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A Special Group of Activist Members

"YIVO tells the story of an uprooted, migrating people and their vanished world. It lives in people’s minds and has been kept alive because of what it evokes and represents."

Sharon Mintz, New York

"YIVO is a link to the past, a celebration of roots, a symbol of continuity, a chance to pass on a culture from generation to generation."

Cathy Zises, New York

YIVO's Leadership Forum members come from diverse backgrounds. Some members are the children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors. Others come from families whose roots in America reach back many generations.

What we all share is a commitment to pass on our Jewish heritage to our children—to our own children and to the children of the Jewish community. Most of us are "baby boomers" and parents. We see ourselves as a bridge between our children and the world of their grandparents. We believe that only by understanding the past can we help write a new chapter of Jewish history for tomorrow.

For more information about the Leadership Forum, please contact Ella Levine, Director of Development and External Affairs, at 212-294-6128; email: elevine@yivo.cjh.org; or write to her at:

Ella Levine
Director of Development and External Affairs

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

15 West 16th Street

New York, NY 10011-6301


Leadership Forum Members
Cathy W. Zises

Chair

Cindy K. Stone
Co-Chair

Katja Goldman

Co-Chair

Charlie Rose Caren Constantiner Carol A. Stahl
Susan Oppenheim Laura Shapiro Kramer Jane Shapiro
Rita K. Levy Myra Treitel