Jewish National Fund-USA Breakfast for Israel

Jewish National Fund-USA Breakfast for Israel

Sunday, March 6, 2022

11:00 am - 12:00 pm ET


Join us virtually with fellow members of the Central New Jersey community to learn about the impact we have on the land and people of Israel. Hear from renowned chef Lior Lev Sercarz about the Galilee Culinary Institute by JNF (GCI), a one-of-a-kind total-immersion culinary institute, located in the heart of Israel’s northern Galilee region and enjoy a live cooking demo. A pillar of Jewish National Fund-USA’s Go North initiative, GCI combines culinary and restaurant expertise, tourism, and entrepreneurship, and is expected to transform northern Israel into a thriving community and culinary hub.



Lior Lev Sercarz

Owner, La Boîte, and Co-Founder & Chief Culinary Officer, Galilee Culinary Institute by JNF


Lior Lev Sercarz is the chef, spice blender, and owner of La Boîte, a biscuits and spice shop in New York City. Sercarz and La Boîte have been featured in The New York TimesVogueIn Style Magazine, Every Day with Rachael Ray, Food & Wine Magazine, and the SAVEUR 100. Since the start of his career, he has worked closely with chefs from around the world. In 2012, he produced a cookbook entitled, The Art of Blending, and his second book, The Spice Companion, was published in 2016.

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Russell F. Robinson

CEO, Jewish National Fund-USA


As the Chief Executive Officer of Jewish National Fund-USA, Russell F. Robinson has spent the last 23 years developing the land of Israel, in partnership with the people of Israel, to ensure quality of life opportunities for all its residents. He has succeeded in making Jewish National Fund-USA one of the top-rated charities in the United States, and the leading organization for the land and people of Israel.

Let's Make Breakfast!

We're sorry we can't eat breakfast together this year, but lets have breakfast together in spirit!

Make one or more of these recipes from Galilee Culinary Institute.



Hummus Tahina

Salmon Ceviche

Caramelized Fennel Salad with Pecorino Green Olives and Almonds



Tahini Shortbread Cookies

Hazelnut Chocolate Babka

Cinder Cocktail

Event Leadership

Anne & Adrian Kroll

Event Co-Chairs


Rabbi Michael Pont

Sponsorship Chair


Alyssa Russo

President, Central New Jersey


Barbra London & Phyllis Chancy Solomon

Co-Chairs, Central New Jersey Monmouth Middlesex Committee

Table Captains

Jana Adelson ∙ Paulette & Howard Albert ∙ Ellen & Jeff Barrie

Dr. Laura & Cantor Larry Brandspiegel ∙ Ruth-Ann Breitler & Rabbi Robert Wolkoff

Alyson & Michael Chananie ∙ Helene & Gary Cohen ∙ Janet Cohen ∙ Beth & Jules Cohn

Emily Edelstein & Liz Renna ∙ Beth & Drew Fromkin ∙ Arlene & Mitch Frumkin ∙ Beverly Gutterman

Ruth Anne Koenick ∙ Beth & Joel Krinsky ∙ Anne & Adrian Kroll

Celine Leeds ∙ Jen & Michael Levin ∙ Barbra & Bruce London ∙ Rabbi Laurence Malinger

Ruth & Gary Merves ∙ Anna Millstein ∙ Rabbi Joel Mishkin ∙ Allison & David Nagelberg

Rabbi Jeff Pivo ∙ Rabbi Michael Pont ∙ Maida & David Richlin ∙ Micole & Dan Richter

Adrienne & Andrew Ross ∙ Alyssa & Orazio Russo ∙ Phyllis Chancy Solomon

Rhona & Neil Stein ∙ Brenda & Roy Tanzman ∙ Sunny & Ruth Weiner


Table Captains in Formation

Thank You To Our Sponsors

Eshkol Sponsors

Beth & Andrew Fromkin Family Foundation

Gail & Gerry Farber

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“Home Health Care with Feeling”


Galilee Sponsors

Arlene & Mitch Frumkin


Arava Sponsors

Ivy & Russell Herman

Jill & Eric Lavitsky


Negev Sponsors

Robin & Harold Lebwohl

Ann & Dr. Kenneth Nahum


Sponsors in Formation

More Information

Anna Millstein, Director, Central NJ

[email protected] ∙ 973.593.0095 x826


JNF–USA events adhere to all CDC guidelines, as well as State and Federal regulations, as well as requirements of our host venue.

Please stay home if you have been exposed to COVID-19 in the last 14 days or are showing COVID-19 symptoms.

Please wash your hands frequently and use hand sanitizer upon arrival and throughout the event.

JNF–USA requires all staff to be vaccinated and encourages all patrons and donors to adhere to all CDC guidelines regarding vaccination and wearing masks.