Mar 24, 2020
JNF On Demand: Live challah bake with JNF first lady Lauren Lizerbram
We were welcomed into the Lizerbram kitchen for a challah bake.
By Jewish National Fund
Mar 19, 2020
Coronavirus, from a Jewish perspective: When it comes to good deeds, just do it
At JNF, our inspirational leaders and donors have once again proven their "willingness to act."
By Yossi Kahana
Feb 21, 2020
Singer-songwriter Peter Himmelman: Jewish unity should come from love, not fear
Successfully passing Jewish values on to the next generation requires our children receive a message that soars well beyond mere victimhood.
By Peter Himmelman
Nov 20, 2012 By Jewish National Fund Category: Education,
Thank you JNF USA
Dear Jewish National Fund USA,
It is with deep gratitude that we thank you for your ongoing support of the people of Israel, and more importantly our children. Over the past few days our youngsters have had to grow up very quickly and lose a little bit of their youth. They cannot go for rides on their bikes. They cannot walk over to their friends’ houses to play. School has been cancelled as have after-school activities; no soccer, no Bnei Akiva, no art or music classes. Their daily structure is crumbling around them (including many whose fathers and brothers have been called up to the army). What would happen if they were in the middle of one of these activities and a siren was to be heard? This is what the parents worry about every time a child asks to do something. Then when they stay home and play with their Lego, Playmobil or Poly Pocket you watch them simulating life around them. “Quick run to the shelter” and off they go with their little toys to shut the iron window shutter in their shelter. It is heart breaking for parents to see that war is reality for our children.
JNF USA has made it possible for our children to forget a little bit about the sirens. Yesterday at Anava park in Modiin children ran across the grass, played soccer, jumped rope, hoola hooped, face painted, jumped on jumping castles, climbed on climbing frames, rowed boats - they had their childhood returned to them. In just 5 happy memorable hours for hundreds of children, you returned thousands of hours of childhood. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.
May you be blessed with many years of good health and happiness from your own children.
Dina and Jonny Ucko
Yad Binyamin, Nachal Soreq