The Jewish Agency for Israel - North American Council (JAFINA) is an American charity created to support The Jewish Agency for Israel and its charitable purposes and activities.  


Funds raised by JAFINA help:

  • Bring Jews to experience Israel on short-, medium-, and long-term programs;

  • Bring Israel to Jewish Communities in America and around the world through programs including Partnership 2Gether, Shlichim (emissaries), and educational and camping programs;

  • Jews make Aliyah successfully, for some, fulfilling lifelong dreams, and rescuing others from nightmares;

  • Assist vulnerable Israelis, including youth-at-risk, new immigrants, and terror victims;


And much more.  You can learn more about the programs and activities of The Jewish Agency for Israel at www.JewishAgency.org

Tax Exemption

Jewish Agency for Israel – North American Council (EIN# 23-0053483) is a tax-exempt public charity in the United States under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by U.S. law.

Board of Directors

Richard N. Bernstein, Chair of the Board

Diana Anderson

Gita Berk

Martine Fleishman

Seth Greenberg

Andrew J. Groveman

Kim Heiman

Michelle Hirsh

Rachel Hoffer

Dr. Ronald A. Paul, MD

Richard Pearlstone

Debbie Rovner

Joshua Rubenstein

Alan Shulman


Richard N. Bernstein, Chair of the Board

Arthur Sandman, President

Bennett Aaron, Treasurer

David Brandwein, Vice President Finance

Wendy Sobel-Barr, Secretary

Advisory Committee

Caryn Rosen Adelman

Sanford Baklor

David Barish

Shiva Beck

Debbie Berman

Kenneth Bob

Denis Braham

Karen Dombey

Shoshana Dweck

Dede Feinberg

Cheryl Fishbein

Harley Gross

Richard Heideman

Robert S. Hertzberg

Arlene Kaufman

Lili Kaufmann

Beth Kieffer Leonard

Lori Klinghoffer

David Koschitzky

Robert Kuchner

Mark Levy

Adam Miller

Karen Pack

Marlene Post

Heschel Raskas

Zoe Riekes

Jodi Schwartz

Bruce Sholk

Michael Siegal

Stephen Silverman

David Silvers

Joan Stern

Michael Teplitsky

Laurence Tisdale

David Weiner

Susan Weiss Firestone

Julie Wise Oreck

Fred Zimmerman

Lifetime Trustees (Honorary)

Bennett Aaron

Bruce Arbit

Shoshana Cardin z”l

Charles Horowitz Ratner

Irwin Levy

Norman Lipoff

Jane Sherman

Richard Wexler


Contact Us

Jewish Agency for Israel – North American Council
633 Third Avenue, 21st Floor
New York, NY  10017

Tel: 212-318-6105

Email: jafina@jafi.org

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