of sexual violence, improve services for survivors of assault and promote legislation to protect the victims of violence.


Bimkom — Planners for Planning Rights — $349,150

Ma’an — The Forum for Bedouin Women’s Organizations — $76,000

A Jewish-Arab organization providing professional planning assistance in development of alternative urban plans that take into account the interests of low-income populations, with a focus on Bedouin villages in the Negev and Arab neighborhoods in Jerusalem.

An umbrella organization supporting programs in the Negev advancing Bedouin women’s leadership, cooperation among local Bedouin women organizations and promoting activities to advance the status of women within the Bedouin community.

Bizchut — $444,567

Machsom Watch — Women’s Fund for Human Rights — $33,061

Promoting equal rights for disabled individuals in areas such as housing, education and employment.

Breaking the Silence — $70,976 Raising public awareness of the destructive consequences that serving in the occupied territories has on Israeli society by collecting and publishing soldiers’ testimonies, staging public events and advocacy.

Freedom of Information Association — $100,000 Support for increased public awareness of the Freedom of Information Law and litigation.

Hotline for Migrant Workers in Israel — $140,213 Programs to protect the rights of migrant workers, victims of human trafficking, refugees and asylum seekers in Israel.

Idan Hadash (New Era) — $30,000 Educational workshops and leadership training on democracy and pluralism aimed at integrating immigrants from the former Soviet Union into Israeli society.

Indimage — $24,000 Advancing education about the “other” in Israel’s mixed cities by strengthening the Arab educational system and developing programs that teach the culture and history of both peoples.

Israeli Human Rights Organization of People with Disabilities — $27,000 A grassroots organization promoting equal rights for Israelis with disabilities.

Kav LaOved — Workers’ Hotline — $195,750 Legal and practical assistance to foreign workers and citizens whose labor 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.

Preventing violations of Palestinians’ human rights in the territories through monitoring military courts and IDF checkpoints within the West Bank.

Negev Coexistence Forum— $35,000 Promotes cooperation between Jews and Bedouin in the Negev, with an emphasis on raising awareness about the problem of unrecognized Bedouin villages among the Jewish public.

Neighbors for Joint Development in the Galilee — $56,000 Efforts to promote egalitarian land planning and economic development in the Galilee that advances JewishArab joint living in the region.

New Family — $60,000 Promoting recognition of all forms of family units and ensuring eligibility for rights and entitlements.

South Wing to Zion — $111,000 Supporting the efforts to promote the aliyah and absorption of Jews remaining in Ethiopia.

Tebeka — Center for Legal Aid and Advocacy for Ethiopian Jews in Israel — $144,525 Legal assistance and empowerment activities to advance the rights and entitlements of citizens of Ethiopian origin.

Working Group for Equality in Personal Status Issues — $34,000 Aims to end discrimination against Arab women in issues of family law and personal status issues, and to influence social norms by promoting changes in attitude and behavior.

Yesh Din — Volunteers for Human Rights — $63,123 Supporting human rights monitoring in the territories, through documenting testimonies of victims of violence, operating a hotline for complaints and monitoring Israeli government activities.

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Social and Economic Justice Programs Israel Social Entrepreneurship Program — $200,000 NIF partnered with the Israel Venture Network in 2004 to establish fellowships for social entrepreneurs. In 2007, six Fellows worked in the fields of technology training for Ethiopian-Israelis, advocacy for women, employment for Arabs in the North, preventing youth violence, environmental responsibility and vocational training for people of retirement age.

The Right to Health is in Your Hands — $100,000 This health empowerment initiative, established in 2004, 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 by institutional policy and that face challenges in accessibility to services or health facilities. Seven organizations received grants in 2007, as well as a Shatil course on media and advocacy training.

NCF/NIF’s Women’s Initiative — $430,000 Women in both the Jewish and Arab sectors in Israel are often subject to gender-based discrimination and social, economic and judicial barriers. In 2005, a partnership with the Nathan Cummings Foundation was launched to strengthen and support the role of women as agents of change in Israeli society. Grants are awarded to organizations advancing women’s rights with an emphasis on Arab and Jewish Orthodox women.

Dafna Izraeli Fund — $325,000 Professor Dafna Izraeli was a prominent feminist and scholar who passed away in 2003. Established in 2003 by her family, the Fund promotes a feminist agenda by encouraging partnerships with mainstream institutions to bring feminist values to the forefront of Israeli society. The Fund supports organizations that focus on empowering women through economic training programs and pushing the societal boundaries imposed on women.

Yaffa London-Yaari Scholarship Fund — $11,000 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.

SHATIL Projects National Budget Reform Project — $50,000 Launched in 2003 to promote social and economic justice in Israel’s budgetary process, the Project increases opportunities for marginalized populations to access government funds. The project components include analyzing the state budget in order to propose reforms that will ensure transparency and more equitable allocations; identifying organizations interested in addressing these issues; developing workshops to teach non-profit organizations how to apply for government funding; advancing and deepening the involvement of residents in the decision-making process regarding budgets; and developing monitoring tools for the budget process and commitments.

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. • Community Organizing — $90,000: Academic studies and fieldwork to train professional community organizers, advised by Harvard Professor Marshall Ganz. • Bedouin Youth — $50,000: Quality extracurricular programs to develop leadership among young adults in the Bedouin community, and advocacy for their ongoing needs. • Community Leadership — $55,000: SHATIL’s Community Leadership Development Project aims to empower and cultivate the leadership abilities of parents living in the most socio-economically 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 — $163,000: Internships for Israeli students with nonprofits, which provides crucial human resources to social change organizations while giving the students first-hand experience in the public


interest community. The 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 — $105,000 This project enables Bedouin women to participate more fully in modern Israeli society by developing their skills and knowledge. Specific 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.

Social and Economic Justice Initiative — $380,000 This project trains and guides NGOs and local activists in organizing their communities to fight poverty, with special attention to 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 microbusiness ventures. Following the war added emphasis was placed on monitoring government commitments toward development and rehabilitation in the North, especially via SHATIL’s North Star Forum.

Assistance to Ethiopian Immigrants Project — $230,000 Cultivates national and local Ethiopian groups, equipping them with tools to improve the lives of their constituencies in critical areas such as employment, education, housing and health. The project reaches out to local activists, women and students in the Ethiopian community, increasing the level and effectiveness of their activities with training and consulting. A new coalition for youth at risk was established last year.

Assistance to Russian Immigrant Organizations — $352,885 Trains activists from the former Soviet Union to operate effective non-profit 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 — $76,000 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.

AJEEC: Arab-Jewish Center for Equality, Empowerment and Cooperation — $117,000 Promotes employment for the Negev Bedouin, particularly women, through vocational training as well as personal and economic empowerment courses.

Adva Center — $260,500 Policy analysis, advocacy and public education on issues of inequality among various population groups and women in particular.

Al-Ahali Center for Community Development — $240,000 Community organizing and educational activities that promote civic participation by Arab citizens.

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

Association of Bedouin Women to Promote Education — $100,000 Hundreds of African refugees marched down Sderot Rothschild in Tel Aviv to remind the world why they sought refuge in Israel.

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.


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Association of Social and Economic Studies — $48,000 Development of alternative economic policy options through assessment of governmental approaches to inequality, unemployment, pension plans, poverty and welfare; publications; and seminars and workshops.

Association for the Promotion of the Arab Education System in Haifa — $43,000 Developing a parent empowerment model to enhance the public Arab education system in Haifa and designed for replication in other Arab and Jewish localities.

Centurion: Security and Service Workers’ Association — $27,000

Forum of Representatives of Ethiopian Jewish Community Organizations for the Ethiopian National Project (ENP) — $27,380 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 — $55,000 A model academic junior high and high school for youth from disadvantaged neighborhoods, which can be replicated around the country.

Friendship and Cooperation — $54,500

Works to safeguard the rights of security guards and other blue collar workers. Staff attorneys filed 25 suits against employers in 2007.

Promoting the involvement of FSU parents in their children’s education and advocating for a system-wide sensitivity to the unique needs of FSU students.

Citizens Build a Community — $50,000

Hiwar for Alternative Democratic Education — $30,000

Established in the mixed city of Lod in 2004 by a group of Arabs and Jews to create an active civil society and reduce social disparities; runs a Community Year project to encourage voluntarism and make higher education more accessible to Arab young adults.

Community Advocacy: Genesis Israel — $148,750 Community-based legal and practical aid and community organizing in disadvantaged neighborhoods in Jerusalem and Beer Sheva.

Duroob — $22,000 Education and training programs to promote democratic leadership in Israel’s Arab community.

Economic Empowerment for Women — $167,500 Provides training and support to women from disadvantaged populations interested in starting their own businesses as a means of fighting poverty.

Fidel: Association for Education and Social Integration of Ethiopian Jews — $507,969 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 Directors of Social Welfare Departments Serving the Arab Population — $32,000 Fights discrimination in allotment of welfare allocations to the Arab population.

Establishment of an Arab state-run democratic school and a center for democracy education in Haifa.

I’lam: Media Center for Palestinians in Israel — $24,000 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 — $31,200 Promoting the absorption of FSU immigrants in the Negev through information and crisis centers, seminars on civil rights, providing youth services and running advocacy programs with a focus on public housing.

Israeli Association for Distributive Justice — $75,000 Promotion of equitable resource distribution by monitoring governmental activities, advocacy aimed at decisionmakers and legal petitions.

Israeli Association for Immigrant Children (IAIC) — $131,000 Advocacy and programs to decrease the school drop-out rate of immigrant students and promote their integration into society.

Israeli Center for Social Justice — $30,000 Promoting the inclusion of a social objective in the State budget and influencing governmental policies so as to narrow social and economic gaps.


Itach — Maaki: Women Lawyers for Social Justice — $85,838

One Plus One: Association of Immigrant Youth — $62,500

Efforts to narrow social and economic gaps through public education and legal activities designed to link feminist discourse with social justice.

Leadership programs for young immigrants from the former Soviet Union.

Kayan (“Being”): The Feminist Organization for Women in Arab Society — $65,378

Advocacy and activities to improve housing policies for low-income populations.

Public education, training and consciousness-raising to promote a feminist agenda within the Arab Israeli community.

Qadaya Al Shabiba: The Association to Support Arab Minors — $24,000

Lagiya: Association for the Improvement of the Status of Women — $25,000 Educational and employment programs for Bedouin women in Lagiya and surrounding unrecognized villages.

Mada Al-Carmel: The Arab Center for Applied Social Research — $25,000 Research among Arab citizens of Israel aimed at promoting their civil and social rights.

