New Israel Fund 2012 Annual Report

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the NeW Israel FUNd The New Israel Fund (NIF) is the leading organization advancing democracy and equality for all Israelis. We believe that Israel can live up to its founders’ vision of a state that ensures complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants, without regard to religion, race, gender, or national identity. Widely credited with building Israel’s progressive civil society from scratch, we have provided over $250 million to more than 800 cutting-edge organizations since our inception. And we are more than a funder;


NIF is at philanthropy’s cutting edge thanks in large part to SHATIL.

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Social and Economic Justice


Democracy, Human, and Civil Rights


Religious Pluralism and Tolerance

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.

20 NIF Projects and Key Partnerships 21

SHATIL Projects

22 Financial Statements 25 Planned Giving 26 2012 Donors 32 Get Involved



Here at the New Israel Fund we always ask ourselves how to ensure the biggest impact. More specifically, we ask how we can best empower others to be effective changeagents, and how can we best utilize our own expertise in social change to build a better society — from the ground up. 2012 was a year in which our impact was felt in a variety of ways, most notably among the activists with whom we engage. The summer protests of 2011 left many inspired and energized, but also concerned that the hundreds of thousands of people who took to the streets chanting for a better Israel would not ultimately effect substantive change. Yet there was reason for optimism. We’re pleased that social and economic issues and building a shared society were at the top of the agenda for the recent elections. But real social change must come from the grassroots as well as from the government. The impact of our support for the protests, for the activists who often do their work in obscurity and for the organizations that take social change to the halls of power in Israel was and will remain considerable, from the Knesset to the courts to ordinary Israeli communities. NIF works to secure a future for a democratic Israel that treats all those who live there justly and decently. Our impact is measured not only by events on the ground, and not only by the traditional and new strategies we employ, but also by our growing support from you. We are optimistic. We know you care about the future of Israel and that makes us even stronger. When we win victories for women, for minorities, for the disenfranchised and powerless, you are there. Like you, our values are permanent and encompass the work that we do. And we will never stop looking for the best ways to engage you and tens of thousands of concerned Israelis in the job of building a better Israel. Sincerely,

Brian Lurie

Daniel Sokatch

Rachel Liel


Chief Executive Officer

Executive Director in Israel | 2012 Annual Report


IN THE BATTLE FOR HARISH IT WAS DAVID AGAINST The story of Harish is one of ordinary citizens working to preserve a diverse, shared society.


From The Ground Up | New Israel Fund


NIF works to build, foster, and empower shared society in Israel. Working with every population sector throughout Israel, we promote equal rights in housing, infrastructure, health, and education for all residents.


Section photo credit: Harish Coalition

DAVID WON “This was a historic day for joint JewishArab struggle and an important victory for civil society — it proves that when citizens organize together they can emerge victorious against the odds.” — Hemy Bar-Or, Harish activist. | 2012 Annual Report









The residents fighting the proposed changes

housing has become acute, building a

to their town were up against powerful

Haredi-only planned city would have

opposing forces, and the outcome wasn’t

drastically altered the way of life in the

looking good. It was David versus Goliath.

Harish area, while cutting secular Israelis

And David won.

off from the possibility of affordable

Located between Highway 6 and the


West Bank in the Wadi Ara region, Harish is

Hemy Bar-Or, an artist originally

a unique model of shared society. It wasn’t

from Haifa, and other ordinary Harish

planned that way, it just happened. The

residents founded The Harish Coalition

area is home to several thousand secular

to protect their multi-cultural community.

veteran Israelis and Russian immigrants, an

With funding from NIF and guidance from

Arab Israeli village, kibbutzniks, and other

SHATIL to conduct an intensive, multi-

residents. Town leaders proudly tout its

year citizen-led campaign to preserve the

eco-friendly and inclusive nature.

nature of their town, they prevailed.

Several years ago, to the dismay of the

Harish will indeed get new apartments

local population, a government plan was

and infrastructure, constructed for and

proposed that would have transformed

open to all Israelis. In early January 2013,

Harish into Israel’s first city planned for the

an Israel Land Administration committee

ultra-Orthodox. The blueprint included nearly

awarded contracts to several bidders

5,000 new housing units and a master plan

representing the full span of Israeli

geared exclusively toward an ultra-Orthodox

society, including groups representing the

(Haredi) lifestyle, including separate schools

Arab community and those promoting

for boys and girls, yeshivas, and mikvehs. In

affordable housing. The decision

a country where the shortage of affordable

guarantees the future of Harish as a pluralistic and multi-cultural city.


From The Ground Up | New Israel Fund

More News on Social and Economic Justice In 2012, SHATIL published Haifa — Between Reality and a Vision for a Shared City, a 500-page book detailing the need for a truly shared society, including international models for shared, egalitarian cities, as well as chapters specific to Haifa on planning, intercommunity relations, employment and the economy, politics and protest, education, culture, and urban memory. In a perfect marriage of NIF’s efforts promoting shared society, socio-economic justice, and environmental protection, NIF and key organizations helped launch Moona—a Space for Change, in the

Palestinian Israeli town of Sakhnin. Moona (“wish” in Arabic) is the world’s first Jewish-Arab center for the development of scientific, environmental, and spacerelated social and business initiatives. Though officially designated a Jewish city, the Galilee town of Karmiel has a population that is about 10% Arab. The Arab residents of Karmiel pay municipal taxes but don’t receive the same municipal services as the Jewish residents. A group of Jewish and Arab residents formed by SHATIL is fighting for the rights of the Arab residents and working toward the creation of a truly shared city.

Selected grantees

What the organization does

NIF involvement/financial support

Awareness For You

Works to advance the status of Arab women and cultivate female leadership on the local level.

As part of its work empowering unemployed women, the group organized and facilitated travel arrangements for 50 women in the Wadi Ara region to work as teachers in Be’er Sheva.

Harish Coalition Campaign

Group of local residents dedicated to preserving their community’s eco-friendly and inclusive character.

NIF’s grant funded a marketing campaign that enabled the Coalition to intensify its efforts during the critical and dramatic final months of 2012. SHATIL provided additional assistance to the group.

Negev Coexistence Forum

Promotes equality for Arab and Jewish residents of the Negev and works toward recognition of unrecognized villages.

In 2012 the Forum launched a database that monitors demolitions in unrecognized villages. In addition, it ran 64 tours of unrecognized villages for more than 200 people including the British ambassador.

Bimkom — Planners for Planning Rights

A Jewish-Arab organization that promotes public participation in planning and the interests of low-income populations.

NIF’s grant is helping Bimkom to become more effective. Last year, thanks to Bimkom, a plan that would expropriate Bedouin land was shelved and a Jerusalem neighborhood will be connected to the sewer line.


NIF grant as % of organizational budget






Following the protests that rocked Israel in the summer of 2011, social justice issues skyrocketed to the top of the public agenda. NIF ensured these issues remained a priority throughout the election campaigns and is working to ensure that affordable housing, open communities, and civic equality remain on the public agenda. The campaign to save Harish brought together Jewish and Arab residents, as well as local kibbutzniks. | 2012 Annual Report


Young Bedouin women toured the Knesset with SHATIL as part of a year-long leadership training program.



NIF’s long-term goal is to reduce social and economic gaps by working to empower Israel’s most disadvantaged citizens. NIF works with grantee organizations to foster a broad culture of citizen action and promote workable policies and programs addressing poverty, homelessness, unemployment, and urban decay in low-income communities, especially in the geographic and social periphery.

Following the social justice protests and a concerted effort by a SHATIL-led coalition of organizations, the Knesset approved a historic plan to provide free education for all Israeli children starting at age three. The plan will significantly ease the financial burden on young families, enabling many more women to join the workforce. It will also provide young children throughout Israeli society with a structured educational environment to better prepare them for school. New fast-track housing developments must now designate a certain percentage of units as affordable housing, a major victory for the NIF-sponsored Coalition for Affordable Housing.

Following a petition by NIF grantees Adalah and Itach – Women Lawyers for Social Justice, a High Court ruling canceled a condition for unemployment benefits that disqualified claimants who use a car. Justice Dorit Beinisch said the clause contradicted the “minimum right to live in dignity.” The NIF/SHATIL-led Forum for Responsible Planning succeeded in freezing the government’s anti-democratic planning reform bill, which would privatize the planning process in ways that limit public input, increase the potential for environmental damage, and provide more clout to wealthy land developers. In a precedent-setting decision, the Tel Aviv District Court has ruled that the Tel Aviv — Jaffa Municipality cannot evict homeless people from public spaces and is not entitled to confiscate their personal property. ACRI Attorney and NIF Law Fellow alum Gil GanMor represented several homeless plaintiffs.


From The Ground Up | New Israel Fund

Selected Grantees



Increasing access to higher education for the Arab sector, representing young Arabs in the social justice protest movement, and empowering Arab students in institutions of higher education.

Adva Center

Provides policy analysis, advocacy, and public education on issues of inequality among various population groups in Israel with a focus on gender. Ahoti: Sister for Women in Israel

Works for the economic and personal empowerment of women, with a focus on Mizrachi, Ethiopian and other disempowered groups, and runs Israel’s first fair trade stores. Awareness for You

Cultivates Arab women for leadership roles in the Triangle region. Beer Sova: Nutrition and Social Change

Trains people in need of food security to help them actualize their social rights and promote social justice in peripheral areas of Israel. Beit Ha’am

A vibrant hub for social protest meetings, activities, and public events led by activists in Tel Aviv. Coalition for Affordable Housing

Promotes innovative solutions for affordable housing through community organizing, advocacy, legal activity and raising public awareness. Cooperative Development Center: AJEEC

Facilitates the organization of individuals to promote their economic, social, and cultural interests through the creation of jointly owned and democratically managed business enterprises. Em Habanim

Economic empowerment for ultra-Orthodox women who are single parents. Follow-Up Committee for Arab Education

The leading organization representing the Arab public vis-à-vis the education system, advancing equitable allocation of resources, and greater autonomy in education for the Arab sector.

Israeli Human Rights Organization of People with Disabilities

Promotes the rights of persons with disabilities in Israel. Mahapach-Taghir: Education, Housing, & Livelihood

Narrows social gaps and develops local leadership among disempowered populations by establishing neighborhood centers in disadvantaged villages; tutoring children, empowering residents, and cultivating local leaders. National Coalition for Direct Employment

Leads public campaigns against the widespread exploitation of labor contractors by manpower companies, one of the issues behind the social protest movement. Noar KaHalacha

Prevents ethnic discrimination in the Haredi education system. Physicians for Human Rights: Civil Forum in the South

Bridging the gaps in the availability, accessibility, and results of healthcare and promoting the rights of underprivileged sectors, with a focus on the Negev. Social Guard

Over 700 citizen volunteers who monitor Knesset discussions and inform the public about legislative processes. Supportive Community

Promoting and training women who own small businesses. Wikirights

Setting up a website in the format of Wikipedia with the assistance of professional developers, writers, and organizations to increase understanding of social rights. Women Lawyers for Social Justice

Works to narrow social and economic gaps through public education and legal activities designed to link feminist discourse with social justice. This is a partial list. For a complete listing of NIF grantees, please visit


A political-social-economic blog aimed at expanding the public discourse and creating a media platform for civil society. | 2012 Annual Report




Eritrean 15% are women




other African countries

90% have arrived since 2007

Source: ARDC and Laissez-Passer

For yoU Were a

straN Not yoUr The growing presence of asylum seekers has led to conflict with the veteran residents in South Tel Aviv.

