Small Town: BIG IMPACT

Major Donor Appreciation Event
Israeli flag in front of the sun

Sunday, March 14, 2021

12:00 pm ET and 12:00 pm PT


Please join Jewish National Fund-USA as we celebrate you, our most impactful partners — our major donors, with an exclusive event: an inside look at the impact two Israeli leaders have had battling the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in their communities, and the successful distribution of the vaccine to the residents in their cities. In this conversation, they will relate their continued connection with Jewish National Fund-USA and with you, our partners, throughout the past year. 


This program is exclusive to Jewish National Fund-USA partners who have donated $5,000 or more to our 2021 annual campaign. 

Featured Guest Speakers


Nisan Ben Hamo

Mayor of Arad


Mayor Nisan Ben Hamo was born and raised in the Negev city of Arad. He served in the Israel Defense Forces in the elite Duvdevan combat unit, and then as a security emissary in South America. Upon his return to Israel, he completed a degree in law and business administration at the Herzilia Interdisciplinary Institute and became General Counsel, and then a member of the Ceragon Networks Company Board of Directors. In June 2015, he was elected Mayor of Arad, with 72% of the vote.


Tal Ohana

Mayor of Yerucham


Tal Ohana was elected mayor of Yeruham in 2018 and is the first woman to hold this position in the town’s history. As mayor, Ohana’s focus is on economic development and social mobility. From 2010 until her election as mayor, Ohana served as deputy and acting mayor of Yerucham, managed the city’s education and strategic development portfolios, and was a member of the Planning and Building Committee. In 2011, she established a movement for Zionist activities in Morocco that today has the participation of hundreds of Jewish youth from Israel and abroad.

Event Chairs

Robert Benedon

Mitzi Kaitz

Lynne Merriam

National Vice President, Major Gifts

Nina Paul

More Information

Glen Schwartz, Executive Director, National Major Donor Relations

[email protected] or 561.447.9733 x880