18th Annual Jack Hirsch Memorial Breakfast

Breakfast at the Ballpark
Team Israel Playing Baseball

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

7:15 am - Registration & Networking

8:00 am - Program & Breakfast


Truist Park

755 Battery Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30339

Join Jewish National Fund-USA for the highly anticipated return of our annual Breakfast at the home of the Atlanta Braves. Enjoy breakfast at the ballpark with fellow Israel-loving community members as we celebrate our Jewish homeland and learn how JNF-USA helps make the impossible possible for the land and people of Israel. We are excited to welcome guest speakers, former MLB players and local legends, Ron Blomberg and Art Shamsky, who will share how their Jewish values helped to fuel their success. Together we will celebrate the power that determination has to make dreams come true.


All guests will be able to take a photo with the World Series Trophy.


Free parking available in the Delta Lot immediately adjacent to the Stadium.

All attendees are required to provide proof of vaccination upon entry.

Read more about this event in the Marietta Daily Journal.


Abe Schear

"Mr. Baseball"


Abe Schear is a partner in the Real Estate and Leasing practice of Arnall Golden Gregory, LLP and serves as leader of the international business division. Schear serves as the editor of Baseball Digest, a special publication of Arnall Golden Gregory, LLP.  He is also the author of I Remember When: A Collection of Memories from Baseball's Biggest Fans. Abe is a proud member of Jewish National Fund-USA’s Herzl Society, Lawyers for Israel, Gould Legacy Society, and a former member of the Atlanta Board of Directors and Board of Trustees.


Ron Blomberg

American Former Major League Baseball Player


Ron Blomberg is a Jewish baseball legend. In 1973, he was the New York Yankees' team leader in batting average and secured his spot in the MLB Hall of Fame as the first-ever designated hitter. After retiring from the MLB, he coached baseball in Israel and at Yankee Fantasy Camp.

Art Shamsky

American Former Major League Baseball Player


Art Shamsky is a former Major League Baseball player who was a member of the "Miracle Mets," which won their first World Championship in 1969. He is a sports commentator, managed the Israeli professional baseball team Modi’in Miracle in 2007, and wrote The Magnificent Seasons on three New York teams’ first championship wins in 1969 and 1970. His book After the Miracle: The Lasting Brotherhood of the ’69 Mets was released in March of 2019.

Event Chair

Mark Kopkin


Recruitment Chairs

Caryn Berzack ∙ Lindsay Lewis ∙ Samantha Weidenbaum


Table Captains

Robyn & Matthew Bernstein ∙ Caryn & Jonathan Berzack ∙ Laurie & Sidney Besmertnik

Marcus Brodzki ∙ Justine Cohen ∙ Delilah Cohen ∙ Cobi & Bennie Cohen

Dorian Denburg ∙ Rabbi Daniel Dorsch ∙ Romi Elkounovitch ∙ Amy & Chuck Fox

Connie & Danny Frankel ∙ Ariel Frechtman ∙ Ilan Gluck ∙ Jacob Gluck

Benjamin Gluck ∙ Jackie Goldstein ∙ Gladys Hirsch ∙ Michelle Horesh

Michael Jacobson ∙ Barbara & Alan Kaplan ∙ Mark Kaufman ∙ Mark Kopkin

Natasha Lebowitz ∙ Andrew Levison ∙ Sharon & Mike Levison ∙ Cheri Levitan

JoEllen Levy ∙ Lindsay & Darryl Lewis ∙ Barbara Lincoln & Gary Rosenshein

Alan Lubel ∙ Michael Miller ∙ Raoul Nowitz ∙ Aviva Postelnik ∙ Paul Scheinberg

Leigh Schiff ∙ Rabbi Larry Sernovitz ∙ Andy Siegel ∙ Barri Seitz ∙ Todd Starr ∙ Judith & Gary Stolovitz

Mark Vollbrecht ∙ Samantha & David Weidenbaum ∙ Sharon & Howard Wexler

Roni Wolk ∙ Allan Zachariah ∙ Ronnie & Howard Zandman ∙ Ula Zusman


Table Captains in Formation.

Sponsors hosting a table listed as table captains on registration page.

Thank You To Our Sponsors

MVP Sponsor

Grand Slam Sponsors

George B. Kaufman Foundation

Halpern-Oppenheimer Family Foundation

Starting Line Up Sponsors

Alterman Commercial Real Estate

American Jewish Committee

Kopkin & Englehardt Wealth Management

Miller Management

Michael Morris

Wolfe Law, LLC


Sponsors in Formation

More Information

Beth Gluck, Executive Director, Greater Atlanta

[email protected] • 404.236.8990 x851


Unparalleled in the Jewish philanthropic world, Jewish National Fund-USA’s strategic vision has been, and always will be, to ensure a strong, secure, and prosperous future for the land and people of Israel. Everything we do is consistent with this vision—population growth in the north and south, connecting the next generation to Israel, infrastructure development, ecology, forestation, heritage preservation, and more!

JNF–USA requires all attendees, staff and vendors to provide proof of vaccination upon entry to the event. JNF–USA events adhere to all CDC guidelines, as well as State and Federal regulations. We require patrons to adhere to local mandates regarding wearing masks. Please stay home if you been exposed to COVID-19 in the last 14 days or are showing COVID-19 symptoms. We recommend patrons test themselves within 72 hours prior to this event.