Annual Report 2011 - Jerusalem Foundation

Annual Report 2011 - Jerusalem Foundation

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...We Know Jerusalem

Annual Report 2011

From the President Dear Friends,

Table of Contents


From the President


About the Jerusalem Foundation


Vision and Mission



22 Coexistence 30 Community 50 Financial Data 2011 52 Awards and Scholarships 53 Donors 57 Legacies and Estates

59 The Jerusalem Foundation Leadership Worldwide

Much was accomplished this year in Jerusalem. Our flagship program, Adopt-a-Neighborhood, which is now up and running in four neighborhoods, has begun to bear fruit. Kiryat HaYovel, one of our adopted neighborhoods, is the only pluralistic neighborhood in Jerusalem with an increase in residents, defying the citywide trend and a statistic we would like to see take hold citywide. Jerusalem 2011 saw literally hundreds of cultural events – festivals, exhibits, performances and special events – supported by the Foundation, demonstrating to the world that Jerusalem is a place of cultural growth. Jerusalem is home to Jews, Muslims and Christians, living on 48 square miles, all who long for the day when peaceful coexistence will be a fact of life. While not easily discernible to those without a deep understanding of Jerusalem's complex mosaic, there are palpable signs of hope that we see every day in our programming, creating opportunities for dialogue and mutual respect among the city's populace.

Although I have spent the past 30 years in the Israeli diplomatic corps, Jerusalem has always played a central part in my life – as it has for many of you – and our successes would not be possible without your support. Yet much more is needed. All of us who care deeply about Jerusalem know that the city is finely poised for change and I have confidence that with your help, we can attain our goal of keeping Jerusalem a pluralistic city and a model of harmony for Israel. I, and indeed all of Jerusalem, thank Ruth Cheshin who, together with Teddy Kollek, worked tirelessly on behalf of this city. Since the Foundation's establishment more than 45 years ago, she has spearheaded thousands of projects and has been a dynamic force behind this wonderful institution. It is both an honor and a privilege to succeed her. This report gives you a taste of all that is happening in the city today, and I look forward to greeting you this year in Jerusalem.

Photos: Jerusalem Foundation staff, Snir Kazir, Vadim Mikhailov, Sasson Tiram and David Hoffmann Design: Abstract, Youval Hefetz

Gratefully yours,

Amb. Mark Sofer

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Any questions or concerns about the Annual Report should be directed to Ariella Bernstein, [email protected] Information in this report is correct as of April 30, 2012.


The Jerusalem Foundation has become synonymous with the city itself largely because, after 45 years of spearheading change and philanthropy in this city, the Jerusalem Foundation knows Jerusalem.

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I am pleased to present you with the Jerusalem Foundation's 2011 Annual Report, a year in which nearly $27 million in pledges and grants were raised from our friends and partners worldwide, for the benefit of Jerusalem and its residents.

The Jerusalem Foundation Jerusalem is a city that is cherished around the world - the heart and soul of the

Jewish people. The Jerusalem Foundation, understanding the universality of Jerusalem and its importance as a focal point for people of faith around the world, is at the forefront of efforts to ensure that Jerusalem remains an open, tolerant and vibrant city while also responding to the needs of all its residents. Jerusalem would be unrecognizable without the Jerusalem Foundation. Together with our partners worldwide, we have left an imprint on every corner of the city. After more than four decades, the Foundation has invested a billion dollars in 4,000 projects. Jerusalemites are strengthened by the daily intervention of programs supported by the Jerusalem Foundation.


As the largest city in the country, Jerusalem faces a number of challenges. More and more young families are moving out of Jerusalem. Those who remain are confronted with daily socio-economic struggles.

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Founded more than 45 years ago by the legendary Mayor of Jerusalem, Teddy Kollek, the Jerusalem Foundation has an unmatched track record of creating partnerships and nurturing philanthropic projects in Jerusalem, and we can proudly say, we know Jerusalem.

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Thanks to our friends worldwide, the Jerusalem Foundation continues to make a crucial difference, with the Foundation's work touching every population, Jewish, Muslim and Christian, religious and secular, every social group of every age, in every neighborhood of the city.

Our Vision A vibrant, modern, flourishing city, rich with culture, economic vitality and strong, caring communities for all its residents.

Our Mission The Jerusalem Foundation works toward creating an open, equitable and modern society by responding to the needs of residents and improving their quality of life through a comprehensive approach centered on community vitality, cultural life and coexistence for all Jerusalem’s residents.

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We know Jerusalem, we know how to empower communities and we have an unmatched record of success.

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Why the Jerusalem Foundation?


in Jerusalem

Since 2009, the Jerusalem Foundation

has made great strides in accelerating cultural activities thoughout the city by focusing our grantmaking on creativity and human infrastructure. Cultural organizations, artistic ensembles and independent artists are focused on creative growth, and audiences and critics alike are expressing their enthusiasm.

To meet our goals, the Foundation initiated and supported a wide range of programs - in dance, cinema, music, theater, visual art, literature and poetry – highlighting the rich and diverse artistic output of the city’s leading cultural institutions. More than 120 small to mid-size grants were allocated in 2011, an 11% increase over last year, with many grants designated to new projects, while simultaneously providing annual support to a dozen cultural outfits. Approximately 38% is allocated to cross-disciplinary activities, 32% funds festivals and special events, 11% funds theater, 8% funds visual arts and dance and 3% funds music.

A new youth "Culture Pass" is currently in development, aiming to give 8,000 youth access to art and culture throughout the city, transforming culture from a privilege to a right and establishing a new generation of cultural consumers. Most illustrative of our comprehensive efforts is the popular Citywide Performance Series, which brings the best of Jerusalem’s dance and theater to community centers in diverse neighborhoods throughout the city. Similarly, Manofim, the opening of the art exhibit season, has established itself as Jerusalem’s most important visual art event and is among Israel’s "must see" professional visual arts events.

Challenge: Enrich Jerusalem’s cultural landscape and strengthen its image as young and dynamic while expanding the target audience of cultural consumers.

Indeed, support for a plethora of diverse projects spurs growth while building strong infrastructure and maintaining uncompromising quality. Together with our various partners, including the municipality and other foundations, much has been done, yet much more is needed.

Solution: More platforms for established and up and coming artists while providing diverse cultural fare for residents.

Culture 2011

The Jerusalem Foundation is proud to support the following theaters, museums, performing arts groups and educational institutions for the arts:

Cultural Centers ●

Art Cube Gallery at the Artists' Studios

Artists' House

Barbur Gallery

Ein Karem Music Center

Gerard Behar Center - Blaustein Civic Center

Performance Groups: ●

Hazira Interdisciplinary Performance Art

Hullegeb Ethiopian Theater

Jerusalem Film Center - Cinematheque


Jerusalem Music Center

Jerusalem Print Workshop-Djanogly Center for Printmaking

The Israel Camerata Jerusalem

Jerusalem Theater Company

Kolben Dance Company


Khan Theater

Mamuta at the Daniela Passal Arts & Media Center

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Mishkenot Sha'ananim Konrad Adenauer Conference Center

