Jewish National Fund-USA Breakfast for Israel



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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

Debby Riegel, Tri-State Chair

Paula & Alvin Star, Northern New Jersey Chair

Larry Ingber, Long Island Chair

Scott Goldberg, Long Island Chair

Marla Horowitz, Westchester Chair

Micole Horowitz, Westchester Chair

Lauren Newcorn, JNFuture Chair

Host Committee

Matthew Amsterdam ∙ Sarah Azizi ∙ Susan Silver & Larry Beck ∙ Ginny Belofsky ∙ Michael Bodner 

Sheryl Buchholtz ∙ Adina & Lawrence Burian ∙ Lynette Buzen ∙ Doryne & Milton Davis

Kim & Jordan Dickstein ∙ Ashley Emrani ∙ Mark Engel ∙ Michael Feinman ∙ Dara Fersel ∙ Rachel Firestone

Ronald Frank ∙ Scott Goldberg ∙ Ariel Grunberg ∙ Rabbi Eytan Hammerman ∙ Shira Hochman ∙ Amy Iles

Larry Ingber ∙ Howard Ingram ∙ Tracy & Karl Kaplan ∙ Michael Kessler ∙ Michelle Kleger

Helen & Robert Levine ∙ Chelsea Mandel ∙ Ari Meridy ∙ Susan & Mark Monane ∙ Josh Nackman

Michael Nemirovksy ∙ Joan & Robert Oppenheimer ∙ Michele Rabinovitch ∙ Joseph Rosenberg

Ari Rubinstein ∙ Sheryl & Neil Sarnak ∙ Rabbi Charles Savenor ∙ Julie Schipper

Diane & Mark Seiden ∙ Steven Shalowitz ∙ Amanda Shane ∙ Craig Sklar ∙ Diana Sklar ∙ Sierra Stone

Alexander Szikla ∙ Temple Israel Center ∙ Freda Rosenfeld & Howard (Hillel) Wallick

Susan Chaddick & Bob Weiss ∙ Elaine & Mark Weitzman∙ Westchester Reform Temple

Rebecca Zimilover ∙ Lior Zommer


Host Committee in formation

More Information

Michael Feinman, Executive Director, Tri-State

[email protected] • 212.879.9305 x503


Josh Nackman, Campaign Associate, Tri-State

[email protected] • 212.879.9300 x504

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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