All-Star Speaker Lineup Confirmed for Largest Israel-Focused Conference of 2022

The most prominent gathering of proudly Zionist philanthropists in the country will take place at Jewish National Fund-USA’s 2022 National Conference in Boston



BOSTON, Mass., September 19, 2022 — Leaders in the Jewish Community are urging philanthropists who support Israel and those who stand with Israel to “unmute themselves” and champion a bright, prosperous future for the land and its people at Jewish National Fund-USA’s 2022 National Conference in Boston — the largest and most prominent pro-Israel conference taking place this year.


On November 4-6, 2022, well over a thousand Jewish activists, community leaders, and people who care deeply about the security and well-being of Israel and ensuring a stronger Israel for future generations will gather for a riveting weekend with the leading nonprofit for Israel that will feature Zionist content, incredible keynote speeches, panel discussions, and celebrations of the Jewish homeland with supporters from coast to coast.


The conference will also feature Jewish National Fund-USA’s affiliates in Israel, as well as members of the organization’s Special in Uniform Band. Often referred to as a truly life-changing program, Special in Uniform integrates young adults with cognitive disabilities into the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) — which in turn enables them to enter the workforce following their service. The Special in Uniform Music Inclusion Program and band was created at the height of the pandemic and is now gaining international attention. More than just a pastime for its performers, people with disabilities are now empowered to participate in the legendary music tradition of the IDF, where they can develop and share their musical talent with the world.


“Supporting and engaging with Israel is more than just about policies and politics,” said National Conference Co-Chairs Risa Aronson and Michael Blank. “If you care about Israel, if you love Israel, if you are passionate about ensuring Israel is stronger and more resilient for future generations to come, look no further. Join us at our National Conference to connect with Israel in a way you’ve never experienced before and learn how you can make our homeland a better place for all its residents.”


Recently, Jewish National Fund-USA announced its all-star lineup of keynote speakers and panelists who will address key issues impacting the global Jewish community, in addition to highlighting JNF-USA’s visionary projects that are changing the narrative about the land of Israel. Speakers of note include:

  • Michael Herzog, Israel’s Ambassador to the United States
  • Olga Meshoe Washington, CEO, Defend, Embrace, Invest(in), Support Israel (DEISI) International
  • Rachel Fish, Co-founder of Boundless, who will discuss Confronting Jew-Hatred in the 21st Century
  • Ben M. Freeman, an author and internationally renowned educator
  • Hen Mazzig, an Israeli writer, speaker, and activist who will host a lecture on how to be progressive, LGBTQ, a person of color, or left-wing, and still pro-Israel

Additional conference highlights include:

  • Exploring Jewish National Fund-USA’s game-changing projects like its World Zionist Village and Galilee Culinary Institute
  • Celebrating 50 years of Alexander Muss High School in Israel and the impact of JNF-USA’s continuum of engagement
  • A panel discussion with pro-Israel experts and influencers who will discuss what it means to be a Champion for Zionism
  • Breakout sessions including “Israel, Instagram, and Engaging the Next Generation”
  • A JNF-USA in Israel Expo
  • Optional elegant Shabbat meals, Saturday services, and Jewish learning
  • Media and communications training offered by The Leadership Institute (register here)
  • Saturday evening reception for members of JNF-USA’s President’s, Negev, and King Solomon Societies and our Century and World Chairman Councils (by invitation)
  • An exclusive party for young professionals ages 22-40
  • Jon Stetson, America’s Master Mentalist, will perform during a closing night gala dinner

Discounted pricing for young professionals is available. Register to attend the conference at Questions? Contact




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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.