Jewish National Fund-USA Breakfast for Israel

Central New Jersey
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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

Rabbi Laurence Groffman

Rachel Jager

Rita Rak

Vicki & Andy Solomon

Host Committee

Richard Abrams ∙ Jana Adelson ∙ Barbara Israel Bortniker & Dr. David Bortniker

Andrew Bronsnick ∙ Debbie & Mikey Burack ∙ Cheryl Becker & David Chakrin

Dr. Beth Banks Cohn & Jules Cohn ∙ Adina Lauer & Tzedek Gilmore ∙ Lori Gladstone ∙ Josh Goodkin

Rabbi Laurence Groffman ∙ Susan & Robert Grossman ∙ Sue & Frank Gurtman ∙ Beverly Gutterman

Rachel & Jeff Jager ∙ Marina & Dr. Alex Kirshenbaum ∙ Dr. Sarah & Rabbi Samuel Klibanoff

Rose Klinkowize ∙ Beth & Joe Korn ∙ Anne & Adrian Kroll ∙ Celine Leeds ∙ Barbra & Bruce London

Elena & Ed Meinhardt ∙ Ruth & Gary Merves ∙ Ruth & Howard Miller ∙ Anna Millstein

Renee & Josh Nabatian ∙ Allison & David Nagelberg ∙ Marcy Needle ∙ Rita & Stuart Rak

Lenore & Mark Rattner ∙ Micole & Daniel Richter ∙ Marci & Russell Robinson ∙ Alyssa & Orazio Russo

Pam & Lee Samuelson ∙ Sue Sandler ∙ Lisa & Irv Schwarzbaum ∙ Melissa & Brad Segal

Dina and Ilan Simon ∙ Vicki & Andy Solomon ∙ Phyllis Chancy Solomon ∙ Rhona & Neil Stein

Alyssa & Saul Sutton ∙ Brenda & Roy Tanzman ∙ Mindy & Aaron Tucker ∙ Joyce Weinberger

Staci & Glen Weiss ∙ Dina & Etan Wiesen ∙ Ruth-Ann Breitler & Rabbi Robert Wolkoff


Host Committee in formation

More Information

Celine Leeds, Executive Director, Central New Jersey

[email protected] or 973.593.0095 x820

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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!