Jewish National Fund-USA invites you to the
Virtual Gala

Henry Winkler
Emmy-award winning actor, director, producer and best‑selling author
Marlee Matlin
Academy-award winning actress, producer, and activist
Tuesday, June 8, 2021
7:00 pm (CT)
Login information will be provided prior to the event
RSVP by Wednesday, June 2, 2021
More information:
Ellen Hattenbach, Executive Director, Illinois
[email protected] or 847.656.8880 x760

Marlene Copeland Dodinval, Executive Director, Chicago
[email protected] or 847.656.8880 x766
Robbie & Scott Schreiber

Robbie & Scott Schreiber
Robbie and Scott Schreiber have co-led three Jewish National Fund-USA (JNF-USA) missions to Israel. Scott Schreiber is a lawyer and co-leader of Clark Hill’s Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy practice group. He is also member of JNF-USA’s Board of Trustees, sits on both the National Board of Directors and the Budget and Finance Committee, and serves as Vice President of Missions. Robbie Schreiber teaches citizenship education to immigrants preparing for their U.S. Citizenship exam. Previously, she taught Hebrew for 10 years at Congregation BJBE in Deerfield and served on their board. She also currently serves on the executive board of the National Council of Jewish Women - Chicago North Shore.
Marlee Matlin and Henry Winkler

Marlee Matlin & Henry Winkler
Together on stage, Winkler and Matlin delight audiences with an intimate dialogue revealing their profound connection and individual journeys. Through humorous anecdotes, inspirational life lessons and moving stories, Winkler and Matlin explore themes of overcoming adversity and believing in oneself. Henry met Marlee when she was just 12 years old. He, being Henry, encouraged her to pursue her dreams and a life-long friendship ensued. Marlee lived with Henry and his wife for years. They each had to confront challenges—his undiagnosed dyslexia and her profound deafness—only to defy the odds and establish incredibly successful careers and lives. Hear them as they tell stories, interacting with (and interrupting) each other just like family.
Henry Winkler is an Emmy-award winning actor, director, producer and best-selling author.
Marlee Matlin is an Academy-award winning actress, producer, and activist.
Honorary Chairs
State Representative Jonathan Carroll
Steven Elrod
Rabbi Alex Freedman
Cantor Jennifer Frost
The Honorable Sandy Frum
Rabbi Karyn Kedar
Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi
State Senator Julie Morrison
Lonnie Nasatir
Honorable Nancy Rotering
Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky
Congressman Brad Schneider
Rabbi Michael Schwab
Rabbi Brian Stoller
Tree of life™ virtual gala co‑chairs
Gail & Andrew Brown
Jill & Bruce Weininger
Event Ambassadors
Cheryl & Ted Banks
Alyse Golden Berkeley
Pamela & Dr. Robert Benedon
Steven Blumenthal
Mark Brodson
Lester Crown
Shelly DeRousse
Mary Jo & Buz Hoffman
Dr. Jan Schreiber & David Hudson
Jeff & Ellen Krupp
Gigi Cohen & Michael Levin
Kevin Morse
Dan Nickow
Dana & Scott Randel
Marcia & Jeffrey Rubin
Brett Salzer
Rachel B. Schreiber
Simon Schwartz
Howard & Jody Sigal
Ed Hoffman & Sarah Stafford
Giel Stein
Jeff Stern
Dina & Glenn Zirlin


*Sponsors in formation


Jewish national fund‑USA
Ronald S. Lauder, Chairperson of the Board, Emeritus
Jeffrey E. Levine, Chairperson of the Board
Dr. Sol Lizerbram, President
Russell F. Robinson, Chief Executive Officer
Rick Krosnick, Chief Development Officer
Jill Weininger, President of the Illinois Board
Ellen Spira Hattenbach, Executive Director, Illinois
Marlene Copeland Dodinval, Executive Director, Chicago
June Gross, Director, Center of Excellence
Bill Adolph, Director, Planned Giving Midwest
Rebecca Davidoff, Campaign Executive, JNFuture, Midwest and Texas