Museums ●

Bloomfield Science Museum Jerusalem

Machol Shalem Dance Company

Botanical Gardens


Ein Yael Living Museum

Mikro Theater Group

Herzl Museum


Museum on the Seam


Old Yishuv Court Museum

Pena Flamenca

U. Nahon Museum of Italian Jewry

Psik Theater Company

Museum of Islamic Art

Train Theater

Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem


Zik Group

Tisch Family Zoological Gardens Yellow Submarine

Arts Education: ●

Gonenim Multicultural Music Conservatory

Hassadna Jerusalem Conservatory

Hevrutav, musical program in schools

Ma'aleh School of Communications, Film and Television Arts

Naggar School of Photography, Media and New Music

Nissan Nativ Acting Studio

Sam Spiegel Film and Television School

School of Visual Theater

Yellow Submarine Young Bands mentorship program

Festivals: ●

Between Heaven and Earth Contemporary Dance Festival

Citywide Performance Series

Festival for a Shekel

Hutzot Hayotzer International Arts and Crafts Fair

International Chamber Music Festival

International Jerusalem Film Festival

International Puppet Theater Festival and Giant Doll Project

Israel Festival

Jerusalem Season of Culture 2011

Jerusalem Theater End of Summer Festival

Jewish Film Festival

Mahol Shalem International Dance Festival

Manofim Opening Art Exhibition Season

Musrara Mix Festival

One Square Meter Poetry Festival

Oud Festival

Philosophy Festival – What's On Your Mind at Mishkenot Sha'ananim

Piyyut Festival

Reframing Reality Festival

Tarantas Russian Theater Festival

Under the Mountain Festival

Woodstock Festival 2011

Opening of Musrara Mix Street Festival

Special Events: ●

A Different Light at the Botanical Gardens

Culture Pass for Youth in Jerusalem

Derech Beit Lechem Street Fair

Live at the Met – New York Metropolitan Opera at Cinematheque

Live from the Yellow Submarine 10 part TV series

Tuesdays at the Amphi: Special series at Koret Liberty Bell Park

When it comes to culture in Jerusalem, the Jerusalem Foundation has three overarching goals:

$2.2 Million for Flagship Projects Mishkenot Sha'ananim

Tower of David Museum

Yellow Submarine

Bloomfield Science Museum Jerusalem

Daniela Passal

Cultural Department Annual Grants



........................................................................................................ $3,200,000











Khan Theater

Old Yishuv Museum


Artists Studios

Jerusalem Music Center




Approximately $2.2 million dollars, half of the departmental budget, funds operating costs for the Foundation's flagship cultural organizations and institutions noted on the next page.

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Chamber Music Festival

Train Theater

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Museum on the Seam

In 2011, more than $4 million was allocated by the Jerusalem Foundation to festivals, museums, art education, the performing arts, visual arts, dance and music in Jerusalem. As can be seen from the chart below, this represents an 11% increase in allocations from 2010.


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Israel Festival



We want to see Jerusalem artists live, create and perform in this city and to do so, a nurturing environment must be created, one that stimulates and supports their talents. Over the last few years, we funded artists, venues, festivals and events in the city with that goal in mind. Hundreds of artists have had the opportunity to create and work in the city as a result of the Foundation's efforts.

Sam Spiegel Film and TV School


1 Nurture Jerusalem's Artists

The remaining $1.82 million was directed at specific disciplines, as noted below:

$1.8 Million Investment by Field




Music Theater/Performing Arts



Visual Arts




Museums Dance Festivals

$185,000 $378,000


Arts Education



Our support for cultural institutions and artists is only one piece of the puzzle. Jerusalem has more than 780,000 residents and many of them are not aware of the plethora of activities available to them. Efforts this year were made to create a buzz so that residents changed their habits and actively looked out for events in their neighborhoods.

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Most residents live some distance from downtown Jerusalem which houses a number of cultural venues – Gerard Behar-Blaustein Civic Center, Beit Masia, Cinematheque, Merrill Hassenfeld Amphitheater, Koret Liberty Bell Garden Amphitheater, the Khan Theater, the Train Theater and more. To make culture accessible, and to open it up to new target audiences, in 2011 we supported events that widened cultural events to neighborhoods throughout the city.

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2 Make Culture Accessible to All

Balabasta - Photographer: Snir Kazir

As the city changes its image, young people are encouraged to make the city their home, leading to increased career opportunities and economic vitality. No one project or program is responsible for the positive effects that are beginning to be felt. It is the cumulative blending of styles, all pieces of a puzzle – from the citywide festivals that attract families looking to connect with their ethnic heritage to the avant-garde performances at smaller venues – that endow the city with its reputation for artistic excellence.


Like the legendary charm of its residents, the cultural growth in Jerusalem's neighborhoods is connected to attitudes of tolerance, acceptance, honoring the past and giving rise together to new creation.


These included, for instance, the 10,000 people who attended the Manofim Art Exhibition Season in which dozens of galleries and exhibition spaces all over the city were free and open to the public. Nearly 2,000 attended the Citywide Performance series, a 2 month event with high quality theater and dance troupes that took their "show on the road" to community centers throughout the city, making their performances accessible at a very low entrance fee. The upcoming Youth Culture Pass will make music, dance, theater, film and museums accessible to the next generation, expanding audiences and instilling cultural consumption habits. More than 8,000 youth between the ages of 15-17 will begin to appreciate all this city has to offer them today and in the future. These are only a few examples of how the Cultural Department initiates and supports programming that celebrates Jerusalem's varied cultural scene, bringing it to ever-growing audiences of Jerusalemites and visitors.

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3 Impact the Image of the City Over the last few years, residents of this city have begun to appreciate and enjoy cultural treasures in Jerusalem. The streets are lined with posters advertising events. Newspapers, blogs and magazines are covering the multitude of events that are available. Increasing numbers of artists, producers and scholars from abroad are visiting Jerusalem with the desire to be a part of the vibrant tapestry that is the city's art scene. The juxtaposition of the rich and historic surroundings with cutting-edge innovation is a combination that few places can offer as effectively as Jerusalem. It serves as a point of attraction for professionals and tourists alike, arriving from within the country and beyond Israel's borders. The visual art, music, dance and performance art scenes are bustling with new energy and creativity, as independent art groups collaborate on projects that blend a contemporary artistic sensibility with social and community activism. This vibrant new unity is at the heart of the Jerusalem Foundation and municipal efforts to keep young artists in the city, to further nurture homegrown talent and create an artistic community. Vertigo


Mishkenot Sha'ananim

The museums listed below were established by the Jerusalem Foundation and receive annual operating support.

Mishkenot Sha'ananim continues to take its place as one of Jerusalem's most active and high caliber cultural institutions. Well known for its diverse range of top quality programming, hundreds of events were held at Mishkenot in 2011. It welcomed about 10,000 visitors in total to its guest house, conference center, gallery and exhibitions. Events took place at The Konrad Adenauer Conference Center, which offers facilities suited to the different types of events, or on the Terraza España, dedicated in honor of King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia in May 2010.


254,000 visitors became acquainted with the world of science and technology at the Bloomfield Science Museum Jerusalem, including nearly 50,000 students that came as organized groups. 304,000 visitors learned about the history of Jerusalem at the Tower of David Museum. 50,000 visitors came to see one of the world's most respected collections of Islamic Art at the Museum of Islamic Art. 746,000 visitors enjoyed the Tisch Family Zoological Gardens, which was the number one tourist attraction in Israel in 2011.

13,750 visitors came to the Museum on the Seam where contemporary art deals with different aspects of socio-political reality.

The Dwek Garden outside the Tower of David Museum Museum on the Seam

The Dwek Gallery, part of The Konrad Adenauer Conference Center, completes the Mishkenot Sha'ananim campus. A non-profit art venue, it exhibits contemporary Israeli artists of all ages, focusing on the Jerusalem art scene. This year, the gallery hosted seven exhibitions, including independent bodies of work and works developed for various cultural and historical conferences held at the center, such as "Beyond the Real: Miri Chais," a collection of works based on symbols used in the fields of science, biology, and digital software and hardware, which accompanied the Philosophy Festival.


