ACROSS THE NEW DIVIDE 2009 annual report
ACROSS THE NEW DIVIDE
Operation Cast Lead in Gaza ended in January 2009. But its polarizing effects changed Israel last year, and not for the better. For the first time since 1973, the government chose not to open a post-war independent inquiry, and the furor over the resulting Goldstone report clouded the real issues of accountability. An extremist alliance of ultra-nationalists dedicated themselves to a witch-hunt of anyone criticizing Israeli government policy, with far-reaching implications for the future of Israeli democracy. Legislation was introduced that would ban commemoration of the Arab “nakba” and require loyalty oaths for all Israelis. The directors of two leading NIF grantees were arrested or interrogated for their roles in legal, peaceful public events. Women were literally pushed to the back of the bus by the ultra-Orthodox insistence on gender segregation in public. Fortunately, the New Israel Fund is now well-positioned to lead the fight for democracy in Israel. With strong support from our family of organizations, we are now building an advocacy capacity to defend not just ourselves against the expanding attacks on progressive civil society, but to uphold our values and Israeli democracy itself. In 2009, we secured positive change for Ethiopian women threatened by domestic violence… for Israelis at risk of losing their homes to foreclosure or state-sponsored demolition… for gay parents… and many, many others for whom social change is personal, dramatic and urgent. Today, the progressive civil society that NIF built and supports is working harder than ever to build bridges across the emerging divisions in Israeli society. We are not “political” and we are certainly not partisan. We are the voices of hundreds of thousands of Israelis and lovers of Israel worldwide, utterly committed to an Israel that is free and fair, open and equitable, self-aware and just. Please continue to honor us with your support. Now more than ever, it means so much.
In October 2009, the New Israel Fund proudly welcomed Daniel Sokatch, founding executive director of the Progressive Jewish Alliance and former Executive Director of the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties, as our new CEO. We were equally proud to announce that Rachel Liel, long-time director of Shatil, is our new Executive Director in Israel. Daniel and Rachel are the leaders we need in these challenging times, and on behalf of the New Israel Fund Board of Directors and its family of organizations, we welcome them wholeheartedly. Naomi Chazan
The New Israel Fund and Shatil The New Israel Fund (NIF) is the leading organization advancing democracy 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, gender or national identity. Widely credited with building Israel’s progressive civil society from scratch, we have provided over $200 million to more than 800 cutting-edge organizations since our inception. And we are more than a funder; NIF is at philanthropy’s cutting edge thanks in large part to Shatil, the New Israel Fund Initiative for Social Change. Shatil provides NIF grantees and other social change organizations with hands-on
assistance, including training, resources and workshops on various aspects of nonprofit management. Today, NIF/Shatil builds coalitions, empowers activists and often takes the initiative in spearheading national advocacy and emergency campaigns. Our values drive our work. 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.
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Civil and Human Rights In a major civil rights victory, the Israeli High Court ruled that the military must remove restrictions on Palestinian travel on Route 443, which runs between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Route 443 was largely built on land expropriated from Palestinian owners, but roadblocks prevented most Palestinian access to the road for the last nine years. NIF flagship grantee the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) successfully petitioned the High Court and won this critically important victory. The High Court ordered the Israeli government to dismantle 6.6 kilometers of the Separation Fence east of Netanya following a petition by ACRI and residents of four West Bank Palestinian villages. The Court ruled that this section of the Fence must be rerouted because it was designed for expansion of nearby Jewish
West Bank settlements rather than for security purposes. The Court also ordered the rebuilt barrier to follow a route proposed by NIF grantee Council for Peace and Security. Social and Economic Justice With funding from NIF’s Special Pool for Orthodox Women, run jointly by NIF and the Cummings Foundation, a new course to raise awareness about sexual assault was inaugurated for graduates of the Israeli Defense Force Hesder Yeshiva program, which combines Torah study with service in a combat unit. The Pool equips Orthodox women with the tools to become agents of social change in Israel through leadership development, empowerment, promoting women’s rights and cooperative ventures for religious women. After a hard-fought 18-month campaign organized by Shatil,
a new radiation center for cancer patients will open in Safed. Currently, the only radiation center in Northern Israel is located in Haifa, forcing cancer patients to travel long distances daily for their treatment. An average of 2,000 Israeli families per year have been evicted by banks in recent years, with growing numbers of families at risk of homelessness due to the recession. However, at-risk Israelis are now better protected thanks to a coalition of NIF-supported organizations—including Yedid, ACRI and Shatil—who successfully promoted a new law that requires banks to ensure homeowners have alternative housing before implementing evictions. Religious Pluralism In August, Nico Tarosyan and Olga Samosvatov were married in the first-ever public non-Orthodox
Jewish wedding held in Israel, funded and organized by NIF and grantees Havaya – Israeli Wedding and Fishka Club. Nico is one of the more than 300,000 Israelis who are prohibited from marrying in Israel because they are unable to prove their Jewish status to the ultra-Orthodox rabbinate. The event raised awareness worldwide on the need for civil marriage in Israel. Environment Culminating a nine-year struggle, Jerusalem formally approved plans for a 64-acre urban park in Gazelle Valley. The victory was the result of a grassroots effort by the residents of the neighborhood adjacent to the park, one of the city’s most disadvantaged districts. They were empowered by NIF grantees, including Community Advocacy: Genesis Israel and the Society for Protection of Nature in Israel.
Arab and Bedouin Citizens Following the deaths of three children in road accidents in recent years and as a result of NIF advocacy, the Israeli government allocated $18.7 million to pave roads to nine schools in the Negev serving Bedouin villages. Additionally, five years after the Negev Bedouin village of Darjat was recognized by the Israeli government, its 900 residents have finally been connected to the national water grid. NIF has long campaigned to win full government recognition for unrecognized Bedouin villages and ensure equality in infrastructure and services. For the first time ever, the Israel Football Association (FA) deducted a league point as punishment for racist chanting by a team’s fans. During one match, Betar Jerusalem’s fans repeatedly sang chants insulting the prophet
Mohammed and Arabs. The Israel FA disciplinary committee based its evidence on the reports of the volunteer observers of NIF’s campaign to Kick Racism out of Israeli Soccer, and sent a clear message to all clubs and fans that racism will not be tolerated. LGBT In another precedent-setting achievement for the rights of same-sex couples, an Israeli woman was granted a widow’s pension by the government’s National Insurance Institute following the death of her partner. Ella Bar-Ilan was represented by NIF grantee New Family, which promotes recognition of all forms of family units and equal eligibility for rights and entitlements.
nico tarosyan and olga samosvatov raised awareness for the need for civil marriage in israel. 4
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“we cannot accept segregation.”
Bridging Two Worlds narratives
Marina immigrated to Lod from the former Soviet Union five years ago with her son Kiril, then 15. Neither knew a word of Hebrew. Kiril felt rejected by the kids at his high school and didn’t want to attend classes. However, once he became involved with Shatil’s Back from the Edge project, which works to strengthen immigrant youth-at-risk, his life began to change dramatically. “From the moment he became part of this project, everything changed,” said Marina. “Suddenly he felt that he belonged to something. That he was needed, wanted. Their workshop, ‘The Rainbow of Life’ [which teaches life skills and strengthens motivation, identity and a sense of belonging to the school and the nation] strengthened him. He suddenly felt he could pass his matriculation exams; that he could succeed.”
“the project changed his life, but it changed mine, too. i suddenly felt i wasn’t alone. and kiril wasn’t alone.”
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“The project changed his life, but it changed mine too,” she continues. “As part of the project, a Parents Academy was started. I went to every session. We had discussions with a psychologist, educators, a doctor, a truant officer. We learned about our children’s rights as immigrants. And best of all, we found ourselves becoming friends, seeing each other outside of meetings. We became a community. Many of us don’t have family here and we have become one another’s family. I suddenly felt I wasn’t alone. And Kiril wasn’t alone.” Says Marina: “I found here a second family. It’s a miracle that we came to this school, and became part of this project.” In keeping with NIF/Shatil’s commitment to empowering Israelis to improve their own lives, the Back to the Edge project has trained local immigrant groups to run eight school and community projects around Israel.
Resisting the Gender Divide Zahava Fisher recalls being horrified by a newspaper article about gender-segregated buses in Israel. She said, “It was about a woman from Har Nof in Jerusalem, a neighbor of mine, who had been beaten up when returning home from prayers at the Western Wall because she sat at the front of the bus.” Fisher was incensed not only by the violence, but by the attempt to humiliate and repress women in the name of Judaism. She recalls her sense of satisfaction when veteran NIF grantee Israel Religious Action Center petitioned the High Court of Justice against segregated bus lines.
An Orthodox mother of five, Fisher said, “I am not aware of a single eminent rabbi who has ever ruled that there must be gender segregation in public places. Even the separation of men and women in Orthodox synagogues is a matter of custom rather than halacha.” Ultimately, she insists, this issue is not about religion, or even an inability of men to resist their own erotic thoughts and take responsibility for their behavior, but rather an attempt by ultra-Orthodox men to control and repress women. The NIF-led battle to fight gender segregation in public spaces is ongoing. In addition to legal challenges, the campaign has included a Hanukkah candle lighting ceremony to protest
gender segregation in the Western Wall plaza, the first-ever hotline for Orthodox women to report abuse and discrimination run by NIF grantee Kolech - Religious Women’s Forum (Fisher was a member of Kolech’s Management Committee), and protests to raise awareness of the issue. Fisher intends to keep fighting against gender segregation. “I was very disappointed that the High Court of Justice did not immediately point out that segregation is unacceptable and rule against segregated buses. Whether it is blacks like Rosa Parks being asked to sit at the back of the bus in the U.S., or women being asked to sit at the back of the bus in Israel, we cannot accept segregation.”
