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National Chairs
Deb Zaluda
Michael Miller

Local Chairs
Deborah Hersh
Doug Stayman

If ever there was a time to gather, now is the time! Our Global Conference for Israel is THE place to be for solidarity, inspiration, tactical and practical solutions for standing up against Jew-hatred. Learn how YOU can be a voice for Israel. Come and stand together loud and proud with like-minded Zionists in support of our Jewish homeland.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm

Regional Board Leadership Meeting (by invitation)

Regional leadership meeting to sharpen our ability to engage our communities, improve our campaign, and spread the positive Israel mission of Jewish National Fund-USA.

3:00 - 4:30 pm

Todah Committee Meeting (by invitation)

Briefing for Todah committee members, comprised of leadership trained to travel nationally, thanking major donors for their financial commitments.

3:30 - 4:30 pm

Jewish National Fund-USA Volunteer Mission Participants’ Reunion

Gather with fellow volunteer mission participants – whether from your trip or any of the others. Reminisce over the highlights, plan a return trip, or simply enjoy the company of people bound by a shared experience.

5:00 - 6:30 pm

Welcome Reception for for members of our exclusive donor societies: President’s, Negev, King Solomon Societies and World Chairman’s Council (by invitation)

Greetings:
Livia Link-Raviv, Consul General of Israel, Southwest United States

6:00 pm

Rabbinic Summit opening

The Rabbinic Summit is a gathering of rabbis/clergy from across denominations and Sinai Temple Israel Center Rabbinical Student Fellows from 11 diverse seminaries. It will include conversations about Israel and Zionism and provide information about Jewish National Fund-USA’s impact on the land and people of Israel.

7:00 pm

World Chairman’s Council dinner for donors who have contributed a minimum of $1,000,000 (by invitation)

8:00 pm

High School and College Summit Openings

A weekend of celebrating Israel and Zionism with hundreds of students from around the nation. Participants will learn more about the development of the land of Israel, what Jewish National Fund-USA is doing in Israel and in support of students, and network with fellow students, leaders, influencers, Israel experts and more.

9:00 - 10:30 pm

CONFERENCE OPENING IN ISRAEL EXPO

With a dessert bar and special guests
Come and explore a wide variety of visual and interactive experiences. Meet with Jewish National Fund-USA’s affiliates on the ground in Israel and hear first-hand about the impact of our work. Meander through the booths, hear about our innovations, grab some food, and even enjoy a little shopping thanks to our vendors.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2024

7:30 - 8:45 am

Task Force Meetings

• Arava
• Central Negev
• Go North West
• MAKOM

Task Forces, comprised of ambassadors from across the country, work directly with our strategic partners and affiliates on the ground in Israel to determine needs and set priorities. They help turn that vision into reality and help fundraise for a particular action area.

7:30 - 8:45 am

For First-Timers Only to Jewish National Fund-USA and the Global Conference

If you have never been to a Global Conference for Israel, this session will help enhance your conference experience and grow your JNF-USA knowledge.

8:30 am

Breakfast Available for Purchase

8:30 am – 4:30 pm

ISRAEL EXPO

9:00 - 10:15 am

Plenary: We Choose Life: Rebuilding and Reimagining Israel’s North and South

Building back our scarred landscape, a traumatized and a traumatized people,requires strategic vision, a true partnership with the people of Israel, and a continued presence. Jewish National Fund-USA’s continued presence, strategic vision and a true partnership with the people of Israel deleteare is creating a bright future. From yesterday to tomorrow – our look back and vision moving forward.

10:30 am – 5:00 pm

Negev Society Lounge: open to World Chairman Council, King Solomon Society and Negev Society Members

Please stop by any time to enjoy refreshments at your leisure

10:30 - 11:45 am

Concurrent Sessions

Resiliency is both a state-of-mind and something that can be acquired. With the number of people in the Israel Envelope in need of mental health support tripling since October 7, hear how they live with ongoing traumatic stress and the state-of-the-art services that JNF-USA is expanding to help alleviate it.

Moderator:
Talia Tzour Avner, Chief of Staff, JNF Israel

Speakers:
Ayelet Shmuel, Director of International Resilience Center of Sderot
Eran Doron, Mayor, Ramat HaNegev Regional Council
Gaylee Schif, JNF-LOTEM Liaison
Michal Shiloah Galnoor, CEO, Western Galilee Now and Lauder Employment Centers

Whether you have 2 followers or 2 million, all of us can share Israel’s positive impact through social media. This session will unlock the secrets to social media mastery and provide inspiring examples of people just like you who have made their voices heard. No tech expertise needed — just a passion for Israel and a desire to stand up for our homeland. Your voice matters—let’s make sure you’re heard!

