Hi! My name is Shana Rindler and I am thrilled to share with you that I have received a fellowship with Alexander Muss High School in Israel (AMHSI) for the first semester of my junior year of high school. Ever since I was a child I have looked forward to experiencing everything Israel has to offer and to learning about my heritage in a way that can be done only over an extended stay.
My experience begins even before I leave, with my participation in Plant Your Way to Israel, an initiative which supports Jewish National Fund’s critical forestry efforts, while at the same time helps me pay for my own visit to Israel. All my life I have known the importance of supporting Israel so I am grateful for the opportunity to both generate awareness of this very special country and contribute to such an important environmental cause at the same time.
The program is structured so that the funds I collect are divided evenly between a special account for my basic needs while studying in Israel and the JNF's green initiatives fund. This fund specifically support’s JNF's forestry work work that has helped Israel enter the 21st century with a net gain in its number of trees. However, their work is far from complete so I hope I can count on your support as every tree counts, especially now.
Jewish National Fund was established in 1901 to help recreate the ancestral homeland of Israel for Jewish people everywhere. Over a century later, JNF has turned a desert into a garden by planting millions of trees, building thousands of parks, and creating new communities for generations of Israelis to call home. They have bolstered Israel's water supply and helped develop innovative arid-agriculture techniques vital to the Israel’s survival. Additionally, the JNF mission includes educating people of all ages about the founding of Israel and the importance of Zionism.
I would sincerely appreciate your support in helping me to reach my fundraising goal as I Plant My Way to Israel. Any donations are tax-deductible and in addition to helping me become a better representative of Israel, they will support this most important of causes, our environment.
Thank you so much for helping me take this once-in-a-lifetime journey!