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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Urban Forests

JNF UK is delighted to offer you the opportunity to plant mature trees in cities and towns. Trees make urban environments healthier and more pleasant. They provide much needed shade and shelter, particularly in arid desert towns where the sun can be punishingly hot for citizens of all ages. Trees also help remove carbon dioxide, dust and other gaseous toxins from the air in built up areas. 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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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

JNF UK is Building Yerucham

Yerucham, a development town in the Negev, has high levels of unemployment and there is a distinct lack of infrastructure. JNF UK is working on a number of projects in order to help improve the lives of the residents and to make Yerucham a more attractive place to settle, Read More

JNF UK Business Valley

Building a state-of-the-art Business Hub bringing high paid Job opportunities to the heart of the Negev to revitalise the economy and raise living standards. Read More

Derech Eretz Leadership Programme

Derech Eretz is a leadership programme providing marginalised youth aged 17–21 the opportunity for life-changing growth and development throughout all three stages of service in the Israel Defense Forces (pre-army support and preparation, ongoing mentorship during service and post-army guardianship). Read More

HaShomer HaChadash

HaShomer HaChadash, is a grassroots organisation helping farmers and ranchers in the Negev and the Galilee safeguard their land. HaShomer HaChadash works to ensure a stronger Jewish presence, inspire a sense of mutual responsibility among the Jewish people and create a stronger and more just society. Read More