Your Jewish Roots…Our Jewish Future

A program dedicated to the exploration and preservation of our past for ourselves and for our posterity. Join us for a fun and interactive multi-generational weekend dedicated to Israel and our Jewish future.

Multi-Generational Retreat Co-Chairs

Amy Berko Iles & Caryn and Mark Israel 




March 11-13, 2022

Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa Carlsbad, CA


Registration Fee:

$600 per person or $1,800 per family

(Includes both virtual sessions and in-person retreat.)

Weekend Presenters

Rabbi Joshua Hoffman, will serve as our Spiritual Leader for the weekend and help us celebrate the joy of our traditions.


Ellen Kowitt, noted Jewish genealogist who will guide your family in tracing your ancestral roots and understanding how that history impacts your Jewish connections.


Mike Leven, Jewish Future Pledge co-founder, recalls JNF-USA’s iconic blue tzedakah box having engrained the principles of Jewish giving in many of us from a young age.  Mike will lead us on a journey to spark critical multi-generational conversations while creating a brighter future for the Jewish people everywhere. 


Dr. Sol Lizerbram, President, Jewish National Fund-USA, will kick off our weekend together and lay the groundwork for the retreat


Russell F. Robinson, Chief Executive Officer, Jewish National Fund-USA, will lead us in a dynamic conversation celebrating the diversity of Zionism in the 21st century.  


Robyn Schein, an animated storyteller will guide you in creating your own personal narrative while acknowledging shifting priorities across generations.


Lior Lev Sercarz, master spice blender, who will inspire us with his knowledge as we connect back to our roots through our senses. 




Virtual Sessions

Sunday, November 14, 2021

7:30-8:30pm ET

Featuring Ellen Kowitt, Jewish Genealogist


Sunday, December 12, 2021

7:30-8:30pm ET

Featuring Jen Shang, Philanthropic Psychologist


Sunday, February 6, 2022

7:30-8:30pm ET

Featuring Russell F. Robinson, CEO, Jewish National Fund-USA


For more information about the weekend and programming, please contact

Diane Scar, [email protected], 212-879-9305 x840,

or Matt Bernstein, [email protected], 212-879-9305 x292


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