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


Join others from across the country who are passionate about Jewish continuity and Israel’s place in their family priorities. 


Registration Fee:

$600 per person or $1,800 per family

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

Weekend Presenters

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. 


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. 


Professor Jen Shang, PhD, will shape our weekend discussing how our individual behaviors and family principles fulfill our fundamental human need to make a difference in the world.  


Virtual Sessions

Sunday, November 14, 2021

7:30-8:30pm ET

Featuring Ellen Kowitt, Jewish Genealogist


Sunday, January 9, 2022

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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