New Israel Fund 2018 Annual Report

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Values. Vision. Legacy.

An ultra-

Orthodox man in Jerusalem. Alex Levac, 2001

Alex Levac

is an acclaimed

photojournalist and the 2005 winner of the Israel Prize for photography. Levac has served as staff photographer for Haaretz newspaper since 1993. Prior to that, he worked as a staff photographer for Hadashot newspaper and as a freelance photographer in Brazil, Paris, England, and Los Angeles. Levac has participated in photography exhibitions all over the world, including an international exhibition sponsored by Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He has published five photography books, including An Eye for Zion, Tel Aviv

Serenade, and Israel: The Twenty-First Century.

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The New Israel Fund was founded as a partnership between Israelis of all backgrounds and diaspora Jews. Over the past 40 years, we’ve built movements for justice and act as an engine for social change and a moral voice against racism and discrimination. Guided by an inclusive vision for Israeli society, NIF has established a rich legacy of activism for our values. What you are holding is a photographic record of what this partnership stands for, and what it has achieved over the past 40 years, in context of the contrasts and contradictions of Israeli society. We are proud to present photographs from the personal collection of photojournalist Alex Levac, an Israel Prize laureate, along with images from NIF’s own archive. These two photography collections are inherently linked. Since beginning his career in 1983, Levac has documented the social and political twists and turns in Israeli society, while NIF and our grantees have won nearly every major victory for civil rights, equality, and justice. Taken together, these two sets of photographs depict Israel at its most intimate and its most abstract levels. They give expression to a wide range of identities and put a human face on the hard-fought struggles to change policy and realize rights and justice for all. On these pages, you will see organizers, advocates, and change-makers—and people who are simply living the everyday diversity of Israeli society. The story of NIF is the story of Israel. For the last 40 years, we have been present in every progressive movement and won significant victories for social change. And we’re committed for the next 40 years and beyond.



On the streets of Tel Aviv. Alex Levac, 2018

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Building a

person is equal and everyone belongs. To make that vision a reality, NIF is fighting inequality of all kinds and building bridges between all Israelis— Jewish and Arab, Ashkenazi and Mizrahi, immigrants and veterans, and people of all identities. By reducing socio-economic gaps and creating spaces where all Israelis can meet as equals, we are building a society that is truly shared and at peace with itself.

TOP: In 1980, NIF supported the establishment

of the bilingual school at Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam. In the ensuing years, NIF has continued to nurture and support programs that bring Jewish and Arab Israelis together by creating shared spaces at the national and local levels where they can encounter each other—not just for the sake of tolerance and dialogue, but to build a shared society in which every Israeli has a part in the country’s future. There is no just future for Israel without Jewish-Arab partnership at every level of society.


In a just society, every


Just Society BOTTOM: For over 30 years, NIF grantees such

as the Association of Ethiopian Jews, Tebeka– Advocacy for Equality and Justice for Ethiopian Israelis, Friends by Nature, and South Wing to Zion have worked to defend the rights of Ethiopian Israelis and help them integrate into Israeli society. NIF supported the protest movement that emerged in 2015 in response to cases of police violence against Ethiopian Israelis, and Tebeka worked with the Israeli police to institute cultural sensitivity training and recruit dozens of Ethiopian Israeli police officers.

TOP: Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam is home to the first bilingual, binational school in Israel. BOTTOM: In 1991, thousands of Ethiopian Jews were airlifted to Israel in Operation Solomon.


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TOP LEFT: Amna Kanana, pictured at left, brought together 700 Arab and Jewish Israelis to form a human chain with messages like “Arabs and Jews want peace.”


TOP RIGHT: At a demonstration in 1999, activists from the Mizrahi Democratic Rainbow called on the government to implement the Public Housing Law, demanding “public housing for tenants” and “promises must be kept.” The law was finally implemented in 2013.

Building a Just Society (continued) TOP LEFT: In 2014, tensions between Jewish and Arab

citizens were running high due to violence in southern Israel and Gaza and increased incitement. That’s when Amna Kanana, an activist who organizes a women’s empowerment group in the Wadi Ara region, took action and mobilized a mass Jewish-Arab rally for shared society in northern Israel. Demonstrations like this one show a glimpse of the future that NIF has worked towards for the past 40 years—a shared, equal, and just society.

TOP RIGHT: When immigrants arrived in Israel from the

Middle East and North Africa, the government resettled many of them in public housing, with little possibility of upward mobility. Thanks to the advocacy of NIF grantees Mizrahi Democratic Rainbow and Community Advocacy, the Knesset passed the landmark Public Housing Law in 1997, enabling public housing tenants to purchase their apartments at significantly discounted prices. Today, Shatil coordinates the Public Housing Forum, a coalition of groups working to increase the availability and improve the quality of public housing. The Forum is led by the predominantly Mizrahi residents of public housing.


Taking a break from

a peace march near

the West Bank city of Jericho.

Alex Levac, 2017


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Fighting for

Equality Since its founding, NIF has worked towards full equality for all Israeli citizens regardless of race, religion, national origin, gender identity, or sexual

that women could serve in combat roles in the Israeli military and making a powerful statement for equal opportunity in Israeli society. BELOW RIGHT: The Jerusalem Open House for Pride

and Tolerance, the city’s first and only community center for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, was founded with seed-funding from NIF and has organized Jerusalem’s LGBTQ pride march every year since 2002. At the 2015 march, 16-year-old Shira Banki was murdered by an ultra-Orthodox extremist. One year later, a record-breaking 25,000 people attended Jerusalem Pride, shattering the previous record of 5,000. In 2018, NIF also supported Pride marches in the cities of Lod, Be’er Sheva, and Kfar Saba.

BELOW LEFT: In 1995, Alice Miller was denied the

chance to apply to the Israeli Air Force pilot training program for one reason only—her gender. With the help of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel and the Israel Women’s Network, Miller challenged the ban before Israel’s Supreme Court. The court’s decision in her favor was a victory for women’s rights, ensuring

orientation. This means both protecting the rights of individual Israelis of all backgrounds, and enabling every community’s full

rights of all, individually and collectively, we’re building a healthier democracy and a more just Israeli society.

ABOVE LEFT: Alice Miller had the vocal support of Naomi Chazan, then a Member of Knesset, who later became President of NIF.


sphere. By protecting the


expression in the public

ABOVE RIGHT: With NIF’s continued support, Jerusalem Pride has become the city’s largest annual gathering in support of equality, pluralism and inclusion.


A nun and a monk celebrating Easter near Jerusalem. Alex Levac, 1996


The icons of religious figures are intended to protect the child

from the “evil eye.� Alex Levac, 1989

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Fighting for Equality (continued) TOP: In the early 1900s, as close to one million

Jews left the former Soviet Union and immigrated to Israel, NIF’s action arm Shatil began helping these new immigrants integrate into Israeli society. Shatil supported organizations that assisted immigrants in a wide range of areas including employment, education, housing, religious freedom and pluralism, and social services for single-parent families. Today, NIF grantee Morashtenu (Our Heritage) promotes democratic values among Russian-speaking Israelis through its alternative news site RelevantInfo, which reaches over 20% of all Russian-speakers in Israel.

BOTTOM: In 1994, an Arab couple, Adel and Iman

Ka’adan applied to live in Katzir, a Jewish community in northern Israel built on state-owned land leased to the Jewish Agency. They were rejected by the admissions committee with the claim that they were not suited to the “social fabric” of the community. With the assistance of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, they petitioned Israel’s Supreme Court, which ruled that it is illegal to discriminate against Arab citizens in the allocation of state lands. NIF has continued to fight for Arab citizens in land and planning issues through the Arab Center for Alternative Planning, which works to increase the supply of housing in Arab municipalities.

TOP: NIF grantees were some of the first organizations to advocate for the rights of immigrants not recognized as Jewish by the ultra-Orthodox Chief Rabbinate. BOTTOM: In 2007, the Ka’adan family was finally able to begin building their home in Katzir after a second petition to the Supreme Court.



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At the entrance to the Mount

Herzl Cemetery

in Jerusalem, just days after the

“In the internal struggle over the soul and heart of Israel, I regard the involvement of the Jewish community— through the New Israel Fund —as a family contribution.” Writer Amos Oz, z”l

assassination of Prime Minister

Yitzhak Rabin, z”l. Alex Levac, 1995

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Opposing Racism &

Extremism fighting for an Israeli

or burn Palestinian-owned olive trees, which are a vital source of income for many Palestinians. Organizations like Rabbis for Human Rights have organized treeplanting events in response to these acts of destruction. Over the past decades, hundreds of Israeli and American Jews have participated in these efforts as a statement of solidarity and shared humanity. Through the Global Activism Fellowship, NIF brings diaspora Jews to the West Bank to learn about the challenges facing Palestinian residents, empowering them to mobilize their home communities in support of human rights.

society that is open

BOTTOM: In 2010, in response to the growing exclusion

of racism and bigotry, NIF mobilizes diverse coalitions against racism and amplifies moderate voices for inclusion and tolerance. We have been a voice for these values over the past 40 years,

and pluralistic and has no place for religious extremism or racial discrimination.

of women from public spaces, Kolech: Religious Women’s Forum, Israel’s first Jewish Orthodox feminist organization, launched a campaign entitled “Let My Voice be Heard” against religious extremism and gendersegregation. Activists distributed thousands of leaflets in ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods, and the campaign publicized a hotline for both men and women to report gender-based discrimination. In 2011, NIF launched a parallel campaign in which thousands of diaspora Jews spoke out against the exclusion of women. That same year, Israel’s Supreme Court banned enforced gender segregation on public transportation.


TOP: In the West Bank, extremist settlers often uproot


Recognizing the threat

TOP: Activists and Palestinians replant trees in the village of Salem on Tu B’Shvat 2006. BOTTOM: Thousands of Americans Jews called for an end to the exclusion of women through NIF’s “Women Should Be Seen and Heard” campaign.


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ABOVE LEFT: A demonstration for religious freedom drew a crowd of 50,000 people calling for “religious freedom now” and “change to the status quo.” ABOVE RIGHT: Holding signs with messages like “love will win,” Jewish children join a Tag Meir rally in the majority-Arab town of Abu Ghosh after Jewish extremists vandalized cars and scrawled racist graffiti there.

