Rhode Island-Israel Collaborative receives extended coverage by the Jewish Rhode Island newspaper
That liaison work is similar to the work you do with the Rhode Island Israel Collaborative; how would you summarize what you do there?
I think I’ll stick to our mission statement. Our mission is to connect Israel and Rhode Island in business, academia and research. Anything we can do to connect [people and organizations], we’ll be happy. And, as I continually say to our board, “It’s not what we do, it’s what other people do as a result of our efforts.” We all volunteer, everyone on the board and myself. It takes a lot of my time, but I see it as a labor of love. Our mission is to help. If you call me and say, “Avi, I want to do something in Israel,” I’ll go to my board. We’ll help you.