JNF Families

L’dor v’dor (from generation to generation)

 

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Introduction

What is JNF Families?

JNF Families is an exciting new program for young families in the Jewish community to connect with Israel, learn about the tradition of tzedakah and have fun along the way.

We get that between soccer lessons, day school, play dates and bedtime, it’s hard to fit in a lesson on tzedakah, or make Israel seem interesting to your 8 or 12-year-old. Yet for many, connecting to your heritage is an important part of raising your family. How do you bring Israel into your home? Can tzedakah be fun?

 

Programming (familiar & new!)

JNF Canada is already part of your family’s life in many ways – through planting trees on Tu Bi’Shevat and inscriptions in the Sefer Hayaled to collecting coins in the iconic Blue Box. We host picnics and school events, Shabbat dinners and trivia nights.

Now we’ve packaged it into a new program that allows everyone in your family to build a connection to Israel in the ways that matter to you: tradition, tzedakah, and fun. You’ll see some new national and local events, kid friendly activities, family-oriented missions to Israel, and our iconic blue box goes digital!

 

     

 

 

Learning Tzedakah early

Talia Aspler, a young JNF supporter, donated $1,000 of her Bat Mitzvah money in support of the Animal Assisted Therapy Centre in Sderot. We arranged a visit to the Centre during her recent trip to Israel and we thrilled to hear from Talia and her mother after the visit:

“We had an absolutely wonderful visit to the Animal Therapy Program and the Resilience Center. Talia fell in love with the Center and the visit brought to life a true understanding of the crucial work that is done there.”

 

 

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JNF Families: Making tradition and tzedakah fun since 2022. 

 

 

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Activities

Activities for Kids

Passover Activity Book

Our 2022 Passover Activity Book was a huge hit. We ran out of hard copies within a few hours of handing out! It included activities, crafts and lessons about Passover that the whole family could enjoy. It also included some activities to keep the kids busy while you prepared for the Seder – you’re welcome!

Click on the image (or here!) to download your free PDF copy. 

 

See these sample pages for the kinds of activities, lessons and songs you can get the kids excited for: 

 

 

          

 


IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:

Tu Bi’Shevat Activity Book

For this year’s Annual School Campaign, we designed a fun Tu Bi’Shevat-themed puzzle book related to trees, the environment, and Israel.

Keep your kids entertained (for a few minutes at least!).

Click on the image (or here!) to download your free PDF copy.

 

 

 


 

Stay tuned for more kid-friendly (and parent-friendly!) activities coming this year.

 

 

Regional Events

JNF Families, launching in May, will be rolling out across Canada through out 2022. Stay up to date about Family events in your region by signing up in the Stay Informed tab.

TORONTO:

Registration is OPEN for the JNF Families Israel Celebration (May 15)!

Join us for this family-friendly day of games, music, and fun while we celebrate the launch of JNF Families (it also happens to be International Family Day!).

Thank you to our presenting sponsor, Fabricland.

Don’t miss this fun day to celebrate Israel with your family.

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OTTAWA:

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Contact Info

JNF Families – Ottawa

JNF Ottawa  
613-798-2411 
Ottawa@jnf.ca 

JNF Families – Toronto

Ruchama Shainhouse 
ruchama.shainhouse@jnf.ca 
416-638-7200 ext 145 

 

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