With a broken asylum process and exploitation of the issue by ultra-nationalist politicians, refugees are in the political cross-hairs.


From The Ground Up | New Israel Fund

Immigration policy is controversial everywhere. Israel is no exception. NIF advocates for a sensible immigration policy that respects human rights, and balances the ideal of the Jewish homeland with the Jewish obligation to help the stranger.


IN a laNd oWN The Physicians for Human Rights medical clinic is the only way for most refugees in Israel to receive basic health care. | 2012 Annual Report


D E M O C R A C Y,







The NIF-convened anti-violence Tag Meir Coalition on a solidarity visit to a torched apartment in Jerusalem that housed Eritrean refugees.


Yet, that is the reality for the 60,000 Africans — predominately from Eritrea and Sudan — living in Israel. Despite being a signatory to international

(Likud) said that “the Sudanese are a

conventions on refugees, Israel has

cancer in our body.” Other prominent

politicized its response to the influx.

politicians have called for human rights

An already complicated human rights

activists aiding migrants to be forcibly

situation is further exacerbated by Israel’s

rounded up into detention camps,

lack of a coherent policy on immigration

publically blasted the refugees as “rapists

for non-Jews.

and harassers,” and called the population

In early 2012, the government enacted the Anti-Infiltration Law, according to

The situation has devolved into

which migrants from Eritrea can be jailed

violence, including a riot in south Tel Aviv

for up to three years, while Sudanese

and the torching of an apartment housing

can remain in prison indefinitely. Many

Eritrean refugees in Jerusalem.

of the detainees are destined for the

Israel joins much of the western world

world’s largest detention center for

in grappling with the myriad challenges

refugees in the Negev Desert.

presented by a sudden infusion of

Encouraged by ultra-nationalist


“an enemy state of infiltrators.”

newcomers — whether economic

politicians, there is a growing backlash

migrants or refugees. This new reality

against the refugees. During a public

creates a series of complicated problems

anti-refugee demonstration, Miri Regev

without simple solutions.

From The Ground Up | New Israel Fund

More News on Human and Civil Rights From the top down, the NIF network is advocating for a sensible immigration policy, which balances a respect for human rights and dignity along with Israel’s moral obligation to help the stranger. From the bottom-up, NIF is providing financial resources to the front-line organizations working with African refugees. And we’re offering expertise and training to help the refugees speak for themselves to the media, to the politicians, and to all of Israel.

The arrival of the refugees — largely to South Tel Aviv — has fueled resentment and racially motivated incidents among the socioeconomically disadvantaged residents. NIF has made building bridges and understanding between these two communities a priority. Focusing on shared issues of concern between marginalized groups including housing, education, health services, security, and welfare, the NIF family is working to create common ground between the populations and serve as a bulwark against politicians eager to exploit existing tensions.

Selected grantees

What the organization does

NIF involvement/financial support

Power to the Community

The group of Israelis and asylum seekers work to improve conditions for residents of underprivileged South Tel Aviv neighborhoods.

NIF’s funding is critical for sustaining the project, and especially for employing coordinators. In 2012, the group established weekly night patrols to increase the sense of security and community in two disadvantaged neighborhoods.

Coalition Against Racism

Comprised of 36 members, including 23 NIF grantees, the Coalition works to raise awareness of and change attitudes about racism.

Last year the Coalition pushed new legislation, including a bill that would prohibit racist advertising, and published its annual racism report. NIF’s support allowed the Coalition to develop their infrastructure.

Women for Human Rights: Machsom Watch

Works to end the occupation and protect the human rights of Palestinians in the territories.

An all-volunteer organization, Machsom Watch (MW) continued its daily observations of the checkpoints in addition to conducting guided tours and publishing its “Invisible Prisoners” report.


NIF grant as % of organizational budget





Early in 2013, more than 2,000 supporters took action with NIF against the “voluntary” deportations of Eritrean refugees back to a dangerous and potentially lifethreatening situation. Those deportations were then halted by Israel’s Attorney General. NIF organizations will keep up pressure on the new government to deal with refugees fairly, humanely, and in accordance with Israeli and international law. Refugees study Hebrew at the offices of NIF grantee African Refugee Development Center in Tel Aviv. | 2012 Annual Report


Selected Grantees


African Refugee Development Center (ARDC)

Led by African refugees, ARDC works to advance the rights of refugees and asylum seekers in Israel through legal assistance and public advocacy. Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI)

Litigation, counseling, monitoring, education, and legislative consultation to establish and protect civil and human rights in Israel. NIF’s flagship grantee, ACRI is the leading civil rights organization in Israel.

Negev Coexistence Forum

Promotes cooperation between Jews and Arabs in the Negev, with a focus on the problems of unrecognized Bedouin villages. Our Heritage

Promotes democratic values amongst Russian-speaking immigrants concerning issues of equal rights, Jewish-Arab joint living, and peace.

Bimkom: Planners for Planning Rights

A Jewish-Arab organization that engages the public in planning processes with a focus on East Jerusalem, the Negev, mixed cities, and other marginalized populations. Breaking the Silence

Raises public awareness about the moral dilemmas faced by soldiers serving in the occupied territories by collecting and publishing soldiers’ testimonies, public events, and advocacy. Council for Peace and Security

Former senior IDF officers who advocate an end to the occupation and a peace agreement with the Palestinians from a security perspective. Equal Access to Health Services

Promoting culturally competent and linguistically accessible medical services for all residents of Israel. Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel (Adalah)

Litigation and advocacy efforts to ensure the rights of Arab citizens of Israel. Tag Meir Coalition (formerly known as Banish the Darkness)

Coalition of Jewish, largely religious organizations that leads public, legal, and educational activities to combat racism in Israeli society. Ma’an — The Forum for Bedouin Women’s Organizations

Advances Bedouin women’s leadership and status and facilitates cooperation among local organizations. Mossawa

Policy analysis and advocacy efforts to ensure equality in government budgets and policies for Arab citizens, and Jewish-Arab activities to combat racism.


From The Ground Up | New Israel Fund

Public Committee against Torture in Israel

Works to prevent all forms of torture and police brutality, and to expand public support for human rights. The Freedom of Information Association

Promotes the implementation of the Freedom of Information Law through awareness raising and litigation activities. Tebeka: Advocacy for Equality and Justice for Ethiopian-Israelis

Cultivates and organizes young leaders for a campaign against discrimination and racism. The Sky is the Limit (SITL)

Provides individually tailored and culturally sensitive support programs to prisoners and released prisoners. Tmura: Israeli Anti-Discrimination Legal Center

Fights discrimination against Mizrachim, Ethiopians, and other disempowered groups through establishing legal precedents and public campaigns. Women Against Violence (WAV) — Nazareth

Leading Arab women’s organization that opposes violence, and advances employment opportunities and leadership roles for Arab women. Women’s Fund for Human Rights (Machsom Watch)

Prevents violations of Palestinians’ human rights in the territories through monitoring IDF and Border Patrol checkpoints. This is a partial list. For a complete listing of NIF grantees, please visit

Tag Meir activists organized a solidarity visit to the home of Suhad Abu-Zmiro, the victim of a racist assault in Jerusalem.



NIF works to protect and promote the rights of all citizens of Israel, and to establish a shared society. From women’s and LGBT rights to the controversial issues of synagogue/state and minority rights, NIF has founded, funded, trained, or led a coalition of every significant human and civil rights organization in Israel.

In a major victory for Bedouin land rights, the cancellation of 51 home demolition orders in the unrecognized Negev Bedouin village of Alsira was upheld in court. NIF grantee Adalah represented the village families. Although unrecognized, Alsira has been in existence since before the founding of Israel. Government planners designated the land as a national industrial zone, but failed to provide alternative housing solutions for the villagers. The now-halted demolition would have left more than 400 homeless. From the near-lynching by Jewish youth in downtown Jerusalem of three young Arab men to ongoing “price-tag” attacks — the price radical extremists exact in response to any government attempt to close down settlements — racism, incitement, and violence have reached alarming levels in Israel. Following the publication of the

NIF-backed Coalition Against Racism’s 2013 Report, the Israeli government acknowledged the growing problem of racism in Israel, and decided to create a joint committee of Ministries to develop a plan to combat it. In addition, the NIF-convened Tag Meir Coalition continues to be a leading voice for tolerance and solidarity in Israel. The Israel Defense Force has begun to allow freedom of movement for Palestinians between the Jordan Valley and the rest of the West Bank following advocacy by flagship NIF grantee the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI). And, for the first time since 1967, the Civil Administration rejected plans for a new Israeli settlement in the West Bank following an objection by NIF grantee Bimkom-Planners for Planning Rights. | 2012 Annual Report


Religious pluralism and tolerance are increasingly challenged in Israel. From growing gender segregation to religiously-based racism, the issues are making front-page headlines. As the gaps between the ultra-Orthodox, religious, traditional, and secular broaden, NIF is building bridges, fostering understanding, and empowering activists working for change to Israel’s synagogue/state relationship.

Two students study at the Secular Yeshiva in Jerusalem. Women of the Wall activists combine worship and civil disobedience at the Kotel on Rosh Hodesh.


From The Ground Up | New Israel Fund





10% Today’s population

Projected in 50 years

Source: Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics


Anti-Poverty Day at the Knesset, one of many NIF activities bolstering and empowering women from across the religious spectrum. | 2012 Annual Report








EVERYTHING IN ISRAEL Hebrew graffiti saying “Death to Arabs” and “revenge” in the mixed Arab-Jewish community of Neve Shalom/Wahat al Salam. Photo credit: Oren Ziv/Activestills

and favor integration into the larger Israeli society. These activists expand the debate

Following the assassination of Prime Minister

within the Orthodox community and also

Yitzhak Rabin, Gadi Gvaryahu realized that

build bridges between more traditional

mounting religious and ultra-nationalist

communities and the secular Jewish

extremism must be countered. Gadi went

public. Dealing with issues ranging from

on to found 12 Heshvan — named for the

Jewish divorce law to LGBT members of

Hebrew date of Rabin’s assassination

the Orthodox community, these groups

— to promote openness, pluralism, and

are quietly making an impact.

tolerance. Himself an Orthodox Jew, Gadi knew that the culture must be changed

first-ever secular yeshivot in Jerusalem

from the inside. And he is not alone.

and Tel Aviv, teach Judaism in a humanistic

New and established Israeli

context to young Israelis. The Israeli

organizations are working for social

branches of the Reform and Conservative

change from within many streams of

movements lead the fight, with our support,

the Jewish tradition. As some ultra-

for freedom from the ultra-Orthodox

Orthodox leaders and nationalist settler

hegemony over religious practice and family

activists embrace ever more extreme

law. Women of the Wall continues to win

interpretations of Jewish identity to

victories for egalitarian prayer at the Kotel.

make their case, the NIF family responds

As Israel debates “sharing the burden”

by embedding Judaism in tolerance,

with the ultra-Orthodox sector, the New

generosity, equality, and justice.

