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Daniel Sokatch has served as the CEO of the New Israel Fund since 2009. Under his leadership, NIF has risen to new heights as the great defender of justice, democracy and equality in Israel.Before joining NIF, Daniel served as the Executive Director of the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties. Prior to his tenure at the Federation, he was founding Executive Director of the Progressive Jewish Alliance (now Bend the Arc).  Daniel has been named four times to the Forward newspaper’s “Forward 50,” an annual list of the fifty leading Jewish decision-makers and opinion-shapers. He has contributed articles to leading newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, the Forward and Haaretz, and is the author of Can We Talk About Israel: A Guide for the Curious, Confused, and Conflicted (Bloomsbury, Fall 2021). Daniel holds an MA from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, a JD from Boston College Law School, and a BA from Brandeis University. He is married, is father to two daughters, and resides in San Francisco.

Ilana Snyder has been president of NIF Australia since 2015. An emeritus professor in the Faculty of Education, Monash University, her research and teaching have focused on critical literacy education in the digital age. She is currently involved in a mentoring program for early career researchers and the supervision of some doctoral students. Ilana is a board member of the literary magazine, the Australian Book Review.