Let's Talk Shtisel
Women for Israel Annual Event

An Exclusive Conversation with Michael Aloni

Shtisel Scene

Monday, May 10, 2021

12:00 pm PT and 7:00 pm ET


Join Jewish National Fund-USA for the largest, most anticipated national Women for Israel event of the year, an intimate conversation with “overnight sensation” Israeli actor, Michael Aloni, best known for his roles in the award-winning hit Netflix original series Shtisel (Akiva) and When Heroes Fly (Dotan).


Aloni will be interviewed by Danna Stern, the managing director of Israel’s yesStudios, credited with “turning Israel into a global television powerhouse,” and who had more than 1,000 attendees tune in to a JNF-USA virtual event in which she was the keynote speaker last year. Get an exclusive look into Aloni's “20-year overnight success story,” a behind the scenes look into Shtisel, nominated for 16 Israeli Ofir awards including Best Drama, and a sneak peek at his new TV show Beauty Queen of Jerusalem, expected to air in the coming months.


This event is complimentary. We hope you will consider a gift of $360 or more to our annual campaign in support of our vital work in Israel.


In honor of Women’s Month, thanks to the generosity of Jayne Klein and Paula Gottesman, all donations will be matched up to $1 million. 

Featured Guest Speaker


Michael Aloni



Michael recently completed filming the third season of Shtisel, now available on Netflix, as well as the Israeli series The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem, and he can also be seen in the HBO limited series Our Boys as well as the Israeli drama When Heroes Fly on Netflix.



Danna Stern

Managing Director, "yes Studios"


As head of Israel’s yesStudios Danna Stern oversees sales, distribution, and development of premium Israeli content for international platforms. Stern also serves as a commissioning editor of documentary and factual programming, supervising the selection and production of internationally acclaimed titles.  In addition, she is a frequent moderator and guest in international content forums.

New England Leadership

Event Chairs

Rhonda Forman

Beth Moskowitz

Event Committee

Risa Aronson • Pat Blank

Andrea Cymbalista • Rachel Daniels

Lauren Iselin • Harriet Merkowitz

Deborah Peskin • Maria Ponsillo

Bari Popkin • Dorit Yerushalmi

Los Angeles Leadership

Event Chair

Sara Cannon

Event Committee

Regina Bellisario • Alyse Golden Berkley • Frances Bilak

Civia Caroline • Victoria Davis • Tania Greenberg • Maya Heimanson

Rachel Herman • Sarah Herman • Cheryl Kagan • Kiana Kohan

Judy Levin • Golda Mendelsohn • Betsy Rosenthal

Sunny Russ • Marcia Selz • Maureen Shapiro

Deena Singer • Terre Mirman Steinbeck • Susan Toczek

Francine Kahan Weiss • Sharon Wiener

Felice & Doug Williams • Judy Zweig


More Information

Dar Nadler, Israel Emissary, New England

[email protected] or 617.423.0999 x816



Quentin Hill, Associate Director, Greater Los Angeles

[email protected] or 323.964.1400 x969


For additional upcoming Women for Israel events, visit jnf.org/ondemand