Board Members

The American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam was founded in the mid-1980s through the efforts of founding Directors Iva Kaufman and Sharon Burde and Board co-Presidents J. Zel Lurie and Dr. Harriet Arnone.

Honorary Council

  • Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski 
  • David Hitchcock 
  • Khalil Jahshan 
  • Hani Masri 
  • Hon. Richard Murphy
  • Naomi Shihab Nye 
  • Shibley Telhami 

Board of Directors & Affiliations

Executive Committee 

Rev. Gordon Webster, President
Brockport, NY

Joan C Waller, Co President 
Woodland Hills, CA

Judith Steingieser Dubin, Vice President
Child Development Specialist 
Santa Monica, CA

David Matz, Vice President 
Mediator, Professor 
Boston, MA

Deborah First, Secretary
Strategic Planning & Development Committee Chair 
Professor 
Chautauqua, NY

Herb Adelman, Treasurer
Del Mar, CA

Board of Directors

Judith Tuller 
Financial Advisor – Smith Barney 
New York, NY 

Susan Lurie Zaslavsky
Israel

Gordie Fellman 
Professor of Sociology
Cambridge, MA

Rima Mahmoud 
Jamaica Plain, MA

Richard Goodwin
Snowmass Village, CO

Barbara Ridberg
Rockville, MD

Robert Green,

Kinderhook, NY