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Yedidya Harush

JNF Halutza Bnei Netzarim Liaison for Negev Community Development

Travels from Yad Binyamin

Availability: Contact JNF Speakers Bureau for availability.


JNF's Work in Israel, Positively Israel


Yedidya Harush was born and grew up in the community of Atzmona in Gush Katif. Yedidya's family relocated to Halutza after Israel withdrew from the Gaza Strip in 2005. While in high school, Yedidya received a scholarship to play basketball in New Jersey while studying in a yeshiva. Upon his return home, Yedidya served in one of Israel's elite units, the 890th Paratroopers Brigade.

Yedidya and his wife Shiran live temporarily in Yad Binyamin, but his heart lies in Halutza, where the members of his former Atzmona community have relocated. Yedidya dreams of soon moving to Halutza and making Ben Gurion's dream in the Negev a reality for himself and his fellow Jews.

Download a prepared introduction for Yedidya Harush yedidya-harush.doc


Makor (Hebrew for “source”) is a specially-trained cadre of highly-involved Jewish National Fund volunteers. Our primary role is to support the core functions of JNF by direct fundraising. Thus, we identify prospective donors, conduct direct solicitations in our own communities and around the United States and assist in educating the public about the JNF and its projects.

Makor also serves as a source for lay leadership. We are leaders in our own communities, and provide training and inspiration for other community leaders on solicitation techniques, board development and outreach and on the work of the JNF. Makor members also assume JNF leadership positions on a national level.

We are proud leaders who are committed to the mission of the JNF, the caretaker of the land of Israel forever. In addition, Makor is a source of innovation within the JNF. Our diverse backgrounds, coupled with our common commitment, foster a free-flow of ideas to keep JNF as relevant and productive as possible.

Makor members travel to Israel each year to study JNF projects and programs in depth, and bring their insights and experiences to you. Members speak at no charge.


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