Greater New York Salon Speaker Series Event with Yedidya Harush
October 29, 2013 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Speaker: Yedidya Harush
21ST CENTURY PIONEERS: DEVELOPING COMMUNITIES IN THE NEGEV
Guest Speaker: Yedidya Harush, JNF Halutza Liason
As part of its Blueprint Negev campaign to sustainably develop the Negev Desert and increase its population, JNF supports the expansions of new communities in the Halutza region, located in the northwest Negev on Israel’s borders with Egypt and Gaza. JNF has supported Halutza’s growth from the beginning by clearing land for housing and farming, purchasing temporary prefabricated homes, laying basic infrastructure, and paving roads. As the region expands, JNF is helping residents to re-establish their social and educational institutions, construct public buildings, and create green spaces. Today, the rapidly expanding agricultural region, which had never been inhabited or farmed, and contained nothing but sand dunes just a short time ago, is attracting new residents from throughout Israel and boasts beautiful homes, successful organic farms, and numerous public buildings, schools, and community facilities.
Yedidya Harush was born and raised in Atzmona in the Gush Katif region. After being evacuated during Israel’s disengagement from Gaza in 2005, Yedidya’s family relocated to the newly founded community of Halutza.
Complimentary Event • Light fare and wine will be served
Contact the Greater New York Region:
Serving: New York City, Long Island, Westchester, Fairfield, Rockland, Bergen, Sussex and Hudson.
42 East 69th Street, New York, NY 10021
Michael Feinman, Executive Director, Greater New York
Lorraine Shamah, Associate Director, Israel Advocacy and Education, Greater New York