Jewish National Fund-USA invites you to the
Virtual Gala

Raquel & Michael Haas
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
8:00 pm (ET)
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RSVP by Wednesday, June 2, 2021
More information:
Mindy Feigenbaum, Director, Northern Ohio
[email protected] or 216.292.8733 x790
Raquel & Michael Haas

Raquel & Michael Haas
Raquel and Michael Haas are active members of Cleveland’s Jewish and broader communities while also supporting initiatives at a national level. Raquel co‑chairs the Parent Leadership Council for the Basser Center. She is also a member of the Lion of Judah Society at the Jewish Federation and worked for the Federation for over 7 years, creating their Corporate Sponsorship program. Michael is Global Co‑Chair of Real Estate for Latham & Watkins. He also sat on the board of B’nai Jeshurun Congregation and was a member of the UJA National Young Leadership Cabinet and of Leadership Cleveland. Raquel and Michael have two children, Kyle and Alexandra, who both attended Jewish Day School. Both children are deeply connected to their Jewish roots and community. Raquel and Michael are profoundly humbled to be recognized by JNF‑USA.
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.
Tree of life™ virtual gala co‑chairs
Rebecca Bar-Shain
Bart Bookatz
Barry Feldman
Michael Jacobson
Chuck Whitehill
Event Ambassadors
Neri Oxman & Bill Ackman
Debra & Ken Caplan
Michelle & Gino Carteron
Debbie & Matt Crawford
Kim & Mark Froimson
Lorin & Alan Gotlieb
Shirley & William Haas
Nicole & Jeffrey Haas
Rachel Haas
Ida & Irwin Haber
Becky & David Heller
Tracy & Marc Jaffe
Jennifer & Brad Kotler
Carol & Henry Meyer
Susan & James Ratner
Barrie & Robert Rosencrans
Margaret & Larry Singerman
Sandra & Richard Trobman
Robin & Ira Weidhorn
Chuck Whitehill


*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
Rebecca Bar-Shain, President of the Northern Ohio Board
Mindy Feigenbaum, Director
Beth Ida Stern, Associate Director, Center of Excellence
Bill Adolph, Director, Planned Giving Midwest