Story of Jewish National Fund told

DOWNEY - Alyse Golden Berkley, spokesperson for the Jewish National Fund, will be the guest speaker at Tuesday's meeting of the Ezra Center for Mature Adults. Registration begins at 9:45 a.m. at Temple Ner Tamid in Downey.Berkley's topic is "The Story of JNF, the Jewish National Fund: Past, Present and Future." The JNF was created in 1901 and incorporated in the United States in 1926 to support development in Israel. The organization's main focus areas are now ecology and planting trees; water development and conservation; tourism and recreation; and education. A catered kosher lunch will be served after the program at a cost of $6 for Ezra members and $7 for non-members. ********** Published: January 16, 2009 - Volume 7 - Issue 39