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Supporting Israel’s emergency needs, including medical, health, ambulance and disaster service elements: Ambulances (Standard, Mobile Intensive Care Units — MICUs and Armored), Blood Bank, 100 permanent Emergency Medical Stations, and training in First Aid and CPR for all of Israel’s residents.
Director of Strategic Philanthropy, Midwest Region: Richard Zelin, RZelin@AFMDA.org
The support arm of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem has its Midwest regional office in Chicago. The Midwest Regions tries to foster closer relationships between Hebrew U. and Midwest colleges and universities, and encourages local students to apply to the university. Fundraising efforts provide scholarships in a matching program and support for research programs. AFHU also offers generous Charitable Gift Annuity plans. To learn about supporting Israel’s top university and investing in the future, please contact Judith Shenkman.
Executive Director: Judith Shenkman
Associate Executive Director Marcia Lehman
President of the Board: Steven Edelson
For more than half a century, AIPAC has worked to strengthen the U.S.-Israel relationship. From a small pro-Israel public affairs boutique in the 1950s, AIPAC has grown into a 100,000-member national grassroots movement described as “the most important organization affecting America’s relationship with Israel.”
AIPAC works closely with Congress to secure vital U.S. foreign aid for Israel and promotes strategic cooperation between the two nations, to develop sound U.S. anti-terrorist policies, and to share homeland security techniques.
Wisconsin Area Director: Michael Anderson, MAnderson@AIPAC.org
Americans for Peace Now (APN) was founded in 1981 to support the activities of Shalom Achshav in Israel. APN’s mission is to help Israel and the Shalom Achshav movement to achieve a comprehensive political settlement of the Arab-Israeli conflict consistent with Israel’s long-term security needs and its Jewish and democratic values.
The APN-Wisconsin chapter engages in education and advocacy on behalf of its mission within the Jewish community and the broader community.
CTJ is an educational organization that advocates for Israel within Jewish and non-Jewish communities in southeastern Wisconsin. CTJ’s activities include presenting distinguished national and international speakers, presenting educational programs for religious, civic, or political organizations, publishing an Internet newsletter, and a pro-Israel column in the local newspaper, “The Reality News.” CTJ is an affiliate of Advocates for Israel, a national Israel advocacy consortium.
Contact: Ivan Lang
We are dedicated to advancing the economic development of the State of Israel through the sale of bonds to individuals and institutions.
Investments in Israel Bonds provide a strong return to our investors. Investors can choose from fixed rate instruments and variable rate securities linked to LIBOR. Israel has never defaulted on payment of principal or interest on Israel Bonds.
This is not an offering which can be made only by prospectus. Read it carefully before investing to evaluate the risks associated with investing.
Registered Representative: Matt Kleiman, Matthew.Kleiman@IsraelBonds.com
Executive Director, Midwest Region: Janice Wahnon
The Israel Center is Milwaukee’s connection to the people of Israel. Sponsored by the Milwaukee Jewish Federation and the Jewish Agency for Israel, the Israel Center brings cultural and educational programs to Milwaukee; coordinates the activities of our Shin Shins, or young Israeli emissaries, who work in our local schools, synagogues and other Jewish institutions; and participates in Partnership2Gether, a program designed to cultivate relationships by linking Milwaukee with the Sovev Kinneret region in Israel. The Israel Center also assists individuals and families in making aliyah and in identifying travel, volunteer, gap year and study abroad opportunities in Israel.
Israel Center is a program of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation.
Contact: Keren Weisshaus,KerenW@MilwaukeeJewish.org
Vice President of Israel & Overseas: Rabbi Hannah Greenstein, HannahG@MilwaukeeJewish.org
Israel & Overseas Committee Chair: Pnina Goldfarb
We are here to serve the dynamic Israeli-American community in the Chicago metropolitan area and Illinois through cutting-edge and innovative programs for every age group. Our community building initiatives keep with IAC’s mission of bolstering the Israeli-American community to strengthen the Jewish and Israeli identity of the next generation, engage in outreach to the Jewish-American community at large, and reinforce support for Israel. Through the IAC Grant Program, we also offer support to local Israeli-American initiatives that fulfill our mission.
Israeli Folk Dance meets every Monday evening from 7:30 – 9:30 pm at the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center. Beginner teaching and dancing is offered from 7:30 – 8 pm and general dancing is intermediate to advanced level circle dancing of the newest dances from Israel. For further information, please email MilwaukeeIFD@yahoo.com or call Karen at (414) 315-3400. Israeli Folk Dance is open to ages 12 and up and is free of charge.
Jewish National Fund (JNF) began in 1901 as a dream and vision to reestablish a homeland in Israel for Jewish people everywhere. Jews the world over collected coins in iconic JNF Blue Boxes, purchasing land and planting trees until ultimately, their dream of a Jewish homeland was a reality. Today, JNF continues to give all generations a unique voice in building and ensuring the prosperity of the land of Israel through their generosity and partnership with the people of Israel.
Mailing Address: 60 Revere Dr., Suite 725, Northbrook, IL 60062
Local Non-Mailing Address: 7177 North Port Washington Rd., Suite 200, Milwaukee, WI 53217
Executive Director, Midwest: Kim R. Levy
President: Sue Carneol