People

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

IC members Regional Councils NIF Staff

Board – Officers

photo of Talia Sasson - photo by Eldad Rafaeli
NIF Board President
Beit Zayit, Israel
VP in Israel
Ra'anana, Israel
VP in N. America
Weston, MA
Secretary
Kfar Mordechay, Israel
Treasurer
Santa Monica, CA

Board – Directors

Beersheva, Israel
Yafa- Nazareth, Israel
Tel Aviv, Israel
Jerusalem, Israel
photo - Yossi Dahan
Tel Aviv, Israel
Washington, DC
Cambridge, MA
photo - Janine Frier
Baltimore, MD
Chair, NIF Canada
Toronto, Canada
Los Angeles, CA
Jim Koshland
Palo Alto, CA
Jerusalem, Israel
Ross, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Beit Zayit, Israel
Chair, NIF UK board
London, England
Brookline, MA
[image - Ilana Snyder, President NIF Australia]
President, NIF Australia Foundation
Daniel Sokatch
Chief Executive Officer
San Francisco, CA
Bethesda, MD
Tel Aviv, Israel
New York, NY
Nazareth, Israel
New York, NY

International Council Members

Israel

Mira Awad
Avner Azulay
Eliyahu Bareket
Maya Bar-Hillel
Uri Bar-Joseph
Mordechai Bar-On
Ilan Baruch
Haim Ben-Shahar
Shimon Biton
Dvora Blum
David Broza
Avraham Burg
Ruth Cheshin
Aaron Ciechanover
Shlomo Cohen
Avner de-Shalit
Omri Dotan
Rachel Elior
Uzi Even
Sidra Ezrahi
Lily Galili
Itzhak Galnoor
Benjamin Gidron
Dorothy Gitter Harman
Amiram Goldblum
Hanoch Gutfreund
Yisca Harani
David Harel
Gilad Harish
Tova Hartman
Roni Hefetz
Nehama Hillman
Avraham Infeld
Haim Izraeli
Daniel Kahneman
Judith Karp
Yadin Kaufman
Hadass Kaufmann
Yehoshua Kolodny
Noam Lautman
Nathan Linial
Yossi Malka
Sami Michael
Judd Ne’eman
Smadar Nehab
Jacob Ner David
Israela Oron
Sarah Ozacky-Lazar
Motty Perry
Alon Piltz
Avi Primor
Uriel Procaccia
Frances Raday
Itzik Saporta
Orna Sasson-Levy
Naomi Schacter
Joshua Schoffman
Amnon Sella
Hannan Serphos
Alla Shainskaya
Shimon Shamir
Aliza Shenhar
Ruth Sheshinski
Avraham Shochat
Susan Silverman
Ronny Someck
Marla Stein
Shaanan Streett
Zvia Valden
Ami Weinstein
Menahem Yaari
Dan Yakir
Dina Zisserman-Brodsky
Neta Ziv

San Francisco and N. California

Michael Bien
Ellie Friedman
Linda Gallanter
Louis Newman
Raquel H. Newman
Craig Newmark
The Honorable Stuart Pollak
Gerard Sarnat
Lela Sarnat
Howard Sohn
Dr. Ingrid D. Tauber
Bonnie Tenenbaum
Paul Wachter
Diane Jordan Wexler
Carol Winograd
Terry Winograd
Vincent Worms

Los Angeles and S. California

Susan Adelman
Rabbi Sharon Brous
Sara L. Cannon
James Cummings
Reuben Dori
Lois Gunther
Richard Gunther
Jonathan Klein
Sara Klein
Luis Lainer
Mel Levine
Marcie Zelikow

Chicago

Aviva Futorian
Emile Karafiol
Paul Lehman
Lisa Portnoy
Bettylu Saltzman
Joan Shapiro
Gay Sigel

Florida

Sari Agatston
Deborah Bussel
Barry Gaberman
Jane Katcher
Barbara Lipman
David Lipman
Marsha Soffer

Other U.S. Regions

Lois Frank
Leslie M. Kimerling
Eve Biskind Klothen
Ken Klothen
Jan Abby Liff
Sara Litt
Lisa Orlick-Salka
Daniel Segal

