Travels from Jerusalem, Israel
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JNF's Work in Israel, Positively Israel
Alisa Bodner was raised in Fair Lawn, New Jersey. She was the director of the Dror for the Wounded Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports severely wounded and disabled veterans of the Israel Defense Forces. After participating in JNF’s Alternative Spring Break trip three times and multiple other programs in Israel, Alisa moved to Israel where she has been living for the past two years.
When moving to Israel, Alisa knew that she wanted to be involved in something where every day she could be making a difference for the people of Israel. Her passion for hiking and her involvement with JNF led her to LOTEM, the leading organization in Israel that provides accessible hikes and educational activities in nature to people with special needs. She would never have thought that five years after her first ASB trip when she dug and planted and tilled the soil in underprivileged communities in the Negev, she would be back in Israel with a JNF partner organization, leading its efforts to raise awareness for the organization throughout the US and working with JNF to bring the Land of Israel to all the people of Israel.
In her free time, Alisa volunteers with at risk youth, dances and hikes. She currently resides in Jerusalem.
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