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35,000 visitors learned about Jewish life in Italy since the Middle Ages at the U. Nahon Museum of Italian Jewry.

The Jerusalem Center for Ethics, part of Mishkenot Sha'ananim, held an array of conferences, seminars, symposiums, study days, discussion groups, and lectures on ethics-related topics. Events welcomed the public at large, private companies, organizations and government, all who seek to improve ethical awareness in the workplace. The Center's activities spanned a broad range of topics including ethics in the psychoanalytic sphere, interfaith tolerance and issues arising in public discourse such as social justice and the economics of modern Israel. In 2011, many organizations integral to Israeli society, such as the Israel Defense Forces, the Israel Police Force and the prison service, benefitted from events and workshops at the Center. Other activities included formulation of clear ethical codes for regional councils, the airports authority and the national sports authority.

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81,783 visitors learned about the history of Zionism at the Herzl Museum.

Specializing in cross-cultural programming, The Mishkenot Sha'ananim Cultural Center advocates dialogue, tolerance and cultural activity. Initiating and facilitating conferences, festivals, seminars, series, workshops and encounters, it delves into a diverse range of spheres. Examples of the rich plethora of activities include the "What's on Your Mind" Philosophy Festival, The Annual Mediterranean Cultures Convention entitled "A Sea of Stories – The Jewish Folktale in the Mediterranean", the Teddy Kollek Program for Visiting Artists and Academics, the Jerusalem Cultural Fellows program and the popular science series "A Brief History of Time."



73,000 visitors learned about the ancient history of this land at the Ein Yael Living Museum.

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Advancing coexistence in Jerusalem

is about growing a community. A community that learns to treat each other with mutual respect, despite its vast differences. A community that fosters and trains young people to become leaders, working toward peaceful coexistence, both together and side-by-side. A community that can look past differences to enjoy the arts, sports and other enriching activities, together. To many, this might seem like an impossible task in Jerusalem. Yet, there are palpable signs of hope.

Every day for the last 12 years, Jews, Muslims and Christians have learned together at the Max Rayne Hand in Hand School for Bilingual Education, where they recently celebrated their first graduating class. Thousands of school children and educators learn about democratic values through programs led by the Adam Institute for Democracy and Peace.

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Every day, Jerusalem's hospitals improve their services because they have received training on the importance of providing care in a manner that befits all residents, respecting cultural mores and languages.

Every week, Jewish children learn Arabic and Muslim and Christian children learn Hebrew, so that they can communicate with each other at the most basic level.

Every week, in a groundbreaking advanced civics course Jewish, Muslim and Christian youth learn about the multicultural fabric of Jerusalem.

Every year, Muslim and Jewish artists perform on the same stage during Jerusalem's "Speaking Art" conference that unites Jews, Muslims and Christians who use their art to promote dialogue.

Every day, Jews, Muslims and Christians bring their toddlers to the Erna D. Leir Peace Kindergarten at Jerusalem's International YMCA, starting the process of mutual understanding at a very tender age.

And every summer, for the last 11 years, Jewish and Muslim high school students produce and direct films together at the Jerusalem Cinematheque, exploring their own identity, striving to better understand the "other."

Every day, at the MICHA kindergarten in the center of town, Jewish and Muslim parents leave their hearingimpaired children in the capable hands of both Jewish and Muslim clinicians who care deeply for them all.

These are but a few examples of a hard fought and grassroots struggle by so many to better understand each other, casting aside our differences so we can learn to live together, play together and take care of one another.

Challenge: Create meaningful and long-lasting relationships among all the different populations in the city, Jewish, Muslim and Christian, religious and secular.

Solution: Strive to create communities that share the city peacefully, cultivate acceptance of the 'other' and benefit from the city's diversity.

Coexistence 2011

The road to peace is paved with small acts of trying to better understand and respect one another. To further these goals, the Foundation supports programs like the Max Rayne Hand in Hand School for Bilingual Education where Jewish, Muslim and Christian children learn together through 12th grade. For many years, the Erna D. Leir Peace Kindergarten at the YMCA has continued to be a home to kindergarteners of different faiths, teaching respect at an early age. Mutual understanding comes with an appreciation of each other's languages, and for this reason, the Jerusalem Foundation supports programs that teach Arabic to professionals who service Arabic-speaking populations. Finally, we support programming that brings the rich and varied population of Jerusalem together for recreational events, like Speaking Art, where artists from different faiths meet to create dialogue through their art, or the Streetball Tournament where high school children of different faiths play basketball together. Below are some of the Foundation's projects that create dialogue in the city:

Major Investment in Mutual Respect and Equality Programming Streetball/Peace Players International $35,000

Speaking Art $60,000


In 2011, we supported projects that provided equal opportunity and empowerment for east Jerusalem residents, created opportunities for dialogue, equality and mutual respect and broughts arts to all communities.

1 Create Opportunities for Dialogue, Equality and Mutual Respect


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The dollar figure is based on the average annual exchange rate of 3.5 NIS to $1.

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Erna D. Leir Peace Kindergarten $50,000

Learning Center to teach Arabic to professionals who service that population $40,000

2 Arts for All Culture and art should be a right and not a privilege. The Jerusalem Foundation supports institutions that offer art education to anyone who seeks it. The Paley Arts Center in east Jerusalem offers a wide variety of programming, ranging from dance, to music, to photography, all year round. The Louis and Tillie Alpert Center (also known as Beit Alpert) offers students from both east and west Jerusalem the opportunity to learn any musical instrument they desire and join the Jewish-Arab orchestra which plays at events throughout the city. Finally, the Djanogly Center for Visual Arts offers workshops in various fields of plastic art for east Jerusalem children.

Beit Alpert $56,000

Paley $95,000


Major Investment in Arts Programming


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300,000 residents were impacted by our coexistence programming.

Speaking Art Conference at the acting workshop

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Djanogly $15,000

3 Provide Equal Opportunity for East Jerusalem Residents

East Jerusalem Projects 250,000

$225,000 .............................................................................................................................




$125,000 .............................................................................................................................







$25,000 .............................................................................................................................

Cultural Competency

Civilian and Community Rights

At the Israel Museum, Jewish and Muslim children create art together. Their final work was exhibited at Mishkenot Sha'ananim and in Rome.

Emergency and First Aid

Community Women's Centers Business Empowerment Servicing Residents

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Securing Appropriate Licenses for Professionals

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Empowering residents of east Jerusalem includes giving them the tools they need to access the services they deserve. The Jerusalem Intercultural Center, supported by the Jerusalem Foundation, developed programs that empowered community leaders to achieve basic rights, created emergency management teams in east Jerusalem, assisted east Jerusalem professionals in securing appropriate certifications from Israeli authorities and provided cultural competency training to medical care staff so that patients can understand the care they receive. East Jerusalem families with special needs children now know about the benefits that are available to them, first aid signs were translated into Arabic and a well-baby clinic was established where children's development is more closely followed. The graph below represents only some of the Foundation's investment in east Jerusalem:

