7:00 - 7:30 pm Teen Reception with Mayor Nisan Ben Hamo open to all Middle and High School Students
7:30 – 8:30 pm Program
8:30 - 9:00 pm VIP Reception*
*The program is open to all, the VIP reception is intended for donors of $5,000+ to JNF’s 2019 campaign and Root Society members (donors ages 22-40 who give $1,000+)

Please join us for a special reception with Nisan Ben Hamo, the mayor of Arad, and learn how Jewish National Fund is transforming the city as a part of Blueprint Negev which aims to bring 500,000 new residents to the Negev, revitalize the area, and relieve the population density around Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and Haifa.



Nisan Ben Hamo

Mayor of Arad, Israel

Nisan Ben Hamo was born and raised in the city of Arad, Israel to a family that was one of the city’s founders. From 1992 1998, he served in the Israel Defense Forces in the elite Duvdevan combat unit, and held the rank of Major. Nisan now serves as a commander in the military reserve unit. From 1999 2001, Nisan served as a security emissary in South America, and upon his return to Israel, he completed a degree in law and business administration at the Herzilia Interdisciplinary Institute. After his studies, Nisan became an attorney and was employed as General Counsel, and then as a member of the Ceragon Networks Company Board of Directors. In June 2015, Nisan was elected Mayor of Arad, winning with 72% of the votes.

Watch this Message from Mayor Nisan Ben Hamo

Event Co-Chairs

Phyllis Bernstein ∙ Randi Brokman 
Jeri Kimowitz ∙ Michael Landau
Rabbi Robert Tobin

More Information

Anna Millstein, Senior Campaign Executive, Central NJ
[email protected] or 973.593.0095 x826


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