Celebrate Your Simcha With A JNF Mitzvah!
Contact: Roz Plaut • JNF Simcha Coordinator • 800-700-1312 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Your child’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah is one of the most joyous occasions in your family’s history. To help make the day more meaningful, Jewish National Fund is putting the mitzvah back into the celebration of this momentous event.
Whether you want to simply use tasteful and elegant invitations, or raise much needed funds for the land and people of Israel, JNF is there to help.
“As the Jewish National Fund helped to establish, and acts as caretaker of Israel, it is very appropriate to support a JNF project for your Bar/Bat Mitzvah,” shared Lawrence Cohen, JNF President.
Invite your guests with the help of Jewish National Fund’s Simcha Program. Visit JNF’s online catalog (www.jnf.org/simcha) which features more than 20 dazzling invitation selections, all of which support a worthwhile charitable cause.
A small JNF logo and a line of text inform the invitee of your charitable contribution, in their honor, to either plant a tree in Israel or to support water resource development in Israel. This program provides parents a great opportunity to instill the importance of tzedakah and the real meaning behind b’nai mitzvot- becoming an adult member of the Jewish community.
When 100 or more invitations are ordered, JNF will plant a garden of trees in the honoree’s name and commemorate this by sending a beautiful, wood-framed Garden Certificate, also available as a water certificate. In addition, the honorees’ name and date of the simcha will be inscribed in JNF’s Books of Honor in Jerusalem. A $5.00 tax deductible contribution is required with the purchase of each invitation or certificate.
If you have already ordered your invitations for your upcoming simcha, the certificates can be customized and used as favors, table signs or for candle-lighting ceremonies. You can select from numerous fonts, both English and Hebrew.
If your family is searching for a way to permanently memorialize your simcha, the Bnai Mitzvah wall, located in Jerusalem’s American Independence Park is a meaningful way to do so. Designed to look like a Torah scroll, the B’nai Mitzvah wall allows children celebrating their Bar/Bat Mitzvah to link their names to a child who perished in the Holocaust and continue the circle of life. For a $1,800 donation, a glass tile bearing the name of the B’nai Mitzvah child, his/her hometown and date of the simcha, as well as the name and home country of a child whose life was tragically lost during the Holocaust, will be embedded into the wall. Larry Cohen was one of the 1st donors to do this in honor of his son David. Funds raised from the wall will go towards developing, maintaining, and advancing JNF’s five Israeli campsites for Jewish youth.
For more information about the invitations or other mitzvah projects, please contact Roz Plaut at 800-700-1312 or email@example.com.
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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.
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