Let's Talk Shtisel
Women for Israel Annual Event
An Exclusive Conversation with Michael Aloni
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 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.
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
Risa Aronson • Pat Blank
Andrea Cymbalista • Rachel Daniels
Lauren Iselin • Harriet Merkowitz
Deborah Peskin • Maria Ponsillo
Bari Popkin • Dorit Yerushalmi
Los Angeles Leadership
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