Rabbis For Israel

 

Name City, State, Country
Jeffrey Ableser Windsor, Ontario, CANADA
Joel N. Abraham Scotch Plains/Fanwood, NJ, USA
Ruth Adar Oakland, CA, USA
Jon Adland Canton, OH, USA
Sanford Akselrad Henderson, NV, USA
Daniel S. Alexander Charlottesville, VA, USA
Morris J. Allen Mendota Heights, MN, USA
Robert A. Alper East Dorset, VT, USA
Stuart Altshuler Laguna Beach, CA, USA
Spike Anderson Los Angeles, CA, USA
Howard L. Apothaker New Albany, OH, USA
Stephen A. Arnold
  1. Easton, MA, USA
Henry B. Balser Boca Raton, FL, USA
Reuven Bar-Ephraim Zurich, SWITZERLAND
Jeremy Barras Ft. Meyers, FL, USA
Victor I. Beck Phoenix, AZ, USA
Shelley Kovar Becker New York, NY, USA
Lisa Bellows Buffalo Grove, IL, USA
Peter Berg Atlanta, GA, USA
Michael Berk San Diego, CA, USA
Donald R. Berlin Baltimore, MD, USA
Sandra Berliner Elkins Park, PA, USA
Joseph R. Black Denver, CO, USA
Bruce S. Block Tenafly, NJ, USA
Richard A. Block Cleveland OH, USA
Mark Bloom Oakland, CA, USA
Karen Bodney-Halasz Dayton, OH, USA
Lewis Bogage Grand Junction, CO, USA
Karen Kriger Bogard
Neal Borovitz River Edge, NJ, USA
Analia Bortz Atlanta, GA, USA
Michael (Micky) Boyden Hod Hasharon, ISRAEL
Judith Brazen Bethesda, MD, USA
Reeve Brenner Bethesda, MD, USA
Gary M. Bretton-Granatoor New York, NY, USA
Danny Burkeman Port Washington, NY, USA
David Burstein Dayton, OH, USA
Michael Z. Cahana Portland, OR, USA
Reba Carmel
Ari Mark Cartun Palo Alto, CA, USA
Shai Cherry San Diego, CA, USA
Noah Chertkoff Plantation, FL, USA
Judy Chessin Dayton, OH, USA
Daniel Cohen South Orange, NJ, USA
Heidi Cohen Santa Ana, CA, USA
Judy Cohen-Rosenberg Westbury, NY, USA
Kenneth L. Cohen Washington, DC, USA
Norman M. Cohen Minnetonka, MN, USA
Paul F. Cohen Deerfield, IL, USA
Philip Cohen Greensboro, NC, USA
Rafi Cohen Jacksonville, FL, USA
Sandra J. Cohen Denver, CO, USA
Tom Cohen Paris, FRANCE
Michael Cook Cincinnati, OH, USA
John Crites-Borak Los Angeles, CA, USA
Fred Davidow Philadelphia, PA, USA
Andrew S. Davids Croton on Hudson, NY, USA
Stanley M. Davids Jerusalem, ISRAEL
Joshua M. Davidson Chappaqua, NY, USA
Michael A. Davis Wichita, KS, USA
Stuart Davis Overland Park, KS, USA
Mitch Delcau Doylestown, PA, USA
Geoffrey W. Dennis Flower Mound, TX, USA
Lucy H.F. Dinner Raleigh, NC, USA
Bruce Dollin Denver, CO, USA
Elizabeth Dunsker Vancouver, WA, USA
Steven Edelman-Blank Des Moines, IA, USA
Denise L. Eger West Hollywood, CA, USA
Robert Eisen Tucson, AZ, USA
Matthew Eisenberg Cleveland, OH, USA
Michael Eisenstat
Dov Peretz Elkins Princeton, NJ, USA
Ilan Emanuel Lincoln, NE, USA
Kenneth Emert Wyckoff, NJ, USA
Lawrence Englander Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA
Hector Epelbaum Miami, FL, USA
Rachel Esserman Endwell, NY, USA
Joan Glaser Farber Tarrytown, NY, USA
Elie Farkas Buffalo, NY, USA
David Feder Morgantown, WV, USA
Shaul (Paul) R. Feinberg Jerusalem, ISRAEL
Morley T. Feinstein Los Angeles, CA, USA
Cathy L. Felix Newton, MA, USA
Sally R. Finestone Wayland, MA, USA
Daniel B. Fink Boise, ID, USA
Steven M. Fink Baltimore, MD, USA
Mordecai Finley Valley Village, CA, USA
Aharon Fox Jaffa, ISRAEL
Carla Freedman South Salem, NY, USA