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In 2009, the New Israel Fund celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Israel-U.S. Civil Liberties Law Program, a landmark program that essentially founded the civil rights bar in Israel. Haaretz, Israel’s leading newspaper, commented “Two crucial decisions changed the face of public law in Israel.” One of them “was that of the New Israel Fund… to train young lawyers as professional jurists in human rights cases, in a project called the Israel-U.S. Civil Liberties Law Program.” There are now more than 50 Fellowship alumni who form the core of the civil rights bar in Israel—as academics, founders and leaders of nonprofit organizations, litigators,
public defenders, and judges. These attorneys have successfully argued dozens of landmark cases, affected legislation and shaped public policies that have changed the course of Israeli human rights, environmental and disabilities law, and made lasting contributions to religious freedom and pluralism in Israel. Cosponsored by the Washington College of Law at American University in Washington, D.C., the Law Program offers two years of academic and professional experience to Israeli lawyers specializing in civil rights advocacy. Program alumna and former NIF board member Neta Ziv, who runs the University of Tel Aviv’s Human Rights Clinic, commented, “The
program changed my life by setting me on a professional path that I am still following 20 years later… Without the program, I probably would not have chosen this career track.” Dan Yakir, a 1988 program alum and currently the legal counsel to NIF’s flagship grantee the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, said the program is even more critical today: “On the one hand, human rights rhetoric is now part and parcel of the public discourse in Israel. On the other hand, we are witnessing a wave of racism, anti-democratic bills and curtailment of freedom of speech. The struggle is far from over and a viable human rights community is needed now more than ever.”
This section provides a selected listing of the organizations to which NIF has made grants of $20,000 or above. For a complete listing of NIF grants, please visit www.nif.org. Civil and Human Rights NIF works to help Israel 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. From women’s and LGBT rights to the controversial issues of synagogue/state and minority rights, NIF has founded, funded, trained or led a coalition of every significant human and civil rights organization in Israel. Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI)—$578,250 Litigation, counseling, monitoring, education and legislative consultation to establish and protect civil and human rights in Israel. NIF’s flagship grantee, ACRI is the leading civil rights organization in Israel.
law fellow alumni celebrate the 25th anniversary of the israel u.s. civil liberties law program. according to haaretz, the program is one of “two crucial decisions [that] changed the face of public law in israel.”
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Adalah: Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel—$55,400 Litigation and advocacy efforts by and for Arab citizens of Israel to ensure the rights of this community.
Al-Auna: Regional Council for Unrecognized Bedouin Villages in the Negev—$74,000 Planning, advocacy and community organizing to promote an equitable solution to land disputes in the Negev, protesting home demolitions and obtaining basic services in unrecognized villages. Bimkom: Planners for Planning Rights—$449,000 A Jewish-Arab organization that promotes public participation in planning and promotes the interests of low-income populations. Bizchut: Center for Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities—$318,100 Promotes the rights of disabled individuals in areas such as housing, education and employment. Breaking the Silence—$49,000 Raises public awareness about the moral dilemmas faced by soldiers serving in the occupied territories by collecting and publishing soldiers’ testimonies, public events and advocacy. Council for Peace and Security—$20,000 Former senior Israeli Dense Force officers who advocate an end to the occupation and a peace agreement with the Palestinians, from a security perspective.
Ir Amim—$154,800 Advocates for policies to make Jerusalem a more viable and equitable city, while generating and promoting a more politically sustainable future.
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Hotline for Migrant Workers—$52,612 Programs on behalf of foreign workers and their families, refugees and women victims of trafficking, including a hotline for counseling, practical assistance and policy advocacy. Machsom Watch: Women’s Fund for Human Rights—$39,500 Women volunteers who monitor violations of Palestinians’ human rights in the territories at IDF checkpoints and military court hearings in the West Bank. Tebeka—Center for Legal Aid & Advocacy for Ethiopian Jews in Israel—$105,968 Legal assistance and empowerment activities to advance the rights of citizens of Ethiopian origin. Tmura: Israeli Anti-Discrimination Center—$30,000 Legal work to set binding precedents that prevent discrimination, with a focus on Mizrachi, Ethiopian, and other excluded groups. Workers’ Hotline: Kav LaOved—$214,500 Legal and practical assistance to workers whose rights have been violated in the course of employment in Israel.
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Absorption of Immigrants from the Caucus Region—$20,000 Enables disadvantaged children of immigrants to fulfill their scholastic potential and integrate into Israeli society. Adva Center—$276,000 Provides policy analysis, advocacy and public education on issues of inequality among various population groups in Israel, with a special focus on gender. Ahoti: Sister for Women in Israel—$82,528 Works for the economic and personal empowerment of diverse women in Israel, with a focus on Mizrachi, Ethiopian and other disempowered groups, and runs Israel’s first Fair Trade store.
Arab Center for Alternative Planning—$226,000 Advocacy efforts for equal allocation of land resources to the Arab population in Israel, and for Arab representation in planning institutions.
The Economic and Society Program at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute—$155,000 Aims to build tools that will facilitate and influence the socioeconomic dialogue and policy decisions in Israel.
Association for the Promotion of Arab Education in Haifa—$20,000 Develops a parent advocacy model to enhance the Arab public education system in Haifa, for replication in other mixed cities; advances special needs programs and is establishing the first public Arts School for the Arab sector.
Follow-Up Committee for Arab Education—$91,500 The main body representing the Arab public vis-à-vis the education system, advancing equitable allocation of educational resources to Arab schools and greater autonomy in education for the Arab sector.
Center for Jewish-Arab Economic Development—$106,560 Economic development in Israel’s Arab sector through training, technical assistance, low-interest loans, and advocacy for improved government policies.
Friends of Kedma School—$48,000 Model academic junior high and high schools for youth from disadvantaged neighborhoods, with a focus on strengthening a positive Mizrachi (Sephardic)-Jewish identity.
Community Advocacy: Genesis Israel—$96,038 Sponsors community-based legal and practical aid, and community organizing in disadvantaged neighborhoods in Jerusalem and Be’er Sheva.
Social and Economic Justice NIF’s work has helped to empower thousands of underprivileged Israelis by equipping them with the tools to speak up, organize and confront injustice. From the Galil to the Negev, and from urban centers to isolated development towns, NIF is assisting single parents, the elderly, Israeli Arabs, new immigrants and Mizrachim to make their case, and win the victories they deserve.
Israeli Center for Food Security—$43,750 Raises awareness of the problem of food insecurity on a national level and promotes nutrition and food security among low-income groups in the Negev, with a focus on children.
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Organization for Housing Rights—$20,000 Advocacy and activities to promote access to affordable housing for middle and low income populations.
Israeli Center for Social Justice—$29,000 Works for the inclusion of social objectives in the State budget and influences governmental policies to narrow social and economic gaps. Itach–Maaki: Women Lawyers for Social Justice—$125,280 Works to narrow social and economic gaps through public education and legal activities designed to link feminist discourse with social justice. Ma’an—The Forum for Bedouin Women’s Organizations—$61,000 Supports programs in the Negev advancing Bedouin women’s leadership and status, and develops cooperation among local organizations of Bedouin women,
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Mossawa—$213,000 Policy analysis and advocacy efforts to ensure equality in government budgets and policies for Arab citizens of Israel, and JewishArab activities to combat racism among the Israeli public. Mahapach: Education, Housing, and Livelihood—$183,000 Educational and community empowerment programs operated by university students in low-income Jewish and Arab neighborhoods throughout Israel. New Discourse (The Democratic Mizrachi Rainbow)—$54,000 Advocacy for social rights, including housing and educational opportunities, for disadvantaged populations of Mizrachi origin.
Sviva Tomechet: Supportive Community—$53,000 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. Women Against Violence—$294,000 Public education and advocacy opposing violence against women, promoting women in leadership positions and advancing employment opportunities for Arab women.
Association for the Protection of Mixed Family Rights—$27,500 Advances the rights of mixed families in which the legal Jewish status of one or both partners is in question by the Rabbinate, and promote their integration into society.
12 Heshvan: Promoting Tolerance in an Orthodox Context—$35,932 Develops schools and youth movements for the National Religious sector that promote openness, pluralism and tolerance, and works to combat anti-Arab racism within Orthodox Judaism.
Kitar—$37,000 Starting from a foundation of Judaism as a culture, Kitar builds a community of Russian-speaking immigrants in the city of Ashdod through lectures, excursions, holiday events, Hebrew language study, and work with youth-at-risk.
Idan Hadash (New Era)—$44,000 Provides educational workshops and leadership training on issues of democracy and pluralism for immigrants from the former Soviet Union.
Kolech: Religious Women’s Forum—$32,900 Supports efforts by Orthodox women to advocate for women’s rights within the framework of halacha, with special regard to marriage and divorce.
Israel Religious Action Center of the Movement for Progressive (Reform) Judaism—$382,650 Policy analysis, litigation and public campaigns on issues of religious freedom and social justice.
Bina: Center for Jewish Identity and Hebrew Culture—$100,123 Conducts educational and community activities such as the world’s first Secular Yeshiva, promoting the development of pluralistic Jewish culture among the secular public.
Religious Pluralism and Tolerance NIF works to promote freedom of—and from—religion in Israel, to foster a more tolerant society that embraces the rich diversity of Jewish identity, expression and practice, and that creates a sphere of non-religious, civil law for all Israeli citizens.
Ne’emanei Torah Va’Avodah—$76,500 The leading liberal Orthodox organization that promotes a commitment to democracy and the rule of law, progressive religious education, opposition to the ultra-Orthodox hegemony over religious affairs, social justice and women’s rights.
