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    16thannual Guardian of Democracy dinner


    AvrahamBurg Former Speaker of the KnessetA member of New Israel Funds International Council, AvrahamBurg is a social and political activist and a staunch supporter of peace in the MiddleEast. The youngest Speaker inthe history of the Knesset (19992003), Burg has been a well-knownpublic leader in Israel for over 20 years and is recognized as one of thebest speechmakers in politics. He has also served as Executive Chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel.

    Since leaving public service, Burg has been a committed advocate for pluralism and tolerance in Israeli society and for the separation of politics and religion. He is author of several best-sellers, including God is Back and The Holocaust is Over: We Must Rise from its Ashes, as well as a popular television personality and frequent contributor to both Israeli and overseasmedia.

    Contributorsof$1,000 or moreareinvitedtoanearlyreceptionat5:15pmfeaturingBurginconversationwithRabbiBrianLurie.

    703 Market Street, Suite 1503San Francisco, CA 94103Phone 415 543 5055Fax 415 543 6066E-mail sf@nif.orgWeb


    Founded in the Bay Area in 1979, the New Israel Fund works to create an Israel that ensures complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants, without regard to religion, race or gender.

    New Israel Fund Staff in San Francisco

    Daniel Sokatch Chief Executive OfficerSteven Rothman National Director of DevelopmentOrli Bein Regional Co-DirectorBeckyBuckwald Regional Co-DirectorJason Bernstein New Generations and Development AssociateTessa Wells Special Assistant to the CEO


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    to register online, please visit

    Wednesday, October 13, 20106:00 PM Cocktails, 7:00 PM Dinner

    The Four Seasons Hotel757 Market Street, San Francisco

    Diane Jordan Wexler Guardian of Democracy AwardJeremy Lizt New Generations Leadership Award

    Avraham Burg Former Speaker of the KnessetDaniel Sokatch NIF Chief Executive Officer

    Eleanor Friedman NIF Co-FounderRabbi Brian Lurie NIF International Board Member


    DianeJordanWexler Guardian of Democracy AwardLongtime supporter, Regional Board member, and International Council member, Diane Jordan Wexler is one of the New Israel Funds most vibrant and creative lay leaders. She has devoted the last 25 years to creating a more just and safe world through her activism and philanthropy. Holding leadership roles at NIF, the Global Fund for Women, Women Donors Network, and Facing History and Ourselves, Diane advances human rights, especially for women and girls, as well as equality and social justice in Israel and around the world. An executive coach and career counselor by profession, Diane inspires individuals and organizations to achieve their highest purpose.

    JeremyLizt New Generations Leadership AwardJeremy Lizt has dedicated the last seven years to developing our young NIF community, New Generations. Current chair of the San Francisco NewGenerations Board, Jeremy is an active ambassador for NIF speaking publicly, recruiting new membership, traveling to Israel on an NIF Study Tour, and recently co-chairing the New Generations Benefit. Jeremy holds degrees from Harvard and Oxford and is co-founder and Vice President of Engineering at Rapleaf, a web personalization company.

    16thannual Guardian of Democracy dinner


    Honorary Chairs

    SteveAbel, CandiceGold, LeslieKane, HannahKranzberg, CarolMalnick, SabrinaZimmerman


    Fred H. Altshuler& Julia W. Cheever Deena Aranoff Eileen Auerbach& Larry Burgheimer Jonathan Axelrad Maia Azubel Kathy Barry & Bob Burnett Alvin Baum Jocelyn Berger Bruce Beron Rachel & David Biale Michael Bien & Jane Kahn Chela Blitt Ellen Bob & David Waksberg Elizabeth Friedman Branoff & Steven Branoff Pamela Burdman Adi Cohen Sandra Curtis Abigail E. Disney Rabbi Amy Eilberg& Dr. Louis Newman Lisa Erdberg & Dennis Gibbons Lara Ettenson David S. Fankushen Concepcin & Irwin Federman Robert Friedman & Kristina Kiehl Phyllis Friedman Dr. Jonathan Fuchs Paola Gianturco Rabbi Rosalind Glazer Global Fund for Women Nancy Goldberg Margery Goldman Paula Goldman Rabbi Jonathan (Yoni) Jaffe, Congregation Emanu-El Neil Goteiner& Nadine Joseph Donna P. Hall& B.Michael Silber Grace Hughes& John Levinsohn Linda& Thomas Kalinowski Rebecca Katz Stans Kleijnen Patrick Koppula& BhavnaShamasunder Jim& Catherine Koshland Doris& George Krevsky Jeffrey& Catherine Krauss Linda Kurtz Hilary Kushins& Scott Herscher Amy L. Lansky, Ph.D. Ellen Lefkowitz State Senator Mark Leno Jeff Levy Rabbi Noa Kushner, Nita, a project of Congregation Rodef Sholom Rabbi Michael Lezak, Congregation Rodef Sholom Madeline & Martin Lizt Rabbi Janet Marder, Congregation Beth-Am Ephraim Margolin Robin Mencher & Matthew Dimond David Friedman& Paulette Meyer Rabbi Sydney Mintz Armando Mendoza Miranda Jackie& Howard Nemerovski Dr.Raquel H. Newman Dan Newman KimberlyC. Oxholm Dr. Richard& Martha Pastcan Lee Pollak Betty Ann Polse Joan & Russell Pratt Purple Lady Fund, Barbara Meislin & Stuart Kaplan RabbiLarry Raphael, Congregation Sherith Israel Alan& Nancy Raznick DavidL. Rosenhan Peter Rukin& Sharon Djemal Gerry & Lela Sarnat Laura Saunders Lynn & Paul Sedway Rita R. Semel Randi Shafton & Drew Lieberman Rabbi Judy Shanks& Dr. James Gracer Larissa Siegel Richard Sinkoff Seth Skolnick Gary B. Sokol& Paul Blanc Ruth& Al Sporer Vera& Harold S.SteinJr. Michael Steinman& Rabbi Dorothy Richman Judith Levy-Sender Heidi Stewart & John Weinstein Jordan Szekely Kate Taffel Ingrid Tauber & Frank Taforo Bonnie & Marty Tenenbaum Steve Tulkin & Sydney Kapchan Paul & Dorothy Wachter Gina & Dan Waldman Alexandra Wall& PaulBosky Marilyn& Dr. Ray Weisberg Rebecca Westerfield Frances Wexler Zachary Wexler Beron Edward Wexler Beron Drs. Terry& Carol Winograd Becki& Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan Susan& Robert Wolfe Adrienne& Ron Yank Dr. Gail Bates Yessne& Peter Yessne Alan& Monica Zimmerman