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JNF Establishes Wall of Eternal Life at American Independence Park

Contact: Ariel Vered • JNF Communications Manager • 212-879-9305 ext. 227 •

March 14, 2007 -- New York, NY -- To provide people around the world with the opportunity to forever memorialize loved ones in Israel, Jewish National Fund (JNF) has established The Wall of Eternal Life at American Independence Park in Jerusalem. 

For $1,800, a garden of 360 trees will be planted in Israel, and a permanent inscription with the name of the departed will be etched on the wall.  In addition, donors will receive a beautiful mounted garden certificate illustrated by artist Leif Nelson, and the name of the memorialized will be inscribed in the Book of Gardens housed in JNF's office in Jerusalem.

“This project provides a meaningful opportunity for the global Jewish community to tie themselves more closely to the State of Israel while memorializing the life of a loved one,” said Massachusetts resident Fred Lappin, who developed the idea for the project and is a member of the JNF New England board of directors. 

For more information or to order a plaque, visit or call 800-JNF-0099.

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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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