Herbert Block

Herbert Block

Executive Director at AMERICAN ZIONIST MOVEMENT INC

Location:
40 Wall Street Suite #, New York City, New York, United States
HQ Phone:
(212) 318-6100

General Information

Experience

Principal  - Montrose Strategies

AEVP, Property Reclamation and Government Affairs  - JDC LLC

Assistant Executive Vice President  - Joint Distribution Committee, New York

Special Assistant To the President  - Manhattan Borough

Assistant To the Mayor  - NYC & Company

Assistant Executive Vice President  - The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee , Inc.

Deputy Director  - Independent Budget Office

Deputy Director for Intergovernmental Relations  - Corporation for National and Community Service

Education

B.A.  - Columbia University

J.D.  - Brooklyn Law School

degree  - urban studies , Columbia University

Affiliations

Member  - Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad

Board Member  - Hebrew Free Burial Association

Board Member  - CAJAC

Representative On the Board of Trustees  - NYC Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial

Board Member  - World Jewish Restitution Organization

Recent News  

Richard D. Heideman, President of AZM and Herbert Block, Executive Director of AZM, in a joint statement said: "From May 2017 until May 2018 AZM will mark a series of important milestones in Zionism and help inform Jewish communities and the general public about the history, relevance and importance of Zionism and its connection to the independence and vibrant democracy of the State of Israel."
Richard D. Heideman, President and Herbert Block, Executive Director of AZM said in their joint statement: "As we mark important milestones this year for Zionism, the Jewish people and the State of Israel, AZM has launched a platform of 'Zionism Forward' with the goal of reenergizing Zionism in America. At the AZM Biennial Assembly in March 2017, Richard D. Heideman of Washington DC was elected President of AZM and Herbert Block was appointed as Executive Director. During the AZM Assembly, Herbert Block was announced as its new Executive Director, succeeding Karen Rubinstein, who has provided decades of outstanding leadership and was named Executive Director Emeritus. Block was formerly an Assistant Executive Vice President of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee ("JDC") from 1999 to 2015, where he was responsible for the Government Affairs and Property Restitution portfolios for JDC, considered the world's leading Jewish humanitarian organization. Since 2011 Block has served as a Presidential Appointee as a Member of the U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad, a position he will continue to hold. Incoming AZM President Richard D Heideman, Incoming Executive Director Herbert Block, Outgoing Executive Director Karen Rubinsten and Outgoing President Rabbi Vernon Kurtz at AZM Biennial Assembly 2017 (From Left to Right: Karen Rubinstien, Executive Director Emerita, Rabbi Vernon Kurtz, outgoing President, Richard D. Heideman, incoming President, and Herbert Block, incoming Executive Director) Photo Credits: Michelle Claire Gevint Herbert Block Named Incoming Director of AZM March 3, 2017 by Karen AMERICAN ZIONIST MOVEMENT ANNOUNCES HERBERT BLOCK AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO SUCCEED KAREN RUBINSTEIN, RETIRING AFTER DECADES OF SERVICE Herbert Block photo New York, March 2, 2017. The American Zionist Movement (AZM) announced today the selection of Herbert Block as its new Executive Director. Mr. Block will join AZM following the organization's Biennial Assembly which will take place on March 5-6, 2017 in New York. Herbert Block comes to AZM from a long career in Jewish communal life and public service and will build on Karen's work as the organization moves forward." Mr. Block was formerly an Assistant Executive Vice President of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee ("JDC") from 1999 to 2015, where he was responsible for the Government Affairs and Property Restitution portfolios for JDC, considered the world's leading Jewish humanitarian organization. Most recently he has been serving as a consultant, advisor and project manager for private and non-profit organizations in the areas of government relations, public affairs and international Jewish communal issues. Since 2011 Mr. Block has served as a Presidential Appointee as a Member of the U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad, a position he will continue to hold. Previously Mr. Block served as Assistant Director for Intergovernmental and Public Affairs for the New York City Independent Budget Office from 1996 to 1999 and was Deputy Director for Intergovernmental Relations at the federal Corporation for National and Community Service from 1994 to 1995. He was Assistant to the Mayor of the City of New York from 1990 to 1993 and a Special Assistant to the Manhattan Borough President from 1986 to 1989. Mr. Block is a member of the Board of Directors of the Hebrew Free Burial Association and the Community Alliance for Jewish-Affiliated Cemeteries. He is the Mayor's Representative on the Board of Trustees of the NYC Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. Mr Block represents the World Jewish Restitution Organization on foundations in Poland and Lithuania addressing Jewish communal property restitution. He received a B.A. from Columbia University and a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.

