Hi, my name is Cierra Tinson and this upcoming summer I hope to attend the 2017 Eastern Europe/Israel Pilgrimage where I may visit the Auschwitz and Treblinka Concentration Camps, Lodz Jewish Cemetery, and Masada. I also hope to be able to snorkel in the Red Sea, ride a donkey at Kfar Kedem, and swim in the Kinneret. Over the duration of the trip, I also wish to further explore what it truly means to be a Jew while simultaneously experiencing Jewish life a variety of atmospheres and meeting the people who bring it all together. To be able to not only witness but to partake in Jewish life in so many unfamiliar places, particularly in Israel, would be a once in a lifetime experience that would undoubtedly be unforgettable.
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 visit to Israel! I have always wanted to visit Israel and the opportunity to raise awareness and fundraise for such a great cause at the same time is such a privilege. With the Forrest Fires that have devastated Israel this past few months.... all funds raised.. all trees purchased will help rebuild the Forrest's in Israel...
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, with other students my age, and to also help rebuild Israel's forest life after the wildfires over the course of the past year. – make your tax-deductible donation today!
Cierra Nicole Rio Tinson