Center for Women’s Justice—$69,375 Litigation and advocacy activities, advancing the status of Jewish women whose rights have been violated as a result of the legal system’s dependence on religious laws.
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Noar Kahalacha—$45,000 Works to prevent ethnic discrimination against Mizrachim in ultra-Orthodox educational institutions through a hotline for individual complaints, advocacy, and raising awareness.
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In addition to our work supporting hundreds of civil society organizations, NIF proactively tackles some of the most difficult issues facing Israeli society though projects we sponsor alone or with partners. From expanding the civil rights bar in Israel to fighting racism to teaching civics education, NIF projects are making a real difference.
Shatil, NIF’s Initiative for Social Change, works to empower Israelis from across the social spectrum. This section provides a sampling of their innovative projects.
Abu Basmah Project—$43,849 This project was established in 2004 by NIF in partnership with JDC-Israel and the Fromm Foundation to bolster community development among Israel’s Negev Bedouin. The project has focused on developing leadership, empowering local citizens, planning and establishing employment, education and health projects.
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Active Citizenship Education—$68,000 With no standard curriculum for civics education in Israel, there is a strong need for ensuring the topic is a core subject for students who must learn how to function as citizens in a democracy. NIF established the Active Citizenship Program for grades 1-12 as a model of civic education that integrates civics learning with hands-on experience. 2009 was the final year of the three-year pilot project that was conducted in Sderot, Kiryat Shmona and Tuba Zangria. Ford Israel Fund—$4,438,047 The Ford Israel Fund is a grant making partnership between the Ford Foundation and NIF to promote peace and social justice in Israel. It focuses its grant making within three areas: civil rights and human rights in Israel, equity and equal opportunities for the Palestinian minority within Israel and promoting a peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Green Environment Fund—
NIF’s partnership with the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies, the Nathan Cummings Foundation, the Samuel Sebba Trust and an anonymous foundation, aims to protect and preserve Israel’s environment, promote environmental justice and strengthen the country’s environmental movement.
Israel-US Civil Liberties Law Program—$207,447 Inaugurated in 1984, the program provides academic and professional experience to Israeli lawyers specializing in civil rights. The 50 plus program graduates form the core of the civil rights bar in Israel—as academics, community organizers, founders of non-profit organizations and litigators. New Voices in the Stadium Campaign Against Racism in Soccer—$82,210 NIF’s program has helped reduce racism and violence in Israeli soccer (a notorious arena for anti-Arab incitement) by raising public awareness and successfully advocating for new legislation and law enforcement procedures to crack down on perpetrators. NIF/SHATIL Social Justice Fellowships—$123,078 The Social Justice Fellowships enable a cadre of post-college Jewish young adults to spend 10 months immersed in the movement for social change in Israel. These fellowships place young Jewish activists in Israeli NGOs for a year of in-depth contribution and learning.
Local Sustainable Economic Development (LSED) Through LSED, Shatil works with marginalized populations to break the cycle of poverty. Shatil provides capacity building for pilot initiatives, trains LSED consultants, and has recruited four of the Negev’s leading NGOs to incorporate LSED into their community efforts.
Conflict Transformation Management Center (CTMC) Through the principles of conflict transformation and constructive struggle, CTMC helps foster a more democratic and equal Israel.
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New Israel Fund Projects and Special Partnerships
Assistance to Ethiopian Immigrants Project Cultivates national and local EthioEnvironmental Justice Project pian groups, equipping them with In 2009, Shatil launched an the tools to improve the lives of their Workers’ Rights intensive consulting project aimed Launched during a labor dispute at constituencies in critical areas such at upgrading five environmental as employment, education, housing Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, organizations while continuing to where maintenance workers were fired and health. cultivate and train environmental following their attempts to organize, leadership through its Negev and Advancing Accessibility Shatil’s Workers’ Rights program to Health Rights in Israel’s Porter Fellowship programs. reaches out to other groups of laborers who are deprived of their rights to Northern Periphery Bedouin Women’s social benefits such as sick leave, paid Limited accessibility to essenLeadership Project tial health infrastructures is a vacation, pension plans and more. With a major grant from the U.S. central problem in Israel’s northern government, Shatil expanded its periphery, disproportionally affectNegev Forum for efforts to train Bedouin women ing the most vulnerable residents Multi-Sector Leadership leaders, which included courses, of the region. Shatil is leading A handpicked coalition of over 40 leadership development, retreats a collaborative effort aimed at leaders from across the Negev workand a men and women’s roundequalizing access to much-needed ing to advance critical issues for the table project. health resources. region. Projects in the works include efforts to attract development and Back from the Edge tourism to the region, create a Jewish/ Equality and Dignity for Women in Israel Works to strengthen immigrant Arab hamlet, and form a regional Aims to combat discrimination in the youth-at-risk, training local immicouncil for culture, among others. workplace and to remove barriers to grant organizations to run school women’s equality and dignity. The and community projects around Palestinian Jewish project was launched in 2009, and the country. As this highly success- Dialogue Initiative its two major initiatives focus on ful Shatil project—that changed A group of Jewish and Palestinian sexual harassment in the workplace the lives of hundreds of immigrant intellectual, social, religious, media, and influencing policies affecting youth-at-risk—nears its end, we are business and political figures workwomen-run micro-businesses. In taking steps to ensure its continua- ing together for the improvement 2010, a third priority will focus on tion in various communities. of minority-majority relations in equalizing gender-based wage gaps. Israel and towards de-escalation of potentially violent ethnic conflict. In 2010, a priority will be placed on the principals of a shared civil space. 2009 annual report | nif.org
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COMBINED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION As of December 31, 2009 with summarized financial information for 2008
COMBINED SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES AND CHANGE IN NET ASSETS As of December 31, 2009 with summarized financial information for 2008
Cash and cash equivalents
Pledges receivable, current portion, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $51,941 and $117,140, respectively Accounts receivable and other current assets, net
Total current assets
Deposits Assets held in charitable remainder trust
Total other assets
LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS
Grants payable Liabilities under split interest agreements, current portion
Total current liabilities
79,288 385,993 465,281
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Total net assets
Net assets released from donor restrictions
Total long-term liabilities
Liabilities under split interest agreements, net of current portion
LONG-TERM LIABILITIES Deferred rent abatement
CURRENT LIABILITIES Accounts payable and accrued liabilities
OTHER ASSETS Pledges receivable, net of current portion
FURNITURE, EQUIPMENT AND LEASEHOLD IMPROVEMENTS Furniture, equipment and leasehold improvements, net
2009 Permanently Restricted
EXPENSES Program Services
Grants to Israel not-for profit organizations
Grants to New Israel Fund projects
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The financial information presented is based on information contained in the audited financial statements which are available at www.nif.org/financials
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$1 Million + Moriah Fund, Inc. The Andrea & Charles Bronfman Philanthropies Ford Foundation Laszlo N. Tauber Family Foundation Nathan Cummings Foundation
endowed funds + planned gifts
$500,000 to $999,999