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Our longstanding mission has

been to foster strong communities throughout Jerusalem. After many decades of philanthropic investment, the Jersusalem Foundation understands not only Jerusalem's history, but the unique characteristics of each community and the multi-cultural nature of the city's population. As a result, the Foundation is uniquely positioned to bring about lasting change to the face of the city. Grassroots programming with community centers and residents has proven to be the most effective method in urban renewal and our Adopt-aNeighborhood program follows that

model. This flagship project, implemented in 4 neighborhoods over the last few years, has shown demonstrable results. Kiryat Menachem, our first adopted neighborhood, now in its third year of investment, has undergone significant changes. Kiryat Menachem has the highest concentration of Ethiopian immigrants in the city and many of their young people needed appropriate integration into Israeli life. A learning center, a synagogue, a center for childhood development all received funding over the last few years and the results are astonishing. Today, young Ethiopians are so integrated into Israeli society - linguistically, culturally and academically - that programs were recently instituted to re-introduce Amharic culture and tradition to young people. In the City Center, our second adopted neighborhood, we focused on keeping

adopted neighborhood, was recently renovated, transforming this traditional senior citizen clubhouse into a center for use by all "golden agers" in the southern area of Jerusalem.

the center of Jerusalem vibrant with young people. The Koschitzky Young Adults Center at the Morasha Community Center, boasts an active and creative project with nearly 2,000 young adults participating in personal development programs at the Center. Indeed, more than 14,000 young Jerusalemites joined the many social events run by the Center. The Adopt-a-Neighborhood program not only focuses on youth, but also on the elderly who all too often are neglected. The Beit Hofmann Senior Center in Greater Katamon, our third

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adjustments accordingly. Working in tandem with the steering committee is a new education initiative, a program designed by the Jerusalem Education Authority to improve neighborhood schools, making them attractive for young families, giving them an incentive to remain in the community. The project includes the UJA/New York Jewish Federation as our partner. Changing the face of Jerusalem is a long and complex process, but one to which the Foundation remains committed.

In 2011, we added Kiryat HaYovel to the Adopted Neighborhood program. A steering committee, including our partners the Joint Distribution Committee, the Jerusalem Municipality, the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation and the "Yuvalim" Community Council, meets regularly to assess and re-evaluate the community's needs and make

Challenge: Identify populations in need of assistance and find ways of creating productive and caring communities.

Solution: Analyze the problems facing the city and employ grassroot efforts to create capacity building programs that give residents the tools they need to improve their lives.



Investment in $

$500,000 .................................................................................................................................. $430,000


$400,000 ..................................................................................................................................


$600,000 ..................................................................................................................................

Impact: 27,000

$300,000 .................................................................................................................................. $248,000

Impact: $60,000 ........................................ $100,000 .......................................................................................... 16,000 Impact: 2,500 Kiryat HaYovel

Greater Katamon*

Lev Ha'ir City Center

Kiryat Menachem

The dollar figure is based on the average annual exchange rate of 3.5 NIS to $1. * In Greater Katamon, we renovated Beit Hofmann senior center (see page 37), a significant investment in physical infrastructure to the community. We anticipate more investment in this neighborood in 2012.

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Community Gardens

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$200,000 .................................................................................................................................. $147,000 Impact: 12,000

In 2011, emphasis was placed on community empowerment projects and education. When it comes to community empowerment, our goals are to (1) build strong communities for Jerusalem's residents, focusing on our Adopted Neighborhoods of Kiryat Menachem, Lev Ha'ir (City Center), Greater Katamon and Kiryat HaYovel, and (2) help the most disadvantaged among us, including women, young children, youth at risk, the elderly and the special needs population.

Each adopted neighborhood was selected after a strategic mapping of the communities. Programs were designed to suit the population's needs, ranging from literacy programs, to learning centers, centers for young adults, employment centers and many more. Community gardens were also supported as they are important in strengthening communities and are an integral part of keeping Jerusalem green. The chart below represents the Foundation's investment in each of our adopted neighborhoods:

Impact: 25,000

Community 2011

1 Build Strong Communities

2 Help the Most Disadvantaged Women, Children, Elderly and Special Needs Support for women and children focused on improving the lives of immigrants and youth at risk while also empowering women who have been subjected to domestic violence. These programs extend a "hand up", empowering them to improve their lives, rather than simply offering a "hand out." Below are some of the programs supported this year:

Major Investment in Programs for Women and Children


Battered Women's Shelter $38,000

Handcart Children, assistance to youth working in the Mahane Yehuda market $72,000*


* The Handcart Children program, providing Arabic-speaking children working in the Mahane Yehuda market with educational and social opportunities, can also be considered coexistence programming.

The Shein-Davidoff Neve Ya'akov Community Center


women, youth and children were impacted by this programming.

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Yaelim for Youth at Risk $62,000

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Hamartef Basement Theater program for youth at risk $15,000

Literacy Programs for Children $66,000

The Elderly: The elderly are a particularly vulnerable population group. Age, sickness, lack of language abilities and insufficient family support can make their golden years difficult. The Foundation supports programs whose mission is to help this population, like Ken Lazaken (Grey Action), an organization that advocates for the rights of the elderly, various programs that support Holocaust survivors, visits to the elderly who are homebound and renovation of senior centers. Below are some of the Foundation's major investments in this area:

Major Investment in Elderly Programming C O M M U N I T Y


Programs for Holocaust Survivors ...


Ken LaZaken (Grey Action) ...


Beit Schweiz Home for the Elderly ...


Activities for the Homebound ...


3,100 elderly were impacted by this programming.

Café Europa, a meeting place for Holocaust survivors, at its 3rd birthday celebration

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Beit Hofmann Senior Center Renovation ... $1,550,000

Special Needs Population: In addition to our support for the special needs population within the education framework, the Foundation continues to invest in programming that integrates the special needs population with the normative one. Psik Theater and Akim Theater both work to integrate blind and special needs actors into their repertoire and have been a resounding success. Beit Zusman for Independent Living provides a home for adults with varying degrees of special needs, Beit Tamar provides a home for severely handicapped children and Misholim provides assistance to children who have difficulty integrating into general society. Finally, there are those who are born with or who develop hearing impairments and must be in their own framework in order to mainstream into society. The chart below reflects our investment in these areas:

Renovation of a Wing at Aleh Home for the Disabled $421,000

Beit Tamar $35,000 Beit Zusman for Independent Living $60,000 Misholim $11,000


Major Investment in Special Needs Population


Theater for Disabled $11,000

their families were impacted by this programming. Aleh Home

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ESTIMATED IMPACT 400 disabled persons and

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Assistance for the Hearing Impaired $72,000

GENERAL EDUCATION Considerable focus was placed in 2011 on improving education in Jerusalem. Our main goals were to 1 improve academic achievement 2 strengthen weaker students and 3 support informal educational programming in the arts, music and environmental sustainability. 1 Improve Academic Achievement

Significant Investment in Improving Educational Achievement


Science Education


Matriculation Exam Achievement


Electives for High School Students


Ultra-Orthodox Education in science and computers


Enrichment Program for Gifted Children

Kindergarten in Sanhedria

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Kiryat HaYovel Education System


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Improving academic achievement includes significant investment in Kiryat HaYovel schools, where we partnered with the UJA/New York Federation, the Jerusalem Municipality and the Jerusalem Education Authority. The goal is not only to improve academic achievement but also to create schools that are attractive to young families, keeping them in Jerusalem. The Foundation also supported programs that assist high school students to improve their matriculation exam results, offered electives for high school students, subsidized programs with special emphasis on science courses and unique programs for excelling students. The chart below reflects some of our investment in this area:

2 Strengthen Weaker Students Strengthening weaker students includes programming that supports schools with a higher percentage of weak students, while also targeting specific populations in Jerusalem. The Azrieli Educational Empowerment Program targets junior high school students who are at risk of dropping out of school. It is a highly successful program country-wide and is now implemented in 5 different Jerusalem schools. Finally, the Comprehensive Adolescent and Support Treatment Center (CAST), with branches in the Gilo and Beit Hinuch Schools provides at-risk children with tactile and expressive therapy using martial arts, drama and photography instruction as well as art and music therapy to reach children’s emotional core. The chart below reflects some of the Foundation's investment in this area: C O M M U N I T Y

