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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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.

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cumulative viewers of AIFL webinars in 2021

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unique AIFL webinars through March 2022

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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?

A Fireside Chat & Book Review: Judaism 3.0

Join us for a fireside chat and provocative discussion with AIFL board member Gol Kalev. Gol’s new book Judaism 3.0: Judaism’s Transformation to Zionism is triggering a new conversation.  

In his book, he asserts Judaism is going through a historic transformation just as it did 2,000 years ago. Zionism, the national aspect of the Jewish nation-religion is becoming its organizing principle. 

Kalev delves into analysis of long-term trends in Israel and in North America, collectively home to 85% of today’s Jewry. He argues that the transformation to Judaism 3.0 is not just a function of intra-Jewish trends, but also of global trends. He ties his observations to the original vision of Theodor Herzl, founder of modern-day Zionism, who, he explains, planted the seed for the transformation of Judaism. 

During our conversation, Gol will address:  

Is there a shift in global consciousness on the essence of Judaism?

Is there a global philosophical divide in the 21st Century between Americanism vs Europeanism? 

Why does criticism of Israel confirm his central thesis? 

How does Judaism 3.0 address contemporary Jewish realities such as intermarriage? 

What are the consequences of Judaism 3.0, in countering Israel-bashing? 

Streamed live, the program will feature:

Gol Kalev

Moderator:

Wayne L. Firestone
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.

Aug 17 @ 12:00 EST

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VT @ Jordan River Stream Pt 2 w/ Shahar Fertig

Stay tuned for more details coming here soon.

Aug 21 @ 12:00 EST

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African American Leadership Delegation: September 4th – 11th

Stay tuned for more details coming here soon.

Sep 04 @ 5:26 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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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.