JNF-USA Hosts Elegant Soiree to Welcome New Consul General of Israel to New York
JNF-USA CEO Russell F. Robinson; Israeli Consul General Asaf Zamir; Mayor of Arad, Nisan Ben-Hamo; JNF-USA Chairperson of the Board Jeffrey E. Levine
NEW YORK, N.Y., November 4, 2021 — On Thursday, October 28, 2021, Jewish National Fund-USA (JNF-USA) hosted an intimate cocktail reception for close to 100 major donors from the Tri-state region to welcome Ambassador Asaf Zamir into his new role as Consul General of Israel to New York. Zamir began working as the Consul General in mid-October and will be providing support for several other states, including New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Delaware.
JNF-USA New York Board Member, Louis Galpern, Consul General of Israel in New York Asaf Zamir; Eva Galpern
JNF-USA’s IsraelCast host, Steven Shalowitz, sat down with Ambassador Zamir for a live Q&A at the Ronald S. Lauder JNF House in Manhattan to learn more about his background, what he hopes to accomplish, and his message for the American-Jewish community of “cheerleaders” for the land and people of Israel. Click here to view the recording.
Russell F. Robinson, Ben Gutmann, Susan Gutmann, Susan Chaddick, Consul General Asaf Zamir, Jeffrey E. Levine, Robert Weiss
“It is such a privilege to work with JNF-USA once again,” said Ambassador Zamir. “As a former minister of tourism, I witnessed the dedication and contribution of JNF-USA to assure a strong future for Israel, with many amazing projects that directly impact our nation. We, as a consulate and as representatives of the State of Israel, thank you for pursuing this mission uncompromisingly also here in the United States.”
JNF-USA Chairperson of the Board, Jeffrey E. Levine, Nisan Ben-Hamo, Mayor of Arad and Michael Kessler, National VP of Education
Prior to his role as Consul General, Ambassador Zamir served as the Deputy Mayor of the Tel Aviv City Council where he promoted and implemented many programs, including those related to affordable housing, public transportation, education equality, civil rights for minorities and the refugee community, as well as being an advocate for the LGBTQ+ community in Tel Aviv/Yafo.
JNF-USA CEO Russell F. Robinson, Central New Jersey President Alyssa Russo, Orazio Russo
In May 2020, with the formation of the national unity government, Zamir was appointed Minister of Tourism. Later that year, he resigned and in 2021, new Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, appointed Ambassador Zamir as Israel’s Consul General to New York.
Consul General of Israel in New York Asaf Zamir and JNF-USA CEO Russell F. Robinson
Questions? Contact Michael Feinman, JNF-USA Executive Director, Tri State at firstname.lastname@example.org or Noy Assraf, Director of Strategic Communications, Consulate General of Israel in New York at email@example.com.
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About Jewish National Fund-USA
JNF-USA is the leading philanthropic organization for Israel that supports critical environmental and nation building activities in Israel’s north and south. Through its One Billion Dollar Roadmap for the Next Decade, JNF-USA is developing new communities in the Galilee and Negev, connecting the next generation to Israel, and creating infrastructure and programs that support ecology, individuals with special needs, and heritage site preservation.
About Consulate General of Israel in New York
The Consulate General of Israel in New York develops and maintains relations with national, state, and local elected officials as well as business and community leaders in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Delaware.