Our Executive Director Alan Klugman and Executive Committee Board Member, Overseas and National Panel Chair, and Past President Deborah Minkoff (pictured above with President Herzog) joined thirty Federation lay and professional leaders from over twenty different communities this week on a special, twenty-four-hour fly-in to Jerusalem to meet with Israel’s political, civic, and business leaders about the advancing legislation in the Knesset that would change the relationship between Israel’s legislative and executive branches on the one hand and their relationship with the independent judiciary on the other. The delegation met with Israel’s most senior leaders, including President Isaac Herzog and Opposition Leader Yair Lapid, as well as with ministers and Members of Knesset who are at the center of the negotiations and debates. At the conclusion of the fly-in, the delegation participants issued a joint statement.
March 15, 2023: Joint Statement from Jewish Federation Leaders
March 17, 2023: Letter About the Fly-In from Jewish Federations of North America Board of Trustees Chair Julie Platt and President & CEO Eric Fingerhut