Jewish National Fund to Hold National Conference in Denver

JNF_Tagline_2013July 11, 2013 – New York, NY – For the first time ever, the mile-high city of Denver is set to host Jewish National Fund’s (JNF) National Conference, October 25-28, 2013.
Held at the Grand Hyatt Denver, the conference will feature some of the world’s most influential people and will include sessions involving Israel’s top leaders, JNF’s vital work that is transforming the lives of Israel’s residents, and Israel’s contributions that are making the world a better place. More than 500 community leaders from around the country will hear from experts during the weekend event described as “the conference of a lifetime.”
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper will open the event with remarks on innovation and sustainability. The conference will also include presenters Naty Barak, Chief Sustainability Officer Netafim; Dr. Muhammed El-Nabiri, Mayor of Hura; Gordon Zacks, Businessman, Author and Former Presidential Advisor; Jonathan Adelman, Senior Fellow Foundation for the Defense of Democracy; along with many more.
“This conference provides an edifying opportunity to learn about JNF and the remarkable work we continue to do in Israel,” said Geri Shatz who is co-chairing the conference along with David Frank. “It also allows you to spend time with people who have similar passions. Great people, terrific topics and Colorado, a beautiful setting – you don’t want to miss out on this experience.”
The Sunday evening gala will feature entertainment from Hagit Yaso, Israeli Idol Winner and International Star along with remarks by JNF Chairman of the Board, Ronald S. Lauder. The evening’s program also includes the installation of Jeffrey E. Levine as National President, as well as a Thank You to Stanley Chesley for his six years of service as President.
Registration for the 2013 National Conference is available online at For more information, please contact Hindy Komin at or call Roberta Witkow from the JNF local Mountain States office at 303.573.7095 x976.
JEWISH NATIONAL FUND (JNF) began in 1901 as a dream and vision to reestablish a homeland in Israel for Jewish people everywhere. Jews the world over collected coins in iconic JNF Blue Boxes, purchasing land and planting trees until ultimately, their dream of a Jewish homeland was a reality. JNF gives all generations of Jews a unique voice in building a prosperous future for the land of Israel and its people.
JNF embodies both heart and action; our work is varied in scope but singular in benefit. We strive to bring an enhanced quality of life to all of Israel’s residents, and translate these advancements to the world beyond. JNF is greening the desert with millions of trees, building thousands of parks, creating new communities and cities for generations of Israelis to call home, bolstering Israel’s water supply, helping develop innovative arid-agriculture techniques, and educating both young and old about the founding and importance of Israel and Zionism.
JNF is a registered 501(c)(3) organization and United Nations NGO, which continuously earns top ratings from charity overseers.
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