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JNF names new campaign executive

 

Laura Abramson

Jewish National Fund announces that Laura Abramson will be the new campaign executive for Orlando.

“My passion for Israel began in 1976 after my first trip to Israel for six weeks,” says 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,” says 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,” says 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, contact Abramson at the JNF Orlando office at labramson@jnf.org or 800-211-1502.

 

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