Jessica and Roni Jesselson

Eric, Layla & Harrison. Jessica serves as the Director, Corporate Counsel for Saks Fifth Avenue and Saks Off Fifth Stores. Roni serves as the President of North American Operations for both Carmel Winery and Yatir Winery. The Jesselson family has been involved with Shaare Zedek for over 50 years starting with Roni’s grandparents Ludwig and Erica Jesselson z’’l who were two of the great philanthropic leaders of their generation. As a couple, Jessica and Roni became personally involved with Shaare Zedek when their daughter Layla was born and they decided to encourage gifts to the Share Zedek birthing ward in lieu of baby gifts. In addition, Roni has supported Shaare Zedek in many ways including consulting on events, donating wine, and crafting creative solutions for gifts during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Jessica and Roni are very proud of their three children who understand the significance of chesed through their parents’ leadership roles at SAR Academy, where Jessica is the Chair of the SAR Parent Counsel and other charities such as Peace of Mind. We are truly honored to present Jessica and Roni with the Jerusalem Champions Award.

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