Dear IPF Atid community:

As some of you already know, this is my last week as IPF Atid National Director. It has been an incredible five years of growth, opportunity, and joy for me at Israel Policy Forum—having the chance to partner with so many passionate, talented leaders around the globe on such an important issue like the two-state solution. Thank you to the organization’s leadership and its entire family for this strong partnership and vision we’ve enjoyed. 

Together, we have created and grown IPF Atid to empower thousands of new voices to join in this work and to positively engage communities across North America. We have innovated, learned, and added tremendous value in a space that too many wrongly characterize as an intractable conflict or impossible discourse. I am most proud of the many, many lasting personal and communal friendships that we have cultivated—relationships that will only continue to deepen and change the world. 

From the IPF Atid community, I’ve seen firsthand how young people especially hold the unique power to see beyond differences, overcome past assumptions, and to build creatively, ambitiously, and inclusively. The program and team are incredibly well-positioned to grow to new heights, and I’m so excited to follow along in your many successes. For my own next chapter, I look forward to exploring what future career challenges will bring as I relocate to Washington, D.C. and spend time focusing on finishing my graduate studies and lay involvements. Please stay in touch! 

Adam Basciano

Dear IPF Atid community: 

On behalf of the Board of Israel Policy Forum and the IPF Atid National Council, we want to thank Adam for his extraordinary dedication and leadership in building IPF Atid from a nascent idea to a meaningful and impactful community that today serves as a critical pillar of our organization’s work. 

This week, Adam was deservedly recognized by the Jewish Week’s 36 Under 36 list for laying the groundwork for this diverse IPF Atid community, brought together by a commitment to engaging in a thoughtful and challenging discourse about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Israel’s future as a secure, Jewish, and democratic state. 

We are excited about—and deeply committed to—IPF Atid’s future. As we emerge from the pandemic, we will be retooling our team and refining our plans to sharpen our content and return to in-person programming, including the upcoming 2021 Charles Bronfman Conveners program and IPF Atid delegations to the region.  Along the way, we will be turning to you, the IPF Atid leadership and participants, for your feedback and guidance to ensure that our programs, policy resources, and focus areas continue to meet the needs of the IPF Atid community at this important moment.  

We look forward to engaging with you in the important work ahead

With gratitude,

Susie Gelman
Board Chair

David Halperin
Executive Director 

Sharon Bergman
Board Member
Chair, IPF Atid Board Committee

Jonathan Kamel
Board Member
Chair, IPF Atid National Council 

Happy Hour: Looking Back & Looking Forward

This Friday, July 16 from 4:30-5:30pm ET the IPF Atid professional team and National Council will host an open-invite Zoom Happy Hour to bid farewell to founding National Director Adam Basciano and bring our community together as we look at the road ahead. Join us at to share a drink, see familiar faces, and meet some new Atidniks.