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 register and learn more.
Caravan for Democracy drives constructive dialogue on college campuses throughout the United States by bringing different speakers from Israel and the U.S. to discuss the challenges Israel faces as the only democracy in the Middle East. Caravan for Democracy provides access to resources and opinions to encourage critical thinking about the issues affecting Israel, its commitment to peace, how it is covered in the media and its unique role in the region.
Twenty-five college student leaders of all faiths who have not visited Israel will be selected for this important 10-day educational experience including touring, meeting political, cultural and community leaders and exploring Israel's diverse democracy.
Just as we eat matzah on Pesach, and build a sukkah on Sukkot, planting trees and connecting to Israel is the way to celebrate Tu BiShvat. Tu BiShvat Across Campus is a multi-core campaign by JNF and WZO Department for Diaspora Activities to bring Israel to your community by conducting meaningful and exciting observance of Tu BiShvat.
Encourage young adults between the ages of 18-26 who have never been on a peer trip to Israel, to join JNF on a free 10-day Israel experience through Taglit-Birthright Israel. Help them enjoy the great outdoors of Israel, visit all of the amazing first-time sites, and experience Israel with Israelis! Sign up for trips in the summer and winter at www.israelwithisraelis.com.
Make your spring break meaningful with JNF! Answering the needs of the Jewish homeland, JNF sends college students and young adults between the ages of 18-30 to volunteer during their spring vacations, providing direct service and helping to build Israel through JNF’s Blueprint Negev campaign. To register and for more information on the trip, visit www.jnf.org/asb.
Colleges are the front lines for the battle for Israel. SPME was founded by a group of concerned college professors and intellectuals to promote Israel's right to live in peace with its neighbors. Today, close to 40 campuses have active local SPME chapters, helping educate faculty to be mentors and resources for colleagues, students, campus professionals and community members. To learn more and to sign up visit www.spme.net.
Over the past few years, the Israeli communities on the border with Gaza have endured continual Kassam rocket attacks. In March 2009, JNF opened an all-inclusive Indoor Recreational Center to provide Sderot's youth with a place to have fun and connect with friends. JNF’s “Let Us Play!” Campus Campaign encourages students to raise money to support facility's daily operations including video and sports equipment, art and dance classes, as well as general maintenance and upkeep.
Click here to learn more about this program and for funding opportunities.