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  1. 1. 2009/10 Performance Report Jewish Agency for Israel we are one a people people Jewish Agency 2009/10 Performance Report 1
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  4. 4. Dear friends, Theodor Herzl’s words—we are a people, one people—have been the operating principle at the heart of our vision and impact since we were founded in 1929 to secure the future of a connected, committed Jewish people with Israel at its center. The only thing that has changed? The challenges to that future. Despite an environment that continues to Acting on behalf of our worldwide partners, be extremely challenging for all of us, our and representing all the streams within global partnership had remarkable impact Judaism, the Jewish Agency initiated over the past year. In the first days of 2009, meetings with Israeli government ministers as Israel was forced to defend her civilian over legislation concerning the Conversion population in the south during Operation Law and the question of “who is a Jew.” Cast Lead, our partners worldwide and in We want to thank worldwide community Israel responded. With your support, the leaders for raising the concerns of world Jewish Agency took 23,500 youth out of Jewry in a very timely manner. This effort the line of fire for respite programming in strengthened our influence with the the north and center of the country. Our Israeli leadership, preventing potentially Amigour public housing subsidiary, which disastrous consequences. The office of houses 2,000 elderly residents in the areas the Prime Minister has requested that attacked, renovated 500 shelters used the Jewish Agency take an active role in throughout the war and repaired over 700 deliberations on future legislation before apartments damaged by missiles. any final decisions are made. To confront the increasing intensity of anti- Meeting our fiscal responsibility Israel and antisemitic incidents surrounding While the power of our partnership at the war, we joined forces to launch a special work is impressive, this has been another web site with hasbara information in five tough year of decisions for our global languages and to help organize rallies leadership. The Jewish Agency’s Board of around the world. Unfortunately, this spike Governors approved a 2010 budget of is not an anomaly; it heralds an escalating $321.7 million. In the 2009 budget, facing and disturbing global trend. an unprecedented global economic crisis, With “Israel Apartheid Week” becoming we slashed expenditures by $73.4 million. ‘institutionalized’ at universities around the In the 2010 budget, we have cut another world, we expanded our corps of young $23 million from our operating budget. pro-Israel emissaries on campuses. At the One thousand fewer new immigrants same time, our MASA Israel Journey team will have an initial home in an absorption was hard at work on campuses promoting center. Fewer children and youth in the FSU long-term formative Israel experiences. This will have a transformative summer camp year we reached an impressive milestone: experience in 2010. While we continue to since its launch in 2003, MASA has brought exact the greatest possible impact from 45,000 young Jews between the ages every single dollar spent, these cuts directly of 18-30, from 60 different countries, to affect the people who rely on us and also Israel. The impact on the Jewish future is compromise our ability to react quickly in simply incalculable. emergency situations.
  5. 5. nected le con e op p Leading our global partnership o ne In 2009, our leadership made sweeping d e changes to the Jewish Agency’s governance. n ec t A process was also launched by lay leaders one people con and senior staff to revisit our 2004 Strategic Plan. As we look forward, we must confront fundamental changes reshaping our Jewish Investing in the Jewish future world. In today’s “global village” when the At the dawn of the last century, the bonds connecting so many to our faith and challenge was to build a homeland for to each other are weakening and when Israel the Jewish people as central to securing finds itself under constant attack, many its future. Our global partnership met young Jews are becoming disconnected that historic challenge. Over the ensuing from their Jewish identity, from their Jewish decades, we did not need to enhance the roots and from Israel. This challenge must commitment of Jews to their people or to be addressed by Jewish communities in the Israel—it was there in abundance. While Diaspora and in Israel alike—the survival of the timeless vision of the Jewish Agency our people depends on it. remains unchanged, the challenges today confronting a secure Jewish future demand Refining our strategy that we recalibrate our global partnership. Subject to the approval of our Board of Governors, the Committee on Strategic The Jewish Agency’s unique role as the Goals and Priorities has reached an bridge between the Jewish State and the agreement on basic strategic directions Jewish people worldwide places on us a that focus on building Jewish identity sacred obligation to act. Taking these bold of Jews around the world and in Israel. steps now, together we will guarantee the Harnessing social activism and other continuity of our Jewish people, and the platforms to connect young Jews to Israel place of Israel at its heart. and to each other, these will leverage the Jewish Agency’s unique strengths and added value in areas where we are already engaged and remain committed: Natan Sharansky Richard L. Pearlstone bringing Israel into Diaspora communities; Chair of the Executive Chair, Board of Governors fostering direct partnerships to strengthen Israeli society; engaging next generations through powerful Israel experiences; and facilitating successful aliyah, the ultimate Hagai Meirom Shoel Silver Israel experience. Treasurer Chair, Budget/Finance Committee
  6. 6. co le op pe Some e es of crisis on things never change. The Jewish Agency has been the Jewish world’s first responder since 1929. Anywhere. Anytime. When Jewish lives are at risk, we are there. tim Today, it means monitoring Jewish populations at risk and rising global antisemitism—and taking action. It means continuing to provide assistance in to frontline populations in Israel even when it doesn’t make the evening news. Where will we be needed next? No one ed knows. But with your support, we’re ready. ct nne co ople pe one ple connected
