JNF Makor Member; JNF Board of Central New Jersey; Co-Chair, Women for Israel
Travels from New Jersey
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Topics:Free Makor Speakers, JNF's Work in Israel, Positively Israel
Marina Kirshenbaum is a practicing attorney in New Jersey and New York specializing in Healthcare Law. Ms. Kirshenbaum is a graduate of Rutgers University School of Business with dual degrees in accounting and economics. She received her Juris Doctor degree from New York Law School where she concentrated her studies in the areas of Estate and Succession Planning, Elder Law and Tax Law and completed an internship in the Manhattan branch of the Office of the Chief Council of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). She further received an L.L.M. in Health Law from the Seton Hall School of Law. During her career, Ms. Kirshenbaum held positions at prestigious accounting and legal firms and for the last thirteen years, she was an owner and a managing partner of McIntyre & Kirshenbaum, LLC. Ms. Kirshenbaum is a frequent invited speaker in the field of medical practice management. She has organized seminars in academic medical centers and physician graduate training programs on the topic of medical employment contracts. For her professional accomplishments, Ms. Kirshenbaum has been recognized in Who’s Who of the American Lawyers.
Marina Kirshenbaum was born in the Former Soviet Union, in Odessa, Ukraine, where she experienced firsthand religious oppression and anti-Semitism. In 1989, along with her 4 immediate family members, Ms. Kirshenbaum immigrated to the United States. The rest of Marina’s family is presently residing in Israel. Ms. Kirshenbaum first fell in love with Israel in 1990 when she visited the country as part of a youth group tour. Ever since that life-changing trip, Ms. Kirshenbaum has been actively involved with the organizations whose mission is to better Israel - aesthetically, structurally, and economically. During her college career, Ms. Kirshenbaum was employed at the Jewish Federation of Greater Clifton Passaic where she spent her time assisting in various fundraising departments.
In 2004, Ms. Kirshenbaum was introduced to the work of the Jewish National Fund and has been very actively involved with it since. Member of the Sapphire Society, Ms. Kirshenbaum serves on the JNF Board of Central New Jersey where she co-chairs Women for Israel Campaign. She serves as a chair of various fund raising and special events, such as Central NJ Major Donors Thank You Event. She also hosts Parlor Meetings at her house. Recently Ms. Kirshenbaum became a member of Makor, a specially trained cadre of highly involved JNF volunteers and is looking forward to her upcoming JNF Mission.
Marina lives in Short Hills, NJ with her husband and three energetic children who she hopes, one day, will join JNF Future and will further her work for the organization. In her free time, Marina is actively involved with her synagogue and volunteer on numerous committees as her children’s school system. Marina enjoys her favorite Israeli workout, Krav Maga, as well as Ballroom Dancing. But most of all, she loves to play with her mutt, who is affectionately called “Fluffy.”
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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.