Jewish National Fund-USA education department raises more than $100,000 for Israel

The organization's IAE department is the single largest provider of Israel engagement programs in the United States.

American volunteers lend a hand to help work on Israeli farms bordering the Gaza Strip. Photo by Arnold Abelman.
American volunteers lend a hand to help work on Israeli farms bordering the Gaza Strip. Photo by Arnold Abelman.

Jewish National Fund-USA’s Israel Advocacy and Education (IAE) department achieved a remarkable milestone by raising over $100,000 through its “Tu Bishvat in the Schools” campaign, leveraging their strong ties with schools and synagogues nationwide. This campaign witnessed enthusiastic participation from nearly 100 Jewish education centers, underscoring the organization’s deep local roots and commitment to Zionist education.

A significant number of participating schools are also involved in Jewish National Fund-USA’s Tu BiShvat Across America initiative. This program offers unique opportunities for schools to enrich their Tu BiShvat celebrations, fostering a closer connection to the land and people of Israel through tree planting and tailored educational materials.

Dr. Marnie Nadolne, Jewish National Fund-USA’s Community Engagement Director expressed pride in the dedicated efforts of the Israel Advocacy and Education (IAE) department. “Our success, doubling last year’s achievements, reflects the strength of our bonds with local schools and synagogues. It is a testament to the profound connection local Jewry shares with the land and people of Israel,” she remarked.

As the single largest provider of Israel engagement programs in the U.S., Jewish National Fund-USA’s IAE department offers diverse avenues for young American Jews to connect with Israel. From B’nai Mitzvah projects to Alternative Break trips and Birthright experiences, the IAE department is committed to engaging, educating, and fostering a deep connection to the rich tapestry of the land and people of Israel.

For more information about Jewish National Fund-USA’s educational programming, visit jnf.org/education.

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Jewish National Fund-USA builds a strong, vibrant future for the land and people of Israel through bold initiatives and Zionist education. As a leading philanthropic movement, the organization supports critical environmental and nation-building activities in Israel’s north and south as it develops new communities in the Negev and Galilee, connects the next generation to Israel, and creates infrastructure and programs that support ecology, people with disabilities, and heritage site preservation, all while running a fully accredited study abroad experience through its Alexander Muss High School in Israel.
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