  7. 7. ne pe op conle nect ed one people conne Last year, 133 Jews fleeing cte Middle Eastern d on countries e pe came to Israel. o pl ec on There are still more than 60,000 Jews living ne in countries where they are at risk. The cte crisis in Kyrgyzstan this April underscored d on our imperative to maintain a constant state e pe of readiness to respond when the Jewish community was caught in the violent crossfire during a national state of emergency. Within hours, we were on the ground. Life is increasingly tenuous for the remnants of Jewish communities living in many Arab countries. Less obvious but equally troubling is the situation in countries experiencing a convergence of economic collapse and rising antisemitism, or those that have cut all diplomatic ties with Israel. The Jewish Agency continuously monitors the situation around the world, ready to act. Ready to keep the promise that any Jew, for any reason, can make Israel home. Jewish Agency 2009/10 Performance Report 5
  8. 8. ected one pe o pl e con ne cte d in tim To a child es touched by of c terror, it’s far ris is more than o n e p e o pl e just a camp. 236 traumatized Sderot kids growing up in the shadow of rockets had a chance to heal during Passover break. This summer, camps will take place all over Israel tailored to the special needs of 700 children traumatized by terror. Our Israel Experience program staff will be joined by the Society for Protection c of Nature in Israel (SPNI) and the Israel Youth on n Hostel Association (IYHA) to create camping experiences that incorporate a wide range of therapeutic intervention. This is just one c e example of the ongoing impact the Fund for ted Victims of Terror has on the lives of the most vulnerable Israelis—those left in the wake of violence directed against civilian populations. n o ep eo pl ec on nec ted ne peopl o As of April 2010, the Fund for Victims of Terror has helped some 2,300 families by distributing $8 million in direct aid.
  9. 9. A year of escalating antisemitic activity worldwide. The Jewish Agency and the Government of Israel are the main partners in the COORDINATING FORUM FOR COUNTERING ANTISEMITISM (cfca.org.il). The frequency of antisemitic incidents in most countries continued to escalate from the previous year. In general, the blurring of boundaries between Israel, Zionism and Judaism has accelerated. The comparison between Israel and the apartheid regime in South Africa is totally groundless and is an example of a modern antisemitism whose purpose is to demonize Israel. With “Israel Apartheid Week” happening on university campuses around the world this year, the Jewish Agency is expanding its corps of young pro-Israel emissaries on campuses. Our 1,900 emissaries are key connectors, bringing Israel into communities worldwide—ready to act quickly in times of crisis. Jewish Agency 2009/10 Performance Report 7
  10. 10. one people c nected onn con ect ple ed eo on ep on l ae Is r en to strength ecte d on n ec l op pe e on on c ted ep ne eop le con le con nected one peop
  11. 11. ne pe o “The Jewish Agency was at my side for pl ec five years as I on navigated life in ne cte Israel without do my family. ne pe From the moment I made aliyah ople conne throughout my service in the IDF, the Jewish Agency helped me make sense of my rights as a new immigrant—and as a soldier. And, they were there again as I made the difficult transition back to civilian cted life. More than teaching me what I was eligible for, they helped me apply for school grants and rental on subsidies. It’s made all the difference.” ep Katie, originally from Los Angeles, CA eop le co nn ec te Last year, some 700 d young immigrants alone in Israel finished their military service, with 75% committed to staying in the country. You gave them the wIngS to succeed. Jewish Agency 2009/10 Performance Report 9
  12. 12. 16,465 new immigrants came to Israel in 2009 ... a 17% increase
  13. 13. on le c op e pe on l You rolled out e sra the red carpet nI for 1,800 new to strengthe immigrants and fast-tracked their absorption. In addition to individualized employment services and an information-rich portal into the Israeli job market through our ALIYAH JOB CENTER, this past year we introduced ALIYAH ON A RED CARPET to ted streamline initial absorption services. During their first 24 hours in Israel, immigrants are able to nec register for health insurance, open a bank account, sign up for cellular service and deal with on Government ministries—all in one location. ec Starting a new life in any country is hard. We are active in Jewish communities throughout the world, l op providing information to those considering life in pe Israel. Last year, some 100,000 people explored aliyah opportunities through fairs, community e activities, seminars and individual counseling. on d ecte conn ple 2,111 young immigrant 356 Ethiopian young 4,000 olim families and soldiers connected with adults accelerated singles connected to our their Jewish identity their education and AT HOME TOgETHER through nATIV. Of those professional opportunities volunteer network of not born Jewish, 90% opted through our KEDMA veteran olim and Israelis for conversion studies. absorption program. for indispensable support. 12,803 new immigrants 2,600 people were 855 young people from living in our 27 absorption settled directly in cities the FSU started new lives centers are transitioning through our new FSU through our special aliyah to life in Israel. InCEnTIVE PROgRAM. frameworks like SELAH. Jewish Agency 2009/10 Performance Report 11
  14. 14. one people c nected onn con ect ple ed eo on ep e on Is r ae l en to strength ecte d on n ec pl o pe e d on on c ted ep ne eop le con le con nected one peop
  15. 15. ep eo “After the army, I wanted to be part pl ec of building a on different future ne cte for the Negev. do The socioeconomic gaps between ne pe here and the center of the country are significant. But so are the ople connec opportunities to close them. Starting this student-run café was a solution to help young people here break out of the cycle of disadvantage by giving them an opportunity to succeed. It’s amazing to see the power self-confidence ted o can have on their lives.” Noam, KAMA community nep eop lec onn ec t Last year you partnered with 2,200 young pioneers from 40 urban and rural communities in the negev and galilee to transform risk into opportunity for 36,000 vulnerable Israelis. Jewish Agency 2009/10 Performance Report 13
  16. 16. Transforming risk into 350 Ethiopian-Israeli preschoolers increased opportunity for Israel’s youth their command of Hebrew, reading and writing by 26% through YESODOT.