Israel Fund family looks to the larger issues

Some Orthodox Jewish organizations


Other organizations, such as Israel’s

of sustaining a just society and a

reject separatism and the harsher strictures

democratic state, one that values every

on women’s behavior and appearance,

stream of Jewish religious practice.

From The Ground Up | New Israel Fund

More News on Religious Pluralism and Tolerance NIF is proud of our role as the leading force in building and cultivating the nascent liberal Orthodox activist sector. Combatting religious racism continues to be a major priority. The NIF-convened Tag Meir coalition had a busy year organizing solidarity visits and demonstrations to protest price-tag attacks by extremist settlers. In addition, the NIF network has developed youth movements as well as other programs promoting religious tolerance and democracy. In 2008, NIF and partners (p. 20) launched our Orthodox Women’s Seed Pool, which works to foster

female Orthodox agents of change. In 2012, the Pool provided mikveh attendants training to identify signs of abuse, funded a group of religious lesbian women, built a network of support for ultra-Orthodox single mothers, empowered ongoing efforts against gendersegregation, and more. In February, NIF brought a delegation of liberal Orthodox activists to the U.S. for a multi-city tour. The delegates met with the State Department, reporters, donors, fellow activists, and rabbinical school deans. By the end of their busy trip, they engaged more than 1,000 people.

NIF grant as % of organizational budget

Selected grantees

What the organization does

NIF involvement/financial support

Ne’emanei Torah Va’Avodah (NTV)

Promotes the values of tolerance, equality, and justice within Orthodoxy in Israel.

NTV is leading efforts to combat increasing gender segregation and extremism within the State religious public school system, and advocating for changes in the rabbinate.

Bat Kol

Empowers Orthodox lesbian women and promotes tolerance in the Orthodox community.

Thanks to NIF’s grant, Bat Kol can maintain an active website, which is a critical forum for geographically distant women as well as for those religious and haredi women who are still in the closet.


An NIF-convened coalition that campaigns against and delegitimizes manifestations of hatred, racism, incitement, and violence in the name of religion.

Last year, Tag Meir held 15 events in response to violence and racism. In addition to NIF’s grant, SHATIL consults on media relations and partnership building.


Advocates for a permanent solution for women denied a religious divorce. Mavoi Satum aids women on an individual level, while promoting broad legal-religious reform.

Mavoi Satum initiated and promoted the amendment to the Sanctions Law, which requires rabbinical courts to impose intensifying sanctions on husbands who refuse to give their wives a divorce. NIF support is helping to develop an alternative rabbinical court system.

Tag Meir

Mavoi Satum





Thanks to the generosity of one donor, NIF received a new infusion of resources to help ensure an inclusive society. Murray Koppelman agreed to match gifts up to $500,000 to NIF through the end of 2012. The campaign will put more resources into the hands of Israelis fighting to make Israel more just, equal, and democratic. | 2012 Annual Report


The Kotel belongs to every Jew.


ACHIEVEMENTS NIF aims to promote freedom of — and from — religion in Israel, and to encourage a more tolerant society that embraces the rich diversity of Jewish identity and practice. Our grantees work to change the legal structure that limits religious freedom; advocate for equal allocation of resources to non-Orthodox Jewish services and education; strengthen liberal elements within Orthodoxy; and combat religious extremism, especially the exclusion of women from the public sphere.

In 2012, the NIF family of organizations continued to take the lead in fighting gender segregation and the exclusion of women. NIF organizations’ victories on the issue resulted in the state pledging to protect women’s images on advertisements; in the Israel Medical Association pulling support from a conference on women’s health and fertility that barred women speakers; and moving to stamp out gender segregation in public schools. Veteran NIF grantee Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC) represented a 15-year-old girl forced to the back of the bus. The bus company was ordered to pay compensation to the victim. IRAC also represented a woman prevented from eulogizing her father at his funeral. The burial society was ordered to pay compensation for discrimination against


From The Ground Up | New Israel Fund

women. The rulings represent important victories in the NIF family’s campaign against the exclusion of women in public places being imposed by the Orthodox religious authorities. The Israeli government will finance the salaries of some Reform and Conservative rabbis for the first time following a petition by IRAC on behalf of Reform Rabbi Miri Gold. A new law protecting the rights of mesoravot get (women whose husbands refuse to grant them a divorce) states that any divorce decree by the rabbinical courts must have a date by which the divorce will be granted. NIF grantee Mavoi Satum (Dead End) led the fight for the legislation.

Selected Grantees


Al Mishmar Haknesset

Tracks and publishes the positions and actions of elected officials and candidates for public office on issues related to religion and State in Israel. Be Free Israel

A media-savvy grassroots movement that runs campaigns promoting religious freedom in Israel. Bina

Conducts pluralistic educational and social justice activities such as the world’s first secular Yeshivas in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Center for Women’s Justice

Litigation and advocacy activities advancing the status of Jewish women whose rights have been violated as a result of the legal system’s reliance on religious law. Fishka — Young Russian Speakers Community in Israel

A social club for Russian-speaking new immigrants that conducts programs on Jewish identity and culture, holiday events, and provides leadership development. Hiddush For Religious Freedom and Equality

Works to realize the Israeli Declaration of Independence’s commitment towards equality and freedom of religion and to promote these values by various means, with the cooperation of Diaspora Jews. International Coalition for Agunah Rights

Campaigning for the rights of thousands of women in Israel who cannot obtain a writ of divorce in the religious courts.

Ne’emanei Torah Va’Avodah

The leading moderate Orthodox organization that promotes a commitment to democracy and the rule of law, progressive religious education, opposition to ultra-Orthodox hegemony over religious affairs, social justice, and women’s rights. Religious Women’s Forum (Kolech)

Efforts by Orthodox women to advocate for women’s rights within the framework of halacha, with special regard to marriage and divorce. The Masorti (Conservative) Movement

Works to broaden the movement’s exposure by reaching out to new target audiences, developing congregations, and cultivating leadership, with the goal of promoting recognition of non-Orthodox forms of Jewish practice in Israel. Women and Horizons (Nisa Va’fak)

Promotes the status and rights of Arab women through traditional and modern interpretations of Islamic religious text and practice. Yerushalmim

Young Jerusalem activists fighting gender segregation in public spaces, and promoting a pluralistic Jewish identity for the city. Yotzim Leshinui

Established in 2012 by young people who left the Haredi community, the organization’s goal is to help young people adjust to life in the secular world. This is a partial list. For a complete listing of NIF grantees, please visit

Israel Religious Action Center (Reform Movement)

Legal and advocacy strategies to promote religious freedom, social justice, civil rights, and government accountability. Mavoi Satum (“Dead End”)

Working to establish an alternative Rabbinic court to deal with issues of marriage and divorce. | 2012 Annual Report


NIF PROJECTS AND KEY PARTNERSHIPS NIF proactively tackles some of the most difficult issues facing Israeli society through projects we design with partners. From expanding the civil rights bar in Israel to fighting racism, NIF projects are making a real difference. SOCIAL & ECONOMIC JUSTICE


NIF’s partnership with the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies, the Nathan Cummings Foundation, the Samuel Sebba Trust, and the Morningstar Foundation aims to protect and preserve Israel’s environment, promote environmental justice, and strengthen the country’s environmental movement.

Inaugurated in 1980 in partnership with American University’s Washington College of Law, the program provides academic and professional experience to Israeli lawyers specializing in civil rights. The 50-plus program graduates are the core of the civil rights bar in Israel — as academics, community organizers, founders of non-profit organizations, and litigators.

Green Environment Fund



The Social Justice Fellowship Social Justice enables a cadre of post-college Fellowship Jewish young adults to spend 10 months immersed in the movement for social change in Israel. These fellowships place young Jewish activists in Israeli NGOs for a year of indepth contribution and learning.



As the missiles began to fall during the November 2012 conflict, NIF/ Emergency SHATIL mobilized rapidly. NIF Campaign, helped to coordinate humanitarian Operation assistance and worked to ensure Pillar of freedom of expression for diverse Defense views. Special emphasis was placed on working with disadvantaged sectors including Bedouins, Ethiopian-Israelis, and Russianspeakers, ensuring access to information in their native languages and connecting them to the responsible government authorities.



ENGAGING THE DIASPORA An inclusive and vibrant US-based community of young professionals, social activists, and community leaders in their 20s and 30s who are committed to the work of NIF. The New Generations community aspires to be a platform for engaging in nuanced conversation and taking action on issues relating to Israel and social justice.

New Generations




From The Ground Up | New Israel Fund

Israel-US Civil Liberties Law Program



A special two-year program designed to tackle the most immediate needs of the democracy movement. It included legal defense of activists, fighting antidemocratic legislation, seeding new think tanks, and building a stronger constituency for peace and democracy.

Campaign for Democracy



The Social Justice Fund is a grant-making program made possible by the Ford Foundation to promote peace and social justice in Israel. It focuses its grant making within three areas: civil and human rights in Israel, equity and equal opportunities for the Palestinian minority within Israel, and promoting a peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Social Justice Fund



RELIGIOUS PLURALISM AND TOLERANCE This partnership with the Nathan Cummings Foundation and the Leichtag Family Foundation gives diverse Orthodox women the opportunity to develop leadership skills and to create innovative programs that advance the rights and status of women in traditional religious societies.

Orthodox Women’s Seed Pool



Lopatin Fund to Promote Jewish Pluralism



Established in 2009 to strengthen NIF’s grant making capacity in the area of Jewish pluralism, the Lopatin Fund has a focus on Jewish identity and social justice initiatives. The Fund also supports capacity building and organizing work in this area through SHATIL.

S HATIL P R O J E C T S SHATIL, NIF’s action arm, is one of the world’s leading organizations providing training and hands-on consulting to hundreds of non-profits. SHATIL also addresses specific problems through its own coalitions and projects, which span the breadth of NIF’s issues and impact the lives of thousands of Israelis. Seeking to translate the energy of the 2011 social Putting justice protests into tangible Socioeconomic changes, SHATIL established Issues on the the Social Budget Forum to Election Agenda press for a more socially just 2013 state budget. The Forum prompted several parties to publicize detailed budget programs and ensured that socioeconomic issues were a major focus of the election campaign. SHATIL’S Equality and Dignity in the Workplace is helping to stamp out sexual harassment. A campaign in conjunction with the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor rewards NGOs that work with employers to promote safe working environments, not just for women but for subcontracted and minority workers.

Gender and the Workplace

The SHATIL-led Forum for Responsible Planning succeeded in generating massive public pressure to thwart the government’s efforts to amend Israel’s Planning and Building Law. The bill threatened to alter Israel’s social and environmental landscape beyond recognition.

Environmental Justice

SHATIL helped organize an historic march by hundreds Fighting for of subcontracted workers Fair Employment outside the Prime Minister’s residence. Jews and Arabs, men and women, immigrants and veteran Israelis, unified behind a message of direct employment. SHATIL and the Coalition for Direct Employment also helped win a precedent-setting case that will ensure expanded rights for Israel’s least protected workers — those employed by contractors.

After years of advocacy by SHATIL and local activists, the building of the longawaited radiotherapy center in Tzfat (Safed) began in December. It will be the seventh radiotherapy center in a public hospital and the first in the eastern Galilee, allowing cancer patients a much shorter journey for care.

