There Is No Silver Bullet: It Takes A Network To Defeat A Network!
The Impact Forum is an exclusive pro-Israel network of philanthropists based in Los Angeles. We are connecting philanthropists that support each other’s initiatives and collaborate to empower and meet with exceptional non-profit organizations to fight antisemitism, strengthen the State of Israel, and advance the U.S. – Israel alliance.
Global Antisemitism Research Center (ARC)
The Global Antisemitism Research Center (ARC) is a new Israeli-based technology-centered nonprofit with the mission of documenting and taking down antisemitic content from social media platforms, as well as improving the standards and policies addressing online antisemitism.
Speical Guest: Natan Sharansky
Natan Sharansky is an Israeli political leader, human rights activist, and author who, as a refusenik in the Soviet Union during the 1970s and 1980s, spent nine years in Soviet prisons. Upon his Alyah to Israel, he became active in the integration of Soviet Jews. He served as Chairman of the Executive of the Jewish Agency from June 2009 to August 2018 and currently serves as the Chairman of the Institute of the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy (ISGAP).
A Wider Bridge
A Wider Bridge is the North American organization working through education, advocacy, relationship-building and grant-making to create equality in Israel by expanding LGBTQ inclusion in Israel, and equality for Israel by cultivating constructive engagement with Israel.
Act.IL is an online community that acts to promote a positive influence on the international public opinion towards the state of Israel via social media platforms. Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime.
Ad Kan – a grassroots organization devoted to research an expose “homegrown” organizations whose primary goal is to delegitimize the State of Israel, it’s citizens, and it’s soldiers.
Alums for Campus Fairness
Alums for Campus Fairness – Alums for Campus Fairness mobilizes alumni through its dozens of chapters to counter anti-Semitism and anti-Israel rhetoric that is affecting far too many campuses, while also promoting open and fair dialogue regarding the Arab-Israeli conflict.
B'nai Brith Canada
B’nai Brith Canada is recognized as a vital voice in promoting Jewish unity and continuity, a stanch defender of the State of Israel and global Jewry, a tireless advocate on behalf of senior citizens and a leader in combating antisemitism & racism.
Campaign against anti-Semitism UK
Campaign Against Anti-Semitism UK consists of eight directorates which collaborate closely to expose and counter anti-Semitism in the UK through education and zero-tolerance enforcement of the law.
Campus Watch- a project of the Middle East Forum, reviews and critiques Middle East studies in North America, with an aim to improving them. The project mainly addresses five problems: analytical failures, the mixing of politics with scholarship, intolerance of alternative views, apologetics, and the abuse of power over students.
Citizens For National Security
Citizens For National Security – a national nonprofit organization that specializes in research and education that provide ordinary citizens and public officials with the accurate and credible information they need to understand and act upon national security issues.
Club Z – a youth movement that fosters a commitment to Israel and Zionism among today’s teens, which was born from the need to create an ongoing comprehensive and honest Israel education program for the unaffiliated Jewish teens in San Francisco Bay Area.
Creative Community For Peace
Creative Community For Peace – an entertainment industry organization that represents a cross-section of the creative world dedicated to promoting the arts as a means to peace and to countering the cultural boycott of Israel.
Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET)
Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET) – a think tank and policy center that provides research and analysis to Senators and Members of Congress to help them make informed decisions that will improve American security and the security of Israel.
Fuel for Truth
Fuel for Truth– an all-volunteer organization which equips young adults with the facts and skills to advocate for Israel in any social environment.
Haym Salomon Center
Haym Salomon Center – a news and public policy nonprofit that produces news and editorial content from a pro-Western, pro-democracy perspective – specializing in combating anti-Semitism, Islamic terrorism, and supporting Israel.
Heroes to Heroes
Heroes to Heroes – providing a spiritual healing and peer support journeys to Israel for America Veterans of all religions who have attempted suicide.
Honest Reporting – a non-profit, non-partisan agency working to improve the quality of media coverage about Israel – before, during and after the news cycle.
IMPACT-se – a research, policy and advocacy organization that monitors and analyzes education. It employs international standards on peace and tolerance as derived from UNESCO declarations and resolutions to determine compliance and to advocate for change when necessary.
Israel-is- works to improve Israel’s positive image in the world, by promoting and creating quality human encounters between young Israelis and their fellow travelers from all over the world.
