WHAT IS GREEN SUNDAY?
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?
More than half of Israeli families struggle with some level of food insecurity. Hunger is a real problem for young and old, those without jobs and even for some in employment. This Green Sunday is taking place from Sunday January 21 – Sunday 28 January and we will be raising vital funds to combat hunger in some of the Negev’s poorest communities.
We have selected a number of key organisations who are improving the lives of thousands of Israelis, simply by providing them with healthy, nourishing food. These include two soup kitchens in Be’er Sheva and Eilat, which serve hundreds of sandwiches and hot meals each week, as well as SAHI, an organisation which makes and distributes weekly food parcels to 200 families in Kiryat Malachi and Kiryat Gat.
HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?
We are looking for volunteers to help with this year’s fundraising event. All we need is a minimum of 3 hours of your time between Sunday 21 January and Sunday 28 January. If you love Israel, have a great telephone manner, are passionate and enthusiastic, we would love you to join us in helping as many people as we can in Israel out of hunger.
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.