In honor of Giving Tuesday (Dec. 3), every gift made to Jewish National Fund-USA (JNF-USA) will be matched thanks to the generous contributions of the Gene & Marlene Epstein Humanitarian Fund, Bernice Friedman and Drs. Toby and Mort Mower (up to $1.25 million).

“As we approach Dec. 31, many of us are thinking of ways to maximize our tax-deductible giving,” said JNF-USA president Dr. Sol Lizerbram. “Giving Tuesday comes at the perfect time for those considering donating to JNF-USA, especially as their donation will be matched. As in previous years, we expect to see the majority of donations made through our website at jnf.org and via our Facebook page; however, we are also hosting many community events throughout the country where our partners can make a gift in person while meeting inspirational change-makers from the U.S. and Israel.”

Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and their world. Giving Tuesday was launched in 2012 as a simple idea: to create a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate and celebrate generosity.

JNF-USA is the leading philanthropic organization for Israel that supports critical environmental and nation-building activities in Israel’s north and south. Through its One Billion Dollar Roadmap for the Next Decade, JNF-USA is building housing sites in Israel’s north and south, providing fire trucks and stations, planting trees, creating employment opportunities, developing water infrastructure and delivering ongoing therapeutic, emotional and psychological assistance. In addition, JNF-USA is boosting tourism, building medical centers, preserving heritage sites, supporting people with special needs and funding groundbreaking research centers.

JNF-USA also recognizes that inspiring and engaging the next generation is vital. JNF-USA’s Israel Continuum is connecting and growing the future leaders in communities across the U.S. through JNFuture, Alternative Break, Campus Fellows, My Israel Tree, Sababa Society Fellowship and the Alexander Muss High School, an American semester abroad program in Israel that prepares students for academic excellence in college. Together, these initiatives strengthen the connection between Israel and school students, college students and young professionals.

“If you care about Israel, its people and its future, there’s nowhere better to give on Giving Tuesday than JNF-USA. Not only is your donation 100% tax-deductible, you can also rest assured your gift is going to a consistently top-rated nonprofit with accreditation from Charity Navigator and the Better Business Bureau,” said Lizerbram.

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