Ways to Get Involved with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee

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American Israel Public Affairs Committee
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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.

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AIPAC Commends U.S. Government for $38 Million Aid Package

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American Israel Public Affairs Committee
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Bernie Mermelstein serves as the owner and CEO of MZ Berger & Co, a family-owned distributor of timepieces and accessories based in Long Island City, New York. Apart from his work, Bernie Mermelstein supports various Israeli awareness organizations, including the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) recently released a statement in support the recent Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the US and Israeli governments that will see some $38 million in funding – the largest amount ever – disbursed to Israel over the coming decade. Included in the MOU are funds for joint missile defense initiatives.

AIPAC gave special thanks to President Barack Obama and the rest of his administration for their efforts in securing this aid package agreement between the two nations. The organization also thanked both branches of Congress for their efforts and stated that they welcome the opportunity to work with them to ensure that the entire amount of the aid package receives funding.

American Israel Public Affairs Committee Hosts Policy Conference

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American Israel Public Affairs Committee
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Since 1977, Bernie Mermelstein has served as chief executive officer and owner of MZ Berger & Co. in New York. Heavily involved in the Jewish community, Bernie Mermelstein maintains membership with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

The AIPAC strives to protect, strengthen, and promote relations between the United States and Israel. In doing so, the organization also enhances the security of the two countries. It also draws on the efforts of more than 100,000 citizens from across the United States to work closely with their elected officials to strengthen the two countries’ relationships. In addition, although the AIPAC is not a political action committee, it works with members of Congress to educate them about the importance of a strong United States-Israel relationship.

One of the ways the AIPAC connects with its members is through its annual policy conference, with the 2017 event occurring on March 26-28 in Washington, DC. Attendees have an opportunity to meet with members of Congress and speak with them about Israeli issues as well as listen to a variety of speakers who cover topics relating to the Israel community. The 2016 conference featured sessions hosted by Vice President Joe Biden, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

The AIPAC Fellows Program

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American Israel Public Affairs Committee
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The owner and CEO of MZ Berger & Co., Bernie Mermelstein has grown the company’s accessory manufacturing business beyond timepieces to include consumer electronics, jewelry, personal care, stationery, home décor, and more. Also a supporter of US-Israel ties, Bernie Mermelstein is a member of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

The AIPAC Fellows Program is an initiative that selects highly motivated college graduates to strengthen the organization’s pro-Israel advocacy support base. Fellows admitted to the program play a key role in identifying and meeting potential AIPAC members and investors and explaining to them the importance of the organization and why it is imperative that US-Israel ties be kept strong.

The fellows are tasked with attending networking events to recognize potential donors, achieving fundraising targets, keeping abreast of professional developments in Israel and the Middle East, meeting AIPAC staff to ascertain whether key metrics are being met, and to take part in training sessions to grow their fundraising and networking skills.

A two-year program, the Fellows Program allows recent graduates an in-depth look at the policies shaping America’s future while growing their careers. Fellows enjoy a full year’s salary package with benefits and work from the organization’s offices in either New York City, New York; Los Angeles, California; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; or Baltimore, Maryland.

To be eligible for consideration, applicants are required to have a bachelor’s degree, a commitment to enhancing US-Israel ties, leadership skills, good communication skills, high energy, and a goal-oriented mindset.