More than $1 Million Raised for the Land and People of Israel at JNF-USA Virtual Event


NEW YORK, N.Y., April 29, 2021 — Over 5,000 people tuned in to Jewish National Fund-USA’s (JNF-USA) annual Breakfast for Israel, which was hosted virtually this year due to the pandemic. The event raised more than 1.2 million dollars and includes a matching grant from several generous JNF-USA donors.


On Sunday, April 18, supporters from coast-to-coast joined the leading nonprofit organization for an intimate conversation with two of the stars from the binge-worthy Netflix hit series Fauda — Tsahi Halevi who plays Naor and Rona-Lee Shimon who plays Nurit, with morning show host and i24 News contributor Yoav Limor moderating the discussion.


“We expect there to be a high turnout when the event is held in-person. You get to eat delicious catered food while you schmooze with your friends and community members, all the while knowing you’re supporting the land and people of Israel. But 5,000 people at a virtual event? We are thrilled to know thousands of our community members joined us on a Sunday morning to support JNF-USA’s life changing initiatives in the Negev and Galilee,” said national event co-chair Alyse Golden Berkley.


“The majority of attendees from the 25 participating communities were longtime supporters of JNF-USA or folks who have engaged with us in one way or another over the years,” added national event co-chair Jim Riola. “However, because there are no physical borders when an event is hosted online, we were able to reach hundreds of new people who had no prior affiliation with JNF-USA.”


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About Jewish National Fund-USA

JNF-USA is the leading philanthropic organization for Israel that supports critical environmental and nation building activities in Israel’s north and south. Through its One Billion Dollar Roadmap for the Next Decade, JNF-USA is developing new communities in the Galilee and Negev, connecting the next generation to Israel, and creating infrastructure and programs that support ecology, individuals with special needs, and heritage site preservation.