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Board of Fellows


Steering Committee of the Board of Fellows

Prof. Arthur Eidelman, Chairman

Sander Gerber

David B. Keidan

Adam Milstein

Prof. Shmuel Sandler

Irit Tratt

Alexander Tsigutkin

Howard Weisband

Prof. Arthur Eidelman – Chairman of the Steering Committee

Prof. Arthur Eidelman is Chair (Emeritus) of the Department of Pediatrics at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem. He is Professor of Pediatrics at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Medicine and International Editor of the Journal of Perinatology (the official publication of the Section of Perinatal Medicine of the American Academy of Pediatrics).

Sander Gerber – Steering Committee Member

Sander Gerber is CEO and CIO of the Hudson Bay Capital Management. Since 9/11 he has served in advisory roles dealing with international terrorist financing. In 2006, he was appointed as a trustee of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars where he served as vice chairman for seven years. He is currently a fellow of the Jerusalem Center, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). He also serves as a member of the United States Agency for International Development’s Partnership for Peace Fund Advisory Board.

David B. Keidan – Steering Committee Member

David B. Keidan is former President and CEO of Buckingham Capital Management. He is former Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, President of Friends of the Harvard Judaica Collection, Honorary Director of Harvard Hillel, and Trustee of Montefiore Health Systems.

Adam Milstein – Steering Committee Member

Adam Milstein is a Managing Partner at Hager Pacific Properties. A native of Israel, he served in the IDF during the Yom Kippur War and graduated from the Technion in 1978. He is a venture philanthropreneur, supporting pro-Israel and pro-American causes that fight hate, antisemitism, and bigotry on college campuses and beyond. He and his wife Gila co-founded the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation, empowering a wide range of organizations, as well as launching new ones, to strengthen the Jewish people and the U.S.-Israel relationship.

Prof. Shmuel Sandler – Steering Committee Member

Prof. Shmuel Sandler is president of Emunah-Efrat College in Jerusalem and a senior research associate at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies at Bar-Ilan University. He is a prominent analyst of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as well as religion, party and electoral politics in Israel, and U.S.-Israel relations.

Irit Tratt – Steering Committee Member

Irit Tratt obtained her Masters in International Affairs with a focus on the Middle East from The George Washington University. Upon graduating, she worked as a Legislative Assistant handling foreign affairs and defense issues for several members of Congress. Irit maintains her advocacy on behalf of Jewish and pro-Israel causes through her involvement with organizations such as The Tikvah Fund and the Republican Jewish Coalition. She is currently a freelance journalist. Her work has been published in The Jerusalem Post, The American Spectator, The Algemeiner, JNS, and Israel Hayom.

Alexander Tsigutkin – Steering Committee Member

Alex Tsigutkin was the founder of AxiomSL, global financial software company, and served as its CEO from 1991 to 2021. Alex designed the original software platform and managed the company to become a global leader in risk management and regulatory compliance for the financial industry. Prior to founding AxiomSL, Alex was an independent consultant to top-tier international banks and financial institutions, advising senior management in banking operations and database engineering. Alex’s passion is helping Jews in Israel and around the world.

Howard M. Weisband – Steering Committee Member

Howard M. Weisband, a Fellow of the Jerusalem Center, served as Senior Adviser on Israel Affairs to the President of Yeshiva University (2004-2007); Director General of UIA Federations Canada (2001-2004); Vice President for International Development at Bar-Ilan University (1997-2001); Secretary General of The Jewish Agency for Israel (1985-1997); and Executive Director of the Memphis Jewish Federation (1977-1984).

Administrative Personnel

Chaya Herskovic – Chief Financial Officer

Chaya Herskovic served as Director General of the Jerusalem Center from 2004 to 2020 and as Chief Financial Officer beginning in 2023. She had served since 1988 as the Jerusalem Center’s Director of Projects, responsible for the organization and management of numerous Jerusalem Center research projects, conferences, and seminars.

Sagiv Steinberg – Director of Communications

Sagiv Steinberg served as Director of Communications at the global pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca. With over 20 years of management experience in Israeli media, he has worked across radio, television, and digital platforms. He also served for six years as the spokesperson for the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA). He returned to this position following the events of October 7, 2023.

