MK Yair Golan

Keynote Speaker

Maj. Gen. (res.) MK Yair Golan served as the IDF deputy chief of staff. In an IDF career spanning nearly 37 years, his assignments have included commander of Northern Command, head of the IDF Operations Directorate, commander of the Judea and Samaria Division, and commander of the Home Front Command. In 2019 Golan joined forces with former Prime Minister Ehud Barak to form ‘Democratic Israel’, an Israeli left-center party that. ‘Democratic Israel’ then joined ‘Meretz’ and ‘The Green Movement’ to create ‘The Democratic Camp’, a union of parties that ran together in Israel 2019 second elections. Golan was number 3 on the list for Knesset.

Israel Policy Forum is thrilled to honor Adena Philips, John Ruskay, and Jeffrey R. Solomon, all of whom have provided inspiring leadership in support of a secure, Jewish, and democratic Israel and a viable two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Adena Philips

Adena Philips sets the standard for next-generation leadership. A member of Israel Policy Forum’s board, Adena helped conceptualize IPF Atid, a rapidly growing program engaging young professionals in the work of building support for a secure, Jewish, and democratic Israel. Adena has helped found and lead several young professional communal organizations and serves as a consultant to prominent institutions across the American Jewish landscape.

John Ruskay

John Ruskay supported a two-state solution long before it became popular, serving as a founding member of Breira, an American Jewish movement that was among the first to express support for two states. As an activist, teacher, and community leader, John has been a voice of reason and candor regarding Israel and its future throughout his illustrious career, including during his 15 years as CEO of UJA-Federation of New York.

Dr. Jeffrey R. Solomon

Jeffrey R. Solomon has played a critical role in revitalizing Israel Policy Forum’s work as an essential member of our national board. Jeff is widely recognized as one of the most thoughtful and strategic thinkers in the Jewish community, particularly on issues impacting Israel and the future of the relationship between Israeli and American Jews. Jeff served as president of the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies for almost two decades and has helped steward groundbreaking contributions including Birthright Israel and Reboot.


Rita and Charles Bronfman
Susie and Michael Gelman
Mr. John Shapiro and Dr. Shonni Silverberg


Stanley and Marion, Paul and Sara, Eddie and Sharon Bergman
Carol and Roger Einiger
E. Robert Goodkind
Dana Wechsler Linden and Lawrence Linden
Daniel Lubetzky
Lynn C. Schneider
Wendy and Marc Stanley

Host Committee*

Alisa and Dan Doctoroff
Karen R. Adler and Laurence Greenwald
Lois Perelson-Gross and Stewart Gross
Dorian Goldman and Marvin Israelow
Meyer Koplow
Laurie Blitzer and Sam Levine
Steve Novick
Jeffrey Schoenfeld
Barbara Benerofe and Harvey Schulweis
Susie and Jeffrey Stern
Shelley and Joel Tauber

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IPF Atid Host Committee*: Sheridan Bahar, Alex Bahary, Talia Benamy, Noam Besdin, Benjamin Ezra, Ethan Felder, Ariel Futter, Doron Hindin, Danille Hoffer, Daniel Jeydel, Julien Lederman, Shira Mazor, Harry Reis, Zach Schaffer, Moriah Schervone, Abraham Silberstein, Danielle Spiegel-Feld

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