Jewish National Fund's 2016 National Conference Comes to NYC This September
Adam H. Brill, Director of Communications
JEWISH NATIONAL FUND’S 2016 NATIONAL CONFERENCE
COMES TO NYC THIS SEPTEMBER
Featuring a Host of ‘Who’s Who’ in American and Israeli Jewry
New York, NY: April 19, 2016 – Participants from across the US and Israel will congregate at Jewish National Fund’s (JNF) 2016 National Conference in New York City from September 16-19 and feature a ‘Who’s Who’ of Americans, Israelis, and hundreds of young people attending a college summit, as they explore and expand the relationship of the American Jewish community with Israel. The National Conference will also serve as a platform to showcase the vision of JNF and how it provides a unique voice in building a prosperous future for the land and people of Israel.
JNF’s National Conference annually attracts more than 1,000 participants from across the U.S. This year some of the scheduled speakers include: Ronald S. Lauder, JNF Chairman of the Board; Harvard Law School Professor Alan Dershowitz; Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon; Malcolm Hoenlein, Executive Vice Chairman, Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations; Knesset Member and Zionist Union Chair Merav Michaeli; New York Times columnist Bruce Feiler; Wall Street Journal Deputy Editorial Page Editor Bret Stephens, and many others. Conference co-chairs are David and Laureine Greenbaum of New York, NY.
"No country in the history of the world has contributed more to humanity in the first 68 years of its existence than Israel,” said Prof. Dershowitz. “I am very pleased to join Jewish National Fund at their National Conference as JNF's work in Israel is a major part of that success story. It's about time the international community singled out Israel for deserved praise rather than undeserved condemnation."
Jeffrey E. Levine, President of JNF, remarked, “No other non-profit organization unites as many individuals with Israel and our National Conference brings together Americans who are committed to seeing Israel thrive. Here, JNF donors will hear the issues that really matter, meet our partners in Israel who will be exhibiting their amazing work, and develop goals to continue to grow and secure Israel’s future.”
JNF strives 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 across Israel, 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.
Driven by a deep sense of purpose and responsibility, JNF is in the midst of its unprecedented One Billion Dollar Roadmap campaign. The campaign—which takes us forward through Israel’s 75th jubilee—matches an ambitious financial target with a comprehensive strategic vision, enabling JNF to connect American Jews to the people of Israel as never before and implement unique projects to strengthen Israel for the long-term.
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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 www.jnf.org.