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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Israel Under Attack

We are devastated by the tragic events unfolding in Israel, and our thoughts and prayers are with all the people in Israel. The crisis has left numerous lives shattered, homes destroyed, and communities in turmoil. For over 15 years, JNF UK has been the main UK Israel Charity working tirelessly to develop the Negev, building and strengthening the new and existing communities there, so that they can grow and thrive. Read More

Green Sunday 2023- Empowering Change campaign

JNF UK and Osim Shchuna (Building Neighbourhoods) are working in some of Israel’s most neglected neighbourhoods, nurturing and empowering youth to become local leaders and agents of change, promoting a spirit of volunteering and residential responsibility, building community commitment and strength. That is why this Green Sunday we are asking for your support to continue our work within these neighbourhoods; building community hubs that bring people together, establish Night Watch programmes that help keep neighbourhoods safe and reduce crime, renovate bomb shelters that provide a safe haven, and inspire the youth to become the change they wish to see in their community. 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

SAHI

Like so many charities, SAHI started with a vision by a single person - Oded Weiss. In 1999, he came up with the idea of recruiting young local volunteers to collect and then distribute food to those who needed it. A core principle was that donations should be made anonymously... Read More

Simcha Layeled

Simcha Layeled is a non-profit organisation in Israel which provides support to children with severe physical disabilities yet normal cognitive capabilities. Their aim is to allow these children to overcome their disabilities and become contributing members of society. Read More

DIY Volunteering Project

Volunteers have played an integral role in the building of Israel and are a key component in the success of JNF UK’s work and the future of the Jewish state. As a result, JNF UK is promoting a professional volunteering programme, across Israel. This innovative scheme enlists volunteers... 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