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Jewish National Fund Congratulates Ronald Lauder on WJC Presidency

June 11, 2007 -- New York, NY --Jewish National Fund (JNF) salutes its president, Ronald S. Lauder, on becoming interim president of the World Jewish Congress (WJC). A more able person for the position we could not imagine. His leadership at JNF has established us as the premier non-profit organization that is the central address for Israel for the Jewish people.

As Lauder's leadership continues here we look forward to sharing him with the WJC. Very few people in his financial position have put themselves out into the organized Jewish community the way he has and continues to do. He is a role model for others and we are proud and honored to call him our president.

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Jewish National Fund is a non-profit organization founded in 1901 to serve as caretaker of the land of Israel, on behalf of its owners—Jewish people everywhere. Over the past century, JNF has planted over 240 million trees, built over 190 reservoirs and dams, developed over 250,000 acres of land, created more than 1,000 parks, provided the infrastructure for 1,000 communities and educated students around the world about Israel and the environment. Today, JNF is restoring northern Israel, making it home again to its residents, and is putting its century of experience to work with Blueprint Negev, supporting Israel’s newest generation of pioneers in developing the Negev Desert, Israel’s last frontier.  For more information on JNF or to plant trees in Israel, call 800-542-TREE (8733) or visit www.jnf.org/trees  To contact your local office, please call 888-JNF-0099 or visit www.jnf.org.

 

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