Anonymous Else Adler Judith & Robert Appelbaum Maurice & Flora Atkin Hillel Ausubel Jean-Loup & Diane R. Baer David & Margorie Ballo Adrienne S. Baranowitz Judith L. Ben-Or Ellen Soren Beda Rachel Oriel Berg Howard A. Berger Joan & Robert Berger David W. Berkowitz Evelyn S. Bernstein Manuel Bilsky Adam M. Birnbaum Dr. Ellen Borenfreund Martin & Geraldine Brownstein Robert Busch Betty K. Carbone Frederick Cezer Claudia I. Chaves Morris & Gloria Cohen Max Cohen Murray L. Cole Edith S. Coliver Mary I. Coombs John W. Cotton Melissa E. Crow Maxwell Dane Stephanie Davis Alan Chad DeChant Joy Dryfoos Douglas E. Duckett Shirley Dworsky Barbara EhrlichSauers Audrey Eisenstadt Roberta Elliott Ellen H. Estrin William & Barbara Fairman Morton Feigenson Dr. Eugene I. Fischer Cora Fisher Glenn R. Fleischman Gail A. Foorman Eugene A. Foster John A. Franken Bernard W. Freund Herbert B. Fried Eva Friedlander Henry N. Friedel
Paul & Sarah Frydman Sonia Pressman Fuentes Marcia R. Gabrilowitz Sanford & Linda Gallanter Nathan Galston Mary E. Gamson Leonore B. Gerstein Ghita D. Ginberg Dorothy A. Glaser Anna Gold Nathan & Marjorie Goldman Gerald & Sylvia Goldstein Hannah Gratch Barbara & Isaac Green Lillian Green Margery L. Gross Frank & Betty Gruskay Lois & Richard Gunther Dr. Helen M. Hacker Gerald & Carol Halpern Carl Halpern Happ Family Living Trust Ellis Harris Tzvee & Shoshana Harris Ruth Harrison Laura Hart Clara Hay Erika & Sheldon Hearst Warren Heiman Renée N. Herman Juliane M. Heyman Suzanne R. Hirsch David Hochberg Nathaniel & Lotte Hoffman Donald & Mary Ann Horenstein Judith S. Hozore Marcia Jacobs Nathan Jelinski Miriam E. Jencks Robert B. Joshel Linda Kacser Sofia Kalina Karen Kalish Michael L. Kaplan Hyman Karsch Aaron Katz Elsie Katz Miroslav & Esther Kerner Rebecca Kislak
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Sharon Kleinbaum Samuel M. Koenigsberg Jesse S. Kravitz Alyse Laemmle Jean-Claude Landau Henry & Betty Landsberger William E. Leavitt Irma & Allen Leboff Pauline W. Ledeen Ruth Lederman Harvey Leibenstein Paula Vial Lempert Ann K. Lenway Emanuel R. Lerner Rosemary Levenson Ann Levinson Judith Morley Levitan Jan Abby Liff Amelia Lisek Margit Lowenstein Martin Lowenstein Ruth B. Lurie Bert G. Lynch Mitra Makbuleh Ruth G. Malman Bernard & Roberta Marcus Barbara J. Meislin Judith Melrose Aviva S. Meyer Linda B. Miller Mitchell W. & Shirley G. Miller Patricia A. Miller Theodore & Marilyn Miller Anne P. Mintz Clare Moss Harriet MouchlyWeiss Jamie Natelson Murray L. Nathan Arnold & Sylvia Nestel Louis E. Newman Rose Nurnberg Roberta R. Oliff Henry & Sophie Olshin Harold Ostroff Estelle Nachimoff Padawer Celia Alpert Palant Allan & Jane Paulson Arthur Peck Doris Pfeffer Anne Pinzow Dan M. Pulcrano Ralph Rappaport Stanley Rappeport Mitchell Raskin
Sandford Ratner A. David & Esther Redding Leon Reinharth & Francoise Rothman Charles D. Rich Henrietta Rosen Maurice Rosen Marcus M. Rosenblum Molly Rosenthal Miguel Rosner Howard & Kathy Rosof Lori A. Roth Irving Rothchild Norman & Evelyn Rothfield Jane Rubin Joseph Ruef David M. Saperstein Gerard D. Sarnat Bart Schachter Daniel D. Schechter Allen & Hanna Schepps Mark Schleisner Charlotte S. Schwartz Mildred A. Schwartz Robert Scwartz Rose Schwartz Rose Segal Harold & Elaine Shames Prof. Maurice M. Shapiro Theresa R. Shapiro Morris Showel Emily Skolnick Elias Skovron Felix Simon Evelyn M. Smith David & Lea Soifer Donna Solomon Ruth St. John Hilda Staniulis Elizabeth Stein Anita Steiner Rita Sternberg Eduard & Louise Strauss Trust Daniel A. Talonn Bruce Temkin Harry L. Turtledove Rose Vainstein Elizabeth Vorenberg Paul & Dorothy Wachter Marion Wagmeister Edwin R. Wagner Benjamin Ward Victor Weil Trust Kyla M. Weiner
Marilyn & Raymond L. Weisberg Adele F. Weiss William Wernick Ginia Davis Wexler Edith Wilensky Marianne Winkler Stephen S. Winter Belle Granich Wishik Franz B. Wolf Trust Gail Bates Yessne & Peter Yessne Bobette Zacharias Estates & Trusts We want to thank the following individuals whose generous legacies to the New Israel Fund have come through in 2009: Connie Berger Ruth Chapman Estate of Janice E. & Bernard Charlup Earl Harris Elana Helguerra Sophie Kalina Tillie Levin Mae K. Millstone Estate of Jacob Goldberg & Anne R. Goldberg Revocable Trust Seymour & Sylvia Rothchild Beverley Wolfe Endowments, Philanthropic & Memorial Funds The New Israel Fund is grateful to many individuals and foundations for establishing endowments, family endowments and memorial funds. These funds honor or memorialize individuals whose lives and values are reflected in the work of the New Israel Fund. Rosalyn Amdur Baker Endowment Fund Moshe & Tzippora Ayalon Fund Edith S. Coliver Human Rights Fund
The Mitchell & Esther Fisher Law Fellowship Ford Foundation ACRI Fund Ford Foundation Endowment Fund Ford Foundation SHATIL Fund Phyllis K. & Howard A. Friedman Fund Dafna Izraeli Fund Gallanter Family Philantrhopic Fund Herbert Z. & Rita Gold Fund The A. Hiatt Fund Toby & Nathan Jelinski Fund Kahal Foundation Special Fund The Karsten Family Fund Naomi Kies Endowment Fund Miriam Fligelman Levy Cross-Cultural Prize Yaffa London Fund Linda B. Miller Endowment Raquel Newman Fund for Professional Development Josephine Bay Paul Endowment for the Center for Law & the Child The Pomegranate B Fund The Hirsch & Braine Raskin Endowment for Youth & Education Radov Family Philanthropic Fund Esther Leah Ritz Fund Elizabeth Selig Fund Clara Spitzer Lauder (Tanaka) Fund Wendy WeikerGordon Memorial Fund Marianne Wolman Endowment Fund Rudolph & Sarah Wyner Fund
Middle East Partnership Initiative Richard & Rhoda Goldman Fund $250,000 to $499,999 Barbara & Eric Dobkin Bonnie & Marty Tenenbaum The Jacob & Hilda Blaustein Foundation Naomi & Nehemiah Cohen Foundation Tillie Levin Trust $100,000 to $249,999 Anonymous (3) Arcus Foundation Sy Blechman Dorot Foundation Paul & Joanne Egerman The Everett Foundation Franklin M. Fisher & Ellen Paradise Fisher Fohs Foundation Susie & Michael Gelman Herbert Z. Gold Victoria & John Goldwyn Jewish Funders Network Kathryn Ames Foundation, Inc. Jonathan C. Lewis, in memory of Louis A. Lewis & Faye Lewis Lopatin Family Foundation Rosenzweig Coopersmith Foundation Alan B. Slifka Foundation The Irving Harris Foundation The Rita Poretsky Foundation The Russell Berrie Foundation Unbound Philanthropy Ruth B. Ziegler $50,000 to $99,999 Anonymous (7) The Louis & Anne Abrons Foundation Joan & Robert Arnow Boston Jewish Community Women’s Fund Lois & Richard England Family Foundation
Estate of Jacob Goldberg & Anne R. Goldberg Revocable Trust Greater Miami Jewish Federation Estate of Sophie Kalina The Moses Feldman Family Foundation Sanford & Linda Gallanter Stephen D. Gunther Michael Hirschhorn & Jimena Martinez Jackson & Irene Golden 1989 Charitable Trust Irwin Jacobs Jewish Women’s Foundation of the Greater Palm Beaches Luis & Lee Lainer Lisa & Yaron MinskyPrimus The Natan Fund Open Society Institute Stacy & Keith Palagye Sylvia Sabel & Joel Rubinstein Lela & Gerard Sarnat Seymour Rothchild Charitable Remainder Unitrust Stella & Charles Guttman Foundation, Inc. Women’s Endowment Foundation Carole & Saul Zabar $25,000 to $49,999 Anonymous (8) Madeleine & David Arnow Cannon Family Foundation David Berg Foundation Barbara & Maurice Deane Frankel Family Foundation Phyllis K. Friedman Aviva Futorian Jane Gottesman & Geoffrey Biddle Sally Gottesman John & Kathryn Greenberg Leon Gross & Zana Milovanovic David Hochberg Foundation Linda Gerber Klein Landau Family Foundation Lewis C. Levin Jan Abby Liff Susan Liss Caroline & Brian Lurie Amy Mandel & Katina Rodis Maor Foundation Key Foundation Yaffa & Paul Maritz The Howard & Geraldine Polinger Family Foundation Lisa & John Pritzker Rita Poretsky Memorial Fund, Inc. Nancy & Miles Rubin
Lawrence Schwartz & Shelley Levine Segal Family Foundation Joan & James Shapiro Peter Shapiro & Bryna Linett Isaac & Miriam Shepher Rose L. Shure Olive Bridge Fund Sun Hill Foundation The Bydale Foundation The Jewish Women’s Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago The Morton K. & Jane Blaustein Foundation, Inc. The Rosalinde & Arthur Gilbert Foundation Agnes Varis Terry & Carol Winograd $10,000 to $24,999 Anonymous (22) Susan Adelman & Claudio Llanos Dr. Arthur & Sari K. Agatston Peter Allen Norman & Jane Alpert American University College of Law Ronald M. Ansin Peter & Lucy Ascoli Richard & Eileen Bazelon David M. Becker & Leslie C. Seeman Melissa A. Berman Mindy Berman & Andrew Sumberg Diane & Norman Bernstein Foundation Michael Bien & Jane Kahn Harvey Bock Jon & Bobbe Bridge Bruce, Steven, Gerald & Diane Solomon Fund Howard N. Stern Philanthropic Fund of the United Jewish Federation Shepard Broad Foundation Charles H. Revson Foundation Charles Stewart Mott Foundation Chuck Goldman Family Supporting Foundation Jonathan Cohen & Eleanor Friedman Marshall & Shirley Cohen Sandra Coliver Ben N. Teitel Charitable Trust, Gerald Cook, Trustee Miriam Daniel Democracyinaction.org Activism Services Stanley & Beverly Diamond Isabel P. Dunst Epstein Teicher Philanthropies Estate of Janice E. & Bernard Charlup
