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-Wine on the Vine will help you out by planting a grapevine in your choice of several vineyards in Israel. For under $20 you can dedicate an honorary vine to your person (or hey, yourself) and have it planted for you-a portion of your moolah will be donated to charitable causes (schools, social justice organizations) and you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing you contributed a little more oxygen to the atmosphere and a little more grape juice to an industrious winery.



-Solomon Souza, in his new role as artist-in-residence for The Israel Innovation Fund, puts pomegranates and grapes at the center of his New Year series

the-jerusalem-postALIYAH 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.

“Israel is cool and sexy and holy and fun. It’s the creative state,” he says. “It’s not your bubbe’s Zionism. It’s about ‘Fauda,’ it’s about Gal Gadot. We are ‘Wonder Woman’ Zionism.””

“…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 new Zionism will focus less on statecraft and more on expansive creativity. Put another way: Zionism’s last century was about creating the conditions for Jewish survival in a sovereign state; its next century will be about thriving, building outward, and sharing with the world….”


-““The image of Israel is (that of) an intolerant, religious and violent country which is ridden with conflict. We need to change this conversation,” said Michael Oren, deputy minister at the Prime Minister’s Office at the launch of TIIF’s signature project, Wine on the Vine, last Thursday in Tel Aviv.”


-“TIIF executes its vision by highlighting cultural initiatives – film, art and wine – and showing how they can enhance the Zionist enterprise.”


-” 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.”


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