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Scott N. Schreiber

JNF Makor Member; JNF VP, Missions

Travels from Northbrook, Illinois

Availability: Contact JNF Speakers Bureau for availability.


JNF's Work in Israel, Positively Israel


Scott is a member of the Board of Trustees and National Board of Directors of the Jewish National Fund. He is the former Midwestern Regional President and the past President of the Board for the Chicago region. Scott is also a member of Makor, JNF's Budget and Finance Committee, and Vice President of Missions. A seasoned Israel traveler, in 2014, Scott led the JNFuture Leadership Institute Mission and the Spirit of Israel Mission.

In the Jewish community, Scott is a member of B'nai Jehoshua Beth Eloheim, its Israel Committee and Chairman of the 2012 and 2014 North Shore Jewish Community Campaign Forum.  He was previously 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 a member of the Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy practice group and Chicago office Bankruptcy leader for Clark Hill PLC.  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 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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