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JNF University (JNFU) will engage and energize young leaders who are committed and passionate about Israel.

JNFU was developed for individuals on campus to offer programming and events, missions to Israel and forums with young Jewish leaders. JNFU will bring educational speakers to your campus in order to inform students and give them the tools needed to positively showcase Israel. JNFU is an added value for students that will teach them what Israel has accomplished through fun and innovative initiatives.

What Students are saying about JNFU:

“Through JNFU I will be able to strengthen my connection to Israel and meet students across the country that share my interests. I also hope to present Israel to my school campus in a way that disputes the negative stereotypes associated with it.” – Joshua Clarke, University of Western Ontario

“I can’t wait to get started with JNFU! I look forward to being able to educate others about Israel with these informative webinars. I am very excited and grateful to know that JNF will always be there, prepared to give all the resources needed to make sure that students are always informed and educated about Israel. I am most excited to know that JNFU will be focusing on Israel as a whole – the culture, the innovations, the beauty, which is what Israel is all about!”  – Liel Miron-Halyo, University of Guelph

“I am excited to be a part of JNF’s new initiative catered towards university students. I see JNFU as a way to better connect students on campuses to the bigger picture. When students attend university, they often lose track of what is going outside the school’s walls, i.e. what important progress is being made in the world, and how our politics, culture, and life evolves. JNFU will work to maintain a relationship between Jewish students, and their religion and homeland by bringing in speakers and hosting unique events. As a part of JNFU’s preliminary year at Western University, I cannot wait to help shape this program and start building stronger ties between students and Israel.” – Rebecca Hoffer, University of Western Ontario

“JNFU is truly a unique and amazing aspect of JNF. It gives university students the chance to be involved in JNF at a level that appeals to them on campus. JNFU is a refreshing change from many of the organizations that you see on campus. Instead of just defending Israel, JNFU will showcase to students why we should be celebrating Israel as well. I cannot wait for JNFU’s inaugural year, and all of the amazing programming and opportunities it will provide to students on campuses across Canada.” – Noa Zaifman, University of Western Ontario

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JNFU Leadership Development Program

JNFU Leadership Development Program

The JNFU Leadership Development Program will span 8 months (September to May), and consist of 4 elements that will collectively build students to be ambassadors of Israel and JNF, providing them with the knowledge and resources needed to positively represent Israel on campus.

Each month, students will participate in an educational webinar where they will learn about issues pertaining to the State of Israel and how JNF-KKL is responding to them. In conjunction with Hillel, students will be responsible for planning and executing social and educational events on campus. JNFU leaders will be strategically paired with successful young professionals, community leaders, who will be able to guide them over the course of the leadership development program.

Students who complete the program will participate in a social justice mission in Israel (May 3-12, 2016) that will give them the opportunity to witness and partake in the extraordinary work of JNF-KKL in Israel.

The JNFU Leadership Development Program is being offered on every campus across Canada and is designed to be an added value to already existing student groups.

Deadline to register is Friday, October 9, 2015.

Apply To The JNFU Leadership Development Program


Program opportunities for campuses are:

– Tu Bi’Shevat Seders
– Alternative Spring Break
– Volunteer Opportunities in Israel
– Educational Speakers
– Campus Leadership Development Program
– Mentoring Programs
– Networking Events


If you would like more information, please contact Anna Kos, Campus & Young Leadership Coordinator, at anna.kos@jnf.ca or call 1.866.775.1563.

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