Jewish National Fund
Help Kol Ami Support the Jewish National Fund - Buy A Tree in Israel!
Jewish National Fund is a non-profit organization founded in 1901. It all started with a dream. Theodor Herzl, a Viennese journalist, witnessed virulent anti-Semitism at the Dreyfus trial. He knew it was time to take action, and was determined that before the Fifth Zionist Congress in Basel, Switzerland came to an end, a national fund would be established to purchase land for a Jewish State in Ottoman-controlled Palestine.
Over the past 109 years, JNF has evolved into a global environmental leader by planting 250 million trees, building over 210 reservoirs and dams, developing over 250,000 acres of land, creating more than 1,000 parks, providing the infrastructure for over 1,000 communities, bringing life to the Negev Desert and educating students around the world about Israel and the environment.
Generally Tu Bishvat, traditionally known as the birthday--or the "New Year"-- for trees, is a time to think about relating to our natural world. But isn't it better to think about our world 365 days a year? Because of the recent fire in Israel's Carmel Forest, the need for planting trees is even greater then ever. Click here to purchase a tree for Israel.
Congregation Kol Ami is an affiliate of the Jewish National Fund and we get a portion donated back to our congregation of all purchases made through the JNF Store.