  17. 17. co co ople e pe on with your support, l ae 48 students are earning Is r advanced degrees at Hebrew University as ATIDIM Cadets for en Public Service— committed to giving to strength back as community professionals. ed nect le con op pe ne tedo nec le con le con nected one peop Over 800 Ethiopian-Israeli 15,500-plus disadvantaged students achieved students in pre-ATIDIM extraordinary levels of were prepared to compete academic success through for the prestigious IDF ATIDIM programs. Academic Reserves. nearly 1,000 high-risk teens 1,055 teens spanning 19 500 college students living in YOUTH ALIYAH communities are in nET@, in ATIDIM for Industry are villages received the a three-year after-school on a solid path to success, educational and emotional program to fast-track them interning at one of 142 support to heal and thrive. into technology careers. participating companies. Jewish Agency 2009/10 Performance Report 15
  18. 18. te d t o e f e c t t ra n s c n ne fo r co m e pl at o i e pe ve on c d cte ha e conn nge d one people necte one people conne con cted ple on eo ep ep eo
  19. 19. op le “Being associated with the partnership has co opened my eyes. The nn ec connection it creates ted one is incredible.” peop Teaching English in two schools and in after school programs, I have become part of a network helping kids from diverse le connected on backgrounds grow and develop. Making a difference takes everyone working together... Youth Futures trustees are part of this partnership, ensuring disadvantaged kids don’t fall through the cracks. To see the progress in our students and the change we can make together is an experience I will take with me for the rest of my life.” e pe Mollie, OTZMA ITC volunteer for the Arad/Tamar/New Jersey/Delaware partnership; op participant in the MASA Building Future Leaders program le c on nec te d o 53 young north Americans volunteered in this new year-long program, teaming up with Israeli counterparts in P2K partnered communities to work with at-risk populations. Jewish Agency 2009/10 Performance Report 17
  20. 20. Out of 32 Youth Futures You are giving 10,000 at-risk Israeli children, youth and localities, 26 are based families the tools to compete on a level playing on the P2K platform. field through Youth Futures.
  21. 21. e ng You enabled 20,000 Holocaust survivors ransfor ative cha to receive the benefits they deserve by helping the Jewish Agency deploy 2,000 young social activists. m ct t efe to d te ec conn peo ple conn eople ected one p Participation increased during the third annual Israel/Diaspora business- to-business initiative to engage business leaders as social activists. 40,000 individuals, 50% 280 women from 14 35 Israeli volunteers from young people, participated communities worked in a seven P2K regions spent a in Partnership Living Bridge collaborative efort to year making Israel a projects to build people-to- advance women’s health in vibrant part of 13 north people connections. Israel through Project ISHA. American communities. Jewish Agency 2009/10 Performance Report 19
  22. 22. nnected one peopl le co e co n eop ne c ep te on d on ep e op l ec onn ecte d e n g a gi n g n ew ge n er pl eo at ep io d on ns one p eople connecte
  23. 23. le c “Connecting to my Jewish identity on ne was a process. cte But living in do ne Haifa during a peo 10-month study ple connected one pe program was a turning point. The Jewish Agency’s MASA Israel Journey program brought me into a circle not just with others from around the world but with my Israeli peers. Last year, I returned to Israel as a Taglit counselor. Back home I volunteer as a board member of the opl Israeli Cultural Institute.” ec Gabor B, a young lawyer from Hungary onn ec ed You gave 9,400 young t adults from 56 countries a priceless gift with far- reaching impact this year: a formative long- term Israel experience that will lead to lifelong engagement. Jewish Agency 2009/10 Performance Report 21
  24. 24. Approximately 890 young adults from Some 36,500 young Jews, 45,000 young people the FSU participated in including 2,200 from the were transformed by MASA programs, a 58% FSU, were introduced to a short- or long-term increase and the third Israel through a short- Israel experience. year of strong growth. term experience. In the FSU, 280 In Argentina, 20,000 In Budapest, the Beit youth enrolled in our students in formal Israel Cultural Center SHORASHIM (“Roots”) Jewish education and began strengthening ties program and other 2,000 in supplementary with Israel and fostering Holocaust study Jewish education at 66 Jewish community experiences examined centers are building a life across Central and Jewish identity in the life-defining connection Eastern Europe. The context of 20th to Israel and their formal opening will be century history. Jewish roots. in September, 2010. We are the leader in providing Israel-centered Jewish education and experiences worldwide.
