Celebrate the “Original Earth Day” and Win a Trip to Israel
New York, NY: January 11, 2023 — In celebration of the Jewish festival of Tu BiShvat, the “original earth day,” which is February 6, 2023, Jewish National Fund-USA is giving those who donate at least one tree between January 17 - February 6 via jnf.org/sweepstakes the chance to win two round trip tickets to Israel thanks to EL AL Airlines.
Synonymous with tree planting and environmental initiatives, Jewish National Fund-USA has supported the planting of over 260 million trees across the land of Israel since 1901. In addition, the organization’s philanthropic investments are also creating high quality of life opportunities throughout the Negev and Galilee as it attracts 800,000 new residents to these regions.
“The beautiful thing about planting a tree through our organization is that you can plant one tree or a whole forest, yet your act will continue to benefit the earth for generations to come,” explained Jewish National Fund-USA’s National Products Committee Chair, Robert Ganz. “Now, just in time for Tu BiShvat, we have a wonderful new one-stop-shop for planting trees, honoring friends and loved ones, and purchasing products made in Israel.”
Originating centuries ago, the holiday commemorates when the earliest-blooming trees in Israel begin to produce their fruit. Tu BiShvat is seen as a time to celebrate the beauty and bounty of nature and to reflect on the importance of environmental stewardship.
Traditionally, Tu BiShvat is celebrated by eating various fruits, particularly those native to Israel, such as figs, dates, pomegranates, and olives. Notably, many make donations to organizations like Jewish National Fund-USA that work to preserve and protect the environment.
About Jewish National Fund-USA
JNF-USA is the leading philanthropic organization for Israel that supports critical environmental and nation-building activities in Israel’s north and south. Through its One Billion Dollar Roadmap for the Next Decade, JNF-USA is developing new communities in the Galilee and Negev, connecting the next generation to Israel, and creating infrastructure and programs that support ecology, individuals with special needs, and heritage site preservation.