Health in the North

In September, SHATIL published the 500-page book, Haifa— between Reality and a Vision for a Shared City. The book discusses the need for a truly shared society; international models for shared, egalitarian cities; as well as chapters specific to Haifa on planning, inter-community relations, employment and the economy, politics and protest, education, and culture.

Promoting a Shared Society

The SHATIL-led Coalition Against the Exclusion of Women led a campaign against gender exclusion in the public sphere, encouraging the Israeli public to express their views to the government, Knesset members, and political candidates in the recent election cycle. The coalition also demanded the enforcement of laws preventing discrimination and exclusion of women.

Including Women in the Public Sphere

SHATIL is taking a leading role in the affordable housing crisis in Israel by training grass-roots activists and promoting policies, ensuring the fair allocation of building permits in Afula, and creating the first collective housing development for the Arab community in Lod. The SHATIL-coordinated Forum for Public Housing is the single most effective group working for affordable housing for all.

Affordable and Public Housing

In 2012, SHATIL’S experts provided 6,000 hours of training to 300 organizations, including fostering new Orthodox feminist leadership and providing uniquely tailored consulting to a host of human rights organizations. SHATIL also reached more than 2,700 people through trainings designed to help social-change activists become more effective.

Capacity Building | 2012 Annual Report







Cash and cash equivalents






Pledges receivable, current portion, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $263,324 and $75,159 in 2012 and 2011, respectively












Accounts receivable Prepaid expenses Total current assets

FURNITURE EQUIPMENT AND LEASEHOLD IMPROVEMENT Furniture, Equipment and Leasehold Improvements, NET

OTHER ASSETS Pledges receivable, net of current portion Deposits Assets held in Charitable Remainder Trust Total other assets















CURRENT LIABILITIES Accounts payable and accrued liabilities



Grants payable



Liability under trust agreement, current portion Annuity payable, current portion









LONG-TERM LIABILITIES Liability under trust agreement Deferred rent abatement



Annuity payable







Total long-term liabilities Total liabilities

NET ASSETS Unrestricted



Temporarily restricted










Total net assets


Please note that the decrease in NIF’s net assets from 2011 took place almost entirely in the Temporarily Restricted Net Assets category. This was the result of releases from restriction of funds received in years prior to 2012. NIF’s Unrestricted Net Assets – our reserve funds - saw an increase of nearly $600,000 in 2012.


From The Ground Up | New Israel Fund


For the year ended December 31, 2012 with summarized financial information for 2011 2012



Temporarily Restricted

Permanently Restricted




REVENUE $24,444,000











Special events






In-Kind Other revenue Net assets released from donor restrictions























EXPENSES PROGRAM SERVICES Grants to Israeli not for profit organizations




17,640,096 5,509,681





Other program expenses











Management and general















































Total program services


Total supporting services

TOTAL EXPENSES Change in net assets before other item

OTHER ITEM Transfer of assets Change in net assets Net assets at beginning of year


PROGRAM AND SUPPORT SERVICES EXPENDITURES Grants to Israeli not for profit organizations






Other program expenses



Management and general












The statement of financial position of New Israel Fund as of December 31, 2012 and 2011 and related statements of activities and changes in net assets for the years there ended have been derived from the audited financial statements. Copies of the audit reports and the complete financial statements are available upon request to Anthony Fullington, Chief Financial Officer at 330 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001 | 2012 Annual Report



Amb. Martin Indyk (Co-Chair) Talia Sasson (Co-Chair) Michel Abitbol Susan Adelman Karen Adler Sari Agatston Amal Elsana Alh’jooj Arieh Arnon Adeeb Awad Avner Azulay Mark Baker Eliyahu Bareket Maya Bar-Hillel Mordechai (Morale) Bar-On Uri Bar-Yosef Illan Baruch Yossef Beinart Oz Benamram Haim Ben-Shachar Michael Ben-Yair Melissa Berman Mindy Berman David Bernstein Michael Bien Avram Burg Sara Cannon Ruth Cheshin Aaron Ciechanover Alan Cohen Jonathan Cohen Shlomo Cohen Yehudah Cohn Rachel Cowan James Cummings Ellen Dahrendorf Jerome Davidson Avner De-Shalit Reuben Dori Omri Dotan Isser Dubinsky Sara Ehrman Rachel Elior Lawrence Englander Uzi Even Sidra Ezrahi Leonard (Leibel) Fein Lois Frank Ellie Friedman Aviva Futorian Barry Gaberman Lily Galili Linda Gallanter Sanford (Sandy) Gallanter


Joan Garson Ruth Gavison Judith Gelman Benny Gidron Susie Gilbert David Goldberg Mark Goldberg Bruce Goldberger Amiram Goldblum Frances Goldman Phyllis Goldman Sally Gottesman David Gottlieb Barbara Green Jeffrey Green Sherri Greenbach Liz Greenstein Lois Gunther Richard Gunther Hanoch Gutfreund Yisca Harani David Har’el Gilad Harish Dorothy Harman Tova Hartman Shlomo Hasson Roni Hefetz Jackie Heller Shira Herzog Nehama Hillman Michael Hirschhorn Avraham Infeld Marvin Israelow Haim Izraeli June Jacobs Daniel Kahenman Arlene Kanter Emile Karafiol Judith Karp Jane Katcher Yadin Kaufman Leslie Kimerling Sara Klein Jonathan Klein Yehoshua Kolodny Jim Koshland Joan Kuriansky Luis Lainer Betsy Landis Donald Landis Paul Lehman Terry Lenzner Shelley Levine

From The Ground Up | New Israel Fund

Judith Lichtman Jan Liff Robert (Bud) Lifton Russell Linden Bryna Linett Nati Linial Barbara Lipman David Lipman Susan Liss Sara Litt Pierre Loeb Jonathan Lopatin Yossi Malka Robin Margo J. Rolando (Roly) Matalon Kobi Metzer Aviva Meyer Sami Michael Cindy Miller Dale Mnookin Robert Mnookin David Myers Jacob Ner David Raquel H. Newman Louis Newman Craig Newmark Lisa Orlick-Salka Bonnie Orlin Israela Oron Amos Oz Sarah Ozacky-Lazar Aaron Panken Ilan Paz Kathleen Peratis Motty Peri Orni Petruschka Alon Piltz Stuart Pollak Daniel Price Uriel Procaccia Ron Pundak Paula Rackoff Frances Raday Claude Rakovsky Elaine Reuben Robert Rifkind June Rogul Irwin Rosenblum Noreen Sablotsky Moshe Safdie Bettylu Saltzman David Saperstein Itzik Saporta

Gerard Sarnat Lela Sarnat Orna Sasson-Levy Rick Schaffer Harriet Schley Joshua Schoffman Lawrence (Larry) Schwartz Nancy Schwartz Sternoff Amnon Sella Hannan Serphos Alla Shainskaya Alice Shalvi Shimon Shamir Aliza Shenhar Ruth Sheshinski Varda Shiffer Jonathan Shimshoni Avraham (Beiga) Shochat Joel Siegel Gabrielle (Gay) Sigel Marsha Soffer Howard Sohn Ronny Someck Gideon Stein Shaanan Streett Simone Susskind Ingrid Tauber Bonnie Tenenbaum Gordon Tucker Karen Tucker Doron Tzabari David Umansky Sanford (Sandy) Ungar Frank Vogl Al Vorspan Paul Wachter Michael Walzer Denis Weil Ami Weinstein Sharon Weintraub Diane Wexler Carol Winograd Terry Winograd Ruth Wolman Vincent Worms Menachem Ya’ari Dan Yakir Alex Yoffe Carole Zabar Marcie Zelikow Fred Zemans Dina Zisserman Neta Ziv


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, retirement plan or by establishing a charitable gift annuity or trust.

Endowed Funds and Planned Gifts

Daniel D. Schechter Hanna Schepps Rosel & Elliot Schewel Mark Schleisner & Vivien Hoexter Theodor Schuchat Mildred A. Schwartz Harold Shames Rose L. Shure Emily Skolnick David & Lea Soifer Ellen Soren Beda Hilde Staniulis Elizabeth Stein Anita Steiner Steve Teichner Inbar Telem & Martin Lowenstein Bruce Temkin Bob & Sandy Temkin Elizabeth Vorenberg Paul & Dorothy Wachter Benjamin Ward Kayla M. Weiner, Ph.D. Marilyn (z”l) & Raymond Weisberg Ginia D. Wexler Stephen S. Winter Peter & Gail Bates Yessne Margot & Paul Zimmerman Fund of The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region Janet Zobel

Anonymous (7) Ralph Alpert John & Betty Ann Altman Robert & Judith Appelbaum Maurice & Flora Atkin Ruth Ausandler Diane & Jean-Loup Baer Joan I. Berger Howard & Dorothy Berger David W. Berkowitz Michael Bien & Jane Kahn Deborah Blank Dr. Ellen Borenfreund Martin & Geraldine Brownstein Norman L. Cantor Claudia I. Chaves Max Cohen Mary I. Coombs John W. Cotton Ilana d’Ancona Stephanie Davis Shulamit Decktor Stanley & Beverly Diamond Douglas E. Duckett Audrey Eisenstadt Roberta Elliott William & Barbara Fairman Eugene I. Fischer Glenn R. Fleischman Gail A. Foorman John A. Franken Henry N. Friedel Sonia Fuentes Sanford & Linda Gallanter Leonore B. Gerstein Ghita D. Ginberg Marjory Goldman Sylvia Goldstein Rena G. Golub Frank & Bette Gruskay Lois & Richard Gunther Helen Mayer Hacker Gerald & Carol Halpern Ellis and Ellen Harris Tzvee & Shoshana Harris Ruth Harrison Sheldon Hearst Shirley Heiman Juliane M. Heyman Suzanne R. Hirsch David Hochberg Foundation Nathaniel & Lotte Hoffman

Donald & Mary Ann Horenstein Judith S. Hozore Miriam E. Jencks Linda Kacser Karen Kalish Michael Kaplan Ms. Yahara Katzeff Sharon Kleinbaum Alyse Laemmle Henry A. Landsberger William E. Leavitt Allen Leboff Pauline W. Ledeen Ruth Lederman Emanuel & Pauline Lerner Jan Abby Liff Margit Lowenstein Ruth B. Lurie Mitra Makbuleh, Ph.D. Bernard & Roberta Marcus Daniel & Noémi Mattis The Purple Lady/Barbara J. Meislin Fund Shirley & Mitchell Miller Linda B. Miller Patricia A. Miller Theodore & Marylyn Miller Anne P. Mintz Harriet Mouchly-Weiss & Charles Weiss Leila Mustachi Jamie Natelson Louis Newman & Rabbi Amy Eilberg Barry L. Nobel Roberta R. Oliff Henry & Sophie Olshin Rachel Oriel Berg, Ph.D. Estelle Nachimoff Padawer Allan & Jane Paulson Arthur Peck Doris Pfeffer Dan M. Pulcrano Laurayne Ratner A. David & Esther Redding Leon Reinharth & Francoise Rothman Irwin J. Robinson William Rosen Marcus M. Rosenblum Molly Rosenthal Howard & Kathy Rosof Lori A. Roth Jane Rubin David M. Saperstein Lela & Gerard Sarnat