Mahapach: Education, Housing and Livelihood — $160,600

Organization for Housing Rights — $35,000

Active in the Triangle region, the organization works to improve the services offered to local youth and prevent high school drop out.

Sidreh — $70,000 A leading education and empowerment organization of Bedouin women that also focuses on employment.

Sister for Women in Israel — Ahoti — $49,065 Works to change the priorities of Israeli society by focusing attention on Mizrachi women and women from other disenfranchised groups, with a focus on low-income working women.

Establishing community centers and local steering committees as a means of cultivating local leadership in lowincome neighborhoods. In 2007, Mahapach transformed itself to a joint Jewish-Arab organization with shared management.

Sot El-Amel — Laborer’s Voice — $75,000

Mehuyavut: Commitment to Peace and a Just Society — $55,000

Unique model of training courses and mentoring for minority women interested in opening their own business as a means of escaping the cycle of poverty.

Community organizing in disadvantaged neighborhoods to empower the unemployed and educate them about the links between social justice and peace.

Mossawa Center — $280,022

Advocacy and legislative efforts to advance the rights of Arab Israeli workers and the unemployed.

Sviva Tomechet: Supportive Community — $48,000

The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute: Economics and Society Program — $30,000

Policy analysis and advocacy to promote equality in government budgets and policies regarding Arab citizens of Israel.

Research and discussion of interdisciplinary issues relating to philosophy, society, culture and education. The Program aims to build tools that will facilitate and influence the socio-economic dialogue and policy decisions in Israel.

Movement for Dignified Living — $26,100

Women against Violence — Nazareth — $275,000

Furthering the rights of all Israeli citizens to housing by operating an information center, helping victims organize, and raising public awareness of homelessness.

Promoting Arab women in leadership positions and in employment.

New Discourse: The Democratic Mizrachi Rainbow — $58,000 Advocacy for social rights, including housing, educational and employment opportunities, for disadvantaged populations of Mizrachi origin and encouraging Mizrachi Israelis to connect with their roots.

Yedid: The Association for Community Empowerment — $160,524 Educating disadvantaged populations about their rights to enable them access to social entitlements.




The Environment

Tolerance and Religious Pluralism

Program The Green Environment Fund — $1,211,017 The New Israel Fund’s partnership with the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies, the Nathan Cummings Foundation and an anonymous foundation, aims to protect and preserve Israel’s environment, promote environmental justice and strengthen the country’s environmental movement. In 2007, this consortium awarded grants in the amount of $1.27 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 Israel Union for Environmental Defense, Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel, Heschel Center for Environmental Learning and Leadership, Coalition for Public Health, Green Network, Green Course, Citizens for the Environment in the Galilee, Life and Environment, Link to the Environment, Eretz Carmel and more. GEF also funds community initiatives through the SHELI Fund.

SHATIL Project Environmental Justice — $187,000 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, SHATIL networks among environmental groups to establish priorities and strategies for Israel’s environmental movement at large.

SHATIL Project Pluralism Initiative — $131,000 Established in 1998 to encourage diverse expressions of Jewish identity, strengthen liberal elements within Orthodox Judaism and facilitate religious freedom through policy change. 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 progressive Orthodox women’s groups, cultivating alternative expression of Jewish rituals, establishing secular spiritual communities and establishing joint initiatives with organizations active in other issue areas, such as immigrants from the FSU.

Grants Bina: Center for Jewish Identity and Hebrew Culture — $99,816 Implements a secular yeshiva and other educational and community activities that promote pluralistic Jewish culture among the secular public, with an emphasis on young people.

Center for Women’s Justice — $108,980 Litigation and advocacy 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 — $30,000 An independent Jewish pluralistic congregation established and led by FSU immigrants in Ashdod.

Gvanim Olim — Shiluv — $25,000 Developing youth leadership that will implement pluralistic Jewish identity community projects among FSU immigrants.

Havaya — $25,000 Promoting secular Jewish identity with a focus on developing alternative ceremonies for secular Jewish weddings in Israel.

“There is only one Kinneret,” says a banner unfurled by protestors from Green Course.


Hemdat — Forum for Freedom of Choice in Marriage — $30,200 A coalition striving for freedom of choice in marriage in Israel, with special activities aimed at university students and the Russian-speaking population.

Israel Religious Action Center of the Movement for Progressive Judaism in Israel (Reform) — $352,500 Policy analysis, litigation and public campaigns on issues of religious freedom, civil rights and government accountability.

Kolech - Religious Women’s Forum — $50,000 Improving the status of Orthodox women through major reforms by a consensual process within the Orthodox community.

The Masorti (Conservative) Movement — $39,000 Widens the exposure of the Masorti movement in Israel as a non-Orthodox Jewish alternative, by reaching out to new target audiences, developing congregations and cultivating leadership.

Meitar — The College of Judaism as a Culture — $47,000 Engaging non-observant Israeli Jews in learning and experiencing Judaism in a cultural and secular framework, while raising their awareness of pluralistic Jewish values.

Midreshet Kama — $30,000 A progressive, pluralistic religious girls’ school in Yeroham, an adaptation of the Pelech model for Mizrachi girls, which encourages excellence in learning and community involvement.

The women of Um Al Hiran protest the destruction of their homes.

Panim for Jewish Renewal in Israel — $85,100 Placing Jewish renewal high on the public agenda by furthering the development of existing renewal organizations and achieving government recognition and funding for them.

Realistic Religious Zionism — $20,046 A grassroots organization aiming to change the priorities of Religious Zionism.

Shaked High School in the Beit Shean Valley — $44,000

The Midrasha at Oranim — $56,650

Restoring a modern, moderate Orthodox ethos both educationally and ideologically for the State Religious schools.

Hamidrasha provides the secular population with opportunities for meaningful, modern Jewish education, relating to Judaism as a living, dynamic culture.

Yudbet Heshvan — Promoting Tolerance in an Orthodox Context — $50,000

Mimizrach Shemesh — The Jewish Social Leadership Center (at Kiah) — $30,000 Promoting social justice based on Jewish sources, emphasizing the heritage of Mizrachi Judaism in the general Jewish discourse.

Ne’emanei Torah Ve’avodah — $50,000 Promotes a modern, moderate voice for Orthodox Jews and aims to change the priorities of Religious Zionism.

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.

Assisting parents groups establish alternative liberal Orthodox schools and other educational programs for the National Religious community; promoting openness, pluralism and tolerance in the state religious school system.




financial statements New Israel Fund Signing Anew

Combined Statement of Financial Position As of December 31, 2007 with summarized financial information for 2006


CURRENT ASSETS Cash and cash equivalents Investments (Note 2) Prepaid expenses Pledges receivable, current portion, net of allowance for doubtful account of $66,471 and $132,760 respectively (Note 3) Advances Accounts receivable Inventory

Total current assets

FURNITURE, EQUIPMENT AND LEASEHOLD IMPROVEMENTS Furniture and equipment Leasehold improvements Subtotal Less: Accumulated depreciation and amortization

Net furniture, equipment and leasehold improvements



$13,151,032 18,500,621 89,246

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

2,761,100 5,261 267,430 1,490

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



1,662,599 157,193 1,819,792 (1,280,870)

1,550,728 157,193 1,707,921 (1,165,318)



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

826,213 6,995 96,282

1,010,464 6,995 95,488







$ 1,840,719 7,402,157 11,685 37,537

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



104,072 320,047 424,119

122,431 314,701 437,132



3,430,177 16,373,231 6,724,967

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

Total other assets


LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS CURRENT LIABILITIES Accounts payable and accrued liabilities Grants payable Liability under trust agreement, current (Note 4) Annuities payable, current portion (Note 5)

Total current liabilities

LONG-TERM LIABILITIES Deferred rent abatement 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




$ 36,244,592

$ 34,628,359


Program and Support Services Expenditures

Grant and Projects



Grant management



Educational activities



Management and General








Total Expenditures

Combined Schedule of Activities and Change in Net Assets As of December 31, 2007 with summarized financial information for 2006



Temporarily Permanently Restricted Restricted

2006 Total


$19,478,102 10,556,819 1,409,930 144,553 54,088 106,110

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

REVENUE Contributions: General support Donor-advised Investment income (Note 2) Program revenue In-kind contributions (Note 10) Other revenue Net assets released from donor restrictions (Note 7) TOTAL REVENUE

$11,061,234 9,866,842 (27,562) 144,553 54,088 106,110

$7,984,272 689,977 1,437,492 - - -

$432,596 - - - - -











16,493,251 8,077,382 24,570,633 987,043 2,206,081 27,763,757

- - - - - -

- - - - - -

16,493,251 8,077,382 24,570,633 987,043 2,206,081 27,763,757

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

- - - - -

1,776,949 2,557,431 4,334,380

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

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

1,776,949 2,557,431 4,334,380 32,098,137





Change in net assets Net assets at beginning of year

24,165 3,406,012

(805,296) 17,178,527

432,596 6,292,371

(348,535) 26,876,910

2,353,954 24,522,956







For the full 2007 financial statement, including notes, please visit

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endowed funds & 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

Estates and Trusts

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.

The New Israel Fund became the grateful beneficiary of legacies from the following individuals in 2007.

