Organizations

I have committed 30-50% of my time to work on political, charitable and civic activities during my adult lifetime.  It began with law school and Kent State, when I decided I had a responsibility to be involved, and continued with my career mentors, all of whom were deeply committees to societal causes.  I have been most fortunate during my life in the activities that I have participated in, and the differences it has made.

Listed in this section are the organizations I am currently serving as a Board member, and significant others that I have participated in, for you to learn more about, and potentially for you to be supportive of.

They mean a lot to me.

Ariel-University-Logo-2Ariel University

Board Member. Leading university in Judea and Samaria, Israel, with 15,000 students, 1,500 of whom are Palestinians. Tremendous growth,most extensive archeological program, building a medical school, float in Celebrate Israel Parade, 2013-2015. Thrilled to be part of this..

Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NY)

Board member.  Beautiful museum in NYC, with expansive view of history and art of Indian Nations in the Americas.  It’s Smithsonian, it’s got to be great, and it is.

Brooklyn Jewish Historical Initiative

Founder and Co-Chair.  The Brooklyn Jewish Historical Initiative (BJHI) serves to promote access to information, documentation, and understanding related to the diversity of the Brooklyn Jewish community currently and in the past, and to provide opportunities for communicating, disseminating, preserving, and celebrating Brooklyn Jewish life and culture. See Brooklyn Jewish Hall of Fame

MJHIlogoManhattan Jewish Historical Initiative

Founder and Co-Chair.  The Manhattan Jewish Historical Initiative (MJHI) serves to promote access to information, documentation, and understanding related to the diversity of the Manhattan Jewish community currently and in the past, and to provide opportunities for communicating, disseminating, preserving, and celebrating Manhattan Jewish life and culture.

The Bronx Jewish Historical Initiative

Founder and Co-Chair.  The Bronx Jewish Historical Initiative (BxJHI) serves to promote access to information, documentation, and understanding related to the diversity of the Bronx Jewish community currently and in the past, and to provide opportunities for communicating, disseminating, preserving, and celebrating Bronx Jewish life and culture.

Ecominga Foundation

Board Member.  Preserves Andean biodiversity through purchase and care of Ecuadorian rainforest.  Dynamic effort and it’s made a difference.  Involves leading Ecuadorian artists and scientists.

Arts Horizons Leroy Neiman Arts Center

Past Chairman of the Arts Horizons’ Leroy Neiman Center in Harlem, an organization that uplifts children’s life experience through the visual arts.

Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Coast Guard & Airmen’s Club

Advisory Board Member.  Founded in 1917 to provide overnight accommodations at a subsidized and club-type facility for those who have served in the armed forces.  Great organization, serves our country.

The All-Stars Project

Past Honoree.  Organization transforms lives of 10,000 youths every year through performance and dialogue.  I helped launch the Together and Give Back Program, established to build bridges between communities.  Amazing organization.

New Democratic Dimensions

Founder, Co-Chair.  For Independent-thinking Democrats, organization to explore important and topical issues in dialogue with political, governmental, diplomatic, business and labor leaders.  This is the 35th Anniversary Year.

Together NY

Founder.  Brings together, networks and publicizes  New Yorkers committed to, and doing significant projects worldwide.  First Project was Haiti Convening Initiative, working together with Haitian Consulate. An exciting concept that works.