Jewish National Fund Names New Campaign Executive in Orlando
Monday, June 3, 2013—Orlando, FL— Jewish National Fund (JNF) is pleased to announce Laura Abramson as the new Campaign Executive for Orlando.
“My passion for Israel began in 1976 after my first trip to Israel for six weeks,” said Abramson. “A lot has changed since then, but there will always be a need to continue to build the infrastructure of the country and to continue to provide assistance to those that are less fortunate with special programs. I am eager to work with JNF to help enhance the quality of life for Israel’s residents and translate these advancements to the world beyond.”
Abramson comes to JNF with a broad experience in Jewish community and extensive involvement and passion for philanthropy. Her past involvement in the community has included positions on the boards of the Jewish Federation, Orlando Jewish Academy, Jewish Pavilion and JCC.
“Laura brings to JNF the experience that will help to grow the Orlando community,” said Glen Schwartz, JNF Executive Director of Florida. “She demonstrates a great enthusiasm for the important work that JNF does in Israel and is passionate to help others be part of JNF’s mission to be your voice in Israel.”
Abramson’s special interests lie in the areas of food and wine pairing, teaching wine appreciation, and learning the spectrum of wines and what goes in to the production of wines. For the last 10 years she has frequently visited Israel and engrossed herself into learning more about their winemaking regions, techniques, and the process of making wines kosher. Prior to joining JNF, Abramson spoke to Orlando women about Israeli wines at JNF’s Women for Israel Wine and Trivia event in April.
“We are very excited to welcome Laura to the team,” said Uri Smajovits, JNF Director of Northern Florida. “Her experience in women-based organizations, among other areas, will be an asset to JNF’s growing Women for Israel Campaign in Orlando.”
To learn more, please contact Laura Abramson at the JNF Orlando office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800.211.1502.
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JEWISH NATIONAL FUND (JNF) began in 1901 as a dream and vision to reestablish a homeland in Israel for Jewish people everywhere. Jews the world over collected coins in iconic JNF Blue Boxes, purchasing land and planting trees until ultimately, their dream of a Jewish homeland was a reality. JNF gives all generations of Jews a unique voice in building a prosperous future for the land of Israel and its people.
JNF embodies both heart and action; our work is varied in scope but singular in benefit. We strive to bring an enhanced quality of life to all of Israel’s residents, and translate these advancements to the world beyond. JNF is greening the desert with millions of trees, building thousands of parks, creating new communities and cities for generations of Israelis to call home, bolstering Israel’s water supply, helping develop innovative arid-agriculture techniques, and educating both young and old about the founding and importance of Israel and Zionism.
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