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Nina Paul

JNF Makor Member; Vice President, Women for Israel; Past President, Southern Ohio & Kentucky Region

Travels from Cincinnati, Ohio

Availability: Contact JNF Speakers Bureau for availability.


JNF's Work in Israel, Positively Israel


Nina Paul has been involved in JNF for close to 30 years. One of the first members of The Sapphire Society, JNF's women's major gifts division, she helped create one of the largest regional groups in the country.  She has personally brought new donors to JNF by engaging them in the Women's Campaign, Sapphire Society, and JNF Parsons Water Fund. Currently, is serving various roles within the JNF including, but not limited to, sitting on the JNF National board as the Vice President of the Women for Israel (WFI) Campaign, a National Board of Trustees member, a member of the Israel Relations Committee, and a past Southern Ohio Regional President. 

Nina is also involved in the Greater Cincinnati community. She has and is serving in various leadership positions with the Jewish Federation, Rockwern Academy, JCRC, and Adath Israel Congregation.  In addition, she has worked with the Hamilton County Development Disabilities Service, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, and The Real Abilities Film Festival. 

Nina had an illustrious 30 year career as an entrepreneur in the jewelry world.  She and her husband Eddie were both Tree of Life honorees in Cincinnati.  They have three beautiful children: Lainey, Max and Jake. Lainey, being an Alexander Muss High School (AMHSI) Alumna, was the catalyst for her making Aliyah. She is currently serving in a special intelligence unit in the IDF.

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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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