This year may we be closer to a shared society and may we enjoy both peace and security.
About Hiam Simon
Hiam Simon, formerly a member of the Ameinu Board of Directors, is currently the Chief Operating Officer of the organization which has grown steadily during his tenure.
Prior to working at Ameinu, Hiam was the Executive Director of the Givat Haviva Educational Foundation, one of the oldest institutions serving the Israeli-Arab population in Israel. His work as Director of Development with Americans for Peace Now focused on fostering resources in support of the two state solution. He also managed the North American offices of both The Jerusalem Post and The Jerusalem Report and realized significant gains in their advertising and circulation.
Hiam has been a force in the progressive Zionist community his entire life, and was a delegate to the 36th World Zionist Congress.
As a lay leader, he is active on the Boards of Directors of the American Zionist Movement; the Habonim Dror Foundation, the Habonim Camping Foundation, and Camp Naaleh, of which he is a past chair.
During his many years living in Israel, he was Dean of Students for what is now the Alexander Muss High School in Israel, opened a bookstore in Jerusalem, and served in the Israel Defense Forces, with the final rank of sergeant.
Hiam is married to Dr. Deborah Bunim and together they share 4 children and 3 grandchildren.
Ameinu, Hebrew for “Our People,” is a national, multi-generational community of progressive Jews in North America. Recognizing the unbreakable bond between the Jewish people and Israel, as well as the commitment to make our own society better, we mobilize those Jews who seek opportunities to foster social and economic justice both in Israel and in North America. As Zionists, we understand that a secure peace between Israel and its neighbors is essential to the survival of a democratic Jewish state. With this in mind, we build support within the North American Jewish community for a negotiated two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.