People

NIF is a unique partnership of North Americans, Israelis, Europeans, and Australians. Our Board of Directors, International Council members, and staff are committed to promoting equality and democracy in Israel.

Board   |   International Council Members   |   Staff

Board

Officers

[image - Brian Lurie]
Brian Lurie
President
Ross, California
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image - Itzik Danziger
Itzik Danziger
Vice President in Israel
Ra'anana, Israel
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MaryAnnStein
Mary Ann Stein
Vice President in North America
Bethesda, Maryland
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StephenGunther
Stephen Gunther
Treasurer
Santa Monica, California
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DeborahBussel
Deborah Bussel
Secretary
Miami, Florida
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Directors

[image - Amal ElSana Alhjooj]
Amal ElSana Alhjooj
Beersheva, Israel
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[image - Elah Alkalay]
Elah Alkalay
Kfar Mordechay, Israel
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[image - Yifat Bitton]
Yifat Bitton
Ramat Hasharon, Israel
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[image - Naomi Chazan]
Naomi Chazan
Jerusalem, Israel
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[image - Peter Edelman]
Peter Edelman
Washington, D.C.
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Paul Egerman
Weston, MA
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[image - Franklin M. Fisher]
Franklin M. Fisher
Cambridge, MA
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Itzhak (Itzik) Galnoor
Jerusalem, Israel
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[image - Joan Garson]
Joan Garson
Toronto, Canada
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[image - William (Bill) Goldman]
William (Bill) Goldman
San Francisco, CA
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[image - Asaad Joubran]
Asaad Joubran
Israel
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[image - Ambassador (Ret.) Daniel C. Kurtzer]
Ambassador
Daniel Kurtzer

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[image - Daniel Levy]
Daniel Levy
United Kingdom
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[image - David N. Myers]
David N. Myers
Los Angeles, CA
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[image - Debra Pell]
Debra Pell
Ross, CA
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[image - Nicholas Saphir]
Nicholas Saphir
East Sussex, United Kingdom
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[image - Talia Sasson]
Talia Sasson
Beit Zayit, Israel
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[NIF Say Yes People placeholder image - Carole Segal]
Carole Segal
Chicago, IL
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[NIF Say Yes People placeholder image - Peter Shapiro]
Peter Shapiro
South Orange, NJ
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[image - Daniel Sokatch]
Daniel Sokatch
San Francisco, CA
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[NIF Say Yes People placeholder image - Jeffrey Solomon]
Jeffrey Solomon
New York, NY
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[image - Yael Sternhell]
Yael Sternhell
Tel Aviv, Israel
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[image - Carole Zabar]
Carole Zabar
New York, NY
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International Council Members

Israel   |   San Francisco & Northern California   |   Los Angeles & Southern California   |   Chicago   |   New York   |   Washington   |   Boston   |   Florida   |   Other U.S. Regions   |   International

Israel

Adeeb Awad
Michel Abitbol
Amal Elsana Alh’jooj
Arieh Arnon
Avner Azulay
Zouheir Bahloul
Haim Ben Shachar
Eliyahu Bareket
Maya Bar-Hillel
Mordechai "Morale" Bar-On
Uri Bar-Yosef
Illan Baruch
Michael Ben-Yair
Avram Burg
Ruth Cheshin
Aaron Ciechanover
Avner De-Shalit
Omri Dotan
Rachel Elior
Uzi Even
Sidra Ezrahi
Lily Galili
Benny Gidron
Amiram Goldblum
Hanoch Gutfreund
Yisca Harani
David Har'el
Gilad Harish
Dorothy Harman
Tova Hartman
Shlomo Hasson
Roni Hefetz
Nehama Hillman
Avraham Infeld
Haim Izraeli
Daniel Kahneman
Judith Karp
Yadin Kaufman
Yehoshua Kolodny
Noam Lautman
Nati Linial
Yossi Malka
Kobi Metzer
Sami Michael
Jacob Ner David
Israela Oron
Amos Oz
Sarah Ozacky-Lazar
Ilan Paz
Motty Peri
Alon Piltz
Barak Platt
Uriel Procaccia
Frances Raday
Itzik Saporta
Orna Sasson-Levi
Amnon Sella
Hannan Serphos
Joshua Schoffman
Alla Shainskaja
Alice Shalvi
Shimon Shamir
Aliza Shenhar
Ruth Sheshinski
Varda Shiffer
Jonathan (Yoni) Shimshoni
Avraham Beiga Shochat
Joel Siegel
Ronny Someck
Shaanan Streett
Doron Tzabari
Ami Weinstein
Menachem Ya'ari
Dan Yakir
Alex Yoffe
Dina Zisserman
Neta Ziv

