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    Avraham Duvdevani

    Mr. Avraham Duvdevani is Chair of the World Zionist Organization (WZO). He chairs The Jewish Agency's Holocaust Restitution Committee. In the past, Mr. Duvdevani served as Co-Chair of JNF and was Head of the Settlement Division at the World Zionist Organization. Before joining the WZO in 1991, he served as Secretary General of World Bnei Akiva and headed the Department of Informal Education at Orot Israel College. He also spent a decade at The Jewish Agency, directing various educational programs and spent three years in Europe on behalf of The Jewish Agency. He has been a member of the Board of Governors since 1991.

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    Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein

    Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein is the founder and President of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, a bridge-building organization committed to promoting mutual understanding. He serves on the board of the Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) and of the American Refugee Committee, and is president of an Israeli network of soup kitchens and support centers for the poor. In the past, Rabbi Eckstein served as national co-director for inter-religious affairs for the Anti-Defamation League. Rabbi Eckstein has been a member of The Jewish Agency's Board of Governors since 2001 and he is a member of the Executive since 2008. He Chairs the Aliyah & Rescue Committee.

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    Gary Erlbaum

    Mr. Gary Erlbaum is Executive Vice President of the Jewish Publishing Group, which publishes the Jewish Exponent and Inside Magazine. He is also Vice Chair of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and Chair of the Federation’s Israel Emergency Campaign. He previously served as Chair of the Philadelphia State of Israel Bonds and as North American Chair of Israel Bonds New Leadership. He also serves on the boards of the Zionist Organization of America, Boystown Jerusalem, Honest Reporting.com and Etz Chaim. Mr. Erlbaum has been a member of The Jewish Agency's Board of Governors since 2002.

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    Diane (Dede) Feinberg

    Diane (Dede) Feinberg is Chair of the Executive Committee of the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA). She serves on the Board of Directors of the United Israel Appeal (UIA). Prior to that she served as Vice Chair of the UIA, and President of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. She is on the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington's Board of Directors and is a trustee of the United Jewish Endowment Fund where she most recently served as Chair of its Grants Committee. Ms. Feinberg has been a member of The Jewish Agency’s Board of Governors since 2000 and serves on its Executive Committee and as Deputy Chair of its Marketing & Communications Committee.

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    Anita Fischer

    Anita Fischer is Vice President of Keren Hayesod Chile and a co-founder of Keren Hayesod's Women’s Division Chile. She served as Vice President of the General Campaign from 1994 to 1999 and as President of Keren Hayesod Chile from 2000 to 2002. That year she became a recipient of the Yakir Keren Hayesod Award. She served as a Committee Member from 2005 through 2007 and has been a member of The Jewish Agency's Board of Governors since 2007.

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    Cheryl Fishbein

    Cheryl Fishbein practices clinical psychology and divorce mediation. She is on the Board of United Jewish Appeal (UJA) Federation and serves on the Board of Governors and the Executive Committee of the American Jewish Committee, is Chair of the Commission on Jewish Contemporary Life and serves on the Board of the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC). In addition, Ms. Fishbein serves on the International Board of Governors of the Diaspora Museum at Tel Aviv University, and is the President of the American Friends. Ms. Fishbein has been a member of The Jewish Agency’s Committee since 2008 and now serves as a member of Board of Governors.

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    Joan Garson

    Joan Garson is a member of The Jewish Agency Executive.

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    Michael C. Gelman

    Michael C. Gelman is a founding partner of Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman, an accounting firm located in Bethesda, Maryland, and is a member of the Board of Directors of Congressional Bank. He is Chair of the Executive Committee of JFNA and sits on the board of Hillel International. Mr. Gelman chairs The Jewish Agency's Aliya and Klita Budget Subcommittee and the Audit Committee. He is the former Treasurer and chair of the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) United Jewish Communities (UJC) Consulting and Domestic Affairs Pillar and co-chaired the General Assembly in Jerusalem. Mr. Gelman has been a member of The Jewish Agency’s Board of Governors since 2004.

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    Harold Gernsbacher

    Harold Gernsbacher is CEO of In Step Foodservice. He is a member of the Young Leadership Cabinet, winner of the Young Leadership Award of Fort Worth, chair of the Hebrew Free Loan, and Board Member of Ahavath Sholom. In the past, he served as Vice President, Campaign Chair, Chair of Endowment, Overseas Chair, and Vice Chair of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas (JFGD); and a member of the Endowment Committee and Consortium Chair of the Central Area Partnership Consortium. Mr. Gernsbacher has been on The Jewish Agency’s Board of Governors since 2009.

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    Betsy Gidwitz

    Betsy Gidwitz is an expert on post-Soviet affairs, previously serving on the faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She currently serves as Secretary of the Jewish Federation / Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago and is Vice Chair of the Council for Jewish Elderly and Vice President of the Chicago Chapter of the American Jewish Committee. She previously served on the Boards of the Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston, the Council of Jewish Federations and the United Israel Appeal. Ms. Gidwitz has been a member of The Jewish Agency’s Board of Governors since 2000 and chairs The Jewish Agency's Russian Speaking Jewry Committee.

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