Mar 24, 2020
JNF On Demand: Live challah bake with JNF first lady Lauren Lizerbram
We were welcomed into the Lizerbram kitchen for a challah bake.
By Jewish National Fund
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Coronavirus, from a Jewish perspective: When it comes to good deeds, just do it
At JNF, our inspirational leaders and donors have once again proven their "willingness to act."
By Yossi Kahana
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Singer-songwriter Peter Himmelman: Jewish unity should come from love, not fear
Successfully passing Jewish values on to the next generation requires our children receive a message that soars well beyond mere victimhood.
By Peter Himmelman
May 29, 2013 By Jewish National Fund Category: Environment,
The Young Farmers Incubator Project
Faced with the myriad of challenges to starting over, a group of residents from the former Gush Katif settlement of Netzarim established a new community in the Halutza region of the Negev. This group of pioneers have devised a strong, comprehensive and integrated vision for restoring families and communities. They have worked tirelessly to develop essential social and educational programs and opportunities for the families living in the new community of B’nai Netzarim.
The Young Farmers Incubator Project was designed as a way to attract young families of former Gush Katif evacuees to B’nai Netzarim – a community looking to grow. The project provides each new family with the resources and education from which to successfully grow their own agricultural business. Each participant in the project is provided an accomplished and knowledgeable mentor as well as their own greenhouse, which they can use to grow their own fruits, vegetables and plants. The project is currently aimed at helping 3-4 young farmers at a time for between 1-3 agricultural seasons, each lasting 10 months. They are then replaced by new young farmers, so that the community and opportunities can continue to flourish.
This project provides an opportunity that doesn’t exist anywhere else in Israel – to learn the skills of farming while building a new business for oneself. An indicator of both the need for and the success of the project is the waiting list for the next round of screening.