Rosalyn Amdur Baker Endowment Fund Moshe and Tzippora Ayalon Fund Berenstein-Levy Family Philanthropic Fund Dafna Izraeli Fund Dobkin Endowment Fund 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 Ruth Goldman Endowment Fund The A. Hiatt Fund Kahal Foundation Special Fund The Karsten Family Fund Naomi Kies Endowment Fund Silk Klein Endowment Fund Miriam Fligelman Levy CrossCultural Prize

Yaffa London Yaari Scholarship Fund Nathan Micay 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 Rasking Endowment For Youth and Education Esther Leah Ritz Fund Norman S. Rosenberg Fund Elizabeth Selig Fund Emily and Alec Skolnick Law Fellowship in Civil Rights Clara Spitzer Lauder (Tanaka) Fund Wendy WeikerGordon Memorial Fund Marianne Wolman Endowment Fund Rudolph and Sarah Wyner Fund Melvin and Elizabeth Wyner Mark Fund

Anonymous Lillian Green Nathan Jelinski

Henrietta Rosen Elias Skovron

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. Robert D. Appelbaum Edith Atkin Maurice D. Atkin Hillel Ausubel Diane R. Baer David J. Ballo Adrienne S. Baranowitz Ellen Soren Beda Rachel Oriel Berg Howard A. Berger Joan I. Berger David W. Berkowitz Evelyn S. Bernstein Adam M. Birnbaum Ellen Borenfreund Martin Brownstein Betty K. Carbone Ruth Chapman Claudia I. Chaves Murray L. Cole Edith S. Coliver Mary I. Coombs John W. Cotton Melissa E. Crow Stephanie Davis Alan Chad DeChant Joy G. Dryfoos Douglas E. Duckett Audrey Eisenstadt

Roberta Elliott William L. Fairman Eugene Fischer Cora Fisher Glenn R. Fleischman Gail A. Foorman John A. Franken Bernard W. Freund Paul Frydman Sonia Fuentes Sanford Gallanter Mary E. Gamson Leonore B. Gerstein Ghita D. Ginberg Anna Gold Marjory Goldman Gerald Goldstein Barbara S. Green Margery L. Gross Frank L. Gruskay Richard S. Gunther Richard M. Haber Helen M. Hacker Ellis Harris Tzvee N. Harris Ruth Harrison Sheldon Hearst Shirley Heiman Elana Helguera Renee N. Herman

Juliane M. Heyman Suzanne R. Hirsch David Hochberg Nathaniel Hoffman Donald N. Horenstein Judith S. Hozore Miriam E. Jencks Linda Kacser Sophia Kalina Karen Kalish Michael Kaplan Hyman Karsch Aaron Katz Miroslav & Esther Kerner Rebecca Kislak Sharon Kleinbaum Alyse Laemmle Henry A. Landsberger William E. Leavitt Allen Leboff Pauline W. Ledeen Ruth Lederman Emanuel R. Lerner Jan Abby Liff Margit Lowenstein Ruth B. Lurie Mitra Makbuleh Bernard Marcus Barbara J. Meislin Judith Melrose Aviva S. Meyer Linda B. Miller Patricia A. Miller Shirley G. Miller Theodore N. Miller Anne P. Mintz Harriet MouchlyWeiss Jamie Natelson Murray L. Nathan Arnold Nestel Louis E. Newman Jane P. Norman Roberta R. Oliff Henry Olshin

Estelle N. Padawer Allan R. Paulson Arthur Peck Dan M. Pulcrano Ralph Rappaport Stanley Rappeport Mitchell Raskin Sandford Ratner A. David Redding Leon Reinharth Marcus M. Rosenblum Molly Rosenthal Howard Rosof Lori A. Roth Sylvia Rothchild Norman Rothfield Jane Rubin David M. Saperstein Gerard D. Sarnat Bart Schachter Daniel D. Schechter Hanna Schepps Mark Schleisner Mildred A. Schwartz Harold Shames Maurice M. Shapiro Emily Skolnick David Soifer Ruth B. St. John Hilda Staniulis Elizabeth Stein Anita Steiner Daniel A. Talonn Bruce Temkin Harry L. Turtledove Elizabeth Vorenberg Paul Wachter Edwin R. Wagner Benjamin Ward Kayla M. Weiner Raymond L. Weisberg Adele F. Weiss William Wernick Ginia D. Wexler Stephen S. Winter Bobette Zacharias


donors $100,000 and Above Anonymous (1) Kathryn Ames Foundation, Inc Annenberg Foundation Arison Foundation, Inc. The Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation The Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies Naomi & Nehemiah Cohen Foundation Nathan Cummings Foundation Barbara and Eric Dobkin Dorot Foundation The Everett Foundation Franklin M. Fisher and Ellen Paradise Fisher Fohs Foundation Phyllis K. Friedman Susie and Michael Gelman Jackson and Irene Golden 1989 Charitable Trust Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund Sally Gottesman Lois and Richard Gunther Stella and Charles Guttman Foundation, Inc. Arnold Hiatt. Gerald and Phyllis Krause Lopatin Family Foundation Moriah Fund, Inc. Sandler Foundation Joan and James Shapiro through the Soretta and Henry Shapiro Family Foundation Alfred I. Tauber Ingrid D. Tauber The Laszlo N. Tauber Family Foundation Bonnie and Marty Tenenbaum Francine and Butch Weaver Ruth B. Ziegler $50,000 to $99,999 Anonymous (2) The Louis & Anne Abrons Foundation Arcus Foundation

Joan and Robert Arnow Rita and Harold Divine Foundation The Feldman Family Foundation Sanford and Linda Gallanter Stephen D. Gunther Phyllis and Michael Hammer Michael Hirschhorn and Jimena Martinez Gerard and Lilo Leeds The Nash Family Foundation, Inc. Relations Foundation David L. Rosenhan Rosenzweig Coopersmith Foundation Nancy and Miles Rubin Sylvia Sabel and Joel Rubinstein Lela and Gerard Sarnat Schocken Foundation Betty Seelig The Silverweed Foundation, Inc Alan B. Slifka Foundation, Inc. The Sam Spiegel Foundation Robert and Amy Stavis Olive Bridge Fund $25,000 to $49,999 Anonymous (11) The ABS Charitable Foundation, Inc. Ronald M. Ansin Madeleine and David Arnow David Berg Foundation The Russell Berrie Foundation Paul and Ossi Burger The Bydale Foundation Cannon Family Foundation CIBC World Markets Miracle Day USA Cogan Family Foundation Barbara and Maurice Deane Robert A. Efroymson Paul and Joanne Egerman Lois & Richard England Family Foundation FJC A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds

The Moses Feldman Family Foundation Frankel Family Foundation Sarah and Seth Glickenhaus Ruth Goldman Jane L. Gottesman John and Kathryn Greenberg Leon Gross Jonathan and Marilyn Grossman Hadassah Foundation The Irving Harris Foundation David Hochberg Foundation Jewish Federation of Grand Rapids The Jewish Women’s Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago Jewish Women’s Foundation of the Greater Palm Beaches Rita J. and Stanley H. Kaplan Family Foundation, Inc. The Karma Foundation The Zanvyl and Isabelle Krieger Fund The Louis J. Kuriansky Foundation Luis and Lee Lainer Landau Family Foundation Jan Abby Liff Susan M. Liss Amy Mandel and Katina Rodis Key Foundation Walter S. Mander Foundation Maor Foundation Suzanne and Walter Marks Marcia Kramer Mayer and Michael Eisenbud J. S. & S. Michaan Foundation Belle and Murray Nathan Fund (Jewish Communal Fund) Lisa Orlick-Salka and Corey Salka Stacy and Keith Palagye The Polis-Schutz Family Foundation Rita Poretsky Memorial Fund, Inc. Gloria and Lyle Rosenzweig

Anita and Arthur Rotman Lawrence Schwartz and Shelley Levine Segal Family Foundation II Peter Shapiro and Bryna Linett Rose L. Shure The Skirball Foundation Joseph and Diane Steinberg Stern Charitable Contributions Fund Harriet W. Stern Sun Hill Foundation Agnes Varis Carole and Saul Zabar $10,000 to $24,999 Anonymous (17) Wendy and James Abrams Samuel I. Adler Family Supporting Foundation Dr. Arthur and Sari K. Agatston Norman and Jane Alpert Amcha For Tsedakah Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bazelon Stanley and Marion Bergman Mindy Berman and Andrew Sumberg Diane and Norman Bernstein Foundation Helen and Robert Bernstein Michael Bien and Jane Kahn Sy Blechman Harvey N. and Sally Bock Ernest and Rita Bogen Abba and Sandra Borowich Boston Jewish Community Women’s Fund Richard Broms Charles I. Brown Charitable Foundation Jonathan Cohen and Eleanor Friedman Louis and Bonnie Cohen Sandra Coliver Julie Dorsey and Daniel Leemon Isabel P. Dunst

Epstein Teicher Philanthropies Howard and Cynthia Fuchs Epstein Foundation For Middle East Peace Morris F. Friedell Aviva Futorian David and Marla Garfinkle Gilbert Family Foundation Bernice Godine Rita and Herbert Z. Gold Jerome and Linda Golden William and Serra Goldman Noreen Gordon Sablotsky Family Foundation Howard L. Gottlieb Carol and Allen Gown Terry E. Grant Harold Grinspoon Foundation Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund Mimi and Peter Haas Fund Dr. Jacqueline Heller James and Marlene Henerson The David & Barbara B. Hirschhorn Foundation Anita Hirsh Ruth P. Horwich The International Foundation Rabbi Richard J. Jacobs and Ms. Susan K. Freedman Juel Janis and Roger Langsdorf Maurice Kanbar Charles and Joann Kaplan Alan and Carol Kaplan Seth A. and Beth S. Klarman The Nathan & Helen Kohler Foundation Rabbi Emily Faust Korzenik Peter B. Kovler Myra and Robert Kraft Barbara N. Kravitz Harry and Sadie Lasky Foundation Steven and Susan Lebow Jesse and Dana Lehman Lew and Laurie Leibowitz Cynthia and Sanford Levinson Ruth and James Levitan Dr. Russell M. Linden

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David and Barbara Lipman Linda Lipsett and Jules Bernstein Theodore R. Live Dolly L. Maass Melvin Mark Beatrice Cummings Mayer The Purple Lady/Barbara J. Meislin Fund Janice Meister Lisa Messinger and Aaron Panken The Milton and Sophie Meyer FundThe Harvey M. & Lyn P. Meyerhoff Foundation Cindy L. Miller Marjorie and Morgan Miller Lisa and Yaron Minsky-Primus Leo Model Foundation, Inc. Sherry Morse and John Maccabee Harriet Mouchly-Weiss and Charles Weiss Jonathan M. Nadler Andrew Nagel and David Brodsky Leo Nevas Louis Newman and Rabbi Amy Eilberg Jonathan and Naomi Newman Marion E. Newman Raquel H. Newman Mitcell Oberlander Memorial Bonnie Orlin Kathleen Peratis Lia and William Poorvu The Rita Poretsky Foundation Arleen and Aaron Priest Irwin and Cecilia Rosenblum The Elizabeth B. & Arthur E. Roswell Foundation, Inc. Norman Rothfeld Rothman Family Foundation Jerry and Bernice Rubenstein The Robert Russell Memorial Foundation Sagner Family Foundation Steven Salop and Judith Gelman Bettylu and Paul Saltzman J. Victor and Barbara Samuels, The Samuels Foundation Frederick P. Schaffer Scher-Altman Family Foundation of the Jewish Community Endowment Fund Philip Schild and Shirley Dichek Schild Harriet and Leonard Schley Karyn K. Schwade Renata and Jack Schwebel Daniel and Sheila Segal Ben and Norma Shapiro

