New Israel Fund 2019 Annual Report

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Friends, The work of the New Israel Fund has always been guided by our shared values — democracy, equality, and social justice. But during a time of political instability in Israel and a global pandemic, I’ve been reminded, again and again, what NIF is really all about. At its core, our work has always been about one thing more than any other: the people who make up this community of activists, advocates, and allies. To me, the

last year and a half has served as a shining example of the power of this community, as we have reached out to one another, built diverse, inclusive movements, and risen to meet the challenges of the day. Whether defending democracy in the shadow of the coronavirus outbreak or opposing plans to annex parts of West Bank, the New Israel Fund community will always stand strong for our values. That’s the kind work that you will read about in this Annual Report.


Thanks to your steadfast support, NIF is an organization that responds effectively when


the unpredictable happens and crises emerge.


Your donation in 2019 enabled NIF to respond effectively in 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic swept the world, and we used our collective resources, expertise, and relationships to defend our values. We designed a Crisis Action Plan

The heart and soul of the New Israel Fund is our people. At a time when we’ve been

to help Israelis make it through this crisis while

physically distanced from one another, I’ve found

protecting democracy, keeping civil society

it comforting and inspiring to see the faces of the

strong, and working to ensure that all people —

people that make our work possible — our board

including the most marginalized — get the care,

members, volunteer leaders, supporters, grantees,

support, and resources they need to get well

and staff members. While video calls and Annual

and stay safe and healthy.

Reports are no substitute for the real thing, I think you will be inspired to meet some of them, too.

2019 was a year of unprecedented political turmoil and instability in Israel. Over the

I’m so grateful to be part



course of just 12 months, Israel held three

of the NIF community with

national elections.

you. Especially over the

But beyond the Knesset, in civil society, it was a year of courage and creativity. We supported Israelis who care

desperately about their country as they worked

last few months, I’ve been inspired by your generosity, commitment, and kindness. These are truly challenging times, but I know that, together, we will continue to advance the sacred work of building a better Israel and a better world.

together to bridge divides and build powerful

As always, thank you for your partnership.

long-term movements for social justice,


powered by Jewish-Arab partnership.

Daniel Sokatch, NIF CEO



COVID-19 During the COVID-19 pandemic,

NIF has marshalled resources to help

the communities hit hardest, including

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asylum seekers and Arab citizens.

Crisis Action Plan As COVID-19 spread around the world, it revealed inequalities and vulnerabilities in all of the societies it affected, including in Israel. NIF’s task during this public health emergency has been to see the big picture and line up all of the resources we can in order to help all Israelis make it through this crisis. We created a Crisis Action Plan with three strategies to help ensure that Israel weathers this storm and emerges a more just, democratic, and equal society:


Protecting the most marginalized and vulnerable communities


Defending civil liberties and democracy


Maintaining a strong and vibrant civil society

Protecting the Most Marginalized and Vulnerable Communities During a public health crisis, those who are affected disproportionately — the most vulnerable and marginalized communities— need special attention and care. But those who need help the most do not always get it, whether for lack of access to basic health services or because the government leaves them out of policies for economic recovery. That’s why NIF grantees have been working to protect the people struggling the most by making sure everyone in Israel can access everything they need to get well, stay healthy, and provide for themselves and their families. NIF’s work to protect the most vulnerable during the COVID-19 crisis falls into three categories: Ensuring equal access to healthcare and other basic needs. Access to healthcare is a basic right that should be afforded to all. Through its “open clinic,” NIF grantee Physicians for Human Rights Israel has been providing healthcare to vulnerable communities like African asylum seekers and

Bedouin citizens. These groups of people face barriers to accessing Israel’s healthcare system, whether because of their legal status or the lack of infrastructure in their communities. Providing access to coronavirus-related information to help flatten the curve. During a pandemic, all people should be able to find clear information in the language they speak so that they can protect themselves and their families. NIF grantees Physicians for Human Rights Israel and Adalah: The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights advocated for government websites to share accurate and timely public health information in Arabic, Amharic, and other languages, rather than only in Hebrew. Thanks to these efforts, Arab citizens, African asylum seekers, and Ethiopian Israelis have been able to access urgent and credible public health information in the languages they speak. Advocating for a just and equitable economic policy in the aftermath of this pandemic. The economic implications of this pandemic will be enormous, and it is up to governments to help people get back on their feet. NIF grantees like Rabbis for Human Rights, the Berl Katznelson Foundation, and the Social Economic Academy have proposed detailed plans for economic relief, and they are advocating for equitable and inclusive government policies to address the economic impacts of the crisis.


RESPONDING TO COVID-19 Defending Civil Liberties and Democracy NIF and our grantees have fought to ensure that, amidst this public health crisis, Israel’s democratic institutions remain strong and the civil liberties of all Israelis are protected. The Netanyahu government has undermined democratic norms and tried to constrict civil liberties during the pandemic. NIF’s flagship grantee, the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), has been working intensely to defend Israelis’ rights and to demand government transparency on policies and decisions related to the pandemic. After Justice Minister Amir Ohana declared a “state of emergency” for the judicial system and tried to shut down the courts, ACRI filed a petition with Israel’s Supreme Court, challenging this attempt to use the pandemic as a pretense for undercutting the power of the courts.

Maintaining a Strong and Vibrant Civil Society

Spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his former rival Benny Gantz formed an emergency government in March 2020. This government, which was formed in a crisis, is trying to exploit the COVID-19 crisis to

Civil society needs new kinds of support in order to survive and thrive during and after this crisis. At the outset of the pandemic, NIF’s action arm Shatil began working with organizations to help them adapt their work, budgets, and staffing needs to this crisis and to plan for the day after. We mobilized emergency financial support for effective crisis response in the short-term, when the needs were at an all-time high.


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annex parts of the West Bank. This would cause irreparable damage to Israeli democracy and Palestinian rights, and NIF-supported organizations like Breaking the Silence, Yesh Din, and Ir Amim have been mobilizing, educating, and sounding the alarm about this danger to Israel’s future.

A strong and vibrant civil society is essential for a healthy democracy. During this crisis, civil society organizations around the world are both increasingly vital and pressed for resources. With the unprecedented disruption to everyday life and work that COVID-19 has wrought, Israeli organizations have been facing major challenges in maintaining workable budgets and necessary staffing so that they can meet the new and urgent needs of those they serve.

Since then, Shatil has moved its ongoing consulting work with civil society organizations to online formats, hosting digital trainings on topics such as online organizing and management in times of crisis. These trainings have drawn hundreds of attendees from across the Israeli nonprofit sector, ensuring that these activists and organizations have the support they need to make it through the COVID-19 crisis with strength and resilience.



Fighting for equal access to healthcare, defending civil liberties, and strengthening Israeli civil society

Israelis gathered in Tel Aviv’s Rabin

Square — while practicing social distancing and wearing masks — to protest against annexation of the West Bank.



JEWISH-ARAB Partnership Hardliners in Israel maintain their grip

Equality at the Ballot Box

on power by stoking fears and dividing

Throughout the extended 2019 Israeli election cycle, Israelis saw unprecedented levels of incitement against Arab citizens in effort by hardliners to suppress, intimidate, and demonize Arab exercise of the legal right to vote. In that same period, NIF and our grantees defended the right to vote for all Israelis, the integrity of the democratic process, and both the necessity and legitimacy of Jewish-Arab partnership.

people against each other. That’s why they resort to bigotry, racism, and incitement. The best way to face this challenge is for people of all backgrounds to set aside their differences and stand side by-side as equals. NIF is nurturing the relationships — between Arab and Jewish citizens, Ashkenazi, Mizrahi, Ethiopian, and Russian-speaking Jews, the women’s and the LGBTQ movements — that are necessary to build a diverse and inclusive movement for social change. Through the lens of Jewish-Arab partnership, we’re bringing people and organizations

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together, across lines of difference, to build a truly shared future.


NIF is a nonpartisan organization that does not endorse or support candidates or political parties. Rather, we speak out against racist incitement, we help ensure that every Israeli can participate in their democracy, and we work to create an inclusive atmosphere in which free and fair elections can take place. In advance of the election in April 2019, NIF grantee The Democratic Bloc, in collaboration with other organizations like Mehazkim (Strengthening), Omdim Beychad (Standing Together), Shatil, and the Lighthouse (which specializes in opposition research), launched the Citizens’ Election Headquarters, a first-of-its-kind coordinated effort to monitor and respond to partisan misinformation and to defend Arab citizens from racist attacks that are contrary to democratic norms and values. Citizens’ HQ was active throughout the last year exposing misinformation and propaganda and defending Arab voters from racist attacks.


“We’re building a movement of Jews and Arabs in partnership for social change because that’s the only way to build an equal future.” Throughout the 2019 Israeli elections, NIF grantees fought to ensure that all citizens, Jewish and Arab, could exercise their right to vote.

— Raluca Ganea, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Zazim-Community Action



“When we understand that Israel is the home for all of us, and that there is room for everyone, we can build genuine partnerships based on mutual respect and shared dreams.” — Maisam Jaljuli, national leadership team member of Omdim

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Beyachad (Standing Together)

With signs reading “stop the killing of women,” Jewish and Arab protestors demanded government action to curb violence against women.


A SHARED FUTURE THROUGH JEWISH-ARAB Partnership On Election Day in April, hardliners placed cameras in polling stations in Arab towns with the explicit intent to intimidate and disenfranchise Arab voters. They later announced their plans to do this again in the September 2019 election. It’s unacceptable for any party to use such an antidemocratic scheme that’s clearly designed to frighten and intimidate voters on any side, and NIF will always stand against these tactics, no matter who uses them. Our grantees Zazim — Community Action, Adalah: The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights, and the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) worked together to fight back and appealed to Israel’s Central Elections Committee. After their testimony, the Central Elections Committee banned political parties from placing recording devices of any kind in polling places.

The Next Generation of Leaders The progressive social change movement in Israel needs to be energized from top to bottom, not only by mobilizing people in grassroots organizing, but also by training a new generation of leaders from a variety of professional fields who can articulate and promote a progressive vision for Israel’s future. That’s why NIF supports organizations that are cultivating diverse leaders for a strong and integrated social change movement. Our grantees The Berl Katznelson Foundation — Derech Fellows Program and The Alliance for Israel’s Future are both training progressive Jewish and Arab leaders to take action together. These groundbreaking programs are building relationships that will open up

future possibilities for Jewish-Arab partnership and will work to transform Israeli society.

Standing Up for the Lives of Women NIF is building an inclusive movement, led by Jewish and Arab women, that is working together to protect the lives of women. In December 2018, at the end of a year in which 27 women were murdered by their partners, NIF grantees the Israel Women’s Network (IWN) and Women Against Violence (WAV) led a national women’s strike, the largest women’s protest in Israel’s history. Thousands joined demonstrations across the country, with over 30,000 people filling Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square, calling for government action to protect women. The Arab-Jewish character of these protests was unmistakable. Jewish and Arab women and men marched side-by-side with signs that said “stop the murder of women” — in Hebrew and in Arabic. Thanks to this public pressure, the Israeli government committed 250 million shekels to combating domestic violence. This Arab-Jewish movement continued to mobilize in March 2019, when an Arab Israeli woman was killed, despite the police having known she was in danger. Omdim Beyachad (Standing Together), a Jewish-Arab grassroots movement, brought out its members to demonstrate outside the police headquarters in Lod, calling for an end to violence against women and police neglect of the issue. On November 25, 2019, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Arab and Jewish-led feminist organizations IWN, WAV, Kayan – Feminist Organization, and Al-Tufula Center collaborated on a 13-minute strike in memory of the 13 Israeli women murdered that year. These NIF grantees have continued to join forces and work together on bilingual anti-domestic violence campaigns, raising awareness of this issue in both communities.


BELOW: With signs calling for “justice,” Israelis

poured into the streets to demand an end to police

violence against Ethiopian Israelis. RIGHT: Protestors

said “the police are abandoning Arab citizens” in a

wave of demonstrations against the Israeli police’s


neglect of violent crime in Arab communities.

