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    Leonard Cole

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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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    Hagay Elitzur

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    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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    Yitzchak Eldan

    Ambassador Yitzhak Eldan is The Ambassadors' Club President & Founder; Head of the Young Israeli Ambassadors School and Senior Diplomatic advisor to the Israeli Jewish Congress in Jerusalem Ambassador Yitzhak Eldan served in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs between the years 1970-2010. He has a BA degree in Political Science and Middle Eastern studies from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and an MA degree in international Relations from the University of Paris. After completing the MFA cadet course he served in various posts abroad and in Israel. Abroad: 1973-1974 – Vice-Consul at the Consulate-General in Houston, Texas; 1974-1978 – Spokesperson of the Embassy in Paris 1982-1985 – Consul at the Consulate-General in Montreal, Quebec; 1985-1987 – Deputy Consul-General at the Consulate-General in Los Angeles, California; 1990-1995 – Minister Plenipotentiary (Deputy Chief of Mission) at the Embassy in Paris; 1999-2001 – Ambassador to Denmark 2001-2003 – Ambassador to UNESCO (Paris) and the Council of Europe (Strasbourg). Israel: Ambassador Yitzhak Eldan served in different posts. His two most prominent posts were: Head of the MFA diplomatic school (1995-1999); Chief of Protocol in charge of the Diplomatic Corps (2003-2010). During these years, he was a member of the Foreign Ministry Directorate and Chairman of the Appointment Committee for Honorary Consuls. Ambassador Eldan initiated a number of projects that earned him various awards and decorations: • The "Roaring Lion" Award of Excellence of the Israeli Association for Public Relations and Spokesmanship, for the Israeli Olive Tree Route, which is part of the Mediterranean Olive Tree Route; • Commander of the Star of Italian Solidarity, Government of Italy, for his contribution to Israeli-Italian relations; • Palmes Academiques, France – for his contribution to the Israel-France relations; • Award of Excellence, Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs – for his contribution to Israel's Foreign Service; • Award of Excellence, Civil Service Commission – for his contribution to Israel's Civil Service. Ambassador Eldan also initiated a number of new ceremonial sites in Israel, in cooperation with the Jewish National Fund– Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael and the ministerial committee for ceremonial: • "The Grove of Nations" in the Jerusalem Forest, where Heads of State plant a tree during their visit to Israel; • "The Ambassadors Forest" in the Yatir area of the Negev; • "The Honorary Consuls' Grove" in the Aminadav Forest. Moreover, he initiated, in cooperation with the World Zionist Organization, the renewal of the official wreath-laying ceremony at Herzl's Tomb, on the occasion of Heads of States visits in Israel, before visiting Yad Vashem. Publications and Academic Activities: Ambassador Eldan wrote The Ethical Code of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Values and Norms (December 1997) and was responsible for the writing of Being a Diplomat in Israel (November 2008). In July 2014 Ambassador Eldan was elected to the Board of Governors of the Jewish Agency on behalf of the World Zionist Organization.

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    Laurnece Englander

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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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    Moshe Eyal

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    Diane 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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