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Essence of Life

To help improve the quality of life for the military personnel, their spouses and children, JNF is building the Essence of Life Park and Recreation Area at the Ramon Air Force Base in Mitzpe Ramon – an isolated area of the Negev Desert. This includes a 7.5 acre park, amphitheater, parade ground, and walking paths for the 4,500 people living on the base. Finally, the children on the base will have a place to play and the soldiers and their spouses will have a place to unwind from the intense rigors of military life.

Another part of improving the quality of life at the base is making sure we keep it green, and this requires water. With Israel in the midst of a significant water crisis it is more crucial than ever to develop new techniques to recycle water, so as to not use drinking water to irrigate the grass and trees that JNF has planted on the base. For the Essence of Life Park JNF is using cutting-edge wetlands technology to build an environmental reclamation area to recycle water using no electricity. This technology duplicates the physical, chemical, and biological processes that occur in the unique ecosystem of a natural wetland. This technology will model a technology that can be used in isolated areas anywhere in Israel and throughout the world.

We need your help to make it a reality. Click here to learn more about this project and funding opportunities.

Your Congregation Can Support This Important Project:

1. Read about implementing Essence of Life in your congregation
2. Register to participate and to Receive Your Kit of Materials
3. Your local JNF representative will contact you to organize a speaker for your congregation.

You will join the 160 congregations already supporting this important project.

Essence of Life Program Materials

You will receive all of the below materials in your EOL Campaign Kit:

Questions? Please contact 212-879-9305 ext 263 or


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