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Young united in their passion for a greener Israel

Jewish Telegraph article 7th December 2023. JNF UK is delighted to announce its recent collaboration with King David Primary School in Manchester, where students showcased exceptional dedication to environmental causes. Click here to read the full article    

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Dan Shapira, Project Manager for JNF UK in Israel, visits Holocaust survivors.

Dan Shapira, Project Manager for JNF UK in Israel, visited some Holocaust survivors to show his support and distribute emergency packs, which include a torch, radio and first-aid kit. During the visit Dan learnt how challenging the current situation has been as the Survivors explained that they have been reliving the traumas they experienced in the Holocaust. Also, many live

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JNF Blue Boxes found in destroyed home

Blue Boxes were found among the ruins of a house destroyed by Hamas terrorists in Kibbutz Be’eri. Hamas militants carried out a massacre at Be’eri, an Israeli kibbutz near the Gaza Strip, with at least 130 people killed in the attack. The money we’ve been collecting in Blue Boxes has gone towards developing the land of Israel for over 120

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NIS 4m Project launched to urgently renovate 4,000 shelters in the north

Jerusalem Post Article 23rd October 2023 An urgent project to map and renovate thousands of bomb shelters in disadvantaged neighbourhoods of Israel’s north has renovated about 1,000 shelters in its first week and a half, following the outbreak of the war with Hamas on October 7. The project, called Ir Miklat (the Biblical term for a ‘city of refuge’) was

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JNF UK fears for staff member taken hostage

Jewish Chronicle Article 20th October 2023 A staff member of the JNF UK Israel team is believed to be among the Israelis who were taken hostage by Hamas, it was revealed this week. Sagui Dekel-Chen, who is in his 30s, disappeared when Hamas terrorists attacked Kibbutz Nir Oz, close to the border. He is assumed “kidnapped into Gaza”, charity heads

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JNF UK stands by Israel and its people

Message from Samuel Hayek Chairman JNF UK Israel continues to defend its people in an unprecedented and unprovoked war initiated by Hamas resulting in hundreds of Israelis murdered and many more wounded. Thousands of rockets fired at Israeli towns and scores of Israelis are taken hostage in Gaza. The whole of the Jewish UK community and JNF UK stand firmly

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