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Kenneth Segel

Assistant Vice President, Campaign

Travels from New York

Availability: Contact JNF Speakers Bureau for availability.


JNF's Work in Israel, Positively Israel


Kenneth Segel (Albany, NY), a former tax attorney and now a Principal of Schuyler Companies, is a regional commercial real estate developer specializing in developing and owning retail shopping centers. He has served as President, General Campaign Chair, and, most recently, Chairman of The Community Endowment Fund for United Jewish Federation of Northeastern NY. He is currently Chairman of the Israel Bonds Cabinet for upstate New York and has been active in the Bet Shraga Hebrew Academy, the Board of Directors of the Daughters of Sarah Nursing Foundation and Temple Israel of Albany. President of JNF’s Capital District, Ken is currently the National Chairman of Major Gifts, a member of Makor, and a Negev Society and Century Council member. He also led one of JNF’s most successful missions to date, The Road to Jerusalem Mission, in May 2012.

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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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