6th Grade - 8th Grade (Middle School)
The bar/bat mitzvah is one of the most joyous occasions in a family’s history. JNF offers a variety of unique ways to celebrate including hands-on tzedakah projects, customized invitations for your simcha that enable you to honor your guests by planting trees in Israel, an inscription in the JNF Honor Book in Jerusalem, and a dedication on the B’nai Mitzvah Remembrance Wall at American Independence Park near Jerusalem.
For more information, visit www.jnf.org/simcha.
This program tells the stories of the men and women who have fought to establish and protect the State of Israel. Through the biographies and activities, students will learn the meaning of Kol Yisrael arevim zeh bazeh: All of Israel is responsible for one another (Talmud, Tractate Shavuot 39a). This program also focuses on shared values of Israel and the United States - freedom and democracy. To learn more, visit www.jnf.org/gibborim.
JNF Ambassadors is a program designed to engage teachers, school administrators and parent volunteers in learning more about Israel, and provide them with resources that they can use to teach about Israel in their classroom. JNF educators will lead a series of webinars on a variety of topics related to teaching Israel in a timely and meaningful way. Educators that participate in four or more calls throughout the year will receive a certificate of recognition as a JNF Israel Education Ambassador, and a tree will be planted in Israel in their honor.Click here to to register or contact email@example.com or 212-879-9305 ext 245 with any questions.
JNF’s Plant Your Way to Israel program allows students to raise money toward a trip to Israel by raising funds for forestry projects in Israel. Half of the donation will go to JNF forestry projects in Israel, and the other half will be placed in a special account on the student’s behalf to be redeemed to help pay for a trip to Israel with family, a youth group or school. Click here to sign up and learn more.
Growing UP! is a newsletter for bar and bat mitzvah-age students, grades 5-8, stressing Jewish values and active responsibility, provided at no cost to schools. To order, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Connect your students to their roots by planting a tree in Israel with JNF's Tu BiShvat in the Schools Program. Host a Tu BiShvat seder with JNF's Branching Out Haggadah to teach students about the spiritual and environmental significance of the holiday. To register, go to www.jnf.org/tbschools.
Participate in JNF's Let Us Play! program in support of the JNF Sderot Indoor Recreation Center. Jewish students across the United States will work together toward a common goal: continue to provide the children of Sderot with a safe and secure place to play, away from the danger of falling rockets. Since opening on Purim 2009, the center entertains over 500 visitors daily. Your support will provide the kids of Sderot with much needed sports equipment, toys, games, books, art supplies, and therapy sessions so they can continue to have a safe place to play. Visit www.jnf.org/letusplay for more information.