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Dr. Melinda Wolf

JNF Board of Directors, Vice President, Administration and Makor Emeritus

Travels from Denver, Colorado

Availability: Contact JNF Speakers Bureau for availability.


JNF's Work in Israel, Positively Israel


A physician at the Veteran’s Administration, Dr. Melinda Wolf’s connection to JNF dates back to 1999. Melinda is the former Chair of JNF’s Outreach Campaign, an initiative to build awareness of JNF in expanding communities across the U.S.; Co-Chair of JNF’s Doctors for Israel Campaign, an initiative targeting healthcare professionals; and Co-Chair of the Realignment Information Team (RIT). She also served as Co-Chair of the 2002 and 2011 National Conference. She is a former member of Makor, Co-Chair of the Israel Relations and National Education Committees, and a member of the Executive Committee of the Washington, DC JNF Board. She is a founding member of The Sapphire Society, and a Century Council and President’s Society member.

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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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