A SHARED FUTURE THROUGH JEWISH-ARAB Partnership Mobilizing Against Police Brutality and Racism

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In July 2019, an unarmed Ethiopian Israeli youth named Solomon Teka was fatally shot by an offduty police officer. It was the second time a young Ethiopian Israeli was killed by the police that year. The shooting, along with long-simmering frustration with the Israeli government’s slow progress to weed out racial inequality, launched a wave of nationwide protests against police brutality. Thousands of Ethiopian Israelis protested — and they were not alone. Members of Omdim Beyachad (Standing Together), a Jewish-Arab grassroots movement, organized solidarity marches all over the country. In the media and in the streets of Israeli cities, leaders like Ethiopian Israeli activist Avi Yalou called on people of all backgrounds to join the demonstrations, because police violence isn’t only an “Ethiopian” issue, it’s an issue for anyone who wants to live in a just and fair society.

The only way to create a shared society is by bringing people together through shared struggle. That’s why we’re building a broad, inclusive movement that can mobilize diverse groups of people to take action together and build a better future.

Standing Up to Violent Crime Last year saw a surge of violent crime that disproportionately affected Arab communities. Over the last few years, illegal weapons and gun violence in Arab towns have steadily increased due in no small part to neglect by Israeli authorities and racist attitudes that view Arab citizens as enemies, not civilians that police are duty-bound to protect. Nearly 100 Arab citizens were killed as a result of violent crime in Arab communities, leading to neardaily protests across the country. Organizations like The Abraham Initiatives and Sikkuy: The Association for the Advancement of Civic Equality, campaigned for an emergency government response to the violence and called on Israelis of all backgrounds to join them. These NIF grantees modeled true Jewish-Arab partnership, bringing together Jewish and Arab citizens to fight together for equality, safety, and a better future for all.




“I want this struggle — the fight for the future of our country —  to be shared. When we fight for Ethiopian Israeli rights, we fight for every group who has seen their rights trampled.” — Avi Yalou, Ethiopian-Israeli activist


Fighting Racial Segregation Officially, the city of Afula claimed that a municipal park was for residents only, but in practice, security guards placed at the park’s gates only refused entry to Arab citizens from nearby villages. Adalah: The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights petitioned the Nazareth Administrative Court on the matter and the court agreed and ordered Afula to overturn the policy, ensuring the park is open to all.

Public Housing Victory for Single Mothers Thanks to the efforts of the Shatil-led Public Housing Forum, single mothers who receive child support will now be eligible for public housing. Until a ruling by the Tel Aviv District Court and effective advocacy by the Public Housing Forum, single mothers receiving child support were considered ineligible for public housing.

Standing Against Homophobia Just a few days before Jerusalem Pride, an ultra-nationalist group put up homophobic ads against LGBTQ rights and same-sex marriage around the city. After the ensuing public outcry and pressure from the Israel Religious Action Center, the Jerusalem municipality ordered the removal of the posters.

Fairness for Arab Israeli Students After a petition was submitted by the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, the Supreme Court ordered the Ministry of Education to translate a state geography exam for Arabic-speaking students. In response to the court’s ruling, the ministry said the geography maps would be fully translated in time for all future exams.


BELOW: Global Activism Fellows learning about human

rights issues in East Jerusalem. RIGHT: Maisam Jaljuli, a

Palestinian citizen of Israel, a feminist social activist, and winner of NIF’s Gallanter Prize, spoke at NIF’s Guardian of Democracy 40th Anniversary Gala in New York.

“American Jews who care deeply about democracy at home and also support Israel have an obligation to fight for democracy in Israel.” — Mickey Gitzin, NIF Director

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in Israel



GLOBAL Partnership NIF was founded as a partnership between Israelis of all backgrounds and diaspora Jews. As a result, our work building a movement is not only focused in Israel, but on strengthening and deepening connections between Israeli changemakers and their supporters around the world. These global relationships are the beating heart of NIF’s work and they have enabled thousands of people, wherever they live, to take action for a better Israel and a better world.

The Social Justice and Global Activism Fellowships When young diaspora Jews relate to Israel, they are increasingly asking to encounter multiple narratives, see and hear more complexity, and confront the social issues that are central to understanding Israel today. They are eager to engage with an Israel that isn’t whitewashed or sanitized. NIF’s fellowships meet this pressing need and empower young Jews to build relationships with their Israeli and Palestinian counterparts on the basis of shared values and to engage with Israel through progressive activism. The NIF/Shatil Social Justice Fellowship places post-college young adults in Israeli organizations for 10 months of work and study. In 2019, fellows were placed at Hand in Hand: Center for Arab-Jewish Education, Bimkom: Planners for Planning Rights, Itach Maaki – Women Lawyers for Social Justice, and Omdim Beyachad (Standing Together).


ACTIVISM THROUGH GLOBAL Partnership In 2019, 17 young Jews from America, Australia, Canada, and the U.K. participated in NIF’s Global Activism Fellowship. After visiting Israel and the occupied territories for 10 days, meeting with Israeli and Palestinian activists, they took what they had learned back to their home countries and mobilized support for NIF’s work in their communities. By bringing young people into the fold of Israeli social justice activism, NIF is strengthening the global connections between progressive Israelis and diaspora Jews, and building a stronger, more connected global movement.

Celebrating 40 Years of NIF In 2019, NIF celebrated our 40th anniversary year with galas in Atlanta, Boston, New York, and San Francisco. Hundreds of NIF supporters gathered together to celebrate 40 years of our work fighting for equality and democracy in Israel and building community around these values in America. Maisam Jaljuli, a Palestinian citizen and a feminist social activist, visited several U.S. cities after receiving the Gallanter Prize at NIF’s annual Guardian of Democracy gala in San Francisco. Her inspiring message about the power and importance of Arab-Jewish partnership helped strengthen ties between the American Jewish community and Israeli civil society.

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in New York (above) and Boston (right).


2019 “By uplifting marginalized voices and working together as Arab and Jewish partners, we make sure our work is inclusive and lasting.” — Peri Feldstein, 2019-2020 NIF/Shatil Social Justice

victories Kicking Racism Off the Soccer Field Since the 2003 founding of NIF’s Kick It Out (KIO) campaign to fight racism in soccer, KIO has campaigned relentlessly to highlight the problem, which has gradually been reduced over the years. There were only two cases of racist chanting by Beitar Jerusalem fans during the 2018/19, compared with 17 during the 2017/18 season, and 35 in 2016/17, according to a KIO report.

Mainstreaming Accountability and Fact-Checking Less than two years after its founding, The Whistle, the only organization fact-checking statements by Israeli politicians, was acquired by the Israeli financial news site Globes. The Whistle was incubated by NIF as part of our New Initiatives for Democracy (NIFD), and this development is a hopeful sign of support from the Israeli business community for government accountability and transparency.

Fellow at Itach-Maaki: Women

Public Transportation on Shabbat

Lawyers for Social Justice

After persistent campaigning by NIF grantees Be Free Israel (Yisrael Hofsheet) and the Israel Religious Action Center, Tel Aviv and nearby areas introduced public transportation on Saturdays, attracting tens of thousands of passengers. In the wake of the success of these Shabbat buses, other municipalities said they intend to operate public transportation on Saturday.

Economic Planning for Bedouin Towns Lakia will be the first Bedouin municipality in Israel to have its own economic planning department. Thanks to Shatil, in collaboration with the European Union and Bimkom: Planners for Planning Rights, Lakia will have the capacity to implement an economic development plan and include local residents in the decisionmaking process.


FINANCIAL STATEMENTS New Israel Fund Statement of Financial Position As of December 31, 2019, consolidated the Truth to Power Foundation, with summarized financial information for NIF for 2018. 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.



Cash and cash equivalents Investments Pledges receivable, current portion, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $36,188 and $88,953 in 2019 and 2018 Accounts receivable Prepaid expenses

$6,236,065 8,000,643

$7,794,310 5,259,622

1,803,843 82,328 165,776

3,685,674 152,536 165,422



2,754,600 152,023

2,650,064 171,093

2,906,623 (2,453,588)

2,821,157 (2,320,253)



112,172 94,337

123,223 137,211


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 Deposits

Total other assets

Total assets






Accounts payable and accrued liabilities Grants payable Annuity payable, current portion Deferred rent abetment, current portion

1,430,960 2,681,886 5,437 10,726

1,439,452 2,681,982 6,078 611



Provision for severance pay Deferred rent abatement Annuity payable

169,735 174,204 13,129

164,440 135,587 18,566

Total long-term liabilities



Total liabilities



Without Donor Restrictions Undesignated Board designated

4,553,376 2,841,487

5,393,288 2,894,470



2,123,113 2,944,147

2,309,937 2,774,491

Total current liabilities


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Total net assets without donor restrictions

With Donor Restrictions Temporary Restricted Permanently Restricted

Total net assets

Total liabilities and net assets





The 2019 statement of financial position of the New Israel Fund and the Truth to Power Foundation, and related statements of activities and changes in net assets for the years there ended, are unaudited.


Statement of Activities and Change in Net Assets As of December 31, 2019, consolidated the Truth to Power Foundation, with summarized financial information for NIF for 2018. 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. UNRESTRICTED


Contributions Special events Donor-advised funds Other Truth to Power Foundation Net assets released from donor restrictions

Total revenue


2019 2018




$27,307,578 1,494,068 4,290,832 39,609 275,000 —

$29,449,766 610,868 781,055 82,886 1,750,000 —




17,935,287 3,043,977 6,321,865 135,902

17,935,287 3,043,977 6,321,865 135,902

15,588,575 3,702,526 5,476,390 22,163




3,533,476 3,916,977

3,533,476 3,916,977

3,110,865 3,543,193




$25,138,389 $2,158,769 $10,420 1,494,068 4,290,832 39,609 275,000 2,506,582 (2,401,213) (105,369) 33,744,480



Grants Shatil Other programs Truth to Power

Total program services


Management and General Fundraising

Total supporting services

Total expenses




Change in net assets before other items






Investment (loss) gain, net 250,110 55,620 264,605 Transfer of assets

570,335 —

(81,250) —




Total other items

Change in net assets

Net assets at beginning of year

Net assets ending balance



















NIF’s Engagement, Education, and Leadership Programs in Israel and the U.S. are major components of NIF’s mission, and include our social justice fellowships, study tours, New

Generations programming, education and awareness-raising events, critical media campaigns, and press work.

NIF’s support expenses are the infrastructure 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.

PROGRAM EXPENSES 51% Grants to Israeli/U.S. Not-for Profit Organizations 9% Shatil 19% Engagement, Education, and Leadership

SUPPORT SERVICES EXPENSES 10% Management and General 11% Fundraising


Board of Directors David Myers

Rachel Liel

President Los Angeles, CA

Mevaseret Zion, Israel

Elah Alkalay

Tel Aviv, Israel

Secretary Kfar Mordechay, Israel

Vadim Blumin Ramat Gan, Israel

Naomi Chazan Past President Jerusalem, Israel

Yossi Dahan Tel Aviv, Israel

Itzik Danziger

Past President Ross, CA

Shula Mola Jerusalem, Israel

Achinoam (Noa) Nini Tel Aviv, Israel

Debra Pell Beit Zayit, Israel

Daniel Price

Peter Edelman

Talia Sasson

Past President Washington, DC

Immediate Past President Beit Zayit, Israel

Paul Egerman

Alice Shalvi

Vice President, North America Weston, MA

Jerusalem, Israel

Baltimore, MD

Joan Garson Toronto, Canada

Lisa Greer Los Angeles, CA

Stephen Gunther Treasurer Santa Monica, CA

Nasreen Hadad Haj-Yahya Taibe, Israel

Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum New York, NY

Jim Koshland N I F 2 019 A N N UA L R E P O R T

Rabbi Brian Lurie

Vice President, Israel Ra’anana, Israel

Janine Frier

Palo Alto, CA


Menachem Lorberbaum

New York, NY

Clive Sheldon London, England

Susan Snider Brookline, MA

Ilana Snyder Melbourne, Australia

Daniel Sokatch Chief Executive Officer San Francisco, CA

Yael Sternhell Tel Aviv, Israel

Jenna Weinberg New York, NY

Reem Younis Nazareth, Israel

Carole Zabar New York, NY

U.S. Offices

International Offices

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International Council Michel Abitbol

Yehudah B. Cohn

Ted Greenwood

Russell M. Linden

Daniel Price

Gideon Stein

Susan Adelman

Rabbi Rachel B. Cowan

Lois Gunther

Bryna Linett

Avi Primor

Marla Stein

James Cummings

Richard Gunther

Nathan Linial

Uriel Procaccia

Eitan Stern

Hanoch Gutfreund

Barbara Lipman

Dorit Rabinyan

Nancy S. Sternoff, z”l

Yisca Harani

David Lipman

Paula J. Rackoff, M.D.

