SAVE THE DATE | Partners For Democracy Awards Gala | November 7, 2022

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For more than 50 years, we have pioneered an everlasting bond between the people of the United States and Israel.

After half a century, the America-Israel Friendship League (AIFL) still operates like a new and nimble startup. While we remain true to our long-time mission of “making friends for Israel”, we constantly pivot and adjust to the changing times.

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E-AIFL By the Numbers

One of the keen insights AIFL learned from participants during the launch of this effort is that there was a desire for both “thinking” and “doing” activities for the webinars, so we continue to produce a mix of both.

1.4MM

cumulative viewers of AIFL webinars in 2021

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unique AIFL webinars through March 2022

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50%

growth in AIFL constituents and donors through March 2022

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Celebrating 50+ Years of Impact

Beyond making friends, our mission is to increase Americans’ understanding of the contemporary Israel story – its entrepreneurship, culture, medical research, environmental protection initiatives, and so much more. This is a story unknown to most Americans, because the media usually presents Israel principally through the lens of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Broadening that lens is critical to building greater appreciation and support for Israel.

PARTNERS FOR DEMOCRACY HONOREES PAST & PRESENT

President George W. Bush
2021 Partners for Democracy Award Honoree

President Reuven Rivlin
2021 Partners for Democracy Award Honoree

NASDAQ
2021 Kenneth J. Bialkin Award Honoree

TASE
2021 Kenneth J. Bialkin Award Honoree

Vice President HUBERT HUMPHREY
2021 Herbert Tenzer Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree

Congressman Herbert Tenzer
2021 Herbert Tenzer Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree

Lally Graham Weymouth
Partners for Democracy Award Honoree

Mayor Michael Bloomberg
Partners for Democracy Award Honoree

Shari Arison
Partners for Democracy Award Honoree

Henry Kissinger
Partners for Democracy Award Honoree

Morris Kahn
Partners for Democracy Award Honoree

Dr. Stanley Fischer
Partners for Democracy Award Honoree

Mortimer B. Zuckerman
Partners for Democracy Award Honoree

Lilach Asher-Topilsky
Partners for Democracy Award Honoree

President George W. Bush
2021 Partners for Democracy Award Honoree

President Reuven Rivlin
2021 Partners for Democracy Award Honoree

NASDAQ
2021 Kenneth J. Bialkin Award Honoree

TASE
2021 Kenneth J. Bialkin Award Honoree

Vice President HUBERT HUMPHREY
2021 Herbert Tenzer Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree

Congressman Herbert Tenzer
2021 Herbert Tenzer Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree

Lally Graham Weymouth
Partners for Democracy Award Honoree

Mayor Michael Bloomberg
Partners for Democracy Award Honoree

Shari Arison
Partners for Democracy Award Honoree

Henry Kissinger
Partners for Democracy Award Honoree

Morris Kahn
Partners for Democracy Award Honoree

Dr. Stanley Fischer
Partners for Democracy Award Honoree

Mortimer B. Zuckerman
Partners for Democracy Award Honoree

Lilach Asher-Topilsky
Partners for Democracy Award Honoree

UPCOMING EVENTS

What’s Happening?

Curtain Call – Artistic Empowerment of Communities

Curtain Call works to bridge the gaps between, and foster dialogue among, the many diverse religious, minority and fringe communities across Israel. Join us for a program about this organization that is gaining acclaim in Israel and abroad for its innovative artistic programs.

The mission of Curtain Call is to use community theater as a tool to bring together and showcase people with disabilities, at risk youth, and minority groups – Arabs and Ethiopians, as well as Ultra-Orthodox women – bringing them to the forefront and integrating them into Israeli society.

During our program, we will hear from Curtain Call’s Founder and CEO, Ifat Bahar:
  * What inspired her to start this organization just a decade ago?
  * How does Curtain Call foster outreach and dialogue in its target communities?
  * How has the company adapted to meet the needs of its members during the pandemic?
  * How does Curtain Call measure its impact on the communities with whom it works?

Streamed live, the program will feature:

Ifat Bahar
Founder & CEO
Curtain Call

Soheir Khatib
Program Director for the Arab Society

Greetings:

Reuven Kuvent
Chair of the Board
Curtain Call

Moderator:

Wayne L. Firestone
AIFL Webinar Host
America-Israel Friendship League

Please share with your friends and family and register on Zoom or watch live on AIFL’s Facebook page.

Jul 06 @ 12:00 EST

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Hispanic Community Leaders Delegation: July 10th – 17th

Stay tuned for more details coming here soon.

Jul 10 @ 4:45 EST

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Hispanic Community Leaders Delegation Live from Israel

Stay tuned for more details coming here soon.

Jul 13 @ 12:00 EST

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AIFL Newsletters

Edition #Edition #42 | 01/19/22

AIFL New Year Highlights

Happy New Year! 2021 is behind us, and 2022 lies ahead.  We have much hope, mixed with trepidation.   AIFL closed out 2021 with much fanfare, as we celebrated our 50-year anniversary. . .

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Edition #Edition #41 | 12/02/21

One Month Left In AIFL’s 50th Anniversary Celebration!

Wednesday, November 17 was a remarkable day. We spent the morning at NASDAQ headquarters in Manhattan observing the annual Israel Day with leaders of New York-based Israeli startups . . .

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Edition #Edition #40 | 11/24/21

50 & Beyond– Todah And Thanks

What an incredible week in NYC. We were thrilled to welcome hundreds of our America-Israel Friendship League leaders, partners, and constituents from across the United States and Israel. . .

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Edition #Edition #39 | 11/22/21

Thank You For A Spectacular 50th Anniversary Partners For Democracy Awards Gala!

Wow. What an incredible week in NYC. We were thrilled to welcome hundreds of our America-Israel Friendship League leaders, partners, and constituents from across the United States and Israel to The Plaza Hotel in New York City last Wednesday …

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Our Partner Organizations

AIFL partners with organizations throughout Israel and the United States on a broad array of topics that reflect the robust civil societies of both countries. This legacy has continued with the eAIFL webinar series, which connects innovative individuals and groups in unique programs that help leverage new audiences.