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Myra Chack Fleischer Elected Jewish National Fund San Diego Board President
(San Diego) - Myra Chack Fleischer, lead counsel at the law firm Fleischer & Associates, Attorneys at Law has been named President of Jewish National Fund (JNF) San Diego board of directors.
Fleischer founded Fleischer & Associates, Attorneys at Law in 2001 and serves as Lead Counsel with a focus on divorce, property, custody and support, settlement agreements, mediation, asset division and family law appeals. She has been practicing law in San Diego since 1997 with experience in civil litigation and family law.
Fleischer is also a significant contributor to the San Diego community. She has been actively involved in the school systems, as well as many other volunteer roles. In 2003 and 2006, Myra was awarded the Wiley W. Manual Award for Pro Bono Legal Services for her volunteer efforts through the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program. In addition, she was recognized with the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program Distinguished Service Award in 2005. She currently volunteers for the Jewish Family Service Project Sarah Domestic Violence Clinic. She also serves as Vice President of the Board of Congregation Beth Am among many other roles there. Most recently she was voted 2011 Reader's Choice North Coast Best Attorney.
“We are extremely excited for Myra to take over as President of the JNF San Diego board,” said JNF San Diego Campaign Executive Ezra Erle. “She is passionate about the work of JNF and a real advocate for the San Diego community. We couldn’t be happier to have her lead our efforts in connecting the San Diego community with the land and people of Israel.”
Newly appointed JNF President Myra Flesicher receives the gavel
from outgoing JNF President Mimi Gross.
Fleischer was formally installed as JNF San Diego Board President at the “Passing the Gavel” event at Congregation Beth Am on November 10th. Israeli Consul General to New York Ido Aharoni was an honored guest speaker at the event.
For more information, contact JNF San Diego Campaign Executive Ezra Erle at 858-824-9178 or email@example.com
About the Jewish National Fund
Jewish National Fund (JNF) began in 1901 collecting coins in blue boxes to purchase land and return the Jewish people to their homeland. In over 109 years, JNF has evolved into a global environmental leader and become the central address for partnering with the land and people of Israel. JNF has planted 250 million trees; built over 1,000 parks and recreational areas; constructed security roads; educated students around the world about Israel; created new communities so that Jews from around the world would have a place to call home; discovered new means of growing plants under arid conditions, bringing green to the desert; and built over 205 reservoirs and water recycling centers, increasing Israel’s water supply by 12%. Today, JNF is supporting Israel’s newest generation of pioneers by bringing life to the Negev Desert, Israel’s last frontier.
A United Nations NGO, JNF sponsors international conferences on desertification, shares afforestation techniques, and funds research on arid land management. JNF is a registered 501(c)(3) organization and continuously earns top ratings from charity overseers. For more information on JNF, call 888-JNF-0099 or visit www.jnf.org.