Tzora Vineyards from Israel Partners with JNF
Contact: Jodi Bodner • JNF Director of Communications • 212-879-9305 ext. 221 • firstname.lastname@example.org
September 21, 2009 -- New York, NY -- It’s not often that someone can be an oenophile and a philanthropist at the same time. But with the new Tzora Vineyards-Israeli Wine Direct/Jewish National Fund (JNF) affiliation, you can drink from the best of Israel’s vineyards and contribute to the betterment of the lives of the people of Sderot, who have been battered by years of continual rocket attacks from nearby Gaza.
For every bottle of Tzora’s 2006 Neve Ilan and 2006 Shoresh sold in the U.S., $1 will be donated to programming, activities, and equipment for the 21,000-square-foot indoor recreation center JNF built so the children of Sderot have a safe place to play.
Tzora Vineyards was selected because, in addition to being delicious, its wines uniquely connect people to the land and history of the Judean Hills in Israel; its vineyards dot the elevated mountainous region surrounding Jerusalem.
This winery, named after a spot mentioned in the Bible as a premium wine-producing area, is kosher. It is situated on Kibbutz Tzora and prides itself on single-vineyard wines.
“Tzora Vineyards is a pioneer in many aspects of the quality Israeli wine revolution and we are very pleased to establish this long-term partnership,” said JNF Executive Director of Finance Stephen Bach. “We expect this will greatly benefit our JNF community.”
Said Richard Shaffer, founder of Israeli Wine Direct: “We’re excited to help further connect JNF members to the land of Israel through these great wines, wines we know they will be proud to pour and proud to share with others.”
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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.
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