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Jenner & Block Partner Debbie L. Berman has been appointed to the board of governors of the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI). Established in 1929, JAFI was instrumental in founding and building the State of Israel and continues to serve as the official link between the Jewish state and Jewish communities everywhere. It acts as a central meeting ground for world Jewry and a forum for collective discussion and decision-making on global priorities. Its board comprises high-level Jewish leaders from around the world, including Chairman Jim Tisch, the CEO of Loews Corporation, and Chief Executive Natan Sharansky, a famous Prisoner of Zion in the former USSR before Soviet Jews were permitted to emigrate.
Debbie is a litigator and co-chair of the Media and First Amendment Practice. She is also active in a variety of community organizations, including serving as chair of the Jewish United Fund’s Israel and Overseas Commission.