2019 Annual Winter Connection Brunch
Friday January 18, 2019
Boca Raton Resort & Club
501 East Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL
Registration and Breakfast: 9:30 am, Program: 10:30 am
Former Israeli Professional Basketball Player
Tal Brody, nicknamed “Mr. Basketball”, is an American-Israeli former professional basketball player and current Goodwill Ambassador for Israel. He played on national basketball teams for both the United States and Israel, and served in the army of both countries.
A New Jersey All-Star basketball player in high school, Brody led his team to an undefeated state championship. At the University of Illinois, he was a high-scoring, slick-passing All-American point guard and was the 12th pick in the 1965 NBA draft. Before the NBA season started, Brody traveled to Israel, where he led the American team to a gold medal in the 1965 Maccabiah Games. He was then convinced by Moshe Dayan to move to Israel to help elevate the country’s basketball team and morale, leading him to a career with Maccabi Tel Aviv rather than the NBA. In 1977, he led his team to the FIBA European Champions Cup (now called EuroLeague) championship. Along the way, his team defeated the heavily favored Soviet Red Army team, CSKA Moscow. Brody’s famous remark upon beating the Soviets – “We are on the map, and we are staying on the map. Not only in sports, but in everything!” – has become a part of Israeli culture.
Russell F. Robinson
Jewish National Fund Chief Executive Officer
Over the course of nearly two decades as Chief Executive Officer, Russell F. Robinson has succeeded in making Jewish National Fund one of the top-rated charities in the United States, and the leading organization for the land and people of Israel.
For this work, he was ranked 26th on the Jerusalem Post’s list of the world’s 50 most influential Jews and highlighted in the best-selling book, The 24-Hour Turnaround: How Amazing Entrepreneurs Succeed in Tough Times.
Robinson continues to travel to Israel monthly to ensure that the organization’s mission is more relevant today than ever before, as he oversees Jewish National Fund’s precedent-setting One Billion Dollar Roadmap for the Next Decade campaign.
Please join us in the Gould Legacy Lounge immediately prior to and following the Winter Connection Brunch
You’ll have the opportunity to share your Israel story and learn from Bruce Gould and JNF professionals how Jewish National Fund can help you receive a generous fixed income for life while preserving our homeland for generations to come.
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