Water Challenges

In Israel the most precious commodity is water and it is at risk. Find out how you can help.

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Rebecca H. Fischer

JNF President, Broward County; Chair, Central Arava Committee; Makor Emeritus

Travels from Florida

Availability: Contact JNF Speakers Bureau for availability.

Topics:

Positively Israel, JNF's Work in Israel

 

The immediate past Chair of Makor and current President of Jewish National Fund in Broward County, Rebecca Fischer is also currently the Chair of the JNF Central Arava Committee.  She is passionate about the work of the Jewish National Fund and deeply committed to Israel and the Jewish people.

Beckie has a long history of involvement in her community.  Beckie currently serves as Vice President of Development for Kesher, a Jewish Day School for children with special needs, particularly children on the autism spectrum, in North Miami Beach, Florida.  Beckie was Chair of AIPAC for Broward County and was a member of the Executive Committee of AIPAC's national board.  She served as the Women's Division Co-President and a Vice President at Large for Jewish Federation of Broward County.  She served as the Chair of the National UJC Planning for Delivery of Human Services Committee under the UJC Human Services and Social Policy Pillar and on the National Women's Philanthropy Board of UJC.  Beckie was the Programming Chair for the 2004 International Lion of Judah Conference.  Beckie was also a member of the National Young Leadership Cabinet and Co-Chaired the Southeast Region during her tenure on Cabinet.  In addition, while on Cabinet, Beckie served as Associate Campaign Chair and the Jewish Agency for Israel Liaison.  Beckie was a board member for the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute Women in Science and on the Board of Governors of Hillel Community Day school.  She is a past president of the Leukemia Society of America South Florida.


Beckie received many community service and leadership awards over the years, including recognition as a 2001 Weizmann Institute Women of Vision Honoree and the 2003 State of Israel Bonds Women's Division Honoree.  She received the Community Service and Leadership Award in 2000 from her Federation’s Women's Division and the Community Service Award from Broward County Jewish Family Services in 1999.  Beckie received the Jewish Federation of Broward County Young Leadership Award in 1994 and was a recipient of her Federation’s President’s Award in 2002 and 2003.

Beckie practices law with the partnership of Lehr Fischer & Feldman in Hollywood, Florida, specializing in estate planning, probate and guardianship and family law.  She graduated Dean's List from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, California in 1982 and is admitted to practice law in California and Florida.  She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology in 1979, With Distinction, from the University of Redlands in Redlands, California.

 

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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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