Jewish National Fund's Breakfast for Israel - New England

Jewish National Fund Breakfast for Israel

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

8:00 - 9:00 am EST

The link to join the program will be emailed to you a few days in advance of the breakfast.

About the Breakfast

We’re celebrating the land and people of Israel, and we want you and your community to be a part of it. Join us for an engaging, impactful, and informative virtual Breakfast for Israel, enjoy a hilarious conversation between TV comedy writer and producer Phil Rosenthal and Steven Shalowitz, the host of our "IsraelCast" podcast, and learn how you can double your impact on Giving Tuesday. Sign up today to reserve your spot!

Thanks to the generosity of The Braverman Family Foundation, Harvey and Marnie Dietrich, and Ken and Nancie Segel, every gift made on Giving Tuesday will be matched, up to $1 million.



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Guest Speaker


Phil Rosenthal

American Television Writer and Producer


Phil Rosenthal is the creator of the hit CBS sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond and documentaries Exporting Raymond and Somebody Feed Phil. Born and raised in New York, Rosenthal moved to Los Angeles to pursue his career in entertainment. Following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, he co-wrote “America: A Tribute to Heroes.” In his 2005 book, You’re Lucky You’re Funny, he explored the art of comedy and the making of sitcom classics, and wrote, directed, and starred in his first feature film in 2011. In 2015, PBS aired Rosenthal’s first travel food series, “I’ll Have What Phil’s Having,” which received two Taste Awards and was winner of the 2016 James Beard Award for Best Television Program.  



Steven Shalowitz

Steven Shalowitz is the Host of Jewish National Fund’s “IsraelCast” podcast and for more than eight years, he has produced and hosted "The One Way Ticket Show” podcast where he explores with fascinating people where they'd go if given a one‑way ticket to the past, present, future, real, imaginary, or a state of mind. He's also a member of JNF's Social Media Committee. Steven invites you to connect with him on all social media: @stevenshalowitz. 

Event Chairs

Eric & Margie Berg

Maria Ponsillo & Arthur Rabinowitz

Table Captains - In Formation

Joanne Alinsky • Risa Aronson • Steve Aronson • Ros Barron
Eric & Margie Berg • Michael Blank • Bob Cohan • Larry Cohen
Sharon Cohen • Rachel Daniels • Debbie DeBotton • Sharon Efron
David Eisenberg • Judi Elovitz Greenberg • Rhonda Forman • Sue Goldberg

Dubi Gordon • Roberta Jacobs • David Joslin • Meyer Levy • Steve London

Harriet Merkowitz • Dan Ottenheimer • Lorri Owades • David & Debbie Peskin

Maria Ponsillo & Arthur Rabinowitz • Bari Popkin • Ralph Rotman • Kim Rubin

Jay Shuman • Ben Slutzky • Russ Stein • Janet Stein Calm & Fred Calm

Marti Stone • Wendy Webber • Jeffrey Woolf

More Information

Rina Wagman, Senior Campaign Executive, New England & Capital Region

[email protected] or 617.423.0999 x812


Sponsors - In Formation

Steve, Bunny & Lee Aronson, Aronson Insurance
Isaac Edry & Ami Joseph, Isaac’s Moving and Storage • Gene & Ruth Fax
Susan & Bill Firestone • Miriam May & Shaye J.D. Cohen
Leslie Bernstein • Jim & Barbara Conen • Michael & Gail Hoffman
Alissa Korn • Rick & Arlene Levin • Marc Zwetchkenbaum

Nancy Poorvu