Projects Director: Ahuva Volk

Operations and Administration Manager: Odelia Zaguri

Personal Assistant to the President: Hannah Jo Kanarek

Graphic Designer and Webmaster: Daniel Levin

Managing Editor of Daily Alert-Israel News Digest: Mark Amiel


Khaled Abu Toameh, Jerusalem

Yaakov Amidror, Ra’anana

Alan Baker, Jerusalem

Yoni Ben Menachem, Jerusalem

Eytan Bentsur, Jerusalem

Russel A. Berman, CA

Michael Brown, Toronto

Steven M. Cohen, Jerusalem

Irwin Cotler, Montreal

Dan Diker, Efrat

Arthur I. Eidelman, M.D. Jerusalem *

Freddy Eytan, Jerusalem

Joel Fishman, Jerusalem

Sander Ross Gerber, New York *

Allen (Avi) Glicksman, Philadelphia

Dore Gold, Jerusalem

Hirsh Goodman, Jerusalem

Jonathan Dahoah Halevi, Ontario

Aryeh Hecht, Jerusalem

Chaya Herskovic, Jerusalem

Pinhas Inbari, Modi’in

Raphael Israeli, Jerusalem

Chaim Kalchheim, Jerusalem

Asa Kasher, Ramat Gan

Christian Kaunert, United Kingdom

David B. Keidan, New York

Richard Kemp, Colchester, UK

Eugene Kontorovich, Jerusalem

Yossi Kuperwasser, Rosh HaAyin

Robert Licht, Philadelphia

Deborah E. Lipstadt, Atlanta

Amnon Lord, Jerusalem

Irwin Mansdorf, Ra’anana

Zvi Mazel, Jerusalem

Reuven Merhav, Jerusalem

Alan Mittleman, Allentown, PA

Jacques Neriah, Tel Aviv

Fiamma Nirenstein, Jerusalem

Daniel Reisner, Tel Aviv

Harold Rhode, Washington, DC

Richard Rossin, Givat Yeshayahu

Mordechai Rotenberg, Jerusalem

Colin Rubenstein, Melbourne

Shmuel Sandler, Jerusalem *

Jonathan Sarna, Newton, MA

Michael Segall, Netanya

Nadav Shragai, Jerusalem

Steven Spiegel, Los Angeles

Gerald M. Steinberg, Jerusalem

Joshua Teitelbaum, Ra’anana

Joseph Telushkin, New York

Irit Tratt, Scarsdale, NY

Shmuel Trigano, Paris

Ilan Troen, Beersheva

Alexander Tsigutkin, New York

Irina Tsukerman, Esq., Stratford, CT

Mervin F. Verbit, New York

Leslie Wagner, Jerusalem

Harold M. Waller, Montreal

Howard Weisband, Jerusalem *

Steven Windmueller, Los Angeles

Mehrdad Marty Youssefiani, Maryland

(*) – Member of Steering Committee

International Advisory Committee

Razi Dikan, Israel

Sheikh Ahmed Mansouri, Dubai

Lord Stuart Polak, UK

Hon. Giulio Terzi, Italy

Past Leadership

Dore Gold – President (2000–2022)

Ambassador Dore Gold served as President of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs from 2000 to 2022. From June 2015 until October 2016 he served as Director-General of the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Previously he served as Foreign Policy Advisor to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s Ambassador to the UN (1997-1999), and as an advisor to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.

Professor Daniel J. Elazar, z”l – Founder of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

Professor Daniel J. Elazar (1934-1999) was a leading political scientist and specialist in the study of the Jewish political tradition, Israel, the world Jewish community, federalism, and political culture. He was Professor of Political Science at Temple University in Philadelphia, where he founded the Center for the Study of Federalism, and held the Senator N.M. Paterson Professorship in Intergovernmental Relations at Bar-Ilan University in Israel, heading its Institute for Local Government. Professor Elazar was the author or editor of more than 60 books, and founded and edited the scholarly journal Jewish Political Studies Review.

Jennifer Roskies – Director General (2020–2022)

Jennifer Roskies served as Director General of the Jerusalem Center from 2020 to 2022. Prior to that, she served as Chief of Staff to Ambassador Dore Gold and joined him in 2015 during his term as Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, serving as Senior Advisor. She has also worked at the Hebrew University, IDC Herzliya, and the Mandel Foundation.

Zvi R. Marom, z”l – Director General (1984-2003)

Zvi R. Marom served as Director General of the Jerusalem Center from 1984 to 2003 and served on the Steering Committee of the Board of Fellows from 2004 to 2020. Prior to joining the Jerusalem Center, he held a variety of senior positions at the Prime Minister’s Office and retired with the equivalent rank of Major General.