David Freelund Cape Cod, MA, USA
Jonathan Freirich Stateline, NV, USA
Donna Chava Friedman Lake Oswego, OR, USA
Matt Friedman Antelope, CA, USA
Thomas Friedmann Montgomery, OH, USA
Baruch Frydman-Kohl Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
Stephen Fuchs West Hartford, CT, USA
Aaron Gaber Ventnor, NJ, USA
Jacob Gabriel Sonoma, CA, USA
David Gaffney New York, NY, USA
Thomas Gardner Baton Rouge, LA, USA
Eli Garfinkel Somerset, NJ, USA
Selwyn G. Geller Easton, PA, USA
Kim Geringer Barnegat, NJ, USA
James Scott Glazier Burlington, VT, USA
Gary Glickstein Miami Beach, FL, USA
Edwin Goldberg Coral Gables, FL, USA
Jonas Goldberg Swampscott, MA, USA
Edward Goldman Cincinnati, OH, USA
Lynne Goldsmith Dothan, AL, USA
Michelle Goldsmith Birmingham, AL, USA
Debra E. Goldstein Trumbull, CT, USA
Josh Goldstein Springfield, NJ, USA
Evan Goodman Isla Vista, CA, USA
Linda Goodman Brooklyn, NY, USA
Emma Gottlieb Plattsburgh, NY, USA
Art Gould Alameda, CA, USA
Bruce Greenbaum Carmel, CA, USA
Fred Greene Roswell, GA, USA
Micah D. Greenstein Memphis, TN, USA
Tamar Grimm Rock Island, IL, USA
Laurence W. Groffman Cedar Grove, NJ, USA
Daniel Gropper Rye, NY, USA
Victor Gross Erie, CO, USA
Benjie (Jehiel Benjamin) Gruber Kibbutz Yahel, ISRAEL
Fred Guttman Greensboro, NC, USA
Eric Gurvis Newton, MA, USA
Jason Gwasdorff Stockton, CA, USA
Debra Hachen Closter, NJ, USA
Rosette Haim Cleveland, OH, USA
Kevin Hale Leeds, MA, USA
Larry Halpern New York, NY, USA
Shoshana Hantman Westchester County, NY, USA
Ze’ev Harari Laguna Woods, CA, USA
Rick Harkavy Seattle, WA, USA
Sheldon Harr Plantation, FL, USA
Scott Hausman-Weiss Houston, TX, USA
Anne Heath Taunton, MA, USA
Joanne Heiligman Columbia, MD, USA
Boaz D. Heilman Sudbury, MA, USA
Sidney M. Helbraun Northbrook, IL, USA
Frank Hellner London, UK
Alan Henkin Northridge, CA, USA
Eli Herscher Los Angeles, CA, USA
Lisa Hochberg-Miller Ventura, CA, USA
Vicki Hollander Lubbock, TX, USA
Yeshayahu Hollander Petah Tikva, ISRAEL
David Holtz Tarrytown, NY, USA
Gary A. Huber Columbus, OH, USA
Rachel Isaacs
Earl Jordan Naples, FL, USA
Jeffrey A. Kahn Washington, DC, USA
Cassi Kail Utica, NY, USA
Mark Kaiserman Livingston, NJ, USA
Sylvan D. Kamens Stoughton, MA, USA
Gerald M. Kane Las Cruces, NM, USA
Steve Kane Briarcliff Manor, NY, USA
Lawrence Karol Dover, NH, USA
Henry Jay Karp Davenport, IA, USA
Molly Karp New Rochelle, NY, USA
Mario Karpuj Atlanta, GA, USA
Alan J. Katz Rochester, NY, USA
Neal Katz Tyler, TX, USA
Steven Katz London, UK
Jan Katzew New York, NY, USA
David Kaufman Des Moines, IA, USA
Jeffrey Kaye Centennial, CO, USA
Karyn Kedar Deerfield, IL, USA
Yuval Keren London, UK
Ralph P. Kingsley Miami, FL, USA
David-Seth Kirshner Closter, NJ, USA
Yosef Kleiner Rechovot, ISRAEL
Marc Aaron Kline Lexington, KY, USA
Alison Kobey Damascus, MD, USA
Andy Koren Greensboro, NC, USA
Audrey Korotkin Altoona, PA, USA
Cary Kozberg Columbus, OH, USA
Donald Kunstadt Mobile, AL, USA
Howard Laibson Lakewood, CA, USA
Arthur Lavinsky Phoenix, AZ, USA
Robert Layman Wyncote, PA, USA
Eric Lazar King of Prussia, PA, USA
Robert Leib Abington, PA, USA