Shaanan Streett

David Harel

Susan Liss

Frances Raday

Simone Susskind

Gilad Harish

Sara Litt

Claude Rakovsky

Noam Tamir

Tova Hartman

Pierre Loeb

Elaine Reuben

Dr. Ingrid D. Tauber

Roni Hefetz

Jonathan Lopatin

Robert S. Rifkind

Alfred Tauber

Nehama Hillman

Yossi Malka

Richard Robbins

Charles Taylor

Michael Hirschhorn

Robin Margo

June Rogul

Bonnie Tenenbaum

Avraham Infeld

Fathi Marshood

Irwin Rosenblum

Marvin Israelow

Rabbi J. Rolando Matalon

Rabbi David Rosenn

Rabbi Rachel Timoner

Kobi Metzer

Bettylu Saltzman

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Lady Dahrendorf Rabbi Jerome K. Davidson Jacques de Haller Avner de-Shalit Reuben Dori Omri Dotan Roger Dreyfus Isser Dubinsky Rachel Elior Roberta Elliott Lawrence Englander Uzi Even Sidra Ezrahi Susan Feit Lois Frank Peter Frey Ellie Friedman Dayle Friedman Aviva Futorian Barry Gaberman Lily Galili Linda Gallanter Itzhak Galnoor Judith Gelman Benjamin Gidron Susie Gilbert Dorothy Gitter Harman David Goldberg Mark Goldberg Bruce N. Goldberger Frances E. Goldman Phyllis Goldman Joanna Goodwin Sara A. Gottesman David Gottlieb Barbara S. Green Jeffrey Green Sherri Greenbach Liz Greenstein

Haim Izraeli Rosalind Joffe Daniel Kahneman Jan Kallish Arlene Kanter Emile Karafiol Judith Karp Jane Katcher Yadin Kaufman Hadass Kaufmann Leslie M. Kimerling Jonathan Klein Sara Klein Eve Biskind Klothen Ken Klothen Yehoshua Kolodny Joan Kuriansky Iris Lael Luis Lainer Betsy Miller Landis Daniel Langenthal Noam Lautman Paul Lehman Terry Lenzner, z”l Michelle Lesh Rabbi Marion Lev-Cohen Shelley Levine Mel Levine Judith Lichtman Jan Abby Liff

Aviva S. Meyer Sami Michael Aaron David Miller Cindy L. Miller Dale Mnookin Robert Mnookin Rabbi Steven Moskowitz Harriet Mouchly-Weiss Judd Ne’eman Smadar Nehab Jacob Ner David Raquel H. Newman Louis Newman Craig Newmark Lisa Orlick-Salka Bonnie M. Orlin Israela Oron Amos Oz, z”l Sarah Ozacky-Lazar Rabbi Aaron Panken Karen Paul Johnnie Penkin Kathleen Peratis Motty Perry

Rabbi Jennie Rosenn Itzik Saporta Gerard Sarnat Lela Sarnat Talia Sasson (Chair) Orna Sasson-Levy Naomi Schacter Frederick P. Schaffer Joshua Schoffman Lawrence Schwartz Rabbi Sid Schwarz Daniel Segal Amnon Sella Hannan Serphos Alla Shainskaya Shimon Shamir Carrie Shapiro Peter Shapiro Joan Shapiro Aliza Shenhar Ruth Sheshinski Varda Shiffer Jonathan Shimshoni

Rabbi Gordon Tucker Karen Tucker David M. Umansky Frank Vogl Albert Vorspan, z”l Paul Wachter Tsvia Walden Irving Wallach Michael Walzer Ami Weinstein Sharon Weintraub Diane Jordan Wexler Carol Winograd Terry Winograd Ruth E. Wolman Vincent Worms Menahem Yaari Dan Yakir Judith Z. Steinberg Marcie Zelikow Fred Zemans Rabbi Daniel G. Zemel

Avraham Shochat

Dina ZissermanBrodsky

Gay Sigel

Neta Ziv

Susan Silverman

Alon Piltz

Marsha Soffer

The Honorable Stuart Pollak

Howard Sohn Ronny Someck

Lisa Portnoy

Mary Ann Stein



Daniel Sokatch Chief Executive Officer

Steve Rothman VP for National Development

Libby Lenkinski VP for Public Engagement

”I love that I get to be part of an organization and a wider community that so resonates with my values. We are a worldwide community of progressives doing what we believe in.” Abby Allen Development Associate, NY /  Tri-State Region

Hannah Barg Development Associate, Chicago Region

“Since I was a Social Justice Fellow more than 20 years ago, the New Israel Fund’s ecosystem of activists, supporters, and staff has felt like family and a home for my passion for social justice in Israel.”

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Becky Buckwald Director of Planned Giving

Jennifer Spitzer VP for Finance, Operations & Administration

Orli Bein Senior Director, SF Region

Mara Berde Deputy VP of Operations

Rabbi Ayelet S. Cohen Senior Director, NY / Tri-State Region

Thomas J. Cole Director of Finance

Hamutal Davis Director of Outreach & Major Gifts, Western U.S.

Elisheva Goldberg Media Director

Andrew Goldblatt Coordinator of the Executive Office & Board Liaison

Sam Greenberg Director of Digital Strategy

Hannah Ellenson Associate Director, NY / Tri-State Region

Stephane Acel-Green Deputy VP, Regional Development

Lisa Bell Associate Director, LA / Southern California Region

Amanda Frederickson-Banks National Development Associate

“Being at NIF pushes you to be better — every day you get to see the amazing work of individuals creating a more just Israel.” Tali Herskowitz Director, Washington DC Region


Shimrit Braun Kamin Associate Director, San Francisco Region

Jill Katz Director, Chicago / Midwest Region

Jacob Levkowicz Program Officer, NY / Tri-State Region

Kerry McKenzie Assistant Controller

Michael Kriesberg National Development Associate

“What I love most about working at NIF is that you don’t have to choose which singular issue is most important to safeguarding Israeli democracy — when you support NIF you support the entire sector.” Dalia Krusner Associate Director, New England Region

Trisha Nakhul Staff Accountant

Elly Oltersdorf Digital Media Associate

Rabbi Ephraim Pelcovits Director, LA / Southern California Region

Tamara S. Ring Digital Communications Associate

Anat Rosenberg Grants Editor & Coordinator

Alexandra Saulenas Development Associate

Kenyetta Petty Associate Database Manager

Harry Reis Director for Policy and Strategy

“The passion within this organization is palpable and radiates to all aspects of NIF’s work. Its commitment to bolstering democratic values in Israel and strengthening civil society is indispensable.” Ariella Sidelsky Deputy VP of Development Operations

Mara Sleeter Development Associate, San Francisco Region

Sarah Temmer Development Operations Associate

Jeanette Waters Executive Assistant and Office Coordinator

Itamar Wigoder National Program Director

Mickey Gitzin Executive Director in Israel

Shira Ben-Sasson Furstenberg NIF Israel Associate Director

Ronen Maor Director of Finance and Operations

Talya Morris Development Associate, Washington DC Region


Eyal Yerushalmi Director of Outreach & Major Gifts, Eastern U.S.

Merav Mizrachi Chief of Staff

Susan Sawicki Director of Global Affiliates

GLOBAL AFFILIATES SENIOR STAFF Itzik Shanan Director of Public Advocacy & Communications

Adi Tufik Director of Donor Relations

Yuval Yavneh Associate Director & Director of the Grants Department

Ben Murane Executive Director, NIF Canada


”I find hope and strength in Shatil/NIF’s mission, especially during these rough times. While our work is a marathon, we will reach the finish line — and smile!” Adam Ognall Chief Executive, NIF U.K.

Liam Getreu Executive Director, NIF Australia

Jaron Bernstein President, NIF Switzerland

Esther Sivan Director of Shatil

Ze’evit Kerbis Campaign Director, NY / Tri-State Region Tatyana Leifman Database Manager Roger Dreyfus Chair, NIF Germany


2019 DONORS $100,000+ Anonymous (13) The Jacob & Hilda Blaustein Foundation The Nathan Cummings Foundation Dobkin Family Foundation Dorot Foundation Paul & Joanne Egerman The Everett Foundation Ellen Paradise Fisher Fohs Foundation Foundation for Middle East Peace FJC – A Foundation of Donor Advised Funds Fund For Policy Reform, Inc. Sanford & Linda Gallanter Avi & Marek Glezerman Serra Falk Goldman & William S. Goldman (z”l) Sally Gottesman Lisa & Joshua Greer Lois & Richard Gunther Mimi & Peter Haas Fund The Irving Harris Foundation The Lopatin Family Foundation Caroline & Brian Lurie The Herbert McLaughlin Children’s Trust Lisa & Yaron Minsky-Primus Moriah Fund, Inc. Libby & Leo Nevas Family Foundation, Inc. Debra F. Pell Sylvia Sabel & Joel Rubinstein Social Venture Fund for Jewish-Arab Equality

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Laszlo N. Tauber Family Foundation Bonnie & Marty Tenenbaum Drs. Carol & Terry Winograd Carole & Saul Zabar

$50,000 –  $99,999 Anonymous (5) The Louis & Anne Abrons Foundation Bernyce (Bunny) and Samuel I. Adler Family Supporting Foundation Karen Adler & Laurence Greenwald Kathryn Ames Foundation, Inc. Dan Ariely Izhar Armony & Noamit Armony-Erel Beller Moses Family Foundation Michael Bien & Jane Kahn (z”l) The Morton K. & Jane Blaustein Foundation Naomi & Nehemiah Cohen Foundation Lois & Richard England Family Foundation The Moses Feldman Family Foundation The Fine & Greenwald Foundation Forrest & Miriam (z”l) Foss Robert & Janine Frier Claude P.J. Ghez, M.D. John & Marcia Goldman Foundation Jane Gottesman & Geoffrey Biddle Marc & Diane Greenwald Stephen Gunther & Linda Essakow Stella & Charles Guttman Foundation Walter & Elise Haas Fund Hiatt Family Jim & Catherine Koshland The Lee and Luis Lainer Family Foundation Leichtag Foundation Joseph & Harvey Meyerhoff Family Charitable Funds Leo Model Foundation, Inc. Bonnie Orlin Stacy & Keith Palagye


Kathleen Peratis Robert Pindyck & Nurit Eini-Pindyck Elaine Reuben Charles H. Revson Foundation Marietta & Andrew Romay Foundation Rosenzweig Coopersmith Foundation Nancy & Miles Rubin Frederick Schaffer & Barbara Schatz Jim & Debby Stein Sharpe Topol Family Foundation, Inc. Elisheva Yuval

$25,000 –  $49,999 Anonymous (20) Ichak Adizes LLC Doris & Mori Arkin Judith & Michael Bearman David M. Becker & Leslie C. Seeman William & Debbie Becker Belldegrun Family Foundation Melissa A. Berman & Richard Klotz Judith & Michael Berman Mindy Berman & Andrew Sumberg Diane & Norman Bernstein Foundation The Beverly Foundation Jon & Bobbe Bridge Martin Bunzl & Deborah Hertz The Bydale Foundation The Cannon Family Foundation Elaine R. Shizgal Cohen Jonathan Cohen & Eleanor Friedman The Common Sense Fund Inc. Isabel P. Dunst Sybil Fields

Fischman Family (Steve, Nancy, Laura & Tony Schwensen, Ben & Wendy) Frankel Family Foundation Gaia Fund Benjamin & Rachel Geballe Anne Germanacos James & Barbara Gerson The Jacob and Malka Goldfarb Charitable Foundation Alexander Greenbaum John & Kathryn Greenberg Leonard Hill Charitable Trust Marvin Israelow Joan & Irwin Jacobs Daniel Kahneman The Karev Foundation Jane & Gerald Katcher Chaim Katzman Key Foundation Harry Kramer Memorial Fund The Louis J. Kuriansky Foundation Inc Landau Family Foundation Jan Abby Liff The Longhill Charitable Foundation, Inc. The Amy Mandel and Katina Rodis Fund MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger Jonathan & Debra Penkin The Purple Lady/ Barbara J. Meislin Fund Ilse Melamid Mitzvah Fund of New Mexico Thomas Rom Daniel & Sheila Segal David P. Stone Judith Vale Winter Cove Foundation Otto & Marianne Wolman Foundation The Anne & Henry Zarrow Foundation Marcie & Howard Zelikow Ziering Family Foundation