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During the AZM Assembly, Herbert Block was announced as its new Executive Director, succeeding Karen Rubinstein, who has provided decades of outstanding leadership and was named Executive Director Emeritus.
Block was formerly an Assistant Executive Vice President of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee ("JDC") from 1999 to 2015, where he was responsible for the Government Affairs and Property Restitution portfolios for JDC, considered the world's leading Jewish humanitarian organization. Since 2011 Block has served as a Presidential Appointee as a Member of the U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad, a position he will continue to hold. Herbert Block Named Incoming Director of AZM March 3, 2017 by Karen AMERICAN ZIONIST MOVEMENT ANNOUNCES HERBERT BLOCK AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO SUCCEED KAREN RUBINSTEIN, RETIRING AFTER DECADES OF SERVICE Herbert Block photo New York, March 2, 2017. The American Zionist Movement (AZM) announced today the selection of Herbert Block as its new Executive Director. Mr. Block will join AZM following the organization's Biennial Assembly which will take place on March 5-6, 2017 in New York. Herbert Block comes to AZM from a long career in Jewish communal life and public service and will build on Karen's work as the organization moves forward." Mr. Block was formerly an Assistant Executive Vice President of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee ("JDC") from 1999 to 2015, where he was responsible for the Government Affairs and Property Restitution portfolios for JDC, considered the world's leading Jewish humanitarian organization. Most recently he has been serving as a consultant, advisor and project manager for private and non-profit organizations in the areas of government relations, public affairs and international Jewish communal issues. Since 2011 Mr. Block has served as a Presidential Appointee as a Member of the U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad, a position he will continue to hold. Previously Mr. Block served as Assistant Director for Intergovernmental and Public Affairs for the New York City Independent Budget Office from 1996 to 1999 and was Deputy Director for Intergovernmental Relations at the federal Corporation for National and Community Service from 1994 to 1995. He was Assistant to the Mayor of the City of New York from 1990 to 1993 and a Special Assistant to the Manhattan Borough President from 1986 to 1989. Mr. Block is a member of the Board of Directors of the Hebrew Free Burial Association and the Community Alliance for Jewish-Affiliated Cemeteries. He is the Mayor's Representative on the Board of Trustees of the NYC Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. Mr Block represents the World Jewish Restitution Organization on foundations in Poland and Lithuania addressing Jewish communal property restitution. He received a B.A. from Columbia University and a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.

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During the AZM Assembly, Herbert Block was announced as its new Executive Director, succeeding Karen Rubinstein, who has provided decades of outstanding leadership and was named Executive Director Emeritus.
Block was formerly an Assistant Executive Vice President of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee ("JDC") from 1999 to 2015, where he was responsible for the Government Affairs and Property Restitution portfolios for JDC, considered the world's leading Jewish humanitarian organization. Since 2011 Block has served as a Presidential Appointee as a Member of the U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad, a position he will continue to hold. Incoming AZM President Richard D Heideman, Incoming Executive Director Herbert Block, Outgoing Executive Director Karen Rubinsten and Outgoing President Rabbi Vernon Kurtz at AZM Biennial Assembly 2017 (From Left to Right: Karen Rubinstien, Executive Director Emerita, Rabbi Vernon Kurtz, outgoing President, Richard D. Heideman, incoming President, and Herbert Block, incoming Executive Director) Photo Credits: Michelle Claire Gevint Herbert Block Named Incoming Director of AZM March 3, 2017 by Karen AMERICAN ZIONIST MOVEMENT ANNOUNCES HERBERT BLOCK AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO SUCCEED KAREN RUBINSTEIN, RETIRING AFTER DECADES OF SERVICE Herbert Block photo New York, March 2, 2017. The American Zionist Movement (AZM) announced today the selection of Herbert Block as its new Executive Director. Mr. Block will join AZM following the organization's Biennial Assembly which will take place on March 5-6, 2017 in New York. Herbert Block comes to AZM from a long career in Jewish communal life and public service and will build on Karen's work as the organization moves forward." Mr. Block was formerly an Assistant Executive Vice President of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee ("JDC") from 1999 to 2015, where he was responsible for the Government Affairs and Property Restitution portfolios for JDC, considered the world's leading Jewish humanitarian organization. Most recently he has been serving as a consultant, advisor and project manager for private and non-profit organizations in the areas of government relations, public affairs and international Jewish communal issues. Since 2011 Mr. Block has served as a Presidential Appointee as a Member of the U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad, a position he will continue to hold. Previously Mr. Block served as Assistant Director for Intergovernmental and Public Affairs for the New York City Independent Budget Office from 1996 to 1999 and was Deputy Director for Intergovernmental Relations at the federal Corporation for National and Community Service from 1994 to 1995. He was Assistant to the Mayor of the City of New York from 1990 to 1993 and a Special Assistant to the Manhattan Borough President from 1986 to 1989. Mr. Block is a member of the Board of Directors of the Hebrew Free Burial Association and the Community Alliance for Jewish-Affiliated Cemeteries. He is the Mayor's Representative on the Board of Trustees of the NYC Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. Mr Block represents the World Jewish Restitution Organization on foundations in Poland and Lithuania addressing Jewish communal property restitution. He received a B.A. from Columbia University and a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.

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