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Published: 3 Cheshvan ג' חשון, October 11, 2010

Nefesh B’Nefesh Appoints Janine Strauss as Director of Global Affairs

(JERUSALEM; 11 OCTOBER 2010) – Nefesh B’Nefesh today announced the appointment of former CEO of the Israel Tennis Center Adv. Janine Strauss to the position of Director of Global Affairs. As part of her role at Nefesh B’Nefesh, Strauss will be working closely with friends and supporters of the organization around the world to expand and enhance its capacity to bring Olim from North America and the UK.

Janine Strauss, who made Aliyah from South Africa in 1972, comes to the organization after serving on the International Board of Directors of the Israel Tennis Center, and holding the position of Chief Executive Officer for the past 10 years. In her role at the Israel Tennis Center, Strauss was responsible for promoting tennis and education in Israel by working with Israeli children from all walks of life, teaching them values of cooperation, self reliance and excellence through the medium of sport. 

Strauss, who studied law at the Tel Aviv University, after obtaining a BA in Political Science and English Literature from the University of Natal in Durban, South Africa, has practiced law in New York and Tel Aviv. She is also a past Israel Women's Tennis Champion and has represented Israel internationally as a member of the Fed Cup Team.

"I am excited at the challenge and opportunity this position presents,” said Janine Strauss. “It will be  rewarding to utilize my experience and skills to help such a dynamic and respected organization as Nefesh B’Nefesh increase its capabilities to facilitate Western Aliyah.”

Janine is married to Dr. Simon Strauss and is the mother of a daughter and son. She resides in Kfar Shmaryahu, Israel. 

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About Nefesh B’Nefesh
Founded in 2002, Nefesh B’Nefesh in cooperation with the Israeli government and the Jewish Agency for Israel, is dedicated to revitalizing Aliyah from North America and the UK by removing or minimizing the financial, professional, logistical and social obstacles of Aliyah. The support and comprehensive social services provided by Nefesh B'Nefesh to its 25,000 newcomers, has ensured that 98% of its Olim have remained in Israel. www.nbn.org.il

For more information please contact: Renana Levine / renana@nbn.org.il
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