Estates & Trusts In 2012 NIF received the following estates: Wolfgang S. Homburger Murray L. Nathan Ruth B. St. John Estate of Louis Gersten Estate of Dorothy Dall Horowitz Stanley Engelstein Estate of Edith Atkin Joel M. Stein Tillie Levin Trust Estate of Rhonda Copelon Estate of Irmgard Allen Lee Mautner Mrs. Carla Harris Estate of Beverly Wolfe Rosalie & Raymond Alexander Estate of Shirley S. Passow Estate of Meyer S. Finkelstein

Endowments, Philanthropic & Memorial Trusts NIF is grateful to many individuals & foundations for establishing endowments, family endowments & memorial funds. These funds honor or memorialize individuals whose lives & values are reflected in the work of the New Israel Fund. Rosalyn Amdur Baker Endowment Fund Moshe & Tzippora Ayalon Fund Edith S. Coliver Human Rights Fund The Mitchell & Esther Fisher Law Fellowship Ford Foundation ACRI Fund Ford Foundation Endowment Fund Ford Foundation SHATIL Fund Phyllis K. & Howard A. Friedman Fund Dafna Izraeli Fund Gallanter Family Philanthropic Fund Herbert Z. & Rita Gold Fund The A. Hiatt Fund Toby & Nathan Jelinski Fund Kahal Foundation Special Fund The Karsten Family Fund Naomi Kies Endowment Fund Miriam Fligelman Levy CrossCultural Prize Yaffa London Fund Linda B. Miller Endowment Raquel Newman Fund for Professional Development Josephine Bay Paul Endowment for the Center for Law & the Child The Pomegranate B Fund The Hirsch & Braine Raskin Endowment for Youth & Education Radov Family Philanthropic Fund Esther Leah Ritz Fund Elizabeth Selig Fund Clara Spitzer Lauder (Tanaka) Fund Wendy Weiker-Gordon Memorial Fund Marianne Wolman Endowment Fund Rudolph & Sarah Wyner Fund | 2012 Annual Report



$100,000+ Anonymous (7) Kathryn Ames Foundation, Inc. The Jacob & Hilda Blaustein Foundation The Andrea & Charles Bronfman Philanthropies Naomi & Nehemiah Cohen Foundation Nathan Cummings Foundation Barbara & Eric Dobkin Paul & Joanne Egerman The Everett Foundation Franklin M. Fisher & Ellen Paradise Fisher Fohs Foundation Jackson & Irene Golden 1989 Charitable Trust William & Serra Goldman Stella & Charles Guttman Foundation, Inc. Mimi & Peter Haas Fund Murray Koppelman Leichtag Foundation Caroline & Brian Lurie Middle East Partnership Initiative Moriah Fund, Inc. The Morningstar Foundation Rosenzweig Coopersmith Foundation Sylvia Sabel & Joel Rubinstein Skoll Global Threats Fund Laszlo N. Tauber Family Foundation Bonnie & Marty Tenenbaum Carole & Saul Zabar

$50,000$99,999 Anonymous (7) S. Daniel Abraham Foundation The Louis & Anne Abrons Foundation Robert Arnow Bloomberg Philanthropies


Dorot Foundation The Moses Feldman Family Foundation Phyllis K. Friedman Sanford & Linda Gallanter Germanacos Foundation The Rosalinde & Arthur Gilbert Foundation Lisa & Douglas Goldman Fund Stephen Gunther & Linda Essakow Walter & Elise Haas Fund The Irving Harris Foundation Hiatt Family Michael Hirschhorn & Jimena Martinez David Hochberg Foundation Joan & Irwin Jacobs Luis & Lee Lainer Amy Mandel & Katina Rodis Yaffa & Paul Maritz The Purple Lady/ Barbara J. Meislin Fund Joseph And Harvey Meyerhoff Family Charitable Funds Lisa & Yaron Minsky-Primus Olive Bridge Fund Debra F. Pell Lela & Gerard Sarnat Segal Family Foundation Arthur & Edith Stern Family Foundation George S. Warburg Drs. Carol & Terry Winograd Ruth B. Ziegler

$25,000$49,999 Anonymous (10) Samuel I. Adler Family Supporting Foundation Estate of Edith Atkin David M. Becker & Leslie C. Seeman Diane & Norman Bernstein Foundation Michael Bien & Jane Kahn

The Morton K. & Jane Blaustein Foundation, Inc. The Cannon Family Foundation Barbara & Maurice Deane Isabel P. Dunst Lois & Richard England Family Foundation The Feldman Family Foundation Fischman Family (Steve, Nancy, Laura, Ben & Wendy) Frankel Family Foundation Estate of Louis Gersten Richard W. Goldman Family Foundation Lela Goren Sally Gottesman John & Kathryn Greenberg Lois & Richard Gunther Victor (z�l) & Lorraine Honig Estate of Dorothy Dall Horowitz Audrey & Sydney Irmas Charitable Foundation Marvin Israelow & Dorian Goldman Jewish Women’s Foundation of the Greater Palm Beaches Gerald & Jane Katcher Landau Family Foundation Jan Abby Liff David & Barbara Lipman Key Foundation Yocheved Mintz Leo Model Foundation, Inc. Harriet Mouchly-Weiss & Charles Weiss PSN Family Charitable Trust Bonnie Orlin Stacy & Keith Palagye The Rita Poretsky Foundation Repair the World Elaine Reuben Charles H. Revson Foundation Frederick P. Schaffer Shelley Levine and Larry Schwartz

From The Ground Up | New Israel Fund

Daniel & Sheila Segal Joan and James Shapiro Peter Shapiro & Bryna Linett Shepard Broad Foundation Isaac and Miriam Shepher Rose L. Shure Alan B. Slifka Foundation Jeffrey Solomon & Audrey Weiner Sun Hill Foundation Karen Tucker & Jerry Avorn Margot & Paul Zimmerman

$10,000$24,999 Anonymous (24) Walter & Alice Abrams Family Fund Susan Adelman & Claudio Llanos Sheldon Alster Ronald M. Ansin



Donor Impact

Izhar Armony & Naomit Armony-Erel Madeleine & David Arnow The Barn Road Foundation Basser Arts Foundation Richard & Eileen Bazelon Melissa A. Berman & Richard Klotz Mindy Berman & Andrew Sumberg Nancy Bernstein & Robert Schoen Gay Block/The Shlenker Block Philanthropic Fund Sally Weiskopf Bock Jon & Bobbe Bridge The Bydale Foundation

Center for Alternative Media & Culture Cogan Family Foundation Jonathan Cohen & Eleanor Friedman The Common Sense Fund, Inc. Congregation Rodeph Sholom Estate of Rhonda Copelon Ilana DeBare & Sam Schuchat Daniel & Alisa Doctoroff Forrest & Miriam Foss Claire Frankel Thomas & Ann Friedman Funding Exchange Benjamin & Rachel Geballe Judith Gelman & Steven Salop Claude P.J. Ghez, M.D. Sarah & Seth Glickenhaus Stanley & Ilene Gold Zelia K. Goldberg Sylvia Goldstein Robert & Doris Gordon Mark & Janet Gottesman

Jim & Catherine Koshland Barbara N. Kravitz The Zanvyl & Isabelle Krieger Fund The Louis J. Kuriansky Foundation, Inc. Linda & Frank Kurtz Anonymous Harry & Sadie Lasky Foundation Susan Morse-Lebow Paul Lehman & Ronna Stamm Sheldon L. & Pearl R. Leibowitz Foundation Lew & Laurie Leibowitz Carol A. Leif Tillie Levin Trust Lewis C. Levin Peachy & Mark Levy Benjamin Lichstein Dr. Russell M. Linden Lindenbaum Family Foundation Andrew & Sara Litt Theodore R. Live Lois & Irving Blum Foundation Walter S. Mander Foundation Dr. Marcia Kramer Mayer

One $20,000 gift helped ensure access to healthcare for Israelis who speak Arabic, Amharic or Russian.

Terry E. Grant Alexander Greenbaum Marc & Diane Greenwald Hadassah Foundation Samuel & Marlene Halperin Ellis & Ellen Harris Dr. Jacqueline Heller Hellman Foundation Jim Joseph Foundation Morton & Merle Kane Emile Karafiol Steven & Priscilla Kersten Paul & Susanne Kester Eve Biskind Klothen & Kenneth Klothen The Nathan & Helen Kohler Foundation

MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger David Mehlman & Arlene Alpert Mehlman Ilse Melamid Beth Sieroty Meltzer The Milton & Sophie Meyer Fund The Mills Family Charitable Foundation Morey & Sondra Myers Louis Newman & Rabbi Amy Eilberg Raquel H. Newman Rose Ostrovsky Lisa Messinger & Rabbi Aaron Panken Robert Pindyck & Nurit Eini-Pindyck


Michael & Jo-Ann Price Lisa & John Pritzker The Rita & Herbert Rosen Family Foundation Lyle & Gloria Rosenzweig The Elizabeth B. & Arthur E. Roswell Foundation, Inc. Rothman Family Foundation Bettylu & Paul Saltzman Renee Samson Laura Scher & Ian Altman Charles & M. R. Shapiro Foundation, Inc. Ben & Norma Shapiro Joan Blum Shayne SHIFT Alan Sieroty FJC: A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds Peter J. Silverman & Janet Heettner Smithfield Trust Company Gary B. Sokol Bruce, Steven, Gerald & Diane Solomon Fund Bruce Solomon & Susan Swartz The Herbert J. & Elene Solomon Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego Sparkplug Foundation Henry Steiner Susan R. Stockel Mr. & Mrs. Edward Streim The Fine Foundation Tides Foundation Tikkun Olam Women’s Foundation of Greater Washington Sidney & Lillian Topol Diane Troderman Emily & Frank Vogl Paul & Dorothy Wachter The Chrysalis Fund John Weinstein & Heidi Stewart Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Weisberg Earl L. Wiener, Ph.D. Otto & Marianne Wolman Foundation Genevieve & Justin Wyner

Gail Bates Yessne & Peter Yessne Marcie & Howard Zelikow



Donor Impact

$5,000$9,999 Anonymous (23) Steven W. Abrahams William & Susan Abrams Sari K. Agatston Estate of Irmgard Allen Alpern Family Foundation Amcha For Tsedakah Deena Aranoff & Adam Berman Noah & Tamara Arnow Aronson Foundation, Inc. William & Donna Barrows Nan Bases Anonymous 13 Froma & Andrew Benerofe Alice Benston Sandra J. Berbeco Julie & Jeffrey Bercow Jessica Bernhardt & Theodore Goldstein The Wexler-Beron Family Foundation Irene & Asher Birnbaum Harvey Bock Ernest & Rita Bogen Peter Bokor & Jeanne Blaustein Boston Medtech Advisors Carol Brennan Beth Burnam Dennis & Jane Carlton Matt Chanoff & Lisa Kleiner Chanoff Alan Cohen & Robert Bank David Cohen & Ellen Goodman Marshall & Shirley Cohen

Steven Cohen & Mary Akerson Peter & Barbara Cohen Yehudah B. Cohn Sandra Coliver

David & Rita Gottlieb Carol & Allen Gown Jeffrey & Beth Green Thomas C. Green

Five gifts of $10,000 allow us to mobilize and respond to emergency events on the ground, such as disseminating crisis information to at-risk sectors and organizing activities for kids in shelters as bombs fell during Operation Pillar of Defense.

