Jersusalem Day 2017 Being Celebrated by Columbus Travelers
The country’s largest synagogue contingent in Israel this week to celebrate Jerusalem Day hails from Columbus. Congregation Torat Emet members, together with thousands of Israelis, look forward to demonstrating solidarity with the city on May 24. The international community has never approved the reunification of Jerusalem under Israeli sovereignty, and many countries still don’t recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The Foundation’s Helen Zelkowitz JNF Endowment is hosting a special event for the Columbus travelers spotlighting the accomplishments of the Jewish National Fund. JNF has planted over 240 million trees in Israel since 1901, built 180 dams and reservoirs, developed 250,000 acres, and established more than 1,000 parks.