Fel-Pro/Mecklenburger Supporting Fund Shelley & Robert Fischel William & Jane Schloss Family Foundation William Forbath Forrest & Miriam Foss Claire Frankel Thomas & Ann Friedman Elaine & Murray Galinson Claude P.J. Ghez, M.D. Bernice Godine William & Serra Goldman Robert & Doris Gordon Barney & Rachel Gottstein Terry E. Grant Marsha Gray Joseph & Beth Green Jonathan & Marilyn Grossman Lois & Richard Gunther Mimi & Peter Haas Fund Hadassah Foundation Harold Grinspoon Foundation Harry & Sadie Lasky Foundation Harry Kramer Memorial Fund Dr. Jacqueline Heller Victor & Lorraine Honig Ruth P. Horwich Marvin Israelow & Dorian Goldman Rabbi Richard J. Jacobs & Ms. Susan K. Freedman Juel Janis & Roger Langsdorf Jewish Charities of America Jewish Women’s Giving Foundation Maurice Kanbar Alan & Carol Kaplan Gerald & Jane Katcher Peter B. Kovler Barbara N. Kravitz Linda & Frank Kurtz Jesse & Dana Lehman Lew & Laurie Leibowitz Carol A. Leif Leo Model Foundation, Inc. Ruth Levitan David & Barbara Lipman Andrew & Sara Litt Helen Lowenstein in memory of Louis Lowenstein Henry Massie Marcia Kramer Mayer & Michael Eisenbud Janice Meister Mills Family Charitable Foundation Harriet Mouchly-Weiss & Charles Weiss Andrew Nagel & David Brodsky Raquel H. Newman Lisa Orlick-Salka & Corey Salka Bonnie Orlin P/Kaufman, Inc. Lisa Messinger & Rabbi Aaron Panken
Kathleen Peratis & Richard Frank Lia & William Poorvu Price Charities Michele Rosen David L. Rosenhan Lyle & Gloria Rosenzweig Rothman Family Foundation Anita Rotman Ruderman Family 2008 Charitable Lead Unitrust #1 Gaia Fund Steven Salop & Judith Gelman Bettylu & Paul Saltzman Renee Samson Samuel I Adler Family Supporting Foundation Laura Scher & Ian Altman Philip Schild & Shirley Dichek Schild Theodor Schuchat Daniel & Sheila Segal Ben & Norma Shapiro Joan Blum Shayne Jean Sieroty Peter J. Silverman & Janet Heettner Karen Sloss Gary B. Sokol Herbert & Elene Solomon Henry Steiner Hazel S. Stix Strear Family Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Edward Streim Ingrid D. Tauber The Feldman Family Foundation The Fine & Greenwald Foundation The Fine Foundation The Karma Foundation The Louis J. Kuriansky Foundation The Milton & Sophie Meyer Fund The Nathan & Helen Kohler Foundation The Silverweed Foundation, Inc. The Tilles Family The Zanvyl & Isabelle Krieger Fund Tikkun Olam Women’s Foundation of Greater Washington Janet Traub Diane Troderman Karen Tucker & Jerome Avorn Emily & Frank Vogl The Chrysalis Fund Bernard Weingarten Jack Weingarten John Weinstein & Heidi Stewart Earl L. Wiener, Ph.D. Otto & Marianne Wolman Foundation World Zionist Organization American Section, Inc. Peter & Gail Bates Yessne
Thank you to the following who have generously provided for the future of the New Israel Fund by naming NIF the beneficiary of a will, life insurance policy, retirement plan, or by establishing a charitable gift annuity or trust:
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Anonymous (15) Walter & Alice Abrams Family Fund Karen Adler & Laurence Greenwald Albert E. Marks Charitable Trust Alpern Family Foundation Sheldon Alster Amcha For Tsedakah Andre Angel Izhar Armony & Naomit Armony-Erel William & Donna Barrows Oz Benamram & Gali Freedman-Benamram Froma & Andrew Benerofe Linda Lipsett & Jules Bernstein The Wexler-Beron Family Foundation Peter Bickel & Nancy Bickel Sally Weiskopf Bock Marvin & Lois Broder Pamela S. Burdman Beth Burnam Adam E. Carlin Dennis & Jane Carlton Charles & M. R. Shapiro Foundation, Inc. Peter & Barbara Cohen Mr. & Mrs. Charles S. Cristol Michael & Rhoda Danziger David L. Klein, Jr. Foundation Reuben & Rivka Dori Edward & Rose Dreyer Joy G. Dryfoos Peter Edelman David & Audrey Egger Catherine S. England Ms. Lisa Erdberg & Mr. Dennis Gibbons Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund Fabrangen Tzedakah Collective Jerome & Nancy Falk Robert & Marjorie Feder Leonard Fein Margaret Fleming Fox Family Foundation Naomi C. Franklin Barbara Freedman Morris F. Friedell David Friedman & Paulette Meyer Friendship Foundation Inc. Barbara & David Fromm The Generations Fund Sarah & Seth Glickenhaus Candice Gold Goldberg Berbeco Foundation, Inc. Jerome & Linda Golden Frances E. Goldman Margery Goldman Thomas J. Goldstein Robert Goodman & Jayne Lipman
Archie Gottesman & Gary DeBode Mark & Janet Gottesman Carol & Allen Gown Jeffrey & Beth Green Thomas C. Green Lenore Hecht Helene B. Black Charitable Foundation James & Marlene Henerson Willard J. Hertz Michal & Jack Hillman Anita Hirsh Marvin Hoffman & Rosellen Brown Hoffman Martin Indyk Dr. Sherry Israel J.S. & S. Michaan Foundation J.B. Margaret Blaugrund Foundation Howard G. & Samita B. Jacobs Peter & Karen Jakes Karsten Family Foundation Gerri Kay Steven & Priscilla Kersten Paul & Susanne Kester Jonathan & Sara Klein Eve Biskind Klothen & Kenneth Klothen Lauren Kogod & David Smiley Leslie S. Kogod Janet L. Kolodner Robin Kosberg Jim & Catherine Koshland Hannah L. Kranzberg Charles & Naomie Kremer Louis Krupp Edward Labaton Howard Langer & Barbara Jaffe Richard Lavenstein Elliot & Frances Lehman Paul Lehman & Ronna Stamm Irving Levin & Stephanie Fowler Cynthia & Sanford Levinson Lisa J. Lieberman Mark & Adele Lieberman Robyn Lieberman & Asher Kotz Robert B. Lifton & Carol Rosofsky Dr. Russell M. Linden Theodore R. Live Gayle & Jerry Marger Silvia Marx Daniel & Lenore Mass David Matalon Steven Matthews & Rebecca Stein MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger Ilse Melamid William Mindlin David E. Nachman & Amy Schulman Jonathan M. Nadler Anita Navon Newman Family Foundation
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Louis Newman & Rabbi Amy Eilberg Noreen Gordon Sablotsky Family Foundation The Honorable Stuart & Lee Pollak Arleen & Aaron Priest Yale & Barbara Rabin Sidney Robbins Aaron M. Roland, M.D. Irwin & Cecilia Rosenblum David & Phyllis Rothman Jerry & Bernice Rubenstein Peter Rukin & Sharon Djemal William & Alice RussellShapiro Sagner Family Foundation Frederick P. Schaffer Donald Schapiro James & Emily Scheinman Rosel & Elliot Schewel Harriet & Leonard Schley Schocken Foundation Jean & Charles Segal Deborah Shapira & Barry Stern Harold & Myra Shapiro Alan Sieroty Donald & Linda Silpe Louis & Jean Sloss Edith & Arthur Stern The Edward T. Cone Foundation The James R. Dougherty, Jr. Foundation The Polis-Schutz Family Foundation The Robert Russell Memorial Foundation Sidney & Lillian Topol Paul & Dorothy Wachter George S. Warburg Barry & Elsa Waxman Shared Ventures The Emanuel & Anna Weinstein Foundation Bruce F. Whizin Frances A. Wolgin Miriam Wosk Genevieve & Justin Wyner $1,000 to $4,999 Anonymous (56) Bruce Aaron Stephen & Joanne Abel Abraham Joshua Heschel School Sonia S. Abrams Fund William & Susan Abrams S. James & Mary Adelstein Gary S. Adler Patricia & Ronald Adler Kirsten W. Albrecht Thomas Aleinikoff & Rachel Cohen Mr. & Mrs. Myer M. Alperin Joel & Barbara Alpert Ralph Alpert John & Betty Ann Altman
Fred Altshuler & Julia Cheever Maurice Amado Foundation Beulah & Ezra Amsterdam Ann Arbor Reconstructionist Havurah Sanford Antignas Michael Appel & Ruth Kraut Deena Aranoff Paul & Barbara Arenson Miriam Arfin & Robert Rebitzer Walter & Diane Ariker Peter & Kathi Arnow Aronson Foundation, Inc. Howard I. Aronson Bennett Ashley & Ruth Weinreb Eileen Auerbach & Lawrence Burgheimer Alain Azan Maia Azubel Michael & Charlotte Baer Judith Bain Ziona & Edwin Balaban Frank K. Bamberger Gerald & Ursula Bamberger JoAnne & Michael Bander Barry & Elizabeth Bar-El Ellen Barnett Marie Barr Harvey & Sonya Barsha Nan Bases Marian Bass Alvin H. Baum, Jr. Howell Baum & Madelyn Siegel Stephen & Susann Bauman Ann & Irwin Bear William & Debbie Becker Irwin & Ruth Been Ruth & Roy Belzer Avner & Monique Ben-Dor William Benter Sandra J. Berbeco Julie & Jeff Bercow David Berger Marc & Elizabeth Berger Mark Berger Robert L. Bergman M.D. William Berley George Berliant Jim & Diane Berliner Nancy Berman Amy Bermar Kerrin & Peter Bermont Robert & Willa Bernhard Jessica Bernhardt & Theodore Goldstein Eve Bernstein & Alex Gersznowicz Helen & Robert Bernstein Marge Hiatt Bernstein Nancy Bernstein & Robert Schoen Beth Chayim Chadashim Beth Haverim Shir Shalom Temple David & Rachel Biale Ernst & Hannah Biberstein
Robert A. Billstein Berthold Bilski Marsha & Brian Bilzin Joseph & Joan Birman William & Ellen Blair Rita & Irwin Blitt Gay Block & Rabbi Malka Drucker Rabbi Bernard & Bailey Bloom Susan Bluer Seymour S. Bluestone Ernest & Rita Bogen Sue & Benjamin Boley Alan & Helen Bonapart Andrew Borodach Joseph L. Bower Irma & Norman Braman David Braun, M.D. Sheila & Edward Braun Jerome & Dolores Braun Richard & Barbara Braun Naomi Brenner & Ari Berger Martin I. & Shirley B. Bresler David Bressler & Susan Adler-Bressler Daniel E. Bridge & Simcha Schtull Meryl Brod Charles I. Brown Charitable Foundation Laura S. Brown, Ph.D. Katherine Browning Martin & Geraldine Brownstein Angela & Jacob Buchdahl Rabbi Gustav & Sheila Buchdahl Minna Buck Nick Bunzl & Judy Bernstein-Bunzl Bruce Burnam Marcia Burnam Mark Burstein & David Calle Amy L. Cahn Burton & Shulamith Caine Norman L. Cantor Ronald & Libi Cape Zipora Cedar Champaign-Urbana Jewish Federation Matthew & Lisa Chanoff Earl M. & Margery C. Chapman Foundation Kenneth Chasen & Allison Lee The Chasin Family Chicago Sinai Congregation Michael J. Churgin Adi Cohen Alan Cohen & Robert Bank Alice S. Cohen Mr. Bernard P. Cohen Gale Mondry & Bruce Cohen James E. Cohen Jonathan & Victoria Cohen Lawrence Cohen Marcia & Elias Cohen Marshall & Avis Cohen The Silver Tie Fund, Inc.
