Hi my name is Sydney Cohen and I am in 10th grade at Phoenix Country Day School. This year I was given the incredible opportunity to be a Sababa Society Fellow. The Sababa Society Fellowship is a year long program JNF offers where 9th and 10th graders have the chance to network with other students and professionals, learn about the Jewish National Fund, serve as leaders, incorporate community service into their daily lives, and travel to Israel!
This is a fundraising page I have created to raise money for Halutza. Located in the Northwest Negev on Israel’s borders with Egypt and Gaza, Halutza was founded by a group of families evacuated from the Gush Katif communities of Atzmona and Netzarim during Israel’s disengagement from Gaza. They moved to this remote corner of the desert – which had never been inhabited or farmed – because they saw the development of the Negev as Israel’s next national mission. Today, the rapidly expanding region, which contained nothing but sand dunes a short time ago, attracts new residents from throughout Israel. Right now, the town is filled with beautiful homes, farms, schools, and public spaces. This community exemplifies so much resilience and perseverance. If we work together, we can continue to make this project thrive.
Today, I am asking for all of your help to make a real impact. All of the money that is donated will be used to support the community of Halutza. Any donation is greatly appreciated! Thank you so much for your time.