$10,000 –  $24,999 Anonymous (30) Walter & Alice Abrams Family Fund Alpern Family Foundation Ronald M. Ansin Madeleine & David Arnow Peter & Lucy Ascoli Alan Ballinger & Deborah Schwartz Peter J. Barrer Alvin Baum & Robert Holgate Richard & Eileen Bazelon The Beck Charitable Fund Froma & Andrew Benerofe The Philip and Muriel Berman Foundation Nancy Bernstein & Robert Schoen

David Friedman & Paulette Meyer Jonna Gaberman & Bruce Wintman Elaine Galinson & Herb Solomon Judith Gelman & Steven Salop Susie & Michael Gelman, The Morningstar Foundation Gesher Family Foundation Roger & Brenda Gibson Family Foundation Alice Goldman Reiter & Benjamin Reiter Frances E. Goldman The Goodwin Foundation Robert & Doris Gordon Nadine Joseph & Neil Goteiner Mark & Janet Gottesman David & Rita Gottlieb

Peter Bokor & Jeannie Blaustein

Carol & Allen Gown

Gay Block/The Shlenker Block Philanthropic Fund

Tom & Pam Green

Jocelyn & Ben Blumenrose Harvey Bock Sally Weiskopf Bock Ossi & Paul Burger Beth Burnam Merle S. Cahn Foundation The Leon H. Charney Foundation, Inc. The Chrysalis Fund Cogan Family Foundation David Cohen Ilana DeBare & Sam Schuchat Dan & Alisa Doctoroff Jeffrey Dover & Tania Phillips Ziva & Joel Epstein Concepción & Irwin Federman Susan Feit & Eitan Stern

Terry E. Grant Brenda Gruss & Daniel Hirsch Eric Hassall M.D. Peter J. Silverman & Janet Heettner David Heinemeier Hansson Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Implementation Allies Dr. Sherry Israel Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles Jewish Women’s Foundation of the Greater Palm Beaches Rosalind & Jacob Joffe Dr. Morton & Merle Kane Jerome A. and Deena L. Kaplan Family Foundation

Alan & Betty Feldman

Kaplan Family Foundation

Marc & Gail McClelland Fenton

Kates Diamond Family Foundation

David Fisher & Pearl Beck

Gary Kates & Lynne Diamond

Sandra F. Fisher

Stuart Katz & Jane Martin

Meryl Frank & Steven Gabel Peter Frey & Carrie Shapiro Ernest Fried & Laura Barbanel

Steven & Priscilla Kersten Eve Biskind Klothen & Kenneth Klothen Margaret Kohn

Kenneth & Naomi Koltun-Fromm

Justin Pollack & Suzanne Reisman

Judy and Peter Blum Kovler Foundation

Richman Family Foundation

Barbara N. Kravitz

David Roberts & Sue Fischlowitz

Linda & Frank Kurtz Jeanney Kutner Gordon Lafer Sidney & Ruth Lapidus Evely Laser Shlensky The Lehman-Stamm Family Fund Michael D. Levin and Joanne Levin Founation The Renaissance Foundation, Irving Levin and Stephanie Fowler Lianna Levine Reisner & Elnatan Reisner Bennett & Rebecca Lindenbaum Matthew A. Lindenbaum Sara & Andrew Litt Ted Live LSP Family Foundation In memory of Malka Lubliner The J. Zel Lurie Family Foundation Luxembourg Dayan LLC Jenny & Greg Lyss Carlos D. Malamud Walter S. Mander Foundation Dr. Marcia Kramer Mayer Lisa Messinger Susan Morse-Lebow David Nachman & Amy Schulman Shulamit Nazarian Amir A. Nechmad Peter & Naomi Neustadter Marion Newman Philanthropic Fund Jeffrey Newman Louis Newman & Rabbi Amy Eilberg Fred and Gilda Nobel Foundation Christopher Noxon Rabbi Suzanne & Andy Offit Opportunity Fund Vivian Ostrovsky Bradford & Phyllis Perkins Prior Family Foundation Dorothy L. Raizman Laurayne Ratner

Kayla M. Weiner, Ph.D.

Ilene P. Cohen

John Weinstein & Heidi Stewart

Dr. Marshall & Shirley (z”l) Cohen

Weisman Discretionary Trust

Judy Colton

Shai & Judy Robkin

Amos & Ruth Wilnai Foundation

Rothman Family Foundation

World Institute for World Peace

Hagai Rottenberg

Gail Bates Yessne & Peter Yessne

Samuel Rubin Foundation

Nina & Brad Young

Toby & Robert Rubin Samba 1966 Fund Annie L. Sandler Lela & Gerard Sarnat Savills Suzanne Schecter & Todd Ruback Stanley & Kay Schlozman Debby Appel & Gene Schneyer Debra R. Schoenberg Leonard & Celia Schuchman Irving and Toby Schwartz Charitable Trust The Seiger Family DAF Seller-Lehrer Family Foundation Charles & M. R. Shapiro Foundation, Inc. Ben & Norma Shapiro Peter Shapiro & Bryna Linett Joan Blum Shayne Shepard Broad Foundation Alan Sieroty Karen Sloss Gary B. Sokol & Paul Blanc Joelle Steefel Henry Steiner

$5,000 –  $9,999 Anonymous (23) Dr. Jesse & Amy Peck Abraham

Paul & Dorothy Wachter Dr. Bettyruth Walter George S. Warburg

Frieze Family Foundation

Claudia Davidoff & Joseph Kahan

Mrs. Terry Gamble Boyer

Hadas & Doron Davidov Renee & Michael Dernburg Howard Dickstein Thomas & Joan Dine Reuben & Rivka Dori

The Generations Fund Neta Golan Judith F. Goldberg Alexander G. Goldenberg The Marvin Naiman & Margery Goldman Family Foundation

Harry Hutzler Rabbi Richard J. Jacobs & Susan K. Freedman Simon and Marie Jaglom Foundation, Inc. Juel M. Janis Elana Caplan Jassy & Andrew Jassy Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco

Nan Bases David Bassein Wendy Bear Sandra J. Berbeco Julie Russin Bercow & Jeffrey Bercow Adam Berenzweig Steve & Gita Berman The Wexler Beron Family Foundation Hannah (z”l) & Ernst Biberstein

Three hundred people

attended NIF’s 40th Anniversary Gala in Boston.

The BLS Foundation Lois & Irving Blum Foundation Peter Blum Gallery Ernest & Rita Bogen Sue & Benjamin Boley

Broms Family Foundation

Emily & Frank Vogl

Rhoda & Michael Danziger

Dale & Stephen Hoffman

Neil S. Barsky

Howard Stern

Middle Road Foundation, Elizabeth R. & Michael A. (z”l) Varet

Laura Cutler

Thomas & Ann Friedman

David Avital

Richard & Barbara Braun

Uncle Mike Foundation

Marc Friedman

Marvin Hoffman & Rosellen Brown

Noah & Tamara Arnow

The Harriet and Tom Stern Advised Fund

Karen Tucker & Jerry Avorn

Rabbi Dayle Friedman & David Ferleger

William & Susan Abrams

Mikhal Bouganim

Robert Stillman & Janet Surkin

Bernard Friedman

Herst Family Foundation of the Jewish Community Endowment Fund

Elkan & Susan Abramowitz

Arthur & Edith Stern Family Foundation

Menachem & Liora Sternberg

Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York

Friedman Family Foundation

Joseph L. Bower

Hon. Minna Buck Susan E. Bullowa

Roger Dreyfus & Elisabeth DreyfusBraasch Hyman N. Dubowy Charitable Foundation Anat Ebgi Peter Edelman Marcy Eisenberg Roberta Elliott Wantman Fabrangen Tzedakah Collective

Rebecca & Mattis Goldman

Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta

Abner & Roslyn Goldstine

Richard B. Jones

Robert & Ruth Goldston Good Earth Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of the East Bay Goulston & Storrs Steven Greenberg & Avra Goldman Ted & Dru Greenwood

Carol M. Joseph Barbara & Clive Kabatznik Rabbi Yoel Kahn & Daniel Bellm Leslie Kane & Manuel Fishman Charles & Jo Ann Kaplan

Ellen Grobman

Michael & Donna Kaplowitz Family

Fain Malsky Charitable Foundation

GSB 98 Women’s Impact Circle

Dennis & Barbara Kessler

James Cohan

Samuel Fleischacker & Amy Reichert

Werner & Karen Gundersheimer

David M. Kies

Alan Cohen & Robert Bank

Lois Frank

Saul & Amy Scheuer Cohen Family Foundation

Katherine M. Franke

Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund

Tom & Myrna (z”l) Frankel

Norman L. Cantor Jane and Dennis Carlton Philanthropic Fund

David Cohen & Ellen Goodman

Leroy & Edna Mae (z”l) Fadem

Henry & Helen Freedman Ziva Freiman Katz

Daniel Handler & Lisa M. Brown Louis & Leslie Heilbron James & Marlene Henerson

Susan L. & James D. Klau (z”l) Linda G. Klein Charitable Lead Trust Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum & Randi Weingarten Stella & Leonard Kleinrock


2019 DONORS $5,000 – $9,999 continued

Miriam Klevan & Steven Meier Lauren Kogod & David Smiley Leslie S. Kogod Charles & Naomie Kremer Louis Krupp Edward Labaton Pnina Lahav The Harry and Sadie Lasky Foundation Richard Lavenstein Hollis G. Lenderking Stephen O. Lesser Professor Steven & Rabbi Marion Lev-Cohen Joshua Levin & Debra Fried Levin Mel E. Levine Cynthia & Sanford Levinson David Levy & Ellen Cutler Rabbi Noa Kushner & Rabbi Michael Lezak Judith Lichtenberg & David Luban Raymond Lifchez David & Barbara Lipman Susan Liss & Rabbi Fred Reiner Paula & Barry Litt, Joseph & Jacqueline Kirshbaum Memorial Fund of the Liberty Hill Foundation Littlefield Presbyterian Church Helen Lowenstein in memory of Louis Lowenstein Phil & Carol Lyons The Mandel Foundation Daniel & Lenore Mass Steven Matthews & Rebecca Stein Mazal Foundation

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Beth Sieroty Meltzer Zahavah Levine & Jeff Meyer Miralie Fund

Morey & Sondra Myers Bette K. Myerson Jonathan M. Nadler Natembea Foundation Y & S Nazarian Family Foundation Eric Newman & Janice Gepner Jane Newman & Amy Lange John & Kayla Niles Ilana Nossel & Jordan Kolar Omidyar Network Fund, Inc. Don & Shari Ornstein Batsheva & Ronald Ostrow Suzanne F. Peck The Joseph Perlman Family Foundation Benette Phillips Ruth & Stephen Pollak The Honorable Stuart & Lee Pollak Ronald Poretz Marc B. Porter Lisa Portnoy Frances R. Posel Jill J. Prosky & James R. Posner, PosnerWallace Foundation Dr. Norman Postone & Lisa Fruchtman Daniel C. & Lisa R. Price

Jennie Rothschild & Jonathan Lederer Noreen Gordon Sablotsky Family Foundation David Salem & Laurie Aloisio Julie & Michael Salinger Bettylu & Paul Saltzman Rabbi Sonia & Dr. Ned Saltzman Steven J. Samuel Laura Saunders Betty & Jack Schafer Elizabeth Scheuer & Peter Joseph Rosel Schewel (z”l) & Senator Elliot Schewel

Segal Family Foundation Stephen & Patty Segal Stefanie Seltzer Ellen Semonoff Gary & Dana Shapiro Gay Sigel & Howard Epstein Robert Sillins Family Foundation

The Horowitz Ratner Family

Sandra Simon Itamar & Yael Simonson

David Richman & Janet Perry Robert S. Rifkind

Martin Smolin Robert Snyder & Carol Green

Rachel & Richard Robbins

Eugene & Marilyn Stein

June & Marvin Rogul

Judith Z. Steinberg Abbe & Peter Steinglass

Judith Mishkin Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Susan Romer & Donald Ungar

David Myers & Nomi Stolzenberg

Samuel I. ‘Sandy’ Rosenberg

Cecille Wasserman

Ruth Belzer

Leonard M. Wasserman

Barry & Elizabeth Bennett

Jean & Adolph Weil, Jr. Family Fund

David Berger

Sanford Weiner Lois Weinroth Whizin Philanthropic Fund Brenda A. Wolfson Stanley Wulf & Linda Press Wulf Michael Young & Debra Raskin Robert & Edith Zinn