Ben N. Teitel Charitable Trust, Gerald Cook, Trustee Dr. & Mrs. Dan Costin Gerry & Charles Cristol Michael & Rhoda Danziger Jay & Phyllis Denbo Reuben & Rivka Dori Edward & Rose Dreyer Peter Edelman Catherine S. England Ms. Lisa Erdberg & Mr. Dennis Gibbons Fabrangen Tzedakah Collective Jerome & Nancy Falk Robert & Marjorie Feder Lois & Irving Blum Foundation Melodye Feldman & H. Joshua Gould Lois Frank Naomi C. Franklin Ziva Freiman Katz David Friedman & Paulette Meyer Robert & Janine Frier Asher Gelman The Generations Fund Candice Gold & Edmond Russell Harold Goldberg & Alisa Israel Goldberg Judith F. Goldberg Frances E. Goldman The Marvin Naiman & Margery Goldman Family Foundation Natalie & Stephen Goldman Robert & Ruth Goldston Francine M. Gordon Neil Goteiner

Steven Greenberg & Avra Goldman Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund Harry Kramer Memorial Fund Lenore Hecht Kim & Gary Heiman Family Foundation HEKDESH Fund Herst Family Foundation of the Jewish Community Endowment Fund Anita Hirsh Marvin Hoffman & Rosellen Brown Harry Hutzler Frank Hytken Martin Indyk Jon & Idit Isaacsohn Dr. Sherry Israel Howard G. & Samita B. Jacobs Rabbi Richard J. Jacobs & Ms. Susan K. Freedman Liz & Alan Jaffe Peter & Karen Jakes Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Charles & Joann Kaplan Karsten Family Foundation Gerri Kay Dennis & Barbara Kessler Sara & Jonathan Klein Lauren Kogod & David Smiley Leslie S. Kogod Margaret A. Kohn Robin Kosberg Jane Krantz

Charles & Naomie Kremer Louis Krupp Edward Labaton Elliot & Frances Lehman The Leiter Family Foundation Suzanne Lerner The Renaissance Foundation, Irving Levin & Stephanie Fowler Joshua Levin & Debra Fried Levin Sally Levin Bernard & Lory Levinger Cynthia & Sanford Levinson Lisa J. Lieberman Robyn Lieberman & Asher Kotz Robert B. Lifton & Carol Rosofsky Rochelle Kaplan & Alan Lipson Susan Liss The Honorable Paula Stern & Paul A. London Daniel & Lenore Mass Henry Massie Charles & Nola Miller William Mindlin Charles Stewart Mott Foundation Jonathan M. Nadler Anita Navon Jane Newman & Amy Lange Jeffrey Newman Newman Family Foundation John & Kayla Niles Arthur & Judith Obermayer Open Society Institute Justin Pollack The Honorable Stuart & Lee Pollak The Posel Foundation Jill J. Prosky & James R. Posner Daniel C. & Lisa R. Price Elsbeth Reisen & Mark Dyen Robert S. Rifkind Marcia Riklis David Roberts & Sue Fischlowitz Shai & Judy Robkin

Aaron Roland & Annelise Goldberg Matthew Rome Susan Romer & Donald Ungar Seymour & Sylvia Rothchild Family 2004 Charitable Foundation David & Phyllis Rothman Anita Rotman Peter Rukin & Sharon Djemal Gaia Fund David Salem & Laurie Aloisio Donald Schapiro The Honorable & Mrs. Elliot Schewel Mark & Isabel Schiffer Harriet & Leonard Schley Stanley & Kay Schlozman Avner & Rina Schneur Renata & Jack Schwebel Stephen & Patty Segal Deborah Shapira & Barry Stern Harold & Myra Shapiro Jonathan B. Sheffer Gabrielle Sigel & Howard Epstein The Silver Tie Fund Manny & Jackie Silverman Carol & Irv Smokler Daniel Sokatch & Dana Reindardt Eugene & Marilyn Stein Hazel S. Stix Thomas H. & Donna M. Stone Foundation Strear Family Foundation Rachel B. Tiven Janet Traub Lloyd & Lassie Ulman Underdog Fund Sanford & Beth Ungar United Jewish Fund & Council of Greater St. Paul, MN Barry & Elsa Waxman Butch Weaver Denis Weil George & Mildred Weissman Family Foundation Daniel & Katherine Whalen | 2012 Annual Report


2012 DONORS $5,000–$9,999 Continued

Bruce F. Whizin Ann F. Wimpfheimer Judy Wise & Sheldon Baskin Stanley Wulf & Linda Press Wulf Allan & Ray Ellen Yarkin Mark Haimes Zoland & Stacey Haimes Zoland



Donor Impact

$2,500$4,999 Anonymous (23) A Wider Bridge Stephen & Joanne Abel The Lassor & Fanny Agoos Charity Fund Frank K. Bamberger JoAnne & Michael Bander Barry & Elizabeth Bar-El Ruth Belzer David Berger Robert A. Billstein Joseph L. Bower Dr. David & Mrs. Ellen Braun Ron Brawer Leona & Murry Brochin Laura S. Brown, Ph.D. Stacy Caplow Zipora Cedar Champaign-Urbana Jewish Federation Saul & Miriam Cohen Barrett & Tria Cohn Combined Jewish Philanthropies Compton Foundation Congregation Beth El Tzedakah Hevra Mary I. Coombs Renee Cooper Mark Davidow Michael & Renee Dernburg Dina Dublon Stephen & Lisa Eisenstein


Eddie & Rachel Eitches Ellen L. Epstein, in memory of Ruth Steinberg Leroy & Edna Mae Fadem Concepcion & Irwin Federman Foundation For Middle East Peace Aaron & Julia Frank Aileen Frankel

Robert Goodman & Jayne Lipman Archie Gottesman & Gary DeBode Dr. James S. Gracer & Rabbi Judy B. Shanks Barry Green & Jennifer Altshuler Linda & Richard Greene Ethan Grossman Brenda Gruss & Daniel Hirsch

One gift of $5,000 helped 25 young activists in Lod to build the first cooperative housing project in Israel’s Arab community. Diane & Charles L. Frankel Tom & Myrna Frankel Barbara Freedman Morris F. Friedell Bernard Friedman & Lesley Hyatt Diana L. Friedman Elaine & Murray (z”l) Galinson Elizabeth Carty & Ernest Galvan The Joseph & Anna Gartner Foundation Jeffrey Gaynes Janice Gepner & Eric Newman Bob & Veronique Gerber Aliza Geretz & Ben Mayer Jack Z. Gilad & Douglas D. Hauer David Gildin David Glaser & Leslie Ann Elton Nathalie & Emanuel Goldberg Advised Fund of Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester Bruce N. Goldberger & Esther Sperber Jerome & Linda Golden Marcia & John Goldman Susan Sachs Goldman Lynda M. Goldstein Thomas J. Goldstein Betty B. Golomb

Mark Heiman Herman Foundation Frederick Hertz Willard J. Hertz Michal & Jack Hillman Linda Lurie Hirsch Dale & Stephen Hoffman Paul Homer Daniel Jackson & Claudia Marbach Simon & Marie Jaglom Foundation, Inc. Juel Janis & Roger Langsdorf Elana Caplan Jassy & Andrew Jassy Barbara & Clive Kabatznik Beatrice & Robert Kahn Linda & Thomas Kalinowski Leslie Kane & M. Manuel Fishman Sally B. Kaplan Stephen & Rachel Kaplan Tal Kastner & Ivan Lehon Ezra Jack Keats Foundation Sonia & Lawrence Klein Persis Knobbe Martha Knott Janet L. Kolodner Susan & David Kraemer Doris & George Krevsky Dr. Barbara Lafer Pnina Lahav

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Becky & David Landis Betsy & Donald Landis Elizabeth & Scott Lassar Richard Lavenstein Fain Malsky Charitable Foundation Terry & Margaret Lenzner Rabbi Marion Lev-Cohen & Prof Steven M. Lev-Cohen Steven & Judith Lipson Leonard Litwin Carla Lynton Michael & Maxine Mantell Gayle & Jerry Marger Jonathan Markowitz & Ruth Wenger Albert E. Marks Charitable Trust Silvia Marx Barry & Ellen Massie Charitable Trust, in Memory of Felice Massie The Mazur Family Foundation Howard Metzenberg Rabbi Shira Milgrom & Prof. David Elcott Dale S. Miller Vicki F. Miller & Warren Zinn Sabra Minkus The Mishan Family Andrew Nagel Jack Needleman Sharee & Murray Newman Eric & Kathleen Orlin William R. Padnos Julia Parzen & Daniel Johnson Estate of Shirley S. Passow Judith Stern Peck Samuel & Ruth Perelson Lili Perski The Howard & Geraldine Polinger Family Foundation Anonymous Donor Advised Fund, McKenzie River Gathering Foundation TUW Posnack Foundation Arleen & Aaron Priest Suzanne & Harvey Prince Roy R. Raizen & Family

Robert Rebitzer, in memory of Miriam Arfin (z’’l) Paula & Daniel Reingold David Reisen & Ann Peck Reisen Paul Resnick & Joan Karlin Marjorie & Stephen Richards David W. Rintels & Victoria Riskin David Rocker June & Marvin Rogul Dan R. Roin (z”l) Tobey H. Roland George & Dorothy Rosenbaum Irwin & Cecilia Rosenblum Rabbis Jennie & David Rosenn Howard & Kathy Rosof Jennie Rothschild Jerry & Bernice Rubenstein Dr. Margrit Wreschner Rustow Adene Sacks & Joseph Hellerstein Walter & Marjorie Salmon Steven J. Samuel Louis & Barbara Savrin Steven & Bonni Schiff Philip Schild & Shirley Dichek Schild Leonard & Celia Schuchman David Schwartz Greg Sharenow & Julie Gersten Lauren Moskovitz & Scott Sholder Lawrence E. Silverton Sandra & Charles Simon Louis & Jean Sloss Robert S. & Jean M. Solomon Alfred & Ruth Sporer Jules Steimnitz & Anne Salsbury Jim & Debby Stein Sharpe Abbe & Peter Steinglass Sidney Stern Memorial Trust Kenneth Stern & Linda Stein Jerry V. Sternberg Leah Stolar David P. Stone

Dr. & Mrs. Robert M. Tartell The Temple Congregation Adath Israel Brith Sholom Jeffrey Thomases Steven Tulkin & Sydney Kapchan Mark Tushnet Dr. Jonathan W. Uhr Michael & Marion Usher Michael & Judith Walzer Alan Weiner & Nancy Maizels The Emanuel & Anna Weinstein Foundation Marilyn (z”l) & Raymond Weisberg Carole F. Wilder Elaine Wishner Frances A. Wolgin Eleanor L. Zuckerman

$1,000-$2,499 Anonymous (43) Ruth & Henry Aaron Eliot C. Abbott Edward Abrahams Sonia S. Abrams Fund Karen Abravanel Martha A. Ackelsberg Adath Jeshurun Congregation Patricia & Ronald Adler Rachel R. Adler Avner Aharoni Debra & John Aleinikoff Richard Almond, M.D. & Barbara Almond, M.D. Marc D. Alongi Mr. & Mrs. Myer M. Alperin Joel & Barbara Alpert Liora Alschuler John & Betty Ann Altman Fred H. Altshuler & Julia W. Cheever Maurice Amado Foundation Beulah & Ezra Amsterdam Gary Angel & Sharman Spector-Angel Sanford Antignas Michael Appel & Ruth Kraut Ruby Apsler Evan Aptaker


Dan Arnon & Tao Kai Lam Peter & Kathi Arnow Jeremy Aron-Dine Mark & Judith Aronchick Howard I. Aronson Bennett Ashley & Ruth Weinreb Eileen Auerbach & Lawrence Burgheimer Maia Azubel Michael & Charlotte Baer Peggy Bagley & Douglas Goldhamer Lawrence Bailis & Susan Shevitz Judith Bain Gerald & Ursula Bamberger Ephraim Baran Rabbi Michael Barenbaum Harvey & Sonya Barsha Harry & Lore Bauer Alvin H. Baum, Jr.



