Forget Trees, Plant Wine Vines

“If your significant other is a wine person, or a tree-hugging hippie, or both, and you’re looking for a Valentine’s Day gesture that your special someone won’t see coming-have you considered having a grapevine planted in their honor? Neither had I! But it’s a sweet idea, no?”

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Talking shop over a crisp glass of Chardonnay

The “Wonder Women + Wine” event was held by “Wine on the Vine,” a flagship project of The Israel Innovation Fund (TIIF), a nonprofit with a vision to “reignite the Zionist spirit and meet the needs of Jewish civilization in the 21st century by connecting people around the world through the vibrancy and creativity of contemporary Israeli culture.”

Israeli Vineyards on the Frontline of Cultural Zionism

“..It is the job of a new generation of Zionists who are driven to counter misinformed international media and the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement that uses an anti-Israel agenda to pressure ordinary people as well as celebrities from associating with or supporting Israel.”


Mahane Yehuda graffiti artist tackles Rosh Hashanah themes

“There’s a cornucopia of ruby red pomegranates, purple grapes and arched windows in Solomon Souza’s series of Rosh Hashanah images, created by the self-taught artist for The Israel Innovation Fund, the organization that creates cultural programs to showcase Israeli life.”

Aliyah of the mind

“The future of our people depends on every Jew building their deeper Zionist mental muscles, learning Hebrew, immersing in our history, and then creating communities of action.”

The New Zionist Plants Vines, Not Trees

“Injecting new blood into Zionism was the impetus for The Israel Innovation Fund (TIIF), a nonprofit Bellos founded last year to highlight Israeli culture. He points to both demographics and the Jewish state’s evolving image when he asserts that North America has lost its crown to Israel as the center of the Jewish world.”


Rebooting Zionism with wine and weed

“When a computer malfunctions, sometimes all you gotta do is give it a quick reboot. That is the take of Adam Bellos, CEO of The Israel Innovation Fund, on how Jews around the world should support the Jewish state. But, for some reason, they’ve continued to work from a 20th-century playbook to tackle 21st-century problems.”

Reinventing Zionism with wine and vines

“Israelis are known worldwide for their strides in creating innovative technologies. Now, a group of them is creating a new way of investing in the so-called Startup Nation that will appeal to the younger generations. “

Zionism and the changing global structure

“What should Israel’s role be in the coming century – not just for Jews, but for the world? A century that began with terrorism and the tech bubble, and will likely see economic upheaval resulting from automation and artificial intelligence, and societal upheaval from the shattering of national and communal identities – this is the world that a Jewish state must find its place in if it is to survive.”

The Israel Innovation Fund, a new kind of non-profit, offers US students real-world internship experience

“Innovative internship program not only gives students a taste of Israeli culture and work life, but also helps spread the word about what the Jewish state has to offer.”

Fostering the future of Israeli society

“Fostering the future of Israeli society by reinventing the way non-profits work”


Israeli wine, art and music provides ‘cultural foreplay’

“Through cutting-edge contemporary culture, lifestyle and travel, young diaspora Jews and non-Jews are discovering new ways to personally connect to the Israeli experience in ways that go far beyond conflict and survival,”

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