“Making the Desert Bloom – Fulfilling His Grandfather’s Dream”

Guest speaker

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Alon Ben-Gurion

Grandson of David Ben-Gurion

Alon Ben-Gurion dedicates his life to actively promoting development in the Negev, working to make the region bloom and realize the dream of his grandfather, David Ben-Gurion. Ben-Gurion has built an extensive network through his years as a hospitality consultant managing hotels worldwide, which has given him the tools to help fulfill the shared vision of Jewish National Fund and David Ben-Gurion.

Guest speaker


Russell F. Robinson

CEO, Jewish National Fund

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. He has been ranked 26th on the Jerusalem Post’s list of the world’s 50 most influential Jews.

VIP Reception for Major Donors

Be'er Sheva: the Epicenter of the Future of Zionist Education
Russell F. Robinson will lead an intimate gathering immediately after the breakfast and give major donors an exclusive look at the incredible vision Jewish National Fund has for the future of Zionist education and the continued development of the Negev. This event is open to donors who give $5,000+ and JNFuture donors ages 22-40 who give $1,000+ to JNF's 2019 campaign.

Event Co-Chairs

Alyson and Michael Chananie
Rachel Cohen
Dr. Beth and Jules Cohn 
Anne and Adrian Kroll
Barbra and Bruce London
Allison and David Nagelberg
Phyllis Solomon
Dr. Naomi Vilko and Dr. Sidney Goldfarb


Congregation B'nai Tikvah Leadership

Rabbi Robert Wolkoff
Cantor Bruce Rockman

Event Ambassadors

Jana Adelson ∙ Paulette and Howard Albert

Ellen and Jeff Barrie ∙ Barbara and David Bortniker

Rabbi Nasanayl Braun ∙ Beth and Drew Fromkin
Josh Goodkin ∙ Iris Kislin
Ruth Anne Koenick ∙ Rabbi Randi Musnitzky and Rabbi Ronald Kaplan

Miriam Metzger ∙ Rabbi Joel Mishkin
Rabbi Jeffrey Pivo ∙ Rabbi Michael Pont
Elizabeth Renna ∙ Joe Rosenberg

Cantor Bruce Rockman ∙ Alyssa and Orazio Russo
Rhona and Neil Stein ∙ Rabbi David Z. Vaisberg

Ruth and Sunny Weiner

Ruth-Ann Breitler and Rabbi Robert Wolkoff

More Information

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


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