New York

Karen Adler
Oz Benamram
Melissa Berman
Alan Cohen
Yehudah B. Cohn
Rabbi Rachel B. Cowan
Rabbi Jerome K. Davidson
Roberta Elliott
Ellie Friedman
Bruce N. Goldberger
Phyllis Goldman
Sara A. Gottesman
Sherri Greenbach
Liz Greenstein
Michael Hirschhorn
Marvin Israelow
Daniel Kahneman
Arlene Kanter
Betsy Miller Landis
Rabbi Marion Lev-Cohen
Shelley Levine
Bryna Linett
Jonathan Lopatin
Rabbi J. Rolando Matalon
Cindy L. Miller
Harriet Mouchly-Weiss
Rabbi Aaron Panken, z”l
Kathleen Peratis
Daniel Price
Paula J. Rackoff, M.D
Robert S. Rifkind
Irwin Rosenblum
Frederick P. Schaffer
Lawrence Schwartz
Peter Shapiro
Gideon Stein
Nancy S. Sternoff
Rabbi Gordon Tucker
David M. Umansky
Albert Vorspan
Michael Walzer

Washington, D.C.

Robert Frier
Judith Gelman
Frances E. Goldman
Joanna Goodwin
David Gottlieb
Barbara S. Green
Joan Kuriansky
Terry Lenzner
Judith Lichtman
Russell M. Linden
Susan Liss
Aviva S. Meyer
Elaine Reuben
June Rogul
Frank Vogl

New England

Mindy Berman
Jeffrey Green
Dale Mnookin
Robert Mnookin
Bonnie M. Orlin
Alfred Tauber
Karen Tucker
Ruth E. Wolman

International

Marc Baer
Mark Baker
David Bernstein
Jaron Bernstein
Ephrim Boritz
Paul Burger
Lady Dahrendorf
Jacques de Haller
Karin Dreiding
Roger Dreyfus
Isser Dubinsky
Lawrence Englander
Susie Gilbert
David Goldberg
Mark Goldberg
June Jacobs
Pierre Loeb
Robin Margo
Claude Rakovsky
Simone Susskind
Irving Wallach
Sharon Weintraub
Fred Zemans

Regional Councils

Atlanta

Steve Berman
Lois Frank
Leah Fuhr
Jan Jaben-Eilon
Robin Kramarow
Judy Lipshutz
Charles Miller
David Minkin
Glenda Minkin
Shai Robkin
A.J. Robinson
Harry Stern
Charles Taylor

Chicago

Peter Ascoli
Penny Brown
Rabbi Ellen Dreyfus
Sam Fleischacker
Aviva Futorian
Marvin Hoffman
Rosellen Brown Hoffman
Emile Karafiol
Dan London
Ben Lichstein
Lenore Mass
Rabbi Rachel Mikva
Benette Phillips
Carole Segal
Joan Shapiro
Gabrielle (Gay) Sigel
Robert Stillman
Janet Surkin
Denis Weil
Brad White

Washington, DC

Jenn Geetter
Judy Gelman
Fran Goldman
Vered Guttman
Joan Kuriansky
Elissa Oshinsky
Elaine Reuben

New England

Beth Badik
Mindy Berman
Abigail Fisher
Barbara Gaffin
Irle Goldman
Mark Gottesman
Sophie Hearne
Sherry Israel
Emily Kates
Daniel Langenthal
Hannah Levine
Darya Mattes
Bonnie Orlin

Pacific Northwest

Hemda Arad
Jon Bridge
Zehava Chen-Levy
Allen and Carol Gown
Rabbi Anson Laytner
Sara Litt
Prof. Joel Migdal
Lisa Orlick-Salka
Prof. Eric Orlin
Prof. Noam Pianko
Simcha Shtull
Rabbi Daniel Weiner

Philadelphia

Robert Auritt
Richard Bazelon
Phyllis Denbo
Eve Biskind Klothen
Ken Klothen
Ruth Laibson
Rabbi David Levin
Rabbi Annie Lewis
Adena Potok
Naomi Prusky
David Richman
Jerry Rubinstein
Dan Segal
Dveera Segal
Joel Sweet
Carole Wilder

San Francisco Bay Area

Steve Abel
Fred Altshuler
Deena Aranoff
Wendy Bear
Rachel Biale
Michael Bien
Mikhal Bouganim
Jonathan Fuchs
Jerilyn Gelt
Candice Gold
Linda Kalinowski
Leslie Kane
Hannah Kranzberg
George Krevsky
Alex Levinson
Robin Mencher
Raquel Newman
Stuart Pollak
Alan Raznick
Diane Rosenberg
Rob Rubin
Peter Rukin
Debra Schoenberg
Rita Semel
Gary Sokol
Bonnie Tenenbaum
Steve Tulkin
Paul Wachter

