People

Working Together to Make Change

NIF is about people. And the work we do to make Israel a more equal and democratic society is supported by incredible individuals around the world, from North America to Israel, Europe, and Australia. Find out about the people who make our work possible.

Board President
Israel
Vice President in Israel
Ra'anana
Vice President in N. America
Weston, MA
Vice President, at Large
Baltimore, MD
Jim Koshland
Treasurer
Palo Alto, CA
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Immediate Past Board President
Los Angeles, CA

Alice Shalvi - photo by Debbi Cooper
Director Emeritus
Israel
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New York City
photo of Elah Alcalay
Kfar Mordechay
Ric Benjamin
Melbourne
Jaron Bernstein
President, NIF Switzerland
Zurich
San Francisco
Past Board President
Jerusalem
Chair, NIF UK
London
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Tel Aviv
Past Board President
Washington, DC
Photo of Sally Gottesman
New York City
photo of Lisa Greer, NIF Board Member
Los Angeles
Treasurer Emeritus
Santa Monica
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Chair, NIF Canada
Toronto
Past Board President
San Francisco
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International Board and co-chair of the International Council
Washington, DC
New York City
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Past Board President
Beit Zayit
Daniel Sokatch
Chief Executive Officer
San Francisco, CA
Washington, DC

Israel

Amal Elsana Alh’jooj
Doris Arkin
Mira Awad
Avner Azulay
Eliyahu Bareket
Maya Bar-Hillel
Uri Bar-Joseph
Mordechai Bar-On
Ilan Baruch
Haim Ben-Shahar
Shimon Biton
Dvora Blum
Vadim Blumin
David Broza
Avraham Burg
Bradley Burston
Ruth Cheshin
Aaron Ciechanover
Shlomo Cohen
Avner de-Shalit
Omri Dotan
Rachel Elior
Nabila Espanioly
Uzi Even
Sidra Ezrahi
Susan Feit
Lily Galili
Itzhak Galnoor
Benjamin Gidron
Dorothy Gitter Harman
Marek Glezerman
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
Mandy Leighton
Jean Marc Liling
Nathan Linial
Diana Lipton
Menachem Lorberbaum
Yossi Malka
Sami Michael
Judd Ne’eman
Smadar Nehab
Jacob Ner David
Achinoam Nini
Israela Oron
Amos Oz (z”l)
Sarah Ozacky-Lazar
Motty Perry
Alon Piltz
Avi Primor
Uriel Procaccia
Frances Raday
Itzik Saporta
Orna Sasson-Levy
Talia Sasson (Co-Chair)
Susan Sawicki
Naomi Schacter
Joshua Schoffman
Amnon Sella
Hannan Serphos
Alla Shainskaya
Shimon Shamir
Aliza Shenhar
Ruth Sheshinski
Avraham Shochat
Susan Silverman
Ronny Someck
Marla Stein
Eitan Stern
Shaanan Streett
Zvia Valden
Ami Weinstein
Menahem Yaari
Dan Yakir
Dina Zisserman-Brodsky
Neta Ziv
Reem Younis

SF & N. California

Linda Gallanter
The Honorable Stuart Pollak
Orlee Rabin
Gerard Sarnat
Lela Sarnat
Debra Schoenberg
Howard Sohn
Dr. Ingrid D. Tauber
Paul Wachter
Diane Jordan Wexler
Carol Winograd
Terry Winograd
Vincent Worms

LA & S. California

Susan Adelman
Rabbi Sarah Bassin
Rabbi Sharon Brous
Sara L. Cannon
James Cummings
Reuben Dori
Lois Gunther
Richard Gunther (z”l)
Luis Lainer
Mel Levine
Ruth E. Wolman
Marcie Zelikow

New England

Mindy Berman
Jeffrey Green
Ted Greenwood
Rosalind Joffe
Daniel Langenthal
Dale Mnookin
Robert Mnookin
Bonnie M. Orlin
Karen Tucker

Chicago

Penny Brown
Aviva Futorian
Jan Kallish
Paul Lehman
Lisa Portnoy
Bettylu Saltzman
Joan Shapiro
Gay Sigel

Florida

Sara Adler
Deborah Bussel
Barry Gaberman
Jane Katcher
Barbara Lipman
David Lipman
Marsha Soffer

Washington, D.C.

