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JNF Opens Ceremonial Tree Planting Center in Neot Kedumim

Contact: Ariel Vered • JNF Communications Manager • 212-879-9305 ext. 227 • avered@jnf.org

September 23, 2011 – New York, NY – There is no better time to plant a tree in Israel with Jewish National Fund (JNF).

Thanks to a generous donation from Florida donor Harvey Hertz, JNF recently opened the Harvey Hertz-JNF Ceremonial Tree Planting Center at Neot Kedumim, the world’s only biblical landscape reserve.

Registration is at jnf.org/treeplanting, where you can choose the date and time for your tree planting experience, as well as the number of trees you’d like to plant. The tree planting center is open Sunday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“Dedicating the Tree Planting Center was a dream come true,” said Hertz. “Thousands of years ago Moses led the Jewish people through the desert looking for a fertile place. Planting trees keeps the story going. And when you plant, you really feel like you are doing something for Israel’s future.”

Located just ten minutes from Ben Gurion Airport and 20 minutes from Jerusalem, the Ceremonial Tree Planting Center offers visitors the opportunity to plant saplings that are later transferred to sites throughout Israel.

Each planter receives a special tree planter’s prayer and a commemorative certificate in the mail.

For more information, visit jnf.org/treeplanting.

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JEWISH NATIONAL FUND (JNF) began in 1901 as a dream and vision to reestablish a homeland in Israel for Jewish people everywhere. Jews the world over collected coins in iconic JNF Blue Boxes, purchasing land and planting trees until ultimately, their dream of a Jewish homeland was a reality. JNF gives all generations of Jews a unique voice in building a prosperous future for the land of Israel and its people.

JNF embodies both heart and action; our work is varied in scope but singular in benefit. We strive to bring an enhanced quality of life to all of Israel’s residents, and translate these advancements to the world beyond. JNF is greening the desert with millions of trees, building thousands of parks, creating new communities and cities for generations of Israelis to call home, bolstering Israel’s water supply, helping develop innovative arid-agriculture techniques, and educating both young and old about the founding and importance of Israel and Zionism.

JNF is a registered 501(c)(3) organization and United Nations NGO, which continuously earns top ratings from charity overseers.

For more information on JNF, call 888-JNF-0099 or visit www.jnf.org.

 

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