This Summer We'll be Wearing KKL-JNF

Sunday, July 04, 2021 1:47 PM

Celebrate the summer with KKL-JNF! We have a whole host of events planned, including art exhibitions and workshops, night walks, family fun days and more - most of them free or for a nominal charge.  

 
Summer is in full swing, and KKL-JNF is offering a of diverse range activities throughout Israel for the general public.
 
KKL-JNF Public Relations Division Director Leah Fadida: "Come to our forests and enjoy diverse activities with us that are suitable for both children and adults. This is just the right time, after a long period of lockdowns and quarantines, to go out and breathe the fresh air in nature and to enjoy yourselves with us."

Family Happening at the Mirsham Farmhouse

Going back in time to the very beginnings of the Jewish people – we will celebrate with various workshops, archaeological findings, a workshop where we'll make grape juice including pressing grapes in a wine press, deciphering and experiencing writing in ancient Hebrew script, a performance for children, and more.
 
When? Monday, 25 Tammuz, 5781, July 5, 2021 at 17:00
Where? Moran Forest
Fee: NIS 10 per family
Please register in advance by phone on 1-800-350-550 (Israel only), by email at moked1@kkl.org.il  or online at salkkl.kkl.org.il
 
 

Heroism & Rebirth – Escape Path Walk and Singalong

We will go for a walk on the escape path that crosses through the heart of the forest and tells the story of the "Escape Movement" – the Zionist organization that was responsible for bringing Holocaust survivors from Europe to Israel. We will conclude at a public singalong, where will we sing songs of the homeland and the illegal immigration.
 
When? Wednesday, 5 Av, 5781, July 14, 2021, July 14, 2021 at 16:15
Where? Hof HaCarmel (Carmel Coast) Forest
Fee: NIS 10 per family
Please register in advance by phone on 1-800-350-550 (Israel only), by email at moked1@kkl.org.il  or online at salkkl.kkl.org.il

 

Israeli Poets' Festival at Metulla

The public is invited to the Israeli Poets' Festival, a cultural celebration with a wealth of cultural events including poetry, music, encounters and fascinating dialogues between poetry lovers and poets and authors from all the different shades of Hebrew poetry and literature. Updates are available at the Israeli Poets' Festival website at https://www.confederationhouse.org.
During the festival, enjoy the KKL-JNF Photography Archive exhibition: "First Fruits – Shavuot in Black and White", and guided tours led by KKL-JNF at the Spring Park in Metula and the Dadu Observation Point (details on the exhibition and the tours at the KKL-JNF website).
 
When? Thursday – Saturday, 21–23 Tammuz 5781, July 1-3, 2021
Free of charge
No need to register

 

Window to the Scenery

A drawing workshop at a breathtaking observation point in the forest. The workshop includes a tour and painting on an easel with professional guidance. Drawing supplies  will be provided onsite.
 
When? Friday, 7 Av, 5781, July 16, 2021 at 10:00
Where? British Park
Fee: NIS 10 per participant
Please register in advance by phone on 1-800-350-550 (Israel only), by email at moked1@kkl.org.il  or online at salkkl.kkl.org.il
 
 
When? Friday, 14 Av, 5781, July 23, 2021 at 10:00
Where? Canada Park
Fee: NIS 10 per participant
Please register in advance by phone on 1-800-350-550 (Israel only), by email at moked1@kkl.org.il  or online at salkkl.kkl.org.il

 

Walking and Singing

We will go for a visit to a very unique forest that is unlike any other in Israel, where 350 different types of trees grow next to each other. We will hear the story of these special trees as told by storytelling and song.
 
When? Monday, 10 Av, 5781, July 19, 2021 at 17:00
When? Monday, 8 Elul, 5781, August 16, 2021 at 17:00
Where? Ilanot Forest
Fee: NIS 10 per participant
Please register in advance by phone on 1-800-350-550 (Israel only), by email at moked1@kkl.org.il  or online at salkkl.kkl.org.il

 

120 Years of Love – Tu B'Av in KKL-JNF Forests

KKL-JNF invites you for a unique experience and unforgettable evening in anticipation of Tu B'Av. We will assemble to celebrate love of nature under the moonlight by tours and song. We will enjoy a special drink for lovers and light refreshments.
 
In addition, as part of the Tu B'Av events, a nostalgic photography exhibition entitled "Hebrew Love" with historical photos of moving moments of couples from the time of the first settlements and the establishment of the state will be on display: a brave couple from the Shomrim movement, a couple who survived the Holocaust and found peace at Kibbutz Hulata, a wedding at an army base during the War of Independence, and more.
 
When? Thursday, 13 Av, 5781, July 22, 2021 at 19:00
Where? Kabri Archaeological Garden in the northern region
               Mitzpe Masua in British Park in the central region
               KKL-JNF offices at Gilat in the southern region
Fee: NIS 10 per participant
Please register in advance by phone on 1-800-350-550 (Israel only), by email at moked1@kkl.org.il  or online at salkkl.kkl.org.il

 

By the Light of Lanterns

We will go for a fun outing for families with lanterns at twilight, when the sun sets, ending when darkness descends on the forest. We will walk the forest paths, sense and learn about the forest nightlife, and we will hear fascinating stories and anecdotes that will accompany us during our visit. We will also hear about the forest and how it develops, and about KKL-JNF and how it works to prevent forest fires.
The outing is suitable for parents and children age 5 and up
Each family will be given one lantern.
The number of participants is limited. The duration of each outing is about 2.5 hours.
 

