Each year for Tu Bi’Shevat — the New Year of the Trees — JNF chooses a special area in Israel to plant trees or a meaningful environmental project to support in celebration of Jewish Arbor Day.

While none of us have been spared from the consequences of COVID-19 lockdowns, these negative effects have sadly been more acutely felt by certain demographics, namely children, immigrants and the poor.

As we plan a post-pandemic life, the more than 300 needy immigrant children (aged 3-12) who depend on the services of the Jaffa Institute’s After-School Educational Enrichment Centers on a daily basis are in dire need of upgraded playground facilities at both of their two locations, Neve Ofer and Jaffa Daled.

For vital physical and mental health reasons, these days more than ever, the demand for safe and fun outdoor play areas for our youth cannot be overstated.

This Tu Bishvat, let’s join together in helping at-risk immigrant Israeli youth overcome some of the challenges of the lockdown by building and repairing their dilapidated recreational facilities.

For a minimum of $18, you will receive a special certificate.

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