Last chance to plant your trees in Beth Ami’s Tree Garden in Israel. Send your donation to the office or visit https://bethamisr.org/giving/ to donate $18 per tree.
Yet we learned from Don Schlesinger, JNF’s Executive Director for Northern California that land restoration is only 5% of what JNF does for us. It’s true that it has planted over a quarter of a billion trees in Israel, restoring nature to the once barren land. Even more so, JNF today provides valuable infrastructure investments in newly developing communities north and south of Israel’s congested and expensive central core, enabling Israel’s 21st century pioneers to relocate to and make the Negev and Galilee regions thrive.
As a JNF donor, you support remarkable advances in science, arid-agriculture and technology to benefit people worldwide. JNF responds immediately to aid those suffering from devastating fires and acts of terror affecting communities adjacent to the Gaza border. JNF educates thousands of American Jewish teens at our Alexander Muss High School in Israel and brings to Israel hundreds of non-Jewish campus leaders.
JNF works collaboratively with outstanding partners on the ground in Israel, including:
- Arava Institute for Environmental Studies, which brings Israeli, Palestinian and Jordanian students together to study and tackle significant ecological and sustainable development challenges confronting Israel and her neighbors.
- ALEH Negev – Nahalat Eran residential village, which offers unparalleled care for Israelis of all ethnic and religious backgrounds suffering with severe disabilities.
- Arava International Center for Agricultural Training (AICAT), which has trained tens of thousands of aspiring young farmers from Southeast Asia and Africa to grow crops more efficiently and effectively. AICAT graduates return to and provide their home communities with enhanced food security, while also serving as outstanding ambassadors for Israel.
JNF’s newest initiatives include the JNF Culinary Arts Institute in Kiryat Shmona, ALEH Negev Rehabilitation Hospital and JNF Education Campus at the JNF River Park in Be’er Sheva.
Jewish National Fund is not involved in politics, policy advocacy or lobbying. It focuses strictly on JNF’s core mission to improve the lives of Israel’s highly diverse population, including its Jewish, Arab, Druze and Bedouin citizens. As we fulfill this mission, JNF is uniquely positioned to unite, inspire and provide the American Jewish community with the opportunity to help build a prosperous future for the land of Israel and its people.
If you care about keeping the earth green or improving the lives of all Israelis, buy your trees now in the Beth Ami Tree Garden.