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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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

ROSH HASHANAH APPEAL 2018 – BUILDING HOPE FOR SOME OF ISRAEL’S MOST VULNERABLE PEOPLE

During Rosh Hashanah, while we enjoy spending quality time with our loved ones, it becomes even more fitting that we should address the debilitating poverty hampering the lives of far too many Israeli families. Amongst the flourishing Israeli towns, there are still pockets of people experiencing extreme poverty. Unable to buy food, medicine and cover essential household expenses, daily life for some is an impossible burden. Read More

Renovation of Veteran Olim Social Clubs in Arad and Ashkelon

Over the past couple of decades, thousands of olim from former Soviet Union have chosen Arad and Ashkelon as their homes. Most of these olim are now elderly and many of them are Second World War veterans and holocaust survivors. They have a strong sense of community and depend mostly on each other for social connections. Unfortunately many of them suffer from loneliness... Read More

Raphael House Soup Kitchen, Eilat

Eilat is known to many in the UK as a luxury holiday resort, but like many cities there is a lot of poverty that remains invisible to most foreign tourists. Every day, many children go to school hungry, while adults of all ages also struggle to eat. Even those in full time employment can find it hard to make ends meet by the end of the month and consequently struggle to afford basic food. Read More

Tenufa Bakehila – Supporting low-income families in Kiryat Gat

Tenufa Bakehila (Building Hope) is an Israeli not-for-profit organisation supporting families living in poverty by providing urgent home repairs and social care assistance. Operating in eight cities throughout Israel, the organisation has worked in over 4,000 homes during the last 23 years. JNF UK is working in partnership with Tenufa Bakehila to expand the services they offer in Kiryat Gat in the Northern Negev. Read More