Each year, KKL-JNF holds a national interschool quiz for fifth and sixth grade students on Zionism, heritage, and people and their environment. Students study and prepare for the quiz using workbooks on basic concepts together with online games. The quiz has three stages: competition between local schools, regional competition, and the final, national competition. The children who participate must learn comprehensive information about topics included in the quiz.
Each year, the winning school from the previous year hosts the national quiz. Since last year's quiz winners were Alon Fineberg and Shachar Tzoran from the Mevo'ot School in Be'er Tuvia, this year the Be'er Tuvia Regional Council hosted the quiz. Mr. Dror Shor, head of the Regional Council, greeted the finalists, and thanked the KKL-JNF for the important project, which helps students become familiar with Israeli history and ecology.
KKL-JNF's Deputy Chairman Gael Grunewald read a portion from the Midrash that expresses the relationship between Man and Nature.
"… Behold my works, how beautiful they are. All that I have created is within your domain. Take care, therefore, that you do not destroy My world, for if you do, there will be no one else to set it right after you." (Ecclesiastes Rabbah 7).
Shor added, "This is the message that the KKL-JNF wishes to convey to people in Israel and throughout the world. Preserve nature and we will preserve Israel and the world."
The master of ceremonies, Mr. Izzy Man, asked the contestants complex questions that required depth of knowledge, understanding, and familiarity with numerous topics. During short interludes, the actor Yonatan Porat presented short, entertaining skits about people and places that appeared in the quiz.