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Jeff Menick

JNF Makor Emeritus

Travels from Bethesda, Maryland

Availability: Contact JNF Speakers Bureau for availability.


Positively Israel, JNF's Work in Israel


Jeff Menick was born and raised in Washington, DC.

An alumnus of the University of Maryland, he has a degree in American Studies. He graduated from the National Law Center at George Washington University and practiced corporate law in the DC area until 1981 when he began a career as a Financial Advisor with Merrill Lynch. He took his first trip to Israel in 1971 and has been involved in Jewish Community activities ever since.

Jeff served on the national Young Leadership cabinet of the UJA, and served in various capacities in his local Federation. He is an active member of the Reconstructions congregation, Adat Shalom in Bethesda, MD.

He has become more engaged with the JNF since 2008, now serving as a member of Makor, a National group of committed lay volunteers.

He has 2 daughters, Ariella and Aliza and lives in Bethesda, MD.

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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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