Donor Impact

Howell Baum & Madelyn Siegel Wendy Bear Barbara Beck William & Debbie Becker Bruce Bell & Judith Feins Judith A. Benstein, M.D. Marc & Elizabeth Berger Mark Berger Esther Berkow William Berley Jim & Diane Berliner Nancy Berman & Alan Bloch Kerrin & Peter Bermont Eve Bernstein & Alex Gersznowicz Max Bernstein & Karen Robbins Ralph & Gail Bernstein David & Rachel Biale Hannah (z’’l) & Ernst Biberstein Marsha & Brian Bilzin

Richard & Elaine Binder Joseph & Joan Birman Rita & Irwin Blitt Barry Block & Toni Dollinger Block Rabbi Bernard & Bailey Bloom Susan Bluer Seymour S. Bluestone Shirley Bob Steven Bocknek & Meredith Zapin Leona Lee Bohm Sue & Benjamin Boley Alan & Helen Bonapart Robert L. Book Isadore & Molly Boroff Israel Scholarship Fund Richard & Barbara Braun Brener Family Foundation Martin I. & Shirley B. Bresler David Bressler & Susan Adler-Bressler Meryl Brod

Alice S. Cohen Gale Mondry & Bruce Cohen Isaac Cohen Jonathan & Victoria Cohen Melvin Cohen & Molly Senor Stephanie & Charles Cohen Stephen B. Cohen Steven Cohen & Elsie Stern Jonathan Cohn Robert T. Cole Congregation Albert Paul & Valerie Crane Dorfman Larry Cuban, in memory of Barbara Cuban Charles & Ada Beth Cutler Ilana d’Ancona Stuart Davidson & Ann Cohen Charles & Jonis Davis Joel Deitz & Barbara Berko

Two $2,500 gifts enable NIF to support residents of an unrecognized Negev village campaigning for basic infrastructure like water and schools, and against home demolitions. Marvin & Lois Broder Broms Family Foundation Shifra Bronznick Katherine Browning Rabbi Gustav & Sheila Buchdahl Marcia Burnam Burton & Shulamith Caine Rima Calderon Allen & Dorothy Calvin Norman L. Cantor Ronald & Libi Cape Judy & Brad Chase Rabbi Kenneth Chasen & Allison Lee The Chasin Family Bonnie & Mervin Cherrin Michael J. Churgin Adina G. Cohen

Dengrove Family Foundation Nancy Dickenson Dorothy & Yale Doberne Ruth Donig-White & Robert White Kenneth Douglas Foundation Harriett M. Eckstein Susan & Lewis Edelheit David Edelstein & Jennie Berkson Tom & Ellen Ehrlich Jack Eiferman & Fern Fisher Stanley Eisenberg Al & Naomi Eisman Rabbi David & Rabbi Jacqueline Koch Ellenson The Elovitz Family Rebekah H. Emanuel

Diana Engel Clement & Caroline Erbmann William & Barbara Fairman Deborah Falik Dr. David S. Fankushen Leonard & Stephanie Farber Jay Farbstein Fred Feigenson Leslee & Wayne Feinstein Sumner Feldberg Alan & Betty Feldman James E. Fenn Marc & Gail McClelland Fenton Albert Feuerwerker Rabbi Harvey & Sybil Fields Harriet & Michael Finck Abraham A. Finkelstein Judi Finkelstein Mark Finklestein & Janet Penn Harriet & Albert Fishlow Michael Flamm & Jennifer McNally Samuel Fleischacker & Amy Reichert Stephen Fleischman Martin & Helen Flusberg Deborah & Marc Fogel Carl & Leonore Foorman Nathan A. Fox Jeannine L. Frank Daniel & Ruth Frankfurt Barbara & Herb Franklin Dr. Morrie & Carol Fred The Honorable & Mrs. Frederick A. Freedman Gerald & Anne Freedman Henry & Helen Freedman Lynn P. Freedman Joel & Louise Freilich Deborah M. Freund Drs. Ruthellen Fried & Lawrence Boxt Rachel Friedberg & David Weil Benjamin M. Friedman Rabbi Dayle Friedman & David Ferleger K. Bruce & Lois Friedman Marty Friedman

Michael S. Friedman Rabbi Stacy & Frank Friedman Rabbi Dara Frimmer Daniel & Rosele Frishwasser Dr. Jonathan D. Fuchs Dr. Victor R. Fuchs Barry & Joan Gaberman Jonna Gaberman & Bruce Wintman Andrew Gabor & R. Iris Bahar Dennis Gaitsgory Elkan & S. Zelda Gamzu William Ganong & Marilyn Newman Sandra Gansberg Meredith & Joel Gantcher Barbara & Richard Garrett Stephen & Rhea Gendzier Charles Getz Ran Gilad-Bachrach Ruth & Jack Glantz Family Foundation Marian & Arthur Glasgow Myron & Penina Glazer Linda Gochfeld Bernice Godine Avram & Carol Goldberg Milton & Jean Goldberg Nancy Goldberg Victor J. Goldberg & Patricia A. Waldeck Norbert Goldfield Catherine F. Goldman Debbie J. Goldman Irle Goldman & Janet Yassen Irving & Doris Goldman Judith Goldman Karla A. Goldman Phyllis & Alvin Goldman Robert & Rebecca Goldman Meredith J. Goldsmith Helen Goldstein Jeffrey & Doris Goldstein Joshua Goldstein Rabbi Lisa L. Goldstein Susan Goldstein & Andy Kivel Ethan Goldstine Peter J. Gollon Rabbi Roberto & Evelyn Graetz

Lois Lehrman Grass Foundation Richard & Mary Gray Sherri Greenbach & David Goldstein Arthur N. Greenberg I. Melbourne & Louise Greenberg Peter Greenberg Drs Peter & Suzanne Greenberg Bernice Greene David Greenfield Liz Greenstein Robert Greenstein Win & Jerry Greenwald Ted & Catherine Greenwood Natalie & Charles Grigg Susan E. Grosser Martin & Audrey Grossman Dr. Carl & Gay Grunfeld Walter & Ruth Gusdorf Frederic Haber & Jill Jacobs Philip & Judith Hahn Mr. & Mrs. Jerry M. Hamovit Joel Handelman & Sarah Wolff Handelman Dean Hansell Eliyahou & Britt Harari Ellen A. Harnick & Andrew Krystal Herbert & Stella Harris Alan & Barbara Haubenstock Rabbi Shai & Rachel Held Clifford Hendler & Deborah Neipris Hendler Bob & Phyllis Henigson Alice H. Henkin The Louis J. & Ruth G. Herr Foundation Judith N. Herr Joshua Herzig-Marx Sandra D. Hess Howard Hiatt Leonard Hill Sally Hoffman Howard Horowitz & Alisse Waterston Sylvia Horwitz Elie Housman Grace A. Hughes Arthur Hurwitz | 2012 Annual Report


2012 DONORS $1,000–$2,499 Continued

Gerald Hurwitz & Susan Borkin Toby R. Hyman Stephanie Ives & Yehuda Kurtzer Valerie & Thierry Jahan Robert & Ellen Jasper Jewish Community of Amherst The Jewish Federation of Nashville & Middle Tennessee Arthur & Lorie Juceam Daniel & Katherine Kaberon Max Kahn & Kathy Lampe Rachel Kalikow & David de Graaf Michael & Jacqueline Kallay Sheila B. Kamerman Mitchell A. Kamin Grace Kamins Murray & Norma (z”l) Kane William & Phyllis Kantor Kaplan Family Foundation Dalit Kaplan & Raphael Dascalu Marion S. Kaplan Paula E. Kaplan Rachel Kaplan & Robert Riesman Stan & Toba Kaplowitz Karuna Foundation Richard Kass & Elaine Soffer Rebecca Katz Dr. & Mrs. Sidney W. Katz Gloria Kaufman Elie Kaunfer & Lisa Exler Kenneth Kenigsberg, M.D. Leona & Ralph Kern Harry & Doraline Kesten Frannie & Michael Hall Kieschnick Rabbi Emma KippleyOgman & Benj Kamm Naomi R. Klayman, Ph.D. Adina Sue Kleiman Hugh Klein & Judy Lebedoff Jonathan Klein & Amy Schottenfels Karen Wilk Klein Robert & Joan Klivans Ellen Klutznick, Psy.D, LCSW


Arieh Konigl & Alice Roston Suzanne Koppelman Ben Korman Harry Kosansky Robin Kramarow Maris & Jesse Krasnow Marvin & Gerry Kraus Arthur Kreiger & Rebecca Benson Stephan & Arlene Krieger

Sheila & Aaron Leibovic Marcia & Alan Leifer Jacques & Donatella Lennon Stephen O. Lesser Irwin & Rachel Levin Jeryl Levin Rochelle S. Levin Leonard & Beryl Levine Linda Levine John L. Levinsohn



Five $1,000 gifts allow SHATIL’S experts in resource development and organizational management to provide integrated, intensive consulting to a grassroots organization.