$2,500 –  $4,999 Anonymous (17) Steve & Joanne Abel Barry & Mimi Alperin Joan Alpert Liora Alschuler Anita Altman & Gil Kulick Rabbi Sharon & Shimon Cohen Anisfeld Arthur Applbaum & Sally Rubin B&D Foundation Lawrence Bailis & Susan Shevitz Rabbis Justus Baird & Julie Roth Donald L. Baker Fund held at the Jewish Community Foundation of Southern Arizona Orna & Ayal Bar-David

William Berley Norma & Rabbi Donald R. Berlin BFK Foundation Peter Bickel & Nancy Bickel Robert L. Book Martin I. & Shirley B. Bresler Dita & Yehuda Bronicki Rabbi Les Bronstein & Cantor Benjie Schiller Rabbi Gustav & Sheila Buchdahl Jacob Burak Zehava Chen-Levy & Eyal Levy Richard Claman & Elizabeth Clark Gloria Cohen Peter & Barbara Cohen Saul & Miriam Cohen Edith Simon Coliver Family Richard Dale & Dorit Harverd Miriam Daniel Mark Davidow Joy & George Dryfoos Charitable Fund Rabbi Judith Edelstein & James Meier Audrey & David Egger Daniel M. Eisenstadt Alan & Shulamit Elsner Michelle & Glenn Engelmann Lisa Erdberg & Dennis Gibbons

Bruce, Steven, Gerald & Diane Solomon Fund Jeffrey Solomon & Audrey Weiner

Nathan Rome & Bonnie Alpert

Esther & Louis Beck

Daniel Sokatch & Dana Reinhardt

Marcia Riklis

Aaron Roland & Annelise Goldberg

Harry (z”l) & Lore Bauer

Stuart Warren

James & Esthy Adler

Emily A. Silverman

Marjorie & Cantor Stephen Richards

Mark Tushnet

Jolie Schwab & David Hodes

Jeffrey Rappin & Penny Brown

Orna & Tzaly Reshef

Susan P. Barr

Ruth & Henry Aaron

Donald & Goldie Silverman

Elsbeth Reisen & Mark Dyen

Barry & Elizabeth Bar-El

Janet Traub

Myron & Linda Schonfeld

Charles S. Raizen Foundation

Lyle & Gloria Rosenzweig


Phyllis & David Rothman

Charles I. Trainer

Claude & Andrea Stern Jerry V. Sternberg The Henry & Marilyn Taub Foundation Mark & Judith Taylor Abigail Ostow & Arthur Telegen

After a hate crime in

the Palestinian village

of Biddya, NIF grantee Tag Meir organized a

solidarity visit with the family of the victims.

ERJ Fund of the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven Jerome & Nancy Falk Michael D. Felsen Eva Fogelman, Ph.D. & Professor Jerome Chanes Carl (z”l) & Leonore Foorman Richard & Phyllis Franco Diane & Charles L. Frankel Daniel & Rosele Frishwasser Eden Gallanter & Miki Habryn The Joseph & Anna Gartner Foundation Moshe Gavish Jeffrey Gaynes Jerilyn Gelt Victor J. Goldberg & Patricia A. Waldeck Bruce N. Goldberger & Esther Sperber Irle Goldman & Janet Yassen Susan Sachs Goldman Jeffrey & Doris Goldstein Peter J. Gollon Enoch Gordis, M.D. Samuel and Grace Gorlitz Foundation Jeffrey & Beth Green Peter Greenberg David & Rennie Greenfield Diane Asseo Griliches Judyth Groner Marc Gross & Susan Ochshorn Eliyahou & Britt Harari Herbert Harris Mark J. Heiman

The Returning Wealth Philanthropic Fund

Stanley Wachs & Lisa Moriyama

Andrea & Richard Amend

A.J. Robinson & Nicole Ellerine

Michael & Judith Walzer

Beulah & Ezra Amsterdam

Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld LLP

Mary Ann & David Wark

Gary Angel & Sharman Spector-Angel

Corinne M. & Ivan Rosenberg

The Joseph & Felicia Weber Family Foundation

Sara Annear

Rabbis Jennie & David Rosenn Joyce Zinbarg Rosenthal & Steven Rosenthal

Every year on Jerusalem Day, Jewish extremists YOSSI ZAMIR

march through East Jerusalem and yell racist

chants. In response, Tag Meir organizes a “flower march” for equality and solidarity.

Linda A. Rosenthal Seymour & Sylvia Rothchild Family 2004 Charitable Foundation Anna Rubin Jonathan L. & Barbara Ryder Adene Sacks & Joseph Hellerstein

Hellman Foundation Frederick Hertz Willard J. Hertz Sandra D. Hess Marjorie Heumann Jack & Michal Hart Hillman Linda Lurie Hirsch Pamela & Steve Hirsh Steven Hochstadt & Stephen Sass

Arieh Konigl & Alice Roston Alan R. Korest Avi Kornreich Robin Kosberg Susan & David Kraemer Maris & Jesse Krasnow Linda & Jake Kriger Clifford & Robin Kulwin Dr. Barbara Lafer

Horwitz Family Fund

Betsy Miller Landis

Richard J. Hyman

Allen Leboff

Eran Ilan

Lederer Foundation

Martin Indyk

Terry (z”l) & Margaret Lenzner

The Howard G. and Samita B. Jacobs Foundation Rabbi James Jacobson-Maisels Jewish Aid Worldwide: America, Israel and Beyond Jan Kallish Alan H. Kanner Helen Kaplan Ross & Laura Kaplan Sally B. Kaplan Tal Kastner & Ivan Lehon Ezra Jack Keats Foundation Leona Kern Rabbi Emma KippleyOgman & Benj Kamm Sara & Jonathan Klein Alan E. Kligerman Robert & Joan Klivans Eric S. Koenig Dorothy & Richard Koerner Jenji L. Kohan Uri Kolodny & Hilla Dishon

Eugene & Janet Lerner Family Foundation Irwin & Rachel Levin Rich & Kathleen Levin Robert & Bonita Levin Leslie & Marsha Levine Toby & Jerry Levine Bernard & Lory Levinger Jennifer Lewis & Marc Bernstein LF Realty Capital, LLC Anthony Litwinko Rabbi Andrea London & Daniel London Roy Marantz & Rochelle Henner Marvin Marcus Steve & Jeanne Marcus Willy & Susan Mautner Mara Berman & Michael Maze Howard Metzenberg Rabbi Rachel Mikva & Mark Rosenberg Charles & Nola Miller

Shirley G. Miller Robert & Dale Mnookin

Myrna G. Sameth Nathan Savin & Susan Enzle

Morse Family Foundation

Jim & Emily Scheinman

Moser Family Philanthropic Fund

Joel & Beverly Seligson

Judy W. & Jay A. Nadel Barry Nalebuff & E.Helen Kauder Jack Needleman Sharee & Murray Newman Achinoam Nini Eric & Kathleen Orlin Jeffrey Orlin & Frances Keech Bill Padnos & Margy Kaye Julia Parzen & Daniel Johnson Marilyn Paul & David Stroh Rabbi Ephraim Pelcovits & Rachel Weber Joe & Brenda Pereles

David Schorr The Silver Tie Fund Risa Shames & Neil Silverston Joanne Shapiro Robin Shapiro & Katherine Levin Emily Siegel Jackie & Manny Silverman Susan Simon Rabbis Jonathan & Beth Singer Marc & Barbara Slutsky Steven Slutsky Naomi Sobel & Rabbi Becky Silverstein Sharmon Sollitto & Michael Lederman Adele H. Steinberg

Sylvia Weider-Amber Family Foundation Penny Kirsch Wein & Bruce J. Wein Alan Weiner & Nancy Maizels Rebecca Westerfield & Ivy Fine The Winstead Charitable Foundation Karen A. Wyle Max Yaffe Dr. Samuel and Sylvia Zaidenberg Endowment Fund held at the Jewish Community Foundation of Southern Arizona Or Zarua Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of the East Bay Rabbi Irwin & Anne Zeplowitz

$1,000 –  $2,499 Anonymous (60) Diane Abelman Wattenberg Steven & Valerie Abrahams

Sarena Straus & Jamil J. Gary

Mara & Stephane Acel-Green

Strear Family Foundation

S. James & Mary Adelstein

Paula & Daniel Reingold

Sussman Family DAF of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle

Rabbi Rachel Adler, Ph.D.

Sue Reinhold & Deborah Newbrun

Lisa Cannon Taylor & Chuck Taylor

David Reisen & Ann Peck Reisen

Haley Lieberman & Rabbi Michael S. Friedman

Adam Rattner Robert Rebitzer

Paul Resnick & Joan Karlin Paul Resnick & Caroline Richardson In Memory of HLP Resnik, M.D.

Gary & Evelyn Trachten Diane Troderman Sheila Trugman & Richard Rudnick Dr. Jonathan W. Uhr

Joshua & Elyse Arnow Rabbi Melanie Aron & Professor Michael Dine William & Israela Aron Mark & Judith Aronchick George & Janet Aronson Howard I. Aronson ARZA Nederland Esther-Ann Asch Bennett Ashley & Ruth Weinreb Miriam Asnes Eileen Auerbach & Lawrence Burgheimer Lori Auster-Moore

Victor Daniel Azubel

Sonia S. Abrams

Larry G. Raskin

Walter & Diane Ariker

Zuckerman Family Fund held at the Jewish Community Foundation of Southern Arizona

Donna & Tom Stone

Shlomit & Peleg Raday

Moshe & Rachael Arenstein

Andrew Avins

Susan Abramowitz & Aaron Gurwitz

Maryann Rabovsky & Daniel Rabovsky

Evan & Pat Aptaker

Margot Lurie Zimmerman

Rabbi Anita Steiner

Arleen & Aaron Priest

Michael Appel & Ruth Kraut

Anat R. Admati

Maia Azubel Carlos Bachrach Beth & Adam Badik Michael & Charlotte Baer JoAnne Bander Judith Bank Yuval Bar-Zemer Simeon Bardin & Susan Denman Sonya Barsha Judith B. Bass & Jack Levy Frank & Lee Battat Modestus Bauer Foundation Howell Baum & Madelyn Siegel Marc L. Baum Jonathan Beard & Rachel Theilheimer Suzanne & Howard Bearman

Sari K. Agatston

Barbara Beck

Morris Allen & Phyllis Gorin

Paul A Beck Jeffrey D. Bedrick

Richard Almond, M.D.

Ruth R. Been

Ralph Alpert Sheldon Alster Maya Altman David & Linda Altshuler Am Kolel Jewish Renewal Community

Aner Ben-Ami B. Richard & Mary Benioff Edward & Barbara Benshoof


2019 DONORS $1,000 – $2,499 continued

Judith A. Benstein, M.D. Annie Berdy Judith Berger Mark Berger

Neal & Ellen Sue Brown

Harvey & Elizabeth Blau

Diane & Stuart Brown

Rabbi Bernard & Bailey Bloom

Katherine Browning

James Blume & Kathryn Frank

Robert L. Bergman, M.D.

Nina & Philip Blumenfeld

Daniel Berko & Dr. Davida E. Talcove

Shirley Bob, z”l

Esther Berkow

Ellen Beth Bogolub Marcia Bogolub & Phil Kaplan

Rabbi Matthew Berkowitz Arthur Berliner & Marian Lever Jim & Diane Berliner

Stephen & Susan Bookbinder

Mark Brownstein & Johanna Ginsberg Maxine Brownstein Nancy Buck & James Sebenius Jeremy Bulow & Rhona Mahony Morgan Buras-Finlay & James Finlay Pamela Burdman Marcia Burnam, z”l

Ronald & Linda Borkan

Ariana & Benjamin Burrows

Veronica Sanchez (z”l) & Jeffrey Bornstein

Mark Burstein & David Calle

Ruth Donig-White & Robert White

Joshua Chover

Kenneth Douglas Foundation

Michael J. Churgin

Richard & Elaine Binder

Jordan & Judy Bloom

Rabbi Steven Chester & Leona Chester

John Tamor Citron Clergy of Temple Beth Sholom of Miami Beach Alan & Teri Cohen Rabbis Ayelet S. Cohen & Marc Margolius Drs. Harvey & Roberta Cohen Jonathan & Victoria Cohen Marc Cohen & Ilana Amrani Cohen Julie Shapiro & Shelly F. Cohen Shlomith & Richard Cohen Steven Cohen & Elsie Stern Stuart Cohen & Susan Hartman Barbara Cohn Susie Coliver & Robert Herman Congregation Emanu-El


says no to racism.”

