User's Guide to Israel Office of The Jewish Federations of North America
Contact Information by Department
Rebecca Caspi, Director General, Israel Office, Jewish Federations of North America
Senior VP Israel & Overseas
Rina Goldberg, Chief of Staff
Eliora Leichman, Executive Assistant
The Communications Department is responsible for all of the Israel and Overseas unit's marketing and communications efforts. The Department, which works closely with the Marketing and Communications Department at The Jewish Federations of North America headquarters in New York, coordinates general media relations, relations with the Government of Israel, materials, content, reporting and other marketing activities, and manages the Israel and Overseas content on our website, available at http://www.jewishfederations.org/israel-overseas.aspx.
Dani Wassner, Managing Director, Communications
Tikva Schein, Senior Associate, Communications and Media Relations Tikva.Schein@JewishFederations.org
David Denker, Senior Associate, Communications and Government RelationsTel: 02-620-2015
The United Israel Appeal (UIA) is responsible for handling and overseeing funds transferred to Israel from the United States through the Federation movement. All beneficiaries of the system must meet stringent IRS conditions and it is the responsibility of UIA to ensure that those conditions are met. In addition, as Internal Revenue Service (IRS) rulings received by UIA relating to physical projects require ownership by UIA of the projects, UIA is responsible to donors for monitoring maintenance, ensuring proper usage, adequate signage and legal status of the properties.
Judah Douglen, Managing Director, UIA Israel Office
Keren Levy, Grant Manager
Yael Weiss, Grant Coordinator
Danny Labin, Associate Vice President, Global Programs
Talya Levin, Assistant Director, Global Programs
Sigal Ariely, Director, Ashkelon-Baltimore Partnership
Maia Hoffman, Director of Missions and Israel Projects, Baltimore Federation
Karen Katzman, Director, Israel Office, Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
Marcie Lang, Israel Representative, UJF of Greater Pittsburgh
Ofer Lichtig, Director, Israel Office, UJA Federation Northern New Jersey and Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City
Yael Shapira, Federation Liaison, Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, and Jewish Federation of St. Louis
Talia Lidar, Israel Representative, Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
Vered Israeli, Director, Combined Jewish Philanthropies (Boston)
Einav Koren, Overseas Volunteer Coordinator, Ashkelon-Baltimore Partnership
Hannah Soltz Aharony, Director, Isha - Women's Health Collaborative, Jewish Federation of Cleveland
Global Planning Table
Stacey Hess, Director of Operations, Global Planning Table Tel: 02-620-2022
Stacey Hess, Director of Operations, Global Planning Table
Finance & Administration
The Finance and Administration Department provides services including financial functions, legal and insurance support, Information Technology (IT), human resources, logistics and more, both internally to Jewish Federations of North America employees and externally to Israel-based Federation staff. Services are provided on a routine basis and the Department also responds to ad hoc requests from Federations.
In addition, Yossi Rosner-Wachs (CPA, MBA), serves as Finance Director of the Ethiopian National Project (ENP) – a special partnership of the Federation movement, JAFI, JDC, Keren Hayesod, the Government of Israel and the Ethiopian Israeli community itself.
Yossi Rosner-Wachs, Deputy Director General, Finance and Administration
Chaya Bornstein, Diller Teens Program Admin.
Additionally, the VIP Department handles premier Federation missions, including the Campaign Chairs and Director’s Mission, the Prime Minister’s Mission, the King David Society Mission and the President’s Mission.
Working in partnership with the Speaker’s Bureau at JFNA Headquarters, this Department searches for, recruits and trains Israeli speakers for speaking tours to North American Jewish Federations, and for national events.
Ronit Dotan, Senior Director, VIP Department and Speakers Bureau
Ayelet Zelig-Tishler, Associate Director, VIP Travel, VIP Department and Speakers Bureau
Tanya Malev, Coordinator VIP Travel, VIP Department
Mariana Nanu, Associate Director, VIP Travel
The Jewish Federations of North America Missions Department, based in New York and managed by Susan Solow-Dubin, is responsible for developing, marketing and implementing campaign-centered missions to Israel and the rest of the world. The Missions Department partners with Federations to develop integrated campaign/missions strategies to leverage the proven effect of missions on increased giving, leadership, and community involvement.
Yael Gamon, Missions Consultant, Israel Office
Andrea Katz, Missions Consultant, Israel Office
Larry Tishkoff, Missions Consultant, Israel Office
How to Contact Us:
48 King George Street
Rechavia, Jerusalem 91071,Israel
1 Ibn Givrol; P.O. Box 7171
Rechavia, Jerusalem 9107101,Israel
Tel 011-972-2-620-2020; 011-972-2-620-2001