• Member of the Executive

    Richard Bernstein

    Mr. Richard N. Bernstein is a senior of counsel with the international law firm of Greenberg Traurig, PA in Miami, Florida, specializing in business transactional law, mergers and acquisitions, international law and private and public finance. Mr. Bernstein was listed in the prestigious The Best Lawyers in America, 2005-2012 editions. He is chairman of United Israel Appeal (UIA) and member of the boards of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, the American Associates of Ben Gurion University and the Dutch Jewish Humanitarian Fund. Mr. Bernstein has been a member of The Jewish Agency's Board of Governors since 1998. Between 2002 and 2004 he served as a Committee Member.

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    Member of the Board of Governors

    Debbie Berman

    Debbie L. Berman is a member of the board of directors of the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago (JUF/JF). She also chairs JUF/JF’s Israel and Overseas Commission and serves as a committee member on the JUF/JF Overall Planning and Allocations Committee, Leadership Development Advisory Committee and the Lawyers Division Leadership Cabinet. In the past, she has served as a vice chair of JUF/JF and as a member on several other committees.

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    Yigal Bibi

    Mr. Yigal Bibi is a former mayor of Tiberias and former Knesset member for the National Religious Party. He also served as Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs and Deputy Minister of the Environment. In addition, Mr. Bibi served as a member of the Administrative Committee of Bar Ilan University. He has been a member of the The Jewish Agency's Board of Governors since 2010.

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    David Bitan

    After having served as Deputy Mayor of Rishon Lezion for seven years and a member of the city's Municipality for 23 years, Mr. David Bitan is currently responsible for the city's liaison with government ministries and the Knesset and serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Urban Culture, Sports and Recreation. Mr. Bitan served on the board of directors of Phosphates in the Negev, the Israel Consumer Council, the Rehabilitation Foundation and the Economic Authority of Rishon Lezion. He has been a member of The Jewish Agency's Board of Governors since 2011.

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  • Committee Member

    Melvin Berwald

    Mr. Melvin berwald was born in 1950. He is a Solicitor Senior Partner at PCB Lawyers LLP. Mr. Berwald serves as Non Exec Director of FIBI Bank (UK) plc. In the context of the Jewish community in Britian, Mr. Berwald is the Co-Chair of UK Partnership 2000; he is a Member of UJIA Advisory Board and he previously served as the Chair of UJIA Lawyers and Accountants committee. Mr. Melvin Berwald is a Committee Member since February 2008.

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  • Member of the Executive

    Harvey Blitz

    Mr. Harvey Blitz is a senior vice president at AXA Financial, a large financial services company based in New York. Prior to that, Mr. Blitz served as President of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, after having served as Senior Vice President and Treasurer of the organization. Born in Detroit, he holds a law degree from the University of Chicago, and an MA from New York University. He has been a member of The Jewish Agency's Board of Governors since 2001. He serves as Deputy Chair of the Budget and Finance Committee.

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  • Associate Member of the Board of Governors

    Marilyn Blumer

    Ms. Marilyn Blumer is currently Vice President of United Israel Appeal (UIA) Federations Canada and Co-Chair of the Israel and Overseas Committee. She is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Canadian Council for Israel and Jewish Advocacy (CIJA) and is Chair of its Budget Committee. In addition, she chairs the Negev Committee of the United Jewish Communities (UJC) Israel and Overseas Pillar. Prior to that, she chaired the Federation CJA's Community Planning and Allocations Committee and was Co-Chair of the Council on Immigrant Integration and Acculturation. Ms. Blumer serves as an Associate Member of The Jewish Agency's Board of Governors since 2006, prior to which she served as a Committee Member.

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    Kenneth Bob

    An experienced software entrepreneur, Mr. Kenneth Bob serves as a management consultant for a variety of companies, after having served as CEO and in other senior executive positions in technology companies. Mr. Bob serves as National President of Ameinu, the American progressive Zionist organization, as a member of the World Zionist Organization (WZO) Zionist Executive, as a member of the Forward Association and the Jewish National Fund (JNF) Board of Trustees and serves as a board member of the J Street Education Fund. He has been a member of The Jewish Agency's Board of Governors since 2008 and is Chair of the Information Technology Committee.

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    Nelly de Bobrow

    Ms. Nelly de Bobrow, neé Pfeffer, was born in Uruguay and later moved to São Paulo, Brazil. She ran her own business, specializing in gifts. Prior to that, she worked as an economist for eight years. She is World President of the Keren Hayesod International Women's Division. Ms. de Bobrow was one of the founders of the São Paulo Women’s Division and served as its President and as Vice President, Latin America. Ms. De Bobrow served as a member of The Jewish Agency's Board of Governors from 2005 to 2009 and was re-elected in 2012.

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    Sami Bollag

    Mr. Sami Bollag, a native of Switzerland, is the owner of fashion giant Esprit International. Lately, He established a new fashion company to distribute fashion brands in Switzerland and Europe. Mr. Bollag is an active Board member of the Synagogue Committee of the Jewish Community of Zurich. Prior to that, he served as Board member of German & Italian speaking Keren Hayesod and later as its President. In 2005 he served as Chairman of the Keren Hayesod June Conference. Mr. Bollag has been a member of The Jewish Agency's Board of Governors since 2006. Prior to that, he served as a Committee Member.

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