  25. 25. Reimagining the role of Israel in north American communities, MAKOM bolstered its efforts to position Israel in Jewish life. It published more than 150 articles, blogs and hot topics on www.makom.haaretz.com, reaching 15,000 readers each month. To date, MAKOM has worked in 13 communities and 70 institutions; trained 1,300 educators; and produced more than 300 educational items. 537 young adults Our 1,900 emissaries worldwide were trained are key connectors, by Machon Institute bringing Israel as leaders in Israel- into communities centered education. worldwide. 5,200 FSU youth Experiences uniquely efective in fostering Jewish identity attending our and engagement for youth in the former Soviet Union, our camps last year had 40 camps throughout the FSU are an extraordinary entry into Jewish life for a powerful Jewish thousands of youth ages 8-17. It’s just one part of our multiprong approach connection ignited that uses the power of Israel to ignite connection in communities struggling because of you. with a 80% rate of assimilation. Jewish Agency 2009/10 Performance Report 23
  26. 26. eo e Our global resources d on e p on in action connecting on ed the Jewish people d ec t cte connected one 7% e ed connecte nORTH AMERICA 2,400 in North 1,200 young America explored Israelis brought aliyah opportunities the vitality of Israel through fairs, to approximately community 100,000 youth in activities, seminars some 200 Jewish and individual summer camps. counseling last year. 3% 11,000 youth and SOUTH AMERICA le 2,000 teachers in the Buenos Aires area p ct are being enriched through Jewish identity op programming. 3% e ne OTHER PARTS OF wORLD n n 44 informal Israel educators connected some 2,000 youth in o o Australia and South Africa to contemporary c Israel through Zionist Seminars. e ed
  27. 27. e e co co e pe nn on 4% ec ted EUROPE op Post-Taglit programs one kept hundreds of le c Eastern European students connected to Israel and their Jewish Identity. 7% onne people conn FSU cted 6,100 people learned Some 9,500 youth Hebrew and Jewish in 45 Jewish day culture through our schools and 3,283 ulpanim; 39,000 in 104 Sunday participants in schools are being our youth clubs shaped by Jewish connected to their education. one pe te history and heritage. 77% ISRAEL op d 70,000-plus Israelis One month after 38 Over $27 million ec participated in young doctors from in loan funds for educational, the FSU made aliyah, small businesses community, they entered our in the Negev and l e on and economic year-long, fast-track Galilee have been development projects program to prepare distributed in the through one of P2K’s them to practice span of 10 years. 45 partnerships. medicine in Israel. c e o p n n ec eo
  28. 28. d one people con necte n con ecte d ple eo on ep ep eo p le con ne cte d partnering with p urp e os one pe p o ne ple do con cte nected nne one people co
  29. 29. pe op We extend our gratitude to our le co valued partners nn ect in purpose. ed one Together, we are peopl securing the Jewish future. e connected We would like to thank each donor supporting annual campaigns worldwide, as well as our valued volunteer and professional partners at The Jewish Federations of North one p America, in Jewish federations across North America, and at Keren Hayesod-United Israel Appeal. Your e enduring commitment to advance opl the work of the Jewish people’s global e partnership is writing the next co chapter in our history. nne cte d o Jewish Agency 2009/10 Performance Report 27
  30. 30. The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) Your core support powers our global partnership. No one gift touches more lives. In addition to your indispensable core funding, we would like to thank the many JFNA/Federations that made designated grants to critical programs and emergency campaigns. Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado Jewish Community Federation of Jewish Federation of Greater Houston the Greater East Bay Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis Augusta Jewish Federation Jewish Federation of Arkansas Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City Birmingham Jewish Federation Jewish Federation of Atlantic and Jewish Federation of Greater Long Beach Calgary Jewish Community Council Cape May Counties & West Orange County Canton Jewish Community Federation Jewish Federation of Brevard and Indian Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles Central Kentucky Jewish Federation River Counties Jewish Federation of Greater Champaign-Urbana Jewish Federation Jewish Federation of Central Massachusetts Middlesex County Charleston Jewish Federation Jewish Federation of Central New Jersey Jewish Federation of Greater Columbus Jewish Federation Jewish Federation of Cincinnati Monmouth County Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Jewish Federation of Collier County Jewish Federation of Greater New Bedford Greater Boston Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven Jewish Federation of Cumberland County Durham-Chapel Hill Jewish Federation Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans Jewish Federation of Delaware Fall River UJA, Inc Jewish Federation of Greater Jewish Federation of Dutchess County Federation CJA Oklahoma City Jewish Federation of Eastern Flint Jewish Federation Connecticut, Inc. Jewish Federation of Greater Orange County New York Fort Wayne Jewish Federation Jewish Federation of Edmonton Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando Greater Miami Jewish Federation Jewish Federation of El Paso, Inc. Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia Greensboro Jewish Federation Jewish Federation of Fort Worth Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix & Tarrant County Jacksonville Jewish Federation Jewish Federation of Greater Portland Jewish Federation of Grand Rapids Jewish Community Alliance of Jewish Federation of Greater Rockford Southern Maine Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara Jewish Community Board of Akron Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle Jewish Community Federation Jewish Federation of Greater Austin of Cleveland Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver, BC Jewish Federation of Greater Baton Rouge Jewish Community Federation Jewish Federation of Greater Wilkes-Barre Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo of Greater Rochester Jewish Federation of Las Vegas Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte Jewish Community Federation Jewish Federation of Lee of Louisville Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga & Charlotte Counties Jewish Community Federation Jewish Federation of Greater Jewish Federation of Madison of Mohawk Valley Clifton-Passaic Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit Jewish Community Federation Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas of Richmond Jewish Federation of Nashville and Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton Middle Tennessee Jewish Community Federation of Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines Jewish Federation of New Hampshire San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin & Sonoma Counties Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford Jewish Federation of New Mexico Special thanks to our colleagues in the JFNA marketing division for their assistance in creating this list.
