NEW YORK, Aug. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Jewish National Fund (JNF-USA) is proud to announce that Dr. Sol Lizerbram of San Diego, CA, will assume the position of President at the beginning of its 2018 fiscal year, on October 1, 2017, and will be honored at JNF's 2017 National Conference gala in South Florida in November. Dr. Lizerbram is believed to be the first national president of any major Jewish organization to hail from the west coast.
"We are tremendously grateful and fortunate to have Sol as the president of our organization," said Jewish National Fund CEO Russell F. Robinson. "Not only does he bring institutional knowledge to the position, but he also has the passion and commitment necessary to continue to elevate JNF's role as we work to achieve the goals of our visionary One Billion Dollar Roadmap for the Next Decade campaign."
Upon hearing the announcement of Dr. Lizerbram's new role at Jewish National Fund, California Governor Jerry Brown remarked "Sol is not only a good friend, he's a great leader."
Dr. Lizerbram has a 35-year history of involvement with JNF, which began after he graduated medical school and moved from Philadelphia to California with his wife, Lauren. Not long after settling in San Diego, he was invited to serve on the local JNF board and later as its president, eventually joining the national board two decades ago. Lauren has been his partner through all of this and has also served as JNF's San Diego Board President and will now assume the national role of presidential advisor.
Jewish National Fund (JNF-USA) will host this year's national conference in South Florida at The Diplomat Resort and Spa from November 10-13 (3555 S. Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL 33019). JNF's conference brings together over a thousand committed leaders, philanthropists, young professionals, college and high school students from across the country and Israel for an impactful three-day experience to learn about the key issues of the day facing Israel and the world Jewish community. Some of the invited speakers include: Ron Dermer, Israel's Ambassador to the U.S.; Gilrad Erdan, Israel's Minister of Public Safety; Ronald S. Lauder, JNF Chairman of the Board; Jose Maria Aznar, former President of the Government of Spain, and many others. To register, please visit jnf.org/nc. For more information contact Amy Penchansky at email@example.com or 212.879.9305 x804.
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