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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


“Israel is my passion and JNF has helped me channel my energies in a very positive direction. I feel that I can play a big part in helping to develop the land and enhance the quality of life for many Israelis in very meaningful ways through JNF.”

Nina Paul (Cincinnati, OH) had a 30-year illustrious career in the jewelry world before selling her business, Nina Paul Jewelry Company, in 2007. She was president of Cincinnati’s largest Conservative synagogue, Adath Israel Congregation, sits on the boards of Yavneh/Rockwern Day School, the JCC, the Jewish Federation, and was very involved in Cincinnati Children’s Hospital  Medical Center creating, with her husband Eddie, The Max Paul Brain Tumor Fund, which helps children with brain tumors and injuries reenter their schools and communities. Nina has been involved in JNF for more than 29 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. JNF’s first Campaign All-Star and a member of Makor, she has personally brought many new donors to JNF by engaging them in the Sapphire

Society, Women for Israel, 31 Days in May and the JNF Parson’s Water Fund. She was president of JNF in her area. Nina has 3 beautiful children: Lainey, who made Aliyah and is currently serving in the IDF, Max and Jake. She is a member of the Negev Society and Century Council.

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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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