Opposing Racism and Extremism (continued) ABOVE LEFT: In 1999, the ultra-Orthodox community

staged a demonstration against Israel’s Supreme Court following a series of decisions that threatened the ultraOrthodox Chief Rabbinate’s monopoly on religious affairs. A counter-demonstration, organized by a coalition of organizations including the Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism, was held concurrently in Jerusalem’s Sacher Park. In 2009, NIF seed-funded Israel Hofsheet (Be Free Israel), a grassroots movement for religious freedom and pluralism, which trains new activists and facilitates hundreds of weddings outside the Chief Rabbinate every year.

ABOVE RIGHT: In 2011, NIF established Tag Meir

Forum, a coalition of almost 50 Jewish organizations from across the religious-secular spectrum dedicated to combating racism and raising a Jewish voice against hatred. Tag Meir has become a leading voice opposing hate crimes, including “price tag” attacks, promoting anti-racism curricula in Israeli schools, and advocating for legal action against perpetrators.


A Bedouin shepherd with a grazing flock between Jerusalem and Jericho. Alex Levac, 1998


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Defending the

Rights of All All struggles for rights and recognition are connected. Whether the fight is for the rights of Palestinians living under the occupation, or for the rights of people seeking

BELOW RIGHT: The Hotline for Refugees and Migrants

BELOW LEFT: Thanks to the lobbying of Bizchut: The Israel Human Rights Center for People with Disabilities, the Knesset passed the Law for Equal Rights for People with Disabilities in 1998. This watershed law prohibits discrimination in the workplace against people with disabilities, and lays out accessibility criteria for public buildings and public transportation.

was founded in 1998 as the Hotline for Migrant Workers, with NIF as its first funder. Since then, the organization has won many victories for trafficked women, migrant workers, and asylum-seekers. Currently, there are about 37,000 people seeking asylum in Israel, most of whom fled from Eritrea and Sudan. In 2013, for example, the Hotline petitioned the Be’er Sheva District Court to release ten Eritrean mothers and children from prison, leading to a ruling that prohibited the detention of children seeking asylum in Israel. After the Israeli government announced a plan to deport asylum-seekers in 2018, a broad coalition of Israelis and diaspora Jews spoke out against the deportations, resulting in the plan’s cancellation.

ABOVE LEFT: Mandy Leighton Bellichach, an activist for over 15 years for people with disabilities, is Chair of the Board of Bizchut.

ABOVE RIGHT: Sigal Rozen, Public Policy Director at the Hotline for Refugees and Migrants, pictured with a young asylum seeker.

asylum who live in south Tel Aviv, all these injustices are different aspects of the same problem—a democracy in danger. That is why NIF is committed to protecting the human PHOTO CREDIT: AVITAL GRAH

and civil rights of every individual and group.

Asylum-seekers celebrating Purim in south Tel Aviv. Alex Levac, 2018



Palestinians from the West Bank relax on the Tel Aviv beaches—many of them for the first time—on “Sea

Day,” an annual event in which NIF grantee Machsom Watch helps dozens of Palestinians get through

checkpoints and receive permits to visit the beach. Alex Levac, 2015

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Defending the Rights of All (continued) TOP: In the early 1990s, the population of migrant

workers in Israel began growing dramatically, reaching a peak of 250,000 in the year 2000 (accounting for 10% of Israel’s workforce). Kav LaOved–Workers’ Hotline was founded in 1991 to defend the rights of disadvantaged workers, including migrant workers, Palestinians, and asylum-seekers. In 2014, Kav LaOved successfully petitioned Israel’s Supreme Court to give migrant workers who had worked as caregivers and lived in Israel for more than 10 years the same social benefits as Israeli citizens.

BOTTOM: In 2007, after several years of increased

restrictions on Palestinian residents in the West Bank following the Second Intifada, B’Tselem: The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories launched its Camera Project. B’Tselem distributed video cameras to Palestinians and trained them to act as “citizen journalists.” Since launching the project, these videos have made it increasingly difficult to deny the brutal reality of life in the West Bank. In 2016, a B’Tselem volunteer recorded an Israeli soldier killing an incapacitated Palestinian attacker. The video went viral, drawing national attention to the moral and legal costs of the occupation.


TOP: Hanna Zohar, attorney and founder of Kav LaOved, pictured with clients. BOTTOM: B’Tselem cameras have captured thousands of hours of footage documenting violations of human rights and harsh daily life under the occupation.


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2018 Achievements

world signed a statement calling on the Israeli government to stop the deportations, and NIF and our partners delivered the letter to Israeli consulates around the country. We mobilized on both sides of the ocean, and a few weeks later, the Israeli government canceled the deportation plan. But the story did not end there. After the announcement, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed NIF for scuttling a deal to deport asylum-seekers to Rwanda. He even called for a parliamentary commission of inquiry into NIF.

Standing Together to Stop Deportations and Defend Democracy After the Israeli government announced it would make asylum-seekers choose between prison or deportation, NIF-backed organizations mobilized a broad coalition of Israelis, including Holocaust survivors and veteran residents of south Tel Aviv, the area where most asylum-seekers live. More than 20,000 Israelis turned out for a demonstration in south Tel Aviv against the deportations, while thousands more watched from around the world on NIF’s livestream. In the U.S., we organized a coalition against this inhumane policy, with T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, HIAS, and Right Now: Advocates for Asylum Seekers in Israel. More than 1,000 rabbis in the US and around the

In response, over 3,000 Israelis made a powerful statement of solidarity by donating to NIF—most of them for the first time. Well-known public figures like former Prime Minister Ehud Barak, MK Shelly Yachimovich, former MK Amram Mitzna, Meretz Chair Tamar Zandberg, and Carmi Gillon, former head of the Shin Bet (one of Israel’s intelligence agencies), publicly defended NIF. Over 1,000 NIF supporters around the world responded to the prime minister’s bullying by making special contributions to NIF. It was a moment of true partnership between Israelis of all backgrounds and diaspora Jews, working together for equality, fairness, and Israeli democracy.

Opposing Cultural Censorship NIF supported a coalition of artists and activists advocating against a bill that would have allowed Minister of Culture and Sport Miri Regev to make funding for cultural institutions contingent upon “loyalty” to the State of Israel, effectively censoring cultural expression. Zazim– Community Action gathered over 8,000 signatures against the law. Thanks in part to these efforts, the vote on the bill was indefinitely postponed.

Saying No to Discrimination Following a petition submitted by the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, the Israel Land Administration fined Mishab Housing and Construction 30,000 shekels for discriminating against Arab homebuyers in the Galilee town of MaalotTarshisha. The firm offered significant discounts to prospective Jewish buyers, but repeatedly told Arab buyers that the special offers had ended.

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Bringing Down Racist Campaign Ads

Marching with Pride The police initially refused to issue a permit for the first-ever LGBTQ pride march in Kfar Saba this summer unless the organizers paid for security costs and placed a two-meter fence that would obscure the marchers from public view. The Association for Civil Rights in Israel sued, and the police backed down from their demands. NIF has helped LGBTQ activists overcome similar obstacles in Be’er Sheva and Jerusalem.

Combating Gender Discrimination NIF-funded women’s groups, led by the Israel Women’s Network (IWN), are fighting a new wave of exclusion in the army, which is attempting to integrate ultra-Orthodox recruits at the expense of women’s equality and access. In response, a telephone hotline run by the IWN has connected women facing discrimination with feminist organizations able to advocate on their behalf. IWN and their allies’ work has already prompted the IDF chief chaplain to announce that military rabbis who reject IDF policies facilitating women’s army service would be removed from their positions.


Securing Welfare Services

Ending a Ban on Women’s Voices

People with mental health disabilities will now have better access to welfare services. Previously, welfare offices would not consistently assist people with mental health disabilities, instead referring them to the mental health system and leaving them without access to welfare services, such as food aid. Following a petition submitted by the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, Bizchut: The Israel Human Rights Center for People with Disabilities, and the Sderot Municipality, the Ministry of Welfare overturned this policy.

The Jerusalem District Court fined the ultra-Orthodox Kol BaRama radio station one million shekels in damages for barring women from speaking on the air. The ruling followed a class action suit by NIF grantee Kolech: Religious Women’s Forum. The ruling established a key precedent allowing class action lawsuits in civil rights cases.

After the national-religious Jewish Home party put up campaign ads in Ramle that used racist imagery and warned of intermarriage between Jews and Arabs, NIF grantees spoke out. Sikkuy: The Association for the Advancement of Civic Equality and Tag Meir Forum condemned the racist campaign, and the Ramle municipality took down the ads.


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New Israel Fund Statement of

Financial Position As of December 31, 2018, consolidated with the Truth to Power Foundation, with summarized financial information for NIF for 2017. The Truth to Power Foundation is a wholly controlled supporting organization of the New Israel Fund established to honor the memory of Board member Bill Goldman, z�l.


2018 2017


Cash and cash equivalents Investments Pledges receivable, current portion, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $88,953


5,259,622 5,690,214 2,408,365

Accounts receivable



Prepaid expenses





Total current assets


Furniture and equipment Leasehold improvements Less accumulated depreciation and amortization

Net furniture, equipment and leasehold improvements











Pledges receivable, net of current portion



137,211 137,211

Total other assets

Total assets







Accounts payable and accrued liabilities



Grants payable



Annuity payable, current portion Deferred rent abatment, current portion

Total current liabilities








Provision for severance pay



Deferred rent abatement



Annuity payable

Total long-term liabilities

Total liabilities








Without Donor Restrictions:






Liabilities and Net Assets


5,393,288 3,673,000

Board designated







Total net assets without donor restrictions

With Donor Restrictions: Temporary Restricted Permanently restricted

Total net assets

Total liabilities and net assets







The 2018 statement of financial position of the New Israel Fund and Truth to Power Foundation, and related statements of activities and changes in net assets are drafted audited financial statements.

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New Israel Fund Statement of

Activities and Change in Net Assets

NIF’s Engagement, Education, and Leadership Programs in Israel and the

U.S. are major components of NIF’s mission,

As of December 31, 2018, consolidated with the Truth to Power Foundation, with summarized financial information for NIF for 2017. The Truth to Power Foundation is a wholly controlled supporting organization of the New Israel Fund established to honor the memory of Board member Bill Goldman, z”l.

