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Agencies and Organizations

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American-Israel Chamber of Commerce of Minnesota
612-701-8153 or 651-308-7141
Fax: 612-455-2216 or:
Acting Executive Director: Harlan Jacobs
President: Brian H. Davis

At the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce of Minnesota, we build and encourage business relationships between Israel and Minnesota.


Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest
500 W. Madison St., Suite 3100
Chicago, IL 60661
312-380-8800 (1 to 3 p.m. only)
Fax: 312-380-8855
Consular Department: 312-380-8861 or:
Consul General to the Midwest: Roey Gilad

The official representative of the government of Israel to the Midwest region and its liaison with the Jewish community in 11 states.


Israel Advocacy
12 N. 12th St., Suite 480
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Fax: 612-349-6569
Director of Public Affairs: Bryan Goltzman

The JCRC advocates for peace and security for Israel through education, information, and community action. The JCRC advocates to elected officials, promotes fair media coverage, speaks about Israel in the community, and organizes Israel events.


Israel Center of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation
13100 Wayzata Blvd., Suite 200
Minnetonka, MN 55305
Fax: 952-593-2544

The Israel Center helps thousands of individuals and families of all ages experience Israel through travel and education. The professional staff links you to the best possible programs in Israel to fit your interests as well as provide scholarship information available through the Minneapolis Jewish Federation. The Israel Center also serves as a resource center for educators.


Israel and the Middle East: The Challenge of Peace
12 N. 12th St., Suite 480
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Fax: 612-349-6569
Co-Directors: Sally Abrams and Holly Brod Farber

“Israel and the Middle East: The Challenge of Peace” is a program of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas that goes to churches, synagogues, schools, and community groups to speak about the Arab-Israeli conflict. The JCRC designed this educational presentation around clear, meaningful goals to maximize learning while providing information that is balanced and thought–provoking. Dedicated and trained volunteers share a multimedia presentation that outlines the key facts, history, geography, and culture underlying the current state of affairs between Israelis and Arabs. The “Challenge of Peace” program also offers presentations on basic Judaism and anti-Semitism.


Minnesota Friends of the Israel Women’s Network
66 E. Ninth St., Apt. 2605
St. Paul, MN 55101
Fax: 651-227-5816

Minnesota Friends of the Israel Women’s Network supports the goals of Forward Global Women (, which supports Women as Peacemakers in the MENA region (Middle East North Africa); and the Israel Women’s Network (IWN), Israel’s foremost advocacy group for women’s rights. IWN works to improve the status of women in Israel, despite differing political opinions, religious outlooks and ethnic origins.


Mount Zion Temple — Israel Advisory Committee
1300 Summit Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105
Chairs: Brian Serle

The Mount Zion Temple Israel Advisory Committee creates and coordinates cultural and educational programs that strengthen the congregation’s connection to Israel. Check the Web site or contact the Temple office for a list of upcoming events.


St. Paul Community Shlicha (Emissary)
790 S. Cleveland Ave., Suite 227
St. Paul, MN 55116
Shlicha: Eden Kohali

Eden Kohali is here teaching and organizing Israel-themed programs for the St. Paul community and organizations affiliated with the Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul. The shlicha serves the entire community, working with the St. Paul JCC, the Talmud Torah of St. Paul and St. Paul synagogues.


State of Israel Bonds
1 N. LaSalle St., #1010
Chicago, IL 60601
800-969-3987 or 312-558-9400
Fax: 312-558-9014
Nissim Bejar, Registered Representative

(Updated 02.09.17)

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