Green Israel Tree Planting
M1 Bank is proud to support HaYovel in the Green Israel Tree Planting initiative. This initiative aims to repopulate the hills of Judea and Samaria with many species of native trees. Ha Yovel wants you to make a difference and be immersed in Israel’s rich history. This organization aims to make affordable and enriching trips to Israel accessible to Christians everywhere.
Firstly, HaYovel brings Christians to Israel to serve the land and people. Because of this mission, volunteers are able to connect to the land of their faith. Furthermore, this organization helps to restore Christian Jewish relations, and confirm Israel’s right to their ancestral homeland. After serving in Israel, volunteers return to their homes with a renewed sense of purpose and a strengthened faith.
The Story of HaYovel’s Founding
In 2004, a Christian farmer from Tennessee met Nir Lavi, an Israeli, Orthodox Jewish, vineyard owner. Little did they know, this meeting would begin a movement that has lasted years. Nir’s vineyards are located in Samaria, the biblical heartland of Israel, a place many incorrectly refer to as the West Bank.
Nir took Tommy to the edge of his fledgling vineyard and opened his Bible to Jeremiah 31:5: “You shall again plant vineyards on the mountains of Samaria, the planters shall plant and eat them as ordinary food.”
Since that day fifteen years ago, HaYovel has hosted more than 3,000 Christians in Israel’s biblical heartland.
HaYovel has experienced the blessing of aligning with God’s restorative work in Israel through serving the pioneering Jewish farmers in Israel’s biblical heartland. Realizing that this blessing was meant for the world, Tommy started HaYovel (Hebrew for “the Jubilee”), bringing Christians to Israel for volunteer programs and casting a vision of focused, biblical faith that they could take with them back to their home countries.