Revenue Contributions—NIF Truth to Power Foundation




and include our social justice fellowships,

study tours, New Generations programming,

2018 TOTAL

2017 TOTAL

$26,473,961 $2,720,005

$255,800 $29,449,766



Donor-advised funds



Special events










Net assets released from donor restrictions

Total revenue

critical media campaigns, and press work. NIF’s support expenses are the infra-



education and awareness-raising events,






structure throughout the U.S. and in Israel

that help us raise funds and keep the lights on in our offices in Jerusalem, Haifa, Beer

Sheva, and cities across the United States. The pieces of this pie come together to

form a strong and sustainable network of

change-makers in Israel and communities of supporters around the world.










Other programs

5,476,390 — — 5,476,390 5,392,783

Truth to Power

Total program services






12% 17%



Management and General













Total supporting services

Total expenses

Change in net assets before other items

31,443,713 1,649,238

— —






Investment (loss) gain, net Transfer of assets

Total other items











Change in net assets






Net assets at beginning of year






Net assets ending balance









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Grants to Israeli Not-for-Profit Organizations Shatil Engagement, Education, and Leadership


n n

Management and General Fundraising


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Ted Greenwood

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Mordechai Bar-On

Avner de-Shalit

Richard Gunther

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Bettylu Saltzman

Irving Wallach

Ilan Baruch

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Hanoch Gutfreund

David Lipman

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Michael Walzer

Rabbi Sarah Bassin

Omri Dotan

Yisca Harani

Susan Liss

Gerard Sarnat

Ami Weinstein

Oz Benamram

Karin Dreiding

David Harel

Sara Litt

Lela Sarnat

Sharon Weintraub

Haim Ben-Shahar

Roger Dreyfus

Gilad Harish

Pierre Loeb

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Diane Jordan Wexler

Mindy Berman

Isser Dubinsky

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Jonathan Lopatin

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Terry Winograd

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Uzi Even

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Aviva S. Meyer

Lawrence Schwartz

Menahem Yaari

Shimon Biton

Sidra Ezrahi

Marvin Israelow

Sami Michael

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Dan Yakir

Dvora Blum

Susan Feit

Haim Izraeli

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Marcie Zelikow

Ephrim Boritz

Lois Frank

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Avraham Burg

Aviva Futorian

Emile Karafiol, z”l

Judd Ne’eman

Joan Shapiro

Paul Burger

Barry Gaberman

Judith Karp

Smadar Nehab

Peter Shapiro

Deborah Bussel

Lily Galili

Jane Katcher

Jacob Ner David

Aliza Shenhar

Sara L. Cannon

Linda Gallanter

Yadin Kaufman

Louis Newman

Ruth Sheshinski


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2018 Donors

Tikva Grassroots Empowerment Fund

Landau Family Foundation

Stephen Gunther & Linda Essakow

Melissa A. Berman & Richard Klotz

Jan Abby Liff

Mindy Berman & Andrew Sumberg

Stella & Charles Guttman Foundation

Judith & Michael Berman

The Longhill Charitable Foundation, Inc.

The Philip and Muriel Berman Foundation

Judith Gelman & Steven Salop

Walter & Elise Haas Fund

Diane & Norman Bernstein Foundation

Amy Mandel & Katina Rodis

Nancy Bernstein & Robert Schoen

Claude P.J. Ghez, M.D.

Hiatt Family

The Beverly Foundation

The Victor & Lorraine Honig Fund of the Common Counsel Foundation

Michael Bien & Jane Kahn (z”l)

The Purple Lady/ Barbara J. Meislin Fund

Peter Bokor & Jeannie Blaustein

Mitzvah Fund of New Mexico

Harvey Bock

Chaim Katzman Key Foundation Jim & Catherine Koshland Harry Kramer Memorial Fund

$100,000+ Anonymous (10) Kathryn Ames Foundation, Inc. The Bertha Foundation The Jacob & Hilda Blaustein Foundation The Nathan Cummings Foundation Dobkin Family Foundation Dorot Foundation

The Lee and Luis Lainer Family Foundation

Drs. Carol & Terry Winograd

The Lopatin Family Foundation

Carole & Saul Zabar

Caroline & Brian Lurie The Herbert McLaughlin Children’s Trust Lisa & Yaron MinskyPrimus Moriah Fund, Inc. Libby & Leo Nevas Family Foundation, Inc.

Paul & Joanne Egerman

New Israel Fund Australia Foundation

Lois & Richard England Family Foundation

New Israel Fund of Canada

The Everett Foundation

New Israel Fund Switzerland

The Fine & Greenwald Foundation Fohs Foundation Foundation For Middle East Peace Phyllis K. Friedman Sanford & Linda Gallanter Sally Gottesman Lisa & Joshua Greer Lois & Richard Gunther Mimi & Peter Haas Fund The Irving Harris Foundation

New Israel Fund United Kingdom

Zucker Foundation

$50,000– $99,999 Anonymous (10) The Louis & Anne Abrons Foundation Izhar Armony & Noamit Armony-Erel Beller Moses Family Foundation The Morton K. & Jane Blaustein Foundation The Moses Feldman Family Foundation

Leichtag Foundation Yaffa & Paul Maritz MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger Joseph & Harvey Meyerhoff Family Charitable Funds Leo Model Foundation, Inc. The Morningstar Foundation Bonnie Orlin The Horowitz Ratner Family Elaine Reuben Marietta & Andrew Romay Foundation Frederick Schaffer & Barbara Schatz Susan & James Snider

Debra F. Pell

The Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation

Sylvia Sabel & Joel Rubinstein

Franklin M. Fisher (z”l) & Ellen Paradise Fisher

Rose L. Shure & Sidney N. Shure Endowment Fund

FJC, a Foundation of Donor Advised Funds

$25,000– $49,999

Robert & Janine Frier

Anonymous (18)

The Alfred & Hanna Fromm Fund

Samuel I Adler Family Supporting Foundation

John & Marcia Goldman Foundation

Laszlo N. Tauber Family Foundation Bonnie & Marty Tenenbaum Agnes Varis Irrevocable Trust

William S. Goldman (z”l) & Serra Falk Goldman

Elaine Galinson & Herb Solomon

Jane Gottesman & Geoffrey Biddle

Social Venture Fund

Jon & Bobbe Bridge Martin Bunzl & Deborah Hertz The Bydale Foundation The Cannon Family Foundation Naomi & Nehemiah Cohen Foundation Eugene & Janet Lerner Family Foundation

National Council of Jewish Women OM Foundation Ltd Stacy & Keith Palagye Robert Pindyck & Nurit Eini-Pindyck The Elizabeth B. & Arthur E. Roswell Foundation The Samuels Foundation

Nehama Benmosche

Sally Weiskopf Bock Gesher Family Foundation Ossi & Paul Burger Beth Burnam Merle S. Cahn Foundation Cogan Family Foundation

Adam & Carol Geballe

Gimprich Family Foundation Joseph & Leelah Gitler Alice Goldman Reiter & Benjamin Reiter Frances E. Goldman Susan Sachs Goldman Robert & Doris Gordon Nadine Joseph & Neil Goteiner Mark & Janet Gottesman David & Rita Gottlieb Carol & Allen Gown

Dan & Alisa Doctoroff

Segal Family Foundation

Jonathan Cohen & Eleanor Friedman

Fischman Family (Steve, Nancy, Laura, Ben and Wendy)

Daniel & Sheila Segal

Marshall & Shirley Cohen

Joseph & Beth Green

Jacob & Helen Shaham

Yehudah B. Cohn

Thomas C. Green

Shepard Broad Foundation

Implementation Allies

Alexander Greenbaum

Ilana d’Ancona, z”l

Marc & Diane Greenwald

Ilana DeBare & Sam Schuchat

Brenda Gruss & Daniel Hirsch

Isabel P. Dunst

Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund

Frankel Family Foundation Gaia Fund Benjamin & Rachel Geballe Anne Germanacos Roger & Brenda Gibson Family Foundation

Sparkplug Foundation David P. Stone Topol Family Foundation, Inc. Otto & Marianne Wolman Foundation

Concepción & Irwin Federman Susan Feit & Eitan Stern

$10,000– $24,999

Alan & Betty Feldman

Anonymous (21)

Firedoll Foundation

John & Kathryn Greenberg

Walter & Alice Abrams Family Fund

Sandra F. Fisher

Marvin Israelow

Alpern Family Foundation

The Beverly and Joseph Glickman z”l Fund The Jacob and Malka Goldfarb Charitable Foundation

Joan & Irwin Jacobs Jewish Women’s Foundation of the Greater Palm Beaches

Ronald M. Ansin Mori & Doris Arkin

Daniel Kahneman

Madeleine & David Arnow

The Karev Foundation

Peter & Lucy Ascoli

Robert Arnow, z”l

Lizbeth & George Krupp

Peter J. Barrer

David M. Becker & Leslie C. Seeman

The Louis J. Kuriansky Foundation

Richard & Eileen Bazelon William & Debbie Becker

Sasha Feldstein Sybil Fields

Forrest & Miriam (z”l) Foss Carl & Blossom Fraiman Barbara Freedman Henry & Helen Freedman Sara Fried Avni Fund Mary & Stanley Friedman Thomas & Ann Friedman Jonna Gaberman & Bruce Wintman

Terry E. Grant

Peter J. Silverman & Janet Heettner Max and Sunny Howard Memorial Foundation Dr. Sherry Israel Dr. Morton & Merle Kane Emile Karafiol, z”l Kates Diamond Family Foundation Steven & Priscilla Kersten Eve Biskind Klothen & Kenneth Klothen Margaret Kohn Kenneth & Naomi Koltun-Fromm Judy and Peter Blum Kovler Foundation Barbara N. Kravitz

N I F 2 018 A N N UA L R E P O R T

NIF International Council Members Mira Awad and David Broza perform in New York with Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary at “Composing for Peace: A Concert for Social Change,” a night of hope, solidarity, and artistic defiance presented by NIF in partnership with Seeds of Peace and The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center.

Michael Young & Debra Raskin

Cornerstone Ondemand, Inc.

