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Ellen P. Rosenberg

Chair, JNF Makor; Chair, Baltimore/Mid-Atlantic Region, Makor Gifts; Chair, Women for Israel; Co-Chair, Chai Society, National Board for Women for Israel

Travels from Baltimore, Maryland

Availability: Contact JNF Speakers Bureau for availability.


JNF's Work in Israel, Positively Israel


“So many happy children, their contagious smiles, the sound of their laughter more beautiful than a symphony…you could touch their joy. It was so tangible. The day JNF opened the Sderot indoor playground for me says it all.”

Ellen P. Rosenberg (Baltimore, MD) has been a practicing attorney in Southern California, Washington, D.C. and Maryland for over three decades. She attended the University of California at Berkeley and Washington College of Law, American University, in Washington, D.C. In 2003, Ellen was recognized by Vogue Magazine as a Top Lawyer for Women in Maryland. She pursues her love for Israel through service with JNF and sits on both the National Board and the Mid-Atlantic Executive Board. She is Chair of Makor, a specially trained cadre of highly involved JNF volunteers and co-chaired the Spirit of the Israel Fall 2014 Mission. She Co-Chaired the JNF National Conference in Chicago on October 23-26, 2015. She has four children and lives with her husband Cary, their two yorkies and a sweet shelter love mutt.

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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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