Spirit of Israel Brunch

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Sunday, May 1, 2022

9:30 – 11:30 am ∙ Breakfast & Program

Montammy Golf Club

Route 9-W & Montammy Dr. Alpine, NJ 07620


Join Jewish National Fund-USA as we kick off the week of Yom Ha’atzmaut with the Northern New Jersey and Rockland communities. Learn about the rise of antisemitism and anti-Zionism on college campuses with Scott Shay, author of Conspiracy U, in conversation with Russell F. Robinson, CEO of JNF-USA. Hear directly from past participants how JNF-USA programs like Campus Fellows and Caravan for Democracy facilitate constructive dialogue about Israel and the Middle East on college campuses across America, and how donors like you help make this possible.


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Russell F. Robinson

CEO, Jewish National Fund-USA


As the Chief Executive Officer of Jewish National Fund-USA, Russell F. Robinson has spent the last 23 years developing the land of Israel, in partnership with the people of Israel, to ensure quality of life opportunities for all its residents. He has succeeded in making Jewish National Fund-USA one of the top-rated charities in the United States, and the leading organization for the land and people of Israel.

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Scott Shay

Chairman & Founder of Signature Bank, Leading Businessman, Thought Leader & Author


Scott Shay has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Signature Bank since its inception. He has also served as a Director of Signature Securities Group and as Chairman of the Board since December 2006. Shay has been Managing Director of Ranieri & Co., Inc. and a partner of Hyperion Partners since 1988. Previously, with Salomon Brothers, Inc., he was the Director of Bank Hapoalim BM, the former parent company of Signature Bank.

Check out this short clip of
Conversations on Zionism: Episode 12 - Exploring Campus Conspiracies with Scott Shay


Event Chairs

Stacey & Nelson Braff

Ruth & Bruce Pomerantz


Host Committee

Susan Silver & Larry Beck ∙ Doris Belenson ∙ Marilyn & Michael Bodner

Doryne & Milt Davis ∙ Barbara Bender & Arthur Forkos ∙ Drs. Sharon & Kenny Fried

Susan & Ben Gutmann ∙ Chana & Marc Hershberg ∙ Kenneth Hoffman

Michal & David Kahan ∙ Tracy & Karl Kaplan ∙ Catherine Brown & Lawrence Kramer

Helaine & Dr. Paul Kurlansky ∙ Francine & Gary Lahm ∙ Sheree & David Linker

Susan & Mark Monane ∙ Joan & Bob Oppenheimer ∙ Debbie & Chaim Rogoff

Joseph Rosenberg ∙ Sheryl & Neil Sarnak ∙ Diane & Mark Seiden

Nancy & David Siegel ∙ Paula & Alvin Star ∙ Sheri & Craig Tendler


Host Committee in Formation

Thank You to Our Sponsors


Helaine & Dr. Paul Kurlansky

Sheree & David Linker



Susan Silver & Larry Beck

Sheri & Craig Tendler

More Information

Dara Fersel, Tri-State Director, Northern NJ and Rockland County

[email protected] ∙ 973.593.0095 x824


JNF–USA events adhere to all CDC guidelines, as well as State and Federal regulations.