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Israel Bonds National New Leadership Co-Chair Jason Langsner Featured in GatherDC
In a blog post entitled, ‘Create Your Own Change,’ Jason Langsner, National New Leadership co-chair, shared with GatherDC his reflections on celebrating the High Holy Days, meeting his wife and creating his own family traditions, and his involvement in the Bonds organization and the Jewish community.
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Israel Bonds Hosts Global Round Table with Entrepreneur Mitch Garber
In the latest installment of Israel Bonds’ global round table with prominent experts from diverse industries, on May 20 Bonds leadership hosted successful entrepreneur Mitch Garber, chairman of Cirque du Soleil and part owner of the National Hockey League (NHL) team in Seattle. Speaking on the topic Entrepreneurship in This Time of COVID: Navigating the New Reality, Mitch encouraged participants to place all matters in perspective, and be attentive to the needs of those affected most.
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Israel Bonds Washington New Leadership Hosts a Book Discussion with Susan Sloan
On May 18, Israel Bonds Washington New Leadership brought together over 40 young professionals for a book discussion with Susan Sloan, author of A Seat at the Table: Women, Diplomacy, and Lessons of the World. The recently-released book, based on conversations and interviews with more than 30 leaders, shares insights on the impact of gender-diversified leadership and why varied voices bring about stronger resolutions and enhanced team dynamics. Israel Bonds President & CEO Israel Maimon and National Vice President for Sales Stuart Garawitz opened the program, which was co-chaired by Israel Bonds Washington New Leadership volunteers Ariana Kaufman and Jenny Diamond, speaking on the importance of growing the Israel Bonds New Leadership Division.
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New Leadership Hosts Exclusive Event with Fauda Co-Creator
Fauda co-creator Avi Issacharoff spoke to over 150 Israel Bonds New Leadership fans of the hit Israeli television series via Zoom on Sunday, April 12, sharing not only secrets behind the global sensation but also the process leading to its creation.
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Israel Bonds Chicago New Leadership Presents Cannabis: Meet the Lawmaker Who Helped Make It Legal in Illinois
On January 27, Illinois State Representative Bob Morgan, a nationally-recognized expert on cannabis legislation, joined a group of over 25 Israel Bonds New Leadership investors in Chicago to discuss the recent legalization of recreational cannabis in the state.
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Israel Bonds Young Investors Society Hosts Annual Hanukkah Celebration with Comedian Modi
On December 16, the Israel Bonds Young Investors Society hosted its annual Hanukkah celebration at Lavan 541 in Manhattan, in which over 150 young professionals gathered for the festivities and heard from famous Jewish comedian Modi, who brought laughter and amusement to the group.

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Israel Bonds Sponsors IAC Edge Conference
On September 8, Israel Bonds proudly sponsored the IAC Edge conference which promoted the strong bond between Israeli and American young professionals. The conference provided excellent networking and professional development opportunities through cutting edge discussions from leaders across a variety of industries.
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Israel Bonds New York Women’s Division and New York Young Investors Society Hold an Exclusive Lunch at Bonds Headquarters
On July 24, Israel Bonds New York Women’s Division and New York Young Investors Society held an exclusive lunch at Bonds headquarters with over 50 attendees, featuring guest speaker Karnit Goldwasser. A prominent lecturer, author and activist within the Jewish community, Karnit spoke of her personal story, detailed in her book, The Path to You, in which she faced the unknown during the abduction of her husband, Ehud "Udi" Goldwasser, along with Eldad Regev by Hezbollah to Lebanon on July 12, 2006. Karnit advocated passionately for more than two years, meeting with politicians, government members, human rights organizations, and fearlessly stood before the Iranian president at the UN General Assembly, demanding to learn the whereabouts of her beloved husband and his comrade. Exuding immense courage and strength, Karnit demonstrated the importance of doing everything in one’s power to effectuate change, and in her account she highlighted the realization that all Jewish people around the world are one nation, especially when encountering struggle and hardship. Her story of resilience, which was published in Hebrew and released in 2011, is the true story of Israel itself.
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Israel Bonds Washington New Leadership 9th Annual Day at the Ballpark
Israel Bonds Washington New Leadership held a sold out 9th Annual Day at the Ballpark on Sunday, July 7, as the Washington Nationals hosted the Kansas City Royals. More than 60 young professionals and their children enjoyed watching the game from two party suites, which were provided to Israel Bonds through the generosity of the Lerner family, owners of the Nationals, and Irwin Raij, Israel Bonds board member.

The program included an introduction by event co-chairs Cameron Erickson and remarks by Eric Wachter and Miriam Wachter, who shared their story about why their family chooses to invest in Israel through Israel bonds.

“For me, Israel bonds is an investment worth supporting because I am making an investment in support of my values. I was proud to do my part by co-hosting the 9th Annual Day at the Ballpark and am eager to continue this effort for years ahead,” said Cameron. Miriam shared her sentiments by stating, "Israel bonds are an important part of how my family expresses our Zionist values. Getting to join our friends at a ballgame in support of Israel, and to encourage their investments in Israel bonds, was an added bonus!"