Greg Sharenow Joan and Herbert Shayne The Shepard Broad Foundation Norman Shulevitz Foundation Jean Sieroty Peter J. Silverman and Janet Heettner Karen Sloss Small Change Foundation Gary B. Sokol Herbert and Elene Solomon Bruce, Steven, Gerald and Diane Solomon Fund Sparkplug Foundation Louis & Bessie Stein Foundation Antoinette Delruelle and Joshua Steiner Henry Steiner The Honorable Paula Stern and Paul London Hazel S. Stix Mr. and Mrs. Edward Streim Ben N. Teitel Charitable Trust, Gerald Cook, Trustee The Tilles Family Diane Troderman Emily and Frank Vogl The Nathan & Esther K. Wagner Family Foundation Mary Ann and David Wark Bernard Weingarten Jack Weingarten John Weinstein and Heidi Stewart Weiser Family Foundation, on behalf of Irving, Marjorie, Jennifer and Dana Weiser Earl Wiener Ann F. Wimpfheimer Terry and Carol Winograd Otto and Marianne Wolman Foundation The World Institute for World Peace Foundation Eleanor L. Zuckerman $5,000 to $9,999 Anonymous (17) Walter and Alice Abrams William and Susan Abrams Susan Adelman and Claudio Llanos Jonathan A. Adelsberg Karen Adler and Laurence Greenwald The Lassor and Fanny Agoos Charity Fund Peter Allen Almoney Fund Alpern Family Foundation Fred Altshuler and Julia Cheever Angelina Fund Peter and Kathi Arnow Joshua and Beryl Bar-Lev

Annette and Ephraim Baran Marie Barr William and Donna Barrows David M. Becker and Leslie C. Seeman Froma and Andrew Benerofe Melissa A. Berman Beth Haverim Shir Shalom Temple BFK Foundation J.B. Margaret Blaugrund Foundation Gay Block and Rabbi Malka Drucker Lois & Irving Blum Foundation Robert J. Brand and Elizabeth Werthan Marvin and Lois Broder Nick Bunzl and Judy Bernstein-Bunzl Pamela S. Burdman Beth Burnam Bruce Burnam Caipirinha Foundation Matthew and Lisa Chanoff Chicago Sinai Congregation Alan Cohen and Robert Bank Carolyn Cohen and Reuven Namdar David Cohen and Ellen Goodman James E. Cohen Marshall and Shirley Cohen Peter and Barbara Cohen Yehudah B. Cohn Murray and Miriam L. Cole The Edward T. Cone Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Cristol Benjamin Diament Reuben and Rivka Dori Edward and Rose Dreyer Joy G. Dryfoos Juan Carlos and Amy Duque Mark Dyen and Elsbeth Reisen Peter Edelman David and Audrey Egger Catherine S. England Fabrangen Tzedakah Collective Fadem Family Foundation Jerome and Nancy Falk Robert and Marjorie Feder Concepcion and Irwin Federman Leonard Fein Seymour Feldman Foundation Inc. Shelley and Robert Fischel Forest City Development Forrest and Miriam Foss Lois and Larry Frank Naomi C. Franklin Dr. Morris and Carol Fred Laurence and Natanya Freed Barbara Freedman David Friedman and

Paulette Meyer The Generations Fund Leonore B. Gerstein David Gildin Gill Foundation Andrew Goffe and Jeffrey Levin Candice Gold Goldberg Berbeco Foundation, Inc. Arthur S. Goldman Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund Gerald and Sylvia Goldstein Lynda M. Goldstein Robert Goodman and Jayne Lipman Richard C. Goodwin Archie Gottesman and Gary DeBode Mark and Janet Gottesman Grantors Foundation Marsha Gray Frank and Judith Greenberg Brenda Gruss and Daniel Hirsch Barbara and Joe Gurkoff Lenore Hecht Bob and Phyllis Henigson The Louis J. and Ruth G. Herr Foundation Willard J. and Annette B. Hertz Michal and Jack Hillman Kathryn Hirsch Marvin Hoffman and Rosellen Brown Hoffman Grace A. Hughes Harry Hutzler Dr. Sherry Israel Peter and Karen Jakes Jewish Women’s Giving Foundation Martin Kace and Bella Meyer Marilyn H. Karsten Sidney J. Kass Gerald and Jane Katcher Michael and Esther Kenny Steven and Priscilla Kersten Paul and Susanne Kester Jonathan and Sara Klein Sonia and Lawrence Klein Stella and Leonard Kleinrock Eve Biskind Klothen and Kenneth Klothen Lauren Kogod and David Smiley Leslie S. Kogod Robin Kosberg Jim and Catherine Koshland Harry Kramer Memorial Fund Louis Krupp Jed Kwartler and Carol Barash Edward Labaton Martha P. Landsman Howard Langer and Barbara Jaffe Michael Laub

Richard Lavenstein Stacy Lawson and Steven Sarkowsky Elliot and Frances Lehman Paul Lehman and Ronna Stamm Terry and Margaret Lenzner Irving Levin and Stephanie Fowler Sally Levin Eric and Suzi LeVine Robert B. Lifton and Carol Rosofsky Nira and Alan Lipner Leonard Litwin Michael and Anita Malina Gayle and Jerry Marger Judith and Michael Margulies Yaffa and Paul Maritz Albert E. Marks Charitable Trust Silvia Marx Daniel and Lenore Mass Henry Massie Steven Matthews and Rebecca Stein MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger Charles and Nola Miller William Mindlin Robert and Dale Mnookin David Nachman and Amy Schulman Anita Navon Jane Newman and Amy Lange Sharee and Murray Newman Tamar Nissim and Eric Rait Fred and Gilda Nobel Arthur and Judith Obermayer Arthur Peck The Honorable Stuart and Lee Pollak Russell and Joan Pratt Daniel C. and Lisa R. Price Michael and Jo-Ann Price Yale and Barbara Rabin Elisa Rapaport and Michael Schoenbaum Paula and Daniel Reingold The Renaissance Foundation David Richman and Janet Perry Sidney Robbins David Roberts and Sue Fischlowitz Aaron M. Roland, M.D. Tobey H. Roland Carl H. Rosner Sylvia Rothchild David and Phyllis Rothman Christine Russell and Mark Schlesinger Adene Sacks and Joseph Hellerstein David Salem and Laurie Aloisio Eve and David Savitzky Donald Schapiro Rosel and Elliot Schewel Mark and Isabel Schiffer

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Lisbeth B. Schorr The Paul D. Schurgot Foundation, Inc. Deborah Shapira and Barry Stern Shared Ventures Donald and Linda Silpe Lawrence E. Silverton Emily Skolnick Ruth Slater Louis and Jean Sloss Jonathan Solovy and Stacey Fisher Jerry V. Sternberg Ralph J. Sutton Inbar Telem and Martin Lowenstein Leon and Judy Tenenbaum Roger B. Tilles Karen Tucker and Jerome Avorn Linda Tzoref Underdog Fund Kelly K. Wachowicz Paul and Dorothy Wachter Adir G. Waldman and Tamara Tapoohi Martin Wallen Barry and Elsa Waxman Denis Weil Sanford and Karen Weiner Roger Weisberg and Karen Freedman Stanley and Mikki Weithorn Bruce F. Whizin Susan P. Willens Walter and Jacqueline Williams Terri Wolfe-Hirsch Women’s Endowment Foundation Miriam Wosk Allan and Ray Ellen Yarkin Peter and Gail Bates Yessne Margot and Paul Zimmerman Fund of The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region $2,500 to $4,999 Anonymous (19) Ruth and Henry Aaron Stephen and Joanne Abel Rachelle Abrahami John and Betty Ann Altman Andre Angel Arthur Applbaum and Sally Rubin Joshua and Elyse Arnow George Asher Gloria Baerncopf JoAnne and Michael Bander Barry and Elizabeth Bar-El Irl Barg and Janet Walkow Ellen Barnett Harvey and Sonya Barsha Alvin H. Baum, Jr. June Baumgardner Gelbart Foundation

William and Debbie Becker Ruth and Roy Belzer Oz Benamram and Gali Freedman-Benamram Sandra J. Berbeco Kerrin and Peter Bermont Robert and Willa Bernhard Erik and Betty Bernstein David and Rachel Biale Ernst and Hannah Biberstein Joseph and Joan Birman William and Ellen Blair Alan and Helen Bonapart Joseph L. Bower Braman Family Foundation Sheila and Edward Braun Rabbi Daniel S. Brenner Minna Buck Mark Burstein and David Calle Elana Caplan Jassy and Andrew Jassy Dennis and Jane Carlton Zipora Cedar Champaign-Urbana Jewish Federation Mr. Bernard P. Cohen Gloria and Morris Cohen Bradley and Cheryl Cohen Max and Sara Cohen Congregation Emanu-El Mary I. Coombs Mitchell and Renee Cooper Craig Cramer Lila G. d’Adolf Richard Dale and Dorit Harverd Michael and Rhoda Danziger Frederick Davis and Mary McGowan Davis Ilana DeBare Kenneth Douglas Foundation Durham-Chapel Hill Jewish Federation David Edelstein and Jennie Berkson Diana Engel Fred Feigenson Daniel and Sandra Feldman Mark Finklestein and Janet Penn Mrs. Beatrice Fligelman Adam and Lynne Frank The Lisa and Maury Friedman Foundation Morris and Mikki Futernick Elkan and S. Zelda Gamzu Larry Garber and Gayle Schwartz The Joseph and Anna Gartner Foundation Atherlie K. Gidding David Glaser and Leslie Ann Elton Harold Goldberg and Alisa Israel Goldberg Judith F. Goldberg Kathleen P. Goldberg Milton and Jean Goldberg The Goldberg Family Foundation