Nina & Brad Young

Michael & Rhoda Danziger

$5,000– $9,999 Anonymous (22) William & Susan Abrams Amcha For Tsedakah Noah & Tamara Arnow Irl Barg & Janet Walkow Nan Bases David Bassein

Thomas Rom

Karen Sloss

Amir A. Nechmad

Rosenzweig Coopersmith Foundation

Rabbi Samuel & Lynn Stahl

Annette Newman Philanthropic Fund

Jocelyn Ross & Ben Blumenfeld

Joelle Steefel

Marion Newman Philanthropic Fund

Rothman Family Foundation

Louis Newman & Rabbi Amy Eilberg

Samuel Rubin Foundation

Raquel H. Newman

The Robert Russell Memorial Foundation

Charles & Naomie Kremer

Y & S Nazarian Family Foundation

Linda & Frank Kurtz Gordon Lafer Sidney & Ruth Lapidus Evely Laser Shlensky Legacy Heritage Programming IV LLC The Lehman-Stamm Family Fund Michael D. Levin and Joanne Levin Foundation

Rabbi Suzanne & Andy Offit Opportunity Fund

Winter Cove Foundation

Kathleen Peratis

Raymond Lifchez

Bradford & Phyllis Perkins

David & Barbara Lipman Ted Live In memory of Malka Lubliner Lurie Family Foundation Walter S. Mander Foundation Marin/San Francisco Jewish Teen Foundation Marley Family Ilse Melamid Lisa Messinger Avery More & Jerralyn Smith Susan Morse-Lebow David Nachman & Amy Schulman

Melissa & Max Polaner Prior Family Foundation Laurayne Ratner Elsbeth Reisen & Mark Dyen Justin Pollack & Suzanne Reisman Lianna Levine Reisner & Elnatan Reisner Richman Family Foundation Ellen Rifkin David Roberts & Sue Fischlowitz Abby Rockefeller & Lee Halprin Anna C. & Murray Rockowitz Fund

William & Alice RussellShapiro Lela & Gerard Sarnat The Barn Road Foundation Stanley & Kay Schlozman Debra R. Schoenberg Leonard & Celia Schuchman Irving and Toby Schwartz Charitable Trust Shelley Levine & Larry Schwartz The Seiger Family DAF Charles & M. R. Shapiro Foundation, Inc. Ben & Norma Shapiro Peter Shapiro & Bryna Linett Joan Blum Shayne Alan Sieroty Michael Skloff

Jim & Debby Stein Sharpe Henry Steiner Arthur & Edith Stern Family Foundation Howard Stern Robert Stillman & Janet Surkin The Telos Group Inc. Bruce & Judith Tennebaum Karen Tucker & Jerry Avorn

Wendy Bear Sandra J. Berbeco David Berger Jessica Bernhardt & Theodore Goldstein The Wexler Beron Family Foundation Eric Berzon & Danielle Ruymaker BFK Foundation Melissa Blank Lois & Irving Blum Foundation

Edmund P. DeLaCour, Ph.D. Renee & Michael Dernburg Reuben & Rivka Dori Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps The Edward and Rose Dreyer Advised Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of MetroWest New Jersey

Paul Cahn

Emily & Frank Vogl

Dennis & Jane Carlton

Paul & Dorothy Wachter

Champaign-Urbana Jewish Federation

James & Marlene Henerson Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

The Hyman Levine Family Foundation: L’Dor V’Dor

Yoni & Talia Engelhart Fabrangen Tzedakah Collective Leroy & Edna Mae Fadem David & Judith Falk

Ziva Freiman Katz David Friedman & Paulette Meyer Rabbi Dayle Friedman & David Ferleger Betsy & Richard Gaberman

David Cohen & Ellen Goodman

Jack Z. Gilad & Douglas D. Hauer

Weisman Discretionary Trust

Ilene P. Cohen

Neta Golan

Amos & Ruth Wilnai Foundation

Jane S. Cohen Peter & Barbara Cohen

Victor J. Goldberg & Patricia A. Waldeck

World Institute for World Peace Foundation

Eric Hassall M.D.

Roberta Elliott Wantman

John Weinstein & Heidi Stewart

The Gal Foundation The Generations Fund

Compton Foundation

The Marvin Naiman & Margery Goldman Family Foundation

Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York

Abner & Roslyn Goldstine

Judy Colton

Diane Asseo Griliches

Harry Hutzler

The Chrysalis Fund

Drs. Steven & Sybil Wolin

Steven Greenberg & Avra Goldman

Marcy Eisenberg

Saul & Amy Scheuer Cohen Family Foundation

George S. Warburg

Jonas Grander

Marvin Hoffman & Rosellen Brown

Tom & Myrna (z”l) Frankel

Union Square Fund, Inc.

Hillel Goral

The Harriet and Tom Stern Advised Fund

Mikhal Bouganim

Uncle Mike Foundation

The Goodwin Foundation

Anita Hirsh, z”l

Lois Frank

Susan E. Bullowa

Good Earth Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of the East Bay

Peter Edelman

Ernest & Rita Bogen

Bradley Burston & Varda Spiegel

Dr. Bettyruth Walter

Joan Davidson & Neal Barsky

Robert & Ruth Goldston

Rabbi Richard J. Jacobs & Susan K. Freedman The Howard G. And Samita B. Jacobs Foundation Simon & Marie Jaglom Foundation, Inc. Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix The Jewish Pride Fund, a Giving Circle of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund Batya C. Kallus Leslie Kane & M. Manuel Fishman Kaplan Family Foundation Dennis & Barbara Kessler Sharon & Melvin Kessler


Linda G. Klein Charitable Lead Trust Sara & Jonathan Klein Stella & Leonard Kleinrock Miriam Klevan & Steven Meier Lauren Kogod & David Smiley Leslie S. Kogod Louis Krupp Jeanney Kutner Edward Labaton The Harry and Sadie Lasky Foundation Richard Lavenstein Hollis G. Lenderking Stephen O. Lesser The Renaissance Foundation, Irving Levin and Stephanie Fowler Joshua Levin & Debra Fried Levin Cynthia & Sanford Levinson James B. Lewis Benjamin Lichstein Matthew A. Lindenbaum Susan Liss & Rabbi Fred Reiner Sara & Andrew Litt Susan Lowenberg & Joyce Newstat Helen Lowenstein in memory of Louis Lowenstein Carlos D. Malamud Fain Malsky Charitable Foundation Steven J. & Barbara K. Mandel The Returning Wealth Philanthropic Fund Daniel & Lenore Mass

Paul L. Kester

Steven Matthews & Rebecca Stein

David M. Kies

Dr. Marcia Kramer Mayer

Susan L. & James D. Klau

Peter Melnick


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2018 Donors $5,000-$9,999

Dr. Norman Postone & Lisa Fruchtman

Beth Sieroty Meltzer

Lauren & Mitchell Presser


Zahavah Levine & Jeff Meyer Zammy Migdal Charles & Nola Miller Karen Miller Sam Scott Miller Judith Mishkin Moser Family Philanthropic Fund David Myers & Nomi Stolzenberg Morey & Sondra Myers Bette K. Myerson Natembea Foundation

Daniel C. & Lisa R. Price Maxine Rapoport Jeffrey Rappin & Penny Brown Marjorie & Stephen Richards

Vivian Ostrovsky Batsheva & Ronald Ostrow The Joseph Perlman Family Foundation Benette Phillips

Susan Romer & Donald Ungar

Anita Altman & Gil Kulick Arthur Applbaum & Sally Rubin Jeffrey & Arella Axelrod B&D Foundation

Gary B. Sokol

Donald L. Baker Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Southern Arizona

Bruce, Steven, Gerald & Diane Solomon Fund Aryeh & Betsy Stein Eugene & Marilyn Stein

Lisa Stone Pritzker

June & Marvin Rogul

Sheldon Alster

Rabbis Justus Baird & Julie Roth

Ornah Becker (z”l) & Marc Robbins Rachel & Richard Robbins

Liora Alschuler

Daniel Sokatch & Dana Reinhardt

Jerry V. Sternberg

Nathan Rome & Bonnie Alpert

Abigail Ostow & Arthur Telegen

Robert Snyder & Carol Green

Marcia Riklis

John & Kayla Niles

Don & Shari Ornstein

Donald & Goldie Silverman

Robert S. Rifkind

Shai & Judy Robkin

Omidyar Network Fund, Inc.

The Harry & Barbara Goldman Foundation

Howard N. Stern Philanthropic Fund of the United Jewish Federation

David Richman & Janet Perry

Eric Newman & Janice Gepner Fred & Gilda Nobel Foundation

Gay Sigel & Howard Epstein

Sandor & Faye Straus The Henry & Marilyn Taub Foundation Mark & Judith Taylor Janet Traub

Meredith & Andrew Ball Barry & Elizabeth Bar-El Baskin Family Foundation Harry & Lore Bauer Alvin Baum & Robert Holgate Barry & Elizabeth Bennett William Berley Hannah (z”l) & Ernst Biberstein

James Blume & Kathryn Frank

Alan Cohen & Robert Bank

Stanley & Roberta Bogen

Saul & Miriam Cohen

Sue & Benjamin Boley Robert L. Book Ronald & Linda Borkan Joseph L. Bower Richard & Barbara Braun Martin I. & Shirley B. Bresler Dina Brodsky Drs. Marc & Susan Brodsky Renee & Harold Brook Rabbi Gustav & Sheila Buchdahl Hon. Minna Buck Nehama & Jacob Burak Pamela Burdman Norman L. Cantor Richard Claman & Elizabeth Clark

Barbara Cohn Edith Simon Coliver Family Susie Coliver & Robert Herman Halley Crane Claudia Davidoff & Joseph Kahan Hadas & Doron Davidov

Sanford Weiner

Jennie Rothschild & Jonathan Lederer

Whizin Philanthropic Fund

Toby & Robert Rubin

Brenda A. Wolfson

David Salem & Laurie Aloisio

Stanley Wulf & Linda Press Wulf

Bettylu & Paul Saltzman

Gail Bates Yessne & Peter Yessne

Marc & Gail McClelland Fenton Samuel Fleischacker & Amy Reichert

Mark J. Heiman Herman Foundation

Richard & Phyllis Franco

Friedman Family Foundation

Steven Hochstadt & Stephen Sass

Robert Friedman

Dale & Stephen Hoffman

Daniel & Rosele Frishwasser

Horwitz Family Fund

Audrey & David Egger Charitable Fund at the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Mercer Alan & Shulamit Elsner Michelle & Glenn Engelmann Lisa Erdberg & Dennis Gibbons

Dr. Mushira Abu Dia, chairperson of Physicians for Human Rights–Israel, receives the Gallanter Prize for Emerging Israeli Social Justice Leaders at NIF’s Guardian of Democracy Dinner in San Francisco.

