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. 


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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

Jana Adelson ∙ Barbara Israel Bortniker & Dr. David Bortniker

Andrew Bronsnick ∙ Cheryl Becker & David Chakrin

Dr. Beth Banks Cohn & Jules Cohn ∙ Josh Goodkin

Rabbi Laurence Groffman ∙ Susan & Robert Grossman

Sue & Frank Gurtman ∙ Rachel Jager ∙ Marina & Dr. Alex Kirshenbaum

Dr. Sarah & Rabbi Samuel Klibanoff ∙ Beth & Joe Korn

Barbra & Bruce London ∙ Elena & Ed Meinhardt ∙ Ruth & Gary Merves

Allison & David Nagelberg ∙ Marcy Needle ∙ Rita Rak

Lenore & Mark Rattner ∙ Micole & Daniel Richter

Marci & Russell Robinson ∙ Alyssa & Orazio Russo

Pam & Lee Samuelson ∙ Melissa & Brad Segal ∙ Vicki & Andy Solomon

Phyllis Chancy Solomon ∙ Rhona & Neil Stein ∙ Alyssa & Saul Sutton

Brenda & Roy Tanzman ∙ 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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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!