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  • Jewish Federation executive, Jonathan Jacoby, moves to New Israel Fund

    By Jared Sichel

    2 weeks ago

    After nearly four years as a senior vice president at The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, Jonathan Jacoby — who helped oversee major changes in the organization’s program planning — will rejoin the New Israel Fund (NIF) decades after serving as one of its founding...

  • The First English Language Edition of the Social Order Magazine

    By Jeremy Elster

    January 23, 2014 | 2:00 pm

    Welcome to the first ever English language edition of the "Social Order", Israel Social TV's online Magazine. In this edition we cover the following stories from Israel/Palestine: 

     

    In honor of Tu Bishvat, Rabbis for Human Rights brought 70 volunteers to plant olive tree...

  • Former S.F. federation head Brian Lurie becomes NIF chief

    July 2, 2012 | 10:23 am

    Rabbi Brian Lurie, the former CEO of the San Francisco-area Jewish federation, has become president of the New Israel Fund.

    Lurie succeeds Naomi Chazan as head of NIF, a nonprofit that funds liberal Israeli groups as well as a few Israeli Arab organizations.

    Chazan, a former...

  • There’s more than one way to support the Jewish state

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    April 25, 2012 | 4:26 pm

    In the landscape of American Jewish organizations, The New Israel Fund (NIF) has long occupied a prominent place on the left side of the aisle. Back in 1979, almost three decades before the “pro-Israel, pro-peace” lobby J Street was established, when Peter Beinart was still in...

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  • For Murray Koppelman, a distasteful Tehran scene inspires a gift to New Israel Fund

    April 23, 2012 | 2:16 pm

    Murray Koppelman saw women pushed onto the back of a bus in Tehran and had a nightmare about Israel’s future.

    Koppelman, a well-known philanthropist in New York, is behind a New Israel Fund pledge drive to combat discrimination against women in Israel. He will match every new...

  • U.S. Jewish groups against Israel’s boycott law consulting on next steps

    July 19, 2011 | 3:41 pm

    American Jewish groups that have spoken out against Israel’s new anti-boycott law aren’t stopping there—now they’re speaking with each other on further responses.

    “We’re all in communication with each other about these things,” said Daniel Sokatch, the president of the New...

  • NIF changes funding guidelines, but what does it mean?

    September 21, 2010 | 2:45 pm

    When Adalah, an Israeli Arab legal rights group, joined an initiative in 2007 to create an Israeli constitution that would dilute—if not remove—the state’s Jewish character, it unleashed a furor in pro-Israel circles.

    Much of the anger was directed at the New Israel Fund, a...

  • Livni must demonstrate new type of leadership

    September 25, 2008 | 2:08 am

    Tzipi Livni's victory in the Kadima Party primary is the result of the Israeli version of the clamor for change that we are seeing across the democratic world. She prevailed despite ruthless attacks on her experience, her judgment, her appearance and her gender. Her record of...
  • Banking on Israel’s future—from Brentwood

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 3, 2008 | 11:31 am


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    New Israel Fund supporters lounge and laugh during a salon event hosted by Stanley and Betty Sheinbaum. Photo courtesy Irene Fertik


    You might think one of Israel's preeminent journalists, invited here to lecture wealthy and powerful American Jews would have squeezed a little hasbara...

  • New Israel Fund renews local presence after four-year hiatus

    By Tom Tugend

    November 1, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    "People in Israel are so overloaded by big problems, mainly security but also corruption, that it's easy to disconnect from dealing with social inequities," said Ronit Heyd, a young Israeli activist.

    Heyd, joined by Ilana Litvak, who came to Israel from the former Soviet Union, and...

  • New Israel Fund Honors Rabbi Susan Laemmle

    By Michael Aushenker

    May 27, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Last week, Rabbi Richard Levy, executive director of the Los Angeles Hillel Council, introduced to the Central Conference of American Rabbis in Pittsburgh a new Reform movement manifesto. And according to Rabbi Susan Laemmle, that's not his only contribution to Reform. For without...
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