I am passionate about Israel and have had a rewarding career working to contribute to that country’s wellbeing. In Israel, I served as Assistant to a Commission chaired by Prime Minister Golda Meir. In the U.S., I held key positions at the National Conference on Soviet Jewry, AIPAC, and the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science, among others.
What drew me to NIF to work professionally for 15 years was my increasing awareness of tensions within Israeli society – between Jewish and Arab citizens, Orthodox and non-Orthodox, Ashkenazi and Mizrachi, the well off and everyone else. I thought, “If I want to make the most meaningful contribution to Israel, I need to find an organization that addresses these critical issues Israelis are dealing with.”
I found it in NIF. No organization does as much to help Israel realize its Founders’ vision of a State that is both the Jewish homeland and a liberal democracy ensuring justice and equality for all its citizens. That’s what NIF does, day-in and day-out.
Today, I am grateful to be part of NIF’s leadership as a member of its International Council and proud to have included a bequest to NIF in my will.
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