Speakers:
Emily Austin, Broadcaster & Activist
Angelina Palumbo, Student, Binghamton University

Moderator:
Vivian Grossman, VP Marketing, Jewish National Fund-USA

Herzl, the founder of our modern State of Israel, made things happen. He willed an idea into a reality. His story is a playbook in passion, creativity and commitment which can help us all in our work on behalf of Israel and the Jewish people.

Speaker:
David Matlow, Owner of the largest collection of Herzl memorabilia in the world

11:45 – 1:30 pm

Lunch Break with food available for purchase

12:00 – 1:30 pm

Sapphire Society Luncheon (by invitation)

As a member of one of our Sapphire Societies (women giving $5000 or more to the current campaign), attendance at this event is a meaningful opportunity to come together with other female Zionists as a part of the national network of Jewish National Fund-USA’s Women for Israel.

12:30 – 1:30 pm

Professional Affinity Group Get-together: Bring your own lunch and meet like-minded professionals…Lawyers for Israel, Health Professionals for Israel, Real Estate Division, Finance for Israel

1:45 – 3:00 pm

Plenary: The Future of American Jewry

In a time with dual challenges of antisemitism and declining Jewish commitment, how do we address the future of Judaism? What sources and strategies can help us to meet our future and flourish as we have in the past?

Speaker:
Rabbi David Wolpe, Max Webb Emeritus Rabbi, Sinai Temple

3:15 - 4:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions

Jewish National Fund-USA has strategically invested in civil defense for over a decade, emphasizing security, fire, rescue, and EMS. A swift and effective response executed by well-equipped and well-trained volunteers remains pivotal to our Homeland's security. Hear about our plans for the entire region.

What are Israel's most pressing challenges and what potential solutions can be crafted given the current circumstances and constraints? We will try to cover that by discussing the domains of security, law, diplomacy, and public perception.

Speaker:
Gadi Ezra, International Commentator and Author

How does a country stave off economic disaster when its population can’t show up to work or has lost its clientele? Learn how JNF-USA was positioned to help keep small businesses alive and pivoted to respond to the crisis.

Is this 1933? What we are experiencing, as a result of this current wave of hate, is both old and new. Understand the origins and evolution of this current assault on Zionism and Israel, and learn about strategies, resources, and programs that counter.

Speaker:
Dr. Steven Windmueller, Emeritus Professor of Jewish Communal Studies, Hebrew Union College

More information coming soon.

For years, Jewish National Fund-USA has been building communities and infrastructure in Israel’s north and south through its GoNorth and Blueprint Negev campaigns to move population to those regions. It starts with housing, employment, medical, social services and more. This remains more vital than ever as these regions rebuild after October 7.

Speakers:
Gadi Ezra, International Commentator and Author Eran Doron, Mayor, Ramat HaNegev
Jeffrey Schwartz, Chair, JNF-USA Housing Development Fund
Rick Krosnick, Chief Development Officer

5:00 pm

Services (Traditional and Egalitarian)

6:30 pm

Shabbat Texas Barbeque Dinner

Guest Speaker:
Yoseph Haddad, Arab-Israeli Journalist and Advocate for Israel

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2024

8:30 am

Services (Traditional and Egalitarian)

9:00 am

Breakfast Available for Purchase

9:00 am – 6:00 pm

ISRAEL EXPO

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Negev Society Lounge: open to World Chairman Council, King Solomon Society and Negev Society Members

Please stop by any time to enjoy refreshments at your leisure

10:30 - 11:45 am

Concurrent Sessions

Explore the history of antisemitism in driving the Jewish people from place to place until the return to our ancestral homeland. Tropes will be examined through the lens of contemporary attacks on Jews and Israel.

Speaker:
Alexander Muss High School in Israel Educator

Speaker:
Alexander Muss High School in Israel Educator

In a world of soundbites and Tiktok journalism, how can you be a positive voice for Israel? Join leading journalists for a look at the media’s inner workings and what it takes for your message to rise above the noise.

Speakers:
Jonathan S. Tobin Editor-in-Chief, JNS (Jewish News Syndicate)
Others TBD

More Info Coming Soon

What are Israel's most pressing challenges and what potential solutions can be crafted given the current circumstances and constraints? We will try to cover that by discussing the domains of security, law, diplomacy, and public perception.