Bruce N. Goldberger and Esther Sperber Goldenberg-Malina Foundation Marcia and John Goldman Peter J. Goldman Phyllis and Alvin Goldman Thomas J. Goldstein Betty B. Golomb Samuel and Grace Gorlitz Foundation David and Rita Gottlieb Jeffrey and Beth Green Abbie and Moshe Greenberg Doris and Leon Greenberg I. Melbourne and Louise Greenberg Steven Greenberg and Avra Goldman Linda and Richard Greene Ellen Grobman Grossberg Abrams Foundation Eleanor Grosz and Lawrence Zweifach Joseph & Sally Handleman Foundation Trust Suzanne H. Harris Alan and Barbara Haubenstock Sheldon Hearst Dale and Stephen Hoffman Sally Hoffman Paul Homer Ilene and Richard Jacobs David Jaffe and Cori Miller Simon and Marie Jaglom Foundation, Inc. Andrew Joskow and Lisa Sockett Beatrice and Robert Kahn Nedra A. Kalish Morton and Merle Kane Leslie Kane and M. Manuel Fishman Louis M. and Sally B. Kaplan Karuna Foundation Gerri Kay Ezra Jack Keats Foundation Keystone Media International Leslie M. Kimerling Kenneth Klein and Harriet Bograd Robert and Joan Klivans Stuart A. Kogod Roger L. Kohn Susan and David Kraemer Jeffrey Kraines Jeffrey and Kandy Kramer Charles and Naomie Kremer George and Doris Krevsky Dr. Barbara Lafer Pnina Lahav and Morton Horwitz Joshua Landes and Bryna Shuchat R. Todd Lappin Elliott and Phyllis Lasser Scott and Elizabeth Lassar Lefkowitz Family Foundation Glory Letter

Irwin and Rachel Levin Rochelle S. Levin Keith and Bari Levingston Michael and Joan Levitt Paula and Joel Levy Robyn Lieberman and Asher Kotz Andrew and Sara Litt Margit Lowenstein Brian L. Lurie Lynchburg Jewish Community Council Carla Lynton Ellen R. Malcolm Jonathan Markowitz and Ruth Wenger Barry and Ellen Massie The Mazur Family Foundation Lucy McCoy Bacigalupo and Paul Bacigalupo Thomas Meites and Lynn Frackman Melaver Foundation David and Beth Meltzer Nathaniel A. Mesnikoff Foundation Howard Metzenberg Glenda and David Minkin Samara Minkin and Trent Gegax Minneapolis Jewish Federation Martha Minow and Joseph Singer Judith Mishkin Robert and Audrey Morris M. Peter and Elizabeth K. Moser Rafi Musher Marvin Naiman and Margery Goldman (per her instructions in 2006 AR) Michael A. Nieder Edward D. Ohlbaum and Karyn L. Scher Abe and Esther Orlick Julia Parzen and Daniel Johnson Yael Peled Robert Pindyck and Nurit Eini-Pindyck Adele Platt Dinah PoKempner and Robert Kushen Marilyn S. Pomerance Sharri and Posen James R. Posner and Jill J. Prosky Sidney S. Postol Meyer & Anna Prentis Family Foundation Public Welfare Foundation William and Martha Rabinowitz Michael and Joyce Rappeport Hilary Reich Bruce Reingold David Reisen and Ann Peck Reisen Paul Resnick and Joan Karlin Elaine Reuben

Rachel and Rick Robbins Shai and Judy Robkin June and Marvin Rogul Dan and Roin Susan Romer and Donald Ungar Joyce Zinbarg Rosenthal and Steven Rosenthal Howard and Kathy Rosof Alexander Ross, Ph.D. Daniel Rothstein Roni Rubenstein and Barry Berson Peter Rukin and Sharon Djemal Dr. Margrit Wreschner Rustow Edmund and Norma Sacks Louis and Barbara Savrin Lawrence M. Schantz, Esq. Steven and Bonni Schiff Alice and Robert Schloss Stanley and Kay Schlozman Theodor Schuchat Leonard and Celia Schuchman Jolie Schwab and David Hodes Deborah R. and Howard L. Schwartz Emanuel E. Schwartz Jodi J. Schwartz and Steven F. Richman Peter Schwartz and Sheila Chervin Paul and Lynn Sedway Stephen Segal Diana Selig and Meredith Rose Jerrold and Naomi Senser Risa Shames and Neil Silverston Alan Sieroty Susan and Richard Sigel The Silver Tie Fund, Inc. Marian and Abraham Sofaer Robert S. and Jean M. Solomon Eugene and Marilyn Stein Robert and Elaine Stein Peter and Abbe Steinglass Edith and Arthur Stern Kenneth Stern and Linda Stein Joan and Steve Subrin Steven Swig and Mary Green Jeffrey Thomases Aaron and Ziva Tomares Ruthellen and Monte Toole Sidney and Lillian Topol David and Bonita Turner Mark Tushnet TUW Posnack Foundation Lloyd and Lassie Ulman Richard and Gail Ullman Michael and Marion Usher Ronald and Marilyn Walter Michael and Judith Walzer Mayer and Joan Weinstein Lori Weinstein Dr. David and Estare Weiser Jeff and Paula Kramer Weiss


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The Wexler-Beron Family Foundation Elaine and Maynard Wishner Ann and Arnold Wolff $1,000 to $2,499 Anonymous (46) Ava Abramowitz Elkan and Susan Isaacs Abramowitz Sonia S. Abrams Fund David Abromowitz and Joan Ruttenberg S. James and Mary Adelstein Patricia and Ronald Adler Bernard and Raquel Agranoff Thomas Aleinikoff and Rachel Cohen Debra Aleinikoff Paul and Sheila Alexander Gail Allen and Mel Black Richard Almond, M.D. and Barbara Almond, M.D. Mr. and Mrs. Myer M. Alperin Jerome Alpern Hubert and Joan Alpert Joel and Barbara Alpert Ralph Alpert Sheldon Alster Paul and Sylvia Amber Albert and Carole Angel John Antignas and Rabbi Susan Laemmle Susan Aranoff Walter and Diane Ariker Howard I. Aronson Donna E. Arzt Jo and Bob Asher Bennett Ashley and Ruth Weinreb Mrs. Samuel Atkin Eileen Auerbach and Lawrence Burgheimer Michael and Charlotte Baer Lawrence Bailis and Susan Shevitz Judith Bain Ziona and Edwin Balaban Gerald and Ursula Bamberger Yossi and Gitit Banai William and Janet Bangser Arthur and Betty Bardige Morris and Sally Barron Nan Bases Marian Bass Cantor Heather Batchelor and Steve Winkelman Howell Baum and Madelyn Siegel Ann and Irwin Bear Irwin and Ruth Been Ruth Greenspan Bell and Joseph Bell Eli and Gisele Ben-Dor B. Richard and Mary Benioff Gadi BenMark Julie and Jeff Bercow

David Berger Joan I. Berger Kenneth W. Berger Marc and Elizabeth Berger Mark Berger and Jane Eisner Robert L. Bergman M.D. William Berley George Berliant Louis and Nancy Berlin Jim and Diane Berliner Steve and Gita Berman Amy Bermar Matthew and Elissa Bernstein Marjorie Hiatt Bernstein Ralph and Gail Bernstein Nancy Bernstein and Robert Schoen Robert A. Billstein Berthold Bilski Marsha and Brian Bilzin Richard and Elaine Binder Judith and George Bishop Rita and Irwin Blitt Alan Bloch and Nancy Berman Rabbi Bernard and Bailey Bloom Nancy and Kenneth Bob Andrew Borodach David and Flo Braker Richard and Barbara Braun Robert and Catherine Breit Naomi Brenner and Ari Berger Martin I. and Shirley B. Bresler David Bressler and Susan Adler-Bressler Mark and Cheryl Brickman Daniel E. Bridge Ruth F. Brin Janet and Sheldon Brown Katherine Browning Rabbi Gustav and Sheila Buchdahl Marcia Burnam Marcus L. Burstein Michael and Ilsa Bush Paul and Katie Buttenwieser Merle and Michael Cahan John and Anne Cahn Burton and Shulamith Caine Ronald and Libby Cape David and Gladys Catterton Frederick Cezer Earl M. and Margery C. Chapman Foundation Kenneth Chasen and Allison Lee Judith G. Chasin Laura and Richard Chasin Michael J. Churgin William K. Coblentz, Esq. Adi Cohen Alice S. Cohen Bruce Cohen and Gale Mondry Mr. Daniel Marks Cohen Emanuel and Anna Cohen Foundation, Inc Harvey and Roberta Cohen Jonathan Cohn

Jonathan and Victoria Cohen Lawrence Cohen Marcia and Elias Cohen Mark and Tova Cohen Saul and Miriam Cohen Stephanie and Charles Cohen Steven Cohen Steven Cohen and Elsie Stern Mrs. Aaron H. Cole Leonard and Elaine Comess Congregation Sha’ar Zahav Jack and Roz Cook Adele Corvin Paul and Valerie Crane Dorfman Max and B.M. Crohn Barbara and Larry Cuban Sandy Curtis Charles and Ada Beth Cutler Rena and Mark Davidow Joel Deitz and Barbara Berko Jay and Phyllis Denbo Dengrove Family Foundation Tracey Denton Nancy Dickenson Dorothy and Yale Doberne Martin Dreyfuss Marta Drury and Kerry Lobel James Dubey Erskine Earnest Daniel B. Edelman Tom and Ellen Ehrlich Henry and Florence Einhorn Warren and Mitzi Eisenberg Albert and Connie Eisenstat Arthur and Lois Elias Joe Elman Memorial Fund Yoni and Talia Engelhart Muriel Ente Clement and Caroline Erbmann Lisa Erdberg and Dennis Gibbons Lee and Esther Erman Regina L. Espenshade Maia Ettinger Fabrangen, Inc. William and Barbara Fairman Herbert Falender Deborah Falik Susan M. Falk Dr. David S. Fankushen Leonard and Stephanie Farber Milton and Olga Farbstein Rashi and Ruth Fein Sumner Feldberg Alan Feldman and Carol Seitchik Peter Felsenthal and Jennifer Litchfield James E. Fenn Marc and Gail McClelland Fenton

Albert Feuerwerker Ernest and Marcia Field Jeremy Fielding Harriet and Michael Finck First Security Loan Adam R. Fisher Albert and Harriet Fishlow Edward Fishman Leora Fishman Michael Flamm and Jennifer McNally Martin and Helen Flusberg Deborah and Marc Fogel Nancy M. Folger Carl and Leonore Foorman Fort Wayne Jewish Federation Sharna & Irvin Frank Foundation Tom and Myrna Frankel Daniel and Ruth Frankfurt Barbara and Herb Franklin Marc A. Franklin The Honorable and Mrs. Frederick A. Freedman Henry and Helen Freedman Lynn P. Freedman Matthew and Gladys Freedman Benjamin M. Friedman Bernard 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 Dr. Victor R. Fuchs Zoya and Len Galant Lawrence Gallant Philip Garoon and Family Barbara and Richard Garrett Jeffrey Gaynes Omri Gazitt Jared and Cindi Gellert Stephen and Rhea Gendzier Janice Gepner and Eric Newman Allan and Joan Nathan Gerson Michael Geschwind Charles Getz Jeffrey and Ellen Gilbert Ann Gips Penina M. Glazer Dolores Gluck Linda Gochfeld Martin Gold Drs. Alfred and Joan Goldberg Andrew and Shana Goldberg Donald J. Goldberg and Bettyruth Walter Edward Goldberg and Barbara Saidel Frances Goldberg

