On Sunday, September 13, NIF held our first-ever virtual gala. Thank you to the over 1,000 NIF supporters from around the world came together to celebrate the work of equality and democracy in Israel. Together, we raised nearly $900,000 to support NIF’s critical work.
Music & Greetings
Achinoam Nini (Noa), Internationally renowned singer and NIF Board member
Clergy Opening with “Hineini”
Produced by Raise Your Voice Labs
"Here we are, gathered in a time of so much uncertainty, so much loss. From each other we draw strength to face down despair, to heal what is broken, to find new ways to make change. Together, here we are."
-Rabbi Ayelet Cohen, Senior Director, NIF NY
Posted by New Israel Fund on Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Our 2040: Voices from the Future
Featuring grantees and activists in Israel
Directed by Barak Heymann, filmmaker and NIF International Council member
We enter the new year with renewed hope and with a chance to once again envision a future of peace, justice, and dignity for all.
With the visionary magic of award-winning filmmaker, Barak Heymann, and some of of our NIF superstars, we were able to time-travel 20 years into the future, and see clearly the future we can make a reality:
Posted by New Israel Fund on Monday, September 21, 2020
Mickey Gitzin, NIF Director in Israel
"In America and here in Israel, we are witnessing and taking part in a tremendous civic re-awakening. Our struggle for justice is not won overnight. Change is a constant work in progress. And we are making progress."
Mickey Gitzin, Director of NIF in Israel
Posted by New Israel Fund on Saturday, September 26, 2020
Efrat Yerday, Chair of the Association of Ethiopian Jews (AEJ)
2020 Gallanter Prize Recipient
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“I am proud to receive this prize from the New Israel Fund, which seeks justice for Ethiopian Israelis as it does for every member of Israeli society.”
Efrat Yerday, chair of the Association of Ethiopian Jews – AEJ, 2020 Gallanter Prize Winner
Posted by New Israel Fund on Wednesday, September 16, 2020
#BecauseNIF: The NIF Community Speaks
Featuring members of the NIF community as well as musical performances by International Council Member David Broza, and Board Member Achinoam Nini
Produced by Raise Your Voice Labs
I saw a better future for Israelis and Palestinians #becauseNIF
I saw a determined generation of progressive Israelis #becauseNIF
I believe that Israel will become a free, democratic, and just society for all its citizens #becauseNIF
An incredible chorus of voices from our community echoing words of hope and change, featuring musical performances by International Council Member David Broza, and Board Member Achinoam Nini:
Posted by New Israel Fund on Thursday, September 24, 2020
NIF CEO and Featured Gala Speaker
NIF Board Member and Featured Gala Speaker
MK Ayman Odeh
Head of the Joint List and Featured Gala Speaker
Ayman Odeh, member of the Knesset and head of the Joint List, spoke at our virtual gala on Sunday night. He brought a vision of hope:
"Friends there is hope. We are the hope. While Tyrants from Jerusalem to Hungary to Brazil bolster their autocratic practices, we are learning to work together as progressive people around the world. The day in which hundreds of thousands will fill the streets, crying out in one voice and two languages —Democracy for all! — this will be the first day of the joint future we build together."
Posted by New Israel Fund on Thursday, September 17, 2020
Musical Finale “Zman Lehitorer”
Closing song with Shaanan Streett and the Jerusalem Youth Chorus
We are so proud to have premiered this incredible new music video at our gala last night – and to have supported it’s production along the way – a moving collaboration between The Jerusalem Youth Chorus and @שאנן סטריט Shaanan Streett of Israeli hip hop group Hadag Nahash הדג נחש.
It is indeed time to Wake Up and Rise Up!
Posted by New Israel Fund on Sunday, September 13, 2020
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