Major Investment in Strengthening Weaker Students CAST $45,000

43 Givat Gonen School $40,000

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Azrieli Educational Empowerment $185,000

Luria School musical performance

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Rachel Karwan Center for speech and occupational therapy

3 Informal Education Programs Education goes beyond the four walls of the school building. It is also important to invest in programming that gives children the opportunity to take part in art and music programs. The Foundation also supported programs that teach youngsters the importance of conserving the planet's resources through rain water harvesting programs in schools. The chart below reflects some of our investment in informal educational projects:

Major Investment in Informal Education Programs Music education in schools



Various art, music, sports programming in schools

Arts program in Djanogly $ 35,000



Ein Yael Museum


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$140,000 Educational activities at the Ein Yael Living Museum

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Rain water harvesting in schools

The Jerusalem Foundation continues to provide operational support to educational programming that promotes mutual understanding among all of Jerusalem's residents:

Educational Programs Promoting Mutual Respect and Understanding* "Social Working Together" Support for Muslim and Jewish Social Workers University Program




Teaching Arabic in Israeli Schools and Hebrew in Arab Schools





Max Rayne Hand in Hand School for Bilingual Education $530,000

* The programs on this page can also be considered coexistence programming.

Environmental activities with the Adam Institute for Democracy and Peace

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II. SPECIAL NEEDS EDUCATION The special needs population in Jerusalem cannot be ignored and it is important to support programming and institutions that service this most deserved group of Jerusalem's students. Support was given to the Hattie Friedland School for the Deaf, where Jewish and Muslim hearing impaired students learn through high school, the Arazim School, where special needs elementary school children receive hot meals, Sam and Ruthi Kindergarten, a kindergarten for special needs children, summer camps that are specifically designed for children who cannot attend normative camps and cultural programming that allows special needs students to attend various museums and cultural institutions just like other children. Below is our investment in special needs programming:

Cultural Programs Arazim School $18,000


Summer Camps Hattie Friedland School for the Deaf


Investment in Special Needs Education


Sam and Ruthi Kindergarten

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Approximately residents were impacted by our educational programming. Hattie Friedland School for the Deaf

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Financial Data 2011

Expenditures on Projects


Total contributions of $29 million were received in Jerusalem. $25.5 million was invested in initiation, development, construction, implementation and support of physical projects and of programs, excluding salaries.*


United States




Germany 7.5% Switzerland 10.2 Austria 1.0%

3.6% United Kingdom




Construction, Preservation and Renovation

Programs and Activities






e 3.7



German Speaking Countries

Italy 2.2%



Expenditures According to Type of Project **










Contributions by Country


In 2011 a total of $26.8 million was raised by the Jerusalem Foundation

Project Expenditures According to Area of Activity (In percentages)

8.9% of the Jerusalem Foundation's income funded administrative and fundraising costs.

Total Contribution Income (Audited)

(in percentages)

(in millions of dollars)








20 10


Governments and Public Support

6.6% 2004


2006 2007
















$25.8 $24.1





40 30





60 50

(In millions of dollars)


Private Donors










* Note: The difference between contributions received and expenditures on projects during the year – or during any specified period of time – derives from: a) contributions received from endowment funds; b) the lapse in time between the receipt of funds and expenditure; and c) expenditure for administrative and fundraising costs. ** Construction expenditures vary from year to year. Some years involve more planning, and less actual construction.

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Donors 2011

Teddy Kollek Awards, 2011



The Teddy Kollek Award is given to those who have demonstrated significant contributions to the city of Jerusalem. The 2011 recipients were:

Jerusalem Cinematheque / International Film Festival Awards:

Bundeskanzleramt Österreich (BKA)

The Azrieli Foundation, Canada and Israel


75 students in 10 different art institutions received the Edelstein/Cheshin Community Involvement Scholarships for Arts Students. 20 social work students received scholarships for their studies on professional training for geriatric care at Hebrew University.

47 students at the Jerusalem College of Engineering received scholarships. The NDF for outstanding students at the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School was awarded to Noa Ben Yitzhak for promising producer, Orit Fooks and Margarita Balaklav for promising director. The Sir Jack Lyons Charitable Trust Film Scholarship for excelling young film students was awarded to Alamork Marsha, for Korki, and to Nave Antopolsky, for And He Saw The Place from Afar.

Zagdanski, Ian & Sara

Gladstone, Yankele

The Gitta Nishuma Foundation

Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc

Pencer, Nancy V.

Golden, David & Putterman, Connie

The Posluns Family Foundation


The Morris & Rosalind Goodman Family Foundation

Schaffer, Ayal & Brail, Shauna

Kleidman, Reine

The P. Schwartz Family Foundation

Nahmias, Marina & Sacha

The Sharp Foundation

Ostrovsky Family Foundation

Sherman Foundation

Wertheimer, Brigitte (Chanel)

Goodmans LLP Gorman, Harry & Sara


Gould, Milli

Abramson, Beverley

Grundman, Gary

The Robert Nissim Haggiag Award for Music was awarded to Avi Belleli for his work on the film Restoration.

Arbib, Walter & Edie

Herczeg, Agnes

The Asper Foundation

Holbrook, Richard & Donna

The Nathan Cummings Foundation award was awarded to director Paula Markovitch for the feature film, The Prize.

The Azrieli Foundation Bank Hapoalim International

The International Christian Embassy Jerusalem - Canada

The Ostrovsky Family Foundation Award was awarded to director Marina Goldovskaya for the documentary film, A Bitter Taste of Freedom.

Baruch, Ron & Karen

Jewish National Fund - Canada

Bénatar, Ralph & Simone

The Warren & Debbie Kimel Family Foundation

The Robert Nissim Haggiag Award for Editing was awarded to Ayala Bengad for editing work on the film Restoration.

The Lia Award, presented by the Joan Sourasky-Constantiner Holocaust Multimedia Research Center, was awarded to director Joseph Dorman, for the film Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness. The Jerusalem Foundation Award for Experimental Films and Video Works was awarded to Ohad Fishof, for the film Abduction. The Wim van Leer Award for High School Students was awarded to Inbal Gabish, Matan Weisbrot, Avichai Kami Saadi, and Chen Amir for Pitum Be’Emtzah Ha’Haim and to Amit Ostrov, Gefen Rubek, and Aviv Amselem for She’eriot shel Ha’Haim.