Norman and Sheila Goldberg Raymond and Elana Daniels Goldberg Robert and Anita Goldberg Victor J. Goldberg and Patricia A. Waldeck Frances E. Goldman Irving and Doris Goldman Robert and Rebecca Goldman Nathan J. & Helen Goldrich Foundation, Inc. Harold Goldstein Helen Goldstein Jeffrey and Doris Goldstein Susan Goldstein and Andy Kivel Victoria and John Goldwyn Peter J. Gollon Arthur and Judith Goodkind Frank and Joan Goodman William Goodman and Vivienne Nemerson Rabbi Donald M. Goor and Cantor Evan Kent Hadassah and Leon Gordis Dr. James S. Gracer and Rabbi Judy B. Shanks Manuel Graiwer Gillian R. Granoff Bennett and Marcy Grau Richard and Mary Gray Lois E. and Edward L. Grayson Barry Green and Jennifer Altshuler Barbara and Isaac Green Audrey and Arthur Greenberg Corwin Greenberg and Paravati Grais Jack and Deborah Greenberg Peter Greenberg Peter and Suzanne Greenberg Bernice Greene and Barry Sacks Karen Greenspan and Steven Abramson Liz Greenstein Robert Greenstein Win and Jerry Greenwald The Grenell Family Foundation Barbara Grodd Charley and Jill Gross Margery L. Gross Gross Family Tzedakah Fund of the Jewish Funds for Justice Susan E. Grosser Martin and Audrey Grossman Mildred Guberman Yuri Gurevich Walter and Ruth Gusdorf Merna and Joseph Guttentag Richard and Joan Haber Frances L. Hackett

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Alan Hakimi and Rachel Stone Samuel and Marlene Halperin Jerry and Carol Halpern Philip L. Hammer Joel Handelman and Sarah Wolff Handelman Adam S. Hanski Eliyahou and Britt Harari Dorothy Gitter Harman Ellen A. Harnick and Andrew Krystal Ellis and Ellen Harris Herbert and Stella Harris Robert and Carol Hausman Milton and Betty Heifetz William H. Helfand Michael and Juliet Helft Clifford Hendler and Deborah Neipris Hendler Bluma and Donald Herman Judith N. Herr Ittai Hershman and Linda Rich Stanley P. Herskovitz Douglas and Carolen Herst Thomas and Sandra Hess Arthur and Edith Hessel Howard Hiatt Linda and Steve Hirsch Andrew Hochberg Rabbi Lawrence and Sally Hoffman Stephen and Lusia Hornstein Family Fund #2 of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation Howard Horowitz and Alisse Waterston Sylvia Horwitz Joanne Hovis and Andrew Afflerbach Joanne and Richard Howes Paula Hyman and Stanley Rosenbaum Toby R. Hyman Leah Ice Mark and Susan Irvings Michael and Marsha Isard Howard Isenberg David Israel and Pamela Fletcher Joseph Italiaander Daniel Jackson and Claudia Marbach Francine Jacobs and Barry Dym Rabbi Jill Jacobs and Guy Austrian Adam Jacobson and Beth Levine Dennis and Paula Jaffe Jewish Community Board of Akron Jewish Community of Amherst The Jewish Federation of Nashville & Middle Tennessee

Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance Todd Joseph Paul L. Joskow Arthur and Lorie Juceam Linda Kacser Nancy Kahn and Manny Friedman Max Kahn and Kathy Lampe Kabatznik Family Linda and Thomas Kalinowski Jeremy and Amy Kalmanofsky Sheila B. Kamerman Grace Kamins The Kandell Fund Norma and Murray Kane Doris C. Kaplan, in memory of Martin N. Kaplan Leonard and Tobee Kaplan Rachel Kaplan and Bob Riesman Stan and Toba Kaplowitz Richard Kass and Elaine Soffer Meir D. and Amanda Katz Amalia Kaufman Derek and Leora Kaufman Eliezer Kaunfer and Lisa Kaunfer Carl Kaysen Steven and Judy Heymann Kazan Kelen Family Fund Kurt and Sylvia Kelman Kelman/Davidson Family Philanthropic Fund Kenneth Kenigsberg, M.D. Craig and Karen Kennedy Janice M. Kenyon, M.D. George Kessel Foundation Harry and Doraline Kesten Stephen and Susan Kippur Howard and Wendy Kleckner Benjamin H. Klein Karen Wilk Klein Linda Gerber Klein Jerry and Sharon Knoppow Marjorie and Ralph Knowles Dr. Marielena Kolker Arieh Konigl and Alice Roston Lottie Kornfeld Helen L. Koss Bonnie Kossoff and Stephan Uslan Ruben Kraiem and Elizabeth Leiman Albert H. Kramer William Kramer and Judith Duffield Dr. Dolores Kreisman Linda and Jake Kriger Samuel and Marilyn Krimm Norman and Susan Krinsky Jules and Lynn Kroll

Arthur and Rosalind Krupp Patricia and Bart Krupp Kenneth and Amy Krupsky Joseph B. Kruskal Michael and Carolyn Kulakofsky Linda and Frank Kurtz Hilary Kushins Adam Laden and Elizabeth Lieberman Alyse Laemmle Ruth and Peter Laibson Susanne and Bruce Landau Eva Landy Eugene M. Lang John Lang Marvin Lange and Ellen Metzger Marvin Langsam Richard Lapedes and Maureen Lynch Eli Lapp Suzanne and David Larsen Lawrence and Roslyn Latto Gillian Laub Gary and Laura Lauder Stuart G. Laurence Rubin and Serene Lazar William E. Leavitt Allen Leboff Ann Lederer and Robert Hickler Bishop Peter James Lee Sylvia S. Leff Kenneth and Lucy Lehman Robert and Ellen Leibenluft Jonathan W. and Bobbie Leigh Jacques and Donatella Lennon Herbert and Bernice Levetown Richard C. Levi Joshua Levin and Debra Fried Levin Robert and Bonita Levin Sheldon and Delores Levin Julie Lerner Levine Leonard and Beryl Levine Leslie and Marsha Levine John L. Levinsohn Leonard and Joyce Levitan Jack Levy and Judith Bass Robert J. Levy Steven A. Lewis Irene Quartin Lichtenstein Alicia F. Lieberman, Ph.D. Elana Lieberman and Lorne Abramson Mark and Adele Lieberman Jeffrey and Anna Lieblich Stanley and Evelyn Lipkin Joel N. and Francie DeCarlo Lippman Channing T. Lipson, M.D. Alan G. Lipson Laura G. Lipson Steven and Judith Lipson Alan and Sharon Lipworth William and Patricia Lisberg Amy C. Liss

Gordon Litwin and Anne Luzzato The Milton S. and Corinne N. Livingston Foundation, Inc. Henry and Elsie Loeb Mr. and Mrs. James L. Loeb Eva C. Lokey Sivia Loria Gerald and Selma Lotenberg Lowenstein Brothers Foundation Mark and Judith Lowenstein The Honorable Nita and Stephen Lowey Steven Lubet and Linda Lipton Alvin Luebeck Ruth B. Lurie Richard and Helen Lynn Philip and Carol Lyons Bernard Lytton, M.D. and Norma Lytton Peter Mancoll Richard and Alice Mandel Rafael Mandelman Manitowoc Jewish Federation, Inc. Ruth S. Mann Jerome A. Manning Paul and Annette Marcus David M. Margolick Jesse Margolin Michael and Ruth Margolin Larry Marks and Gladys Monroy Paulina K. Marks Stuart and Edith Marks Rabbi J. Rolando Matalon and Talia Hatzor Isabel May Daniel and Karen Mayers Paul Mayo and Charlotte Malasky Thomas P. McCreesh Emily Gantz McKay and Jack McKay McKenzie River Gathering Foundation Eran Megiddo Mehlman Family Fund David Mehlman and Arlene Alpert Mehlman Joseph A. Meis Julian and Sheryl Meitin Advised Philanthropic Fund Robert and Marjorie Mellen Mark Mellman and Mindy Horowitz Daniel Meltzer and Ellen Semonoff Samuel I. Mendales Galia Messika Leon Metlay and Nina Klionsky Paul and Alice Meyer Gail S. Meyers Morton Meyerson Danni Michaeli and David Adox

Janet G. Michaels Paul R. Milgrom and Eva Meyersson Milgrom Shira Milgrom and David Elcott George and Roslyn Miller I. William and Diane Millen Lindsay and Aaron Miller Shirley and Mitchell Miller Tamar Miller Vicki F. Miller Andrea Miller-Keller Maida Mittman P.J. and Elaine Mode Rabbi Leon A. Morris and Dasee Berkowitz Morrison & Foerster, LLP Jerold and Carol Muskin Judy Nadel Beverly K. Nadler Seymour Nagan Gerty S. Nardella Bennett and Sandra Nathan Pearl G. Nathan Jack Needleman Bettyrose Nelson Jean and Nerenberg Dan Newman Denise Newman Ms. Iris Newman Jeffrey Newman Jim Newman Joye Newman and Larry Paul Peter B. Newman Shira Nichaman and Arnie Angerman John and Kayla Niles Arthur and June Nislick Charles and Richard Oestreich Foundation, Inc. Nancy and Morris W. Offit The Oppenheim Family Don and Shari Ornstein Gilbert and Margaret Osnos William R. Padnos Richard and Martha Pastcan David Paul Bill and Janet Pauli Allan and Jane Paulson Muriel G. Miller Pear Avigdor Pemper and Dr. Mark Rabiner Arno A. Penzias Dan Perlman and Lili Zohar Debra Perrin and Dave Coltoff Ruth Persky Joel and Jean Perwin Rabbi Aaron M. Petuchowski Pfeffer Family Trust in Memory of Barbara Pfeffer Sally and Robert Pitofsky Judith Plaskow Laurie Ferber Podolsky William and Karen Podolsky Howard and Geraldine Polinger Sandy Polishuk


