Jewish National Fund-USA Breakfast for Israel

New England & the Capital Region
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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

8:00 - 9:00 am ET

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Join us virtually as we celebrate Chanukah and Giving Tuesday, the world’s biggest day of giving, during our annual Breakfast for Israel! Come together for this spectacular event with local members of your community to learn how you can make the impossible possible for the land and people of Israel and hear from our keynote speaker, New York Times bestselling author and award-winning journalist Yossi Klein Halevi. Halevi serves as a Senior Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem and co-directs a program that teaches emerging young Muslim American leaders about Judaism, Jewish identity, and Israel. 


Every gift made on Giving Tuesday will be matched, up to $1 million,
thanks to the generous donation of Andrea and Mike Leven.

Featured Guest Speaker

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Yossi Klein Halevi

Senior Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem


Yossi Klein Halevi is a Senior Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. He also co-directs the Institute's Muslim Leadership Initiative (MLI), which teaches emerging young Muslim American leaders about Judaism, Jewish identity, and Israel. Over the last three decades, he has delivered hundreds of lectures, including keynote addresses at the annual conferences of leading Jewish organizations.


Halevi is the author of several books including Like Dreamers, Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor, and Memoirs of a Jewish Extremist, which tells the story of his teenage years as a follower of the militant rightwing Rabbi Meir Kahane, and his subsequent disillusionment with Jewish radicalism.

Event Chairs

Jody Ference, Capital Region Chair

Adam Rizika, Boston Chair

Robin Santiago, Southern New England Chair

Host Committee

Joel Abramson ∙ Risa & Steven Aronson ∙ Rosaline Barron ∙ Margie & Eric Berg ∙ Michael Blank

Janet & Fred Calm ∙ Joey Cohen ∙ Sharon Cohen ∙ Rabbi Matthew Cutler ∙ Sharon Efron

David Eisenberg ∙ Asaf Elkayam ∙ Jody Ference ∙ Rhonda Forman ∙ Mara Ginsberg

Susan Goldberg ∙ Daniel Goodman ∙ Dubi Gordon ∙ Judi Elovitz Greenberg ∙ Sara Hefez

Lauren Iselin ∙ David Joslin ∙ Dana Klein ∙ Karen Lobel ∙ Steven London ∙ David Mamon

Harriet Merkowitz ∙ Dar Nadler ∙ Rabbi Daniel Ornstein∙ Lorri Owades ∙ Debbie & David Peskin

Emily Pfeffer ∙ Maria Ponsillo ∙ Adam Rizika ∙ Ralph Rotman ∙ Kim Rubin ∙ Robin Santiago

Kenneth & Nancie Segel ∙ Jay Shuman ∙ David & Shara Siegfeld ∙ Ben Slutzky ∙ Russ Stein

Marti Stone ∙ Tsila Waldman ∙ Jeffrey Woolf


Host Committee in formation

More Information

Sara Hefez, Executive Director, New England and the Capital District

[email protected] • 617-423-0999 x811


Emily Pfeffer, Senior Campaign Executive, New England

[email protected] • 617-423-0999 x812

RSVP Required
Sponsorship Opportunities Available
No Cost to Attend

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!

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