People

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

Board   |   International Council Members   |   Staff

Board

Officers

[image - Brian Lurie]
Brian Lurie
President
Ross, California
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NoamLautman
Noam Lautman
Vice President in Israel
Tel Aviv, Israel
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MaryAnnStein
Mary Ann Stein
Vice President in North America
Bethesda, Maryland
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StephenGunther
Stephen Gunther
Treasurer
Santa Monica, California
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DeborahBussel
Deborah Bussel
Secretary
Miami, Florida
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Directors

Amal ElSana Alhjooj, Beersheva, Israel
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Elah Alkalay, Kfar Mordechay, Israel
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Yifat Bitton, Ramat Hasharon, Israel
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Naomi Chazan, Jerusalem, Israel
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Itzik Danziger, Ra’anana, Israel
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Peter Edelman, Washington, D.C.
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Paul Egerman, Weston, MA
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Franklin M. Fisher, Cambridge, MA
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Itzhak (Itzik) Galnoor, Jerusalem, Israel
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Joan Garson,  Toronto, Canada
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William (Bill) Goldman, San Francisco, CA
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Assad Joubran, Israel
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Ambassador (Ret.) Daniel C. Kurtzer
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Daniel Levy, United Kingdom
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David N. Myers, Los Angeles, CA
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Harriet Mouchly-Weiss, New York, NY
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Debra Pell,Ross, CA
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Nicholas Saphir, East Sussex, United Kingdom
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Talia Sasson, Beit Zayit, Israel
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Carole Segal, Chicago, IL
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Peter Shapiro, South Orange, NJ
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Daniel Sokatch, San Francisco, CA
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Jeffrey Solomon,New York, NY
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Yael Sternhell, Tel Aviv, Israel
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Alfred Tauber, Concord, NH
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Carole Zabar, New York, NY
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International Council Members

Israel   |   San Francisco & Northern California   |   Los Angeles & Southern California   |   Chicago   |   New York   |   Washington   |   Boston   |   Florida   |   Other U.S. Regions   |   International

Israel

Adeeb Awad
Michel Abitbol
Amal Elsana Alh’jooj
Arieh Arnon
Avner Azulay
Zouheir Bahloul
Haim Ben Shachar
Eliyahu Bareket
Maya Bar-Hillel
Mordechai "Morale" Bar-On
Uri Bar-Yosef
Illan Baruch
Michael Ben-Yair
Avram Burg
Ruth Cheshin
Aaron Ciechanover
Avner De-Shalit
Omri Dotan
Rachel Elior
Uzi Even
Sidra Ezrahi
Lily Galili
Benny Gidron
Amiram Goldblum
Hanoch Gutfreund
Yisca Harani
David Har'el
Gilad Harish
Dorothy Harman
Tova Hartman
Shlomo Hasson
Roni Hefetz
Nehama Hillman
Avraham Infeld
Haim Izraeli
Daniel Kahneman
Judith Karp
Yadin Kaufman
Yehoshua Kolodny
Nati Linial
Yossi Malka
Kobi Metzer
Sami Michael
Jacob Ner David
Israela Oron
Amos Oz
Sarah Ozacky-Lazar
Ilan Paz
Motty Peri
Alon Piltz
Barak Platt
Uriel Procaccia
Frances Raday
Itzik Saporta
Orna Sasson-Levi
Amnon Sella
Hannan Serphos
Joshua Schoffman
Alla Shainskaja
Alice Shalvi
Shimon Shamir
Aliza Shenhar
Ruth Sheshinski
Varda Shiffer
Jonathan (Yoni) Shimshoni
Avraham Beiga Shochat
Joel Siegel
Ronny Someck
Shaanan Streett
Doron Tzabari
Ami Weinstein
Menachem Ya'ari
Dan Yakir
Alex Yoffe
Dina Zisserman
Neta Ziv

