Sunday 9 February was Green Sunday, JNF’s annual Tu-B’shvat appeal, which traditionally raises funds to go towards greening Israel. This year, however, due to the devastating bush fires in Australia, 50% of the funds raised will be directed locally to supporting wildlife and nature recovery efforts through the JNF & WWF Restoration Support Program.

The other 50% of the Green Sunday donations will go towards the completion of a much-needed outdoor education classroom at Merchav Am, to be utilized by over 500 residents, as well as many tour groups, including this year’s Shorashim group, that travel through the Negev region each year. 

Every year Carmel High School students are encouraged to volunteer their time at the Jewish Centre and make calls to the community. And this year they did not disappoint. Almost 30 students from Years 9 – 12 gave up their time on Sunday to make the phone calls that will make a difference.

JNF WA thanks Carmel High School students and staff, including Shula Lazar, Tanya Tairy, and Debra Karro, as well as representatives from AUJS, Bnei Akiva and Habonim Dror youth movements for doing their part to support Green Sunday.

JNF WA would also like to thank all the students in the Primary School who brought in a Gold Coin to school on Monday to support JNF’s Tu B’shevat Green Sunday Appeal. This appeal represents our community at its best, working together to help Israel and our local community to rehabilitate and thrive.