Plant a tree from the comforts of your home or office and win the chance for a trip to Israel – for free!
In celebration of Tu BiShvat, the Jewish New Year for trees which will be celebrated on February 4, Jewish National Fund (JNF) is offering anyone the opportunity to win a trip to Israel by planting a tree with the organization.
JNF has partnered with EL AL Airlines and the Carlton Hotel Tel Aviv for an exciting online raffle to win a trip of a lifetime. When you plant a tree through www.jnf.org between January 26, 2015 at 12:00:00 a.m. EST and February 4, 2015 at 11:59:59 p.m. EST, you will be entered to win two free round-trip tickets to Israel, courtesy of EL AL Airlines, and a free two-night stay at the Carlton Tel Aviv, breakfast included. Ten runners-up will win a free JNF E-Z Tree account.
Last year’s winner, Susan Mair of Sarasota, Florida said, “I was so grateful for this wonderful experience. Israel always brings out deep feelings in my heart, and I am amazed at the ingenuity of the Israeli’s to overcome all obstacles.”
Mair was also moved by JNF’s imprint on the land: “On a trip to the Golan Heights, our guide pointed out the reservoirs, irrigation lines, kibbutzim, towns, orchards, farm land and forests that existed because of JNF, and how their work in water was saving crops in the midst of the long drought. None of this would have existed if it weren’t for JNF’s foresight and hard work for over a century.”
While in Israel, you will have the opportunity to plant a tree with your own two hands at Harvey Hertz-JNF Ceremonial Tree Planting Center at Neot Kedumim, the world’s only biblical landscape reserve.
Tu BiShvat embodies the abiding dedication to ecology, environmentalism, and conservation that JNF has always championed. Over the years, Tu BiShvat has taken on the theme of planting trees in Israel, creating a special connection to JNF.
There is no purchase necessary to take part in the JNF Tu BiShvat Sweepstakes. You may enter by filling out a downloadable PDF at jnf.org/tbsraffle and mailing your entry in a hand addressed stamped envelope to: JNF Tu Bishvat Sweepstakes, c/o Jewish National Fund, Attn: Isaac Heger, 42 E. 69th St., New York, NY 10021. Mail-in entries must be postmarked by February 4, 2015 and received by February 10, 2015. Limit one entry per mailing envelope. Drawing will take place on or about February 12.
JEWISH NATIONAL FUND (JNF) began in 1901 as a dream and vision to reestablish a homeland in Israel for Jewish people everywhere. Jews the world over collected coins in iconic JNF Blue Boxes, purchasing land and planting trees until ultimately, their dream of a Jewish homeland was a reality. JNF gives all generations of Jews a unique voice in building a prosperous future for the land of Israel and its people.
JNF embodies both heart and action; our work is varied in scope but singular in benefit. We strive to bring an enhanced quality of life to all of Israel’s residents, and translate these advancements to the world beyond. JNF is greening the desert with millions of trees, building thousands of parks, creating new communities and cities for generations of Israelis to call home, bolstering Israel’s water supply, helping develop innovative arid-agriculture techniques, and educating both young and old about the founding and importance of Israel and Zionism.
JNF is a registered 501(c)(3) organization and United Nations NGO, which continuously earns top ratings from charity overseers.
For more information on JNF, call 888-JNF-0099 or visit www.jnf.org.