The New Pioneers of Israel

A Virtual Community Event in Partnership with Temple Dor Dorim

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Sunday, February 27, 2022

12:00 - 1:00 pm ET/9:00 - 10:00 am PT


Did you know 80% of Israel’s population lives in the center of Israel? Prices have exploded and Israel can no longer support the weight of this burden. The answer lies in building the frontier, but that’s complicated as well. It means housing, employment, medical, cultural, and educational opportunities. Hear about the amazing innovative strategic opportunities being created in both Israel’s Galilee and Negev regions. Join Steven Shalowitz, host of the podcast IsraelCast, and Yael Levontin as they discuss the amazing, innovative, out-of-the-box initiatives to create opportunities to move 500,000 people to the Negev and 300,000 to the Galilee.


Yael Levontin

PR and Communications Manager in Israel


Yael Levontin has worked for Jewish National Fund-USA for 12 years. She joined the organization as the firefighters’ liaison in 2010, overseeing fundraising and updating donors on their trucks’ and fire stations’ impact and all things related to fire and rescue. Currently, she serves as JNF-USA’s PR and Communications Manager in Israel, where she develops and maintains relationships with international journalists and other media stakeholders based in Israel, public officials, and JNF-USA’s affiliates, as well as identifies and coordinates PR opportunities throughout Israel.

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Steven Shalowitz

Host, IsraelCast


Steven Shalowitz is the host of JNF-USA’s podcast, “IsraelCast.” He has worked for a major international advertising agency in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Ho Chi Minh City, Singapore, and New York City. While producing and hosting a radio show in Singapore, he conceived the idea for "The One Way Ticket Show" podcast, which he launched after moving to New York. An exhibited photographer with a penchant for travel to rogue nations, Steven’s adventures have taken him to North Korea, Libya, Iran , Burundi, Syria, and Sudan. He is a member of JNF-USA’s NY Board, JNF-USA's Social Media Committee, and is a member of the Alumni Board of Governors of Washington University in St. Louis.

Event Chairs

Lorelei & Dr. Robert Ennis

More Information

Jacqueline Yehudiel, Director, Miami Beach and South Dade

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