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
Sep 7, 2014 By Vivian Grossman Category: Travel,
Fear not, the younger generation gets it
Photo: Alicia YaffeJNF Social Media Executive Committee member Anne Taillandier samples the crop at Earth's Promise, a cooperative community garden farmed mostly by new immigrants from Ethiopia.
I've often wondered whether generations to come will continue to fan the flame of Zionism. Will they understand the importance of how and why a strong Israel is critical to the quality of their lives in America? I've wondered how, with Holocaust survivors leaving us daily, the next generation will connect the dots and understand how Jews have survived for centuries despite countless attempts to rid us from the earth.
Israel is an amazing place. It's the only place in the world where people move to a new country and bounce off the plane with tears of joy and pride in their eyes. They get off the plane dancing and singing -- to be greeted by hundreds of people who came out at 6 a.m. to meet them, cheering and crying, waving flags of welcome. Where else would that happen? We were fortunate enough to be at a ceremony to greet 330 new olim on a Nefesh B'Nefeshflight, with over 130 singles heading right into the IDF. The younger generation gets it, they really do. More than 100 moved to Israel at a time of war to make their difference in their homeland. Amazing. Thrilling. Wonderful.
Photo: Anne Taillandier
Committee members get ready to greet new immigrants arriving on a
Nefesh B'Nefesh flight. From left, they are Eric Elkins, Jordana Reim, Alicia
Yaffe, and Joey Blumenfeld.