Jewish National Fund / Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael
JNF-KKL, one of Israel's founding national institutions, was established in 1901 at the Fifth Zionist Congress in Basle and spearheaded the efforts to restore the Jewish People to its ancient homeland.
Since the first land purchase in Erez Israel in the early 1900s for and on behalf of the Jewish People, JNF-KKL has served as the Jewish People's trustee of the land, initiating and charting development work to enable Jewish settlement from the border in the north to the edge of the desert and Arava in the south.
JNF-KKL's work in its early decades sketched and determined the boundaries of the State of Israel that rose in 1948. Its extensive afforestation endeavor, begun soon after its inception and pursued to the present, has no parallel. It greened a rocky, dry, desolate land, planting more than 200 million trees; patches of green, forests and parks that were developed with the help of the far-flung Jewish People and have become leisure and recreation sites benefiting Israel's residents, green lungs boosting environmental quality.
More than a thousand communities all over the country bear the JNF-KKL imprint – whether by virtue of land purchase or land development and reclamation. The various water projects, dams and reservoirs it established or sponsored contribute significantly to the country's water economy.
Finally, its highly-important Zionist education work, in the past as in the present, bonds Diaspora Jewry to the homeland of Israel.
Trees can be purchased, charity boxes can be sent out, and living or posthumous legacies can be arranged by contacting anyone below.
The JNF-KKL website: www.jnf.ca
JNF Regina Representative: Allan Abramson Email: email@example.com
JNF District Office (Prairie Region) 225-530 Kenaston Blvd. Winnipeg, Manitoba R3N 1Z4 Canada
Tel: (204) 947-0207 Fax: (204) 947-5449