Judy & Ed Berne

Sheila & Edward Braun

Jerry M. Bernhard

Sandee Brawarsky & Barry Lichtenberg

Celia Bernstein Eve Bernstein & Alex Gersznowicz Miriam Bernstein & Joshua Tenenbaum N I F 2 019 A N N UA L R E P O R T

Nadia Bernstein Eric Berzon & Danielle Ruymaker Beth El Temple Center Beyt Tikkun David & Rachel Biale Leon J. Bijou

Naomi Brenner & Ari Berger David Bressler & Susan Adler-Bressler Jeremy Brochin & Reena Spicehandler Lois P. Broder David Brodsky Shifra Bronznick Renee & Harold Brook Rabbi Sharon Brous & David Light Nancy S. Brown


Ann Buxbaum Amy Laura Cahn Claire & Daniel Caine Ronald (z”l) & Libi Cape Martin & Peggy Casey-Friedman Miriam & Robert Caslow

Betty & Stuart Cotton CRA International Larry Cuban in memory of Barbara Cuban Diana Cutler Kay B. Cynamon

John & Norma Davidson Charles & Jonis Davis Sheila R. Decter Joel Deitz & Barbara Berko Jay & Phyllis Denbo Toby Deutsch

Rabbi Kenneth Chasen & Allison Lee The Chasin Family

Susan Diamond

Bonnie & Mervin Cherrin

Diamondston Foundation

Judge Maxine Chesney

Nancy Dickenson

Jack Chester Foundation

Suzanne & Robert Diller

Leora Fishman Paul Fitzpatrick Michael Flamm & Jennifer McNally Deborah & Marc Fogel Rabbi Joshua Frankel & Rachel Berger Martha Whitman & Larry Franke

Bertram Edelstein & Karen Helrich

Barbara & Herb Franklin

Michael & Ruth (z”l) Edidin

Deanne Franus

Tom & Ellen Ehrlich Lotti N. Eichhorn Avraham & Emily Eisbruch Peter & Gail Eisenberg Will & Ann Eisner Family Foundation, Inc. Rabbi Dennis & Mandy Eisner Rabbi David & Rabbi Jacqueline Koch Ellenson

Arthur S. Elstein

Dana Corvin & Harris Weinberg

David Fishman & Mindy Seidlin

Harriett M. Eckstein

The Elovitz Family

Robert & Susan Diamond Foundation: Steven & Susan Diamond, Lori & Brad Fritz, & Scott Diamond

Ellen T. Charry

James & Susan Dubin

Ben N. Teitel Charitable Trust, Gerald Cook, Trustee

Michelle Dardashti Dr. David & Mrs. Ellen Braun

James Dubey

C. David Cook

Rachel Dankner

Mark R. & Pamela Berman

Ruth Ann & Jeffrey Dubb

Barbara Ellison Rosenblit & Ish Rosenblit

Adele Corvin

not white, we are all people” and “Jerusalem

Rabbi Ellen & Dr. James Dreyfus

Congregation Sherith Israel

Ellen Corenswet & John Morgan

Protestors in Jerusalem declared “not black,

Daniel Drake

Harriet & Albert Fishlow

Jeremy Elster Dr. Jason & Rabbi Shira Koch Epstein

Dr. Morrie & Carol Fred Steven & Marion Fredman Anne Freedman Estelle Freedman Charles Freiberg & Andrea Alfano Barry & Fradle Freidenreich Harvey & Brenda Freishtat David Weil & Rachel Friedberg Elizabeth Friedman Branoff & Steven Branoff Benjamin M. Friedman David Friedman & Tirzah Firestone Friedman Diana Friedman

Clement & Caroline Erbmann

Elizabeth & Glen Friedman

Aharon Eviatar

Howard Friedman & Sherry Leibowitz

Michael Fadil Lester & Trudy Fagen Deborah Falik David Falk Dr. David S. Fankushen Dina Feder Dror & Millet Feitelson Alan Feldman & Carol Seitchik Debbie Feldman Elliot & Lily Gardner Feldman James & Sara Feldman Jerome Feldman Peter Felsenthal & Jennifer Litchfield Tony Felzen Robert Field & Susan Geller Barry & Karen Fierst Fine Sisters Fund David Firestone Shelley & Robert Fischel Quentin & Gail Fisher Barry & Lee Fisher-Rosenberg

K. Bruce Friedman Robert Friedman Rabbi Stacy & Frank Friedman Dodi Fromson Wendy J. Frosh Leo & Rhea Fay Fruhman Foundation Dr. Jonathan Fuchs & Dr. Larry Rand G2 Insurance Services Betsy & Richard Gaberman Andrew Gabor & R. Iris Bahar Barbara Gaffin & Douglas Cahn Miriam Galston Elkan & S. Zelda Gamzu William Ganong & Marilyn Newman Diane Gardsbane Jared Garelick & Ellen Kramarow Anna Gatmon & Leon Segal

Ernest Peter & Joyce Geiduschek Eric Geller Rita Gelman Avner Gereboff Aliza Geretz & Ben Mayer John W. Gibson, Jr. Dennis & Nancy Gilbert David and Lucille Gildin Foundation Rabbi Pinchas Giller & Ronni Giller

Meredith J. Goldsmith Rebecca Bardach & Eliot Goldstein

Paul & Michelle Grobman Elliott & Elayne Grossbard Mildred Guberman

M. Horowitz

Jeffrey Goldstein

Peter & Ginnie Haas

Susan Goldstein & Andy Kivel

Frederic Haber & Jill Jacobs

Larry Horwitz & Naomi Pinchuk

Lirona Kadosh & Ethan Goldstine

Philip & Judith Hahn

Steve M. Goodman Carolyn Gordon & David Webb

Janet R. Halbert Mr. & Mrs. Jerry M. Hamovit

Shimshon Gottesfeld & Marcia Zalbowitz

Judith & Benjamin Handelman

Arthur I. Glick

Rabbi Judy Shanks & James Gracer

Anat Harlap

Candice Gold Alfred & Joan Goldberg Andrew & Shana Goldberg Harold Goldberg & Alisa Israel Goldberg Lee Jason Goldberg Nancy Goldberg Steven Goldberg David Goldenberg & Karen Lindau Norbert Goldfield Harry Goldin & Jane Kaplan Lynne Silbert Amy Goldman & Joel Brill Debbie J. Goldman The Harry & Barbara Goldman Foundation Karla A. Goldman Natalie & Stephen Goldman

Moshe Granit Bennett & Marcy Grau Mary L. Gray Tami Grayevsky Arthur & Kathy (z”l) Green Barry Green & Jennifer Altshuler Jerry & Pamela Green Stephanie Green & Zeke Vanderhoek Sherri Greenbach & David Goldstein Frank & Judith Greenberg Sandra & Stephen Greenberg Sheldon & Judy Greene Liz Greenstein Robert Greenstein Greenwald Family Charity Win & Jerry Greenwald Rabbi Suzanne Griffel & Dr. Saul Weiner Natasha Grigg

Earl Harris Fifteen Year Charitable Lead Annuity Trust Michael Harris & Elizabeth Foster Kathryn Haslanger & Gordon Berlin Robert & Carol Hausman Roslyn G. Heafitz, Ph.D. Richard & Siva Heiman Shai Held & Rachel Forester Held Steven & Bonnie Heller Clifford Hendler & Deborah Neipris Hendler Alice H. Henkin Judith N. Herr Jeffrey Hessekiel & Heather Henson Arlene Heyman, M.D. & Leonard Rodberg Juliane M. Heyman Howard Hiatt Rabbi Joanna Samuels & Jeremy Hockenstein Inge S. Hoffmann Yair Hoffman

Sylvia Horwitz & Dov Weitman Robert Howse Arthur Hurwitz Lynne Hybels Toby R. Hyman Martin H Tannenbaum & Alex Ingersoll Mark & Susan Irvings Stephanie Ives & Yehuda Kurtzer Jacqueline & Alex Jacobs Rabbi Margery Jacobs Liz & Alan Jaffe Valerie & Thierry Jahan

Tziporah Kasachkoff Richard Kass & Elaine Soffer Joyce Kates Judith & William Kates Marcy Kates Elai Katz & Nicole Duval Mandy Katz & Jonathan Massey Rebecca Katz Sidney & Helen Katz Dr. Bella Kaufman Rebecca Kaufman & Tavi Nathanson Rabbi Elie Kaunfer & Lisa Exler

Richard Kazis & Jill Medvedow

Ted & Deborah Jewett

Tracey Keij-Denton & Eelco Keij

The Jewish Federation of Nashville & Middle Tennessee The Joelson Foundation Jean Johnson & Peter Miller Ted Jonas Paul L. Joskow Nancy Juda & Jens Brasch Judea Reform Congregation Daniel & Katherine Kaberon Nancy Kahn & Manny Friedman Tamar & Jeremy Kaim Doniger Jeffrey & Llyn Kaimowitz

Carol Kellermann Bill & Lisa Kelly Herbert & Rose (z”l) Kelman Abby Kenigsberg Evelyn B. Kenvin Leon T. Kenworthy Ellen & Jack Kessler Rabbi Jason & Devora Kimelman-Block Leslie M. Kimerling Stephen & Susan Kippur Adina Sue Kleiman Idit Klein & Jordan Namerow Jonathan Klein & Amy Schottenfels Karen Wilk Klein Calvin & Denise Kleinman

Karen S. Kalish

Jonathan Kligler & Ellen Jahoda

Mordechai Kamel & Sara Weinberger

Alan M. Klinger

Sheila B. Kamerman

Persis Knobbe Barry Koffler

Norma & Murray Kane (z”l) Robert D. Kanter William & Phyllis Kantor

stronger than hate.”

David Karnovsky & Sue Kaplan

Trudi White & Naomi Jatovsky

Grace Kamins

“we are all equal” and “love is

Joshua Karlin-Resnick

Joel Kazis & Sara Nathan

Linda & Thomas Kalinowski

Israeli demonstrators declare

Stuart M. Kaplan

Peter & Karen Jakes

Rachel Kalikow & David de Graaf


Myra K Levenson

Nathan (z”l) & Mary Lynn Kotz

Helen Goldstein

Penina & Myron (z”l) Glazer

Bernard & Rochelle Goffe

Mary Kostman

Steve J. Kaplan

Jill Horowitz & Jonathan Kaufman

Joel Handelman & Sarah Wolff

The Beverly and Joseph Glickman (z”l) Fund

Rachel Kaplan

Howard Horowitz & Alisse Waterston

Gay & Carl Grunfeld

Rabbi Debra E. Goldstein

Jack Gorman

Marian & Arthur Glasgow

Dvora Honigstein

Daniel Kaplan & Kay Richman Daniel Kaplan & Fay Bomberg Paula E. Kaplan

Rabbi Lori Koffman A. Lawrence & Ruth Kolbe Janet L. Kolodner Yehoshua Kolodny Rabbi Ashira Konigsburg & Rabbi Tim Bernard Emily M. Koplik Susan P. Korn

Marvin & Gerry Kraus Rabbi Harold J. Kravitz & Cindy Reich Bernard E. Kreger Arthur Kreiger & Rebecca Benson Ruth S. Kremen Moshe Tov Kreps Doris & George Krevsky Samuel & Marilyn Krimm Susan G. Krinsky Karen & Mel Kronick Laura & Lewis Kruger John Kuehn & Elaine Crowley David & Lucy Kurtzer-Ellenbogen Rabbi Lawrence & Karen Kushner Jed Kwartler & Carol Barash Patrick Lacefield & Dinah Leventhal Ruth & Peter Laibson Jesse & Dani Lainer-Vos Joel & Annette Laitman Susanne & Bruce Landau Becky & David Landis Eva & Arthur Landy Eugene M. Lang Foundation Ken & Nancy Larner Suzanne & David Larsen Elizabeth & Scott Lassar Stuart Laurence Lawson Sarkowsky Family Serene Lazar William E. Leavitt Rachel & Benjamin Lebwohl Aviva & David Lee-Parritz Norman Lefstein Kenneth & Lucy Lehman Jonathan & Shelah Lehrer-Graiwer Robert & Ellen Leibenluft Melanie Leitner Lelchuk Family Donor Fund Libby Lenkinski & Isak Devries Dr. Robert & Yael Lenkinski