Eden Gallanter & Miki Habryn The Joseph & Anna Gartner Foundation Moshe Gavish

Pamela & Steve Hirsh

Martin Indyk Valerie & Thierry Jahan Juel M. Janis Elana Caplan Jassy & Andrew Jassy

David Glaser & Leslie Ann Elton

Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven

Marian & Arthur Glasgow

Carol M. Joseph

Alfred & Joan Goldberg

Jan Kallish

Judith F. Goldberg

Alan H. Kanner

Nathalie & Emanuel Goldberg Advised Fund of the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester

Miralie Fund

Bruce N. Goldberger & Esther Sperber

Sally B. Kaplan

Alexander G. Goldenberg

Ronald Poretz

Suzanne Schecter & Todd Ruback Rosel Schewel (z”l) & Senator Elliot Schewel

Anonymous (21)

Goulston & Storrs

Steve & Joanne Abel

Jeffrey & Beth Green

Dr. Jesse & Amy Peck Abraham

David & Rennie Greenfield

Almoney Fund

Ted & Dru Greenwood

Stefanie Seltzer

Michal & Jack Hillman

Jerilyn Gelt

$2,500– $4,999

Jill J. Prosky & James R. Posner, PosnerWallace Foundation

Juliane M. Heyman

Jewish Aid Worldwide: America, Israel and Beyond

Jeffrey Gaynes

Betty & Jack Schafer

Stephen & Patty Segal

Jeffrey Hessekiel

Oded & Nira Efrati

Steven J. Samuel

Frances R. Posel

Willard J. Hertz

Elizabeth Friedman Branoff & Steven Branoff

The Honorable Stuart & Lee Pollak

Lisa Portnoy

Herbert Harris

Carl (z”l) & Leonore Foorman

Ruth & Stephen Pollak

Marc B. Porter

Eliyahou & Britt Harari

The Florian Fund

Rabbi Sonia & Dr. Ned Saltzman

Diane & Michael Ziering

Daniel Handler & Lisa M. Brown

Rabbi Judith Edelstein & James Meier

Cecille Wasserman

Phyllis & David Rothman

Werner & Karen Gundersheimer

Michael D. Felsen

Mark Davidow

Marc Wallman Jean & Adolph Weil, Jr. Family Fund

Liz & Steve Gruber

Jerome & Nancy Falk

Charles Freiberg & Andrea Alfano

Mazal Foundation

Lyle & Gloria Rosenzweig

Lee & Esther Erman

Irle Goldman & Janet Yassen Lynda M. Goldstein Peter J. Gollon

Helen Kaplan Ross & Laura Kaplan Tal Kastner & Ivan Lehon Ezra Jack Keats Foundation Michael Keren Leona Kern Rabbi Emma KippleyOgman & Benj Kamm Robert & Joan Klivans Arieh Konigl & Alice Roston Susan & David Kraemer

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Maris & Jesse Krasnow Linda & Jake Kriger Pnina Lahav Serene Lazar Terry & Margaret Lenzner Irwin & Rachel Levin Rich & Kathleen Levin Robert & Bonita Levin Toby & Jerry Levine Bernard & Lory Levinger Bennett & Rebecca Lindenbaum

Rabbi Ephraim Pelcovits & Rachel Weber

Risa Shames & Neil Silverston

Joe & Brenda Pereles

David Sieradzki & Emily Novick

Arleen & Aaron Priest Dorothy L. Raizman Larry G. Raskin Adam Rattner Robert Rebitzer Sue Reinhold & Deborah Newbrun David Reisen & Ann Peck Reisen

Anthony Litwinko

Paul Resnick & Joan Karlin

Rabbi Andrea London & Daniel London

Paul Resnick & Caroline Richardson

Steve & Jeanne Marcus

Jennifer Richler & Noah Stoffman

Gayle & Jerry Marger Rabbi Rachel Mikva & Mark Rosenberg Dale S. Miller The Maurice & Gail Mordka Endowment Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Southern Arizona Morse Family Foundation Judy W. & Jay A. Nadel Nakash Family Foundation Barry Nalebuff & E. Helen Kauder Jack Needleman Ernest & Eva Miriam Newbrun

Dorothy Richman & Michael Steinman A.J. Robinson & Nicole Ellerine Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld LLP Rabbis Jennie & David Rosenn Linda A. Rosenthal Seymour & Sylvia Rothchild Family 2004 Charitable Foundation Dr. David & Mrs. Catharine D. Rush Jonathan L. & Barbara Ryder John & Lynn Sachs Laura Saunders

Jane Newman & Amy Lange

Nathan Savin & Susan Enzle

Sharee & Murray Newman

Debby Appel & Gene Schneyer

Samuel Norich & Deborah Ugoretz

David Schorr

Ilana Nossel & Jordan Kolar Christopher Noxon & Jenji Kohan Bill Padnos & Margy Kaye Julia Parzen & Daniel Johnson

Jolie Schwab & David Hodes Ellen & Sheldon Schwartz Ellen Semonoff Michelle R. Sender Charles S. Raizen Foundation

The Silver Tie Fund Jackie & Manny Silverman Susan Simon Itamar & Yael Simonson Steven Slutsky Naomi Sobel & Rabbi Becky Silverstein Aviam Soifer & Marlene Booth Peter & Lucia Sommers Jennifer Spitzer Adele H. Steinberg Hazel S. Stix Rabbi Ariel Stone & Dr. Joseph Thaler Donna & Tom Stone Strear Family Foundation Lisa Cannon Taylor & Chuck Taylor Temple Israel, Westport Inc. Gary & Evelyn Trachten Steven Tulkin & Sydney Kapchan

Max Yaffe

Mark & Judith Aronchick

Ruth R. Been

Leon J. Bijou

David Brodsky

Dror Zernik

Howard I. Aronson

Richard & Elaine Binder

Shifra Bronznick

Margot Lurie Zimmerman

Bennett Ashley & Ruth Weinreb

Rabbi Haim Dov & Lynn Beliak

Rabbi Barry Block

Dr. Herb & Ellen Brosbe

Robert & Edith Zinn

Eileen Auerbach & Lawrence Burgheimer

Gay Block/The Shlenker Block Philanthropic Fund

Rabbi Sharon Brous & David Light

Rabbi Bernard & Bailey Bloom

Alan Brout

Steven Zuckerman & Paula Gorlitz

$1,000– $2,499

Sylvia Weider-Amber Family Foundation

Maia Azubel

Cynthia & Theodore Berenson

Victor Daniel Azubel

Laura S. Brown, Ph.D.

Sonia S. Abrams Mara & Stephane Acel-Green Mark & Marcie Achler Rabbi Ruth Adar & Linda Burnett Susan Adelman & Claudio Llanos

Michael Sfard, renowned Israeli human rights lawyer, speaks about his book, The Wall and The Gate: Israel, Palestine, and the Legal battle for Human Rights, at the American University Washington College of Law. NIF sponsored his 2018 book tour.

James & Esthy Adler Rabbi Rachel Adler, Ph.D. Susan S. Adler

Ralph Alpert Maya Altman Am Kolel Jewish Renewal Community Beulah & Ezra Amsterdam Gary Angel & Sharman Spector-Angel

Carlos Bachrach

Mark Berger

Shirley Bob

Nancy S. Brown

Michael & Charlotte Baer

Robert L. Bergman, M.D.

Ellen Beth Bogolub

Katherine Browning

Samuel Bagenstos & Margo Schlanger

Norma & Rabbi Donald R. Berlin

Marcia Bogolub & Phil Kaplan

Maxine Brownstein

JoAnne Bander

Arthur Berliner & Marian Lever

Menucha Boomer

Joseph & Mia Buchwald Gelles

Veronica Sanchez (z”l) & Jeffrey Bornstein

Nancy Buck & James Sebenius

Rabbi Jill Borodin

Marcia Burnam

Howard M. Branz

Mark Burstein & David Calle

Judith Bank Simeon Bardin & Susan Denman Amir Livne Bar-On Sonya Barsha

John Antignas & Rabbi Susan Laemmle

Modestus Bauer Foundation

Alan Weiner & Nancy Maizels

Michael Appel & Ruth Kraut

Howell Baum & Madelyn Siegel

Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Weisberg

Ruby Apsler

Jonathan Beard & Rachel Theilheimer

The Winstead Charitable Foundation

Nina & Philip Blumenfeld

Howard M. Brown

Shoshana Abrams

Monique Weil

David Weisbrod & Margaret Simon

Lauren Blum

Steven & Valerie Abrahams

Joan Alpert

The Joseph & Felicia Weber Family Foundation

Judith A. Benstein, M.D.

Bradley Abelow & Carolyn Murray

Stanley Wachs & Lisa Moriyama

Leonard M. Wasserman

Gadi BenMark

Judith S. Ayal

Ruth & Henry Aaron

Sari K. Agatston

Mary Ann & David Wark

B. Richard & Mary Benioff

Anonymous (49)

Avi & Yael Urban

Michael & Judith Walzer


Walter & Diane Ariker Rabbi Melanie Aron & Professor Michael Dine William & Israela Aron

Jim & Diane Berliner Mark R. & Pamela Berman Judy & Ed Berne Jerry M. Bernhard Susan Berrin & Steve Zipperstein Congregation Beth El Tzedakah Hevra David & Rachel Biale

Suzanne & Howard Bearman

Peter Bickel & Nancy Bickel

Barbara Beck

Gloria & Mark Bieler

Dr. David & Mrs. Ellen Braun Sheila & Edward Braun Mayer & Sandra Brenner Naomi Brenner & Ari Berger David Bressler & Susan Adler-Bressler Martin M. Brod Lois P. Broder

Ann Buxbaum Burton & Shulamith Caine Ronald (z”l) & Libi Cape Carolyn Cavalier Rosenberg Rabbi Angela Buchdahl Davida Charney


