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About the Honorees

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Lisa Stone Pritzker is a passionate advocate for the health, wellness, and education of children, teens, young adults, and women. Founder and Chair of the LSP Family Foundation, she advances cutting edge organizations that address emotional health, the arts, and Jewish life. A Chicago native, Lisa’s commitment to philanthropy and community service were a central part of her upbringing.

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Nadine and Steven Foldes are first generation Americans with a deep sense of responsibility for supporting Jews around the globe. Steven is the son of Holocaust survivors from Hungary who supported Israel from its earliest days, and Nadine’s family can trace its lineage in Israel back 12 generations. Together, they established the Foldes Family Philanthropic Foundation to involve future generations in caring for Jews in the US and Israel and other Jewish enclaves worldwide.   

Tikkun Ha'Lev Celebration Sponsors (updated daily)

Village Way

Kathy and Michael Azeez
Harriet and George Blank
Linda and Michael Frieze
Nancy Grand

Tikkun Ha'Lev

Linda Dresner and Ed Levy Jr.
Nadine and Steven Foldes
Beth and William Landman
LSP Family

Tikkun Olam

Argo Family Fund
Ira and Sheila Stone

Anchors in the Past

Edith Everett
Sidney Wolk

Anchors in the Future

Dena and Morey Goldberg
Marcia and John Goldman
Dena and Vic Hammel
Harry Heiman and Abby Friedman
The Koret Foundation
Carol and Larry Levy
Jamie and Marc Lunder
Joanie and Lewis Shubin

With You All the Way

The Brodie and Pertnoy Families
Lisa and Alan Engel
Anita Friedman
David A. Friedman and Paulette J. Meyer
Ellen and Rabbi Doug Kahn
Ann and Michael Kay
Marianne and Kenneth Novack
Aviva and David Rubin
George Sarlo
Marilyn Shubin
Debbie and Rich Silverstein

ImpactMaker

Hal Abroms
Maddie Brady and James Arogeti
Rita and Joel Cohen
The Colony Group
Rick & Roberta Cummings Charitable Trust
Scott Fisher and Marcy Bass
Laurie Toll Franz
Beth and Louis Guttman
Karen and Ron Sallerson
Nanci and Doug Sharon
Steinberg Family Charitable Fund
Judi Haberman Stern and Haberman Family

Trailblazer

Anonymous
Marlin and Edward Barad
Corey and Nikki Bialow
Judy and Jeff Cohen
The Clergy of Congregation Emanu-El
Barbara and Jeffrey Farber
Laura and John Fisher
Lois and Larry Frank
Pamela Gellen and Arthur Palmer
Belinda Getler
Jonathan and Lynne Greer
Susan and Neil Gordon
Sandra and Jerome Helman
Barbara and Michael Horowitz
Michael C. Kane
Theo Koffler
Laura and Gary Lauder
Alan and Renee Levow
Susan Moldaw and Bob Stallings
Ellen and Michael Plasker
Varda Rabin
Marcia and Albert Schmier
Donna Bitterman Shepard and John Shepard
Leigh and Morrie Siegel
Joanie Stone
Maryon Happy Stone and Richard Henriksen
Ingrid Tauber and Frank Taforo
Cheryl and Martin Turchin
Jeff and Christie Weiss
Toni Young
Diane and Howard Zack
The Zeger Family
Michelle and Rafi Zitvar

Micha Biton

A pioneer in the ethnic-rock genre of Israeli music, singer-songwriter Micha Biton released his critically acclaimed Live album in November 2016. Micha’s mesmerizing concert “From Sderot to Jerusalem” utilizes anecdotes and song to tell the famous story of his childhood as a refugee. Today, Micha performs sold-out concerts in Israel’s most popular venues and is traveling the world both solo and with his band.

Itzhak "Itzik" Cohen

Itzhak "Itzik" Cohen is an Israeli actor, filmmaker, and television producer. He is best known for portraying Captain Gabi Ayub in the political thriller television series Fauda. 

After serving in the Israel Defense Forces, he received his BA with honors in 1993 from the Department of Theater at Tel Aviv University.

Noah Egidi Galvin

Noah Egidi Galvin is an American actor and singer. He is best known for playing Kenny O'Neal in the ABC sitcom The Real O'Neals and later taking over the titular role in the Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen.

Noa Tishby

Noa Tishby is an Israeli-American actress, producer, writer and activist. A Tel Aviv native, Tishby served in the Israeli army before landing a starring role on the nation’s highest-rated prime time drama, Ramat Aviv Gimmel. After becoming a household name and appearing in numerous TV shows, films, theater productions and fashion campaigns, Tishby moved to Los Angeles where she sold the Israeli TV show In Treatment to HBO which made history as the first Israeli tv show to become an American series. Tishby earned a Peabody Award and Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for her work on the show. She is the founder of “Act for Israel,” Israel’s first online advocacy organization and is the author of Israel: a Simple Guide to the Most Misunderstood Country on Earth.

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2021 ImpactIsrael Board of Directors

Chair

Robert Arogeti

Immediate Past Chair

George Blank

David Amar
Allen Applbaum
Michael Azeez
Jeremy Barnett
Erica Bloom
Mark Claster
Michelle Bond Copelin
Jonathan Cordish
David Frieze
Michael Frieze
Charlie Gwirtsman
Victor Hammel

Judy Kaye
Beth Landman

Dale Okonow
Rabbi Michael Paley
Harvey Potter
Steven Rosenfeld, M.D.
Michael Salzhauer
Eric Schwartz
Barry Shrage
Lewis Shubin
Robert Shubin
Paula Solomon

Lifetime Trustees

Dr. Chaim Peri
Paul Silberberg
Mark I. Solomon

Honorary Trustees

David Cordish
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About ImpactIsrael

ImpactIsrael (formerly Friends of Yemin Orde) is the U.S.-based philanthropic partner of Yemin Orde Youth Village and Village Way Educational Initiatives, both located in Israel. Our mission is to transform immigrant and at-risk youth into productive members of Israeli society through value driven education and support.

About Yemin Orde Youth Village

Yemin Orde Youth Village, located on 77 acres atop Mount Carmel in northern Israel serves more than 430 at-risk and immigrant youth from around the world. Most of the children have suffered trauma in their young lives including loss, neglect, abandonment and extreme poverty. At Yemin Orde, they find a home, a family, and a future.

Jewish and Israel education is integrated into daily life at Yemin Orde in a vibrant and meaningful way. Graduates remain connected to the Village, and this lifelong support is a unique element that makes Yemin Orde a model of excellence.

The Village was named for Major General Orde Charles Wingate, an ardent supporter of the Zionist cause. “Yemin Orde” means “in the memory of Orde”

About Village Way Educational Initiatives

In 2006, the Israeli Ministry of Education, impressed by the accomplishments of Yemin Orde, encouraged the Village to expand its innovative methodology to other at-risk populations in Israel, including secular, Ultra-Orthodox, Druze, Bedouin, and Arab Israelis. This resulted in the formation of Village Way Educational Initiatives. This transformative program has enhanced the spiritual well-being, character development, and leadership potential of first-generation and native-born Israelis who come from poverty-stricken families and broken homes. Village Way Educational Initiatives is impacting all of Israel in many positive ways.

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