What Is Builders Circle?

THE BUILDERS CIRCLE

 

JNF’s exciting mission is ‘Building Israel Together’ – we are focused on building Israel’s community and social infrastructure. Together we can unlock Israel’s great potential!

The Builders Circle is a great opportunity for you and your family to choose a specific project and ‘Make Your Mark’ in Israel while having an immeasurable impact on the lives of Israelis

With our decades of deep relationships in Israel, only JNF has access to such a wide variety of projects to choose from. You may support a project where your relatives live or fund a specific cause close to your heart. Whether in healthcare, education, the environment, or supporting vulnerable populations such as seniors and citizens living in poverty, we will find a project that’s right for you.

Make your Mark’ in Israel with your own Builders Circle and create your legacy for future generations with family or friends.

Join the Builders Circle for a minimum donation of $6,000.
Multi-year payment options available.

How It Works

HOW IT WORKS

 

The Price Family

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO “MAKE YOUR MARK” IN ISRAEL?
Your name, your family name, your parents name will live for generations on the project you choose. Imagine the excitement of visiting your project on trips to Israel, imagine knowing that you made a difference in your own way, imagine proudly showing your grandkids what you did years before to support Eretz Israel.

Recognition of your generosity will be at your project site with your memorialized forever through a plaque, monument, or signage. As well, you will be recognized in Canada throughout JNF sites and magazines.

Steps to becoming a Builder:

1. Define the meaning of your reason to give. 

  • Identify how you would like to make a meaningful difference in Israel.
  • Ex: In memory of a loved one, celebrating a significant milestone.

2. Decide your giving level. 

  • The minimum donation level required to become a Builder is $6,000.
  • Multi-year payment plans are available.

3. Choose your project from our large list of project choices. 

  • Start with the list on this site – show your family and have fun.
  • We will help you customize your project until you and your family have exactly what you want.
  • Don’t see anything that moves you on the site? JNF staff will help you get started. Call Rosie.

4. Contact the JNF office to select the project of your choice, and we will help you design an affordable payment plan.

  • We will do everything we can to make your experience of being a Builder fun and easy for you and your family.
  • We know how important Israel is to you and we want you to have a huge success.

5. Receive project updates.

  • Whether it’s an update on the status of a building’s completion, or words of thanks from Israelis for program expansions, JNF staff will make sure that you are kept up to date on the progress and impact of your donation dollars.
  • You will receive a progress report at various stages of project development and be updated on the impact of your donation dollars.

Projects

WHY GIVE TO ISRAEL?

 

Ron & Joanne Schwarz


JNF is proud to offer many projects to capture your heart and “Make Your Mark”.
 

EXAMPLES OF PROJECTS AVAILABLE

 

Participate in any project for a minimum donation of $6,000*.

 

JNF Canada House

Category: Education
Region in Israel: South
City: Sderot

About: The centre will serve both educational and social purposes. An environment will be created conductive
to learning, enhanced by technology, and providing
personal attention and and learning opportunities to
close educational gaps.

JNF Community Parks1 committed, 2 available

Category: Community Development
Region in Israel: North
City: Various Communities

About: JNF is developing public open public spaces throughout Israel’s social and geographical periphery with the vision of transforming them into inviting, accessible, and safe green parks, while preserving their natural assets and the environment.


Hosen Drug Treatment Centre Therapeutic Garden

Category: Health
Region in Israel: South
City: Be’ersheva

About: Renovation of the outdoor space is needed
to create a therapeutic garden, which include seating
areas for group therapy, a gardening centre and green
space.

Green Respite in the Time of COVID-19:

Category: Healthcare
Region in Israel: Nationwide
City: 25-30 Nationwide

About: This nationwide project will establish a network of specially designed, green outdoor shaded seating areas for 25-30 hospitals that have COVID-19 wards throughout Israel. The project will strengthen and support the medical teams working around the clock and the COVID-19 patients, isolated from home and family, whose length of stay may be protracted.



Aleh Jerusalem Residential Wing Renovation

Category: Healthcare
Region in Israel: Central
City: Jerusalem

About: A residence and outpatient care facility for
children with severe disabilities. Renovation is required
of the bedrooms and bathrooms.


Israeli Alzheimer Center Sensory Gardens

Category: Healthcare
Region in Israel:
Central
City: Ramat Gan

About: This project will establish 2 therapeutic gardens which will help to soothe anxiety in Alzheimer’s patients.


Jaffa Institute’s Accompanying the Elderly Program: Home Renovations for Holocaust Survivors

Category: Senior Support
Region in Israel: Central
City: Tel Aviv/Yafo

About: Through its ‘Accompanying the Elderly’ program,
the Jaffa Institute provides impoverished Holocaust
survivors and other elderly Israelis with holistic support to fill their final years with health and hope. Funds for this
project will enable the program to complete 25 home
renovation projects.

