Aryeh’s winning design for the Blue Box

February 14, 2019 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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Aryeh Berkovits was presented with the new JNF NSW Blue Box produced with a new graphic he designed.

Aryeh Berkowitz and his art teach Ms Waugh

Aryeh is an eighth-year student at Sydney’s Kesser Torah College.

Earlier last year, JNF NSW invited the community to take part in designing the next Blue Box. The JNF ‘Design Our Next Blue Box Competition’ gave participants the opportunity to have their design produced as the 2019 Blue Box.

For over a century, money raised in Blue Boxes has assisted Zionist pioneers in their efforts to build the infrastructure of a modern, thriving state. The Blue Box is a symbol of JNF’s efforts to develop the land, plant forests, create parks, prepare soil for agriculture and settlement, carve out new roads, build water reservoirs, and help establish new communities.

But the Blue Box is more than just a fundraising device. From the beginning, it has been used as an important educational vehicle, forging the bond between the Jewish People and their ancient homeland. It’s placement in every Jewish home, school, restaurant and synagogue is a powerful symbol of Jewish unity, and a reminder of the part every Jew can play in strengthening Eretz Israel.

The competition allowed the community to be educated on the symbolism and importance of the Blue Box, its history in helping to establish the state of Israel, and the value in giving, all playing a part in continuing to strengthen Israel for years to come.

Aryeh Berkovits’s winning design has been produced on the JNF NSW Blue Box and will be distributed state wide.

Gabbie Budai, JNF Executive Director, said: “The design a Blue Box competition was a wonderful vehicle for our youth to engage and connect with Israel”

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