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Nelson France

Travels from DC


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As the Director of National Initiatives for Jewish National Fund, Nelson France works to engage, educate, and energize stakeholders around the country to form a deeper commitment to JNF’s Israel Advocacy and Education Department. Previously, he served as Director of Campus and High School Affairs for Jewish National Fund, managing the organization’s programs and relationship in higher education. Prior to coming to JNF in 2016, Nelson worked in various roles for the Israel on Campus Coalition for five years, including National Field Director. Mr. France is a leader in the Washington, D.C. Jewish community, and served as JDC Entwine D.C. Network Co-Chair and AJC ACCESS D.C. Co-Chair, helping Jewish leaders, influencers, and advocates make a meaningful impact on global Jewish needs and international humanitarian issues. Nelson France is a JNFuture Sabra member, an avid traveler and a die-hard Washington Wizards basketball fan. He lives with his wife Lauren and dog Jerry West in D.C.


  • Complimentary Speakers

  • JNF Action Areas

  • Positively Israel & College Campuses

Popular Speeches

  • Israel Continuum: Jewish National Fund’s Powerful Israel Advocacy and Education Department
  • How to Defeat the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions Movement on American College Campuses
  • The Art of Fundraising Workshop for Students: Leveraging Networks to Generate Buy-In

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