March 20, 2023
In February 2022, AJC New York and ACCESS NY launched State to State, a new series that celebrates the growing partnership and friendship between the State of New York and the State of Israel.
For our first installment of State to State, The Past, Present and Future of Israel-New York Relations, over 80 guests joined us at The Williamsburg Hotel in Brooklyn for a meaningful conversation featuring New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, Israel's Consul General Amb. Asaf Zamir, and Israel's Minister for Economic and Trade Affairs for North America Ms. Anat Katz about the strength and importance of Israel-New York relations and the future of trade and co-investment between our two states.
The second installment of State to State, From Startup Nation to Impact Nation, explored Israel and New York’s mutual commitment to safeguarding the planet for future generations in March 2023. In partnership with ACCESS NY and The Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan’s David H. Sonabend Center for Israel, this special program featured experts and leaders in sustainable development and social impact policy, including Ambassador Yehuda Yaakov, Senior Director of Social Impact Policy at Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the founders, CEOs, and representatives from the New York Power Authority, Soos Technology, PollyLabs, Ogen, and Joblio. We thank Michael Lustig, AJC New York Regional Board member and Social Impact Investor, for his tremendous work on this program.