Jewish National Fund-USA’s (JNF-USA) Women for Israel (WFI) will host its largest, most anticipated national WFI event of the year on Monday, May 10. This year’s program will feature Michael Aloni, the actor known for his roles in the award-winning Netflix original series “Shtisel” and “When Heroes Fly.” The free Zoom program will be at 7 p.m.
Aloni will be interviewed by Danna Stern, the managing director of Israel’s yesStudios who the Hollywood Reporter credits with “turning Israel into a global television powerhouse.” Event attendees will get an exclusive look into the actor’s “20-year overnight success story,” and what it’s like to work on a show nominated for 16 Israeli Ofir awards ( the Israeli version of the Oscars).
They will also receive a sneak peek at Aloni’s new TV show based on the book, The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem.
“JNF-USA Women for Israel has quickly become one of the most philanthropically impactful groups in the U.S. and a lot of that has to do with powerful women who are leading our movement to new heights,” said Lauren Iselin, chairwoman Capital Region Women for Israel. “Unlike much of the corporate sector, the philanthropic world is driven by women. We are not only part of the conversation; we are leading it.”
Aloni became popular among Americans after “Shtisel” started streaming on Netflix. The series, which launched its third season on March 25, follows a Haredi family living in an ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Jerusalem. Aloni plays Akiva Shtisel, an artist who paints and sketches masterpieces.