ISRAEL21c – an English-language online news magazine which was recognized as the single most diverse and reliable source of news and information about 21st century Israel.
Jewish News Syndicate (JNS)
Jewish News Syndicate (JNS) - is the fastest-growing news agency covering Israel and the Jewish World that provides news, features, opinions, and analysis to nearly 100 print newspapers and digital publications each week.
JIMENA – aims to achieve universal recognition for the heritage and history of the 850,000 indigenous Jewish refugees from the Middle East and North Africa and to ensure that the accurate history of Mizrahi and Sephardic Jews is incorporated into mainstream Jewish and Middle Eastern narratives in order to create balance in attitudes, narratives, and discourse about Middle Eastern refugees and the modern Jewish experience.
JLens – Ushering in the Jewish community to the field of Socially Responsible Investing (SRI).
My Truth – a grassroots, non-profit organization comprised of IDF reserve soldier who seeks to share the values and experiences of Israeli soldiers and show the high moral standards they strive to meet.
NGO Monitor– documents and publicizes distortions of human rights and international law in the context of the Arab-Israeli conflict, as well as double standards and biased campaigns.
Online Antisemitism Task Force
Online Antisemitism Task Force – a dedicated international team of over 100,000 activists who seek-out, monitor, and actively remove anti-Semitic and hateful content from the internet.
Palestinian Media Watch (PMW)
Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) – is changing the way governments and decision-makers view the Palestinian Authority by showing the promotion of hate and terror through the media.
Philos Project – is a dynamic leadership community dedicated to promoting positive Christian engagement in the Middle East.
Reservists on Duty
Reservists on Duty – Israeli reserve combat soldiers who feel it’s their duty to expose and counter BDS and the new anti-Semitism erupting on college campuses across America.
Shurat HaDin – By defending against lawfare suits, fighting academic and economic boycotts, and challenging those who seek to delegitimize the Jewish State, Shurat HaDin is utilizing court systems around the world to go on the legal offensive against Israel’s enemies.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon Pi
Sigma Alpha Epsilon Pi – a national Jewish-interest sorority founded in 1998 at the University of California-Davis, that embraces core values of unity, trust, strength, sincere sisterhood, and exemplifies Jewish values.
StandWithUs Saidoff Legal Department– empowers the pro-Israel community by providing students, professors and community activists with the legal resources and education necessary to stand up for Israel confidently and independently.
StopAntiSemitism.org- works to hold anti-Semites accountable and to create consequences for their bigoted actions by exposing the threat that they present to all Americans.
Students Supporting Israel (SSI)
Students Supporting Israel (SSI) – an independent grassroots Zionist movement, whose mission is providing a clear and confident pro-Israel voice on campus, changing the anti-Israel climate by proactive measures in addition to responding to bias anti-Israel propaganda.
TalkIsrael is a unique mobile and web application that aims to counter online misinformation about Israel. Through the application anyone, anywhere will be able to become a pro-Israel activist and share accurate and truthful positive coverage and news about Israel.
Tazpit Press Service (TPS)
Tazpit Press Service (TPS) – the one and only Israeli news agency providing news from an Israeli perspective to media outlets around the world.
The European Leadership Network (ELNET)
The European Leadership Network (ELNET), brings together leaders who believe in the importance of close relations between Europe and Israel, based on shared democratic values and common interests and provides unique opportunities for mutual dialogue among policymakers from different political backgrounds.
The Henry Jackson Society
The Henry Jackson Society – is a British think tank and policy-shaping force that fights for the principles and alliances which keep societies free – working across borders and party lines to combat extremism, advance democracy, and real human rights.
The International Legal Forum (ILF)
The International Legal Forum (ILF) – a nonprofit, proactive legal hub, centralizing efforts of lawyers, organization and activists worldwide, in their fight to promote justice, peace and equality in Israel and the Middle East.
The Lawfare Project
The Lawfare Project – The legal arm of the international Jewish community; fighting lawfare and providing pro bono representation to victims of discrimination, intimidation, and terrorism.
The Louis D. Brandeis Center (LDB)
The Louis D. Brandeis Center (LDB) – an independent, non-partisan institution for public interest advocacy, research, and education. The Center’s mission is to advance the civil and human rights of the Jewish people and to promote justice for all.
The Pinsker Center
The Pinsker Center – a UK-based ”start up” which seeks to defend freedom of expression on campus and ensure students from around the world hear a different narrative about Israel from internationally recognized experts and public figures.
