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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Scott N. Schreiber

JNF VP , Missions; Midwest Region President; JNF Makor Member

Travels from Northbrook, Illinois

Availability: Contact JNF Speakers Bureau for availability.


Positively Israel, JNF's Work in Israel


Scott N. Schreiber is currently President of the JNF, Midwest Region and Chairman of the Board of the JNF Chicago Region.  He was previously President of the JNF Chicago Board, and was a member of its subcommittee that raised funds for Gi'vot Bar, a JNF community located outside of Be'er Sheva. Scott was recently co-chair of the capital campaign for JNF's Chicago region.  

In the Jewish community, Scott was a liaison to the JCC's Me & My Dad program. Scott is a member of B'nai Jehoshua Beth Eloheim and its Israel Committee.  He is currently coordinator and host of BJBE's monthly Torah study sessions for Chicago loop professionals.  

Scott and his wife Robbie live in Northbrook, Illinois with their daughter, Ilana, and son, Aaron.  Robbie is a Hebrew school teacher at BJBE.  

In his professional life, Scott is an equity partner and member of his firm’s management committee.  He has served as lead counsel in numerous business restructurings where he represents companies in financial distress, creditors, creditor committees and equity committees, as well as buyers of distressed businesses in both in- and out-of-court transactions. Scott is also general counsel to two national trade credit associations and is an active speaker in professional organizations, having written numerous articles and lectured many times on transactions in business bankruptcies. 

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Scott studied landscape architecture at Michigan State University and worked on state legislation that promoted recycling by requiring deposits on cans and bottles.


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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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