Author Stephanie Ives

Stephanie Ives

Stephanie is the Director of NIF's New York / Tri-State region.


The anniversary of the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin is a painful reminder of the ongoing brokenness in the country we care for so deeply.

I am writing to you from Jerusalem, where I am spending the month with my family while working in NIF’s Israel office. It has been a difficult week for us and for our children, as it has been for everyone in the region.

On June 1, tens of thousands of New Yorkers will gather for the annual Celebrate Israel Parade. As in previous years, we at the New Israel Fund (NIF) will be there, leading a group of progressive, pro-Israel activists. We will take our rightful place alongside the many others dedicated to the Israel that is, as well as the Israel that ought to be.