Berall, Leonard & Carol The Andrea & Charles Bronfman Philanthropies

Korenblum, Ellie Koschitzky, Henry & Julia

Canadian Babaji Yoga Society

Kronis, Jules & Fran

The Lisa & Allan Brown Family Foundation

Kushnir, Lorri

Chapnick, Dr. Paul & Joyce Dr. Geoffrey R. Conway Memorial Foundation

The Leboff Family Charitable Foundation Lederman Foundation

Sydney & Florence Cooper Foundation

The Laurie and Richard Lederman Charitable Foundation

The Dan Family Foundation Desmarais Sr, Paul /Power Corporation

Ziner, Vivienne & Cohen, Glenmorris


Shiff, Randy & Starkman-Shiff, Donna Shore, Fred Shore, Neil


Silber, Allan & Hinda

Allianz Kulturstiftung

The Nathan & Lily Silver Family Foundation

Minister President of Brandenburg

Silver Family Charitable Foundation/ Bonny Silver

Peter Bachér

Soberano, Ralph Howard Sokolowski Foundation

BMW Group Robert Bosch Stiftung Rainer Deters

Sonshine, Edward & Fran

Deutsche Fußball-Nationalmannschaft der Bürgermeister (DFNB)

The Lawrence and Judith Tanenbaum Family Foundation

Stephan Goericke

Tauben, Irwin & Sara

Land Hessen

Torkin Manes LLP

Hoffnung geben – Zukunft leben, Daniel Müller and Friends

The Ulmer Charitable Foundation/John & Lori Ulmer

Familie von Holtzbrinck

Lewy, Jules and Slone, Joanna

Maurice Joseph Weisfeld and Louis Weisfeld Charitable Foundation

Im Dialog. Evangelischer Arbeitskreis für das christlich-jüdische Gespräch in Hessen und Nassau

Sir Jack Lyons Charitable Trust

Weisz, Chaim & Maryka

Dr. Christine Kreiner

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8 students at the Jerusalem Conservatory Hassadna received scholarships to learn music.

Barry And Esther Naiberg Family Foundation

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35 male students at the Haredi College received scholarships

Zagdanski, Barry & Nelly

Freedman, Jeremy & Finer-Freedman, Judith

Wolfond, Chad R.



The Robert Nissim Haggiag Award for Best Actor was awarded to to Gur Bentwich for his role in Off-White Lies.

Wiener Städtische Wechselseitige VersicherungsanstaltVermögensverwaltung

Mitz, Lewis & Posluns, Wendy


Stadt Wien

Emerald Foundation


Fred Worms, United Kingdom and Israel

The Robert Nissim Haggiag Award for Best Actress was awarded to Nataly Attiya and Moran Rosenblatt for their roles in Lipstikka.

KR Rudolfine Steindling

Weisz Family Foundation


James Snyder, Israel

Magna Steyr AG & Co KG

The Meyer Family Foundation/Dov & Karen Meyer


Aleksander Gudzowaty, Poland

The Robert Nissim Haggiag Award for Best Full-Length Feature Film was awarded to Joseph Madmoni and producer Chaim Sharir for the film Restoration.

Bundesministerium für Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur (BMUKK)

Eldee Foundation/ The Bloomfield Family



Awards and Scholarships

Berthold Leibinger Stiftung METRO Group neue deutsche Filmgesellschaft mbH (ndF) Prof. Dr. Jan-Philipp Reemtsma, Hamburger Stiftung zur Förderung von Wissenschaft und Kultur, Honorarkonsul von Slowenien Regine Sixt Kinderhilfe Axel Springer Stiftung


Wendepunkt Stiftung

POLAND ISRAEL - Public Support Jerusalem Municipality Jewish Agency

Jack Amram

Feldman, Mimi

Lasko, Oscar Lauder, Ronald

Roden, Stuart

Feuerstein, Diane and Elliot

Sauvage, Lionel and Ariane

Fleischman Estate Trust, Edward

Lazoff Foundation, Inc., Alice Edelman & Mischa

Schreiber Charitable Trust

Frankel Foundation

Leichtag Family Foundation

Shasha Charitable Trust

Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson

Leight, Nathan

The Sobell Foundation

Fusion Group-Ofer Nemirovsky

Leir Foundation

Joint Distribution Committee (Eshel) Ministry of Culture and Sport

Kaplan Mendel Mr.(Z"L)


Toeman, Diana

Galinson Fund

Liben, Barry

Ministry of Tourism

Tradimex B/O Mair Marcel Danon

Jerusalem Foundation, UK

Gass Fund, Edna & Oscar

LKC Foundation

National Insurance Institute

Anonymous Family Charitable Settlement

Weinstein, Linda and Michael

Gittelson, Arnold

Loeb Foundation, John L. & Frances

World Zionist Organization

Amberstone Trust

Wingate, Harold Hyam Foundation


Gladstone, Yankele

Lovell Family Ltd

Atkin, Celia

Yad Avi Hayishuv

Globe, Anna

Mailman Foundation

Anne Frank Fonds (AFF)

Berlin Charitable Trust


Anonymous donors

Bloom, Anthony

Goldie Anna Charitable Trust

Mandel Family Foundation, Morton and Barbara

Associazione Italiana Jerusalem Foundation - Onlus

Anonymous (in memory of Jacques Berlowitz)

Duffield, Dame Viven, DBE Through The Clore Israel Foundation Corman, Ruth and Charles Charitable Trust

Anonymous via Josef Bollag

Bonds Israel


Monique Bär

Cheshin, Ruth and Mishael

Dan David Foundation

Beneficentia Stiftung

Cohen, Daniella

Finzi Aldo

Chana Berlowitz und Familie

Elcalil Ltd.

Haggiag Mirella, Michael, Jacopo & Simone

René und Susanne Braginsky Stiftung Dr. Silvain Brunschwig-Stiftung

Gilat, Bareket and Co

Orvieto Shulamith

Tony Caldi

Greenberg, Abraham

Petteni Haggiag Mirella And Vassalli Laura

Dear Foundation

Israel Chemicals Ltd.

RJM Charity Trust

Edelstein Estate



Heth, Meir



Kravis, Henry

Provincia Di Roma


Regione Lombardia

Kafot Dates Ltd

Tagliacozzo Armando

Kalmas, Richard

Venturini Fendi Maria Teresa

Dr. Emile Dreyfus-Stiftung Paul und Renée Eisen-Picard Stiftung Daniel Gablinger Stiftung Dr. Georg und Josi Guggenheim-Stiftung Gerda Herz Hippocrate Stiftung

Marsel Courts Ltd

Adolf und Mary Mil-Stiftung



Melisron Ltd

Help The Jews Home Organ.

Stiftung Roldenfund

Osias, Barbara Miriam

Marta Line Vorland

Jizchak und Denise Schächter-Stiftung

Ursula Roessel und Dr. Ernst Sennhenn

Dent Charitable Trust Djanogly, Sir Harry Eranda Foundation Eventhall Family Charitable Trust Ferster, Jonathan Joseph, J.E. Charitable Fund Kennon Management Capital Ltd. Knaster, Alex Leaver, Brian Leigh, Morris Foundation Lewis Family Charitable Trust Lyons, Malcolm M and C Trust Manchester JIA Group Margulies, Stella and Alexander Charitable Trust

Goldman Fund, Richard and Rhoda

Achtentuch Philanthropic Fund, Herbert and Marion

Goldman, Neal

Ackman, William (Pershing Square)

Goodman, Leonard

Alpert Foundation, Herb

Gottesman, Robert and Trudy


Grass Foundation, Alexander

Associated/Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore

Green, Thomas

Barnett, Ellen

Hassenfeld Foundation

Berg, Mark and Fran Lewy

Hevrony, Nathan

Berrie Foundation, Russell

Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles

Pomrenze, Jay

Jewish Federation of Central New Jersey

Price, Robert and Allison

Bialkin Family Fdn Blaustein Fund (Jacob & Hilda) Bottoms, David N. Jr. Bronfman, Charles R. BTIG, LLC Clark, Aaron Cohen, Victor

Goldrich Family Foundation

Haar, Professor Charles

Jewish National Fund Kaplan Foundation, Lillian Jean Kauffmann Foundation, Fritz and Adelaide

Markovitz , Michael and Ling Mirvis, Theodore Model Foundation, Leo Naggar, Albert Nash Family Foundation Nolan, Joe Ostrovsky Family Fund Palevsky1993 Revocable Trust, Max Paley Foundation, William Pastor, Rafael Price Family Rapoport Foundation, Bernard and Audre Recanati, David Reicher, Craig

