Congregation Beth Am
Congregation Beth Judea
Congregation Or Shalom
Shir Hadash Synagogue
Temple Chai
cordially invite you to attend our JUF Dessert Reception on behalf of the 2018 Jewish United Fund Annual Campaign Sunday, April 22, 2018 7:00 PM


Congregation Beth Judea 5304 RFD, Long Grove, IL Couvert $5.00 per person

Debbi Miller-Rosenstein, Beth Am
Ronna Leibach • Rita & Sid Mathias, Congregation Beth Judea
Stacey & Jon Greenfield • Lisa & Adam Schwartz, Congregation Or Shalom
Rachel & Richard Siegel, Shir Hadash Synagogue
Lisa & Marc Roth, Temple Chai

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Featuring Distinguished Speaker Alon Ben-Gurion The Legacy of David Ben-Gurion and The Creation of the State of Israel

Alon Ben-Gurion is the grandson of the late Prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion. He grew up in Tel Aviv and Haifa, where he attended high school and participated in the youth movement. At the age of 18, he joined the IDF and became a paratrooper. Alon was severely wounded in the Yom Kippur War and spent the next several months hospitalized, and then in rehabilitation. After a long recovery, Alon attended Tel Aviv University and received his bachelor's degree in social sciences, followed by a master’s degree from Cornell University in hospitality management.

For the last 40 years, Alon has worked in the hotel management field in countries that include Israel, England, Belgium and the United States.

In addition to his work, Alon travels on behalf of select organizations, speaking about the legacy of his grandfather, David Ben-Gurion. Alon is involved with organizations such as The Friends of the Disabled Veterans of the IDF and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Currently, Alon is assisting American disabled veterans via the Heroes to Heroes organization.

Alon is married to Anastasia Ben-Gurion, a Fashion Designer/Consultant and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology. They have two daughters, Alexandra and Daphne.

For more information, please contact Sandi Kaplan at 312-444-2841 or

"Because of charity the world abides."


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