The Jewish National Fund Remains an Environmental Leader





Since it was founded in 1901, the Jewish National Fund (JNF) has continued its efforts for more than ninety years and counting. It has grown by leaps and bounds from its small beginnings into an environmental forerunner with a reputation that reaches practically all around the world, responsible for planting over 150 million trees. The JNF has also been instrumental in creating over 100 dams and reservoirs, developing numerous acres of land, and it has also played a part in the creation of more than 900 beautiful parks. When it’s not busy working on its environmental efforts, the JNF also dedicates resources to ensuring children and young adults of Israeli descent remember their rich heritage.

Former journalist Theodor Herz is the man behind the JNF. Looking to establish a national fund to buy land for a Jewish State in Ottoman-controlled Palestine, Herz’s fund grew rapidly, increasing its reach to more than five million Jewish people across a multitude of countries by the 1920s. In 2001 the JNF celebrated its 100th birthday and it is unwavering in its mission to better the future of Israel.

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