N I F 2 018 A N N UA L R E P O R T

2018 Donors $1,000-$2,499 continued

Congregation Beth Am Josh Cooper

Ellen T. Charry

Robert N. Cooperman

Rabbi Kenneth Chasen & Allison Lee

Ellen Corenswet & John Morgan

The Chasin Family

Adele Corvin

Zehava Chen-Levy & Eyal Levy

Dana Corvin & Harris Weinberg

Bonnie & Mervin Cherrin

Betty & Stuart Cotton

Carol D. Chinn

Judith & Mel Croner

Harry W. Chotiner & Carolyn Patty Blum

Ronald & Joan Curhan

Joshua Chover

Diana Cutler

Michael J. Churgin

Richard Dale & Dorit Harverd

John Tamor Citron

Michelle Dardashti

Alan & Teri Cohen

Pamela David

Annebelle Cohen

Charles & Jonis Davis

Aryeh Cohen & Andrea Hodos

David Chodirker & Shira Deener

Rabbis Ayelet S. Cohen & Marc Margolius

Joel Deitz & Barbara Berko

Gale Mondry & Bruce Cohen

Jay & Phyllis Denbo

Drs. Harvey & Roberta Cohen Jonathan & Victoria Cohen Julie Shapiro & Shelly F. Cohen Stephanie Cohen Steven Cohen & Elsie Stern

Nancy Dickenson Suzanne & Robert Diller Ruth Donig-White & Robert White Daniel Drake Rabbi Ellen & Dr. James Dreyfus Joy & George Dryfoos Charitable Fund

Stuart Cohen & Susan Hartman

Ruth Ann & Jeffrey Dubb

Tamara Cohen & Gwynn Kessler

Jerry Dunietz & Laurie Minsk

Marcia Cohn Spiegel

Harriett M. Eckstein

Or Zarua Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of the East Bay

Susan & Lewis Edelheit

Roberta Cohn Adina Hoffman & Peter Cole

James Dubey

Michael & Ruth (z”l) Edidin Tom & Ellen Ehrlich Lotti N. Eichhorn

Jack Eiferman & Fern Fisher Ruth Eisenberg & Letitia Gomez

Nathan A. Fox Meryl Frank & Steven Gabel

Stanley Eisenberg

Diane & Charles L. Frankel

Jesse & Allison Eisenhardt

Martha Whitman & Larry Frankel

Al & Naomi Eisman

Noam Frankel & Laura Sova

Will & Ann Eisner Family Foundation, Inc. Rabbi David & Rabbi Jacqueline Koch Ellenson Barbara Ellison Rosenblit & Ish Rosenblit The Elovitz Family Jeremy Elster Clement & Caroline Erbmann

Barbara & Herb Franklin Dr. Morrie & Carol Fred Anne Freedman Mark Freeland & Sara Hsu Barry & Fradle Freidenreich Ernest Fried & Laura Barbanel

Deborah Falik

David Weil & Rachel Friedberg

Dr. David S. Fankushen

Benjamin M. Friedman

Lois & Irving Blum Foundation

Dale Friedman & Joan Bradus

Dror & Millet Feitelson

Diana Friedman

Rabbi & Mrs. Edward Feld

Elizabeth & Glen Friedman

James & Sara Feldman

Howard Friedman & Sherry Leibowitz

Jerome Feldman Harriet & Michael Finck Fine Sisters Fund Robert Fine & Nina Cortell Elaine & Melvin Finkelstein David Firestone Quentin & Gail Fisher Barry & Lee FisherRosenberg Harriet & Albert Fishlow David Fishman & Mindy Seidlin Leora Fishman Michael Flamm & Jennifer McNally Martin & Helen Tager Flusberg Deborah & Marc Fogel Eva Fogelman, Ph.D.

At the Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day ceremony in New York, NIF supporters gathered to sing, reflect, and renew our community’s call to end the conflict in a just and peaceful way.

K. Bruce Friedman

Barbara & Richard Garrett Anna Gatmon & Leon Segal

Debbie J. Goldman Karla A. Goldman Natalie & Stephen Goldman

Alice H. Henkin

Eric Geller

Judith N. Herr

Lane & Joanna Gerber

Debra E. Goldstein

Dorien Grunbaum

Avi & Rachel Gereboff

Helen Goldstein

Gay & Carl Grunfeld

Robert Gerwin & Ruth Assal

Jeffrey Goldstein

Boaz Gurdin & Jyoti Uppuluri

David and Lucille Gildin Foundation Penina & Myron (z”l) Glazer Marek Glezerman Arthur I. Glick

Susan Goldstein & Andy Kivel Lirona Kadosh & Ethan Goldstine Enoch Gordis, M.D. Matthew Gore

Bernard & Rochelle Goffe

Rabbi Judy Shanks & James Gracer

Wendy J. Frosh

Candice Gold

Mary L. Gray

Leo & Rhea Fay Fruhman Foundation

Avram & Carol Goldberg

Arthur & Kathy (z”l) Green

Barbara Gaffin & Douglas Cahn Elkan & S. Zelda Gamzu William Ganong & Marilyn Newman Elliot & Lily Gardner Feldman Diane Gardsbane Jared Garelick & Ellen Kramarow

Clifford Hendler & Deborah Neipris Hendler

Marc Gross & Susan Ochshorn

Gary & Joan Glickstein

Barry & Joan Gaberman

Ellen Grobman Judyth Groner

Stanley Friedman & Shira Scheindlin

Dr. Jonathan Fuchs & Dr. Larry Rand

Steven & Bonnie Heller

Phyllis Teicher Goldman & Alvin Goldman

Nancy L. Gefen

Mel Gottlieb & Annette Gottlieb

Rabbi Stacy & Frank Friedman

Rabbi Suzanne Griffel & Dr. Saul Weiner

Harold Goldberg & Alisa Israel Goldberg Lee Jason Goldberg Nancy Goldberg Richard L. Goldberg Steven Goldberg & Sandee Blechman Steven Goldberg Theodore & Carol Goldberg Harry Goldin & Jane Kaplan Amy Goldman & Joel Brill

Barry Green & Jennifer Altshuler

The Louis and Beth Guttman Philanthropic Fund Peter & Ginnie Haas Peter & Lee Haas Frederic Haber & Jill Jacobs Philip & Judith Hahn Mr. & Mrs. Jerry M. Hamovit Joel Handelman & Sarah Wolff Vida & Jeff Harband Helen Harkaspi

Jerry & Pamela Green

Anat Harlap

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Earl Harris Fifteen Year Charitable Lead Annuity Trust

Sherri Greenbach & David Goldstein Arthur N. Greenberg Peter Greenberg Linda & Richard Greene Liz Greenstein Robert Greenstein Win & Jerry Greenwald

Frederick Hertz Sandra D. Hess Howard Hiatt Donald Hindley Inge S. Hoffmann Rabbi Lauren & Ari Holtzblatt Howard Horowitz & Alisse Waterston Jill Horowitz & Jonathan Kaufman Sylvia Horwitz & Dov Weitman Joanne Hovis & Andrew Afflerbach Arthur Hurwitz HWS Enterprises Trust Toby R. Hyman Eran Ilan Martin H Tannenbaum & Alex Ingersoll Mark & Susan Irvings

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Peter & Sheri Harris

Haim Izraeli

Robert & Carol Hausman

Rabbi Howard Jaffe

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Robert & Ellen Jasper

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Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia

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The Jewish Federation of Nashville & Middle Tennessee Daniel & Katherine Kaberon Rabbi Douglas Kahn & Mrs. Ellen Kahn

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Ellen Livingston & Jason Brown

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John F. Levy

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Jane & Ron Lerner

Joan B. Loeb

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Eugene M. Lang Foundation

Michael Lerner

Joseph F. Levy & MaryEllen Stewart

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Samuel & Marilyn Krimm

Suzanne & David Larsen

Marvin & Gerry Kraus

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Eric Koenig

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Byron & Madalene Kesner

Tamar & Jeremy Kaim Doniger

Ellen & Jack Kessler

Susan G. Krinsky

Elizabeth & Scott Lassar

Professor Steven & Rabbi Marion Lev-Cohen

Harry & Doraline (z”l) Kesten

Kenneth Krug & Andrea Scharf

Gary & Laura Lauder

David & Cathy Levenson

Anne Kiehl Friedman

William Kunin and Helen Lewis

Stuart Laurence

Jill & Aaron Levin

Stacy Lawson & Steven Sarkowsky

Evelyn Levin

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Rabbi Jason & Devora Kimelman-Block Faye Kimerling Stephen & Susan Kippur Stefi Kirschner & Gilbert Schneider Adina Sue Kleiman Idit Klein & Jordan Namerow Rabbi Jason Klein Jonathan Klein & Amy Schottenfels Karen Wilk Klein

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Aliza J. Kaplan

Sara R. Klein

Daniel Kaplan & Kay Richman

Stephen Klein

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Arnold & Victoria Kupetz David & Lucy KurtzerEllenbogen Rabbi Lawrence & Karen Kushner Jed Kwartler & Carol Barash Patrick Lacefield & Dinah Leventhal

William E. Leavitt

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Allen Leboff

Rachel Levin

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Edward P. Levine

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Norman Lefstein

Leslie & Marsha Levine

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The Leiter Family Foundation

Susanne & Bruce Landau Betsy Miller Landis

Libby Lenkinski & Isak Devries

Judith Levitan Arielle Levites & Craig Cohen David Levy & Ellen Cutler Frederic M. Levy Herbert L. Levy

Naomi & Azriel Levy Bruce & Claudia Voss Lewenstein David C. Lewis, M.D. Rabbi Sheldon & Lorri Lewis Rabbi Steven Lewis Rabbi Noa Kushner & Rabbi Michael Lezak Lee Lichter Eliezer Lifshitz Marc Lipsitch & Meira Levinson Channing T. Lipson, M.D. Steven & Judith Lipson Alan & Sharon Lipworth Paula & Barry Litt, Joseph & Jacqueline Kirshbaum Memorial Fund of the Liberty Hill Foundation Stuart Litwin & Laura Baskes Litwin

Rabbi Lori Koffman Janet L. Kolodner

The opening night of “Lighting the Way” in Boston, a photo exhibit showcasing powerful moments from NIF grantee Tag Meir’s activism against hate crimes. The exhibit was the work of Global Activism Fellow Sophie Hearne.

