Water Challenges

In Israel the most precious commodity is water and it is at risk. Find out how you can help.

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Ann Zinman

JNF Makor Member

Travels from Scottsdale, Arizona

Availability: Contact JNF Speakers Bureau for availability.


JNF's Work in Israel, Positively Israel


Ann Zinman is an active member in the Phoenix Jewish Community.  She became President of the Board of Directors of Arizona Region October 2011 and has served on the JNF board for the last four years. Ann has served on The Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix Board of Directors holding many positions including; General Campaign Chair, Women’s Campaign Chair and President of Women’s Philanthropy. She was the recipient of the Golda Meir Award in 2008.  Ann was also on the National Women’s Philanthropy Board of United Jewish Communities (UJC), co-chairing their NWP Machar Mission in 2007. In addition, Ann has served on the National Women’s Philanthropy Advisory Board of UJC, the Boards of the American Jewish Committee, Council for Jews with Special Needs and Phoenix chapter of Brandeis. She is currently a member of the Board of the Phoenix Jewish Genetic Testing.

Ann retired in 1995 as a therapist for a nonprofit agency.  She obtained her Masters in Education in Family and Marriage Counseling from the University of Manitoba.

Ann and her husband Ted moved to Phoenix from Canada in 1985.  Their pride and joy are their seven grandchildren.

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Makor (Hebrew for “source”) is a specially-trained cadre of highly-involved Jewish National Fund volunteers. Our primary role is to support the core functions of JNF by direct fundraising. Thus, we identify prospective donors, conduct direct solicitations in our own communities and around the United States and assist in educating the public about the JNF and its projects.

Makor also serves as a source for lay leadership. We are leaders in our own communities, and provide training and inspiration for other community leaders on solicitation techniques, board development and outreach and on the work of the JNF. Makor members also assume JNF leadership positions on a national level.

We are proud leaders who are committed to the mission of the JNF, the caretaker of the land of Israel forever. In addition, Makor is a source of innovation within the JNF. Our diverse backgrounds, coupled with our common commitment, foster a free-flow of ideas to keep JNF as relevant and productive as possible.

Makor members travel to Israel each year to study JNF projects and programs in depth, and bring their insights and experiences to you. Members speak at no charge.


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