Israeli Style Breakfast Buffet
Speaker: Ido Aharoni, Consul General of Israel in New York
Ido Aharoni assumed the post of Consul General of Israel in New York in February of 2011 after serving as acting Consul General since August 2010. Ido has brand management expertise as the former Head of Israel’s Brand Management Team, in addition to his experience in various positions in the Israeli government, including Senior Advisor to Israel's Foreign Minister and Vice Prime Minister, in charge of media and public affairs and Policy advisor to the Director-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jerusalem for five directors-general. He has been a member of Israel’s Foreign Service since 1991, and is a sought after speaker on all topics related to Israel.
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. Today, JNF continues to give all generations a unique voice in building and ensuring the prosperity of the land of Israel through their generosity and partnership with the people of Israel. 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.