Aryeh & Leah Meir

Richard & Helen Lynn Phil & Carol Lyons Gregory & Jennifer Lyss Bernard Lytton, M.D. Dagny Maidman & Molly Wood Michael & Anita Malina Michelle Malis Gerald & Madeline Malovany Charles & Rachel Manekin Judy Mann Michael & Maxine Mantell Mara Berman & Michael Maze

Diamondston Foundation Laura & David Margolis Judith & Michael Margulies

Patricia Konstam

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Emily M. Koplik

Paulina K. Marks

D’vorah I. Kost

Sara J. Marks

Nathan & Mary Lynn Kotz

Melanie Mason

Kehilat Chaverim

Jill Kowal

Tracey Keij-Denton & Eelco Keij

Daniel Kramer & Judith Mogul

Rabbi J. Rolando Matalon & Talia Hatzor

Richard Kazis & Jill Medvedow

Diane & Ray McPhail

Rabbi Michael J. Luckens

Elizabeth L. Marks & Paul A. Taylor

Sidney & Helen Katz

Mazur Family Foundation

Arlene Alpert & Dr. David Mehlman

Ashira Konigsburg & Tim Bernard

Marisa Katz & David Scanavino

Daniel & Karen Mayers

Inbar Telem & Martin Lowenstein

Yehoshua Kolodny

Richard Kass & Elaine Soffer

Willy & Susan Mautner

Emily & Bernard Mehlman Family Fund

Adele & Sidney Margulies

Joshua Karlin-Resnick

Daniel & Noémi P. Mattis

Roger M. Low

Marvin Marcus

Daniel & Lisa Klerman

Persis Knobbe

Matthew Louchheim

Roy Marantz & Rochelle Henner

Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum & Randi Weingarten Jonathan Kligler & Ellen Jahoda

Gerald & Selma Lotenberg


Ofer Matan

Joseph A. Meis Kenneth & Vera Meislin Eli Menaker Alan C. Mendelson Gerald & Sherry Merfish Kobi Metzer Ken Meyer & Kathy Reich Nancy Meyer & Marc Weiss Gail S. Meyers & Andy Hall Philip Meyers Israela & Rabbi Michael Meyerstein Joy Midman Ariela Migdal Paul R. Milgrom & Eva Meyersson Milgrom Rabbi Shira Milgrom & Prof. David Elcott I. William & Diane Millen Gerri & Larry (z”l) Miller Joseph Miller & Susan Wise Miller Marla Miller & David Kremer Mor Miller Shirley G. Miller Shirlyn Miller Andrea Miller-Keller William Mindlin Ruth Minka Glenda & David Minkin Rabbi Joshua & Betsy Minkin


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2018 Donors

Naomi Prusky & Rabbi David Levin

Ivan & Corinne Rosenberg

Ruth Anna Putnam

Ari Rosenblatt

Orlee Rabin & David Shlachter

Ann Rosewater

$1,000-$2,499 continued

Elizabeth Waksman & Darren Orbach

Maryann Rabovsky & Daniel Rabovsky

Leora Mirvish

Eric & Kathleen Orlin

Jonathan I. Mishkin Robert & Dale Mnookin

Elissa & William Oshinsky

Burckhard Mohr

Jeremiah & Alicia Ostriker

Elaine & Ronald Morris

Bruce & Nicole Paisner

James Morris & Robin Appel

Joel Palefsky

Rabbis Steven & Susie Moskowitz Kenneth & Anne Moss

Curt & Susan Parnes Richard & Martha Pastcan

Ellen & Michael Mundell

David Paul & Katherine Schultz

Alfred Munzer & Joel Wind

Marilyn Paul & David Stroh

Ronit Muszkatblit & Yonatan Israel

Allan & Jane Paulson

N. James & Ellen Myerberg

Janet Penn

Bart Myers Judy Ravin Dalia & Lance Nagel Marcia & Aaron Naveh Kenneth & Janice Neiman Nelco Foundation Inc. David Nerenberg & Elyse Wechterman Carol & Saul Nesselroth Jan Neuenschwander Myra & Bruce Newman David & Marcia Nimmer Nimrod Novik Mark & Laura Nussbaum Solomon Bernard Nussbaum & Nancy Kuhn Rabbi Janet I. Offel & Michael R. Nebenzahl Manuel Olswang The Vivian & Paul Olum Foundation

Wendy Peikes Felice & Daniel Perlmutter Joel Perwin Laurence & Caren Peters Geoffrey P. Picket Penny Pincus G2 Insurance Services Judith Plaskow & Martha Ackelsberg Rebecca Plaut Mautner Allan B. Pleaner Mark & Eileen Polasky Lana Pollack Susan Pollack & Mark Sullivan

Paula J. Rackoff Ariella & Michael Radwin Harold K. Raisler Foundation Michael & Debra Rand Samantha Raniere & Brian Kearney Jack Rapaport, z”l Don Raphael & Gail Green Paula Rayman & Richard Herman

Carl Roth Bob Roth Charitable Fund Edward Rothfarb Gregory Rothman Steven Rothman & Kathleen Tierney Dan Rothstein & Ana Karchmer Merrill & Laura Rotter Nathalie Rubens & Saul Goodman Robert J. Rubenstein Anna Rubin Jane Rubin

Jerry & Elaine Schneider Paul M. Schneider

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Andrew Rehfeld

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David Schulman

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Michael & Lynn Reichgott Eli & Adina Reshotko Catherine Ribnick Drs. Barak & Laura Richman

Adene Sacks & Joseph Hellerstein Laura & Marc Salganik Michael & Julie Salinger

Elizabeth & Hershel Richman

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Joseph & Naomi Skop Richter

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Victoria Riskin & David W. Rintels

Alfred & Marta Samulon

Steven M. Riskin & Claudine Isaacs Arthur & Judy Robbins Jeffrey Robinson & Carol Stockton Bruce A. Rosen

Victor & Annette Sandler Claire Satlof & Jeffrey Bedrick The Sheree Savar Philanthropic Fund Louis & Barbara Savrin

Jay L. Rosen

Steven & Bonni Schiff

Michal Lewin-Epstein & Adam Pollock

Professor Robert E. Rosen

Marilyn Schiffer

Ellen Posel

Judith Rosenbaum & Or Rose

The Isaac & Leah M. Potts Foundation, Inc.

Geraldine C. Schneeberg

Arthur Rubinstein

Harold L. Rosen

Sharri S. Posen

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Alan & Nancy Raznick

Judith & Richard Schachter

The Jean & Henry Pollak Division of the Lucile & Maurice Pollak Fund

NIF board member Amal Elsana Alh’jooj speaks to NIF supporters at Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles at the Elissa Froman Memorial Lecture, an annual event presented in partnership with several rabbinical schools.

Diane Rosenberg

Mark & Isabel Schiffer

The Schreck Family Foundation Dee Dee Schurman

Harry Schwartz Jonathan & Oriyan Schwartz Schwartzberg Family Foundation Rabbi Sid Schwarz & Sandy Perlstein Mark Seal & Margo Bloom Lynn & Paul Sedway Beth Ann L. Segal Emily Segal & Andrew Ellis Joshua Segal & Jennifer Geetter Richard & Betty Seid Lawrence P. Seidman Joel & Beverly Seligson Arthur Selkowitz

Mary Beth Schiffman & David Tochen

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Peter Siegel & Hope Stevens

Dorit Shahar & Paul Friedberg

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Jonathan Silberman & Debra Fields

Dan Shalev & Amanda Geller

Janice & Donald Silverman

The Shapiro Foundation

Aviva Panush & Mitch Silverman

Gary & Dana Shapiro Joan & James Shapiro Foundation Greg Sharenow & Julie Gersten

Jan Silverstein Sandra Simon Daniel & Maxine Singer

Leonard & Lois Sharzer

Rabbis Jonathan & Beth Singer

Corey & Amichai Shdaimah

Julie Sissman & Phil Richter

Rochelle E. & Jesse Shereff

Darius Sivin & Heather Hurlburt

Sarah R. Sheridan P.A.

Rabbi Jonathan Slater & Barbara Schecter

Steven Sheriff & Michele Alperin Reuben & Leona Shevitz Audrey Shiffman & Peter Langmaid Charles Shimooka Elaine R. Shizgal Cohen Hannah P. Shostack Susan & Y. Judd Shoval Ariella Sidelsky & Dr. Roy Alcalay Karina A. Litvack

Michael & Kathleen (z”l) Slater Steven & Melissa Sloan Valerie & Mitchell (z”l) Slotnick Thomas Smerling & Reena Bernards Thomas & Laurie Smith Robert Socolow Eugene Sofer & Judith Bartnoff Rabbi Felicia L. Sol

Sharmon Sollitto & Michael Lederman Bruce Solomon & Susan Swartz Arleen Sorkin Nancy Spanovich Helen & Thomas Spiro Spiro-Weinberger Fund Arthur Spitzer & Elisabeth K. Boas Miriam R. Stampfer Robert & Andrea Stanger Gary Stein Harold & Vera Stein Deirdre Steinberg & David Newman Judith Z. Steinberg Anita Steiner David Steinhardt & Tobi Richman-Steinhardt Jules Steinmintz & Anne Salsbury Claude & Andrea Stern Judge Edward Stern & Judge Maxine Chesney Jane R. Stern Ruth Waddell & Eric Stockel Walter I. Strauss Rabbi Shira Stutman & Russell Shaw Joe Sultan & Sandy Chilewich

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Michael & Bryna Sweedler Eran Tadmor Sheila & Steven (z”l) Taube Dr. Ingrid D. Tauber & Frank Taforo Dr. Anna Newman Taylor Rayla G. Temin, in memory of Howard M. Temin Clergy of Temple Beth Sholom of Miami Beach Temple Beth Tefilah Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills William Terry, M.D. & Honora Kaplan Gregory & Rachel Tertes David & Betsy Teutsch Susan Thal Matthew & Jean (z”l) Thomases

Milton and Miriam Waldbaum Family Foundation Robert Waldinger & Jennifer Stone Andrea & Arthur Waldstein The Sarah Wall Memorial Trust

Carol & Brad White Jessica & Efraim Wichmann Harold Widom Louise W. Wiener Noam Wiener & Laura Appleby

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Jacqueline Williams The David A. & Shoshana Wingate Foundation

ERJ Fund of the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven Kevin & Susan Weidenbaum Penny Kirsch Wein & Bruce J. Wein

Grace W. Wolf Susan & Robert Wolfe Fredric Woocher & Wendy Dozoretz Carl Woolf Wovsaniker Family Fund

Sheila Weinberg & Maynard Seider

Rudolph & Sara Wyner Prize Fund at the Boston Foundation, established by their children, Elizabeth Wyner Mark and Justin L. Wyner

Andrew & Debra Weiner

Allan & Ray Ellen Yarkin

Toni K. Weingarten

Linda Yenkin

Judith Tuller

Janice & Lanford Weingrod

Josephus Youngerman & Ronnie Scharfman

Andrea Turner

Alice E. Weinstein

Norma & Arnold Zack

David & Bonita Turner

The Odyssey Fund

Mitchell Udell

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Benjamin & Denise Zalman

Dr. Jonathan W. Uhr

Elaine Weiss & Julian Krolik

Walter (z”l) & Anne Tick Paul Tischler Marjorie B. Tiven Udi Toledano Aaron & Ziva Tomares Diane Troderman

Richard & Gail Ullman Charitable Gift Fund Michael & Marion Usher Stephanie A. Vendig D. Jean Veta & Mary Ann Dutton Michael & Serene Victor Milton & Judith Viorst

Jenna Weinberg & Jake Prosnit Jonathan T. Weinberg

Jed Ariel Weiss & Ilana Braun Weiss Stephen & Rita Weisskoff Rabbi Lisa Grant & William Weitzer The Winsberg Morse Family Charitable Fund

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Richard & Beatrice Wernick

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Partner with Us NIF can work with you to tailor your giving to your philanthropic interests. Whether it is an unrestricted gift for NIF, a gift underwriting an area of work or a project, or a donor-advised gift to a specific organization, a donation to NIF is a powerful way to express your commitment to building a better Israel.