2019 DONORS $1,000 – $2,499 continued

Steven Lubet & Linda Lipton

Lisa Lepson

Richard & Helen Lynn

Bruce & Diane Lercher Alan & Jean Lettofsky Ori Lev & Sara Gold David & Cathy Levenson Jill & Aaron Levin Evelyn Levin Diane Keefe & John Levin Rachel Levin

Rabbi Shira Milgrom & Prof. David Elcott

Dagny Maidman & Molly Wood

Diane Millen

Michael & Anita Malina Gerald & Madeline Malovany Roni Mamluk Rafael Mandelman

Alan Mantel

Jacqueline & Howard Levine

Michael & Maxine Mantell

Kim Muth & Alex Levinson

Gayle & Jerry Marger Laura & David Margolis Judith & Michael Margulies

Andrea Miller-Keller Lindsay & Aaron Miller Shirlyn Miller Stephen & Barbara Miller Tamar Miller William Mindlin Glenda & David Minkin Rabbi Joshua & Betsy Minkin Joel S. Minkoff Leora Mirvish Jonathan I. Mishkin Burckhard Mohr

Ellen & Mark Levy

Elizabeth L. Marks & Paul A. Taylor

Elaine & Ronald Morris

Herbert L. Levy

Larry & Gladys Marks

Naomi & Azriel Levy

Paulina K. Marks

Kenneth & Anne Moss

Bruce & Claudia Voss Lewenstein

Sara J. Marks

Rabbi Steven Lewis Justin Liberman Lee Lichter Susan V. Lieberman Jeffrey & Anna Lieblich Eliezer Lifshitz Dr. Russell M. Linden Serge A. Lindner Marc Lipsitch & Meira Levinson

Suzanne Marks Melanie Mason Rabbi J. Rolando Matalon & Talia Hatzor Mayesh Family Gift Fund Mazur Family Emily & Bernard Mehlman Family Fund Arlene Alpert Mehlman & Dr. David Mehlman Rachel & Abraham Meidan

Alan Gordon Lipson & Judith D. Harris

Steven Meinrath & Helen Nusbaum

Channing T. Lipson, M.D.

Aryeh & Leah Meir

Steven & Judith Lipson

Kenneth & Vera Meislin Mitch Meisner

Deborah E. Lipstadt Alan & Sharon Lipworth Sarah Liron & Sheldon Kahn Eva & Alan Litt Stuart Litwin & Laura Baskes Litwin

N I F 2 019 A N N UA L R E P O R T

Seth Maerowitz & Ann-Isabel Friedman

Edward P. Levine

David C. Lewis, M.D.

Ellen Livingston & Jason Brown Amir Livne Bar-On Jeremy Lizt Aviva & Noam Lockshin Selma Lotenberg Matthew Louchheim Inbar Telem & Martin Lowenstein


Paul R. Milgrom & Eva Meyersson Milgrom

Charles & Rachel Manekin

Arielle Levites & Craig Cohen

Rabbi Goldie Milgram

Bernard Lytton, M.D.

Rochelle S. Levin

Judith Levitan

Ariela Migdal

Marsha Melnick & Susan E. Meyer Alan C. Mendelson Gerald & Sherry Merfish Steven J. Metalitz Ken Meyer & Kathy Reich Nancy Meyer & Marc Weiss Gail S. Meyers Israela & Rabbi Michael Meyerstein Philip Mezey Mimi Micner Joy Midman

Homayoon Moshiri Ellen & Michael Mundell Alfred Munzer & Joel Wind Ruth Muschel & Gillies McKenna Myra Musicant & Howard Cohen Ben Muskin Ronit Muszkatblit & Yonatan Israel N. James & Ellen Myerberg Vivanne T. Nachmias Dalia & Lance Nagel Marcia & Aaron Naveh Kenneth & Janice Neiman

Kathryn O’Donnell Judith Obermayer The Odyssey Fund Rabbi Janet I. Offel & Michael R. Nebenzahl Mannie Olswang The Vivian & Paul Olum Foundation

The Isaac & Leah M. Potts Foundation, Inc. Russell & Joan Pratt

Gaylia Rooks & Joe Rooks Rapport

Janet Price

Bruce A. Rosen

Aron & Karen Primack

Elliott & Phyllis Rosen

James Prosnit & Wendy Bloch

Harold L. Rosen

Arnold Rabin

Bernard & Renee Oppenheim

Orlee Rabin & David Shlachter

Elizabeth Waksman & Darren Orbach

Paula J. Rackoff

Andrew Orlin

Harold K. Raisler Foundation

David Orlin

Michael & Debra Rand

Howard & Anita Orlin

Jaime M. Rapaport Barry & Tim Barry

Stefan A. Ostrach

Abigail Rome

Melissa T. Raphaely

Jay L. Rosen Joan & Seth Rosen Professor Robert E. Rosen Ari Rosenblatt Irwin & Cecilia Rosenblum Roni Rosenfeld Douglas & Erica Rosenthal

Maxine Rapoport

Gwen & Jeremy Rosenthal

Bruce & Nicole Paisner

Judy Ravin

Kenneth Rosenthal

Richard & Martha Pastcan

Paula Rayman & Richard Herman

Sheldon & Rose Rosenthal

Judith Stern Peck

Alan & Nancy Raznick

Ann Rosewater

Wendy Peikes

Red Crane Fund

Howard Rosof

Michael Peltz

Eli & Adina Reshotko

Janet Penn

Drs. Barak & Laura Richman

The Elizabeth B. & Arthur E. Roswell Foundation

Jeremiah & Alicia Ostriker

Felice & Daniel Perlmutter Geoffrey P Picket Talia & Edgar Pierluissi Penny Pincus Judith Plaskow & Martha Ackelsberg Rebecca Plaut Mautner William & Karen Podolsky Mark & Eileen Polasky Bruce & Robin Polishook Lana Pollack The Jean & Henry Pollak Division of the Lucile & Maurice Pollak Fund Jeffrey & Belinda Pop Carol A. Port Sharri S. Posen

Dorothy Richman & Michael Steinman Elizabeth & Hershel Richman Elisabeth L. Richter Philip Richter & Julie Sissman Laurie & Stephen Riemer Victoria Riskin & David W. Rintels Steven M. Riskin & Claudine Isaacs Arthur & Judy Robbins Marc Robbins Jeffrey Robinson & Carol Stockton Abby Rockefeller & Lee Halprin Susie & Howie Rodenstein

Lori Roth Gale & Brian Gale Bob Roth Charitable Fund Steven Rothman & Kathleen Tierney Michael Rothschild & Lynn Greenberg Dan Rothstein & Ana Karchmer Alan & Debora Rottenberg Merrill & Laura Rotter Robert J. Rubenstein Jane Rubin Seth & Stephanie Rubin Dr. David & Mrs. Catherine D. Rush John Ruskay & Robin Bernstein

Nelco Foundation Inc. Allan & Melanie Nelkin David Nerenberg & Rabbi Elyse Wechterman Jan Neuenschwander New Story Leadership Ernest & Eva Miriam Newbrun Iris Newman Myra & Bruce Newman Nancy Newman & Zheindl Lehner Selma & Jeffrey Newman Samuel Norich & Deborah Ugoretz

In 2019, NIF made a special grant to support

the first-ever Jewish-Arab Pride in Lod, one of the most diverse cities in Israel.

The Robert Russell Memorial Foundation Rebecca & Rabbi David Russo Drs. Ruth & Steve Ryave Michael A. Salberg Laura & Bill Salganik Barbara Salmanson Charlotte Salomon & R. Scott Fetherston Hillel & Judith Salomon Arnold Sameroff Alfred & Marta Samulon Karen & Neil Sandler Rabbi David N. Saperstein Guy Sapirstein, Ph.D. Judith & Richard Schachter Steven & Sheira Schacter Rabbi Laurence Scheindlin & Alison Mayersohn

Arthur & Betsey Selkowitz/Selkowitz Family Foundation Elisabeth Semel & James Thomson Rita R. Semel Stephen Semlitz & Cathy Glaser Michelle R. Sender Karen Senter Daniel & Jacquelyn Serwer Jennifer Sey Dorit Shahar & Paul Friedberg Margaret & Howard Shainberg Hadassa & Meir Shani The Shapiro Foundation Greg Sharenow & Julie Gersten Ilene W. Shaw Betsy & Richard Sheerr Linda Rae Sher

Steven & Bonni Schiff

Reuben & Leona Shevitz

Sue Ann Levin Schiff

Audrey Shiffman & Peter Langmaid

Marilyn Schiffer Mary Beth Schiffman & David Tochen

Yonatan Shimshoni Hannah P. Shostack

Jean Schiro-Zavela & Vance Zavela

Susan & Y. Judd Shoval

The Schley Family Charitable Fund

Donald & Jill Shulman

Alice & Robert Schloss Jerry & Elaine Schneider Paul M. Schneider Francis & Sally Schrag The Schreck Family Foundation S. Ruth Schulman Dee Dee Schurman Ann R. Schwartz Harry Schwartz Jodi J. Schwartz Ellen & Sheldon Schwartz Regina Schwarz & David Aftergood Rabbi Sid Schwarz & Sandy Perlstein Mark Seal & Margo Bloom

Ariella Sidelsky & Dr. Roy Alcalay Margaret A. Siegel Peter Siegel & Hope Stevens David Sieradzki & Emily Novick Susan & Richard Sigel David Silberman & Claire Engers Jonathan Silberman & Debra Fields Rhoda Silver Janice & Donald Silverman Riva Silverman & Abram Heisler Jan Silverstein Ernest & Eve Simon Katherine G. Simon Beth Singer

Ronda Small & Ira Wolfman Robert Socolow Eugene Sofer & Judith Bartnoff Howard & Ann Sohn Aviam Soifer & Marlene Booth David & Lea Soifer Rabbi Felicia L. Sol Bruce Solomon & Susan Swartz Linc & Gail Sonenshein

Helen & Thomas Spiro Jennifer Spitzer Miriam R. Stampfer Robert & Andrea Stanger

Francine S. Stein

Ron Tilden

Harold & Vera Stein

Rabbi Rachel Timoner

Rabbi David Steinhardt & Dr. Tobi RichmanSteinhardt

Aaron & Ziva Tomares

Edward Steinhouse Richard & Judith Stern Family Foundation Rabbi Keith Stern Ruth Waddell & Eric Stockel Susan Stockel Rabbi Ariel Stone & Dr. Joseph Thaler Rabbi Michael Strassfeld & Rabbi Joy Levitt Walter I. Strauss Joan & Steve Subrin Daniel Sudran Robert G. Sugarman Hariett & Marc Suvall Richard & June Swartz Michael & Bryna Sweedler Eran Tadmor Dr. Joel Tarr & Dr. Tova Brafman Tarr Sheila & Steven (z”l) Taube

Dr. Anna Newman Taylor

Emily Segal & Andrew Ellis

Ralph Sinsheimer

Oren J. Teicher

Rabbi Jonathan Slater & Barbara Schecter

Stephanie Teicher

Asaf Selinger

Valerie & Mitchell (z”l) Slotnick

David & Betsy Teutsch

Walter (z”l) & Anne Tick

Michael Singer

Jean Sloss

Gregory & Rachel Tertes

Matthew Thomases

Eric Singer

Renata & Edward Selig

William Terry, M.D. & Honora Kaplan

Aryeh & Betsy Stein

Alice Segal

Steven & Melissa Sloan

for his tenth year at the helm of NIF.

