JNF UK works to advance all aspects of life in Israel’s underdeveloped south. From improving education and welfare to boosting employment and healthcare, JNF UK aims to draw new life to the Negev and improve the lives of those who call the region home.

With help from our supporters, we have dramatically enhanced the lives of countless people in the region, and continue to work tirelessly to transform the lives of many more.

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Rosh Hashanah Appeal 2021

This Rosh Hashanah JNF UK is raising funds for a vital and ambitious project: helping to build a brand new, rocket-proof high school in Sderot. Please support our appeal to ensure the children get the safe education they deserve.  Read More

Project: Connected

Israel is home to the world’s largest Holocaust survivor community. Still scarred by the horrors they experienced over 70 years ago, sadly many now face financial hardship and extreme solitude. Through Project Connected, JNF UK is working hard to tackle the problem of loneliness by bringing teenagers and survivors together... Read More

Yad Tamar

In 2009, the Yad Tamar organisation was established, Tamar’s vision was to assist cancer patients and their families by strengthening and reinforcing their emotional and economic status. Over the years professionals and volunteers have dedicated their time to be a support unit for those suffering with this illness. Read More

Al-Sayyid Bedouin High School

Al-Sayyid is a Bedouin village located in between Arad and Be'er Sheva. It is home to approximately 5,000 residents. The demographics in Al-Sayyid are notable for two main reasons, first because half of the village’s population are under the age of 18 and second because Al-Sayyid is known to have the highest rate of hearing-impaired and deaf citizens in the whole world... Read More

Mitzpe Ramon Music Studio

The Mitzpe Ramon music studio will create a space in the south of Israel that will develop local musical culture for adults and children alike. A vibrant Israeli music scene is emerging out of the development towns of the south, so this new facility located in Mitzpe Ramon will provide local musicians with professional equipment and resources to create, practice and upgrade their musical skills. The studio will enrich their creativity and facilitate their cultural development. Read More

Amit High School Renovation, Kiryat Malachi

Amit is one of the most run-down high-schools in Kiryat Malachi. The school caters for 405 students in grades 7 to 12, many of whom come from underprivileged backgrounds. Some of the buildings are extremely old and dilapidated without functioning air conditioning (an essential in desert towns). We have an ambitious project to create a pleasant and respectable learning environment by renewing the school’s buildings and facilities. This will have the additional benefit of showing the students that they are worthy of respect and investment, helping them break the cycle of poverty and expand their opportunities. Read More

Ofanim Mobile Classroom

Many children growing up in the Negev region do not have access to quality science education. Ofanim is an organisation which has developed a unique and clever response to this problem by creating mobile laboratories built into old buses. These vehicles are able to travel to remote communities accompanied by teachers of the highest abilities so that local children can enjoy high quality education and extra-curricular activities. Read More

Green Sunday Appeal 2017 – Renovating 44 Kindergartens

This Green Sunday 2017, JNF UK has committed to helping 44 kindergartens in need of renovation all across the Negev, including in Yerucham, Kiryat Malachi, Be’er Sheva and Arad. Two of them look after children with special needs. These local communities are sadly under-resourced and unable to provide the best for their children. Read More

Young Adult Centre, Kiryat Malachi

Promoting social mobility in a development town by providing services and guidance to young adults to encourage higher education, career development, and community engagement. Read More