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A nonagenarian’s advice to Jewish youth: ‘Do something!’
January 9, 2019
“Be proud of a country where we stand up and stick it out. It is easy to run away, and I tell youth that if you run, it will catch up with you. Run towards it,” says 91-year-old Murray Greenfield to those who come to learn as part of the Alexander Muss High School in Israel.
Building Israel and battling terrorism, one tree at a time
January 8, 2019
Alan and Rosaline Barron are kicking off their new mission sponsored by JNF right before the Jewish festival of Tu B’Shevat—the “New Year for Trees”—a time of renewal, and a celebration of nature and the environment. They are encouraging others to do the same.
Rockets just a (small) part of life in Israel’s southern communities
January 8, 2019
JNF’s Housing Development Fund has helped hundreds of families afford a new home in the region, lending strength in numbers in an area marked by growth.
In 2018, more than 3,500 North Americans made Israel their new home
January 1, 2019
During the past year, Nefesh B’Nefesh facilitated 16 special “aliyah” flights from North America, bringing 381 families with 674 children, and an additional 1,579 singles, many of whom volunteered for the Israel Defense Forces as lone soldiers.
In Beersheva, the difference a decade can make
Megan E. Turner
December 17, 2018
The second annual Negev Human Resources Conference brings new jobs to a city marked by development—economically, industrially and demographically.
Day in nature for those with varied disabilities in Israel
December 4, 2018
In honor of “International Day of Persons with Disabilities” on Dec. 3, more than 1,000 people took part in interactive and diverse activities that took place throughout Israel.
Nefesh B’Nefesh to hold winter ‘aliyah’ fairs in US
November 25, 2018
The organization will hold informational fairs in major American cities, including Boca Raton, Miami, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Chicago, to empower potential immigrants to get ahead in their planning process.
Jewish National Fund
November 20, 2018
How one Jewish nonprofit’s role in ‘Giving Tuesday’ helps Israel
Nearly every area in Israel has been touched by JNF, and nothing shows that better than seeing and hearing about it from those directly impacted by its work.
After six months of Hamas arson terror, nearly 9,000 acres burned in Israel’s south
October 17, 2018
Nearly half of Jewish National Fund forests and almost a quarter of Israeli nature reserves near Gaza have been consumed by fires.
JNF Israel to allocate almost $28 million to redevelop burnt areas near Gaza
October 10, 2018
The funds will also be allocated toward developing and rehabilitating existing forests that have been destroyed in arson attacks.
JNF-USA Gaza border-crisis tour in 11 major cities puts spotlight on civilian needs
Carin M. Smilk
August 31, 2018
Three Israeli speakers told powerful stories of resilience in the face of Hamas protests and arson terror since March 30, the beginning of the Palestinian “March of Return.”
Kids get a ‘time out’ from the unrest near Gaza
August 27, 2018
A two-week break at Ammunition Hill in Jerusalem, complete with entertainment and outdoor activities, offers a much-needed respite for families grappling with rocket fire and arson.
JNF bringing Israelis to America to share fiery stories of life near the Gaza border
August 15, 2018
Since March, rioters and terrorists from Gaza have traumatized the people living in neighboring communities along the Israel border, placing thousands of people’s lives in danger.
Future community center breaks ground in the southern Negev
Megan E. Turner
July 23, 2018
The event, at this particular time in history, made a poignant statement—one that echoes throughout the region as terrorists from nearby Gaza continue to try to literally “burn out” Israelis from border towns.
The Negev blooms, offering improved resources for expectant mothers and families
June 5, 2018
Located two hours from the nearest hospitals in Eilat or Beersheva, childbirth for women living in the Central Arava’s seven communities was a fearful ordeal.