Outdoor facilities for Neve Ofer House

Category: Youth-At-Risk
Region in Israel: Central
City: Neve Ofer (Tel-Aviv)

About: Neve Ofer House is an emergency residential facility for children ages 8-17, removed from their homes due to neglect, physical, emotional, and/or sexual abuse. The outdoor facilities are in bad shape. The project will build a new soccer field, Basketball court and therapeutic corner.



Mobile ‘Maker’ Innovation Labs

Category: Education
Region in Israel: Central
City: Jerusalem

About: There is an urgent need to expand technology/innovation education to populations that lack access. A Mobile ‘Maker’ Innovation lab is a well-equipped van fostering curiosity, creativity and cutting-edge technology.


Canada Centre for Urban Sustainability

Category: Environment
Region in Israel: Central
City: Jerusalem

About: The centre will house a network of Jerusalem’s key environmental and social action organizations that promote ecological sustainability, biodiversity, food security, reduction of the city’s carbon footprint.


Hula Lake Park – Stephen Harper Visitorand Education Center

Category: Education
Region in Israel: North
City: Hula Valley

About: This is KKL-JNF’s flagship project. It is a major
tourist destination, with a variety of smaller projects
including workshops, a research area, a water and
wildlife complex and a Main Entrance Plaza.

The “Magen” School: Virtual Reality Systemfor Students with Special Needs
 

Category: Special Needs
Region in Israel: South
City: Be’ersheva

About: A regional special education school for ages 6-21, for students with various impairments and disorders. Students will be able to communicate, express emotion
and even encourage motivation for movement and
walking through a virtual reality system.


Religious Youth Club – Interior renovation

Category: Youth-At-Risk
Region in Israel: South
City: Be’ersheva

About: This club serves additionally as a bomb shelter for all residents in the area. The club requires painting, new flooring, and renovation of the bathrooms.


Fidel Youth Centre – Interior Renovation

Category: Youth-At-Risk
Region in Israel: South
City: Be’ersheva

About: This club serves a high population of Ethiopian youth. It requires painting, new flooring, kitchen and bathroom renovations, and replacement of broken windows and doors.


Lavi Forest Field and ForestHospitality Cabins

Category: Education
Region in Israel: North
City: Galilee

About: The cabins are being built to host larger groups of youth and staff attending the center’s various educational activities, and strengthening their love of the land of Israel and its magnificent scenery. Building the cabins includes earthworks, sealing and insulation, flooring and roofing, installation of solar power systems, electricity, painting, a fire prevention system, ceramics, installation of air conditioners, connection to internet and television, accessories and furniture.

Lavi Forest Field and ForestAccessible Hospitality Cabins

Category: Special Needs
Region in Israel: North
City: Galilee

About: The accessible cabin will enable people with special needs to be part of egalitarian society, to have a sense of social belonging, and to participate in educational activities on the subjects of the environment, ecology and love of the land. Building them will include an appropriately sized bathroom and entrance door, in addition to earthworks, sealing and insulation, flooring and roofing, installation of solar power systems, electricity, painting, a fire prevention system, ceramics, installation of air conditioners, connection to internet and television, accessories and furniture.



ALUT (Residence for Autistic Children)
Landscaping Project

Category: Healthcare
Region in Israel: Central
City: Modi’in

About: ALUT “Home for Life” is a residential facility for young people and adults suffering from autism in need of full-time daily care. JNF in partnership with KKL will
beautify the landscape the area around the buildings.


Aleh Dental Clinic

Category: Healthcare
Region in Israel: Central
City: B’nei Brak

About: Aleh is building a brand new day centre for children with severe challenges, which will host a new dental clinic. Funding fell through for the vital equipment necessary for the clinic to be operational. Additional funding is needed.



Beit Shulamit Cancer Centre:Wig Fitting Centre and Hair Salon

Category: Healthcare
Region in Israel: North
City: Afula

About: Part of the Well-Being Centre, the salon will be an essential service for cancer patients.


Migdal Ohr Mishpachton DormitoriesforYouth-At-Risk

Category: Youth-At-Risk
Region in Israel: North
City: Migdal HaEmek

About: This building project’s goal is to provide a family environment for students including meals with foster parents. Up to now, students have lived in traditional dormitories with communal meals.



Bicycle Track

Category: Enviroment
Region in Israel: North
City: Givat HaMoreh

About: There was a terrible forest fire in Givat HaMoreh
in 2014. The forest is being rehabilitated thanks to
JNF Canada, but addional funds are required to rebuild
the cycling trail.


Beit Shulamit Cancer Centre: Therapeutic Garden

Category: Healthcare
Region in Israel: North
City: Afula

About: The key component in the architectural concept for the building is the integration of the building with the natural environment. The project will include a therapeutic garden, footpaths, seating, and a children’s play area.



Kapit Coffee Club – Outdoor renovation

Category: Youth-At-Risk
Region in Israel: South
City: Be’ersheva

About: The outdoor space, where events, activities,
lectures and performances for youth take place
throughout the year requires new interlocking stones,
a stage for performances.


