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JNFuture Announces Adoption of Rainwater Harvesting Program

JNFuture held its annual Tu Bishvat Wine & Dessert Reception on Wednesday, February 3. JNFuture members and their friends celebrated the holiday with the announcement of the adoption of the Rainwater Harvesting Program. Andy Ashwal, Chair, and Adam Belfer, Membership Chair, shared the project with the guests. The Rainwater Harvesting program, a project within JNF's Parson's Water Fund, was originally implemented in ten Jerusalem schools as an experiment and is now implemented in over 15 schools. The program serves two purposes: first, it directly collects, conserves, and reuses water that would otherwise be wasted; and second, it educates children--Israel's future leaders, scientists, and teacher--about the water crisis in the Middle East. Water in Israel is scarce due to its desert climate and exorbitant price tag. In Israel, unlike in the United States, tariffs are assessed on both water pulled from and returned to the water system. JNFuture has committed $50,000 to fully support the equipment, maintenance, and education for one school.

JNFuture also announced the launch of the new JNFuture micro website. Ben Jablonski, JNFuture adviser, and Pearl Goldman, JNFuture Marketing Chair, introduced the new, vibrant, and interactive site that will connect the global community of young philanthropists committed to the mission of JNF, Israel, and the environment. The new JNFuture site features an interactive calendar and opportunities to give and join JNFuture. In the coming months the site will feature an on-line global community Intra-net where JNFuture members from across the globe will be able to connect. To share and learn more, visit www.jnf.org/jnfuture.

To make a gift to the Rainwater Harvesting Program and to join JNFuture, visit http://www.jnf.org/future/give.html and select "Water."

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