San Francisco and Northern California

Michael Bien
Sanford (Sandy) Gallanter
Linda Gallanter
Jim Koshland
Raquel H. (Racky) Newman
Craig Newmark
Stuart (Stu) Pollak
Lela Sarnat
Gerard Sarnat
Howard Sohn
Ingrid Tauber
Bonnie Tenenbaum
Paul Wachter
Diane Wexler
Carol and Terry Winograd
Vincent Worms

Los Angeles and Southern California

Susan Adelman
Rabbi Sharon Brous
Sara Cannon
James Cummings
Reuben Dori
Richard (Dick) Gunther
Lois Gunther
Jackie Heller
Luis Lainer
David Myers
Marcie Zelikow

Chicago

Aviva Futorian
Emile Karafiol
Paul Lehman
Robert "Bud" Lifton
Bettylu Saltzman
Gabrielle (Gay) Sigel
Denis Weil

New York

Karen Adler
Yossef Beinart
Oz Benamram
Melissa Berman
Alan Cohen
Yehudah Cohn
Rachel Cowan
Jerome Davidson
Ellie Friedman
Bruce Goldberger
Phyllis Goldman
Sally Gottesman
Sherri Greenbach
Liz Greenstein
Michael Hirschhorn
Marvin Israelow
Arlene Kanter
Leslie Kimerling
Sara Klein
Jonathan Klein
Donald (Don) Landis
Betsy Landis
Shelley Levine
Bryna Linett
Jonathan Lopatin
J. Rolando (Roly) Matalon
Cindy Miller
Harriet Mouchly-Weiss
Aaron Panken
Kathleen Peratis
Daniel Price
Paula Rackoff
Robert Rifkind
Irwin Rosenblum
Rick Schaffer
Lawrence (Larry) Schwartz
Nancy Schwartz Sternoff
Gideon Stein
Gordon Tucker
David Umansky
Al Vorspan
Michael Walzer
Carole Zabar

Washington, D.C.

Sara Ehrman
Jenine and Rob Frier
Judith Gelman
Frances Goldman
David Gottlieb
Barbara Green
Joan Kuriansky
Terry Lenzner
Judith Lichtman
Russell Linden
Susan Liss
Elaine Reuben
June Rogul
David Saperstein
Sanford (Sandy) Ungar
Frank Vogl

Boston

Mindy Berman
Leonard "Leibel" Fein
Jeffrey Green
Dale Mnookin
Robert Mnookin
Bonnie Orlin
Moshe Safdie
Harriet Schley
Karen Tucker
Ruth Wolman

Florida

Sari Agatston
Barry Gaberman
Jane Katcher
Barbara Lipman
David Lipman
Noreen Sablotsky
Marsha Soffer

Other U.S. Regions

Lois Frank
Jan Liff
Sara Litt
Louis Newman
Lisa Orlick-Salka

International

Mark Baker
David Bernstein
Ellen Dahrendorf
Isser Dubinsky
Lawrence Englander
Joan Garson
Susie Gilbert
David Goldberg
Mark Goldberg
Shira Herzog
June Jacobs
Pierre Loeb
Robin Margo
Claude Rakovsky
Simone Susskind
Irving Wallach
Sharon Weintraub
Fred Zemans

 

Staff

US Offices

[image - Ellen Aaronson-Prince]
Ellen Aaronson-Prince
Director of LA Major Gifts
Los Angeles

 
[image - Stephane Acel-Green]
Stephane Acel-Green
New England Regional Director
Boston

 
[NIF Say Yes People placeholder image - Sara Adler]
Sara Adler
Florida Regional Director
Florida

 
[image - Nura Al-Asi]
Nura Al-Asi
San Francico Region
Development Associate

San Francisco
[image - Orli Bein]
Orli Bein
SF Regional Co-Director
San Francisco

 
[People placeholder image - Becky Buckwald]
Becky Buckwald
SF Regional Co-Director
San Francisco

 
[NIF Say Yes People placeholder image - Thomas J. Cole]
Thomas J. Cole
Controller
New York

