Canadian Young Professionals Visit Gaza Border Communities

The Future Young Professionals Mission of JNF Canada is touring all around Israel and visiting JNF Canada projects. We join them for a day in Israel's Gaza Border towns.

July 14, 2016 17:32
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Canadian Young Professionals Visit Gaza Border Communities. (photo credit: KKL-JNF)


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JNF Canada’s Future Young Professional Mission arrived in Israel for a tour of the whole country. The young people are from different parts of Canada including Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. For some of them, it was their first trip to Israel. For others, who have been in Israel before, it was a chance to get to know another side of the country.

“Our aim is to bring young professionals to Israel, connect them to the land and show them what JNF Canada is doing here,” said Josh Cooper, the Executive Director of JNF Canada.

In their journey from north to south, the mission from Canada visited all kinds of sites in the Galilee and in the Golan, toured Masada and Ein Gedi, planted trees in Tzora Forest and visited the Israel Air Force base in Tel Nof. They also spent time in Jerusalem and in Tel Aviv. In the course of their trip, they toured many sites developed jointly with JNF Canada such as the Hula Lake Park, the Teddy Park in Jerusalem and the new residential developments in Halutza.

“This is my first time in Israel, and I’m falling in love with the country,” said Susan Anderson from Oakville, Ontario. “Israel is very different than how it’s described in the media. It’s such a diverse country, from the forests in the north to the desert in the south, and the people here are 

“It’s important for me to be connected to Israel, because I believe in this country,” said Shlomo Lupovich, 33, from Montreal. “It’s an amazing place to be. It’s a thriving and happening place, and it’s very impressive to see how Israel uses every piece of land and every drop of water so efficiently. It sets a great example for the whole world, which can learn so much from Israel.”

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