Jewish National Fund-USA’s (JNF-USA) 2020 National Conference will be held virtually for the very first time, announced the organization’s national president, Dr. Sol Lizerbram.

The conference, slated for Oct. 18-23, was originally planned to take place at iconic venues in Israel. That is now scheduled to take place next year.

The online program serves as the organization’s premier planning and celebratory event.

“JNF-USA is making the best of the current situation and following through on its promises to Israel, its people and our partners,” said Lizerbram. “This will be a great opportunity to review our accomplishments and shift our focus on successfully achieving the goals of 2021.”

Featured topics and discussions will focus on how JNF-USA is helping Israel shape itself as the food and culinary capital of the world; the strides it’s making to support Israel’s role as a leader in global food, energy and water security; a behind-the-scenes look at the worldwide impact of the training international students receive at the Arava International Center for Agriculture Training; and more.

“The virtual National Conference will be an opportunity to reflect on the past year; share how we pivoted with the times and continued to deliver on our promises to the land and people of Israel; and lay out the foundation for our vision for the upcoming year,” said Lizerbram.

JNF-USA is offering a complimentary registration Zoom spot to members of its World Chairman’s Council, King Solomon Society, Negev Society and those who registered for the 2021 National Conference in Israel.

Registration is open at

For more information about the national conference, email Amy Fass, director of national events, at For sponsorship opportunities, email Glen Schwartz, executive director of national major donor relations, at

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