JNF Makor Member; Vice President, College Activists; President, Boston
Travels from Framingham, Massachusetts
Availability: Contact JNF Speakers Bureau for availability.
Topics:JNF's Work in Israel, Positively Israel
As President Emeritus of the Boston Region for JNF, Michael Blank is passionate about the land and people of Israel. Mr. Blank is also a member of Makor, JNF’s Negev Society and the Century Council and is Vice President of Communities and Regions.
Mr. Blank is active with several other organizations, including his temple’s Israel Action Committee, the Boston-Haifa connection, and the Miller Convertible Fund. Today, he works in real estate management, overseeing his family’s commercial properties in the greater Boston region.
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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.