Jewish National Fund-USA invites you to the
Virtual Gala

Deborah E. Riegel
Partner, Rosenberg & Estis, P.C.
Leonard Litwin Tree of Life Award

Michelle Bernstein
President, Miter Construction
Gregory A. Davis Leadership Award

Honoring Frontline Medical Workers And First Responders
Ari Rubinstein
JNFuture New York Board and Paramedic

Honorary Chairs
David R. Greenbaum
Vornado Realty Trust
Jeffrey E. Levine
Douglaston Development
Henry Winkler
Emmy-award winning actor, director, producer and best‑selling author
Marlee Matlin
Academy-award winning actress, producer, and activist
Host Committee
Jeffrey Altman, Jefferies
Daniel Bernstein, Alexander Wolf & Son
Peter Bernstein, Alexander Wolf & Son
Norman Bobrow, Norman Bobrow & Co. Inc.
Haim Chera, Vornado Realty Trust
Michael T. Cohen, Colliers International
Adrienne Cooper & Arthur Adler
Citrin Cooperman & Company, LLP
Charles Copeland, Goldman Copeland
Jody & Doug Durst, The Durst Organization
Jonathan Estreich, Estreich & Company
Jeffrey Feil, The Feil Organization
Cindy Feinberg, JFK&M Consulting Group
Marc Feinberg, NFP
Drew Fletcher, Greystone
Lee Jason Goldberg, GLC Advisors & Co., LLC
Gary Jacob, Glenwood Management
Cory Koven, Ambassador Construction
Ben Levine, Douglaston Development
Jessica Sherman Levine, Douglaston Development
Pamela Liebman, Corcoran Group
Jed Resnick, Douglaston Development
Mike Roberts, Royal Abstract
Rosenberg & Estis, P.C.
Brad Eric Scheler, Fried Frank
Spin Design, Inc.
Glen Weiss, Vornado Realty Trust
Lary S. Wolf, Roberts & Holland, LLP
Tuesday, June 8, 2021
8:00 pm (ET)
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Deborah E. Riegel

Deborah E. Riegel
Partner, Rosenberg & Estis, P.C.
Leonard Litwin Tree of Life Award

Deborah E. Riegel joined Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. in 1994 and is a member of the Board of Directors, as well as a Senior member of the firm’s Litigation Department. Riegel’s wide ranging practice includes complex commercial lease and property disputes, construction disputes, and class action litigation over rent regulatory issues. Riegel also sits on the National Board of Jewish National Fund‑USA (JNF‑USA), where she co-chaired the JNF‑USA’s first-ever Law & Justice Tour, a mission to Israel comprised of lawyers and law enforcement personnel. She is also President of JNF‑USA’s New York Board and Incoming Chair of the Nefesh B’Nefesh Task Force. In addition to her philanthropic work with JNF-USA, Ms. Riegel is President Elect of the Brooklyn Law School Alumni Association.
Michelle Bernstein

Michelle Bernstein
President, Miter Construction
Gregory A. Davis Leadership Award

Michelle Bernstein is the founder of Miter Construction, a general contracting company that focuses on the interior renovation of commercial spaces. In 2017 Miter received Women Business Enterprise Certification. In addition to her professional achievements, Michelle gives her time to multiple non-profit organizations. She is a member of the New York Board of Jewish National Fund‑USA (JNF‑USA), the Housing Development Fund Task Force, and recently became the co-chair of the newly established JNF-USA Real Estate Cabinet.
Ari Rubenstein

Ari S. Rubinstein
JNFuture New York Board & Paramedic
Honoring Frontline Medical Workers & First Responders

Ari S. Rubinstein currently serves as a member of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Incident Management Team under the Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response. Previously, he began working at New York Presbyterian Hospital as an EMT from 2006-2013, when he was then promoted to paramedic. Rubinstein has responded to worldwide disasters as a reservist for the National Disaster Medical System since 2008. A proud Zionist, Rubenstein also serves as the Vice President of JNFuture New York and is a Root Society member.
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.


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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
Michael Kessler, Tri-State President
Larry Ingber, Long Island President
Joan & Bob Oppenheimer, Northern New Jersey President
Deborah E. Riegel, Esq., New York City President
Diana Sklar, Westchester & Southern Ct President
Lior Zommer, National Campaign Director
Michael Feinman, Executive Director, Tri-State
Howard Ingram, Associate Executive Director, Long Island
Sarah Azizi, Director, Manhattan
Ashley Emrani, Director, Tri-State
Rebecca Zimilover, Director, Westchester and Southern Connecticut
Michele Rabinovitch, JNFuture Campaign Executive
Melissa Schwartz, Director, Center of Excellence
Matt Bernstein, Chief Planned Giving Officer
Julie Schipper, JNFuture Chair
More information:
Sarah Azizi, Director, Manhattan, Tri‑State
[email protected] or 212.879.9305 x505