A  G A L A  E V E N T 

JEWISH KNOWLEDGE

IN THE DIGITAL AGE

Sunday, Oct. 2 2022 | Orient Hotel Jerusalem
Ron Dermer

Ron Dermer

Former Israeli Ambassador to Washington Chairperson
Amit Segal

Amit Segal

Chief Political Commentator Channel 12 News, Yediot Ahronot
Ilan Kaufthal

Ilan Kaufthal

East Wind Advisors Chairperson
Rabbi Meni Even-Israel

Rabbi Meni Even-Israel

Director of the Steinsaltz Center
Jordana Cutler

Jordana Cutler

Director of Public Policy for Israel and the Jewish Diaspora Meta
Rabbi Pinchas Allouche

Rabbi Pinchas Allouche

Congregation Beth Tefillah Scottsdale, Arizona

6:00PM - Cocktail Reception | 7:30PM – Dinner

English/Hebrew Simultaneous Translation Provided

Glatt Mehadrin Shmitta L'Chumra

Early Bird Ticket (until Aug. 31, 2022): $400
Regular Ticket (from Sept. 1, 2022): $450

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02-646-0919

The Steinsaltz English Language Mishnah Project

Rabbi Even-Israel Steinsaltz z"l stressed that communities which have abandoned Jewish learning, simply ceased to exist. In a reality plagued by Jewish assimilation, the motto "Let My People Know" is an urgent call. Partner with the Steinsaltz Center to further Jewish knowledge by contributing to the English Mishnah Project. Dedicate a Mishnah in memory of a loved one and help us strengthen Jewish identity for generations to come.

Dedications Opportunities

MISHNAH - $1,000

Includes

Dedication in printed Mishnah Donation acknowledgement at gala Includes 1 gala ticket

CHAPTER - $ 7,200

Includes

Dedication in printed Mishnah Donation acknowledgement at gala Includes 2 gala tickets

TRACTATE - $36,000

Includes

Dedication in printed Mishnah Donation acknowledgement at gala Includes 5 gala tickets

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02-646-0919

About the Participants

Ron Dermer

Ron Dermer

served as Israel’s Ambassador to the United States (2013-2021) and is widely seen as one of the most consequential ambassadors ever in that role, as well as one of the most influential ambassadors from any country during his long tenure in Washington.

While serving as Prime Minister Netanyahu’s top advisor, Dermer was a driving force behind many of the era’s most important diplomatic developments among them securing long-term military assistance and missile defense funding for Israel, moving the American embassy to Jerusalem, attaining U.S. recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, implementing the maximum pressure campaign against Iran, and achieving the historic breakthrough that led to the Abraham Accords and the normalization of Israel’s relations with several Arab nations. Throughout his tenure, he also remained a fixture in the media as a powerful voice defending the Jewish State.

Dermer is widely recognized as one of the world’s foremost authorities on the bilateral relationship between the U.S. and Israel and the central role Israel plays in securing the vital interests of the democratic West in the 21st century.

Dermer, together with Natan Sharansky, co-authored the best-selling book, The Case For Democracy: The Power of Freedom to Overcome Tyranny and Terror, which has been translated into ten languages.

Dermer is a Non-Resident Distinguished Fellow at the Gemunder Center at JINSA, the Jewish Institute for National Security of America, and co-hosts the podcast, Diplomatically Incorrect. He is a partner at Exigent Capital, a boutique investment firm in Jerusalem, and serves on the board of Netspark, a leading Israeli internet technology company.

Ron Dermer and his wife Rhoda have five children and live in Jerusalem.

Amit Segal

Amit Segal

 

Amit Segal, 40, is the chief political commentator for Channel 12 News, Israel's most popular and influential news outlet, and for Yediot Ahronot, the country’s best selling newspaper.

He is the author of Israel’s best-selling book in 2021: "The story of Israeli Politics”.

Amit Segal lives in Jerusalem with his wife, Reut and two children.


 

Ilan Kaufthal

Ilan Kaufthal

Ilan joined East Wind Advisors in 2010 as Chairman, bringing over 30 years of experience as an investment banker and senior corporate executive to the franchise. Ilan is the Chairman of IDB Bank NY, the Chairman of the Board of Tronox Ltd., and serves on the Board of Directors of Macsteel Ltd. He also serves on the Advisory Board of Jerusalem Venture Partners Media Fund, and is a Trustee of the Russell Berrie Foundation. He is the Chairman of the Board of the American Friends of Bezalel and a member of the Board of Visitors at Columbia University Medical Center. Ilan holds an MBA from New York University and a BS from Columbia University.

Ilan resides in New Jersey with his wife, Linda.

Rabbi Meni Even-Israel

Rabbi Meni Even-Israel

In 2005, Rabbi Adin Even Israel Steinsaltz appointed his son, Rabbi Meni, as the Director of the Steinsaltz Center, in an effort to complete his work of translating the Jewish canon, thus realizing Rabbi Adin's vision –"Let My People Know."

Under the direction of Rabbi Meni, the Steinsaltz Center and in collaboration with Koren Publishing, Rabbi Adin's dream came to fruition. The Steinsaltz Center oversaw the publication of the Steinsaltz Talmud in Hebrew, published the entire Steinsaltz Noe Edition Talmud in English in addition to the Steinsaltz Bible in Hebrew and English, the complete Maimonides, as well as the new edition of the Tanya, the Mishnah In Hebrew and many other books by Rabbi Adin on various topics of Jewish philosophy.

Rabbi Meni has created collaborations with organizations and initiatives such as 929, Maimonides Daily, Matach and Sefaria, leading to significant exposure and study of the Rabbi's annotations to the general public.

In order to preserve the treasure of Jewish knowledge, Rabbi Meni, together with a skilled team, is leading a digital revolution in the field of Jewish knowledge, developing the Steinsaltz Daily Study App which has been downloaded thousands of times around the world in addition to creating a digital archive of Rabbi Steinsaltz's teachings. The archive will be available for access by students, researchers and teachers, searching for Jewish learning resources.

Rabbi Meni received rabbinical ordination from the late Chief Rabbi of Israel, Harav Mordechai Eliyahu zt"l in 1995 and served as Campus Rabbi (1999-2005) for Hillel International at SUNY Stony Brook and University of Maryland. He lives in Jerusalem with his wife, Liza and has 4 children.

Jordana Cutler

Jordana Cutler

Jordana Cutler is Meta’s (formerly Facebook) Director of Public Policy for Israel and the Jewish Diaspora. Prior to this, she served as Chief of Staff in the Embassy of Israel in Washington, D.C. from 2013-2016.

Jordana served in the Israeli Prime Minister's Office as Prime Minister Netanyahu's Advisor for Diaspora Affairs and as Deputy to the Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister.

Jordana Cutler resides in Modiin with her husband Adam and three children.
 

Rabbi Pinchas Allouche

Rabbi Pinchas Allouche

Rabbi Pinchas Allouche is the founding Rabbi of one of the most vibrant and fastest-growing synagogues in the United States, Congregation Beth Tefillah of Scottsdale, Arizona, where he resides with his wife, Esther, and ten children. Rabbi Allouche is a graduate of Rabbi Steinsaltz's Makor Chaim Yeshiva High School in Gush Etzion and is a close student of the Rav.

Rabbi Allouche is a member of AIPAC's National Council and a member of the Orthodox Rabbinic Council of Arizona. He is a prolific blogger for the Huffington Post, Times of Israel, and many other large publications.

Rabbi Allouche was listed in the Jewish Daily Forward as one of America's 36 Most Inspiring Rabbis, who are "shaping 21st Century Judaism."

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