Jewish National Fund-USA invites you to the
Virtual Gala

Sheri & James Borax
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
5:00 pm (PT)
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RSVP by Wednesday, June 2, 2021
More information:
Donna Raider, Director, Palm Springs
[email protected] or 760.864.6208 x989
Sheri and James Borax

Sheri & James Borax
Jim and Sheri are both members of JNF‑USA’s national councils including the President’s Society, King Solomon Society, and Gould Legacy Society. Sheri also previously served as the Palm Springs Women for Israel Chair and currently serves as Co‑President of JNF‑USA Palm Springs Board of Directors. After retiring the Borax’s create and produce performances in the Palm Springs area with a group called California Cabaret — all proceeds raised from from these performances goes to charity. “They are ardent Zionists who, through working in various national and local leadership positions within JNF‑USA since the 2000s, have generously supported and influenced JNF‑USA initiatives in Israel’s north and south.
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
Debbie Orgen
Nancy Singer
Event Ambassadors
Floyd Adelman
Sandra Borns
Stephanie Ross
Michael Saywitz
Arthur Shorr
Rick Stein
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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
Sheri Borax, Palm Springs Co-President
Dr. Norman Isaacs, Palm Springs Co-President
Sharon Joy, National Campaign Director
Donna Raider, Director, Palm Springs Desert Region
Bethany Schwartz, Associate Director, Center of Excellence
Cythia Hizami, Esq., Planned Giving Director, West Coast