  31. 31. nn ected on co p le o pe Jewish Federation of Northeastern Jewish Federation of Pinellas and The Jewish e New York Pasco Counties Federation of Jewish Federation of Northeastern Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities Sarasota-Manatee on Pennsylvania The Jewish Federation of d Jewish Federation of the Jewish Federation of Northwest Indiana Sacramento Region Western Massachusetts e cte Jewish Federation of Ocean County The Jewish Federation, Inc. nn Jewish Federation of Tulsa Jewish Federation of Omaha UJA Federation of Greater Toronto Jewish Federation of Ventura County Jewish Federation of Orange County, CA UJA Federation of Greenwich Jewish Federation of Volusia Jewish Federation of Ottawa & Flagler Counties UJA Federation of Northern New Jersey Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County Jewish Federation of Winnipeg UJA Jewish Federation of Hamilton Jewish Federation of Palm Springs Jewish Federation of Broward County UJA/Federation of Eastern Fairfield County and Desert Area Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation UJA/Federation of New York Jewish Federation of Peoria of Metropolitan Chicago UJA Federation of Westport-Weston- Jewish Federation of Raleigh-Cary Knoxville Jewish Alliance Wilton-Norwalk Jewish Federation of Reading, PA Inc. London Jewish Federation, ONT United Jewish Communities of MetroWest New Jersey Jewish Federation of Rhode Island Memphis Jewish Federation United Jewish Community of Jewish Federation of Rockland County Merrimack Valley Jewish Federation Greater Harrisburg Jewish Federation of San Antonio Mid-Kansas Jewish Federation United Jewish Community of Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Milwaukee Jewish Federation Monterey Peninsula Jewish Federation of Sioux City Minneapolis Jewish Federation United Jewish Community of the Network of Independent Communities Virginia Peninsula Jewish Federation of Somerset, Hunterdon & Warren Counties North Louisiana Jewish Federation United Jewish Council of Greater Toledo Jewish Federation of South Savannah Jewish Federation United Jewish Federation of Greater Palm Beach County Stamford, New Canaan and Darien Springfield Jewish Federation Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona United Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh Southeast Missouri and Western Kentucky Jewish Federation of Southern United Jewish Federation of Princeton Illinois, Southeastern Missouri Syracuse Jewish Federation Mercer Bucks and Western Kentucky Tampa Jewish Community Center & United Jewish Federation Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey Federation, Inc. of San Diego County Jewish Federation of St. Joseph Valley The Associated: Jewish Community United Jewish Federation of Tidewater Federation of Baltimore Jewish Federation of St. Louis United Jewish Federation of Utah The Federation & Foundation of Jewish Jewish Federation of the Berkshires Communities of Western Connecticut United Jewish Fund and Council of Greater St. Paul Jewish Federation of the Bluegrass, Inc. The Jewish Federation of Columbia Windsor Jewish Federation Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington Youngstown Area Jewish Federation Jewish Federation of the North Shore Jewish Agency 2009/10 Performance Report 29
  32. 32. Keren-Hayesod / United Israel Appeal We would like to thank the KH/UIA campaigns worldwide. Your support powers our global on partnership. No one gift touches more lives. ep eo English-Speaking Country Campaigns Patmos Foundation, Finland Hjelp Jews Home, Norway Fellesinnsamlingen for Israel, Norway United Israel Appeal Australia pl Keren Hayesod - Help The Jews UIA Federations Canada Home - Faroe Islands ec United Jewish Israel Appeal Great Britain Keren Hayesod, Iceland Israel United Appeal-UCF South Africa on Keren Hayesod, Monaco United Israel Appeal New Zealand United Israel Appeal Hong Kong and nec the Far East Eastern Region Keren Hayesod Singapore Campaigns Keren Hayesod Athens ted one peo Keren Hayesod Thessaloniki European Region Keren Hayesod Ukraine Campaigns Keren Hayesod CIS & Baltic States Keren Hajessod – Vereinigte Aktion Fuer Israel, Austria Keren Hayesod – Verenigde Israel Latin American Actie, Antwerpen Region Campaigns Solidarité avec Israël et le Peuple Juif – Keren Hayesod, Brussels Keren Hayesod Bolivia Keren Hayesod Chile pl e Appel Unifié Juif de France Keren Hayesod – Vereinigte Israel Keren Hayesod Costa Rica