(photo credit: KKL-JNF)
Medinol Forest, which includes a disabled-accessible recreation area, was established in Shoresh Forest as the result of acollaboration between KKL-JNF and the Medinol surgical equipment company. “Planting a tree is a life-giving act, and this is precisely what we are concerned with,” said Yehudit Richter, Director General of Medinol. “KKL-JNF is our partner here as it gives life to trees and nature.”
Yehudit and Kobi Richter, who own Medinol, have been involved with KKL-JNF for fifteen years. Every time a child is born to one of the family or to a member of the staff, a tree is added in the name of the newborn; special events are marked in the same way, and so far a total of four thousand trees have been planted. Today Medinol donates to the forest, which includes a disabled-accessible recreation area, and which can also serve as a venue for special events and social get-togethers. Medinol Forest is situated on Command Post Hill 15, which was captured by the Palmach’s Harel Brigade exactly sixty-five years ago, in May 1948. Today the area is a favorite family recreation site amid natural surroundings, attracting visitors not just from Jerusalem and its environs but from all over Israel.
Its convenient location between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem has contributed to its popularity; this is an ideal spot for a site named after Medinol, a company that has focal points of activity in both cities.
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