10 new Commission Members have been appointed reflecting the importance of the New Jersey-Israel relationship
New Data Shows Annual New Jersey-Israel Trade Valued at $1.72 Billion with Continued Strong Growth in Job Creation and Foreign Direct Investment Ahead of Israel’s 75th Anniversary
Choose New Jersey Opens Office In Israel, Strengthening Economic Relations In The Middle East
Following the devastating earthquake in Türkiye and Syria, the New Jersey-Israel Commission applauds its members for donating emergency food relief to support Turkish victims in their time of need.
Led by Grammy Winner and Commission Member Miri Ben-Ari, alongside gospel performer Derrick Starks, the concert united religious, government, and community leaders for a special night celebrating the shared fellowship of Black, Jewish, Israeli and Christian communities.
The video, which highlights New Jersey-Israel relations and state tourism, is narrated by Secretary of State Tahesha Way and available on the Boeing 787 “Dreamliner” fleet of Israel’s national airline, EL AL
In honor of Black History Month, the New Jersey-Israel Commission brings a special production by Grammy Award Winner Miri Ben-Ari in collaboration with Derrick Starks
During a visit to Israel, East Brunswick Mayor Brad Cohen signed a new sister city agreement with Yavne around economic development, education and cultural partnerships following ongoing engagement from the New Jersey-Israel Commission
The two municipalities will cooperate on economic partnership between relevant industries, urban planning, diversity and inclusion and workforce development.
The New Jersey-Israel Commission commends Unilever, with its United States headquarters in New Jersey, for reaching an agreement to allow Ben & Jerry’s products to be sold again in Israel and the West Bank.
The meeting was held during Minister Razvozov’s first official visit to the United States and paves the way for more tourism opportunities to grow the already strong New Jersey-Israel tourism market.
The highly celebrated Israeli soccer team played competitive games, including with Major League Soccer, in a visit co-hosted with St. Benedict’s Preparatory School to promote diversity and inclusion
The new webpage and contact form will allow Israel-related businesses to better engage with New Jersey and connect our innovation ecosystems
In Partnership with MILE Ventures, the Climate180 Turning Point Summit Brought Together Top Israeli Innovators and New Jersey Leaders to Address the Urgent Climate Crisis
Five legislators have joined the Commission with three reappointments
The New Jersey-Israel Commission is deeply troubled by reported incidents at Rutgers University-New Brunswick that demonstrate harassment towards Jewish students based on perceived support for Israel.
Annual report of the New Jersey-Israel Commission including its findings, recommendations and plans
New Data Shows Annual New Jersey-Israel Trade Valued at $1.55B; Strong Growth Despite Global Economic Turbulence
Israel’s Minister of Agriculture Oded Forer Visited AeroFarms’ headquarters in Newark with New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher to Learn about Vertical Farming and Explore Agricultural Technology Cooperation
Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla and the City of Hoboken will launch a new 1-year program with Tomorrow.io, a state-of-the-art Weather and Climate Security Platform that will enable the City to better predict, prepare for, and respond to future storm events.
The delegation participated in roundtable discussions and delivered partnerships that help advance business, cultural and academic opportunities
The Letter of Intent (LOI) signed during economic mission trip will strengthen New Jersey-Israel relationship by advancing innovation, workforce development and international education between the Port of Ashdod and the NJCU community
Israel’s Largest Medical Center Announces it will Open an Innovation Facility in Jersey City Focused on the Future of Patient Care
In recognition of the one year anniversary of the Abraham Accords, the New Jersey-Israel Commission joins all those celebrating this milestone of the agreement, initially signed by the United States, the State of Israel, and the United Arab Emirates.
Closter, N.J. Based Company will Partner with YonaLink in Jerusalem to Develop a New System for Clinical Trials
Upon the formation of the 36th Government of the State of Israel, the New Jersey-Israel Commission sends its congratulations to Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, Alternate Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, and the new members of the Israeli Cabinet.
New Jersey's population is about nine million, and, due to its similarity in size, is often used as a comparison point for Israel's geographic size.
New Data Shows Annual New Jersey-Israel Trade Valued at $1.33B and Economic Stability Despite a Turbulent Year
77 Members Appointed on 73rd Israeli Independence Day
Egg Harbor Twp., NJ (March 31, 2021) – A demonstration of visionary technology designed to reduce the health risks of airline passengers and increase the safety of air travel during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond are being demonstrated in New Jersey, March 30-April 1, 2021.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, President Daniel Chamovitz of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and President Joel S. Bloom of New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) have unveiled a partnership that will create a world-class Institute for Future Technologies in New Jersey.
More than 300 participants from the USA and Israel participated in a webinar last week on the challenges and parallels of housing affordability issues of the two countries.
(Newark, New Jersey) – The Rutgers Center for Real Estate, the Alrov Institute for Real Estate Research at the Coller School of Management, Tel Aviv University, and the New Jersey-Israel Commission hosted a conference on ”PROMOTING HOUSING AFFORDABILITY AND SUSTAINABLE RENTAL HOUSING MARKETS: NEW JERSEY AND ISRAEL PERSPECTIVES” to an international audience of more than 300 participants.
Choose New Jersey highlights continued success of its February 2020 Economic Mission Trip to Israel as one-year anniversary approaches
(Newark, New Jersey) – Choose New Jersey, New Jersey’s leading economic development organization, is pleased to announce, in partnership with the New Jersey-Israel Commission, a collaboration between Tnuva, one of the world’s largest food manufacturers and a global supplier of kosher products, and the Food Innovation Center at Rutgers University. The food innovation collaboration underscores the success of Choose New Jersey’s economic mission trip to Israel in February 2020 nearly one year later.