Aktion e. V., Germany Keren Hayesod Colombia con Keren Hayesod – Appello Unificato per Keren Hayesod Ecuador Israele, Milano Keren Hayesod Panamá n Keren Hayesod – Appello Unificato per e Keren Hayesod Guatemala Israele, Roma cte Keren Hayesod México Keren Hajessod Schweiz – Vereinigte Israel Aktion, Zurich Keren Hayesod Paraguay d on Keren Hayessod Action Israël – Suisse Keren Hayesod Perú ep Romande, Genève Fundo Comunitário Porto Alegre eo Collectieve Israel Actie, Holland Fundo Comunitário Rio de Janeiro p le Christenen Voor Israel, The Netherlands Fundo Comunitário São Paulo c Keren Hayesod España Fundo Comunitário Curitiba Keren Hayesod, Portugal Keren Hayesod Uruguay Förenade Israelinsamlingen Sweden C.U.E. Venezuela Keren Hayesod – Dan Danske Campaña Unida Judeo Argentina Israelindsamling, Denmark Förenade Israelinsamlingen Finland
  33. 33. Designated Giving In addition to the core support provided by our valued partners at Jewish Federations of North America and Keren-Hayesod, we offer profound thanks to our many friends and supporters worldwide who generously provide support through designated grants to our programs and emergency campaigns. Giora Ackerstein, Chairman and The Abraham Gertzman Fund The Andre and Katherine Managing Director, Ackerstein of the Jewish Federation of Merage Foundation Industries Ltd. Metropolitan Detroit The David & Laura Merage Foundation Alfred Akirov, Chairman, Alrov Group The Isadore and Bertha Gudelsky The Joseph and Harvey Meyerhoff Family Family Foundation, Inc. Amdocs (Israel) Ltd. Charitable Funds Hadassah - The Women’s Zionist Avi Chai Foundation NADAV Foundation Organization of America Inc. Elliott and Marlys Badzin Negev Ceramics Ltd. Elie Horn, Lev Leviev, Aaron and Steve Beilowitz Zev Wolfson Night Owl Foundation Bezeq The Israel Telecommunication International Christian Embassy Perrigo Israel Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Corp, Limited International Commission Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic on Holocaust Era Insurance Foundation CAF Russia Claims (ICHEIC) Jodi Schwartz Sol and Mitzi Center Iranian American Jewish Federation Nathan T. Sedley Memorial Fund Conference on Jewish Material Claims of New York Against Germany Shelters for Israel (Second Generation) Jewish Funders Network Nochi Dankner, Chairman & CEO, Larry and Jane Sherman Jewish National Fund Philanthropic Fund IDB Holding Corporation Ltd. Dov Lautman, Chairman, The Alan B. Silfka Foundation Joan and Laurence Davis Lautman Foundation DS Investment Funds Ronald Stanton Leumi Acharai Ebenezer Emergency Fund Raya Strauss Ben Dror Todd and Laurie Lustbader Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation Inc. Youth Aliyah Germany Maranatha Chapel Garfinkle Family Charitable Trust Youth Aliyah Switzerland Moms for Israel Genesis Philanthropy Group Morningstar Foundation Jewish Agency Endowment We would like to recognize the following visionaries who have made a legacy commitment to support the vital work of the Jewish Agency for Israel in perpetuity—an enduring legacy to secure the Jewish future. Bennet Aaron Alex Grass, z”l Julie Wise Oreck Mike Shapiro Joan Benstock Arlene Kaufman Richard Pearlstone Jane Sherman Herschel Blumberg H. Irwin Levy Myra Reinhard Alan Shulman The Crown-Goodman Family Norman Lipoff Jay Sarver Carole Solomon Betsy Gidwitz Neil Moss Ronald A. Sedley Richard Wexler Jewish Agency 2009/10 Performance Report 31
  34. 34. Israel Education Fund We would like to thank our many partners who have infused Israel’s communities with the educational, cultural and sports facilities to support community growth. The Israel Education Fund is a partnership of the Jewish Agency and United Jewish Communities. Anchorage, Alaska Metrowest, new Jersey Omaha, nebraska Barnard J. Gottstein Mortimer J. Harrison Trusts The M.H. Newman Foundation Baltimore, Maryland Miami, Florida Palm Beach County, Florida The Joseph & Harvey Meyerhoff Family Joseph, z”l & Betty, z”l Kopelowitz Sidney, z”l & Mildred, z”l Edelstein Charitable Funds Henry, z”l & Eve Rose The Eugene & Estelle Ferkauf Foundation The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation The Russell Foundation Sylvia Fried Daniel M. & Bente S. Lyons Bergen County, new Jersey new Orleans, Louisiana The Joseph Appleman Family The Woldenberg Foundation Palm Springs, California Norman Seiden Helene Berman, z”l new York, new York Jewish Federation of Palm Springs and Boca