Jewish Women Who Mean Business

Hosted by Women for Israel South Florida

Golda Meir as Rosie the Riveter

Thursday, June 17, 2021

1:00 - 2:00pm ET


-“Whether women are better than men I cannot say,

but I can say they are certainly no worse.” – Golda Meir


Join Jewish National Fund-USA Women for Israel as we bring together strong, like-minded women to discuss how female leaders are making an impact in their community and how you can change the world around you.


This complimentary event is part of the Women for Israel: Continuing the Journey series open to all donors who have contributed $360+ to the 2021 Women’s campaign.

Community Panel


Melanie Schnoll Begun

Managing Director & Head of Wealth Management’s Philanthropy Management Group at Morgan Stanley


Melanie Schnoll Begun serves as Managing Director and Head of Wealth Management’s Philanthropy Management at Morgan Stanley. She works with the firm’s most influential clients to focus, support, and scale their philanthropic endeavors. In addition to spearheading Philanthropic Consulting Services, Melanie launched and oversees the Morgan Stanley Global Impact Funding Trust (GIFT) and Foundation Management Services, a platform for family and corporate foundations.


Melanie is also the Nominating Chair and a former board president of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation New York City chapter, President of Morgan Stanley GIFT, and Co-Chair of Inwood Charities, among other roles.


Meital Stavinsky

Partner & Chair of Israel Practice at Holland & Knight


Meital Stavinsky, a Miami and Washington DC attorney, is a member of Holland & Knight’s Public Policy & Regulation Group and Co-Chair of the firm's Israel Practice. She focuses her practice on business and government relations, with a particular emphasis on Israeli emerging and advanced technologies companies. Stavinsky assists Israeli companies seeking to enter the U.S. market and expand their operations in the United States.


Stavinsky has worked on a wide range of U.S. congressional and federal legislative matters and has experience with various federal agencies, including the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Energy, and the Environmental Protection Agency. 


Maxeme Tuchman

AMHSI Alum & CEO/Co-Founder of Caribu


Maxeme Tuchman is an Alexander Muss High School in Israel Alum and CEO/Co-Founder of Caribu, an interactive video-calling platform that allows parents and grandparents to read and draw with children digitally. She was named as one of Inc. Magazine’s top 100 Female Founders for 2019.


Before Caribu, Max was a public-school teacher, a consultant at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Executive Director of Teach for America, and manager of education projects under NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg and DC Public Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee. She was also a White House Fellow under President Barack Obama at the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Jewish National Fund-USA Panel


Doreet Freedman

Nefesh B’Nefesh


Since joining the founding team of Nefesh B’Nefesh, Doreet Freedman has played a key role in revolutionizing immigration to Israel, increasing the retention of North American olim from 40 to 90 percent. As Director of the Pre-Aliyah Department, she has overseen the Aliyah of 25,000 individuals and managed $45 million in grants. As Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Development, she developed signature Nefesh B’ Nefesh initiatives including the Lone Soldier Program, Frontier Physicians and Go South and Go North initiatives all of which address Israel’s core national needs. Doreet is a seasoned speaker who inspires countless individuals to support the greatest Jewish project of our times— the return of a people to its historic homeland.


Michal Shiloach Galnoor

Western Galilee Now


As CEO of Western Galilee Now (WGN), Michal Shiloah Galnoor is responsible for the rich and productive partnership between WGN and Jewish National Fund. Overseeing a consortium of small tourism operators and artisanal businesses, Michal promotes awareness and appreciation for the Western Galilee region’s boutique wines, beers, food, and produce, as well as the area’s cultural diversity, historic traditions, and scenic routes. Prior to her work with WGN, Michal was a successful entrepreneur. She ran her own thriving public relations and marketing business, was spokesperson for Motorola in Israel, and owned and operated a flourishing fashion boutique in Ramat Hasharon.

Tamar Gil Menachem

Eretz Ir / Lauder Employment Centers


As Deputy Director for Eretz Ir, Tamar Gil promotes community resilience in Israel’s Galilee region and Negev Desert by encouraging civic activism and the creation of businesses that have a social impact. Gil leads the partnership between Eretz Ir and Jewish National Fund-USA’s Lauder Employment Center, which provides comprehensive career services, guidance, and resources to college alumni and the general Negev population. The Center serves over 300 employers and creates meaningful networks to assist in reducing the tech sector’s reliance on the overcrowded and overpriced Tel Aviv metropolitan area. Following the success of the Negev's Lauder Employment Center, Gil is leading the replication of the model in Israel’s north. Gil previously completed an extended service in the Israeli Air Force as commander of air-picture operators.

Event Co-Chairs

Maia Aron

Laura Steckler

Event Committee

Elaine Bachenheimer

Jessica Cohen

Drora Davis

Michelle Hendler

Mitzi Kaitz

Marni Kriss

Mara Mades

Carol Milett

Dr. Devorah Shagalov

Emmanuelle Subar

Doris Suttin

Thank You To Our Sponsors

More Information

Mike Teichberg, Director, Miami-Dade

[email protected] or 305.682.0025 x897