Cincinnati Community to Unite at Jewish National Fund-USA’s Annual Breakfast for Israel

Several hundred community members will unite in solidarity with the people of Israel on Thursday, May 16, 2024, at 8:30 am, for Jewish National Fund-USA’s annual Breakfast for Israel in Cincinnati.

Chaired by local philanthropist Morry Wiener, the annual complimentary community event will feature keynote speaker Elie Klein, the North American Director of Development and Jewish National Fund-USA Liaison for ADI Negev-Nahalat Eran. A world-class rehabilitation facility for people with disabilities supported by Jewish National Fund-USA, ADI Negev is a crucial element of the organization’s investment in improving the quality of life for Israelis with disabilities and ensuring that no one gets left behind in society.

Klein will discuss the enriching activities and cutting-edge therapies the facility utilizes to maximize the potential of Israeli children and young adults with severe disabilities, even during wartime; as well as the opening of a new ward at the Harvey and Gloria Kaylie Rehabilitation Medical Center at ADI Negev-Nahalat Eran — the first and only rehabilitation hospital in southern Israel to provide all-inclusive medical, rehabilitative, and emotional support for dozens of war-wounded Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers and civilians.

“As this horrific war rages on, it is essential that we consistently remind ourselves what we’re fighting for and never allow our interest or passionate support of Israel to wane,” said Klein. “This war is about more than securing Israel’s safety and maintaining its sovereignty — we are fighting for our very humanity. That’s why I feel a responsibility to share the story of ADI Negev-Nahalat Eran far and wide, to highlight this bastion of compassionate care and acceptance as a shining example of the light we must harness to make it through these dark times.”

In addition, local community leaders will discuss some of the other ways individuals can support the Jewish Homeland in the short and long term through Jewish National Fund-USA’s Israel Resilience Campaign (, which has raised $60 million since October 7, 2023, supporting the evacuation and relocation of tens of thousands of residents in Israel’s south while providing thousands more with housing, food, clothing, and other supplies. 

The campaign also includes the Livnot B’Yachad – Build Together plan, a bold, strategic initiative to rebuild communities in the Israel Envelope (formerly known as the Gaza Envelope).

“Anne Frank once said, ‘No one has ever become poor by giving,’” said Event Chair Morry Wiener. “When you support Jewish National Fund-USA’s Israel Resilience Campaign, 100% of your generosity will help protect and rebuild our Homeland. Israel needs us now, and every one of us can make a tremendous impact in making Eretz Yisrael more successful than ever.”