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Mr. and Mrs. Lewis B. Pollak, Sr. Betty Ann Polse Rabbi Mindy Portnoy/ Rabbi’s Fund Frances R. Posel Barbara Posnick and Carl Mikkelsen The Isaac & Leah M. Potts Foundation, Inc. Risa and Jeff Pulver Elizabeth Putnam-Hidalgo Paula J. Rackoff Robert and Susy Raful Gilda and Jerry Raiken Roy R. Raizen and Family Jack Rapaport Wendy and James Rapaport Bob and Margie Rashti Josef and Dana Raucher Melvin and Edna Reder David Reed and Laurie Fanger-Reed Daniel Reich David L. Reich Michael and Lynn Reichgott Fred Reiner and Sherry Levy-Reiner Rabbi Sarah H. Reines Julian and Frieda Reitman Eugene and Libby Renkin Peter and Susan Restler Jerry Revich Marjorie and Stephen Richards Dorothy Richman and Michael Steinman Robert and Ellen Rinsky Rhoda Ritzenberg Dan J. Roberts Mrs. Ruth H. Robinson James and Diane Roche David Rocker June and David Rokoff Sigmund A. Rolat Nathan Rome and Bonnie Alpert Deborah Ronnen Michelle F. Roos Norma L. Rose Ruth Rosen and David Galin Harold L. Rosen George and Dorothy Rosenbaum Victor and Valerie Rosenberg Lucille and Jack Rosenberg Joseph B. Rosenblatt Barbara and Stephen Rosenfeld Jennie and David Rosenn Gerry Rosenstein Peter and Beth Rosenthal Sheldon and Rose Rosenthal Ben and Mildred Rosenzweig Ann Rosewater Bella Rosner and Saul Schapiro Daniel Ross David and Margaret Roth

Hannah Roth Judi & Bob Roth Charitable Fund Meyer and Naomi Rothberg Alan and Susan Rothenberg John and Judy Rothman Steven Rothman and Kathleen Tierney Ruth M. Rothstein Merrill and Laura Rotter MJF/Phillip Rubenstein Special Tzedakah Endowment Ann Rubin & Family Mara E. Rudman David and Catharine Rush Jonathan and Barbara Ryder Barry and Yvonne Sacks Walter and Marjorie Salmon Norman and Betsy Samet Alfred and Marta Samulon Harold and Deloris Sanders Dene A. Sarason Claire Satlof and Jeffrey Bedrick David Saxe Lisa R. Schachner Brenda Schachter Daniel C. Schaffer Thomas and Lillian Schatzki Jean Schiro-Zavela and Vance Zavela Robert and Dorry Schlossmann Leonard and Paula Schneiderman Amy Schottenstein and Justin Magaram S. Ruth Schulman Amy Schwartz and Eric Koenig Ethan and Wendy Schwartz J. Sanford and Susan Schwartz Lawrence and Cherie Schwartz Mark and Marie Schwartz Amy Schwartzman and Kevin Moss Pedro E. Schwed Emily Segal and Andrew Ellis Norman and Barbara Seiden Joseph and Randee Seiger William and Madeline Selden Clyde and Trudy Selig Janice V. Selix Rita R. Semel Karen and Alan Senter Wayne Senville Donald and Doris Shaffer Randi Shafton and Andrew Lieberman Ronald and Nancy Shaich Margaret and Howard Shainberg Isaac and Nitza Shamah Aliza Shapiro

Edmond and Marla Shapiro Howard and Manya Shapiro Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation James and Connie Shapiro Myron Shapiro and Joan Goldman Stanley and Gertrude Shapiro Samuel and Jill Deane Sheppard Rochelle E. and Jesse Shereff Reuben and Leona Shevitz Audrey Shiffman and Peter Langmaid Jerry Shore Norman M. Shore Hannah P. Shostack Edwin and Ellen Sue Shulkin Holly C. Shulman Dalia Shyevitch Steven E. Sicher Raphael Sidelsky Malcolm and Leora Siegel Marvin S. Siegel Sue J. Siegel Zelda Siegel Gabrielle Sigel and Howard Epstein Jane A. Silverman Ernest and Eve Simon Sandra and Charles Simon Betty and Ernest Singer Daniel and Maxine Singer Ellen Singer and Don Simkin Michael and Kathleen Slater Richard and Cynthia Sloan Steven Slutsky Daniel and Janine Small Seymour Smidt Julie Smith Malcolm and Betty Smith Richard and Greta Smolowe Society Of St. John The Evangelist Robert and Jane Socolow Eugene Sofer and Judith Bartnoff Aviam Soifer and Marlene Booth Felicia L. Sol Janet W. Solinger May Soll Bruce Solomon and Susan Swartz Abby Sosland Rabbi Abigail N. Sosland Marvin Sparrow Marcia Cohn Spiegel Lisa Spiegel-Ungar and Michael Ungar Helen and Thomas Spiro Martin Spiro Alfred and Ruth Sporer David and Tasha Stadtner Samuel and Lynn Stahl Marc and Wendy Stanley Joelle Steefel

Carol Stein Fredric and Nikki Stein Harold and Vera Stein Jack and Adrienne Stein Sharon Stein Harold and Sybil Steinberg Melvin and Adele Steinberg Paul M. Steiner Judy and Michael Steinhardt Edward Steinhouse Jane R. Stern Melissa Stern Audrey and Richard Steuer Robert Stillman and Janet Surkin Susan Stockel Stone/Teplow Families Charitable Fund David P. Stone Thomas H. and Donna M. Stone Foundation Shirley and Frederic Storke Peter and Joanna Strauss Thelma Klein Strauss and Andrew Strauss Walter I. Strauss Jeffrey Summit and Gail Kaufman Bob and Ellen Sunness David and Jo Ann Supperstein Howard and Neilda Sussman Richard Sussman and Nina Horowitz Richard and June Swartz Michael and Bryna Sweedler Amy Sweet Roselyne Chroman Swig Yuval Tal and Isabelle Demenge Merle and Michael Tarnow Shirley T. Tartak Foundation Dr. and Mrs. Robert M. Tartell Steven and Sheila Taube Morton I. Teicher Rayla G. Temin, in memory of Howard M. Temin Bob and Sandy Temkin Bruce Temkin The Judy and Warren Tenney Foundation Gregory Tertes Kevin Thurm and Suzanne Seiden Walter and Anne Tick Marjorie B. Tiven Rachel B. Tiven Gail Tomberg Jay and Joan Topkis Gary and Evelyn Trachten Elizabeth and Lionel Traubman Joan L. Treiman Trico Foundation Steven Tulkin and Sydney Kapchan Mitchell and Heidi Tyson Holly Ullman David Umansky and Penni Morganstein

Linda Ungar United Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Jack and Margrit Vanderryn D. Jean Veta and Mary Ann Dutton Michael and Serene Victor Rabbi Burton Visotzky and Sandra Edelman Philippe and Yael Visser Barbara Volin Eva Vollmer Elizabeth Vorenberg Drs. David Wahl and Carol Traut David Waksberg and Ellen Bob Andrea and Arthur Waldstein Mark Warnick Cecille Wasserman Henry Webber and Christine Jacobs Lawrence Weber and Ellen Mandel Douglas and Judy Weil Ruth and Joseph Weiler Penny and Bruce Wein Alisa Weiner Andrew and Debra Weiner Marilyn and Raymond Weisberg Mortimer and Barbara Weisenfeld Charlotte Weiss Mark and Joan Weiss Kristin and Shmuel Weissman Carol and Brad White Lois Whitman Ruth Wielgosz and Benjamin Edelman Louise W. Wiener Jonathan and Wilkenfeld Jerry and Gail Winter Iris Witkowsky Stephen and Rachel Wizner Stephen Wolfberg Beverly Wolfe Susan and Robert Wolfe Robert and Joan Wolff Brenda A. Wolfson Carl Woolf Rita Wroblewski, M.D. Rudolph & Sara Wyner Prize Fund at the Boston Foundation Henry and Felice Yager Josephus Youngerman and Ronnie Scharfman Zephyr Real Estate David Zielenziger Stanley Zimmering, Ph.D. Randi Zinn Arthur and Charlotte Zitrin Seymour Zoger Ed Zuckerman Unspecified Theodore and Frances Geballe Bobette Zacharias


New Israel Fund Board of Directors

Susan Liss Chevy Chase, MD


Cindy Miller New York, NY

Peter Edelman President Washington, DC Neta Ziv Vice President in Israel Ramat Hasharon Joan Shapiro Vice President in North America Chicago Stephen Gunther Treasurer Santa Monica, CA Jonathan Lopatin Secretary New Rochelle, NY Directors Yossi Beinart 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

Jonathan J. Cohen Lincoln, MA

Board of Directors of Canada

Michael Hirschhorn Brooklyn, NY Martin Indyk Washington, DC Nadera Shalhoub Keverkian Jerusalem, Israel Noam Lautman Tel Aviv, Israel

David Altschuler Sir Jeremy Beecham David Goldberg Martine Halban, Secretary June Jacobs Jon Mendelsohn


Jonathan J. Cohen Eleanor F. Friedman

Mark Goldberg London, United Kingdom

Mark Goldberg Chair

Eliezer Yaari Executive Director Jerusalem, Israel

Naomi Chazan Jerusalem, Israel

Larry Garber Chevy Chase, MD

New Israel Fund (UK) Board of Trustees

Honorary President


Franklin Fisher Cambridge, MA

Board of Directors of UK

Ofra Kochavi Zeidman Tel Aviv, Israel

Deborah Bussel Miami, FL

Gerald Cromer* Jerusalem. Israel

Ken Rubin Brian Schnurr Renee Simmons Lorraine Sokolov

Dr. Isser Dubinsky President Debra Grobstein Campbell Past President Abigail Slater Secretary-Treasurer Hillel Becker Sy Landau

William Frankel

Lady Berlin The Lord Lester of Herne Hill Q.C. Sir Claus Moser The Lord Stone of Blackheath Advisory Council Michael Norton Charles Keidan Dr. Tony Klug Lady Edna Turnberg Lady Ellen Dahrendorf Mr. David Lubin Mr. David Tankel Mr. Ian Montrose Mr. Martin Paisner Mr. Ned Temko Mr. Neil Kitchener

In memory of Professor Gerald Cromer 1945-2008 Professor Cromer, a long-time faculty member at Bar Ilan University and an NIF Board member, will be remembered for his ability to put innovative ideas into practice, his pluralistic religious world view and desire for peace, and above all else his personal warmth and modesty.

