Jewish National Fund

In the early part of the 1990's, inconsistent rainfall, government bureaucracy and the influx of one million immigrants from the former Soviet Union and Ethiopia had begun to strain the country's already limited natural water resources. Israel was suffering through the worst drought in recorded history-a drought that continues to this day. Working with the government and other water experts, Jewish National Fund built its first water reservoirs and dams to help provide new resources to Israel's people.

Today, over a decade later, JNF is a major force in water resource development in Israel. JNF has built over 120 water projects that have increased Israel's water supply by over six percent. JNF also leads the River Rehabilitation Authority, a body charged with cleaning and restoring Israel's heavily polluted rivers and streams - returning them to the people of Israel. JNF has proposed a $250 million combined initiative with the government to build 100 additional reservoirs over the next five years. This would account for an additional 53 billion gallons of water for the people of Israel.

While focusing its activities and fundraising on the current water crisis, JNF continues to build upon its success in other areas of activity, including afforestation & ecology, education, research & development, community development and tourism & recreation. Since 1901, Jewish National Fund has planted over 210 million trees, built over 120 dams and reservoirs, developed over 250,000 acres of land, created more than 400 parks throughout Israel and educated students around the world about Israel and the environment.

For more information, or to contact Jewish National Fund, see their website at: www.jnf.org

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Top Leaders in the Jewish Community Help JNF Reach Fundraising Goals for 2002
06 Nov 01 | October marked the kick-off of Jewish National Fund's (JNF) "Keeping the Promise to Israel" annual fundraising campaign for 2002. "JNF relies heavily on its top leaders in the Jewish community in keeping our promise to support Israel - especially...

Jewish National Fund Green Sunday Phone-A-Thon to Raise Funds to Improve Quality of Life for Israelis
05 Nov 01 | "JNF's annual Green Sunday phone-a-thon is a critical tool to raise money for the land of Israel. The funds raised through the phone-a-thon enable JNF to continue its work towards alleviating the water shortage in Israel," explains Russell F. ...

JNF-KKL Joins Forces with World's Largest Environmental Clean-Up Organization For Clean Up The World Day
24 Oct 01 | October 24, 2001 - New York, NY- Jewish National Fund-Keren Kayemeth Le Israel (JNF-KKL) joined forces with the Clean Up the World organization in recognition of Clean Up the World Day last month. The river clean up kicks off a major JNF-KKL ...

JNF Hosts Tree Planting Ceremony and Prayer Service in Memory of Victims of Devastating Terrorist Attacks on the U.S.
25 Sep 01 | September 25, 2001 - New York, NY - Hundreds attended a Jewish National Fund-Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael (JNF-KKL) tree planting ceremony and service concurrent with the United States Day of Prayer in memory of the victims of the tragic September 11 ...

Jewish National Fund Celebrates 100 Years Of Success With Mission To Site Where The Organization Was Founded
04 Sep 01 | September 4, 2001 - New York, NY - On December 25, 2001 hundreds of Jewish National Fund (JNF) supporters from around the world will embark on an 11-day historical and celebratory mission to commemorate JNF's 100th Anniversary. Highlights of the ...

Egypt's Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation Joins the International Arid Lands Consortium
29 Aug 01 | August 29, 2001 - Tucson, AZ- The International Arid Lands Consortium (IALC) announced today that the Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation in Egypt (MALR) has been invited to accept full member status in the IALC. As a member, MALR will ...

Foresters From Around the World Come Together to Protect the Environment
15 Aug 01 | August 2001 - Denver, CO - Jewish National Fund (JNF) foresters from Israel are joining hundreds of foresters from around the world for two training seminars hosted by the USDA Forest Service in the northern Rocky Mountains of the western United ...

Jewish National Fund Tree Of Life Award Dinner will Honor US Representative Steve Israel
13 Aug 01 | August 13, 2001 - New York, NY - Jewish National Fund (JNF) will be hosting a Tree of LifeŘ Award Dinner in honor of United States Representative Steve Israel. "In addition to coming together to honor Steve Israel, we hope the Tree of Life Award ...

