Since 1977, Bernie Mermelstein has served as CEO of MZ Berger & Co., a New York-based accessory business that carries a variety of products, including watches and clocks, home décor items, jewelry, and consumer electronics. Alongside his professional pursuits, Bernie Mermelstein supports the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).
Those who would like to support AIPAC in its efforts to strengthen the United States-Israel relationship can get involved with the organization in several ways. Supporters can make a one-time donation on the group’s website or pledge appreciated securities through a broker. AIPAC also offers a planned giving program for individuals who would like to make the organization part of their estate plan.
In addition to financial support, AIPAC welcomes those who would like to be personally involved in the group’s activities. AIPAC clubs offer supporters the opportunity to join the organization for pro-Israel events in Washington, DC, and other cities. Individuals can join one of six AIPAC clubs, with an annual commitment ranging from $1,800 to $100,000.
Other ways to get involved with AIPAC include attending one of the group’s local or national events. The committee’s largest event is the AIPAC Policy Conference, which takes place in Washington, DC, each March. The event gives attendees the opportunity to attend education sessions, hear from speakers, and meet face-to-face with members of Congress. The next AIPAC Policy Conference will take place March 4-6, 2018.