State Tourism Website Conveys Messages from New Jerseyans and Visitors to the Sacred Site in Israel, Connecting Hearts and Minds Across the Miles During the Pandemics
TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Division of Travel and Tourism (NJTT), in partnership with the New Jersey-Israel Commission and Israel Ministry of Tourism, has today launched a digital portal on VisitNJ.org that enables New Jersey residents and visitors the opportunity to virtually participate in the tradition of leaving prayerful notes at the famed Western Wall—electronically and without the need of a passport.
The State of New Jersey recently invested $20 million in Israel bonds. This investment is part of their longstanding partnership between New Jersey and Israel.
A historic meeting between New Jersey legislators and Israeli Members of the Knesset (Parliament) was held today virtually. The meeting's goal was to exchange best practices, experiences, and ideas for economic recovery from COVID-19 as well as establish a working relationship between the legislatures.
Discussion Centered on COVID-19 Research, Response and Lessons
PISCATAWAY, NJ – Leading experts at Rutgers and Tel Aviv Universities hosted a symposium centered on the coronavirus pandemic and the research, response and lessons learned through the COVID-19 outbreak in the sister states of New Jersey and Israel. The virtual event was the first in a monthly series of joint scientific symposia and a broader research-based collaboration between the two universities.
October 13, 2020
Pursuant to, N.J.S.A. 52:16A-105, the Speaker of the General Assembly is entitled to
recommend members of the General Assembly to this Commission and has done so as follows:
Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle, 37th Legislative District (Re-Appointment)
Assemblyman Gary S. Schaer, 36th Legislative District (Re-Appointment)
Assemblyman Jon Bramnick, 21st Legislative District (Re-Appointment)
Assemblyman John DiMaio, 23rd Legislative District (Filling Vacancy
A milestone was reached in the New Jersey-Israel Innovation Partnership Initiative the State initiated in 2018 with the State of Israel. During his visit to Israel that year, Governor Murphy facilitated an MOU between the NJ Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) and the Israel Innovation Authority (IIA). That program was designed to identify and pair NJ and Israeli companies who wished to conduct research and development projects together. Funding was to be allocated from the IIA to support their efforts and the program was advertised both in Israel and NJ.
A new Call for Proposals has been issued by the IIA that will seek to partner Israeli companies with the selected projects of the two New Jersey companies that have entered into the second phase of the program.
Encourages Research Collaboration Between New Jersey and Israel
Newly Released New Jersey Trade Data on Israel’s 72nd Independence Day Show Significant Economic Improvements with Israel
The advertising slogan once used by the state of New Jersey’s Department of Tourism, “New Jersey and You Perfect Together,” is being revived, only this time it applies to the growing business and technology relationship between New Jersey and Israel.
New Jersey business delegation returned to Israel to strengthen existing economic ties, cultivate further investment opportunities in New Jersey, deepen cultural symmetry between United States and Israel
(Newark, New Jersey) – Choose New Jersey’s second economic mission trip to Israel delivered significant gains and built upon progress from Governor Murphy’s October 2018 trip – strengthening economic ties, cultivating further investment opportunities in New Jersey, and deepening cultural connections between New Jersey and Israel. The trip, February 10 to 13, included visits to Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, meeting with various industry leaders and entrepreneurs seeking growth opportunities in New Jersey.
Faculty Fellowship Program links scholars from diverse backgrounds with Israeli counterparts at major institutions
(Tel Aviv, Israel) – Choose New Jersey along with New Jersey-Israel Commission (NJIC) and Jewish National Fund-USA (JNF) celebrated the winners of the JNF Summer 2020 Faculty Fellowship Program. The Faculty Fellowship Program awarded 11 professors from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Rowan University and Rutgers University.
At ceremony in Jerusalem, Jerusalem Development Authority and New Jersey – Israel Commission agree to cooperate around business development and technological collaboration across various sectors of industries
(Jerusalem, Israel) – Choose New Jersey, in partnership with the New Jersey – Israel Commission, announced a bilateral business cooperation with the Jerusalem Development Authority (JDA) at a ceremony in Jerusalem on Thursday, February 13, 2020. The cooperation is aimed at establishing business development and technological collaboration across various sectors of industries.
Ceremony at NJ TRANSIT’s Secaucus Junction Raises Awareness of Holocaust amid Rising Antisemitism
Yesterday, January 27, 2020, New Jersey Secretary of State Tahesha Way, on behalf of the State of New Jersey, attended the official United Nations ceremony marking 75 years since the liberation of the notorious Auschwitz Birkenau Nazi German concentration and extermination camp on International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Last week, New Jersey Secretary of State Tahesha Way visited Israel with a delegation of 10 other Secretaries of State from across the United States, as part of American Jewish Committee’s Project Interchange.
The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) today issued a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) for New Jersey-based companies interested in participating in the New Jersey-Israel Innovation Partnership Initiative.
Read the NJEDA September 6, 2019 Press Release
The New Jersey-Israel Commission was established in 1989 to implement the goals of the Sister State Agreement - to promote the development of trade, culture and educational exchanges; encourage the development of capital investment and joint business ventures; and foster a spirit of cooperation between the citizens of the State of Israel and the State of New Jersey.