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
Maya Kroitoru, Assistant Director, Israel and Overseas Strategic Initiatives
Rina Goldberg, Special Assistant to the Director General & Director of Special Projects
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, Communications Associate
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.
Barbara Promislow, Managing Director, UIA Israel Office
Elisheva Cycowicz, Financial Resource Coordinator
Judah Douglen, Director, Properties and Assets
Keren Levy, Grant Coordinator
Shimrit Shur, Grant Associate
Program and Planning
The Program and Planning Department convenes Federations around overseas issues of joint concern, facilitating shared learning and coalitional action. In addition, the Department supplies content and context to a wide range of Jewish Federations initiatives, and provides strategic planning, monitoring and oversight of emergency relief programs in Israel.
Local Federation professionals working through The Jewish Federations of North America participate in a community of practice in which they receive professional coaching, support and enrichment.
Lee Perlman, Managing Director, Program and Planning
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
Tehila Nachalon, Director, Israel Office, Jewish Federation of Central New Jersey
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
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
Michel Eitan, Information Technology Manager
Aviva Berg, Bookkeeper
Naama Moshkovitz, Senior Bookkeeper, Office Manager
VIP & Speakers Bureau
The VIP Department provides tailor-made services to major donors visiting Israel, including guided visits, hotel reservations, and transportation and airport services. The VIP team also provides logistical support to JFNA/Federation leadership participating in the Jewish Agency Board (JAFI) of Governors meetings three times a year, and the JAFI Assembly.
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
Efrat Mandel, Associate Director, VIP Travel, VIP Department and Speakers Bureau
Tanya Malev, Coordinator VIP Travel, VIP Department
Odelia Elimelech, VIP Visits Manager
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
OTZMA is a leadership and service experience in Israel that offers Jewish adults ages 20-30 an opportunity to live and volunteer in Israel in a variety of settings for 10 months. Learn more at www.otzma.org
Dganit Jenshil, Israel Director
Betty Nahum, Office Manager and Partnership2gether Coordinator
Sarah Cohen, Program Coordinator
Erika Dahan, Program Coordinator
How to Contact Us:
48 King George Street
Rechavia, Jerusalem 91071,Israel
1 Ibn Givrol; P.O. Box 7171
Rechavia, Jerusalem 91071,Israel
Tel 011-972-2-620-2020; 011-972-2-620-2001