Mark Burstein
Judith Gelman
Frances E. Goldman
Joanna Goodwin
David Gottlieb
Barbara S. Green
Joan Kuriansky
Judith Lichtman
Russell M. Linden
Susan Liss
Aviva S. Meyer
Aaron David Miller (Co-Chair)
Karen Paul
Elaine Reuben (z”l)
June Rogul
Sid Schwarz
Mary Ann Stein (z”l)
Frank Vogl
Rabbi Daniel G. Zemel

New York

Oz Benamram
Melissa Berman
Alan Cohen
Yehudah B. Cohn
Rabbi Jerome K. Davidson
Roberta Elliott
Peter Frey
Ellie Friedman
Rabbi Michael Friedman
Bruce N. Goldberger
Phyllis Goldman
Sara A. Gottesman
Sherri Greenbach
Liz Greenstein
Michael Hirschhorn
Marvin Israelow
Daniel Kahneman
Arlene Kanter
Leslie M. Kimerling
Betsy Miller Landis
Susan and Steven Lax
Rabbi Marion Lev-Cohen
Shelley Levine
Bryna Linett
Jonathan Lopatin
Rabbi J. Rolando Matalon
Cindy L. Miller
Rabbi Steven Moskowitz
Harriet Mouchly-Weiss
Kathleen Peratis
Justin Pollak
Paula J. Rackoff, M.D
Robert S. Rifkind
Richard Robbins
Irwin Rosenblum
Rabbi David Rosenn
Rabbi Jennie Rosenn
Frederick P. Schaffer
Lawrence Schwartz
Carrie Shapiro
Peter Shapiro
Gideon Stein
Rabbi Rachel Timoner
Rabbi Gordon Tucker
David M. Umansky
Michael Young
Michael Walzer
Carole Zabar

Other U.S. Regions

Robert Auritt
Dayle Friedman
Lois Frank
Jonathan Klein
Sara Klein
Eve Biskind Klothen
Ken Klothen
Jan Abby Liff
Sara Litt
Lisa Orlick-Salka
Shai Robkin
Daniel Segal
Charles Taylor
Judith Zee Steinberg

International

Marc Baer
Mark Baker
David Bernstein
Joern Bohme
Ephrim Boritz
John Cohen
Lady Dahrendorf
Jacques de Haller
Roger Dreyfus
Isser Dubinsky
Lawrence Englander
Eleanore Lappin Eppel
Joan Garson
Susie Gilbert
David Goldberg
Mark Guttman
David Lepofsky
Michelle Lesh
Pierre Loeb
Robin Margo
Claude Rakovsky
Clive Sheldon
Ilana Snyder
Simone Susskind
Noam Tamir
Amir Theilhaber
Ofer Waldman
Irving Wallach
Sharon Weintraub
Joyce Zemans

Atlanta

Zach Bercu
Steve Berman
Lois Frank
Dotan Harpak
Jeanney Kutner
Jan Jaben-Eilon
Judy Lipshutz
Jodi Mansbach
Glenda Minkin
Shai Robkin
Barbara Rosenblit
Ish Rosenblit
Charles Taylor

Chicago

Lucy Ascoli
Peter Ascoli
Penny Brown
Aviva Futorian
Margie Muchin Goldblatt
Marvin Hoffman
Rosellen Brown Hoffman
Jan Kallish
Daniel London
Lenore Mass
Benette Phillips
Lisa Portnoy
Gabrielle (Gay) Sigel
Brad White

D.C. Metropolitan Area

Brad Brooks-Rubin
Janine Frier
Judy Gelman
Fran Goldman
Leon Kenworthy
Erich Klothen
Joan Kuriansky
Joy Midman
Wendy Mills
Elaine Reuben (z”l)
Louise Wiener

