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Cocktails & Conversation with the Network

April 11, 2024 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Twice per year, Federation’s Network hosts Cocktails & Conversation, an all-industries event bringing together everyone in our business community. Join us for this spring’s event featuring Boaz Fleischman-Alaluf, Israel’s representative to the World Bank Group Board, who will speak about business and capital markets in Israel since October 7th.

Thursday, April 11
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

The Home of Dave & Kirsten Pollin
Bethesda, MD
Address provided
upon registration.

Cost: $36

Register by April 8th
Kosher food and cocktails will be served.

About The Network: As a hub of business, diplomacy, and thought leadership, what happens in Washington, DC matters — on both a national and global scale. Given the Jewish community’s pivotal role in this influence, the Network provides a space for professionals to come together and exchange ideas on a myriad of important topics. Through this, we aim to emphasize the vital role that business professionals play in ensuring a strong and vibrant Jewish future.

No matter your profession, the Network is the platform to meet and engage with Jewish business professionals through meaningful and innovative programs, events, and leadership opportunities. Under the direction of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, the Network is the intersection of the business and Jewish community in Greater Washington – creating an entry point to connect through a Jewish lens.

For questions, please contact Sarah Green at [email protected] or 973-615-7375.

Network Leadership

Cocktails & Conversation Co-Chairs:
Mike Morin, Partner, Latham & Watkins
Dave Pollin, Founder, Buccini Pollin Group

Network Co-Chairs:
Max Sandler, Principal, Tidewater Mortgage Services, Inc.
Janis Schiff, Partner, Holland & Knight

Network Co-Chair Emeriti:
Brad Buslik, Principal, H&R Retail
Marty Janis, CEO, Atlantic Services Group, Inc.
Brian Schwalb, Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia

Network Engagement & Acquisition Chair:
Brad Lackey, Managing Director, AlTi Tiedemann Global

Young Lawyers Co-Chairs:
Jared Sands, Associate Attorney, Venable LLP
Michael Weinberg, Assistant U.S. Attorney, The United State Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia

Real Estate Co-Chairs:
Alisa Brem Rosenberg, Founder & Managing Partner, Junction Development
Wendy Feldman Block, Executive Managing Director, Savills North America

Network Council:
Eva Davis, Real Estate Agent, Compass
Matthew Friedson, Managing Director, National Life Insurance Practice Leader, Risk Strategies Company
Nick Gordon, Associate Vice President, MRP Realty
Jordan Hepner, Managing Partner, Great Jones Capital
Kerry Iris, Principal, CEO, KIK Investments
Dave Pollin, Founder, Buccini Pollin Group
Joel Regignano, Director, Retail Assets, Bozzuto
Ally Sherman, Director, DHR Global
Matt Steinway, Associate Attorney, Duane Morris LLP

Family Business Co-Chairs:
Casey Berman, Managing Director, Camber Creek
Julie Polinger, COO, Polinger Company

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The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington welcomes the participation of interfaith couples and families, and people of all abilities, backgrounds, gender identities, and sexual orientations. Building an inclusive community is a priority. If you or your family require special accommodations to participate in this virtual event, please contact us in advance at 301-230-7200 or [email protected] so every effort can be made to accommodate your needs.

About Boaz Fleischman-Alaluf
Boaz serves as a board member at the World Bank Group (WBG), where he represents the State of Israel. In this capacity, he oversees WBG strategies and projects and leads the organization’s engagement with Israel.

Prior to joining the WBG, Boaz served at the Israeli Ministry of Finance as the Senior Director of the Investment and Trade Agreements Division, where he led complex international negotiation processes on international investment treaties and free trade agreements.

In his capacity at the Ministry of Finance, Boaz played a pivotal role in the engagement with the “Abraham Accords” partner countries and led negotiations resulting in the first significant economic agreements of their kind concluded with these countries.

Boaz also served as a member of the Council of the Israeli Federation of Bi-National Chambers of Commerce and Industry and until 2017, he was also a faculty member at the Department of Sociology, Political Science and Communications of the Open University of Israel, where he lectured on Political Science and International Affairs.


April 11, 2024
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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