Mr. Oded Gera Mr. Robert Swerling Ms. Jeannie Horowitz Rabbi Dr Jonathan Wittenberg Lady Brenda Beecham The Baroness Julia Neuberger DBE Paul Zuckerman David Bernstein Swiss Committee Pierre Loeb Chair Liliane Bernstein Martin Dreyfus Peter Dreyfus Roger Dreyfus Beat Eisner Phyllis Günzburger David Jacobs Marlis Jacobs Philippe Lévy Peter Liatowitsch Tascha Loeb Daniel Pewsner San Francisco Regional Board Justice Stuart Pollak President Steve Abel Fred Altshuler Michael Bien David Biale Sandra R. Curtis Jonathan Fuchs Candice Gold Leslie Kane Asher Kotz Hannah Kranzberg George Krevsky Ephraim Margolin Robin Mencher Sherry Morse Raquel H. Newman Diane Rosenberg David Rosenhan Peter Rukin Gerry Sarnat Lela Sarnat Lynn Sedway Rita R. Semel Randi Shafton Seth Skolnick

Gary Sokol Bonnie Tenenbaum Steve Tulkin Paul Wachter Marilyn Weisberg Diane Jordan Wexler Carol Winograd Susan Wolfe New York Regional Board Bryna Linett Chair 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 Atlanta Regional Council Peter Cohen Steven Cooper Lois Frank James Lando Charles Miller David Minkin Glenda Minkin Carol Nemo Shai Robkin Leigh Winston Philadelphia Regional Council Richard Bazelon Mark Berger Jane Eisner Arthur “Nick” Goldman Eve Biskind Klothen Kenneth Klothen Ruth Laibson Adena Potok David Richman Jerry Rubenstein Daniel Segal Dveera Segal Rebecca Starr Joel Sweet David Weinstein



International Council Martin Indyk Chair Washington, DC Michel Abitbol Jerusalem, Israel Ismail Abu Saad Beer Sheva, Israel Karen Adler New York, NY

Akiva Eldar Netanya, Israel

Sherri Greenbach Brooklyn, NY

Rami Entin Tel Aviv, Israel

Liz Greenstein New York, NY

Uzi Even Tel Aviv, Israel

Lois Gunther Richard Gunther Los Angeles, CA

Sidra Ezrahi Jerusalem, Israel

Tova Halbertal Jerusalem, Israel

Elah Alkalay Tel Aviv, Israel

Leonard “Leibel” Fein Boston, MA

Arieh Arnon Jerusalem, Israel

Shelley Fischel Scarsdale, NY

Gilad Harish Tel Aviv, Israel

Joshua Bar-Lev Berkeley, CA

Lois Frank Atlanta, GA

Dorothy Harman Jerusalem, Israel

Mordechai “Morale” Bar-On Jerusalem, Israel

William Frankel Washington, DC

Oz Benamram New York, NY Mindy Berman Newton, MA Yifat Biton Ramat Hasharon, Israel Gabby Blum Cambridge, MA Sara Cannon Santa Monica, CA Alan Cohen New York, NY

Eleanor Friedman Lincoln, MA Jonathan Fuchs San Francisco, CA Aviva Futorian Chicago, IL Barry Gaberman Park Ridge, NJ Lily Galili Jerusalem, Israel Linda Gallanter Sanford Gallanter San Francisco, CA

Yisca Harani Tel Aviv, Israel

Shlomo Hasson Har-Adar, Israel Shira Herzog Toronto, Canada Nehama Hillman Jerusalem, Israel Audrey Irmas Los Angeles, CA Haim Izraeli Tel Aviv, Israel June Jacobs London, UK Richard Jacobs Scarsdale, NY

Itzhak Galnoor Jerusalem, Israel

Michael Kariyani Jerusalem, Israel

Ruth Gavison Jerusalem, Israel

Judy Karp Jerusalem, Israel

Judith Gelman Washington, DC

Yadin Kaufman Ra’anana, Israel

Benny Gidron Beer Sheva, Israel

Leslie Kimerling New York, NY

David Goldberg Glasgow, Scotland

Michael Kariyani Jerusalem, Israel

Ellen Dahrendorf London, UK

Bruce Goldberger New York, NY

Avner De-Shalit Jerusalem, Israel

Amiram Goldblum Jerusalem, Israel

Jonathan Klein Sara Klein Park, City, UT

Carolyn Cohen New York, NY Yehudah Cohn New York, NY Rachel Cowan New York, NY James Cummings Pacific Palisades, CA

Reuben Dori Tarzana, CA Isser Dubinsky Toronto, Canada Paul Egerman Weston, MA Sara Ehrman Washington, DC

Phyllis Goldman Scarsdale, NY Sally Gottesman New York, NY Barbara S. Green Washington, DC Jeffrey Green Needham, MA

Linda Klein Washington, DC Peter Kovler Washington, DC Mordecai Kremnitzer Jerusalem, Israel Luis Lainer Los Angeles, CA

Betsy Landis Donald Landis White Plains, NY Terry Lenzner Washington, DC Shelley Levine Upper Montclair, NJ Geoffrey Lewis Boston, MA David Libai Tel Aviv, Israel Judith Lichtman Washington, DC Jan Liff Nashville, TN Robert Lifton Chicago, IL Bryna Linett South Orange, NJ Nira Lipner New York, NY Pierre Loeb Basel, Switzerland Ellen Malcolm Washington, DC

Kathleen Peratis New York, NY

Aliza Shenhar Emek Yizrael, Israel

Gabbi Peretz Cochav Yair, Israel

Ruth Sheshinski Jerusalem, Israel

Yoram Peri Tel Aviv, Israel

Varda Shiffer Jerusalem, Israel

Stuart Pollak San Francisco, CA

Yonatan Shimshoni Ramat Hasharon, Israel

Yuval Rabin Rockville, MD Paula Rackoff New York, NY

Joel Siegel Mevasereth Zion, Israel

Frances Raday Jerusalem, Israel

Jane Silverman Princeton, NJ

Irwin Rosenblum Princeton, NJ

Prudence Steiner Cambridge, MA

Noreen Sablotsky Miami, FL

Simone Susskind Brussels, Belgium

Adene Sacks Berkeley, CA

Fred Tauber Boston, MA

Moshe Safdie Cambridge, MA

Ingrid Tauber San Francisco, CA

Bettylu Saltzman Chicago, IL

Bonnie Tenenbaum Portola Valley, CA

David Saperstein Washington, DC

J. Rolando (Roly) Matalon New York, NY

Lela Sarnat Portola Valley, CA

Sami Michael Haifa, Israel

Uri Scharf Jerusalem, Israel

Dale Mnookin Robert Mnookin Cambridge, MA

Harriet Schley Chestnut Hill, MA

Harriet MouchlyWeiss New York, NY Jacob Ner David Jerusalem, Israel Louis Newman Saint Paul, MN Raquel H. Newman San Francisco, CA Lisa Orlick-Salka Seattle, WA Bonnie Orlin Cambridge, MA Ruth Ottolenghi Nataf, Israel Aaron Panken Scarsdale, NY

Nancy Schwartz Sternoff New York, NY Carole Segal Chicago, IL Dan Segal Philadelphia, PA Amnon Sella Mevasereth Zion, Israel

Gordon Tucker White Plains, NY Edna Ullmann – Margalit Jerusalem, Israel David Umansky New York, NY Agnes Varis New York, NY Frank Vogl Washington, DC Al Vorspan New York, NY Arthur Waldstein Boston, MA Michael Walzer Princeton, NJ

Hannan Serphos Re’ut, Israel

Butch Weaver, Boulder, CO

Alla Shainskaja Rehovot, Israel

Vincent Worms San Francisco, CA

Alice Shalvi Jerusalem, Israel

Carole Zabar New York, NY

Shimon Shamir Tel Aviv, Israel

Dina Zisserman Jerusalem, Israel

How You Can Support The New Israel Fund Your contribution to the New Israel Fund is more than a donation; with it, you are joining an international partnership working to advance democratic change, equality and social justice in Israel. NIF’s founders wanted to connect with Israel in a way that reflected their progressive values, and thousands of Israelis and Diaspora Jews have joined with us for that reason. If you believe in a democratic future for Israel, join with us to build that future. There are many ways you can support NIF: ANNUAL GIFTS UNRESTRICTED GIVING The New Israel Fund encourages unrestricted gifts. Such gifts provide NIF with the flexibility to direct the funds where they are most needed to address our goals and provide new opportunities for social change. Designated Giving by issue or population An area designated gift enables you to specify the issue area or population to which you wish your support directed. Underwriting specific NIF/SHATIL programs or grants Following a review of applications from hundreds of Israeli organizations, NIF’s board and staff select approximately 150 each year for funding. Highlights of last year’s grants and programs are described in this Annual Report; current opportunities are described on our website, You may designate your gift to one or more of these core grants or programs. Donor-Advised Giving NIF cannot support all deserving organizations in Israel, nor can we provide all the funding the organizations we identify as priorities would wish. Should you want to supplement our core commitments with an additional gift, you may advise NIF to allocate your gift to one or more of these organizations. Donor-advised grants are provided by NIF only with the approval of our Board of Directors, to organizations that meet our requirements in terms of field of activity, nonprofit registration and fiscal transparency and responsibility. Please check with a development officer in your nearest NIF office for details before sending such a gift. ENDOWMENT GIFTS An endowed fund can be established with a gift of $50,000 or more, depending on the type of endowment, and will continue in perpetuity. 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.

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: n Cash or check n Credit card n Marketable securities (stocks, bonds and mutual fund shares) n State of Israel bonds n Gifts matched by your employer n Gifts through an existing philanthropic or community fund n Life insurance (whole life, universal life or term insurance) n Transferring real estate and tangible property (subject to NIF’s gift acceptance policies) n Naming NIF as beneficiary of a retirement plan n Naming NIF as beneficiary of a will n Establishing a trust (charitable remainder trust, charitable lead trust or living trust) n Establishing a charitable gift annuity

In addition, NIF UK 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 the UK 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, e-mail or visit You can make a credit card donation online at or send your donation to: PO Box 91588 Washington, DC 20090-1588 If you live in Israel and would like to make a gift, call (02) 673-7772 or visit

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Canada New Israel Fund of Canada 801 Eglinton Avenue West Suite 401 Toronto, Ontario M5N 1E3 Canada (416) 781.4322 (416) 781.7443 fax United Kingdom United Kingdom New Israel Fund UK 25-26 Enford Street London W1H 1DW United Kingdom 44-207-724-2266 44-207-724-2299 fax Switzerland Neuer Israel Fonds Schweiz Postfach 425 CH-4010 Basel Switzerland 41-61-272-1455 41-61-272-3807 fax

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2007 Annual Report