Raton, Florida The Jacques Asseoff Estate Desert Area William Sheldon Adele Becker Diane Belfer Puerto Rico Charlotte, north Carolina David Efron The Gladys and Irving Coopersmith Estate John Belk Council of Organizations/Labor Zionist Organization Rochester, new York Chicago, Illinois The Futerman Supporting Foundation, Inc. The Ernst & Paula Deutsch Foundation The Estate of Mollie Goodman Jewish Community Federation of Greater Henry, z”l and Edith Everett Rochester Collier County, Florida Sheldon Goldstein Lorie Mayer The Gould-Shenfeld Foundation Sarasota-Manatee, Florida Joseph Gurwin, z”l Alfred R. Goldstein Denver, Colorado The Stella & Charles Guttman Foundation Lucien Levy, z”l The David and Laura Merage Foundation Paula & Henry Hanover The Sheldon Foundation The Dr. Bernard Heller Foundation East Bay, California Tulsa, Oklahoma Myrtle Hirsh Family Larry Ellison The Shusterman Family Foundation The Jesselson Family Foundation Hollywood, Florida Bobi Klotz waco, Texas The Eleanor M. and Herbert D. Katz Leon Miller The Bernard & Audre Rapoport Foundation Family Foundation William Newman The Claire F. Perlman Family, Isaac washington DC Houston, Texas Pulvermacher, Chairman Hershel W. & Goldene, z”l Blumberg Jewish Federation of Greater Houston Thelma Rodbell The Samuel Rubin Foundation waukegan, Illinois Los Angeles, California Yisroel Schulman Mark Lidschin Benjamin D. & Harriet Bagno Harriet Sloane The Chais Family Foundation Leonard Stern wormleysburg, Pennsylvania Anita Hirsh David & Marietta Teitler Grass Family Foundation The Levy-Marcus Foundation UJA-Federation of New York Shelters for Israel Lily Wajnberg Sinai Temple Elaine Winik Stephen S. Wise Temple, Metuka Benjamin, Director of Education
  35. 35. Spirit of Israel / People of Israel The Jewish Agency would like to recognize those who have worked by our side to change the face of philanthropy in Israel—especially our main partner, the Spirit of Israel, founded by the Jewish Agency for Israel and Keren Hayesod-UIA in 1997. The 230,000-plus donors to the Spirit of Israel campaign continue to make an extraordinary impact on behalf of Israel’s most disadvantaged populations. We would like to also express special appreciation to the following Israeli individuals and business partners for their outstanding support and volunteerism last year: Bank Hapoalim Comsecure HyperMedia Systems Ltd. Oran Foundation Ben & Evelyn Lipshitz DS Investment Ishaia & Jane Gol Paamei Tikva Ltd. Charity Trust Eithan & Ala First Keshet Pelephone BDO Ziv Haft Erelim Inv. Ltd. Lion of Judah Israel Shalmor Avnon Amichai /Y&R Carasso Group ExLibris Joel Koschitzky Shibolet & Co. Castro Formula Systems Matrix Surecomp Cellebrite Fritz Companies Israel T.Ltd McDonald’s Israel Teva Check Point Gati Microsoft R&D Z.M.H. Hammerman Group Compedia Gravity Moshe & Esther Bronshtein United Israel Appeal (UIA) The United Israel Appeal, a subsidiary of United Jewish Communities, is a principal beneficiary of UJC’s United Jewish Appeal Federation Campaign. For more than three decades, through Initiated by Congress during the early members of Congress have recognized United Israel Appeal, the Jewish Agency 1970s in response to the first large influx the continuing responsibility to help has been the recipient of a US of Soviet Jews to Israel, the State bring Jews to Israel from countries of Government Grant to bring Department’s Bureau of Population, distress based on the principle that free humanitarian migrants from countries Refugees and Migration supervises grant emigration is a hallmark of a democratic of distress to Israel. A considerable programs. Key members of the US society, and therefore a priority of the US portion of the funds are used to bring Senate and House of Representatives Congress. They look upon this grant as a Ethiopian Jews to Israel and to settle have provided the leadership to assure concrete expression of these values. them in temporary housing. continued support. Over the years, Non-Jewish Support The Jewish Agency extends profound thanks to the many non-Jewish supporters who help make our work possible. Among others, we are particularly office in Jerusalem that maintains a We would also like to give special grateful for the long-standing major close relationship to the Jewish Agency, recognition to Pastor John Hagee for his support and leadership of the over the past decade IFCJ has been an unwavering commitment to Israel’s International Fellowship of Christians indispensable partner. From dramatic people and the critical support and Jews, led by Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, rescues of Jews in peril to ensuring provided by the John Hagee Ministries, its founder, president and an active every new immigrant has the support including considerable financial member of the Jewish Agency to succeed, IFCJ plays a major role in support for the Sapir Absorption Center Executive. Based in Chicago with an our ability to meet urgent needs. and the Ben Yakir Youth Village. Jewish Agency 2009/10 Performance Report 33
