Celebrating Triumphs of the Past, Ensuring Victories of the Future



Marina Furman

JNF Executive Director, National Major Donor Advancement

Marina Furman is a refusenik, activist, distinguished speaker, and has served as Jewish National Fund’s Eastern PA and Southern NJ Executive Director for the past seventeen years. Born in Kiev, Ukraine, Marina spent ten years fighting the Soviet government for the right to immigrate to Israel. Finally, in 1988, Marina, her husband Lev, one of the most prominent underground Hebrew teachers in the former Soviet Union, and their daughter Aliyah made aliyah to Israel. Their second daughter, Michal, was born in Ra'anana in 1994 and became the first sabra in the family.


While in Israel, Marina worked for Ze’ev Bielski, the Mayor of Ra'anana, as Director of Resettlement, and conducted more than fifty speaking tours around the world.


In 1998, Marina was appointed the Executive Community schlicha (emissary) in Philadelphia, and she and her family moved to the U.S. In 2002, Marina joined Jewish National Fund, combining her professional life and passion for supporting Israel. Marina and her family have been featured in documentaries and articles, including a CNN headline article, “Defying the KGB: How a forgotten movement freed a people.


We honor Marina as she takes her professional career with Jewish National Fund to a new level as Executive Director of National Major Donor Advancement.

Featuring Guest Speakers

Ruvik Danilovich
Mayor of Be'er Sheva
Russell F. Robinson
CEO, Jewish National Fund


Anna & Michael Boni ∙ Randi & Dr. Fredric Cohen 

Honorary Chairs

Lauren & Dr. Sol Lizerbram ∙ Constance Smukler ∙ Renee & Joseph Zuritsky


Dr. Judith & Mark Aronchick ∙ Lynne & Leonard Barrack
Andi & Scott Barsky ∙ Sheldon Bender ∙ Bonnie & Mitchell Benson
Bart Blatstein ∙ Peggy & Dr. Joseph Carver ∙ Steven Collis
Lori & Steve Dabrow ∙ Louise & Alan Dabrow  ∙ Valerie & Jason Dabrow
Jackie & Dale Danilewitz ∙ Ellen & Daniel Dean ∙ Vicki & Gary Erlbaum
Judy & Marc Felgoise ∙ Jill & Mark Fishman ∙ Nancy & Robert Fox
Lev Furman ∙ Michal Furman ∙ Andrea & Richard Gottlieb
Amy & Elliot Holtz ∙ Ellen Holtzman & Joseph Wolfson ∙ Terry Katz
Roberta & Robert S. Kitchenoff ∙ Marina Kovalyov ∙ Lisa & Lester Lipschutz
Francine & Robert Lipstein ∙ Helaine Lobman ∙ Robin & Andrew Miller
Sara & Jay Minkoff ∙ Dr. Sharon Musher & Daniel Eisenstadt
Tracy & Dr. Avrum Pollock ∙ Mary & Nathan Relles
Beth & Dr. Richard Reisboard ∙ Dr. Susan Roitman & Dr. Alan Silverberg 
Mimi & Allan Schneirov ∙ Cindy Smukler ∙ Evelyn Spritz
Aliyah & Ari Stanger ∙ Gail & Douglas Stanger ∙ Dr. Ann Stehney
Lisa & Brett Studner ∙ Kami & Josh Verne
Dr. Naomi Vilko & Dr. Sidney Goldfarb
Juliet Spitzer Wachs & Philip Wachs ∙ Caroline & Robert Zuritsky


$250 Dinner Tickets
$60 Young Professional Dinner Ticket (for ages 22-40)

Sponsorship opportunities  available

More Information

Samantha van Adelsberg, Senior Campaign Executive, Eastern PA
[email protected] or 215.832.0690 x863


Thank You to Our Sponsors

Liberator Sponsors

Anna & Michael Boni
Lori & Steve Dabrow
Jackie & Dale Danilewitz

Refusenik Sponsors

The Bronstein Foundation
Randi & Dr. Fredric Cohen
Steven Collis and Family
Maxine & Mathew Comisky
Louise & Alan Dabrow
Vicki & Gary Erlbaum
Audrey & Arthur Pollin

Activist Sponsors

Accenture, LLP
Tracy & Jeffrey Brown, NFI Real Estate
Hedy & Morris Cohen
Wendy & Richard Cohen
Staci & Chuck Goss
Roberta & Robert S. Kitchenoff
Odell Studner 
Margie Patlak & Frank Chudnow
Mary & Nathan Relles
Eva & Marvin Schlanger
Smukler-Lasch Lead Trust, Constance Smukler 
Caroline & Robert Zuritsky
Renee & Joseph Zuritsky

Advocate Sponsors

Andi & Scott Barsky
Blank Rome LLP
Eileen Chudnow
Citizens Bank
City Line Abstract Company, Robin & Andrew Miller
Cozen O'Connor
Sandy & Steven Cozen
Val & Jason Dabrow
Judy & Marc Felgoise
Jill & Mark Fishman
Fox Rothschild, LLP
Dena & Morey Goldberg 
Andrea & Richard Gottlieb
Amy & Elliot Holtz
Ellen Holtzman & Joseph Wolfson
Margie & Jeffrey Honickman
Terry Katz
Sue & Gene Kestenbaum
Karen & William Kramer
Dr. Sharon Musher & Daniel Eisenstadt
The Reisboard Family
Jodie & David Rittenberg
Russian Television International (RTVI)
Liz & Billy Shaid
Tracey & Shanin Specter 
Dr. Ann Stehney
Evelyn Spritz
Maureen & David Winigrad

Negotiator Sponsors

Dr. Judith & Mark Aronchick
Nancy & Daniel Carpey
Nancy Bell & Richard Gering
Bonnie & Mitchell Benson
Bunny & Frank Brodsky
Peggy & Dr. Joseph Carver
Susan & Stephan Cutler
Ellen & Daniel Dean and Family
Nancy & Robb Fox
Marina & Lev Furman
Susan & Lewis Gantman
Danielle R. Hankin
Nina & Kenneth Kitnick
Susan & Leonard Klehr 
Abby & Marvin Kline
Marina Kovalyov
Francine & Robert Lipstein
Sara & Jay Minkoff
Tracy & Dr. Avrum Pollock
Dr. Susan Roitman & Dr. Alan Silverberg
Mimi & Allan Schneirov
Susan & Jeffrey Schwartz
Roberta & Avi Shaked
Yvette & Dr. Gary Shangold
Robin & Eric Siegel
Juliet Spitzer Wachs & Philip Wachs
Aliyah & Ari Stanger
Gail & Douglas Stanger
Amy & Randy Stein 
Jo & Robert B. Steinhart
Shelley & Mark Verlin
Kami & Josh Verne
Dr. Naomi Vilko & Dr. Sidney Goldfarb


Sponsors in formation

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