San Francisco and Northern California

Michael Bien
Sanford (Sandy) Gallanter
Linda Gallanter
Jim Koshland
Raquel H. (Racky) Newman
Craig Newmark
Stuart (Stu) Pollak
Lela Sarnat
Gerard Sarnat
Howard Sohn
Ingrid Tauber
Bonnie Tenenbaum
Paul Wachter
Diane Wexler
Carol and Terry Winograd
Vincent Worms

Los Angeles and Southern California

Susan Adelman
Sara Cannon
James Cummings
Reuben Dori
Richard (Dick) Gunther
Lois Gunther
Jackie Heller
Luis Lainer
David Myers
Marcie Zelikow

Chicago

Aviva Futorian
Emile Karafiol
Paul Lehman
Robert "Bud" Lifton
Bettylu Saltzman
Gabrielle (Gay) Sigel
Denis Weil

New York

Karen Adler
Yossef Beinart
Oz Benamram
Melissa Berman
Alan Cohen
Yehudah Cohn
Rachel Cowan
Jerome Davidson
Ellie Friedman
Bruce Goldberger
Phyllis Goldman
Sally Gottesman
Sherri Greenbach
Liz Greenstein
Michael Hirschhorn
Marvin Israelow
Arlene Kanter
Leslie Kimerling
Sara Klein
Jonathan Klein
Donald (Don) Landis
Betsy Landis
Shelley Levine
Bryna Linett
Jonathan Lopatin
J. Rolando (Roly) Matalon
Cindy Miller
Aaron Panken
Kathleen Peratis
Daniel Price
Paula Rackoff
Robert Rifkind
Irwin Rosenblum
Rick Schaffer
Lawrence (Larry) Schwartz
Nancy Schwartz Sternoff
Gideon Stein
Gordon Tucker
David Umansky
Al Vorspan
Michael Walzer
Carole Zabar

Washington, D.C.

Sara Ehrman
Judith Gelman
Frances Goldman
David Gottlieb
Barbara Green
Joan Kuriansky
Terry Lenzner
Judith Lichtman
Russell Linden
Susan Liss
Elaine Reuben
June Rogul
David Saperstein
Sanford (Sandy) Ungar
Frank Vogl

Boston

Mindy Berman
Leonard "Leibel" Fein
Jeffrey Green
Dale Mnookin
Robert Mnookin
Bonnie Orlin
Moshe Safdie
Harriet Schley
Karen Tucker
Ruth Wolman

Florida

Sari Agatston
Barry Gaberman
Jane Katcher
Barbara Lipman
David Lipman
Noreen Sablotsky
Marsha Soffer

Other U.S. Regions

Lois Frank
Jan Liff
Sara Litt
Louis Newman
Lisa Orlick-Salka

International

Mark Baker
David Bernstein
Ellen Dahrendorf
Isser Dubinsky
Lawrence Englander
Joan Garson
Susie Gilbert
David Goldberg
Mark Goldberg
Shira Herzog
June Jacobs
Pierre Loeb
Robin Margo
Claude Rakovsky
Simone Susskind
Sharon Weintraub
Fred Zemans

Staff

Executive Leadership

DanielSokatch
Daniel Sokatch, Chief Executive Officer

• Please contact Daniel Sokatch through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Executive Assistant to the CEO

RachelLiel
Rachel Liel, Executive Director in Israel

• Please contact Rachel Liel through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Assistant to the Executive Director

DavidRosenn
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Executive Vice President

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RonitHeyd
Ronit Heyd, Director of SHATIL

• Please contact Ronit Heyd through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Assistant to Director of SHATIL

Finance and Administration

AnthonyFullington
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer, New York

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Communications

NaomiPaiss
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Vice President for Public Affairs, Washington D.C.

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This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Digital Communications Associate, Washington D.C.

Development

SteveRothman
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Vice President for National Development, San Francisco

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Deputy Vice President for Development, New York

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , National Development Associate, New York

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Regional Directors

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Program

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Donor Management

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This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Associate Database Manager, Washington D.C.

Israel Office

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Associate Director in Israel, and Director of International Relations/Development Department, Israel

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Associate Director of SHATIL, Israel

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Directors of International Offices

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Executive Director, NIF Australia

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This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Chief Executive, NIF UK

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