Kenneth Leinwand Voorburg, NETHERLANDS
Darah Lerner Bangor, ME, USA
Leigh Lerner Montreal, Quebec, CANADA
Roger Lerner Kingston, PA, USA
Paul (Shaul) Levenson Newton, MA, USA
John Simon Levi Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
David C. Levy Succasunna, NJ, USA
Donald A. Levy Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Richard Libovitz Lower Merion, PA, USA
Clifford E. Librach Danbury, CT, USA
Elias J. Lieberman Falmouth, MA, USA
David Lilienthal Amstelveen, Netherlands
Lew Littman Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA
Alan Litwack North Dade, FL, USA
Navah-Tehila Livingstone Utrecht, NETHERLANDS
David Locketz Minnetonka, MN, USA
Robert Loewy Metairie, LA, USA
Alan D. Londy New York, NY, USA
Mark Mallach Springfield, NJ, USA
Devorah Marcus Great Neck, NY, USA
Itzchak Marmorstein Jerusalem, ISRAEL
Simeon J. Maslin Philadelphia, PA, USA
Ronald S. Mass Spring Valley, NY, USA
Michele Brand Medwin Monticello, NY, USA
Barbara Metzinger New Orleans, LA, USA
David Meyer Marblehead, MA, USA
Margaret J. Meyer Cincinnati, OH, USA
Joel H. Meyers White Plains, NY, USA
Israela Meyerstein Baltimore, MD, USA
Michael Meyerstein Baltimore, MD, USA
Maurice Michaels Essex, UK
Laurence Milder Westborough, MA, USA
Stan Miles Louisville, KY, USA
Aaron Miller Washington, DC, USA
Bennett Miller New Brunswick, NJ, USA
Jonathan Miller Birmingham, AL, USA
Mark Miller Houston, TX, USA
Reuben Modek Nyack, NY, USA
Steven Morgen Houston, TX, USA
Nancy Morris Glasgow, UK
John Moscowitz Toronto, CANADA
Steven Moskowitz Jericho, NY, USA
Steven Moss Oakdale, NY, USA
Len Muroff Agoura Hills, CA, USA
Stanley Nash Fanwood, NJ, USA
Howard Needleman Commack, NY, USA
Ellen Nemhauser Atlanta, GA, USA
Perry Netter Amherst, NY, USA
Sara Newman
David Novak Manchester Center, VT, USA
Janet Offel Woodland Hills, CA, USA
Stacy K. Offner Tuckahoe, NY, USA
David Oler Deerfield, IL, USA
Kerry M. Olitzky New York, NY, USA
Michael A. Oppenheimer Mansfield, OH, USA
David Ostrich State College, PA, USA
Michele Paskow Simi Valley, CA, USA
Wendy Pein Plano, TX, USA
Aaron Peller Willemstad, Curacao
Dan Pernick Pearl River, NY, USA
Bruce J. Pfeffer Indianapolis, IN, USA
Michael Pincus Hartford, CT, USA
Gary Pokras Doylestown, PA, USA
Eric Polokoff Southbury, CT, USA
Jeff Portman Iowa City, IA, USA
Mindy A. Portnoy Washington, DC, USA
Janise Poticha Massapequa, NY, USA
Richard Prass Buffalo Grove, IL, USA
Sally J. Priesand Ocean Township, NJ, USA
Sim Prystowsky Lafayette Hill, PA, USA
Perry Raphael Rank Syosset, NY, USA
Michael M. Remson Kenosha, WI, USA
Ed Rettig Jerusalem, ISRAEL
Louis Rieser Derry, NH, USA
Peter Rigler Broomall, MA, USA
Ted Riter Thousand Oaks, CA, USA
Daniel Roberts Beachwood, OH, USA
David Roller Gilbert, AZ, USA
Norman T. Roman West Bloomfield, MI, USA
  1. David Rose
Potomac, MD, USA
Herbert H. Rose Sarasota, FL, USA
David Rosen Houston, TX, USA
Stanley M. Rosenbaum Waterloo, IA, USA
Jason Rosenberg Tampa, FL, USA
George Rosenthal West Hartford, CT, USA
Donald B. Rossoff Morristown, NJ, USA
Ronald Roth Fair Lawn, NJ, USA
Walter Rothschild Berlin, GERMANY
Douglas Sagal Westfield, NJ, USA
