| Our Projects in Israel
The JNF-SA has dozens of project in Israel including The South Africa Forest, Drop of Life Campaign, Send a Child to Summer Camp Project, Besor Dam, Huvla Valley, South Africa Memorial Forest, Gesher Water Reservoir and the Kadoorie Agriculture School, the Carmel Fires Emergency Campaign and the Holitz Security Plantings.
Currently we are raising money for the following projects.
The people living in Holitz, one of the kibbutzim bordering Gaza are exposed to artillery and missile attacks, whether within the boundaries of their communities or while driving along local roads, including to and from their fields. In order to remedy the situation, KKL-INF, the regional council and the IDP have decided on a policy of planting trees that will serve as green buffers to protect residents and visitors to the area from artillery fire. Trees (eucalyptus species) and shrubs will be planted along the western boundaries of Holitz, along a Strip 270 meters long and I0 meters Wide, extending over a bit less than ’A acre (0.3 ha). Development elements include land reclamation, plantings (a row of shrubs backed by a row of tall trees) and irrigation until the plantings are viable. The shrubs will screen the lower areas and the tree canopies, the higher ones. ln addition, planting species of trees attractive to bees is being considered, thereby also increasing the production of honey and supporting the local economy.
TELFED JNF Memorial
This memorial was put in place as to serve the memory of South Africans that have fallen in the defense of Israel since the creation of the state in 1948. South Africans served in many important ways in as volunteers in the IDF. They were instrumental in designing the first radar stations for the army and also served as the first pilots and organizers in the air-force. In a non-military capacity they lent their skills as doctors and nurses as well as relieving kibbutz members so that they could serve on the front lines. The memorial is currently undergoing an exciting re-vamp and JNF is helping to fundraise in this effort so that their names are also remembered.