Saul & Miriam Cohen Stephanie & Charles Cohen Steven Cohen & Elsie Stern Steven M. Cohen Jonathan Cohn Leonard & Elaine Comess Congregation Ansche Chesed David & Phyllis Cook Mary I. Coombs Mitchell & Renee Cooper Craig Cramer Paul & Valerie Crane Dorfman Barbara & Larry Cuban Richard Dale & Dorit Harverd Kenneth G. Dalsheimer Rena & Mark Davidow Charles & Jonis Davis Ilana DeBare & Sam Schuchat Joel Deitz & Barbara Berko Jay & Phyllis Denbo Dengrove Family Foundation Tracey Denton Derech Elohim Fund for Jewish Values Jill & Tom Docking Dreiseszun Family Foundation Martin Dreyfuss Marta Drury & Kerry Lobel James Dubey Dina Dublon Laurence & Diane Dunst Juan Carlos & Amy Duque Harriett M. Eckstein David Edelstein & Jennie Berkson Michael Ehrenberg Tom & Ellen Ehrlich Jenny Eisenberg Al & Naomi Eisman Will & Ann Eisner Family Foundation David Ellenhorn Esq. The Elovitz Family John Emshwiller & Deborah Yaeger Diana Engel Shira Koch Epstein Clement & Caroline Erbmann Diana L. Erbsen Lee & Esther Erman Linda Essakow Beverly Wolfe Estate of Earl Harris Estate of Mae K. Millstone Estate of Ruth Chapman Ezra Jack Keats Foundation Leroy & Edna Mae Fadem John & Kathryn Fairfield Deborah Falik Dr. David S. Fankushen Leonard & Stephanie Farber Jay Farbstein Concepcion & Irwin Federman
Meyer H. Fedida Fred Feigenson Leslee & Wayne Feinstein Alan & Betty Feldman James A. Feldman Marc & Gail McClelland Fenton Albert Feuerwerker Judith A. Fiestal Romek & Gail Figa Mark Finklestein & Janet Penn Albert & Harriet Fishlow Leora Fishman Michael Flamm & Jennifer McNally Shalom Flank & Deborah Hittleman Ted & Barbara Flicker Deborah & Marc Fogel Steven Foldes & Riv-Ellen Prell Carl & Leonore Foorman Fort Wayne Jewish Federation Foundation For Middle East Peace Samuel & Beverly Fox Tom & Myrna Frankel Mr. Morris & Carol Fred The Honorable & Mrs. Frederick A. Freedman Henry & Helen Freedman Lynn P. Freedman Matthew & Gladys Freedman Drs. Ruthellen Fried & Lawrence Boxt Benjamin M. Friedman Rabbi Dayle Friedman & David Ferleger Diana L. Friedman Howard Friedman & Sherry Leibowitz Michael S. Friedman Donald & Janie Friend Robert & Janine Frier Joseph & Maya Froomkin Dr. Jonathan D. Fuchs Dr. Victor R. Fuchs Funding Exchange Dennis Gaitsgory Emily Gantz McKay & Jack McKay Larry Garber & Gayle Schwartz David & Marla Garfinkle David Garth Jeffrey Gaynes Janice Gepner & Eric Newman Bob & Veronique Gerber Leonard & Judith Gertler Charles Getz Jack Z. Gilad & Douglas D. Hauer Jeffrey & Ellen Gilbert David Gildin David Glaser & Leslie Ann Elton Michael Glaubman Myron & Penina Glazer Dolores Gluck Linda Gochfeld Edward Goldberg & Barbara Saidel
Harold Goldberg & Alisa Israel Goldberg Judith F. Goldberg Milton & Jean Goldberg Nancy & Larry Goldberg Victor J. Goldberg Bruce N. Goldberger & Esther Sperber Norbert Goldfield Arthur S. Goldman Debbie J. Goldman Lisa & Douglas Goldman Fund Irle Goldman & Janet Yassen Marcia & John Goldman Judith Goldman Natalie & Stephen Goldman Phyllis & Alvin Goldman Robert & Rebecca Goldman Helen Goldstein Jeffrey & Doris Goldstein Lynda M. Goldstein Susan Goldstein & Andy Kivel Peter J. Gollon Betty B. Golomb Frank & Joan Goodman Richard C. Goodwin Lela Goren Elaine & Werner Gossels David & Rita Gottlieb Dr. James S. Gracer & Rabbi Judy B. Shanks Roberto & Evelyn Graetz Stephen & Nancy Grand Bennett & Marcy Grau Richard & Mary Gray Barbara & Isaac Green Barry Green & Jennifer Altshuler Audrey & Arthur Greenberg Doris & Leon Greenberg Frank & Judith Greenberg I. Melbourne & Louise Greenberg Peter & Suzanne Greenberg Bernice Greene Linda & Richard Greene Robert Greenstein Win & Jerry Greenwald Ted & Catherine Greenwood Diane Asseo Griliches Ellen Grobman Barbara Grodd Robert & Shirley Gross Susan E. Grosser Martin & Audrey Grossman Stanley & Hazel Grossman Steven & Barbara Grossman Eleanor Grosz & Lawrence Zweifach Brenda Gruss & Daniel Hirsch Mildred Guberman Walter & Ruth Gusdorf Frances L. Hackett Samuel & Marlene Halperin
Mr. & Mrs. Jerry M. Hamovit Joel Handelman & Sarah Wolff Handelman Dean Hansell Eliyahou & Britt Harari Helen Y. Harkaspi Harvard Hillel Worship & Study Minyan Alan & Barbara Haubenstock Kim Hausner Clifford Hendler & Deborah Neipris Hendler Bob & Phyllis Henigson Bluma & Donald Herman Judith N. Herr Herst Family Foundation of the Jewish Community Endowment Fund Thomas & Sandra Hess Howard Hiatt Linda & Steve Hirsch James Hirshberg Sally Hoffman Dale & Stephen Hoffman Paul Homer Howard Horowitz & Alisse Waterston Sylvia Horwitz Grace A. Hughes Harry Hutzler Paula Hyman & Stanley Rosenbaum Toby R. Hyman Colonel Frank H. Hytken Leah Ice Michael & Marsha Isard Daniel Jackson & Claudia Marbach Adam Jacobson & Beth Levine Simon & Marie Jaglom Foundation, Inc. Miriam E. Jencks Jewish Community of Amherst Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis, Inc. Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Jim Joseph Foundation Joe Elman Memorial Fund Andrew Joskow & Lisa Sockett Arthur & Lorie Juceam June Baumgardner Gelbart Foundation Max Kahn & Kathy Lampe Beatrice & Robert Kahn Linda & Thomas Kalinowski Nedra A. Kalish Michael & Jacqueline Kallay Jeremy & Amy Kalmanofsky Sheila B. Kamerman Grace Kamins Leslie Kane & M. Manuel Fishman Morton & Merle Kane Norma & Murray Kane Drs. Paul & Judy Kantrowitz
Doris C. Kaplan, in memory of Martin N. Kaplan Rachel Kaplan & Robert Riesman Rita J. & Stanley H. Kaplan Family Foundation, Inc. Sally B. Kaplan BFK Foundation Warren Kaplan Fred Karren & Beth Davis Karren Karuna Foundation Richard Kass & Elaine Soffer Sidney J. Kass Rebecca Katz Richard & Heidi Katz Dr. & Mrs. Sidney W. Katz Derek & Leora Kaufman Marina Pinto & Stephen Kaufman Eliezer Kaunfer & Lisa Exler Steven & Judy Heymann Kazan Kelen Family Fund Kenneth Kenigsberg, M.D. Kenneth Douglas Foundation Harry & Doraline Kesten Mrs. Herbert Keyserling Leslie M. Kimerling Stephen & Susan Kippur Naomi R. Klayman, PhD Howard & Wendy Kleckner Isaac & Michael Kleiman Ethel Klein Karen Wilk Klein Sonia & Lawrence Klein Robert & Joan Klivans Stuart A. Kogod Roger L. Kohn Dr. Marielena Kolker Arieh Konigl & Alice Roston Rabbi Emily Faust Korzenik Bonnie Kossoff & Stephan Uslan Nathan & Mary Lynn Kotz Victor & Sarah Kovner Susan & David Kraemer Jeffrey L. Kraines Albert H. Kramer Jeffrey & Kandy Kramer Marvin & Gerry Kraus Arthur Kreiger & Rebecca Benson David & Susan Kreisman George & Doris Krevsky Linda & Jake Kriger David Krikun Samuel & Marilyn Krimm Jules & Lynn Kroll Kenneth & Amy Krupsky Hilary Kushins & Scott Herscher Alyse Laemmle Pnina Lahav & Morton Horwitz Ruth & Peter Laibson Susanne & Bruce Landau Joshua Landes & Bryna Shuchat
