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Salzburg co-pres. of JNF Orlando


December 28, 2018

Meril Salzburg

Jewish National Fund is pleased to announce Meril Salzburg as the new co-president of the Orlando Board. Salzburg's appointment comes at a critical time, as JNF's lay leadership and professional team are at the halfway mark of the organization's One Billion Dollar Road Map for the Next Decade campaign. She will be instrumental in helping JNF connect Orlando to the people and land of Israel, and execute unique projects to strengthen Israel for the long-term. 

"Philanthropic parents raised me, so I saw what they did and all that they accomplished for Israel," said Salzburg. "Today, I feel I am following in their footsteps, taking the baton and continuing forward, as my loving, remarkable parents have done-helping, caring, supporting, and strengthening our homeland, their lives and communities. Our heritage and traditions are in all of us-we must preserve it and cherish it."

Salzburg moved here in 1993. She quickly became involved in the Jewish community working and volunteering with the Jewish Federation, Congregation Ohev Shalom, and Jewish Pavilion. She served as membership director at the JCC, and as both treasurer and president during her tenure on the board of Congregation Bet Chaim.

"Our history tells it all and we re-tell it, L'dor V'dor, from generation to generation; Israel, our homeland, is a part of us, a part of me," said Salzburg. "Israel's growth and wisdom is our growth and wisdom too, it is a connection to all things Jewish, a bonding among Jews like none other worldwide."

During her tenure as co-president, Salzburg is looking forward to educating the community about JNF's vision and the significance of financially supporting this organization.

"We are so excited to have Meril leading our organization with Ed Milgrim in Orlando," said Laura Abramson, JNF's Orlando director. "She brings so much enthusiasm for Jewish National Fund and Israel to our local leadership."

Join Meril Salzburg at the 2019 Tree of Life Gala in Orlando on Tuesday Feb. 19, 2019, at Congregation Ohev Shalom. For more information on the Tree of Life Award Gala and to register, please visit jnf.org/orlandotol. To learn more about what JNF is doing in Orlando, please visit jnf.org/Orlando.


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