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Nina Paul

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

Travels from Cincinnatti, Ohio

Availability: Contact JNF Speakers Bureau for availability.


JNF's Work in Israel, Positively Israel


Nina Paul has been involved in JNF for more than 28 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. Recently named JNF's first "Campaign All-Star", she has personally brought many new donors to JNF by engaging them in the Sapphire Society, the Women's Campaign, 31 Days in May and the JNF Parson's Water Fund. Presently she sits on the JNF National board as the Vice President of the WFI campaign, A past Southern Ohio Regional President, A National Board of Trustees member and a member of the Israel Relations Committee, she also helped to create the Manual D. and Rhoda Mayerson Inclusive Parks Project, which is creating and redesigning all of the parks in Israel to be inclusive for people with and without disabilities and is the current National chair. Nina is also involved in the greater Cincinnati community.She has and is serving in various leadership positions with the Jewish Federation, presently chairing the Israel and Overseas Council, Rockwern Academy, JCRC, Is  the past president of Adath Israel Congregation, the largest conservative congregation in Cincinnati. In addition she has worked with the Hamilton County Development Disabilities Service, Cincinnati Children's Hospital,  The Real AbilitiesFilm Festival and supports many other worthy organizations.

Nina had an illustrious 30 year career as an entrepreneur in the jewelry world, ending with the sale of her fine jewelry retail store, Nina Paul Jewelry Company, in 2007. She, along with her husband Edward, were the recent Tree of Life honorees in Cincinnati. The dinner was in conjunction with the National Conference for the first time ever. Nina and Edward have three beautiful children: Lainey (who is currently serving in the IDF), Max and Jake.

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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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