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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
Senator James Beach
Senator Linda R. Greenstein
Senator Robert W. Singer
Senator Michael L. Testa Jr.

Assembly Representatives
Assemblywoman Pamela R. Lampitt
Assemblywoman Beth Sawyer
Assemblyman Gary S. Schaer
Assemblyman Edward “Ned” Thomson


Public Members & Members by Committee

Business and Trade
Michael Feldstein, Chair
Tal Shuster, Vice-Chair
Mr. Yoram Behiri
Ms. Sarah Biser
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
Mr. Michael Pock
Deputy Mayor Jason Ravitz
Ms. Lori Sackler
Mr. Joe Shamie
Ms. Tal Shuster
Mr. Daniel Straus
Mayor Michael Wildes
Mr. Jerold Zaro
Mr. Ralph Zucker

 

Culture and Community Engagement
Allison Nagelberg, Chair
Michael Cohen, Vice-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. Roy Tanzman
Mr. Jacob Toporek
Ms. Audrey Wilf
Mrs. Sharon Levine Corzine

 

Education
Prof. Gary Minkoff, Chair
Calvin Souder, Vice-Chair
Senator James Beach
Ms. Shari Blecher
Dr. Vivian Fuhrman
Ms. Sheri Goldberg
Prof. Janice Harrington Knopf
Hon. Herbert Klein
Council President Ora Kornbluth
Ambassador Daniel Kurtzer
Ms. Ginger Gold Schnitzer
Dr. Harriet Sepinwall
Mr. Harry Silver
Mr. Calvin Souder
Ms. Debra Tantleff

 

Technology, Innovation, and Science
Ido Zairi, Chair
Wendy Lazarus, Vice-Chair
Dr. Bob Benedon
Ms. Angelica Berrie
Mr. Bruce Brafman
Mr. John Frankel
Mr. Jonathan Frenkel
Dr. Craig Gotsman
Ms. Laura Herschlag
Ms. Wendy Lazarus
Mr. Ari Rabban
Mr. Norman Rokeach
Mr. Ido Zairi
County Commissioner Tracy Zur

 

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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