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Richard & Helen Lynn Carla Lynton Philip & Carol Lyons Bernard Lytton, M.D. Dagny Maidman Gadi & Marlene Maier Peter & Melanie Maier Russell Makowsky & Melanie Katzman Michael & Anita Malina Richard & Alice Mandel Manitowoc Jewish Federation, Inc. Judith A. Mann Jerome A. Manning Paul & Annette Marcus Margaret Foley Fund David M. Margolick Ephraim Margolin Jesse Margolin Michael & Ruth Margolin Diamondston Foundation Sanford H. Margolin Judith & Michael Margulies Adele & Sidney Margulies Jonathan Markowitz & Ruth Wenger Larry & Gladys Marks Paulina K. Marks Barry & Ellen Massie Willy & Susan Mautner Isabel May The Mazur Family Foundation Lucy McCoy Bacigalupo & Paul Bacigalupo Mehlman Family Fund Joseph A. Meis The Purple Lady/Barbara J. Meislin Fund Thomas Meites & Lynn Frackman Robert & Marjorie Mellen Dr. Robert B. Mellins Mark Mellman & Mindy Horowitz David & Beth Meltzer Daniel Meltzer & Ellen Semonoff Samuel I. Mendales Howard Metzenberg Danni Michaeli & David Adox Shira Milgrom & David Elcott Muriel G. Miller Pear Cindy L. Miller George & Roslyn Miller Marjorie & Morgan Miller Shirley & Mitchell Miller Tamar Miller Vicki F. Miller & Warren Zinn Andrea Miller-Keller Glenda & David Minkin Samara Minkin & Trent Gegax Martha Minow & Joseph Singer Armando M. Miranda Jonathan I. Mishkin Robert & Dale Mnookin Phyllis Moldaw Rabbi Leon A. Morris & Dasee Berkowitz
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Norman & Jane Moscowitz Elizabeth K. Moser Lauren Moskovitz David Moss David & Jenifer Mumford Ellen & Michael Mundell Samuel D. & Evelyn Musher Shechter Rafi Musher Jerold & Carol Muskin Morey & Sondra Myers Judy W. & Jay A. Nadel Seymour Nagan John & Carole Nannes Bennett & Sondra Nathan Belle & Murray Nathan Fund (Jewish Communal Fund) Aaron & Marcia Naveh Jack Needleman Bettyrose Nelson Stanley & Adella Nemer William Goodman & Vivienne Nemerson Ms. Iris Newman Jane Newman & Amy Lange Jim Newman Myra & Bruce Newman Sara J. Newman John & Kayla Niles Arthur & June Nislick Samuel Norich & Deborah Ugoretz Ilana Nossel & Jordan Kolar In honor of Jacob Nusberg Arthur & Judith Obermayer Nancy & Morris W. Offit Edward D. Ohlbaum & Karyn L. Scher Abe & Esther Orlick Donald & Shari Ornstein John & Barbara Osterweis Estelle Nachimoff Padawer William R. Padnos Julie Parker Benello Sheryl Parker & James Grayer Julia Parzen & Daniel Johnson Richard & Martha Pastcan Paul S. Nadler Family Charitable Trust David Paul & Marilyn Paul Bill & Janet Pauli Arthur Peck Wendy Peikes Avigdor Pemper & Dr. Mark Rabiner Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center Samuel & Ruth Perelson Linda Perle & Neil Levy Dan Perlman & Lili Zohar Joel & Jean Perwin Rabbi Aaron M. Petuchowski Philip Garoon & Family Robert Pindyck & Nurit Eini-Pindyck Judith Plaskow William & Karen Podolsky
Dinah PoKempner & Robert Kushen Sandy Polishuk Betty Ann Polse Marilyn S. Pomerance Frances R. Posel Sharri S. Posen James R. Posner & Jill J. Prosky Sylvia Posner Sidney S. Postol Russell & Joan Pratt Harvey & Suzanne Prince Public Welfare Foundation Deborah A. Punush William & Martha Rabinowitz Edward Raboy Paula J. Rackoff Roy R. Raizen & Family Jack Rapaport Rabbi Lawrence & Dr. Terrie Raphael Michael & Joyce Rappeport Alan & Nancy Raznick Hilary Reich Michael & Lynn Reichgott Fred N. Reiner & Sherry Levy-Reiner Paula & Daniel Reingold David Reisen & Ann Peck Reisen Elsbeth Reisen & Mark Dyen Julian & Frieda Reitman Eugene & Libby Renkin Paul Resnick & Joan Karlin Peter & Susan Restler Elaine Reuben Drs. Barak & Laura Richman David Richman & Janet Perry Dorothy Richman & Michael Steinman Philip Richter & Julie Sissman Robert & Ellen Rinsky Rita S. Gold Foundation Joyce T. Robbins & Alan R. Glickman A.J. Robinson & Nicole Ellerine Shai & Judy Robkin James & Diane Roche Neta Roger June & Marvin Rogul Dan R. Roin Tobey H. Roland Susan Romer & Donald Ungar Michelle F. Roos Bruce A. Rosen Harold L. Rosen Joan & Seth Rosen Milton Rosen George & Dorothy Rosenbaum Diane Rosenberg Emily Rosenberg Lucille & Jack Rosenberg Joseph B. Rosenblatt Jennie & David Rosenn Gerry Rosenstein
Elden & Marjorie Rosenthal Joyce Zinbarg Rosenthal & Steven Rosenthal Lynne & Mason Rosenthal Sheldon & Rose Rosenthal Bella Rosner & Saul Schapiro Carl H. Rosner Howard & Kathy Rosof Bob Roth Charitable Fund Meyer & Naomi Rothberg Daniel Rothstein Judith & Michael Rowland Ann Rubin & Family Rudolph & Sara Wyner Prize Fund at the Boston Foundation Dr. Margrit Wreschner Rustow Ruth & Jack Glantz Family Foundation Johnathan & Barbara Ryder Adene Sacks & Joseph Hellerstein Edmund & Norma Sacks Moshe Safdie Walter & Marjorie Salmon Samuel Rubin Foundation Alfred & Marta Samulon David N. Saperstein Claire Satlof & Jeffrey Bedrick Nathan Savin & Susan Enzle Fain Malsky Charitable Foundation Louis & Barbara Savrin Brenda Schachter Judith & Richard Schachter Daniel C. Schaffer Dan & Amy Schiff Steven & Bonni Schiff Jean Schiro-Zavela & Vance Zavela Alice & Robert Schloss Robert & Dorry Schlossmann Stanley & Kay Schlozman Steven R. Schnur Lisbeth B. Schorr & Family Amy Schottenstein & Justin Magaram Leonard & Celia Schuchman S. Ruth Schulman Jolie Schwab & David Hodes Amy Schwartz & Eric Koenig J. Sanford & Susan Schwartz Peter Schwartz & Sheila Chervin Amy Schwartzman & Kevin Moss Paul & Lynn Sedway Emily Segal & Andrew Ellis Joshua Segal & Jennifer Geetter Sandra & Martin Segal Joseph & Randee Seiger
William & Madeline Selden Clyde & Trudy Selig Rita R. Semel Jerrold & Naomi Senser Karen & Alan Senter Wayne Senville Seymour & Sylvia Rothchild Family 2004 Charitable Foundation Margaret & Howard Shainberg Risa Shames & Neil Silverston Aliza Shapiro Howard & Manya Shapiro Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation Greg Sharenow & Julie Gersten Sharna & Irvin Frank Foundation Samuel & Jill Deane Sheppard Rochelle E. & Jesse Shereff Steven Sheriff & Michele Alperin Reuben & Leona Shevitz Audrey Shiffman & Peter Langmaid Jerry & Cecile Shore Norman M. Shore Hannah P. Shostack Andrew Shugerman Edwin & Ellen Sue Shulkin Steven E. Sicher Malcolm & Leora Siegel Marvin S. Siegel Peter Siegel & Hope Stevens Lawrence E. Silverton Sandra & Charles Simon Robert & Elaine Sims Betty Singer Daniel & Maxine Singer Ellen Singer & Don Simkin Emily Skolnick Arthur Slepian & Gerry Llamado Richard & Cynthia Sloan Seymour Smidt Malcolm & Betty Smith Richard & Greta Smolowe Irwin & Ceevah Sobel Society Of St. John The Evangelist Robert Socolow & Emily Matthews Eugene Sofer & Judith Bartnoff Aviam Soifer & Marlene Booth Felicia L. Sol May Soll Jonathan Solovy & Stacey Fisher Abby Sosland & Mark Goodman Rabbi Abigail N. Sosland Marvin Sparrow Helen & Thomas Spiro Joelle Steefel Jules Steimnitz & Anne Salsbury Carol Stein Eugene & Marilyn Stein
Fredric & Nikki Stein Harold & Vera Stein Adele H. Steinberg Paul M. Steiner Peter & Abbe Steinglass Edward Steinhouse Judge Edward Stern & Judge Maxine Chesney Harriet W. Stern Jane R. Stern Melissa Stern Naomi Stern Jerry V. Sternberg Robert Stillman & Janet Surkin Susan Stockel Leah Stolar Dr. Bertrand & Shirley Stolzer Rabbi Ariel Stone Stonewall Alliance Center Shirley & Frederic Storke Walter I. Strauss Bob & Ellen Sunness Richard & June Swartz Joel M. Sweet Roselyne Chroman Swig Judith Talesnick & Michael Stein Shirley T. Tartak Foundation Dr. & Mrs. Robert M. Tartell Steven & Sheila Taube Morton I. Teicher Rayla G. Temin, in memory of Howard M. Temin Bruce Temkin The Berman Family Charitable Fund The Common Sense Fund Inc. The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham The Elizabeth B. & Arthur E. Roswell Foundation, Inc. The Grenell Family Foundation The Isaac & Leah M. Potts Foundation, Inc. The Jack & Pauline Freeman Foundation, Inc. The Joseph & Anna Gartner Foundation The Kandell Fund The Lassor & Fanny Agoos Charity Fund The Mesnikoff Foundation The Mishan Family The Oppenheim Family The Sosland Foundation Theta Delta Xi Gamma Chapter Jeffrey Thomases Matthew & Jean Thomases Walter & Anne Tick Lawrence Title Aaron & Ziva Tomares Ruthellen Toole Jay & Joan Topkis Gary & Evelyn Trachten Joan L. Treiman