 
[NIF Say Yes People placeholder image - Hannah Ellenson]
Hannah Ellenson
Executive Assistant to the CEO
San Francisco

 
[image - Anthony Fullington]
Anthony Fullington
VP for Finance and CFO
New York

 
[NIF Say Yes People placeholder image - Sam Greenberg]
Sam Greenberg
National Development
Associate

New York
[NIF Say Yes People placeholder image - Rebecca Hartman]
Rebecca Hartman
New England Regional
Assistant Director

Boston
[NIF Say Yes People placeholder image - Becky Havivi]
Becky Havivi
Special Assistant to the EVP
New York

 
[NIF Say Yes People placeholder image - Billie Hirsch]
Billie Hirsch
Program Coordinator
New York

 
[image - Stephanie Ives]
Stephanie Ives
NY/Tri-State Regional Director
New York

 
[NIF Say Yes People placeholder image - Ruti Kadish]
Ruti Kadish
Director Foundation Relations
Washington, D.C.

 
[NIF Say Yes People placeholder image - Tatyana Leifman]
Tatyana Leifman
Database Manager
New York

 
[image - Libby Lenkinski]
Libby Lenkinski
US Director, Strategic Initiatives
New York

 
[NIF Say Yes People placeholder image - Jeryl Levin]
Jeryl Levin
Chicago Regional Director
Chicago

 
[image - Ben Murane]
Ben Murane
Director of Outreach, Western U.S.
Seattle

 
[image - Naomi Paiss]
Naomi Paiss
VP for Public Affairs
Washington, D.C.

 
[image - Karen Paul-Stern]
Karen Paul-Stern
Washington Regional Director
& Director of Israel Travel

Washington, D.C.
[NIF Say Yes People placeholder image - Kenyetta Petty]
Kenyetta Petty
Associate Database Manager
Washington, D.C.

 
[NIF Say Yes People placeholder image - Orlee Rabin]
Orlee Rabin
Director of New Generations
for the San Francisco Bay Area

San Francisco
[image - Rabbi David Rosenn]
Rabbi David Rosenn
Executive Vice President
New York

 
[image - Steve Rothman]
Steve Rothman
VP for National Development
San Francisco

 
[image - Maura Sawyer]
Maura Sawyer
Senior Staff Accountant
New York

 
[NIF Say Yes People placeholder image - Noam Shelef]
Noam Shelef
Director of Digital Strategy
Washington, D.C.

 
[NIF Say Yes People placeholder image - Ariella Sidelsky]
Ariella Sidelsky
Director of Outreach, Eastern U.S.
 Director of Strategic Partnerships

New York
[image - Jessica G. Simon]
Jessica G. Simon
Washington Region
Development Associate

Washington, D.C.
[image - Daniel Sokatch]
Daniel Sokatch
Chief Executive Officer
San Francisco
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[NIF Say Yes People placeholder image - Rachael Sondak]
Rachael Sondak
Senior Communications Associate
Washington, D.C.
[image - Regine St. Louis]
Regine St. Louis
Staff Accountant
New York

 
[NIF Say Yes People placeholder image - Tamara Symonds]
Tamara Symonds
Digital Communications Associate
Washington, D.C.
[NIF Say Yes People placeholder image - Jimmy Taber]
Jimmy Taber
Director of New Generations
for the NY/Tri-State Region

New York
 

NIF Israel - Jerusalem

[NIF Say Yes People placeholder image - Pazit Adani]
Pazit Adani
Social Justice Grants Officer
 
[NIF Say Yes People placeholder image - Simona Ariely]
Simona Ariely
Office Secretary & Assistant to COO
 
[NIF Say Yes People placeholder image - Udi Arnon]
Udi Arnon
Social Justice Grants Officer
[NIF Say Yes People placeholder image - Rivka Bar Sheshet]
Rivka Bar Sheshet
Bookkeeper
[NIF Say Yes People placeholder image - Nancy Block Cherny]
Nancy Block Cherny
Deputy Director of Int'l Relations Dept.
[NIF Say Yes People placeholder image - Hamutal Davis]
Hamutal Davis
Donor's Services Assistant
[NIF Say Yes People placeholder image - Eyal Dror]
Eyal Dror
Information Technology Coordinator
[NIF Say Yes People placeholder image - Shira Ben-Sasson Furstenburg]
Shira Ben-Sasson
Furstenburg

