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
||Yair Pines, Budget Division |
|Ministry of Health
||Moshe Bar Siman Tov, Director General |
|Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services
||Eliezer Yablon, Director General |
|Ministry of Education
||Michal Cohen, 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: Irving Smokler
Health Advisory Committee Chairperson Prof. Gary Freed
Subcommittee on Adulthood Chairperson: Nora Barron and Daniel Dover
Subcommittee on Children Chairperson: Annie Sandler and Tricia Kallet