The 9th Annual Day at the Ballpark is just one example of how Israel Bonds Washington is growing the connection within the next generation of Israel Bonds investors, developing Israel Bonds New Leadership Division, and fortifying the Bonds mission in support of the Jewish homeland.
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Israel Bonds Canada New Leadership Real Estate Panel Gathers in Montréal Office of Davies, Ward, Philips & Vineberg
On June 18, Canadian law firm Davies, Ward, Philips & Vineberg hosted Israel Bonds Canada New Leadership at an event held in their Montréal office on the 26th floor overlooking the Montréal skyline. Over 75 young professionals attended, at which they enjoyed cocktails, delicious food and a fascinating discussion on Montréal real estate. Moderated by William Jegher, partner, transaction advisory services, Ernst & Young Corporate Finance (Canada) Inc., the panelists were all renowned experts in the world of Montréal real estate. Panelists included: Heather Kirk, Executive VP & CFO of Cominar; Brett Miller, CEO of Canderel; Wayne Heuff, Executive VP & Managing Director of Claridge Real Estate; and Daniel Fournier, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ivanhoé Cambridge. The group expressed tremendous appreciation and gratitude to Bonds’ New Leadership co-chairs, Izzie Steckler and Matthew Azrieli, as well as Daniel Gal, event chair, for putting together this wonderful event. Special appreciation was also extended to Olymbec for their generous sponsorship. Israel Bonds Canada New Leadership is enthusiastic about the overwhelming feedback received and remains inspired to collaborate with regional organizations to continue the Bonds mission.
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Israel Bonds Boston New Leadership Kicks Off Summer with Tel Aviv Tuesday
On June 25, Israel Bonds Boston New Leadership kicked off summer with their annual Tel Aviv Tuesday event, which this year was held at the Israel Bonds Boston office on Union Wharf. The group of New Leadership members, which incorporated many new faces in addition to old friends, enjoyed authentic Israeli food, drinks and views of the Boston Harbor. Attendees learned about how to become more involved in the New Leadership Division, ways to invest in the State of Israel through the purchase of Israel bonds, and about Bonds’ role in supporting Israel’s economy and its mission to ensure the success of our future generations. Young leaders also gained insight on building their networks and holding Israel Bonds events of their own within their communities. 
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Israel Bonds’ Investors Forum and Los Angeles’ New Leadership Division Along with Israeli American Council (IAC) LEAD Present “Drive a Point, Not a Wedge”
The event, held on June 18 in Bel Air, featured guest speaker Lauren Weinstein, lecturer at Stanford University’s Business School and founder of Resonate Coaching. Guests learned the essentials of communicating effectively in addition to strategies to share their point of view while respecting those with differing opinions.
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Israel Bonds Washington New Leadership and Kehilat Pardes Gathers for Yom Yerushalayim 
Israel Bonds Washington New Leadership and Kehilat Pardes gathered on Sunday, June 2 for a family-friendly Yom Yerushalayim party in Rockville, MD. Rabbi Uri Topolosky led inspiring services commemorating the Six-Day War and the Reunification of Jerusalem, followed by festivities in which over 60 parents and young children celebrated the holiday with Israeli-inspired games, face painting, and enjoyed a delectable kosher breakfast.
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Israel Bonds New Leadership Celebrates Israel throughout Parade Weekend
In a series of inspiring events culminating in the annual Celebrate Israel Parade in New York on June 2, Bonds New Leadership representatives kicked off the festivities with a national New Leadership council meeting and lunch on May 31 hosted by new co-chairs Hadassah Backman and Hannah Niman and cabinet, followed by an elaborate Shabbat dinner at The Jewish Museum which sold out almost immediately, attracting a crowd of over 200 from the U.S. and Canada. 
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Israel Bonds Washington New Leadership Hosts Commercial Real Estate Professionals in Latest Dinner Series
On May 13, Israel Bonds Washington New Leadership brought together commercial real estate professionals for the latest in its ongoing dinner series, this time held at the Potomac, Maryland, home of 2014 Prime Minister’s Club honorees Bruce and Amy Pascal. Attendees at this private event networked with established industry leaders and were even given a tour of Bruce’s Hot Wheels-themed office. Bruce is executive managing director of Cushman and Wakefield and a former Washington New Leadership chair. His grandfather was among the first Israel bond purchasers in Washington in 1951. Amy is the founder of LAVALOKA, where she designs and manufactures activewear. 
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Israel Bonds Philadelphia Young Investors Society Evening of Fun & Finance
A sold-out crowd of young professionals gathered for the Philadelphia Young Investor Society Evening of Fun & Finance on April 9, 2019 in the Trophy Room of the Fitler Club.
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Israel Bonds’ National New Leadership Hosts 2019 AIPAC Welcome Event
Over 90 young professionals attended Israel Bonds’ National New Leadership 2019 AIPAC Welcome Event to eat, drink, and bond on Saturday, March 23 at Duke's Grocery in Washington, DC. The sold-out gathering was a success, and drew a significant amount of attendees who were first-time purchasers of Israel bonds. Duke’s owner Daniel Kramer kicked off the evening by sharing remarks of why he and his family have supported Israel bonds for three generations. Israel Bonds’ Washington New Leadership Chair Jason Langsner commented, "It is beyond inspiring to see so many young investors continue to come together at this annual event, which for the last six years has preceded the AIPAC Policy Conference." He emphasized, "No matter whether we're hosting a Shabbat dinner on Friday or a social gathering on Saturday evening, these young Washingtonian bond investors, and others in town from across the country or overseas for the conference, bring a level of excitement that doesn't fade at last call. Their energy and our community's momentum will continue throughout our 2019 programming." For information on national and regional New Leadership activities, contact your local Israel Bonds office.
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Israel Bonds New Leadership Annual Blue & White Party
The Israel Bonds New Leadership Annual Blue & White Party took place on Saturday, March 2, 2019 on a private yacht in Hollywood, Florida. 
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