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
Mar 19, 2020
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
Feb 21, 2020
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
Mar 30, 2016 By Alan Wolk Category: Special Needs,
Moved and awe-inspired witnessing Israelis with special needs
|Alan Wolk of the JNF's Task Force on Disabilities chats with a girl at LOTEM-Making Nature Accessible, where|
accessible trails make it possible for hikers in wheelchairs to enjoy nature.
The afterglow of my recent trip to Israel as part of JNF's Task Force on Disabilities has not faded, even after all these weeks. I thought I had an idea of what JNF did to help people with disabilities integrate into society, but seeing it firsthand opened my eyes to just how much JNF does to ensure no one feels left out and that as many as possible get the quality care they need. I see so much opportunity for each of JNF’s partners under the disabilities and special-needs banner to do more for the people of Israel.
The author talks with an IDF soldier in Eilat.
I've been a supporter of JNF for many years. To me, supporting JNF meant supporting Israel and securing a future for Jewish people around the world. Nine years ago I retired from a corporate leadership role. I embarked on a second career as a part-time university instructor and volunteered my time and expertise to JNF Atlanta, of which I am now co-president. I spend a considerable amount of time working with the staff and spreading the word about JNF’s great work in Israel. I am proud to say I am a JNF major donor, a member of the Task Force on Disabilities and have just recently taken on a leadership role on the Special In Uniform committee.
Photo: Miriam BraunGetting ready for a ride at the Red Mountain Therapeutic Riding Center.
We make fundamental differences for so many who have it so hard.JNF inspires me. Moves me. I hope I have inspired you to become a little bit more involved.
Alan Wolk (second from right) and Aviva Postelnik of the JNF Task Force on Disabilities with Yossi Kahana, the task
force's director (third from right), Tiran Attia, director of Special in Uniform and two Special in Uniform soldiers.