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Chayla's JNF-USA Spectacular Sunday Fundraising Page

Chayla Furlong

Chayla Furlong

I wasn't raised to be a Zionist. I didn't grow up in a household where Israel was a topic of conversation. I enjoyed Israeli film & food nights with my Jewish sorority sisters in college, but I knew nothing of Israel, other than that it was both the ancient and modern homeland of the Jewish people. It was where we came from, it was our birthplace; but I was a Jew living in the United States... so why focus on Israel? It seemed so far away.

After visiting Israel just once, I have to share that I truly believe in the physical connection of indigenous people to their homeland. Israel FELT like home. There wasn't a question, it was rooted somewhere deep in my body. I felt an overwhelming physical, emotional, and spiritual connection to the Jewish homeland. Suddenly, Israel became very important to me, and it became a priority in spite of the fact that it was thousands of miles away from my home in the United States.

From that moment, I knew I would eventually work in the Jewish and pro-Israel nonprofit space. It was important to me that I contribute to our people, both in Israel and across the diaspora. It was important to educate myself on our history and our homeland. It was important that I make an impact, even if that impact was from afar. The best way to support Israel and her citizens is through JNF-USA, and the critical work we do to ensure a strong, secure, and prosperous future for ALL of the people of Israel. Because of this, I not only work for JNF-USA, but I'm a donor, too.

So, I ask you to join me. Please help me support Jewish National Fund by making a contribution to my fundraiser and sharing this page with your family and friends. Every dollar we raise for JNF-USA during Spectacular Sunday will contribute to one of the greatest days in Jewish National Fund's fundraising history and will also be matched, up to $1.5 million, so your contribution will go twice as far. 

Our efforts will focus our signature programs that ignite Israeli innovation and industry, move population to Israel’s north and south by creating quality of life opportunities, ensure that no citizen is left behind, and connect the next generation to Israel through advocacy and education. Additionally, you can ask me how you can get involved too.

Join us! Watch live on Facebook or YouTube on September 12, 2021 from 7 - 9pm ET / 4pm - 6pm PT for an evening of comedy, music, celebrities, heartwarming stories, and more. 


Together, we can make a difference!


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