The Institute was established in 1974 as an independent, non-profit partnership between the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee and the Government of Israel. In 2004, this partnership was expanded to include the David and Inez Myers Foundation.
The Board of Directors includes representation from the Government, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee and the David and Inez Myers Foundation. The Board comprises senior government officials (from the Ministries of Finance, Education, Health, Social Services and the National Insurance Institute), along with international experts and major Jewish lay leaders from the Diaspora. It represents a unique forum to address shared critical social issues and needs.
The Government of Israel is represented by:
|Ministry of Finance
||Moshe Bar Siman Tov, Budget Division|
|Ministry of Health
||Dr. Ronni Gamzu, Director-General|
|Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services
||Nachum Itzkovitz, Director-General|
|Ministry of Education
||Dalit Stauber, Director General|
|National Insurance Institute
||Prof. Shlomo Mor-Yosef, Director-General|
The Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute Committee has three subcommittees, which provide input into the research program, share knowledge and experience and promote collaboration with other professional and Jewish organizations.
MJB Committee Chairperson: Martin Paisner
Subcommittee on Adulthood Co-Chairpersons: Nora Barron and Judah Kraushaar
Subcommittee on Children Chairperson: Annie Sandler