Charles (Chuck) Horowitz Ratner serves as the Chair of the Board... read more
Natan Sharansky was born in 1948 in Donetzk, Ukraine. He graduated... read more
The Board of Governors
meets not less than three times a year, is the central policy-making body of the Jewish Agency. Board members play a crucial role in the governance of the Agency in overseeing budgets and operations and in recommending policy to the Agency. The Board of Governors, who acts through committees, determines the policy of the Jewish Agency for Israel and manages, supervises controls and directs its operations and activities. The Board of Governors is the representative body of the Jewish Agency as it represents the global Jewish partnership. It is constituted of representatives of federations in North America, leadership of the religious streams and heads of world Jewish organizations centered in USA, representatives of world Zionist organizations, mayors in Israel, representatives of the Israeli society, and representatives of the political system in Israel and leaders of Keren Hayesod campaigns throughout the world. This broad representation ensures that Jews around the world collectively decide on the Jewish Agency’s programming in coordination and understanding with the Israeli Government.