Join us as we virtually welcome Ambassador of Israel to the United States, Ambassador Ron Dermer to Richmond in one of his final speaking engagements before he leaves office.
Event Chairs: Josh and Suzanne Peck
Vice Chairs: Louis and Ellen Renee Adams, Rabbi Dovid and Aliza Asher, Melissa and Andy Brownstein, Rabbi Michael and Adira Knopf, Rabbi Yossel and Nechomi Kranz, Rabbi Scott and Rabbi Randi Nagel, Richard and Ellen November, Cathy Plotkin, Michael and Lauren Plotkin, Beth and Josh Rubinstein, Jeffrey and Amy Melnick-Scharf, Jay and Lynn Schwartz, and Nathan and Nannette Shor (in formation).
Since assuming the role in September 2013, Ambassador Dermer has been instrumental in the advancement of the U.S. - Israel relationship.
Ron Dermer was born and raised in Miami Beach, Florida. He earned a degree in Finance and Management from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) from Oxford University. For three years, he was a columnist for the Jerusalem Post.
In 2004, Ron co-authored with Natan Sharansky the best-selling book, The Case For Democracy: The Power of Freedom to Overcome Tyranny and Terror, which has been translated into ten languages. From 2005-2008, Ron served as Israel's Minister of Economic Affairs in the United States. From 2009-2013, he served as Senior Advisor to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
He is married to Rhoda and has five children.