Northern Region:

  • When? Monday, 17 Av, 5781, July 26, 2021 at 19:00
    Where? Ahihud Forest

 

  • When? Tuesday, 18 Av, 5781, July 27, 2021 at 19:00
    Where? Ilanot Forest

 

  • When? Thursday, 27 Av, 5781, August 5, 2021 at 19:00 
    Where? Ilanot Forest

 

Central Region

  • When? Wednesday, 19 Av, 5781, July 28, 2021 at 19:00
    Where? Shoham Community Forest

       

  • When? Monday, 24 Av, 5781, August 2, 2021 at 19:00
    Where? Shoham Community Forest
 

Southern Region

  • When? Thursday, 20 Av, 5781, July 29, 2021 at 19:00
    Where? Nahal Beersheva Park

 

  • When?   Tuesday, 25 Av, 5781, August 3, 2021 at 19:00
    Where? Nahal Beersheva Park

 

  • When? Wednesday, 26 Av, 5781, August 4, 2021 at 19:00
    Where? Beit Keshet Forest
 
Fee: NIS 10 per participant
Please register in advance by phone on 1-800-350-550 (Israel only), by email at moked1@kkl.org.il  or online at salkkl.kkl.org.il
 

 

Music in the Forest

KKL-JNF invites you to assemble before nightfall to sing and listen to music amongst the trees.
 
When? Thursday, 11 Elul, 5781, August 19, 2021 at 20:00
Where? Ofer Forest
Fee: NIS 10 per participant
Please register in advance by phone on 1-800-350-550 (Israel only), by email at moked1@kkl.org.il  or online at salkkl.kkl.org.il

 

Ancient Arts Festival

The public is invited to an environmental festival on the topic of ancient arts that includes a choice of workshops, field characters, a photography station, activities for families and an artistic performance for children.
 
When? Tuesday, 25 Av, 5781, August 3, 2021 at 17:00 – 19:00
Where? Arad Park
Free of charge
Please register in advance by phone on 1-800-350-550 (Israel only), by email at moked1@kkl.org.il  or online at salkkl.kkl.org.il

 

110 Years Since Poet Leah Goldberg's Birth

We will meet in the forest for a day entirely devoted to the author and poetess Leah Goldberg. We will listen to stories that she wrote, we will watch a play with actors based on one of her works, we will sing songs and enjoy various activities and arts and crafts workshops.
 

Northern Region

When? Tuesday, 25 Av, 5781, August 3, 2021 at 16:00
Where? Blue Valley Park
 

Southern Region

When? Monday, 1 Elul, 5781, August 9, 2021 at 16:00
Where? Hamalachim Forest
 

Central Region

When? Thursday, 27 Av, 5781, August 5, 2021 at 16:00
Where? Communities (Mexico) recreation site, Ben Shemen Forest
 
 
Fee: NIS 10 per family
Please register in advance by phone on 1-800-350-550 (Israel only), by email at moked1@kkl.org.il  or online at salkkl.kkl.org.il

 

The Forest on Wheels

A fun riding experience on bicycles and an arts and crafts workshop in Zippori Forest on the bicycle trail encircling Shimshit.
 
When? Friday, 28 Av, 5781, August 6, 2021 at 10:00 – 14:00
Where? The Shimshit entrance to Zippori Forest
Fee: NIS 10 per participant
Please register in advance by phone on 1-800-350-550 (Israel only), by email at moked1@kkl.org.il  or online at salkkl.kkl.org.il

 

Music in the Forest

KKL-JNF invites you to assemble  before nightfall to sing and listen to music amongst the trees.
 
When? Monday, 1 Elul, 5781, August 9, 2021 at 20:00
Where? KKL-JNF Offices at Givat Yeshayahu
Fee: NIS 10 per participant
Please register in advance by phone on 1-800-350-550 (Israel only), by email at moked1@kkl.org.il  or online at salkkl.kkl.org.il

 

A Festive Summer at Mitzpe Gvulot

The public is invited to a happening marking KKL-JNF's 120th anniversary, including arts and crafts workshops, activities stands, music, activities for families and a colorful market selling local produce.
 
When? Thursday, 4 Elul, 5781, August 12, 2021 beginning at 18:00
Where? Mitzpe Gvulot
Free of charge
No need to register

 

Butterflies Festival

The public is invited to a butterfly festival that will include tours, plays, a butterfly garden, arts and crafts and more.
Participation is conditional on purchasing an entrance ticket to KKL-JNF's Agamon Hula Park.
 
When? During the month of August, updates at the KKL-JNF Forest Hotline, telephone: 1-800-350-550 (Israel only) or by email at moked1@kkl.org.il
Where? KKL-JNF Agamon Hula Park
No need to register

 

Movies at the Forest

Families with children are invited to a movie that will be screened in the forest.
 
When? Thursday, 11 Elul, 5781, August 19, 2021 at 19:30
              Wednesday, 17 Elul, 5781, August 25, 2021 at 19:30
Where? Hulda Forest
Fee:       NIS 10 per family
Please register in advance by phone on 1-800-350-550 (Israel only), by email at moked1@kkl.org.il  or online at salkkl.kkl.org.il

Accessibility Information

 
Information on accessibility suitability available at the KKL-JNF Forest Hotline, telephone: 1-800-350-550, by email at moked1@kkl.org.il or at our website: www.salkkl.org.il