Religious Pluralism
Grants Officer

[NIF Say Yes People placeholder image - Mindy Goldberg]
Mindy Goldberg
Development Associate
[NIF Say Yes People placeholder image - Danit Gottfried]
Danit Gottfried
Hebrew Webmaster
& Social Networker

 
[NIF Say Yes People placeholder image - Hadar Hasson]
Hadar Hasson
Project Coordinator & Assistant
to Communications Director

[NIF Say Yes People placeholder image - Nir Hoffman]
Nir Hoffman
Hebrew Webmaster
& Social Networker

 
[NIF Say Yes People placeholder image - Gon Kafri Fibich]
Gon Kafri Fibich
Israel Development Officer
[NIF Say Yes People placeholder image - Avigail Kormes]
Avigail Kormes
Civil and Human
Rights Grants Officer

[image - Rachel Liel]
Rachel Liel
Executive Director in Israel
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[NIF Say Yes People placeholder image - Michal Levi]
Michal Levi
Assistant to the Executive
Director in Israel

[NIF Say Yes People placeholder image - Noga Levi]
Noga Levi
Grants Department Assistant
[NIF Say Yes People placeholder image - Sabrina Levi]
Sabrina Levi
Bookkeeper
 
[NIF Say Yes People placeholder image - Aviva Lewis]
Aviva Lewis
Administrative Assistant,
Int'l Relations Dept.

[NIF Say Yes People placeholder image - Lior Librowski]
Lior Librowski
Coordinator of "Kick Racism out
of Israeli Soccer" Project

 
[NIF Say Yes People placeholder image - Ronen Maor]
Ronen Maor
Staff Accountant
& Payroll Officer

[NIF Say Yes People placeholder image - Michal Mashiach]
Michal Mashiach
Grants Administrator
[NIF Say Yes People placeholder image - Merav Mizrachi]
Merav Mizrachi
Director of Donor Services
[NIF Say Yes People placeholder image - Rasha Natour Affan]
Rasha Natour Affan
Palestinian Society
Grants Officer

[NIF Say Yes People placeholder image - Michal Oppenheim]
Michal Oppenheim
Chief Operating Officer
 
[NIF Say Yes People placeholder image - Shay Petel]
Shay Petel
Information Systems Manager
[NIF Say Yes People placeholder image - Susan Sawicki]
Susan Sawicki
Associate Director & Director
of the Int'l Relations Dept.

[NIF Say Yes People placeholder image - Itzik Shanan]
Itzik Shanan
Director of Public
Advocacy & Communications

[NIF Say Yes People placeholder image - Maya Shraga-Albalak]
Maya Shraga-Albalak
Controller for
NIF-Israel & SHATIL

[NIF Say Yes People placeholder image - Yuri Sokolenko]
Yuri Sokolenko
Computer Help Desk Coordinator
 
[NIF Say Yes People placeholder image - Alex Stein]
Alex Stein
English Language Writer
[NIF Say Yes People placeholder image - Yuval Yavneh]
Yuval Yavneh
Associate Director & Director
of the Grants Deptartment

[NIF Say Yes People placeholder image - Yaffa Zair]
Yaffa Zair
Bookkeeper
 
 

Shatil - The NIF Initiative for Social Change

[image - Ronit Heyd]
Ronit Heyd
Executive Director
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[Shatil Person placeholder image - Ory Madeisker]
Ory Madeisker
Assistant to Director of SHATIL
[Shatil Person placeholder image - Carlos Sztyglic]
Carlos Sztyglic
Associate Director
[Shatil Person placeholder image - Naomi Schacter]
Naomi Schacter
Associate Director
[Shatil Person placeholder image - Fathi Marshood]
Fathi Marshood
Director of Shatil
in Haifa and the North

[Shatil Person placeholder image - Sultan Abu Obaid]
Sultan Abu Obaid
Director, Shatil's
Be'er Sheva Office

[Shatil Person placeholder image - Avi Dabush]
Avi Dabush
Director of Programs
[Shatil Person placeholder image - Yasmin Rubin Cooper]
Yasmin Rubin Cooper
Director of Capacity Building
 

Directors of International Offices

, Executive Director, NIF Australia

, Executive Director, NIF Canada

, Chief Executive, NIF UK

, President, NIF Switzerland