Rosenzweig Coopersmith Foundation Rudin, Jack Saunders, Donald L Schapiro, Charles Schneider Foundation, Helen & Irving Schocken Foundation Shapiro-Silverberg Foundation Sillins Family Foundation, Robert Smart Family Foundation, Inc. Sotheby's Spiegel Estate, Sam Spiegel Family Foundation, Thomas Stein Foundation, Bessie & Louis Steinhardt, Judy and Michael Steyer, Helen & Stanley Swartz, Jeffrey Swieca Family Foundation


Tannenbaum, Jeffrey Taylor, Irving Tisch Foundation, Alice M. & Thomas J. Tisch, Laurie M. Travel Leaders Franchise Group UJA/New York Jewish Federation Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz Wagman Foundation, Nancy Walton Avenue Foundation-Harvey Furgatch Wander, Herbert Weinberg Foundation, Harry & Jeanette Weisberg Family Foundation, Arthur and Joan Wertheimer Foundation, Pierre J Wilf Family Foundation

Rennert, Ira Leon

Winnick Family Foundation

Cowan, Irving

Klitsner-Wolff-Shapiro Donor Advised Fund

Revson Foundation, Charles H.

Wishnick Foundation, William

Crown Family

Knapp Foudation, B and R

Ridgefield Foundation

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Margalit, Yanki

Corren, Asher


Righteous Persons Foundation

The Jerusalem Foundation

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Gudzowaty, Aleksander

Ben Zvi, Gidon

Federmann Enterprises Ltd

The Jerusalem Foundation

Ruth und Paul Wallach Stiftung

Yaniv, Keren and Oded


Bank of Jerusalem

de Rothschild, Robert

Rifkind, Robert & Richard



Naggar, Guy and Marion

Kraft Family Foundation, Robert and Myra


Bank Hapoalim

Cummings Foundation, Nathan


ISRAEL - Private Donors

Michaels Charitable Trust

Walter Strauss


Zeit-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius

Christenen Voor Israel

Alfred und Ilse Stammer-Mayer Stiftung


Familie Wagner

Teva Pharmaceutical




VARTA Microbattery GmbH

Passal Daniela-Estate

Legacies and Estates Eliezer & Lucie Behar Estate

Greta Goodman Estate

Selma Pilavin Robinson Estate


Arnold Bernhard Estate

Gottlieb Hammer Estate

Margaret Richner


Leonard Bernstein Estate

Walter Hesselbach Fonds

Elfriede Kaethe Ritter


Nahum Bernstein Trust

Ibrahimzadeh Estate

Ralph Robbins Estate


Herta Berthold Estate

Augusta Kaye Estate

Arthur Rubinstein Estate


Anna Blauner Estate

Miss Kate Kemper Estate

Rubenstein Estate


Dr. Hanna Bogucka

William Kauders

Norma Tasman

Ann Bregman Estate

Neomi (Monika) Kinzig

Minnie Sasserath Estate

Ernest Bretter Estate

Krzepicki Estate

I. Meir Segals Estate

Carolito Foundation

Alice Lazoff Estate

Irene Sela

Clark Estate

Norman M. Leff Fdn. Inc. Estate

Isidore & Helena Seibald Estate

Albert Cuenca

Legacy Heritage Fund Ltd.

Reuben Shane Estate

Jacob Davies Estate

Leir Estate

Esther Share Estate

Marthe Deloire

Martha J. Loewenstein

Ruth Silberberg Estate

Mrs. De Stoutz Estate

Egon and Anna Libsch Foundation

Ida Silverman Estate

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Louis Edelstein Estate

Gustave Levy Estate

John H. Slade Estate

Katherine Falk Estate

Simone Mallah Estate

Spector Family Estate

Mina Finkelstein Estate

Joseph M. Mazer Estate

Sam Spiegel Estate

Augusta Fostel Estate

Lawrence Meinwald Estate

Amalia Spiegelman Estate

Rachel Fridman Estate

Alice Menkes

Tasman Estate, Norma L

Phyllis Frey Estate

Henry Montor Estate

Dr. Jürgen Thomas

Nathane Fuller

Susan Myerson Estate

De Vorreuter Kusiel Estate

Nathan Galston Estate

Daniela Gechman Passal Estate

Robert H. Weill

Rose Garfin Estate

Lillian Pavloff Estate

Alice Weiss Estate

Dena Geschwind Estate

Abraham Pekarsky Estate

Golden Era

Fanny Penn Estate


Art in the Silwan


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Jacob Perlow Estate

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David Goldman Endowment

Legacies and Estates

Asher Bar Estate

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Gifts to the Jerusalem Foundation for all Time…

Board of Trustees - Israel Teddy Kollek (Deceased)

Ronit Abramson Zvi Agmon Yoram Belizovsky Tamar Ben-David David Brodet Ruth Cheshin Ruth Diskin Alan Hassenfeld Stuart Hershkowitz Prof. Meir Heth Gary Leibler Sallai Meridor Harry Sapir Dr. Yoni Shimshoni Dan Suesskind Yossi Vardi Moshe Vidman

Yaron Angel Avraham Asheri Tamara Barnea Shlomo Belkind George Birenbaum Amnon Eisenberg Dr. Moshe Eliash Michael Federmann Prof. Ruth Gavison Ralph Goldman Ruth Gorenstein David Hacohen Nechama Hillman Richard Hirsch Ya'acov Hirsch Julia Koschitzky Amos Mar-Haim Lewis G. Mitz Raphael Molcho Shlomit Molho Jacob Ner-David Doron Rechlevsky Yaron Sadan George Saman Micha Shagrir Imad Telhami Ran Tuttnauer Prof. Menachem Ya'ari


Mayor Nir Barkat International Chairman:

Sallai Meridor Chairman of the Board of Directors:

David Brodet President Emeritus and Co-founder

Ruth Cheshin President:

Mark Sofer General Director:

Daniel Mimran Vice President:

Alan Freeman Legal Advisor:

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Hedva Foguel Chief Financial Officer:

David Kindler Director of Overseas Development and Coordination:

Nomi Yeshua Director of Projects:

Nadim Sheiban Director of Arts and Culture:

Eyal Sher Director of Construction and Planning:

Haim Barimboim


Daniel Crown Lester Crown

The Jerusalem Foundation, Inc. (USA) 420 Lexington Avenue, Suite 1645 New York, NY 10170 USA Tel: 212-697-4188 Fax: 212-697-4022 [email protected]

Neal Goldman Linda Jesselson Jordan Kassalow Robert Kraft Nathan Leight Isidore Mayrock Theodore Mirvis

AUSTRIA The Jerusalem Foundation (Österreich) Maria-Theresienstrasse 9/5 a A-1090 Wien Austria Tel: 43-664-9112-286 Fax: 43-1-9124-3864 [email protected]


Allen Model

Alan G. Hassenfeld

Ambassador Lyndon Olson, Jr.


Bernard M. Plum

Ambassador Dr. Peter Jankowitsch,

Bernard Rapoport

Federal Minister, ret.

David Recanati

Vice Presidents:

Vice Chairman: Kenneth J. Bialkin International President:

Craig Reicher

Mark Sofer

John Shapiro


Herbert Wander

Stephen R. Reiner

Leonard A. Wilf

Founding Chairman:

Director Emeritus

Nahum Bernstein (deceased)

Honorable John C. Whitehead,

Honorary Chairmen:

Executive Director:

Alvin Einbender

Moshe Fogel

Ambassador Max M. Kampelman

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International Chairman:

National Director:

Sallai Meridor

James Gurland, J.D.