  36. 36. Our profound thanks for the enduring commitment of our visionary leadership. Richard L. Pearlstone World Vernon Kurtz Chairman of the Jewish Agency Ofer Laufman Board of Governors Zionist Dov Lautman Organization Menachem Leibovic Natan Sharansky Hana Melamed Chairman of the Executive of the Reuven Adler Jewish Agency Meir Azari Joel Meyers Yossi Bachar Avi Naor Hagai Meirom Gavri Bar-Gil Ehud Naor Treasurer of the Jewish Agency Arik Nudelman Nir Barkat Oved Benozair Avi Pazner Harvey Blitz Amir Peled Kenneth Bob Liat Ravner Leon Recanati Past Chairmen David Breakstone Uri Regev Meir Cohen Nochi Dankner Uriel Reichman BOARD OF GOvERNORS Stanley Davids Steve Savitsky Carole Solomon 2003-2007 Gerald Hofberger, z”l 1983-1987 Avraham Duvdevani Lior Shilat Alex Grass z”l 1999-2003 Max Fisher, z”l 1971-1983 Paula Edelstein Zeev Shor Charles Goodman 1995-1999 Founding Chair Jerome Epstein Alan Silberman Mendel Kaplan z”l 1987-1995 Nancy Falchuk Moshe Smith Ady Gai Sondra Sokal ExECUTIvE Efi Stenzler Arye L. Pincus, z”l 1965-1973 Nechemia Ganot Zeev Bielski 2005-2009 Ofra Strauss Moshe Sharett, z”l 1961-1965 Joan Garson Sallai Meridor 1999-2005 Kalman Sultanik Zalman Shazar, z”l 1956-1961 Helena Glaser Avraham Burg 1995-1999 Moshe Theumim Berl Locker, z”l 1948-1956 Gael Grunewald Simcha Dinitz, z”l 1987-1994 Rani Trainin David Ben-Gurion, z”l 1935-1948 Eitan Haber Arye L. Dultzin, z”l 1978 -1987 Yehiel Wasserman Arthur Ruppin, z”l 1933-1935 Tzvi Hasson Joseph Almogi, z”l 1976-1978 Eitan Wertheimer Amos Hermon Pinchas Sapir, z”l 1974-1975 Eric Yoffie Richard Hirsch Shlomo Kostiner Moshe Vigdor Avi Krampa Ben-Zion Zilberfarb Our global partnership table We are the only global partnership Australia governed by Jews from around the 18% Canada world. The decision-makers that Europe determine our strategic focus and Latin America funding priorities are your colleagues, 42% South Africa your friends—people who care deeply about the Jewish future. Representation by area of world: Israel 40% United States
  37. 37. on ip sh er rtn pa Jewish Shepard Remis Joe Lebovic l Lester Rosenberg Mark Leibler ading our globa Federations Jay Sarver Danny Liwerant of North Stephen Selig Leonid Nevzlin America/UIA John Shapiro Menno Paktor Bruce Sholk Stanley Plotnick Bruce Arbit David Silvers Shoel Silver Richard Bernstein Richard Wexler Jack Smorgon Stephen Breslauer Fred Zimmerman David Sutton Gary Erlbaum Harvey Wolfe Iris Feinberg Honorary Members: Dede Feinberg Charles Goodman Cheryl Fishbein Jane Sherman Michael Gelman Carole Solomon Harold Gernsbacher Betsy Gidwitz Herb Gimelstob Keren Andrew Groveman Hayesod- Michael Horowitz United Israel Sharon Janks Appeal Larry Joseph le Johanna Arbib-Perugia Arlene Kaufman Ronni Benatoff Lori Klinghoffer Pierre Besnainou ed Leonard Beth Kieffer Sami Bollag Joan Levin ect Laurence Borot Mark Levy Mick Davis Kathy Manning n Yechiel Eckstein Neil Moss on Anita Fischer Julie Wise Oreck Marc Gold c Karen Pack le Adnan Kandyoti Chuck Ratner Robert Kaplan p Myra Reinhard peo Senior Management Alan D. Hoffmann, Director General Arie Abir, Regional Manager, Europe Dr. Misha Galperin, President and CEO, Fund for The Jewish Agency Maxyne Finkelstein, CEO, Jewish Agency for Israel- North America Eli Cohen, Director General, Aliyah and Absorption Department Alex Katz, Regional Manager, Former Soviet Union Leah Golan, Director General, Israel Department Yehuda Sharf, Regional Manager, Israel Shay Felber, Director, FRD – Israel Rony Steinitz, Regional Manager, South America Gerda Feuerstein, Director, Jewish-Zionist Education Department Larry Weinberg, Chief Communications Officer Yaron Neudorfer, Director General, Finance Department Josh Schwarcz, Secretary General and Director of the Companies Bureau Moshe Shiff, Deputy Director General and Director of Human Resources Jewish Agency 2009/10 Performance Report 35