Co-Host of World’s Most Popular Jewish Podcast to Headline First-Ever Naples Breakfast for Israel


NAPLES, Fla., January 12, 2022Jewish National Fund-USA (JNF-USA) is thrilled to announce the organization’s signature annual event, Breakfast for Israel, will make its debut in Naples on March 2, 2022, at 7:30 am ET.


The in-person event at Artis—Naples will feature Liel Leibovitz, Tablet Magazine’s editor-at-large and co-host of Unorthodox, the world’s leading Jewish podcast which offers listeners a fresh and fun take on Jewish news, ideas, and culture. Leibovitz’s inspiring keynote speech will address the rise of antisemitism, portray a hopeful picture of a community that is engaged with Judaism more robustly than before, and offer a host of practical ways to forge a meaningful and nurturing Jewish identity.


Liel Leibovitz


The Tel Aviv native has authored and co-authored several books, including the witty, highly entertaining, comprehensive reference guide, The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia: From Abraham to Zabar’s and Everything in Between. Leibovitz also frequently pens articles on politics, culture, and religion, and his work has been published in a variety of highly acclaimed publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Atlantic, and others.


“For nearly two decades, JNF-USA has dazzled thousands of attendees at its complimentary Breakfast for Israel gatherings across the country with high caliber speakers headlining the events, as well as entertaining, impactful programming that captivates the audience while reminding community members why it’s crucial to continue to support the land and people of Israel,” said David Braverman, Co-President, JNF-USA Naples Board of Directors. “We couldn’t be more excited to host this elegant event for the first time ever in Naples and look forward to seeing the bright smiles of our friends and neighbors as we celebrate Israel together in-person.”


The event is open to all community members at no cost and will be JNF-USA’s largest event in Naples this year.  


For questions and to register: Visit or contact Joshua Mellits, JNF-USA Director, Western Florida at 941-462-1330 x865 or




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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.