Events Leadership & Supporters

Lori Komisar & Morrie Silverman Host an Impactful Night in Chicago

On Thursday, September 13, 2023, Vice Chair Lori Komisar and Morrie Silverman warmly welcomed guests to a special event at their home dedicated to celebrating and supporting Birthright Israel Foundation (BRIF). The gathering brought together generous donors and newcomers eager to learn about the organization's mission. Lori Komisar began the evening with heartfelt remarks, sharing her and Morrie's strong support for Birthright… Read More 
Events Leadership & Supporters

Stacy & Greg Siwak Host an Unforgettable Night for St. Louis Donors

On Tuesday, September 12, 2023, St. Louisans Stacy and Greg Siwak hosted a gathering that brought together dedicated Birthright Israel Foundation donors, as well as those enthusiastic about getting involved. Stacy and Greg kicked off the event with heartfelt remarks, expressing their deep commitment to Birthright Israel and highlighting the profound impact these journeys have on young Jewish adults, such… Read More 
Events Trip Highlights

Birthright Israel Alums Inspire All in Indianapolis

On Tuesday, August 22, 2023, Indianapolis supporters joined us for an evening to celebrate and support Birthright Israel Foundation. The evening was hosted by donors Diane & John Abrams, Laura & Matt Burton, Iliana & Irwin Levin, and Autumn Welz-Cook & Bob Schuckit. Midwest Ambassador Council member and host Irwin Levin opened the program by sharing how the trip has… Read More 
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Allison Koffman & Jeff Lipsitz Host Birthright Israel Foundation’s Annual Hamptons Event

On Thursday, August 10, 2023, philanthropists Allison Koffman & Jeff Lipsitz hosted Birthright Israel Foundation's annual Hamptons event at their home. It was a spectacular evening celebrating and supporting Birthright Israel's programs. Guests enjoyed hearing from Jeff Lipsitz, who shared important updates regarding the classic 10-day trip and why his family has made the program a philanthropic priority. Jeff also… Read More 
Events Leadership & Supporters

Barbara & Richard Silverman Host Dr. Zohar Raviv and Birthright Israel Participant Adela Cojab in Chicago

On Thursday, July 27, 2023, philanthropists Barbara & Richard Silverman opened their Chicago home to fellow Birthright Israel Foundation supporters and those interested in the program. The event focused on rallying support for Birthright Israel programs and the 20,000 young Jewish adults waitlisted for the classic 10-day trip. MAKE A GIFT NOW Barbara & Richard began the evening with beautiful remarks about why they… Read More 
Events Leadership & Supporters

Donors From Across the Country Join Jill & Jay Bernstein in Aspen

On Monday, July 24, 2023, philanthropists Jill & Jay Bernstein hosted Birthright Israel Foundation donors from across the country for an evening of support in Aspen, CO. Jill & Jay Bernstein have been staunch supporters of Birthright Israel Foundation in Palm Beach for years and were joyed to rally support for the program in Aspen. They were joined by fellow… Read More 

An Evening of Support in Cleveland for Birthright Israel Foundation

On June 15, 2023, Birthright Israel parents and donors Betsy and David Krantz hosted our first-ever event in Cleveland, OH, at their home. Betsy and David rallied the Cleveland community in support of Birthright Israel Foundation and, through their generosity, showed how crucial the program is to the next generation. The evening featured welcoming remarks from Betsy Krantz, who shared… Read More 

Our Annual Long Island Reception Showcases the Everlasting Impact of Birthright Israel

On Tuesday, June 6, 2023, Birthright Israel Foundation held its annual Long Island reception honoring Rebecca and Morty Schaja for their leadership and dedication to Birthright Israel. Amy Jaffee, Chair of the Long Island Leadership Cabinet, opened the program with an important program update regarding the current waitlist and the crucial need for funding. Donor and lay leader Jon Held… Read More 

Jennifer & Brian Hermelin Host Dr. Zohar Raviv & Eden Cohen in Detroit, MI

On June 5, 2023, Birthright Israel Foundation donors Jennifer & Brian Hermelin hosted an insightful and inspiring event for our Michigan community at their home. Guests enjoyed hearing why Jennifer and Brian support Birthright Israel's programs. David, their son and an alum of Birthright Israel, then shared how the experience impacted his life. Since his trip, David has been a… Read More 
Events Leadership & Supporters

Alyce & Phil de Toledo Host a Special Los Angeles Reception feat. Alum Eden Cohen

On Tuesday, May 9, 2023, Birthright Israel Foundation board chair Phil de Toledo and his wife Alyce opened their home to our Los Angeles donors. Guests had the honor to hear from Los Angeles Leadership Cabinet Chair Simon Mendelson, Birthright Israel alum and Senior Advisor to Former Special Envoy Noa Tishby Eden Cohen and Phil de Toledo. Simon opened the… Read More 
Events Leadership & Supporters

Tour Educator Noa Tadmor Inspires Atlanta’s Jewish Community

Birthright Israel Foundation supporters in Atlanta hosted former IDF soldier, Israeli participant, and tour educator Noa Tadmor for two-inspiring days of impact. The events kicked off with a breakfast hosted by The Marcus Foundation, Inc., a staunch supporter of Birthright Israel's program and a leader in Jewish philanthropy in Atlanta. Yoni Kaiser-Blueth, Program Director at The Marcus Foundation, Inc., opened… Read More 

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