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Herb Keinon to Speak at Jewish National Fund

Societies Networking Reception

Contact: Elisa Schindler • JNF Greater New York Senior Campaign Executive • 212-879-9305 ext. 501 •

April 17, 2006— New York, NY— On Wednesday, May 10, 2006, Jewish National Fund (JNF) of Greater New York will host a Societies Networking Reception at the Chef’s Table at the New York Academy of Sciences featuring Herb Keinon, diplomatic correspondent for The Jerusalem Post.  

JNF Societies— including the Wall Street-Financial Industry Society, the Legal Society, the Business Society, and the Real Estate Society— reach out to members of the professional and business communities to support the critical environmental work of JNF in Israel. 

The cocktail reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be followed by a program at 7:15 p.m.  Herb Keinon will present “From Oslo to Separation: how five years of terrorism has transformed Israel, its politics, the Zionist dream and the country’s path to peace.”

Donations raised through the Societies will go towards the JNF Greater New York region’s $5 million commitment to the Be’er Sheva River Project, part of JNF’s Blueprint Negev— the initiative to develop Israel’s Negev desert into a hospitable, habitable environment that will become home to an additional 250,000 people over the next five years.     

Herb Keinon has worked for The Jerusalem Post for the last 20 years.  He took over the diplomatic beat just after the failed Camp David summit and just before the start of the second intifada.  Keinon is responsible for covering the Prime Minister and the Foreign Minister, often accompanying the Prime Minister on his trips abroad.  Keinon makes frequent appearances as a guest commentator on radio and television programs and as a lecturer in the United States, Canada and Europe. 

Originally from Denver, Keinon holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Colorado, Boulder and an M.A. in journalism from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.  He has lived in Israel for 25 years and currently resides in Ma’ale Adumim, just outside of Jerusalem.  He is married with four children. 

The New York Academy of Sciences is located at 2 E. 63rd Street between Madison and Fifth Avenues.  To RSVP for the JNF Societies Networking Reception, contact Elisa Schindler at 212-879-9305 ext. 501 or  To register online, visit  Please RSVP by Monday, May 1st.    

For more information about the JNF Wall Street-Financial Industry, Legal and Business Societies contact Elisa Schindler.  For information about the new JNF Real Estate Society contact Howard Ingram at 212-879-9305 ext. 509 or

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JEWISH NATIONAL FUND (JNF) began in 1901 as a dream and vision to reestablish a homeland in Israel for Jewish people everywhere. Jews the world over collected coins in iconic JNF Blue Boxes, purchasing land and planting trees until ultimately, their dream of a Jewish homeland was a reality. JNF gives all generations of Jews a unique voice in building a prosperous future for the land of Israel and its people.

JNF embodies both heart and action; our work is varied in scope but singular in benefit. We strive to bring an enhanced quality of life to all of Israel’s residents, and translate these advancements to the world beyond. JNF is greening the desert with millions of trees, building thousands of parks, creating new communities and cities for generations of Israelis to call home, bolstering Israel’s water supply, helping develop innovative arid-agriculture techniques, and educating both young and old about the founding and importance of Israel and Zionism.

JNF is a registered 501(c)(3) organization and United Nations NGO, which continuously earns top ratings from charity overseers.

For more information on JNF, call 888-JNF-0099 or visit


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