Jewish National Fund Sponsors 16th Maccabiah Games in Jerusaluem
10 Jul 01 | July 10, 2001 - New York, NY - Jewish National Fund (JNF) is one of this year's sponsors of the 16th Maccabiah Games opening July on 16, 2001 at the Teddy Kollek Stadium in Jerusalem. JNF's contribution will help to finance the opening ceremony ...

Jewish National Fund's Annual 30-Days in May Campaign Raises Over 1.5 Million Dollars for Water Resource Projects in Israel
26 Jun 01 | The dollars raised through this national volunteer solicitation campaign will fund JNF's vital water resource development projects in Israel. 30-Days in May Chairman Robert M. Wigoda of Chicago, IL and Vice President of Campaign Robert B. Levine ...

Jewish National Fund Sponsors Israel Scouts
25 Jun 01 | June 25, 2001 - The "Friendship Caravans," two groups of highly talented Israeli boys and girls, will spend this summer singing and dancing their way across the U.S. from July 1 through August 15. The Friendship Caravans, whose major sponsor is ...

Jewish National Fund Sponsors Teachers Seminars in Israel
19 Jun 01 | June 19, 2001 - New York, NY - Jewish National Fund (JNF) is sponsoring two teachers seminars in Israel this July. JNF's National Education Emissary, Dr. Ben-Zion Bar-Lavie will be leading two separate groups of teachers, from Florida and ...

Jewish National Fund Offers Students an Opportunity to Encounter Eco-Zionismô and Have an Israel Experience
13 Jun 01 | Jewish National Fund's (JNF) College Activists Department - the student arm of JNF - is offering an exciting and affordable way for college students to visit Israel from July 24, 2001 through August 10, 2001. JNF's College Activist Department ...

Celebrate 2002 in Israel with Jewish National Fund's CAARI (Canadian - American Active Retirees in Israel) Program
04 Jun 01 | June 4, 2001 - New York, NY - CAARI (Canadian-American Active Retirees in Israel), a Jewish National Fund program to visit Israel designed especially for seniors aged fifty and over, has an extraordinary itinerary planned for 2002. As Jewish ...

Israel Folk Dance Festival Marks 50th Anniversary with Horati - Gala Four-Day Celebration
15 May 01 | May 15, 2001 - New York, NY - Jewish National Fund (JNF) and the Israeli Dance Institute are co-sponsoring HORATI, the 50th Anniversary celebration of Israeli dance. Highlights of the weekend include workshops for teachers, a simcha dance, ...

Jewish National Fund Tree Of Life Award Dinner Will Honor N. Richard Kalikow
08 May 01 | May 8, 2001 - New York, NY - Jewish National Fund (JNF) will be hosting a Tree of LifeŘ Award Dinner honoring N. Richard Kalikow, Chairman of Max Capital Management Corp, one of the largest privately held real estate investment firms in New York. ...

U.S. Ambassador Honored by Jewish National Fund for His Work on Behalf of Israel
25 Apr 01 | April, 2001 - The Honorable Martin S. Indyk, United States Ambassador to Israel, recently toured JNF sites in the Negev Desert as part of a communications and fundraising effort for the organization. JNF-KKL Director General Itzhak Elyashive ...

Jewish National Fund Sees Major Increase in Tree Sales With Launch of New E-Z Treeô Program
24 Apr 01 | Through this cost-effective new tree program, donors can pre-purchase tree planting opportunities and keep them in their own personal account for future use. As an alternative to trees, JNF also offers E-Z Tree account holders the option of using...

Jewish National Fund Appoints Joseph Selesny Campaign Associate for Detroit, MI
23 Apr 01 | April 23, 2001 - Detroit, MI - Jewish National Fund (JNF) recently announced Joseph Selesny as the new campaign associate for the Detroit regional office. JNF's mission as a non-profit organization is to preserve the land of Israel for Jewish ...

Jewish National Fund Celebrating 100th Anniversary
20 Apr 01 | April 20, 2001 - New York, NY- December 2001 marks the 100th Anniversary of Jewish National Fund (JNF), and the organization is kicking off its year-long celebration with a special effort to contact its long-time supporters, particularly 10-, 25- ...

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