Donor Impact

Samuel & Marilyn Krimm Susan G. Krinsky Jules & Lynn Kroll The Kronhill Pletka Foundation Kenneth & Amy Krupsky Hilary Kushins & Scott Herscher Rabbi Lawrence & Karen Kushner Jed Kwartler & Carol Barash Patrick Lacefield & Dinah Leventhal Alyse Laemmle John Antignas & Rabbi Susan Laemmle Jesse & Dani Lainer-Vos Ellie & Mark Lainer Susanne & Bruce Landau Eva & Arthur Landy John Lang Richard Lapedes & Maureen Lynch Suzanne & David Larsen Morelle Lasky Levine Elliott & Phyllis Lasser Stuart G. Laurence William E. Leavitt Allen Leboff Dr. Joel L. Lebowitz Kenneth & Lucy Lehman Jonathan & Shelah Lehrer-Graiwer Robert & Ellen Leibenluft

Lowenstein Brothers Foundation Steven Lubet & Linda Lipton Marilyn Luebeck J. Zel Lurie Steven & Erin Lurie Lynchburg Jewish Community Council Richard & Helen Lynn Bernard Lytton, M.D. Macht Fund of THE ASSOCIATED

Jack Levy & Judith Bass Zehava & Eyal Levy Geoffrey Lewis & Amy Caplan Rabbi Michael Lezak & Rabbi Noa Kushner Judith A. Libow Judith Lichtenberg & David Luban Alicia F. Lieberman, Ph.D. Jeffrey & Anna Lieblich Lawrence & Joyce Light Barbara Lindemann Charlotte Lindon Linda Lipsett & Jules Bernstein Marc Lipsitch & Meira Levinson Alan Gordon Lipson & Judith D. Harris Jacob Lipton Alan & Sharon Lipworth Barry & Paula Litt Gordon Litwin & Anne Luzzato Stuart Litwin & Laura Baskes Litwin The Milton S. & Corinne N. Livingston Foundation, Inc. Jeremy Lizt Henry & Elsie Loeb Gerald & Selma Lotenberg

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Dagny Maidman Maine Line Reform Temple Religious School, PA Michael & Anita Malina Susan & Jay Mall Judy Mann Jerome A. Manning Paul & Annette Marcus Steven & Jeanne Marcus Jesse Margolin Diamondston Foundation The William Margolis Jewish Legacy Fund Judith & Michael Margulies Paulina K. Marks Stuart Marks Rabbi J. Rolando Matalon & Talia Hatzor Daniel & Karen Mayers Emily & Bernard Mehlman Family Fund Joseph A. Meis Daniel Meltzer & Ellen Semonoff Mark J. Mendell Ruth W. Messinger & Andrew Lachman Gail S. Meyers & Andy Hall J.S. & S. Michaan Foundation Rabbi Rachel & Mark Mikva-Rosenberg

I. William & Diane Millen George & Roslyn Miller Joseph Miller & Susan Wise Miller Lindsay & Aaron Miller Marjorie & Morgan Mille Norman & Shirlyn Miller Shirley & Mitchell Miller Glenda & David Minkin Rabbi Joshua & Betsy Minkin Jonathan I. Mishkin Judith Mishkin Abigail Moore & Leonard Wasserman Seth Morrison Morse Family Foundation Jane & Norman Moscowitz Elizabeth K. Moser David & Jenifer Mumford Ellen & Michael Mundell Evelyn Musher Shechter Jerold & Carol Muskin N. James & Ellen Myerberg David Myers & Nomi Stolzenberg Maxine Myers David E. Nachman & Amy Schulman Judy W. & Jay A. Nadel Nelco Foundation, Inc. Bettyrose Nelson Stanley & Adella Nemer Janet Neuenschwander Myra & Bruce Newman David & Marcia Nimmer Samuel Norich & Deborah Ugoretz Ilana Nossel & Jordan Kolar Christopher Noxon Lawrence & Melanie Nussdorf Charles & Richard Oestreich Foundation, Inc. Edward D. Ohlbaum & Karyn L. Scher Or Hadash Abe & Esther Orlick Donald & Shari Ornstein Elissa & William Oshinsky

Beth & Ronald Ostrow Beth Pacheco Sheryl Parker & James Grayer Richard & Martha Pastcan Karen Paul-Stern & Jonathan Stern David Paul & Marilyn Paul Arthur Peck Wendy Peikes Rabbi Ephraim Pelcovits & Rachel Weber Avigdor Pemper & Dr. Mark Rabiner Mayer Perelmuter Dan Perlman & Lili Zohar Daniel & Felice Perlmutter Joel & Jean Perwin Craig D. Peskin Geoffrey P. Picket Judith Plaskow William & Karen Podolsky The Jean & Henry Pollak Division of the Lucile & Maurice Pollak Fund Adam Pollock & Michal LewinEpstein-Pollock Betty Ann Polse Frances R. Posel Sharri S. Posen Sylvia Posner The Isaac & Leah M. Potts Foundation, Inc. Harry & Bernardine Pregerson Irving (z”l) & Varda Rabin William Rabinowitz Edward Raboy Paula J. Rackoff Elisa Rapaport & Michael Schoenbaum Jack Rapaport Maurice & Rose Rapkin Michael & Joyce Rappeport Elinor G. Ratner Anna & Michael Ravvin Alan & Nancy Raznick Michael & Lynn Reichgott Michele Reimer & Jeffrey Winkler Fred N. Reiner & Sherry Levy-Reiner Sue Reinhold & Deborah Newbrun


Julian & Frieda Reitman Eugene & Libby Renkin Paul Resnick & Caroline Richardson Drs. Barak & Laura Richman David Richman & Janet Perry Dorothy Richman & Michael Steinman Marilyn M. Richman Joseph & Naomi Skop Richter Robert & Ellen Rinsky Steven M. Riskin & Claudine Isaacs Arthur & Judy Robbins Joyce T. Robbins & Alan R. Glickman Dan J. Roberts Bruce A. Rosen Harold L. Rosen Lawrence & Corinne Rosen David Rosenberg & Bernice Leber H. James Rosenberg Lucille & Jack Rosenberg Joseph B. Rosenblatt Gerry Rosenstein Elden & Marjorie Rosenthal Sheldon & Rose Rosenthal Bob Roth Charitable Fund Meyer & Naomi Rothberg Edward Rothfarb John & Judy Rothman Steven Rothman & Kathleen Tierney Dr. Rothschild & Dr. Baouendi Dan Rothstein & Ana Karchmer Judith & Michael Rowland John & Arlene Rubenstein Toby & Robert Rubin David & Kitty Rush William & Alice Russell-Shapiro Alfred & Marta Samulon Michael J. Sarid Claire Satlof & Jeffrey Bedrick Nathan Savin & Susan Enzle

Deborah & Larry Sayah Brenda Schachter Judith & Richard Schachter Thomas & Lillian Schatzki Rabbi Laurence Scheindlin & Alison Mayersohn Mary Beth Schiffman Jean Schiro-Zavela & Vance Zavela Alice & Robert Schloss Leonard & Paula Schneiderman Debra R. Schoenberg



Donor Impact

Laura Schor Myron Schreck Jolie Schwab & David Hodes Amy Schwartz & Eric Koenig Andrea & Charlie Schwartz J. Sanford & Susan Schwartz Amy Schwartzman & Kevin Moss Lynn & Paul Sedway Jean & Charles Segal Emily Segal & Andrew Ellis Joseph & Randee Seiger Elisabeth Semel & James Thomson Karen Senter Arkady & Ella Serebryannik Margaret & Howard Shainberg Risa Shames & Neil Silverston The Abraham Shapiro Charity Fund Edmond & Marla Shapiro Stanley & Gertrude Shapiro Rochelle E. & Jesse Shereff Steven Sheriff & Michele Alperin

Reuben & Leona Shevitz Shifra Philanthropic Fund Jerry & Cecile Shore Hannah P. Shostack Susan & Y. Judd Shoval Rabbi Andy Shugerman Edwin & Ellen Sue Shulkin Ariella Sidelsky & Roy Alcalay Peter Siegel & Hope Stevens David Silberman & Claire Engers

Robert & Andrea Stanger Marc & Wendy Stanley Joelle Steefel Aryeh D. Stein Fredric & Nikki Stein Harold & Vera Stein Sharon Stein Adele H. Steinberg David Steinhardt & Tobi RichmanSteinhardt Edward Steinhouse Judge Edward Stern & Judge Maxine Chesney Harriet W. Stern

One $1,000 gift allowed a 15-year-old girl and a Holocaust survivor to organize a demonstration against the incarceration and deportation of asylum-seekers in Israel.

Molly Silver & John Burstein Ernest & Eve Simon Daniel & Maxine Singer Ellen Singer & Don Simkin Michael & Kathleen Slater Steven Slutsky Seymour Smidt Malcolm & Betty Smith Deborah Kaufman & Alan Snitow Irwin & Ceevah Sobel Naomi Sobel Eugene Sofer & Judith Bartnoff Aviam Soifer & Marlene Booth Allen Sokal Rabbi Felicia L. Sol Janet W. Solinger May Soll Philip J Solondz Family Foundation Rabbi Abigail N. Sosland Marcia Cohn Spiegel Martin Spiro Helen & Thomas Spiro Arthur Spitzer & Elisabeth Boas

Nancy Schwartz Sternoff Maurice & Merrily Sterns Robert Stillman & Janet Surkin Eric Stockel Rabbi Ariel Stone Michael Strassfeld & Joy Levitt Walter I. Strauss Joan & Steve Subrin Daniel Sudran Richard & June Swartz Joel M. Sweet Steven & Sheila Taube Dr. Ingrid D. Tauber & Frank Taforo Dr. Anna Newman Taylor Arthur Telegen & Abigail Ostow Rayla G. Temin, in memory of Howard M. Temin Bruce Temkin Sandy & Bob Temkin Clergy — Temple Israel — Boston Bruce & Judith Tennebaum Judith Tenzer Benn

Rabbi Elliott Tepperman & Ms. Sarah O’Leary William Terry, MD & Honora Kaplan Gregory & Rachel Tertes Ariel & Melissa Tesher Susan Thal Kevin Thurm & Suzanne Seiden Walter (z”l) & Anne Tick Paul Tischler Lawrence Title Allan Tobin & Janet Hadda Jay & Joan Topkis Gary & Evelyn Trachten The Lewis A & Ruth L. Hare Trust Judith Tuller David & Bonita Turner Richard & Gail Ullman Jack & Margrit Vanderryn D. Jean Veta & Mary Ann Dutton Elizabeth Vorenberg Philip Wachs & Juliet I. Spitzer David Waksberg & Ellen Bob Milton & Miriam Waldbaum Family Foundation Murry & Marilyn Waldman Andrea & Arthur Waldstein The Sarah Wall Memorial Trust Dr. Bettyruth Walter John H. Walter Ron & Marilyn Walter Mary Ann & David Wark Joan Warshaw David Wasserman & Susan Ginsberg Henry Webber & Christine Jacobs Marilyn Weiker, in memory of Wendy Weiker Penny K. Wein & Bruce J. Wein Sanford & Karen Weiner David Weinraub & Meryl Schwartz Roger Weisberg & Karen Freedman

Mortimer & Barbara Weisenfeld Dr. David & Estare Weiser Weiser Family Foundation Jed Ariel Weiss & Ilana Braun Weiss Jeff & Paula Kramer Weiss Richard & Beatrice Wernick Westchester Reform Temple Ruth Wielgosz & Benjamin Edelman Mordechai Wiesler Jonathan Wilkenfeld & Suzanne Stutman Mordechai & Barbara Winter Iris Witkowsky Estate of Beverly Wolfe, (z”l) Susan & Robert Wolfe Wolfensohn Family Foundation Robert & Joan Wolff Brenda A. Wolfson Women’s Endowment Foundation Fredric Woocher & Wendy Dozoretz Carl Woolf Rita Wroblewski, M.D. Rudolph & Sara Wyner Prize Fund at the Boston Foundation, established by their children, Elizabeth Wyner Mark & Justin L. Wyner Max Yaffe Linda Yenkin Josephus Youngerman & Ronnie Scharfman Norma & Arnold Zack B. Andrew Zelermyer & Daniel Romanow Jonathan F. Zimman Emer. Prof. Stanley Zimmering/Brown University | 2012 Annual Report






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