Speaker:
Gadi Ezra, International Commentator and Author

11:45 – 1:45 pm

Lunch Break with food available for purchase

12:00 – 1:30 pm

JNFuture Roots Society Luncheon (by invitation)

JNFuture Roots Society members donate a minimum of $1,000 to the annual campaign and are 22-40 years old

12:15 – 1:30 pm

Friends of Green Horizons Meeting (Open to all and bring your lunch)

Learn how this vital youth movement deploys trained counselors and holds daily activities for thousands of displaced children who had been evacuated from their homes and communities since October 7

Speakers:
Bob Weiss, Chair, Friends of Green Horizons
Lavi Zamir, CEO, Green Horizons
Ido Eisikovitz, VP Resource Development, Green Horizons

1:45 – 2:45 pm

Plenary: How Does the IDF Rate When it Comes to the Ethics of War?

Experience lends perspective. With a decades-long military career, Col. Kemp lends an insightful exploration into how the IDF stacks up, despite what you may be reading.

Speaker:
Colonel Richard Kemp, Retired British Army Officer
Interviewer:
Jonathan S. Tobin, Editor-in-Chief, JNS (Jewish News Syndicate)

3:15 - 4:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions

More Info Coming Soon

Explore the history of antisemitism in driving the Jewish people from place to place until the return to our ancestral homeland. Tropes will be examined through the lens of contemporary attacks on Jews and Israel.

Speaker:
Alexander Muss High School in Israel Educator

Participants will explore the power dynamics that defined the Middle East for nearly 3000 years with a focused examination on the past 125 years.

Speaker:
Alexander Muss High School in Israel Educator

AI and the other new technologies are shifting demographic and generational trends and changing economic and cultural practices. Explore the implications of these dramatic changes for American Jews and Israelis and hear about new directions we are seeing within the Jewish world.

Speaker:
Dr. Steven Windmueller, Emeritus Professor of Jewish Communal Studies, Hebrew Union College

6:05 pm

Havdallah

7:00 pm

Gala Dinner Honoring American Pastor Jentezen Franklin with the Tree of Life™ Shalom Peace Award, Celebrating Jewish National Fund-USA Outgoing President Dr. Sol Lizerbram and his wife Lauren, and welcoming incoming Jewish National Fund-USA President

Master of Ceremonies and Entertainer:
Michael Rapaport, Actor & Comedian

7:15 pm

High School and College students parties

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2024

7:45 – 9:00 am

Task Force Meetings

• Arad
• Arts and Entertainment
• Disabilities
• Fire and Rescue
• Go North East
• Housing Development Fund
• Israel Independence Experience
• National Water
• Nefesh B’Nefesh
• Project Wadi Attir
• Rebuild the Envelope

8:00 am

Breakfast Available for Purchase

8:00 am – 2:00 pm

ISRAEL EXPO

9:30 – 10:45 am

Concurrent Sessions

More Info Coming Soon

Resiliency is both a state-of-mind and something that can be acquired. With the number of people in the Israel Envelope in need of mental health support tripling since October 7, hear how they live with ongoing traumatic stress and the state-of-the-art services that JNF-USA is expanding to help alleviate it.

Moderator:
Talia Tzour Avner, Chief of Staff, JNF Israel

Speakers:
Ayelet Shmuel, Director of International Resilience Center of Sderot
Eran Doron, Mayor, Ramat HaNegev Regional Council
Gaylee Schif, JNF-LOTEM Liaison
Michal Shiloah Galnoor, CEO, Western Galilee Now and Lauder Employment Centers

Jewish National Fund-USA has strategically invested in civil defense for over a decade, emphasizing security, fire, rescue, and EMS. A swift and effective response executed by well-equipped and well-trained volunteers remains pivotal to our Homeland's security. Hear about our plans for the entire region.

More Info Coming Soon

Herzl, the founder of the modern State of Israel, made things happen. He willed an idea into a reality. His story is a playbook in passion, creativity and commitment which can help us all in our work on behalf of Israel and the Jewish people

Speaker:
David Matlow, Owner of the largest collection of Herzl memorabilia in the world

11:15 - 12:30 pm

Closing Plenary: Unity: One Million Voices for Israel

Celebrate our unity and solidarity as the Jewish People. Join us as we embrace our future and its opportunities.

Speakers:
Emily Austin, Broadcaster/Activist
Ruvik Danilovich, Mayor of Be’er Sheva
Others TBD

1:30 – 2:30 pm

Muss Board Meeting

3:00 – 4:30 pm

National Board Meeting

Save the Date!
Global Conference for Israel 2025.
October 23-26 at the Diplomat Hotel in Hollywood, FL.