The UK Student Leadership Program - StandWithUs UK
The UK Student Fellow Leadership Program is inspiring a new generation of diverse leaders from across Britain to stand up against the rising antisemitism in the UK, and to pursue pro-Israel outreach and activism.
UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI)
UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) is a non-profit association of lawyers who use their legal skills to fight BDS and other anti-Israel activity in UK and around the world.
UN Watch – leads the fight against anti-Semitism and anti-Israeli bigotry at the United Nations, taking the offensive against dictatorships and double standards.
Zachor Legal Institute
Zachor Legal Institute – produces legal scholarship and engages in activism to combat antisemitism and the delegitimization of Israel in governmental, commercial and campus environments.
Rita & Steve Emerson
Rita Emerson is on board of directors of the Emerson Family Foundation, an organization that supports the various counter- jihad groups and causes. Rita has worked for many years as an information specialist at the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Information Service hotline at UCLA. Rita holds a master’s degree in public health from California State University, Northridge.
Jodie & Steven Fishman
Steven J. Fishman graduated from the University of California, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, and received his CPA certificate in 1980. Steven is the managing partner of the accounting firm Fishman, Block + Diamond, LLP, and has practiced for over 40 years. Jodie and Steven have three children and six grandchildren, and they are very active in the Jewish community. Jodie has served as a co-chair for the Jewish Federation, lay leadership for Stephen Weiss, and on the Birthright Council. Steven is serving as the Immediate Past President, on the board and executive, governance, HR and finance committees of Stephen S. Wise Temple, an executive committee and National Council member
Eugene Fooksman is the Founder and President of the Fooksman Family Foundation. Eugene has been engaged in Jewish philanthropy since 2014, focusing on Jewish education, community development, and Israel advocacy. Eugene has been active in the Jewish community from a young age, starting as a member of the leadership team of the Jewish Agency youth movement in St Petersburg, Russia, and later playing different roles in Jewish programs in the US, including MishMash, Mitbachon, Limmud FSU, ClubZ.
Kfir Gavrieli is the co-founder and CEO of Tieks. Tieks designs and sells a line of women’s flat shoes known for it’s signature split-sole, Italian leather, comfort and portability. Tieks was one of the early brands to sell exclusively through it’s own website and today is one of the top web-only fashion brands in the world. Kfir founded the company with his sister, Dikla, in 2008, and the line officially launched in 2010. The company has been recognized by Forbes (25 Most Innovative Consumer..)
Julian Geller is passionate about investing in education, giving to Israeli universities, and providing scholarships. He has donated to Ben Gurion University, Tel Aviv University, Haifa University, Children’s Hospital and much more.
Michael Messinger founded Redwood in 2010 as a quantitative research based money management firm with a “risk first” mandate.Michael was raised in New Jersey, attending the Solomon Schechter day school. It was there, where the love for the State of Israel first began. Michael is married to Lexie and has two boys Hudson & Aiden.
Gila & Adam Milstein
Gila and Adam Milstein are the co-founders of the Milstein Family Foundation.Gila serves the President of Stand By Me, an organization that supports Israeli-American cancer patients and their families in Los Angeles. She sits on the Board of several organizations, including the American-Israel Education Foundation, the MERONA Students’ Initiative Foundation, and StandWithUs. Gila is a graduate of the Rothschild Hospital Nursing School, and served as an officer in the Israeli army.
Larry Post is a partner at Arena Capital Advisors, a high yield money management firm. His career included being Co-Head of the high yield bond departments at Smith Barney and Salomon Brothers, followed by being Co-Director of the Research Department and a Senior Trader at Drexel Burnham Lambert. Afterward, he founded Post Advisory Group, a high yield bond money management firm which grew to $14 billion in assets under management before being sold to Principal Financial Group. Mr. Post's other endeavors have included being on the Boards of the Jewish Federation of L.A, StandWithUS, the David Horowitz Freedom Center and on the investment committee of Cedar Sinai Medical Center.
Beryl Weiner is the founder of Selvin & Weiner, a professional law corporation. Beryl has been involved in complex business litigation in addition to family law and estate matters at both the trial and appellate levels, even “making law” at the California Supreme Court! Beryl is also involved in the leasing, purchase and development of real property and health care law, in which he counsels both health care providers and entities that own and operate health care facilities.