I am excited to be participating in Plant Your Way to Israel, raising funds to support Jewish National Fund’s critical forestry efforts while at the same time raising funds for my own journey to Israel! After attending USY Poland/Israel Pilgrimage back in 2013, I have had this incessant want and need to be back in the place that I fell in love with. Everyday, no matter what I am doing, my mind always shifts to seeing myself in Israel. Not only have I grown and become a full-fledged Zionist, but I want to continue that growth to help people be proud of their Judaism and use those skills that they learn through Jewish values to help the world be a better place (through Mitzvot and Avodah). Additionally, I hope to be a teacher in my future, and believe to be the best teacher, person, and friend that I can be, I have to be in Israel. The opportunity to raise awareness and fundraise for such a great cause while following my dream of living in Israel, is such a privilege.
The program is simple: Half of all the funds I raise will be put in a special account for my trip, and the other half will go towards JNF’s green initiatives in Israel. I’m raising funds to specifically support JNF’s forestry work – work that has helped Israel enter the 21st century with a net gain in its number of trees. But their work is not done and I hope I can count on your support.
Jewish National Fund began as a dream in 1901 to reestablish a homeland in Israel for Jewish people everywhere. In the years since, JNF has made the dream a reality by greening the desert with millions of trees, building thousands of parks, creating new communities and cities for generations of Israelis to call home, bolstering Israel’s water supply, helping develop innovative arid-agriculture techniques, and educating both young and old about the founding and importance of Israel and Zionism.
Please help me reach my fundraising goal for my Plant Your Way to Israel experience – make your tax-deductible donation today!