Jeffrey K. Salkin Columbus, GA, USA
Harold I. Salzmann
Dalia Samansky Northridge, CA, USA
Michael Leo Samuel Chula Vista, CA, USA
Marc Saperstein London, UK
Peter Schaktman Honolulu, HI, USA
Amy Scheinerman Baltimore, MD, USA
Stanley Schickler New York, NY, USA
Rebecca Yael Schorr Fountain Valley, CA, USA
Beth Schwartz Knoxville, TN, USA
Julie S. Schwartz Atlanta, GA, USA
Laura Schwartz Harari Laguna Woods, CA, USA
Joel R. Schwartzman Morrison, CO, USA
Steven Schwarzman Bangor, ME, USA
Joshua Segal Amherst, NH, USA
Ron Segal Atlanta, GA, USA
Jerry Seidler Baltimore, MD, USA
Lawrence R. Sernovitz Abington, PA, USA
Mark Shapiro Springfield, MA, USA
Rick Shapiro Pensacola, FL, USA
Benjamin Sharff Owings Mills, MD, USA
Tzvi Hersh Menachem Mendyl Shatzka Pueblo, CO, USA
Irit Shillor Harlow, Essex, UK
Jonah Sievers Braunschweig, GERMANY
Jonathan S. Siger Spring, TX, USA
Dan Sikowitz Frederick, MD, USA
Jeffery Silberman Westport, CT, USA
Steven Silberman Mobile, AL, USA
Henry Skirball Jerusalem, ISRAEL
Andrew Sklarz Greenwich, CT, USA
Mark H. Sobel Burbank, CA, USA
Ned Soltz Scarsdale, NY, USA
Hesch Sommer Guilford, CT, USA
Rifat Sonsino Needham, MA, USA
Samuel M. Stahl San Antonio, TX, USA
Mark Staitman Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Cy Stanway Elberon, NJ, USA
Eric B. Stark Chevy Chase, MD, USA
Arthur F. Starr St. Thomas, US VIRGIN ISLANDS
Howard S. Stein Grinnell, IA, USA
Peter W. Stein Cranston, RI, USA
Shira Stern Marlboro, NJ, USA
Benjamin Sternman Port Washington, NY, USA
Elliot L. Stevens Montgomery, AL, USA
Jeffrey Stiffman St.Louis, MO, USA
Ariel Stone Portland, OR, USA
Andrew Straus Tempe, AZ, USA
Mark Strauss-Cohn Winston-Salem, NC, USA
Micah Streiffer Charlotte, NC, USA
Brooks R. Susman Freehold, NJ, USA
Menno ten Brink Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
Uri Themal Quiryat Tivon, ISRAEL
Gary Tishkoff Zichron Ya’akov, ISRAEL
Daniel Treiser Clearwater, FL, USA
Sid Vineburg Green Bay, WI, USA
Edward van Voolen Hamburg, GERMANY
Gerry Walter Mason, OH, USA
Mark Washofsky Cincinnati, OH, USA
Joel Wasser Louisville, KY, USA
Donald A. Weber Marlboro, NJ, USA
Gerald I. Weider Brooklyn, NY, USA
Steve Weisman Bowie, MD, USA
Corry Weiss Thornhill, Ontario, CANADA
David Widzer Franklin, MA, USA
Binah B. Wing Rockford, IL, USA
Shlomo Wing Beloit, WI, USA
Gershon Winkler Thousand Oaks, CA, USA
Stephen Wise Oakville, CANADA
Eric Wisnia Princeton Junction, NJ, USA
Stanislav Wojciechowic Haifa, ISRAEL
Sylvin Wolf Naples, FL, USA
Jonathan S. Woll Glen Rock, NJ, USA
Dan Wolpe Philadelphia, PA, USA
David Wolpe Los Angeles, CA, US
Anne Wooddell Heath Taunton, MA, USA
Stephen Wylen Wayne, NJ, USA
Jeremy Yoskowitz Durham, NC, USA
Andrea Zanardo Brighton and Hove, UK
Deborah Zecher Great Barrington, MA, USA
Corrie Zeidler Ma’alot Tivon, ISRAEL
Daniel Zemel Washington, DC, USA
Moshe Zemer Tel Aviv, ISRAEL
Irwin A. Zeplowitz Port Washington, NY, USA
Sheldon Zimmerman Long Island, NY, USA
Misha Zinkow Columbus, OH, USA
Gary Zola Cincinnati, OH, USA
Leonard Zoll Escondido, CA, USA
Daniel M. Zucker Somers, NY, USA
David J. Zucker Aurora, CO, USA
Total Listed Signatures: 360

