Speakers Bureau Newsletter - June 2018 Issue



As we head into summer, typically a time of relaxation, our JNF Makor lay leaders are in full swing. At our fabulous retreat last week in NY, we honed our solicitation skills, heard updates on JNF projects and shared our “JNF stories”. We are eager to visit your regions on the upcoming “Summer Blitz” and speak at synagogues and schools in your area. Please also take advantage of our amazing partners when they visit the US, and the expertise of the speakers on our Speakers Bureau. Let’s not have JNF be the “best kept secret” – keep the momentum going in the months ahead.


Makor Members 2018 – Available Year-round for solicitation and speaking

Bob Benedon -  So NJ
Sheryl -  Buchholtz Brooklyn
Barbara Burry -  Denver
Toni Dusik -  Phoenix
Susan Farber -  Phoenix
Betsy Fischer -  Southern NJ
Myra Fleischer -  San Diego
Steven Foster -  Denver
Lauren France  - Wash DC
Judith Galler -  New Jersey
Alyse Golden -  Berkley Los Angeles
Mary Ellen Hogan -  Northern FL
Barbara Israel Bortniker -  Central NJ
Michael Kessler -  Long Island

Michael Kessler -  Long Island
David Levy -  Austin
Lynne Merriam  - Tampa
Nina Paul -  Cincinnati
Deborah Riegel -  New York
Simon Schwartz  - Denver
Laura Salzer -  Tampa
Rhonda Sheakley -  Cincinnati
Arthur Shorr -  Palm Springs CA
Ad Shuster -  NYC
Nancy Siegel -  Denver
Joel Spalter -  Arkansas
Robert Weiss -  Brooklyn
Jeffrey Woolf -  Boston
Ann Zinman -  Phoenix

An exciting opportunity as we break ground on the Culinary Institute in the Upper Galilee!

Following Jamie’s appearance at National Conference on Sunday October 28th she will be available through Thursday November 1st to fundraise for the Culinary Institute. (Major Donor events only at a $5,000 minimum). Contact [email protected] if interested in hosting Jamie. JNF professionals on Kiryat Shmona/Upper Galilee Task Force Lee Lebovich and Reagan Weil can provide further info on the project.


Speaker Bios

Speaker Bios can be found in their Salesforce contact record, Dropbox, and on the Speakers Bureau page of the JNF website (for those with public links)



Baseball Season is here!


It’s a great opportunity to invite Art Shamsky and Ron Blomberg to speak at an event near you!


Visit the Speakers Bureau Website



Upcoming Partner Visits


Partner Visits are instrumental to our fundraising efforts. Invite a partner from this list or let us know if you have a partner or date in mind. Pre and post National Conference partner visits coming soon.




Joe Hyams - TBD
Ron Prosor - TBD
Yardena Schwartz -  Aug 16 – Oct 23
Ari Sacher -  mid-Oct
Benji Lovitt - Nov 1-Nov 14
Hanan Ginat(mayor of Eilot) - July 2-July 6 (west coast)
Alex Ryvchin - November TBD



Robert Alper
Alon Ben Gurion
Tremayne Smith
Ido Aharoni
Rebecca Shimoni Stoil
Izzy Ezagui
Amb Danny Ayalon
Chloe Valdary