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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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
Apr 27, 2015 By Leslie Katz Category: Special Needs,
How disabled Israeli soldiers are aiding the Nepal earthquake rescue effort
|Special in Uniform IDF soldiers prepare packets of medical supplies for a field hospital in Nepal's capital Kathmandu.|
Soon, the packets -- boxes and boxes of them -- will be shipped off to earthquake-ravaged Nepal, where the IDF's first humanitarian mission aircraft landed Monday night to assist in search and rescue and set up a field hospital to help treat the thousands injured since a deadly quake struck Kathmandu Saturday.
The IDF will rely on the kits assembled by some of these soldiers to help Nepal recover from the worst earthquake to hit the country in the past 80 years. As of Tuesday, the death toll had topped 4,300.
Forty-one of them belong to the IDF's Home Front Command unit (Pikud Ha'Oref), which specializes in civilian protection in times of crisis or war and includes an advanced search-and-rescue brigade.These 41 soldiers have spent the last two days, virtually nonstop, packaging supplies for Nepal.
Israelis outside the IDF are doing their part to help Nepal as well.
The JNF-supported AICAT - Arava International Center for Agricultural Training has also sent a delegation of volunteers to Nepal, including two members of the Arava Search & Rescue Team. AICAT students hail from around the globe, with graduates from Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Tibet, Ethiopia, Liberia, Nigeria, South Sudan, and Nepal. The volunteers aiding in Nepal will assist in an area of the country that at least some of AICAT's 160 Nepalese students call home.