Kapit Coffee Club – Interior Renovation

Category: Youth-At-Risk
Region in Israel: South
City: Be’ersheva

About: Exposes at-risk youth to a variety of artistic and creative fields. The are activities such as a theatre group
and music classes. he club requires painting, new flooring
and new lighting.



Inter-Arts Centre at JerusalemAcademy of Music and Dance

Category: Arts
Region in Israel: Central
City: Jerusalem

About: A new facility will be built to house the Inter-Arts Centre on the Givat Ram Campus of Hebrew University.


New Building for JerusalemConservatory Hassadna

Category: Arts
Region in Israel: Central
City: Jerusalem

About: A new, contemporary building is needed to ensure the conservatory maintains its superior-quality music instruction and continues to grow.



Aleh Negev – Nachalat Eran Rehabilitation Hospital
 

Category: Healthcare
Region in Israel: South
City: Negev, near Be’ersheva

About: Currently, there is no rehabilitative hospital in the entire Negev region. The hospital will be purpose-built as a sheltered space, due to the proximity to Gaza, and consist of 3 wards: Neuro-Rehabilitation, Spinal Rehabilitation and Orthopedic Rehabilitation.


Sabres Youth Centre for Empowermentwith Arts Interior Renovation
 

Category: Youth-At-Risk
Region in Israel: South
City: Be’ersheva

About: An alternative meeting place for youth in Be’ersheva, most notably youth-at-risk. The centre exposes them to a variety of artistic and creative fields such as theater groups and music. The centre’s infrastructure requires renovation including new floors, a kitchen, electrical wiring, a stage and new equipment.


 

Don’t see a project that’s for you? We have a many projects to choose from in various regions of Israel and supporting a variety of causes and will be happy to find one that fits for you.

Contact Rosie, JNF Toronto Campaign Director, to help guide you to find the JNF project that fits your philanthropic goals best.

*Multi-year payments options available

Benefits

BENEFITS OF THE BUILDERS CIRCLE

 

The Adam Family

The JNF Builders Circle offers many benefits both locally and in Israel.

Recognition In Israel

  • You can make your project site visit a part of a milestone trip to Israel such as the occasion of a bar/bat mitzvah, wedding anniversary, or even a company milestone.
  • Name recognition at the project site – style of recognition varies with project and donation level.
  • A dedication ceremony at the project site.
  • When in Israel receive JNF VIP treatment with access to places, activities only we can offer.
  • Receive a framed illustration of your visit and project to adorn your home.


Recognition with JNF in Toronto

  • A Testimonial Video which will serve as a permanent keepsake for your family, and provide a positive impact in the community, inspiring others to give.
  • Invitations to special Builders Circle events in Toronto
  • Recognition of your Builders Circle contribution on the JNF website, in the annual Negev Dinner Tribute Book and in the JNF’s Roots Magazine which reaches 16,000 members of the JNF community nationwide.
  • And critically, being a part of an important group that is ‘Building Israel Together’!

You can make your project site visit a part of a milestone trip to Israel such as the occasion of a bar/bat mitzvah, wedding anniversary, or even a company milestone.

Video Testimonials

TESTIMONIALS OF JNF BUILDERS

 

Project: The Arthur (Ali) and Dawn (Cibi) Adam Memorial Garden at the Herzog Hospital
Location in Israel: Jerusalem
Category: Healthcare

Sheldon Barris

 

Project: Community Park

Location in Israel: Sderot

Category: Community Development

The Goldhar Family

 

Project: Round Table Youth Club, renovation of the garden project

Location in Israel: Be’er Sheva

Category: Youth-at-Risk

The Price Family

Project: The Arthur (Ali) and Dawn (Cibi) Adam Memorial Garden at the Herzog Hospital

Location in Israel: Jerusalem

Category: Healthcare

The Schwarz Family

 

Project: Yehud After School Education and Enrichment Centre new playground and basketball court.
Location in Israel: Yehud, Central District
Category: Youth-at-Risk

The Springer Family

 

Project: Restorers of Jerusalem Project

Location in Israel: Jerusalem

Category: Tourism

The Wise Family

 

Project: Kfar Zoharim

Location in Israel: Ramot Yehuda-Zoharim

Category: Healthcare

Contact

 

GET IN TOUCH

 

Our mission at JNF is to make our Builders proud and successful!

We will help you customize your project, make it easy, help you choose and arrange the financing plan that works so you and your family can leave a great legacy for generations.

Contact Rosie Sosnowicz, JNF Toronto Campaign Director:

E: rosie.sosnowicz@jnf.ca T: (416) 638-7200 ext. 137

Leadership

 

BUILDERS CIRCLE LEADERSHIP

 

CO-CHAIRS

Faith Feldman Stoppel & Ben Singer

 

COMMITTEE

Howard Price
Ron Schwarz
Winston Siegel

 

Jeff Springer

Executive director

 

Rosie Sosnowicz

Campaign Director