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Department of State

New Jersey-Israel Commission

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

Commission Priorities

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.

The New Jersey – Israel Commission’s mission is to foster economic, scientific, educational and cultural ties with the State of Israel, one of New Jersey’s most important trading partners. The Governor appoints the public members of the Commission, which has five committees that focus on key areas of interest to achieve its objectives.

 

Business and Trade

New Jersey and Israel share a critical economic and business relationship. The Commission identifies opportunities for increased economic development between New Jersey and Israel, including joint business ventures, business attraction, and capital investment.

 

Education

The Commission facilitates supports and encourages bilateral higher educational relations, collaborative research opportunities, and building strong partnerships between leading academic institutions in New Jersey and Israel from student engagement to commercialization of technologies.

 

Culture and Community Engagement

The promotion of cultural programs and people to people interactions between New Jersey and Israel is a priority of the Commission. This includes building awareness and promoting diversity between communities in both states.

 

Technology, Innovation, and Science

Connecting New Jersey and Israel’s high tech and scientific communities is of high priority. The Commission is focused on encouraging partnerships, programs, and economic opportunities that strengthen this essential bridge.

 

Executive

The Commission maintains a steering committee with a special focus on participation for official Commission business.

 


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