and Leadership

NLI is governed by a Board of Directors and Council, and works in coordination with NLI USA. NLI is a public-private partnership, combining national support and philanthropic vision.

Image: Staff of the Jewish National and University Library, The National Library Archive, Pritzker Family National Photography Collection.1935.

In accordance with the guidelines stipulated in the National Library Law of 2007, NLI is governed by a Board of Directors and a National Library Council, and works in coordination with NLI USA, the American affiliate of the National Library of Israel, which was established as an independent body in 2014. NLI USA, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization founded to promote the interests of the National Library of Israel throughout the United States.

Board of Directors, National Library of Israel

David Blumberg, Chair
David Baruch
Aharon Abramovich, Adv.
Rabbi Yuval Cherlow
Prof. Ruth HaCohen Pinczower
Dr. Tamar Hess
Annette Hochstein
Prof. Fadia Nasser-Abu Aljiha
Dr. Ora Nebenzahl
Prof. Noam Nisan
Prof. Vered Noam
Prof. Haviva Pedaya
Shlomit Perry
Zvi Yochman, CPA

An Investment Committee, Audit Committee, and Internal Auditor fall under the governance of the Board of Directors.

Israel Friends of the National Library of Israel

Yair Hamburger, Chair

Board of Directors, NLI USA

Jacob (Jack) Lew, Co-President
David Makovsky, Co-President
Kenneth S. Abramowitz
Dr. David Agus
Abby Joseph Cohen
Prof. Stanley Fischer
Prof. Paula Fredriksen
Prof. Ruth L. Gottesman
Michael Jesselson
Amb. Prof. Daniel C. Kurtzer
Dr. Joseph Levine
Jay L. Pomrenze
Seth M. Siegel
Rachel Borison Weiss


The National Library of Israel is profoundly grateful to its supporters in Israel and around the globe. We thank the following individuals and organizations who have partnered with us on our journey of renewal:


The David S. and Ruth L. Gottesman Family
The Rothschild Family (Yad Hanadiv)
Government of Israel


The Israel Ministry of Jerusalem and Heritage – Landmarks Project
Haim and Hanna Salomon (The Estate of Naomi Salomon)
Stephen A. Schwarzman


William Davidson Foundation
Dr. Albert D. and Nancy Friedberg, The Friedberg Jewish Manuscript Society


Arcadia Fund
Azrieli Foundation Israel
The David Berg Foundation
The Helen Diller Family Foundation
Sidney & Mildred Edelstein Foundation
Saul A. Fox
Dr. Jacqueline Heller
Jonathan Holtzman
Suzie and Bruce Kovner
Legacy Heritage Fund
Lucius N. Littauer Foundation
The Younes & Soraya Nazarian Family Foundation of the Ima Foundation
John Pritzker Family Fund 
Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe
Martin and Nathalie Saidler
The David and Fela Shapell Family Foundation
Estate of Irene Walzer
The Maurice and Vivienne Wohl Philanthropic Foundation

Lifetime International Members

Neil and Sherry Cohen
Mati and Aaron Friedman
Joseph and Karen Levine
Evi Musher
Robin Neustein


The Beracha Foundation
The Russell Berrie Foundation
Bloomberg Philanthropies
René & Susanne Braginsky Foundation
The Germanacos Foundation
The Estate of Lolita Goldstein
The Meg and Bennett Goodman Family Foundation
The Estate of Reeva Gruna Gorr
The Gottesman Fund 
Harel Insurance & Finance
The Leir Foundation
Maimonides Fund
The Pratt Foundation
Pamela and George Rohr
Renata and Roberto Ruhman


Aviad Foundation
Kathryn Ames Foundation
Ori Eisen
Oded Eliashar
The Estates and Trusts Department, Ministry of Justice, State of Israel
Estate of Max Ephraimson
Mati and Aaron Friedman
Sander and Tracy Gerber
Sally Gottesman
The Arie and Eva Halpern Family Foundation
Dr. Ahuva Ho
The Jesselson Family
Municipality of Jerusalem
Keren Sofrim
Jonathan Kolatch
Prof. Otto Dov Kulka
Museum of the Bible
Barbro and Bernard Osher
The Jay L. Pomrenze and Hadasa Pomrenze Foundation
The Porter Foundation
Charles H. Revson Foundation
Marla and Gideon Stein
The Laszlo N. Tauber Family Foundation
The Wolfson Family Charitable Trust
Zur Shamir Holdings Ltd.

International Members

Lawrence Amsel
Matt Austerklein
Vanessa Bartram
Joshua Cloner
Ruth Fax
Mark and Sherry Fessel
Jessica Gribetz
Arlene Kantor and Stephen Kepnes
Joan Lessing
Rachel Rosenberg
David Sable
Steven J. and Sheira Schacter
Laura Solomon
Janet Ward
David Zacks
Aver Zussman


Ken Abramowitz
Valerie and Alan Adler
Bader Philanthropies
Philip Bendheim
Nancy Bernstein
The Bernstein/Schoen Family
Monte Bernard Booth Estate
Sender Cohen
Abby Joseph Cohen
Jerusalem Foundation
The Jerusalem Development Authourity
Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference)
Judy and Mel Croner
The Nathan Cummings Foundation
The De Beer Family
Steve Delamater
Discount Capital Underwriting, Inc.
Elms Foundation
Ex Libris
Arthur and Gisela Garmaise
The Glickman Family
Arthur Goldreich Trust
The Gutwirth Foundation
Henry Martin Hamtoft og hustru Ester Hamtofts Mindelegat Fond
The Izakson Family
Carmel and Eugene Krauss
The Kuhl Family
Sheila and Daniel Kurtzer
Rose and Gary Leibler
The Martha B. Leigh Charitable Fund
Jacob Lew
Diana Lipton
Brian and Caroline Fromm Lurie
David Makovsky
David Marks
Maya Holdings Ltd.
Meitar Shmuel
Dr. David M. Milch Foundation
Matthew Miller
Museum of Jewish Heritage
Debra Pell
Angelo Piattelli
The Foundation for Remote Jewish Communities
Carol and Lawrence Saper
E. Randol Schoenberg
The Alan B. Slifka Foundation
Marcie Polier Swartz
The Society for Endangered Languages (GBS)
Stanley and Elizabeth Star
Joyce and Daniel Straus
David Sultan
Carol Zabar
The National Authority for Yiddish Culture

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