Founding Secretary/Treasurer: Harvey Rothenberg General Counsel: Steven Scheinfeld

[email protected]

KR Dr. Klaus Liebscher


Dipl.-Ing. Rudolf Schicker Dr. Rudolf Scholten, Federal Minister, ret. Prof. Peter Weiser Treasurer: KR Adolf Wala Secretary: Dr. Peter Pöch Members: Dr. Daniel Charim Prof. Dr. Raoul Kneucker Dr. Emil Mezgolits

U.S. Desk Head in Jerusalem:

Mag. Thomas Moskovics

Alan Freeman

Günter Rhomberg

[email protected]

Dr. Ludwig Scharinger H.E. Cardinal Dr. Christoph Schönborn


Dr. Walter Schwimmer

The Jerusalem Foundation

Isaac Appelbaum

KR Rudolfine Steindling

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David N. Bottoms, Jr.

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Board of Directors:


Founder: Honorary Chairman:


Leadership Worldwide

General Secretary: Mag. Philippe-Giuseppe Kupfer [email protected] Senior Advisor to the President and Desk Head for German Speaking Countries in Jerusalem: Irène Pollak-Rein

CANADA Jerusalem Foundation of Canada National Office: The Jerusalem Foundation of Canada 2 Place Alexis Nihon, Suite 1040 Montreal, Quebec H3Z 3C1 Tel: (514) 484-1289 Fax: (514) 482-9640 [email protected] Toronto Office: The Jerusalem Foundation of Canada 1041 Avenue Road, Suite 207

Ian Leventhal Canadian Desk Head in Jerusalem and Special Projects



Steve M. Solomon [email protected]

Dr. Henning von Boehmer

David M. Golden

Tel: (416) 635-5491 Fax: (416) 635-1979 [email protected] Immediate Past President: Julia Koschitzky

Dr. Naomi Azrieli Claude Bédard Lorri Kushnir Todd Sone Members of the Board: Beverley Abramson Aldo Bensadoun David Berger Harry J. F. Bloomfield, Q.C. Ariela Cotler Rena Godfrey Gary Grundman Dr. Sara Horowitz David Lyons Connie Putterman Evelyn Bloomfield Schachter Dr. Ayal Schaffer Shoel Silver Honorary Board Members: Charles Coffey, O.C.


National Director:

Lewis R. Mitz

Monica E. Berger

Honorary Presidents: David J. Azrieli, CM., C.Q., M. Arch Manuel G. Batshaw, C.M., C.Q. Charles R. Bronfman, P.C., C.C., L.L.D.


Volker Bouffier, Prime Minister of Hesse

The Jerusalem Foundation 11 Rivka Street

Ruth Cheshin

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Rudolf Dreßler, Ambassador, ret.

Jerusalem Foundation 91101 ISRAEL Tel: + 972-2-675-1766

Frieder Burda Albert Darboven Hans Eichel, Federal Minister, ret. Dr. jur. Manfred Gentz Dr. h.c. Johannes Gerster


Monika Schoeller-von Holtzbrinck

Associazione Italiana Jerusalem Foundation – ONLUS Via Francesco Siacci, 6 00197 Roma Italy

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Bernhard Servatius Regine Sixt, Honorary Consul of Barbados Dr. h.c. Friede Springer Dr. h.c. Peer Steinbrück, Prime Minister of North Rhine Westphalia, ret., Federal Minister, ret. Dr. Edmund Stoiber, Prime Minister of Bavaria, ret. Prof. Dr. Rita Süßmuth, President of the Bundestag, ret. Dr. h.c. Erwin Teufel, Prime Minister of Baden-Wuerttemberg, ret.

Tel: 39-06-80665339 Fax: 39-06-8081983 [email protected] Chairman: Mirella Petteni Haggiag Vice-Chairman: Maria Teresa Venturini Fendi

Stanislaw Tillich, Prime Minister of the Free State of Saxony


Dr. Lothar Ulsamer

Odette Chertok

Dr. jur. Stephan J. Holthoff-Pförtner, Honorary General Consul of Thailand

Claudia Dwek

Evy Cohen

Dr. Michael J. Inacker

Ulla Unseld-Berkéwicz

Ginevra Elkann Gaetani

Nelly Hansson

Roland Koch, Prime Minister of Hesse, ret.

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Vogel, Prime Minister of Rhineland - Palatinate, ret.

Anna Fendi

Fax: +972-2-565-1008 Executive Committee:

Marina Nahmias Special Advisor in France: Nathalie Biderman

Dr. Niels Hansen, Ambassador, ret.

Peter Lagemann Prof. Drs. Manfred Lahnstein, Federal Minister, ret. Dr. h.c. Georg Leber, Federal Minister, ret.

GERMANY Jerusalem Foundation Deutschland e.V. Martin-Buber-Str. 12 D-14163 Berlin Germany Tel: 49-30-8090-7028 Fax: 49-30-8090-7031

Dieter Weiland Hans Wertz Dr. Theo Zwanziger, President of the German Football Association, ret. Executive Director:

Claudia De Benedetti

Giuliano Foglia Micaela Goren Monti Gianpaolo e Rossana Letta Tamar Millo Shulamit Orvieto

Prof. Dr.-Ing. E.h. Berthold Leibinger

Hildegard Radhauer

Dr. phil. Nicola Leibinger-Kammüller

[email protected]

Prof. Dr. Jutta Limbach, President of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany, ret.

Senior Advisor to the President and Desk Head for German-Speaking Countries in Jerusalem:

Ermanno Tedeschi

Stefan Mappus, Prime Minister of BadenWuerttemberg, ret.

Irène Pollak-Rein

Italian Desk Head in Jerusalem:

[email protected]

Tamar Millo [email protected]

Reinhard Meier, Advocat

First Chairman: Dr. Jürgen Rüttgers, Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia, ret.

Liz Mohn

National Director Germany:

Günther Oettinger, European Commissioner for Energy, Prime Minister of Baden-Wuerttemberg, ret.

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Second Chairman: Matthias Platzeck, Prime Minister of Brandenburg

Dr. jur. Dr.-Ing. E.h. Heinrich von Pierer Prof. Dr. h.c. Manfred Rommel, Lord Mayor, ret.

Gabriele Appel


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Jochen Borchert, Federal Minister, ret. Gerd von Brandenstein

Treasurer: Arthur B. C. Drache, C.M., Q.C.

Brigitte Blumenfeld

Prof. Dr. Annette Schavan, Federal Minister

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AAFJ – Genève Association des Ami(e)s de la Fondation de Jérusalem

The United Kingdom

Executive Board:

Administered by Prism the Gift Fund

Me Henri Rossetti Mr. Maudet Henri, Secretary Mr. Adler Philip, Treasurer Me Rudermann Michaël Mme Chocron Sandra, Vice President

Member of the Council of States

French Speaking Desk:

Prof. Dr. Felix Gutzwiller

Mme Nurit Braun [email protected]

Vice President:

Treasurer: Ralph M. Dessauer

20 Gloucester Place W1U 8HA London UK Tel: 44-020-7009-9649 Chairman: Peter Halban Founder: Leslie Paisner (deceased) Chairman Emeritus:

Erika Gideon-Wyler



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SPAIN The Jerusalem Foundation Spain

Treasurer: Peter Sheldon OBE

Montalbán 9, Bajo izq.


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Howard Leigh


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Senior Advisor to the President and Desk Head in Jerusalem:

Mak Sofer

Arie Zehavi

Lord Woolf

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