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Jewish National Fund’s B’Yachad Mission Set for June 17th - 25th

Contact: Sarit Schonbrun • JNF Communications Manager • 212-879-9305 ext. 222 •

April 21, 2006—New York, NY— From June 17th- 25th, you are invited to see firsthand the critical work that Jewish National Fund (JNF) is doing to help Israel in its continued growth and survival on JNF’s B’Yachad Mission. 

For seven days, participants will experience the history, culture, and beauty of Israel through the eyes of JNF, an organization with over a century of experience as caretaker of the land of Israel.  They will tour the country with knowledgeable guides, stay at premier hotels, and dine at top restaurants, all for $3,000 per person.    

B'Yachad is the Hebrew word for "together."  The mission's name reflects the unity of participants from across the country who join together in their support for Israel.     

"I feel honored to be leading such a wonderful group of individuals to Israel through JNF," said Larry Cohen, JNF executive board member and mission chair.  "It is with great excitement and anticipation that I invite you to join us and show your support and solidarity for the people of Israel at this unique time in their history."

Mission participants will explore the Old City of Jerusalem, visit the newly renovated Yad Vashem, and tour American Independence Park, the site that commemorates the partnership between American supporters and the State of Israel.

They will then head north, where they will stop at the Roman Aqueduct in Caesarea, tour JNF water projects in the northern coastal plain, and learn about JNF's important work to provide clean water for drinking and irrigation.

They will also take a VIP tour of an Israeli Air Force base, see JNF security roads on the border of Lebanon, and visit the JNF-OR community of Givot Bar, meeting with the modern-day Israeli pioneers who are helping to develop and populate the Negev.

Other trip highlights include Massada, a walking tour of the mystical city of Tzfat, a dinner cruise on the Kinneret, and a stop at the Palmach Museum.

For more information, please contact Sharon Freedman, JNF New England Zone Director, at 617-423-0999 or  To register online, go to and click on Travel to Israel.

Caption: Participants on a recent JNF mission learn about JNF security roads along Israel's northern border.

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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


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