Twin Cities

Morton Kane
Laura Kaplan
Rabbi Emma Kippley-Ogman
Brad Lehrman
Don and Rhoda Mains
Prof. Leslie Morris
Cindy Reich
Bruce Tennebaum

Twin Cities Rabbinic Cabinet
Rabbi Morris Allen
Rabbi Norman Cohen
Rabbi Alexander Davis
Rabbi Shosh Dworsky
Rabbi David Freedman
Rabbi Yosi Gordon
Rabbi Emma Kippley-Ogman
Rabbi Michael Adam Latz
Rabbi Cathy Nemiroff
Rabbi Debra Rappaport
Rabbi Alan Shavit-Lonstein
Rabbi Adam Stock Spilker
Rabbi Sharon Stiefel
Rabbi Aaron Weininger
Rabbi Marcia Zimmerman

US Staff

Deputy VP, Regional Development
Boston, MA
National Development Associate & Assistant to the VP of National Development
San Francisco, CA
Senior Advisor
New York City
Abigail Beatty
National Development Associate
New York City
Director, SF Region
San Francisco, CA
Lisa Bell
Associate Director,
LA / Southern California Region
Los Angeles, CA
Ellie Boswell
Development Associate, NY / Tri-State Region
New York City
Becky Buckwald
Director of Planned Giving
San Francisco, CA
Senior Director,
NY / Tri-State Region
New York City
Director of Finance
New York City
Coordinator of the Executive Office
San Francisco, CA
Director of Outreach & Major Gifts, Western US
Seattle, WA
Risa Dunbar
Development Associate
Boston, MA
photo of Hannah Ehlers
Development Associate,
Washington D.C. Region
Washington, DC
Associate Director, NY / Tri-State Region & Board Liaison
New York City
Development Associate,
San Francisco Region
San Francisco, CA
Sam Greenberg
Director of Digital Engagement
New York City
[image - Tali Herskowitz]
Director, Washington D.C. Region
Washington, DC
[image - Jan Kallish]
Director, Chicago / Midwest Region
Chicago, IL
Grants Coordinator & Editor
San Francisco, CA
Shimrit Braun Kamin
Associate Director, San Francisco Region
San Francisco, CA
Development Officer,
NY / Tri-State Region
New York City
Dalia Krusner
Associate Director,
New England Region
Boston, MA
Database Manager
New York City
Libby Lenkinski
VP for Public Engagement
New York City
Associate Database Manager
Washington, DC
[image - Kerry McKenzie]
Senior Accountant
New York City
Director, LA / Southern California Region
Los Angeles, CA
[image - May Pundak]
Director of New Generations - SF Bay Area & Director of Israel Travel
San Francisco, CA
Digital Communications Associate
Washington, DC
VP for National Development
San Francisco, CA
Deputy VP for Communications
Washington, DC
Deputy VP of Development Operations
New York City
Daniel Sokatch
Chief Executive Officer
San Francisco, CA
Jennifer Gorovitz
VP of Finance, Operations & Administration
San Francisco, CA
Storytelling and Communications Associate
Washington, DC
Sarah Temmer
Development Operations Associate
New York City
photo of Itamar Wigoder
National Program Coordinator
New York City
Eyal Yerushalmi
Director of Outreach & Major Gifts, Eastern US
New York City

NIF Israel Staff – Jerusalem

Nancy Block Cherny
Director of Resource Development and Partnerships
Shira Ben-Sasson Furstenberg
Associate Director in Israel
Mickey Gitzin
Director in Israel
Yitzik Lipel
Associate Director of Finance
Merav Mizrachi
Chief of Staff
Suzie Sawicki
Director of Global Affiliates
Director of Public Advocacy & Communications
Head of Donor Relations
Yuval Yavneh
Associate Director & Director of the Grants Department

See more of NIF Israel’s staff
Contact NIF Israel Jerusalem Offices here

Shatil (The NIF Initiative for Social Change) Staff

Contact Shatil Offices here

Director of Capacity Building
Director of Shatil's Center for Policy Change
Director, Shatil's Be'er Sheva Office
Director of Shatil
Associate Director of Shatil

International Offices

Jaron Bernstein
President,
NIF Switzerland
Basel, Switzerland
Liam Getreu
Executive Director,
NIF Australia
Sydney, Australia
Ben Murane
Executive Director,
NIF Canada
Toronto, Ontario
Chief Executive, NIF UK
London, England
Ofer Waldman
Chairman,
NIF Deutschland
Berlin, Germany