New England

Beth Badik
Mindy Berman
Rachel Eisen
Abigail Fisher
Barbara Gaffin
Irle Goldman
Mark Gottesman
Ted Greenwood
Sherry Israel
Rosalind Joffe
Emily Kates
Hannah Levine
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
Phyllis Denbo
Eric Klothen
Ken Klothen
Rabbi David Levin
David Richman
Dan Segal
Dveera Segal
Rabbi David Strauss
Ilana Trachtman
Rabbi Abi Weber

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
Louis Newman
Raquel Newman
Stuart Pollak
Alan Raznick
Diane Rosenberg
Rob Rubin
Peter Rukin
Rita Semel
Gary Sokol
Bonnie Tenenbaum
Steve Tulkin
Paul Wachter

Daniel Sokatch
Chief Executive Officer
San Francisco, CA
Jennifer Spitzer
VP of Finance, Operations & Administration
San Francisco, CA
VP for National Development
San Francisco, CA
Libby Lenkinski
VP for Public Engagement
New York, NY
VP of Principal and Major Gifts
Boston, MA

Director of Outreach and Major Gifts, Western US
Seattle, WA
Deputy Vice President, San Francisco Region
San Francisco, CA
Director of People and Culture
Denver, CO
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Chief Planned Giving Officer
San Francisco, CA
Director of Finance
New York, NY
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Senior Director, NY / Tri-State Region
New York, NY
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Senior Director of Media & Policy
New York, NY
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Director, Washington DC Region
Washington, DC
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Director, Chicago / Midwest Region
Chicago, IL
Director of Digital Strategy
New York, NY
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Director of Outreach & Major Gifts, Eastern US
New York, NY
Director, LA / Southern California Region
Los Angeles, CA
Deputy VP of Development Operations
New York, NY
Itamar Wigoder headshot
Senior Director, Donor and Community Engagement
New York, NY
Director, New England
Boston, MA
Chicago Development Associate & Planned Giving Associate
Chicago, IL
Writer & Communications Coordinator
Washington, DC
Development & Program Officer, Washington DC Region
Washington, DC
Senior Coordinator of the Executive Office, Board Liaison, & Assistant Program Manager for the Progressive Jewish Fund
San Francisco, CA
Digital Data Coordinator
Boston, MA
Associate Director, LA / Southern California Region
Los Angeles, CA
Associate Director, San Francisco Region
San Francisco, CA
Development Associate, NY / Tri-State Region
New York, NY
Development Associate, Boston & LA Regions
Boston, MA
Database Manager
New York, NY
Senior Development and Program Coordinator
New York, NY
Development Associate, National Outreach East & West
Florida
Associate Database Manager
Washington, DC
Assistant Controller
New York, NY
Staff Accountant
New York, NY
Grants Editor & Coordinator
New York, NY
Executive Assistant & Development Associate
San Francisco, CA
Development Operations Associate
New York, NY
Executive Assistant and Office Coordinator
New York, NY
Associate Director, NY / Tri-State Region
New York, NY
Young Leadership & Education Coordinator
New York, NY

Mickey Gitzin
Director in Israel
Shira Ben-Sasson Furstenberg
Associate Director in Israel
Merav Mizrachi
Chief of Staff
Director of Donor Relations
Director of Finance
Yuval Yavneh
Associate Director & Director of the Grants Department
Esther Sivan - photo by Yanai Yechael
Director of Shatil, the NIF Initiative for Social Change

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Michael Chaitow
Director of Digital Strategy
Sydney, Australia
Ben Murane
Ben Murane
Executive Director, NIF Canada
Toronto, Ontario
David Davidi-Brown
Chief Executive, NIF UK
London, England
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Roger Dreyfus
Acting Chair, NIF Deutschland
Berlin, Germany
Jaron Bernstein
Jaron Bernstein
President, NIF Switzerland
Zurich