Statement of The Jerusalem Fund, October 24, 2017

The Jerusalem Fund regularly hosts events featuring academics, policy makers and other influential voices who can add insights that may be helpful to the issues and projects important to our educational, humanitarian and cultural initiatives. The participation of these individuals in our programs do not and should not be considered an endorsement by The Jerusalem Fund of their particular views, political agendas, or an embrace of the groups and entities that they may represent.


The Jerusalem Fund Mourns the Passing of Dr. Jack Shaheen

Dr. Shaheen once said, “the story tellers of today have a tremendous impact on the world as we perceive it.” His influence on these story tellers has helped to improve perceptions of Arab Americans, and we are tremendously grateful for all of his brave efforts.

“The Poet and the Poem”

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March, 25 2016) — Executive Director, Zeina Azzam, was interviewed by poet Grace Cavalieri in a 30-minute segment for the Library of Congress’s “The Poet and the Poem” audio podcast.

Dr. Edmund Ghareeb appointed Senior Scholar at The Palestine Center

The Jerusalem Fund is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Edmund Ghareeb as Senior Scholar. “We have collaborated on projects with Dr. Ghareeb for many years,” said Dr. Subhi Ali, chair of The Jerusalem Fund’s Board of Advisors, “and now we are happy to welcome him to join us in a scholarly capacity.”

In memory of Dr. Mujid S. Kazimi

WASHINGTON, D.C. (6 July 2015) – The Jerusalem Fund for Education and Community Development is saddened by the loss of Dr. Mujid S. Kazimi, Professor of Nuclear Engineering at MIT, one of the world’s foremost educators and researchers in nuclear technology, and one of the pillars of our community, who died suddenly on Wednesday in China. He suffered a heart attack while visiting Harbin Engineering University to participate in an international advisory committee.

Zeina Azzam Named Palestine Center Executive Director

WASHINGTON, D.C. (9 March 2015) – The Jerusalem Fund Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Zeina Azzam as Executive Director of The Fund and its educational program, The Palestine Center. She joins the staff of The Jerusalem Fund on 11 March 2015.