Actress, Producer, and Bestselling Author Noa Tishby to Receive Guardian of Israel Award



LOS ANGELES, August 20, 2021 — Jewish National Fund-USA (JNF-USA) today announced LA-based actress, producer, and bestselling author of Israel: a Simple Guide to the Most Misunderstood Country on Earth Noa Tishby, will be honored with the esteemed Guardian of Israel Award in recognition of her leadership, creative achievements, and outstanding service to the land and people of Israel and Jewish people everywhere during Spectacular Sunday — JNF-USA’s largest celebrity, comedy, and entertainment-filled fundraising event of the year.


Entertainers partnering with JNF-USA for the two-hour virtual program on September 12 include actor, comedian, writer, and producer Elon Gold, who will be the live emcee of the evening; Israeli singer-songwriter Idan Raichel; Israeli singers Rita and Eden Alene; Israeli hip hop/funk band Hadag Nahash; “mentalist” Eran Biderman; Israeli singer-songwriter David Broza; and actress Shira Haas.


In addition to a magical evening of brilliant entertainment that will be available to attendees from coast to coast on JNF-USA’s YouTube channel and Facebook live, JNF-USA professionals and lay leaders will conduct a major donor outreach initiative in a sprint telethon style approach — calling, texting, and emailing thousands of the JNF-USA supporters nationwide as the organization approaches the end of its record-breaking 2021 fundraising campaign.


“All proceeds raised during Spectacular Sunday will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $1.5 million, enabling donors to double the value of their gift,” said Fred Toczek, incoming Co-President of the JNF-USA Los Angeles Board of Directors. “Most importantly, you can play a direct role in helping to rebuild local businesses in Akko, help support a resilience center on the border with Gaza that is helping adults and children alike deal with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from rocket and balloon attacks, help support the hundreds of critical environmental and nation building activities that JNF-USA is pursuing in Israel’s north and south. This will be one of the most entertaining evenings you’ve experienced since the start of the pandemic. It’s an event you don’t want to miss!”


There is no cost to view the magnificent lineup of online programming. To participate in JNF-USA’s largest fundraising event of the year, tune in live via YouTube or Facebook on Sunday, September 12, from 7-9 pm ET.


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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.