James G. Steiker

Lynn & Paul Sedway

Sara & Michael Sela

activism, and honored CEO Daniel Sokatch

Susan Thal

Dr. Ingrid D. Tauber & Frank Taforo

Michael Slater

Messinger, an icon of Jewish social justice

Esther S. Starrels

Daniel & Maxine Singer

Richard & Betty Seid

San Francisco featured keynote speaker Ruth

Spiro-Weinberger Fund

Carole Sears

Joshua Segal & Jennifer Geetter

NIF’s 2019 Guardian of Democracy gala in

Rayla G. Temin, in memory of Howard M. Temin Bruce Temkin & Judson Morrow Bruce & Judith Tennebaum

Anne S. Towbes Ilana Trachtman & Jonathan Friedan Ralph Tryon & Maida Schifter Steven Tulkin & Sydney Kapchan Judith Tuller Andrea Turner David & Bonita Turner Richard & Gail Ullman Charitable Gift Fund David M. Umansky Jeane Ungerleider & William Stone Michael & Marion Usher Jack & Margrit Vanderryn Michael & Serene Victor Milton & Judith Viorst Rabbi Andrew Vogel & Martha Hausman Deborah Waber Drs. David Wahl & Carol Traut David Waksberg & Ellen Bob Milton and Miriam Waldbaum Family Foundation Roger & Hilary Waldinger Ayelet Waldman & Michael Chabon Andrea & Arthur Waldstein The Sarah Wall Memorial Trust Marc Wallman

Ron Walter

Harold Widom

Joan Warshaw

Noam Wiener & Laura Appleby

Rabbi Arthur I. Waskow & Rabbi Phyllis O. Berman David Wasserman & Susan Ginsberg Laurie & Larry Wasserman Larry & Linda Weaner Henry Webber & Christine Jacobs Kevin & Susan Weidenbaum Monique Weil Debra & Joe Weinberg Jenna Weinberg & Jake Prosnit Sheila Weinberg & Maynard Seider Andrew & Debra Weiner Toni K. Weingarten Janice & Lanford Weingrod David Weisbrod & Margaret Simon Barbara C. Weisenfeld Dr. David & Estare Weiser Elaine Weiss & Julian Krolik Jed Ariel Weiss & Ilana Braun Weiss Jeff & Paula Kramer Weiss Gloria Weissberg Stephen & Rita Weisskoff Rabbi Lisa Grant & William Weitzer Richard & Beatrice Wernick Gerald Westheimer Michael Whinston & Bonnie Honig

Carole F. Wilder Susan Schwartz Wildstrom The David A. & Shoshanna Wingate Foundation Hugh & Mary Anne Winig Mark Winsberg & Diane Morse Doug Wissoker & Alys Cohen Iris Witkowsky Edward Witten & Chiara Nappi Blossom G. Wohl Amy R. Wolf Susan & Robert Wolfe Robert S. Wolfe Fredric Woocher & Wendy Dozoretz Carl Woolf Rudolph & Sara Wyner Prize Fund at the Boston Foundation, established by their children, Elizabeth Wyner Mark & Justin L. Wyner Allan & Ray Ellen Yarkin Linda Yenkin Josephus Youngerman & Ronnie Scharfman Norma & Arnold Zack B. Andrew Zelermyer & Daniel Romanow Rabbi Daniel & Louise Zemel Jonathan M. & Carol Weingold Zenilman Jonathan F. Zimman Mary & Harold Zlot David Zlotowski

Carol & Brad White

Guy Zucker

Michael White & Rebecca Katz-White

Ami Zusman

Jessica & Efraim Wichmann

Hillit Zwick


legacy giving The following individuals have generously provided for the future of the New Israel Fund by naming NIF the beneficiary of a will, life insurance policy, or retirement plan, or by establishing a charitable gift annuity or trust.

NIF Legacy Society Legacy gifts committed by generous NIF donors. Anonymous (37) Ralph Alpert Eric R. Alterman Debra Appel & Gene Schneyer Judith & Robert Appelbaum

Sylvia Fischer Glenn R. Fleischman Carl (z”l) & Leonore Foorman Gail Foorman John A. Franken Henry N. Friedel

Howard & Dorothy (z”l) Berger Joan I. Berger David W. Berkowitz Adam M. Birnbaum Deborah Blank

Leslie Kane & M. Manuel Fishman

Frances E. Goldman Marjory Goldman William S. Goldman (z”l) & Serra Falk Goldman Rabbi Debra Goldstein Peter J. Gollon David & Rita Gottlieb

Alyse Laemmle William E. Leavitt Allen Leboff Ruth Lederman Gary Libman & Gail Tapley-Libman Martin Lowenstein & Inbar Telem Ruth B. Lurie Mitra Makbuleh, Ph.D. Judy Mann Roberta & Bernard (z”l) Marcus

Norman L. Cantor

Ruth Harrison

Natalie Caplin

Sheldon Hearst

Claudia I. Chaves

Dr. Gabor T. Herman

Robert E. Cohen

Suzanne R. Hirsch

Mary I. Coombs

Lotte Hoffman

Theodore & Marylyn Miller

Melissa E. Crow

Amnon Holzman

Anne P. Mintz

Shulamit Decktor

Jacob Holzman

Beverly A. Diamond

Donald & Mary Ann Horenstein

Harriet Mouchly-Weiss & Charles Weiss

Eddie & Rachel Eitches

Linda J. Kacser

Stuart & Lee Pollak Norman Postone & Lisa Fruchtman Daniel C. and Lisa R. Price Dan M. Pulcrano A. David & Esther Redding

Jane Rubin

Ellen & Ellis (z”l) Harris

Marcy Eisenberg

Benette Phillips

Robin Kosberg

Marcia E. Burick

Martin H Tannenbaum & Alex Ingersoll

Doris Pfeffer

Lori Roth Gale

Daniel Harris & Jane Buttars

Isabel P. Dunst

Allan & Jane Paulson

Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum

Martin & Geraldine Brownstein

Judith S. Hozore

Dr. Richard & Martha Pastcan

Marcus M. Rosenblum

Gerald & Carol (z”l) Halpern

Douglas E. Duckett

Rachel Oriel Berg, Ph.D.

Ray & Evelyne Kende

Laura S. Brown, Ph.D.

Alan Dowty

Jacques & Laura Zakin

Sue Reinhold

Jed Kwartler, M.D. & Carol Barash, Ph.D.

Zelia K. Goldberg

Henry Olshin

Yahara Katzeff

Gerald Gerash

Judith F. Goldberg

Stephen S. Winter

Michael L. Kaplan

Linda & Frank Kurtz

Joshua N. Goldberg

Phyllis M. White

Barry Nobel

Leon Reinharth & Françoise Rothman (z”l)

Jeffrey Gaynes

Ghita D. Ginberg

Phillip L. Bereano

Jan Kallish

Sonia P. Fuentes

Leonore B. Gerstein

Wendy Bear

Karen Kalish

Doris & George Krevsky

Diane & Jean-Loup Baer

Judith Bank

N I F 2 019 A N N UA L R E P O R T

Mark & Lucy Rose Fischer

Peter & Lucy Ascoli

Lawrence Bailis & Susan Shevitz


Barbara & William (z”l) Fairman

Murray H. Newman

Anita Rotman David M. Saperstein Lela & Gerard Sarnat Suzanne Schecter & Todd Ruback Hanna Schepps Senator Elliot Schewel & Rosel Schewel (z”l)

Hilde Staniulis

Daniel & Noémi P. Mattis

Harold & Shirley Strom

Ben Murane & Naomi Kramer Leila Mustachi Jamie Natelson Iris Newman Louis Newman & Rabbi Amy Eilberg

Anita Steiner Martin & Ethel Taft Steve Teichner Bruce Temkin Sandy (z”l) & Bob Temkin Steven Tulkin & Sydney Kapchan Judith Tuller Barbara A. Turner Paul & Dorothy Wachter Bettyruth Walter, Ph.D. Benjamin Ward Marilyn and Ray Weisberg (z”l)

Kahal Foundation Special Fund Naomi Kies Endowment Fund

Adrienne S. Baranowitz

Clara Spitzer Lauder (Tanaka) Fund

Ellen Borenfreund

Miriam Fligelman Levy Cross-Cultural Prize

Joel M. Brown Claire S. Frankel Charles J. Frisch Anna Gold Earl Harris Pauline Ledeen Shirley & Irving Leos Tamar D. Lieberman Edith Finell Millman William Rabinowitz

Alexander & Ethel Strasser

Ellen Soren Beda

Richard Israel Social Justice Fellowship Fund

Anonymous (2)

Morton W. Ryweck

David & Lea Soifer

Rita and Herbert Z. Gold Fund

Toby and Nathan Jelinski Fund

Joanne Shapiro

Laura S. Smith

Gallanter Family Philanthropic Fund

In 2019 NIF received bequests from the following generous donors, may their memories be a blessing.

Norman Rothfeld, Esq.

Todd P. Silverstein

Franklin M. Fisher Family Fund

A. Hiatt Fund

Harold Shames Mark Shleisner & Vivien Hoexter

Ilana d’Ancona Endowment Fund

In Memoriam

Mildred A. Schwartz

Judith & Michael Margulies

Shirley G. Miller

Janet Zobel

Jack Rapaport

Jennifer Spitzer

Patricia A. Miller

Margot & Paul Zimmerman

Debra R. Schoenberg

Gayle & Jerry Marger

Linda B. Miller

Jonathan Zimman

Gerald Cromer Paths of Peace Fund

Endowment Funds NIF is grateful to many individuals and foundations for establishing endowments, family endowments, memorial funds and field-ofinterest 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

Linda B. Miller Endowment Fund Raquel Newman Fund for Professional Development Josephine Bay Paul Endowment for the Center for Law and the Child Hirsch and Braine Raskin Endowment for Youth and Education Esther Leah Ritz Endowment Elizabeth Seelig Fund Rose L. Shure and Sidney N. Shure Endowment Fund Wendy WeikerGordon Memorial Fund Josephine Weiner Fund for Social Justice Rudolph and Sarah Wyner Fund Yaffa London Yaari Scholarship Fund

40th Anniversary Legacy Campaign

SUCCESS! We are thrilled to announce that we met and exceeded our original goal to raise $40 million to fuel NIF’s future — and now we are extending the goal to $50 million. We are deeply grateful to every member of the NIF family who has joined the campaign so far. It’s not too late to join! Founders Circle Founders Circle members made significant commitments to NIF’s 40th Anniversary Legacy Giving Campaign. Anonymous (5) Alvin Baum & Robert Holgate

Janine Frier

Raquel H. Newman (z”l)

Sanford & Linda Gallanter

Debra F. Pell

Joan Garson & David Baskin Daniel Gelfant & Allan Risk Judy & Sheldon Greene Lois & Richard Gunther Sabina Harris (z”l) Juliane M. Heyman David Hochberg

Michael Bien & Jane Kahn (z”l)

Hadass Kaufmann

Ellen Borenfreund (z”l)

Hannah L. Kranzberg

Sandra Coliver Susie Coliver Ilana d’Ancona (z”l)

Murray Koppelman Joan A. Kuriansky Dr. Barbara & Sy (z”l) Landau

Kathleen Peratis Elaine Reuben June A. Rogul Norman Rothfeld, Esq. (z”l) Françoise Rothman (z”l) Sylvia Sabel & Joel Rubinstein Talia Sasson Daniel & Sheila Segal The Rose L. Shure & Sidney N. Shure Endowment Fund Daniel Sokatch & Dana Reinhardt Lloyd & Lassie Ulman (z”l) Kayla M. Weiner, Ph.D.

Drs. Isser Dubinsky & Antoinette Wertman

Rachel & Dr. Alon Liel

Sharon Weintraub

Roberta Elliott

Jan Abby Liff Ted Live

The Elsa and Max Weissenberg Trust

Gidion Eshet Sybil & Rabbi Harvey (z”l) Fields Eleanor Friedman & Jonathan Cohen

Caroline & Rabbi Brian Lurie The Purple Lady/ Barbara J. Meislin Fund David N. Myers & Nomi Stolzenberg


Robert Holgate & Alvin Baum

Whoever would’ve thought back in 1979 when I went to Israel for the first time along with NIF’s founders that today we’d be celebrating this 40th anniversary. Remarkably, many of the issues we focused on during that trip — especially equal rights for women, Arab populations, and LGBTQ people — still require NIF intervention … and probably always will. That’s the reason I’m helping to make sure NIF continues long after I’m gone.” — Alvin Baum

Drs. Carol & Terry Winograd Ruth Wolf (z”l) Peter Yessne & Gail Bates Yessne Michael D. Young & Debra L. Raskin

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Travel Go behind the headlines and examine the realities of contemporary Israeli life. Meet the leaders of Israel’s dynamic social change movement. Learn about challenges facing Israel and the steps Israelis are taking to meet these challenges. Tour participants come back energized partners in our work to build a more just society in Israel.

Learn + Act Stay informed about what is happening in Israel and what you can do to help. Join us for educational events, sign up for our biweekly e-newsletter, sign on to action alerts, and join us on Facebook and Twitter.

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.

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


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