Mazel Foundation Steven Tulkin & Sydney Kapchan David & Bonita Turner Estate of Patricia Turtledove Mark Tushnet Richard & Gail Ullman Lloyd & Lassie Ulman Underdog Fund United Jewish Fund & Council of Greater St. Paul, MN Michael & Marion Usher D. Jean Veta & Mary Ann Dutton Milton & Judith Viorst Rabbi Burton Visotzky & Sandra Edelman Elizabeth Vorenberg Philip Wachs & Juliet Spitzer Drs. David Wahl & Carol Traut David Waksberg & Ellen Bob Milton & Miriam Waldbaum Family Foundation Adir G. Waldman & Tamara Tapoohi The Sarah Wall Memorial Trust Ronald & Marilyn Walter Michael & Judith Walzer Mary Ann & David Wark Mark S. Warnick Joan Warshaw Cecille Wasserman David Wasserman & Susan Ginsberg Henry Webber & Christine Jacobs Wechsler Foundation Marilyn Weiker Denis Weil Penny & Bruce Wein Sanford & Karen Weiner Marilyn & Raymond Weisberg Roger Weisberg & Karen Freedman Mortimer & Barbara Weisenfeld Weiser Family Foundation Jeff & Paula Kramer Weiss Kristin & Shmuel Weissman George & Mildred Weissman Family Foundation Richard & Beatrice Wernick Bernard Werthan, Jr. Westchester Reform Temple Deborah & Peter Wexler Ruth Wielgosz & Benjamin Edelman Louise W. Wiener Jonathan Wilkenfeld Walter & Jacqueline Williams Ann F. Wimpfheimer Mordechai & Barbara Winter
Elaine & Maynard Wishner Iris Witkowsky Stephen & Rachel Wizner Susan & Robert Wolfe George Hirsch Foundation Ann S. Wolff Robert & Joan Wolff Brenda A. Wolfson Chic Wolk Michael Wollowitz Stanley Wulf & Linda Press Wulf Nusha Wyner Max Yaffe Ronald Yank Allan & Ray Ellen Yarkin Linda Yenkin Michael Young & Debra Raskin Josephus Youngerman & Ronnie Scharfman Jonathan M. Zasloff Rabbi Irwin Zeplowitz Jonathan F. Zimman Rabbi Jessica Zimmerman Margot & Paul Zimmerman Fund of The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region Marvin Zinn Arthur & Charlotte Zitrin Mary & Harold Zlot Jeffrey & Carol Zucker Yonatan & Julie Zvi
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Betsy & Donald Landis Kim J. Landsman Eva & Arthur Landy Marvin Langsam Richard Lapedes & Maureen Lynch Suzanne & David Larsen Morelle Lasky Levine Scott & Elizabeth Lassar Elliott & Phyllis Lasser Gary & Laura Lauder Stuart G. Laurence Michael Lawson Stacy Lawson & Steven Sarkowsky William E. Leavitt Allen Leboff Dr. Joel L. Lebowitz Ann Lederer & Robert Hickler Kenneth & Lucy Lehman Jonathan & Shelah Lehrer-Graiwer Robert & Ellen Leibenluft James Leitner & Tracy Higgins Jacques & Donatella Lennon Terry & Margaret Lenzner Suzanne Lerner Jeryl Levin Joshua Levin & Debra Fried Levin Robert & Bonita Levin Rochelle S. Levin Leonard & Beryl Levine Bernard & Lory Levinger Keith & Bari Levingston John L. Levinsohn Kathy Levinson & Naomi Fine Paula & Joel Levy Steven D. Levy Virginia Levy Daniel & Nina Libeskind Benjamin Lichstein Jeffrey & Anna Lieblich Bennett M. Lifter Lawrence & Joyce Light Barbara Lindemann Charlotte Lindon Marc Lipsitch & Meira Levinson Channing T. Lipson, M.D. Steven & Judith Lipson Sarah Liron Naomi & Rob Litrownik Gordon Litwin & Anne Luzzato Leonard Litwin Greta Livingston Jeremy Lizt Henry & Elsie Loeb Eva C. Lokey Gerald & Selma Lotenberg Lowenstein Brothers Foundation Margit Lowenstein Mark & Judith Lowenstein Inbar Telem & Martin Lowenstein Steven Lubet & Linda Lipton Alvin Luebeck Lynchburg Jewish Community Council
Peter Edelman Washington,
District of Columbia
Ramat Hasharon, Israel Susan Liss Vice President in North America
Chevy Chase, Maryland Stephen Gunther Treasurer
Paul Egerman Weston, Massachusetts Nabila Espanioly Nazareth, Israel Franklin Fisher Cambridge, Massachusetts
Santa Monica, California
Itzik Galnoor Israel
NIF Chief Executive
South Orange, New Jersey
Yossi Beinart New York, New York Yifat Bitton Ramat Hasharon, Israel Zeev Bregman Tel Aviv, Israel Deborah Bussel Miami, Florida
Jonathan J. Cohen Lincoln, Massachusetts
Chevy Chase, Maryland Martin Indyk Washington, District of Columbia Amal Jamal Yarka, Israel Noam Lautman Tel Aviv, Israel
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Harriet Mouchly-Weiss New York, New York Lisa Orlick-Salka Seattle, Washington Sarah Ozacky-Lazar Kibbutz Ramat Menashe, Israel Nicholas Saphir Wadhurst, United Kingdom Gerry Sarnat Portola Valley, California Daniel Segal Merion Station, Pennsylvania Joan Shapiro Chicago, Illinois Daniel Sokatch NIF Chief Executive Officer (from October 2009)
San Francisco, California Mary Ann Stein Washington, District of Columbia
nif international council
nif board of directors
Avrum Burg (chair) Amb. Martin Indyk (chair) Michel Abitbol Ismail Abu Saad Karen Adler Arieh Arnon Eliyahu Bareket Joshua Bar-Lev Mordechai “Morale” Bar-On Oz Benamram Mindy Berman Gabby Blum Les Bronstein Sara Cannon Alan Cohen Carolyn Cohen Yehudah Cohn Rachel Cowan James Cummings Ellen Dahrendorf Jerome Davidson Avner De-Shalit Reuben Dori Isser Dubinsky Sara Ehrman Akiva Eldar Lawrence Englander Rami Entin Uzi Even Sidra Ezrahi Leonard “Leibel” Fein
Shelley Fischel Lois Frank Eleanor Friedman Aviva Futorian Barry Gaberman Lily Galili Linda Gallanter Sanford (Sandy) Gallanter Joan Garson Ruth Gavison Judith Gelman Benny Gidron David Goldberg Mark Goldberg Amiram Goldblum Bruce Golderger Phyllis Goldman Frances Goldman Sally Gottesman Barbara S. Green Jeffrey Green Sherri Greenbach Liz Greenstein Lois Gunther Richard Gunther Tova Hartman Yisca Harani Gilad Harish Dorothy Harman Shlomo Hasson Shira Herzog Nehama Hillman
Michael Hirschhorn Haim Izraeli June Jacobs Richard (Rick) Jacobs Michael Kariyani Judith Karp Yadin Kaufman Leslie Kimerling Linda Klein Sara Klein Jonathan Klein Ofra Kochavi Zeidman Peter Kovler Mordecai Kremnitzer Luis Lainer Betsy Landis Donald Landis Terry Lenzner Shelley Levine Philippe Levy Geoffrey Lewis David Libai Judith Lichtman Jan Liff Robert “Bud” Lifton Bryna Linett Pierre Loeb Jonathan Lopatin Ellen Malcolm J. Rolando (Roly) Matalon Sami Michael Cindy Miller
Dale Mnookin Robert Mnookin Jacob Ner David Louis Newman Raquel H. Newman Craig Newmark Bonnie Orlin Israela Oron Ruth Ottolenghi Aaron Panken Kathleen Peratis Gabbi Peretz Yoram Peri Alon Piltz Stuart Pollak Paula Rackoff Frances Raday Claude Rakovsky Iris Rapoport Irwin Rosenblum Noreen Sablotsky Adene Sacks Moshe Safdie Bettylu Saltzman David Saperstein Lela Sarnat Talia Sasson Uri Scharf Harriet Schley Nancy Schwartz Sternoff Carole Segal Amnon Sella
Hannan Serphos Alla Shainskaya Alice Shalvi Shimon Shamir Aliza Shenhar Ruth Sheshinski Varda Shiffer Jonathan Shimshoni Joel Siegel Alan Solomont Prudence Steiner Simone Susskind Alfred (Fred) Tauber Ingrid Tauber Bonnie Tenenbaum Gordon Tucker Edna Ullmann-Margalit David Umansky Agnes Varis Frank Vogl Al Vorspan Arthur Waldstein Michael Walzer Sharona Izraeli Watemberg Butch Weaver Ami Weinstein Vincent Worms Dan Yakir Alex Yoffe Carole Zabar Dina Zisserman
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