$5 From Each Sale Will Go To The Non-Profit
NEW YORK — June 2, 2011 — Hal Linden, the Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor, famous for his television role as Barney Miller is finally realizing a lifelong dream: recording a CD. But staying true to his other passions he has not forgotten Jewish National Fund (JNF) at this exciting time.
When Linden fans purchase It’s Never Too Late on www.hallinden.net/jnf $5 from each sale will be donated to JNF. Linden has been JNF’s national spokesperson since 1998.
The CD includes Broadway and film tunes, classic pop songs, as well as jazz standards and favorites from the American Songbook that Linden, a classically trained clarinetist recorded over a period of three decades in various settings -- large and small studios, with big bands and combos, in locations from New York to Los Angeles — a variety that reflects his diverse musical and theatrical background.
Linden and his late wife Frances both worked with JNF and gave generously to the organization, together designating a major gift for a reservoir to help Israel’s water crisis, in honor of his parents Charles and Frances Lipshitz.
“From the day he came to America from Lithuania, my father devoted his life to the creation of the State of Israel, co-founding a Zionist support group, which exists to this day,” Linden says. “When I was asked to be a part of JNF, I saw the opportunity to carry on my father’s dream.
“My association with JNF reminds me that there is something to be done for my community and the world.”
With the new CD, Linden, who celebrated his 80th birthday March 20, proves it is never too late to reach for our dreams.
Jewish National Fund (JNF) began in 1901 collecting coins in blue boxes to purchase land and return the Jewish people to their homeland. In over 109 years, JNF has evolved into a global environmental leader and become the central address for partnering with the land and people of Israel. JNF has planted 250 million trees; built over 1,000 parks and recreational areas; constructed security roads; educated students around the world about Israel; created new communities so that Jews from around the world would have a place to call home; discovered new means of growing plants under arid conditions, bringing green to the desert; and built over 220 reservoirs and water recycling centers, increasing Israel’s water supply by 12%. Today, JNF is supporting Israel’s newest generation of pioneers by bringing life to the Negev Desert, Israel’s last frontier.
A United Nations NGO, JNF sponsors international conferences on desertification, shares afforestation techniques, and funds research on arid land management. JNF is a registered 501(c)(3) organization and continuously earns top ratings from charity overseers. For more information on JNF, call 888-JNF-0099 or visit www.jnf.org.