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Robert Benedon

Travels from Cherry Hill, NJ

Availability: Contact JNF Speakers Bureau for availability.



“As I tell people when I speak about JNF, what began as an organization to purchase (redeem) land, which would become the modern state of Israel, has become an organization involved in every facet of daily life in Israel. From Zionist education, to inclusive parks, to water, to security roads, to historical site preservation, to developing the Negev and the Galil, to supporting the firefighters, the list is endless. We really are ‘Your Voice in Israel’ to the American people and allow them to directly impact the daily lives of our family in Israel.”

Dr. Bob Benedon (Cherry Hill, NJ) has a private practice in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry and is a Clinical Professor of Periodontics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Although he has practiced, taught and enjoyed dentistry for the past 30 years, his true love and involvement has been in the Jewish community. Bob was active in the Solomon Schechter school system locally, serving as School Board Chairman for three years, as well as on the national level, having served on the Solomon Schechter Day School Association Board and has twice co-chaired their Biennial Conference. He continues to serve locally on the Schechter Executive Committee, a position he has held for over 20 years. He is involved in the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey, serving on the Board of Directors, and numerous other committees. He chaired the Men’s Campaign for four years and was the Co-Chair of the Major Gifts Division. Bob was awarded the Shellie Greenspun Young Leadership Award in 2002 for his efforts. Passionate about JNF, Bob is outgoing Chair of Makor, past Major Gifts Chair and current South Jersey Major Gifts Chair, and serves on the JNF Budget and Finance Committee. He has been to Israel with JNF 13 times (chairing seven missions) and marvels at the breadth of JNF’s work. All three of his sons attended the Alexander Muss High School in Israel, recently acquired by JNF.

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