Plant a Tree in Israel

As the Jewish people began to return to Zion, Israel’s ancient homeland had lain fallow for nearly 2,000 years, almost completely deprived of trees and cultivated crops. However, the Land promised to the children of Abraham is once again beginning to prosper; trees are being planted, and the fruit of the land is flourishing. The LORD speaks to us in Isaiah 55:13 regarding the land of Israel, “Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree; and it shall be to the LORD for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.”

Many donate trees as gifts for holidays and special occasions, some as memorials for loved ones, and others simply for the joy of blessing Israel. Donors will receive a certificate for each tree that is planted, which will include the donor’s name, the occasion for the gift, and the tree’s location. (See the example below.) Additionally, when planting a tree through For Zion’s Sake, part of the donation goes directly to help the overwhelming financial and physical needs of the Olim (new immigrants returning home from the Diaspora).

(Example of certificate text)  “Two trees have been planted in Israel in loving memory of Joseph Brown by Mary Brown”

Yes! I would like to help plant a tree.