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Experience the land of Israel with JNF

Contact: Hannah Schwartz • National Missions Director • 212-879-9305 ext. 254 •

November 14, 2011 -- New York, NY – No one knows Israel like Jewish National Fund (JNF), so whether it is your first time in Israel, or you have been before, JNF offers unique and meaningful experiences for all. With a slate of exclusive and inspiring missions to choose from, no matter your interest, now is the time to plan to go home to Israel.

The Road to Jerusalem: 45 Years After the Reunification, taking place May 15-22, 2012, commemorates the important anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem, which marked a turning point in the Six Day War and to a larger extent, the history of the State of Israel. Exclusive to JNF will be VIP status at the State of Israel’s official Jerusalem Day ceremony at Ammunition Hill. Participants will gather with high-level dignitaries including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Shimon Peres, and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat to commemorate the unforgettable and inspiring experience at the site of the pivotal heroic battle. The week-long mission will also visit an IDF base for an exclusive tour with soldiers, tour key battle sites in Jerusalem that shaped the course of the Six Day War, and hear the stories of the brave men and women of Gush Etzion, who found one of the deadliest battles during the War of Independence. Call 888-JNF-0033 ext. 820 or email

The Sunshine Mission, taking place June 3-12, 2012, offers active adults, age 55+, the opportunity to travel through Israel’s history with Emmy award-winning actor and JNF National Spokesperson Hal Linden of Barney Miller fame. The ten-day trip will follow the trail of history and leadership, from the War of Independence through today's modern Israel. Hear Israelis recount their personal stories of war, heroism, leadership, and everyday lives. If you have ever wanted to experience the profound emotion and exhilaration of a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, we will help you achieve this milestone. Everywhere in Israel, JNF's work is immediately visible and tangible. Come see it for yourself. For more information, please contact Matt Bernstein at 212-879-9305 ext. 292 or email

On the Sounds of Israel Mission, taking place April 21-28, 2012, experience the sights and sounds of Israel as you attend the famous opening ceremony at Mr. Herzl that marks the start of Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israel's Independence Day. Travel through history on a tour through Jerusalem's Old City and visit the modern metropolis of Tel Aviv. Visit new communities in the Negev and learn about JNF's important work rehabilitating Israel's water sources, the Carmel Forest, and more. For more information, please contact Rick Kruger at 847-656-8880 or email

JNF also offers One-Day Bus Tours of the Northern Negev, every Wednesday leaving from Jerusalem. The tours take participants to JNF projects including the Sderot Indoor Recreation Center, the Be’er Sheva River Park, the new Negev community of Givot Bar, and the Ayalon Institute, a secret underground bullet factory.

Other upcoming missions include a Culinary, Wine and Arts Mission and much, much more.

For more information about JNF’s missions and tours, visit or call 888-JNF-0033.

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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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