Jewish National Fund

Halutza Sports and Lacrosse Field

Through my involvement with the Jewish National Fund, I have the opportunity to build the first all-purpose sports field in an area located near the border of Gaza and Egypt, called Halutza. The 2018 Lacrosse World games were held in Israel and the sport is becoming very popular there.  I am spearheading this project because it combines two of my deepest passions: Lacrosse/sports and the State of Israel.

What is Halutza? In 2005, families were evacuated from the Gush Katif communities of Atzmona and Netzarim during Israel’s disengagement from Gaza. And while a group of these families could have relocated to Be’er Sheva or another established city, they chose another option: They would build a new community where literally nothing had stood before. Located in the Northwest Negev, a kilometer from the Gaza border, Halutza was a barren desert—sand dunes were its most prominent feature. But in cooperation with the Jewish National Fund (JNF), Halutza’s pioneers laid roads, created an infrastructure, brought in prefabricated temporary housing, erected hundreds of greenhouses, planted crops, and built fields of solar energy panels. Today, Halutza has grown from its 30 founding families to 2,500 families in the region, in three communities: Naveh, Bnei Netzarim, and Shlomit. Kids make up 68% of the population in the area–1500 and growing.  Despite the challenges of living in a volatile border zone, residents remain committed to building a future there.  It is now time to bring sports to the children of Halutza.

Please join me in this incredible opportunity to change the landscape of Israel and improve the lives of those who live in the Gaza envelope. Naming opportunities available*

Checks for can be mailed to the below (include RN190152 on your check):

Jewish National Fund
Attn: Sarah Azizi, Halutza Field
78 Randall Ave, Rockville Centre, NY 11570