For over 30 years JNF UK has run Green Sunday – the UK’s first and biggest telethon raising funds for Israel. During Green Sunday, Israel supporters of all ages come together under one roof, and get on the phones to raise money for JNF UK projects in Israel. Our mammoth fundraiser, which takes place once a year has become synonymous within the Jewish Community, who during Green Sunday know that they should expect a call!
HOW DID IT START?
The iconic Green Sunday telethon was established in Manchester over thirty years ago. A JNF committee raising money to plant trees in Israel brought together volunteers from the community to make telephone calls during the Sunday closest to Tu Bishvat (the festival of trees).
Decades later, Green Sunday is still going strong, though it’s not trees we’re raising money for — nowadays JNF UK raises funds for vital projects in the Negev which directly touch the lives of many thousands of people.
WHAT ARE WE RAISING MONEY FOR THIS YEAR?
This Green Sunday is taking place on Sunday 9 February 2020 and JNF UK is raising money to build sports facilities in Israel’s neglected peripheries. We believe that everyone there has the right to a happy, healthy childhood – and being able to play sports is a key part of that.
JNF UK’s volunteers play a massive role in the day – we literally can’t do it without you!
HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?
We are always looking for volunteers to help with Green Sunday. If you love Israel, have a great telephone manner, are passionate and enthusiastic, we would love you to join us.
To register your interest call 020 8732 6100, email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in your details below and we will be in touch.