Category Archive for: June Speakers

Julia Ben Shalom, Vibe Israel, NYC

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on May 23, 2017

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Julia  Ben Shalom began her career in philanthropy when she founded “Women in International Security Israel” (WIIS Israel) where she now serves as the Chairwoman. Before entering the world of philanthropy, Julia worked as an analyst for the International Institute of Counter Terrorism at the IDC Herzliya. She holds an MA from the IDC Herzliya…



David Bernstein, Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA)

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on May 22, 2017

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David Bernstein is the President and CEO of JCPA. Prior to his position at JCPA, David served as a consultant dedicated to assisting organizations and communities in strengthening their Israel education, engagement and advocacy work. He is also founder of CultureSolutions LLC, which works with non-profits on strategic planning and culture change efforts. He served…



Dani Dayan, Israeli Consul General to New York City

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on May 22, 2017

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As Consul General, Dani Dayan represents the State of Israel to communities from throughout New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Delaware. Amb. Dayan has a long time reputation as an Israeli public figure, lecturer and entrepreneur enjoying wide support and appreciation from all sides of the Israeli political spectrum. His nomination by Prime Minister Benjamin…



Elan Ezrachi, Author

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on May 22, 2017

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Elan Ezrachi is a Jerusalem-based independent consultant: Effective Partnerships in Today’s Jewish World. Born and Raised in Jerusalem. After six years in the Israeli Air Force as a helicopter pilot Elan went on to pursue a career in Jewish education. Elan served in various executive roles including: director of the International Dept of Melitz –…



Noam Gilboord, JCRC New York

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on May 22, 2017

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Noam Gilboord is Director of Israel and International Affairs at the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, where he builds bridges between New York and Israel through outreach programing, missions to Israel, leading the agency’s anti-BDS efforts, and managing the Celebrate Israel Parade.  Most recently, Noam served as Director of Community Strategy at the…



J.J. Goldberg, the Forward

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on May 22, 2017

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Jonathan Jeremy “J.J.” Goldberg is editor-at-large of the Forward, where he served as editor in chief for seven years (2000-2007). He served in the past as U.S. bureau chief of the Israeli news magazine Jerusalem Report, managing editor of The Jewish Week of New York, as a nationally syndicated columnist in Jewish weeklies, as editor…



Rabbi Neal Gold, Association of Reform Zionists of America (ARZA)

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on May 22, 2017

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Rabbi Gold worked as a Rabbi in congregations – New Jersey and Massachusetts – for 18 years, before joining ARZA last year as their Director of Program & Content. As one of the leading voices of progressive Zionism today, ARZA has two main missions: to promote and expand the place of Israel in American communities…



Dr. Hillel Gruenberg, HUC-JIR & JTS

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on May 22, 2017

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Dr. Hillel Gruenberg has experience teaching undergraduate, graduate, and rabbinical students about all facets of Israeli history and society at JTS, New York University, and St. Joseph’s College of New York. Outside of the academic world Hillel has taught about Israel’s past and present and been otherwise involved in Israel-related programming at a number of…



Liya Rechtman, ARZA Board, Harvard/Tufts

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on May 22, 2017

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Liya Rechtman is Dorot Fellow 2016-2017 living in Jerusalem. You can read her work at The Energy Collective, Washington Jewish Week, The Interfaith Observer, RavBlog, and ReformJudaism.org.



David Halperin, Israel Policy Forum

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on May 22, 2017

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David Halperin is executive director of the Israel Policy Forum, a non-partisan American organization founded in 1993 that advocates for a viable two-state solution that ensures Israel’s security, maintains it as a Jewish, democratic state and strengthens US-Israel relations.