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Department of State

New Jersey-Israel Commission

The Hon. Tahesha Way, Secretary of State
New Jersey-Israel Commission

Commission Members

The mission of the New Jersey-Israel Commission is to foster economic, scientific, educational and cultural ties with the State of Israel, one of New Jersey's most important trading partners.

Co-Chairs
Karin Elkis
Mark Levenson

Senate Representatives
The Honorable Robert W. Singer
The Honorable Thomas H. Kean Jr.
The Honorable Loretta Weinberg
The Honorable James Beach

Assembly Representatives
The Honorable Jon M. Bramnick
The Honorable John DiMaio
The Honorable Gary S. Schaer
The Honorable Valerie Vainieri Huttle


Public Members & Members by Committee

Business and Trade
Mr. Michael Feldstein, Chair
Mr. Yoram Behiri
Ms. Sarah Biser
Ambassador Dani Dayan
Mr. Yoram Elgrabli
Hon. Phil Goldfeder
Mr. Abe Halberstam
Mr. Nathan Herzog
Mr. Howard Joffe
Mr. Elias Mattar
Prof. Gary Minkoff
Ambassador Michael Oren
Mr. Pinakin Pathak
Mr. Yuri Piltser
Deputy Mayor Jason Ravitz
Ms. Lori Sackler
Assemblyman Gary S. Schaer
Mr. Joe Shamie
Ms. Tal Shuster
Senator Robert W. Singer
Mr. Daniel Straus
Ms. Debra Tantleff
Mayor Michael Wildes
Mr. Jerold Zaro
Mr. Ralph Zucker

 

Culture and Community Engagement
Ms. Allison Nagelberg, Chair
Ms. Miri Ben-Ari
Rabbi Yosef Carlebach
Rabbi Menachem Carlebach
Mr. Michael Cohen
Ms. Leslie Dannin Rosenthal
Ms. Betsy Fischer
Mr. Andrew Getraer
Mr. Steven Goldstein
Ms. Archie Gottesman
Ms. Marlene Herman
Rabbi David-Seth Kirshner
Rabbi Aaron Kotler
Mr. Lawrence Lerner
Mr. Alex Rosemberg
Mr. Jason Shames
Ms. Sarri Singer
Ms. Karen Small
Ms. Ariella Steinreich
Mr. Jacob Toporek
Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle
Senator Loretta Weinberg
Ms. Audrey Wilf
Mrs. Sharon Levine Corzine

 

Education
Dr. Margaret McMenamin, Chair
Ms. Lori Klinghoffer, Vice-Chair
Senator James Beach
Ms. Shari Blecher
Assemblyman John DiMaio
Dr. Vivian Fuhrman
Ms. Paula Gold
Ms. Sheri Goldberg
Prof. Janice Harrington Knopf
Hon. Herbert Klein
Council President Ora Kornbluth
Ambassador Daniel Kurtzer
Ms. Harriet Sepinwall
Mr. Calvin Souder

 

Technology, Innovation, and Science
Dr. Ravit Barkama, Chair
Dr. Bob Benedon
Ms. Angelica Berrie
Mr. Bruce Brafman
Assemblyman Jon M. Bramnick
Mr. John Frankel
Mr. Jonathan Frenkel
Dr. Craig Gotsman
Ms. Laura Herschlag
Senator Thomas H. Kean Jr.
Ms. Wendy Lazarus
Mr. Ari Rabban
Mr. Norman Rokeach
Mr. Leon Sokol
Mr. Ido Zairi

 

Executive
Karin Elkis, Co-Chair
Mark Levenson, Co-Chair
Ms. Ginger Gold Schnitzer
Mr. Michael Pock
Mr. Harry Silver
Mr. Roy Tanzman
County Commissioner Tracy Zur

 


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