 Rabbinical Students

Erin C. Boxt HUC-JIR, Cincinnati, OH, USA
Adam Frankenberg Leo Baeck College, London, UK


3 Responses to Rabbis For Israel

  1. Morley T. Feinstein says:

    Thank you for this outstanding and nuanced statement. I’m proud to sign my name.
    Shalom Al Yisrael.

  2. Anson Laytner says:

    I agree with everything in your mission statement and even more so with your advocacy statement and yet I find myself unable to sign on. I think that without addressing the need to encourage Israel to cease the growth of its settlements, without referencing the need for Israel to put into practice the principle of equality and equal treatment of its Palestinian Arab citizens that is enshrined in Israel’s declaration of independence, and by taking a position on the Palestinian “right of return” instead of allowing Israel and the Palestinians to negotiate a resolution of that issue, Rabbis for Israel comes across as more right than centrist. Does that make me a supporter of J Street? Not at all, but it leaves me yearning for a political home that says yes to all you advocate and yes to speaking out on the justice issues that Israel must address.

    • The settlement issue is a big one. What constitutes a settlement? Certain areas will remain under Israeli control in almost any conceivable peace agreement short of one simply demanding the 1967 borders entire. Other areas will not. In settlements in the latter areas, Israel has not approved new construction. In fact, Israel has actually dismantled homes and other buildings constructed in those areas without approval by the Israeli government. There are many places where building continues against Israeli law and for which court battles are underway.

      Think about this for a moment. If a home were built without a permit and a family of ten took residence in it. Let’s say the government inspector issued a call to remove the residence. How long would it take the legal case to move through the US judicial system before an order to destroy the residence was issued and how long after that before it was actually done? The answer is years and likely not one or two. Activists expect Israel to violate its own laws and legal processes in order to remove illegally (by Israeli law) constructed homes. It cannot do that.

      Palestinian citizens of Israel have more rights than do almost any of other minority population in any other democratic nation in the world.

      As for right of return of Palestinians to Israel, it is an absurdity. The only real option is restitution. The reality is that even the PA can’t take in more than a small fraction of the refugees. The vast majority will need to be compensated through restitution.

      What I’m finding more and more Anson, is that the left considers itself center. Some of our positions are indeed center-right. Some are center-left. Most are center.

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