Mail your contribution to: New Israel Fund, P.O. Box 177, Lewiston, ME 04243-0177

Legacy Giving The following individuals have generously provided

NIF Legacy Society

Ellen & Ellis (z”l) Harris

Patricia A. Miller

Hanna Schepps

Legacy gifts committed by generous NIF donors.

Ruth Harrison

Shirley G. Miller

Sheldon Hearst

Anonymous (21)

Isabel P. Dunst

Dr. Gabor T. Herman

Theodore & Marylyn Miller

Senator Elliot Schewel & Rosel Schewel (z”l)

Ralph Alpert

Marcy Eisenberg

Eric R. Alterman

Eddie & Rachel Eitches

Judith & Robert Appelbaum Peter & Lucy Ascoli Diane & Jean-Loup Baer Judith Bank Wendy Bear

for the future of the New

Phillip L. Bereano

Israel Fund by naming

Howard & Dorothy Berger

NIF the beneficiary of a will, life insurance policy, retirement plan or by establishing a charitable gift annuity or trust.

Joan I. Berger David W. Berkowitz Adam M. Birnbaum Deborah Blank Dr. Ellen Borenfreund, Ph.D. (z”l)

Barbara & William (z”l) Fairman Sybil A. Fields Mark & Lucy Rose Fischer

Suzanne R. Hirsch Lotte Hoffman Donald & Mary Ann Horenstein Judith S. Hozore Martin H Tannenbaum & Alex Ingersoll Linda J. Kacser

Sylvia Fischer

Karen Kalish

Glenn R. Fleischman

Jan Kallish

Carl (z”l) & Leonore Foorman

Michael L. Kaplan

Gail Foorman

Yahara Katzeff

Anne P. Mintz Harriet Mouchly-Weiss & Charles Weiss

Mark Shleisner & Vivien Hoexter


Mildred A. Schwartz

Dori & Franz Altschuler

Harold Shames

Annette & Ephraim Baran

Leila Mustachi

Joanne Shapiro

Adrienne S. Baranowitz

Jamie Natelson

Laura S. Smith

Joshua Boneh

Iris Newman

David & Lea Soifer

Barbara F. Cole

Louis Newman & Rabbi Amy Eilberg

Ellen Soren Beda

Amnon & Mary Goldworth

Jennifer Spitzer

Earl Harris

Hilde Staniulis

Shirley & Irving Leos

Anita Steiner

Kris Martin

Harold & Shirley Strom

David Oliensis

Ben Murane & Naomi Kramer

Barry Nobel Henry Olshin Rachel Oriel Berg, Ph.D.

John A. Franken

Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum

Henry N. Friedel

Robin Kosberg

Dr. Richard & Martha Pastcan

Sonia P. Fuentes

Linda & Frank Kurtz

Allan & Jane Paulson

Jeffrey Gaynes

Alyse Laemmle

Doris Pfeffer

Steve Teichner

Rose L. Shure & Sidney N. Shure

Bruce Temkin

Merle Stern

Sandy (z”l) & Bob Temkin

Dorothy M. & Arthur H. Stone Elizabeth W. Vorenberg

Gerald Gerash

William E. Leavitt

Benette Phillips

Leonore B. Gerstein

Allen Leboff

Stuart & Lee Pollak

Steven Tulkin & Sydney Kapchan

Martin & Geraldine Brownstein

Ghita D. Ginberg

Ruth Lederman

Dan M. Pulcrano

Judith Tuller

Joshua N. Goldberg

Gary Libman & Gail Tapley-Libman

A. David & Esther Redding

Barbara A. Turner

Martin Lowenstein & Inbar Telem

Leon Reinharth

Natalie Caplin Claudia I. Chaves Robert E. Cohen

Zelia K. Goldberg Frances E. Goldman Majory Goldman

Mary I. Coombs

Serra Falk Goldman & William (z”l) Goldman

Melissa E. Crow

Peter J. Gollon

Shulamit Decktor

Lois & Richard Gunther

Beverly A. Diamond Alan Dowty Douglas E. Duckett

Helen Mayer Hacker Gerald & Carol (z”l) Halpern Daniel Harris & Jane Buttars

Ruth B. Lurie Mitra Makbuleh, Ph.D. Judy Mann Roberta & Bernard (z”l) Marcus Gayle & Jerry Marger Daniel & Noémi P. Mattis Linda B. Miller

In 2018, NIF received bequests from the following generous donors, may their memories be a blessing.

Debra R. Schoenberg

Laura S. Brown, Ph.D.

Norman L. Cantor

In Memoriam

Sue Reinhold Irwin J. Robinson Marcus M. Rosenblum Molly Rosenthal Lori Roth Gale Anita Rotman Jane Rubin David M. Saperstein Lela & Gerard Sarnat

Paul & Dorothy Wachter Bettyruth Walter, Ph.D. Benjamin Ward Raymond L. Weisberg, M.D. Stephen S. Winter Jacques & Laura Zakin Margot & Paul Zimmerman Janet Zobel

Endowment Funds NIF is grateful to many individuals and foundations for establishing endowments, family endowments, memorial funds, and field-of-interest funds. These funds honor or memorialize individuals whose lives and values are reflected in the work of the New Israel Fund. Tzippora and Moshe Ayalon Memorial Fund Rosalyn Amdur Baker Endowment Fund Edith S. Coliver Human Rights Fund Gerald Cromer Paths of Peace Fund Mitchell and Esther Fisher Law Fellowship Gallanter Family Philanthropic Fund Rita and Herbert Z. Gold Fund A. Hiatt Fund Richard Israel Social Justice Fellowship Fund Toby and Nathan Jelinski Fund Kahal Foundation Special Fund Karsten Family Philanthropic Fund Naomi Kies Endowment Fund Clara Spitzer Lauder (Tanaka) Fund Miriam Fligelman Levy Cross-Cultural Prize Linda B. Miller Endowment Fund

Raquel Newman Fund for Professional Development Josephine Bay Paul Endowment for the Center for Law and the Child The Pomegranate B Fund

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the founding of the New Israel Fund, in 2019 we are launching a special Legacy Giving Campaign with the goal of raising $40 million. These funds will empower NIF to pursue its mission of strengthening democracy and equality in Israel by building up NIF’s endowment, thereby providing greater financial stability over the long term. We hope you will join us.

Esther Leah Ritz Endowment

Founders Circle Founders Circle members made early, significant commitments to NIF’s 40th Anniversary Legacy Giving Campaign. Anonymous (5)

Judy & Sheldon Greene

Debra F. Pell

Alvin Baum

Lois & Richard Gunther

Kathleen Peratis

Rose L. Shure and Sidney N. Shure Endowment Fund

Michael Bien & Jane Kahn (z”l)

Sabina Harris (z”l)

June A. Rogul

Hadass Kaufmann

Françoise Rothman (z”l)

Wendy WeikerGordon Memorial Fund

Susie Coliver

Murray Koppelman

Sylvia Sabel & Joel Rubinstein

Marianne Wolman Family Endowment Fund Rudolph and Sarah Wyner Fund Yaffa London Yaari Scholarship Fund

a different way to support the growth of democracy and social justice in Israel. The 40th Anniversary Legacy Giving Campaign is the way to ensure Israel the country we need it to be.”

Elizabeth Seelig Fund

Josephine Weiner Fund for Social Justice

years ago in the hope of giving birth to

NIF will continue working to make

Radov Family Philanthropic Fund Hirsch and Braine Raskin Endowment for Youth and Education

“NIF was our first child —conceived 40

Sandra Coliver Ilana d’Ancona (z”l) Drs. Isser Dubinsky & Antoinette Wertman Roberta Elliott Gidion Eshet Sybil and Rabbi Harvey (z”l) Fields Eleanor Friedman & Jonathan Cohen Sanford & Linda Gallanter Joan Garson & David Baskin

Hannah L. Kranzberg Joan A. Kuriansky Dr. Barbara and Sy (z”l) Landau Rachel & Dr. Alon Liel Jan Abby Liff

Talia Sasson Daniel & Sheila Segal The Rose L. Shure & Sidney N. Shure Endowment Fund

Ted Live

Daniel Sokatch & Dana Reinhardt

Caroline & Rabbi Brian Lurie

Kayla M. Weiner, Ph.D.

The Purple Lady/ Barbara J. Meislin Fund

Ruth Wolf (z”l)

David Myers & Nomi Stolzenberg Raquel H. Newman

Sharon Weintraub Peter Yessne & Gail Bates Yessne

Ellie Friedman & Jonathan Cohen, NIF Founders

Your legacy starts now. For questions, further information, or to let us know that you have included NIF in your estate plans, please contact Becky Buckwald, Director of Planned Giving, at or 415.543.5055. Or visit

The New Israel Fund The New Israel Fund (NIF) protects and advances liberal democracy in Israel. 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 $300 million to more than 900 cutting-edge organizations since our inception.

Shatil Shatil is the New Israel Fund’s 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 non-profit management. Today, NIF/Shatil is a leading advocate for democratic values, builds coalitions, empowers activists, and often takes the initiative in setting the public agenda.

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