A war of words between one of the country’s leading Israel-related organizations, the New Israel Fund (NIF), and Ronn Torossian, a scrappy public relations man who has been campaigning against the organization for the better part of a year, is now on the cusp of becoming a legal...
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Tag: New Israel Fund
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Members of the Jewish community respond to an attack on the Jerusalam Gay Pride parade on July 30.
Rabbi Laura Geller / Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills
I was one of the thousands of people at the Jerusalem Gay Pride parade on Tu B’Av (the fifteenth of Av), a little known Jewish...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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...
May 27, 1999 | 8:00 pmLast 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...