Tag Archives: in memoriam

  • In Memory of Prof. Yehuda Judd Ne’eman

    6 October 2021

    NIF remembers Prof. Yehuda Judd Ne’eman and his invaluable contribution to Israeli film and political discourse.

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  • Remembering Mordechai “Moraleh” Bar-On

    8 March 2021
    photo of Mordechai "Moraleh" Bar-On - photo via Wikimedia Commons

    We mourn the passing of Mordechai “Moraleh” Bar-On, former New Israel Fund President, at the age of 92.

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  • Remembering Dr. Ruth Gavison, z”l

    17 August 2020
    photo of Dr. Ruth Gavison z"l - photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90

    NIF mourns the loss of Dr. Ruth Gavison, a legal scholar and former president of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel.

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  • Remembering Dr. Zeev Sternhell, z”l

    22 June 2020

    NIF mourns the loss of Dr. Zeev Sternhell, a world-renowned scholar with an unsurpassed commitment to justice, equality, and full rights for all.

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  • Remembering Franklin M. Fisher, z”l

    1 May 2019

    NIF mourns the loss of our former Board President, a distinguished and valued leader for peace and progressive values.

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  • Remembering Rabbi Rachel Cowan, z”l

    7 September 2018

    “Rachel, who died just before Shabbat began last week, was the gentlest, fiercest, and most generous advocate for justice I ever met. She was the ultimate happy warrior, and more than anyone else I’ve ever known, it is her calm, cheerful, and inspirational example I most try to emulate.”

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  • In Memory of Arthur Obermayer, z”l

    13 January 2016

    We are deeply saddened over the passing of Arthur Obermayer, a  devoted advocate and partner in building a more open and inclusive Israel.

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  • Remembering Shira

    6 August 2015

    On Sunday Shira Banki – one of the marchers stabbed in the Jerusalem Pride Parade – passed away. Read the heartbreaking message that her family released.

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  • Leonard “Leibel” Fein

    15 August 2014

    It is with deep sadness that I write to tell you that Leibel Fein – former NIF Board member, IC member, and champion of the Israel we believe in – died early this morning. A great light has gone out.

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