Naomi B. Levine, JD

Special Advisor to President, New York University
Chair & Executive Director, George H. Heyman, Jr. Center for Philanthropy & Fund-Raising

Naomi Levine is Special Advisor to the President of New York University; Chair and Executive Director of the George H. Heyman, Jr. Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising; and Chair of the Boards of the Edgar M. Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life and the Taub Center for Israel Studies.

For 22 years, Naomi Levine was Senior Vice President for External Affairs at NYU. In this capacity, Mrs. Levine was responsible for development and fundraising; press and public relations; alumni relations; and all special events relating to and involving alumni, trustees and donors.

Previously, Mrs. Levine was the National Executive Director of the American Jewish Congress, a national organization concerned with the political, social and economic needs of Jews in the United States and the security of people in Israel and the Diaspora. She was the first woman to hold this position. For many years she was Assistant Professor in Race Relations at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Naomi Levine is a lawyer, a graduate of Columbia Law School (1948), where she was an editor of its Law Review. She is expert in constitutional law as it relates to civil rights, civil liberties, church-state separation, discrimination and the rights of minorities.

Prior to her work with AJCongress, Mrs. Levine practiced law in New York City. She received her undergraduate education at Hunter College (1944) and is the author of several books and articles on intergroup relations. She recently published a scholarly biography of Edwin Montagu, Secretary of State to India 1917-1918, who played an important role in the history of England before and during World War I.