Water Challenges

In Israel the most precious commodity is water and it is at risk. Find out how you can help.

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New England Guardian of Israel Award Breakfast

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ne goi 2013

September 17, 2013 7:45 am

Newton Marriott
2345 Commonwealth Avenue Newton, MA 02466
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Honoring Robert Abrams, Esq. and Robert Cohan, Esq.

Robert Abrams and Robert Cohan are esteemed attorneys and JNF Boston President Emeriti. They have shown outstanding commitment to the land of Israel and its people, and have helped JNF rise to new levels of recognition and awareness through their dedication.

Through its Blueprint Negev initiative, JNF recognized the development and expansion of Be’er Sheva, the capital of the Negev, as the key to making the Negev an attractive place for a new generation of Israelis to call home. This vast undertaking—that includes the Israeli government, the Be’er Sheva municipality and others—has begun to change the face of the city and private investors are joining in, investing tens of millions of dollars in residential and commercial areas. The centerpiece of JNF’s efforts in Be’er Sheva is the development of the 1,300-acre Be’er Sheva River Park, the largest metropolitan park in Israel. This innovative urban renewal project, modeled on the famous San Antonio River Walk and similar environmental reclamation projects, is becoming an anchor for tourism and commerce and is transforming Be’er Sheva into a green, vibrant, modern city.

Earthwork is underway at the site of the largest project within the park, a 23-acre man-made lake that, once fully funded, will be surrounded by 150 acres of parkland and ringed by a pedestrian and bike path, restaurants, shops, galleries, boat rentals, bird watching spots, and picnic areas. Hundreds of people will be able to enjoy this oasis every day—a miracle in the desert. It will undoubtedly attract schools and camps, as well as couples and families, all looking to spend time outdoors. The lake will double as a reservoir, supplying recycled water to sustainably irrigate the park.

Couvert: $118 per person

Please respond by September 3, 2013 to RSVPNE@jnf.org.

2013 Guardian of Israel Award Breakfast Committee
Michael Blank · Phuli Cohan · Lawrence Cohen · Jeffrey Davis · Margot Einstein · Judi Elovitz Greenberg · Josh Katzen · Peter Myerson · Jonathan Plaut · David Rasnick

New England Guardian of Israel Award Breakfast Sponsors (in formation)

Lee, Steve, Bunny & Risa Aronson, Aronson Insurance
Lawrence Cohen, Nixon Peabody LLP
Jeffrey Davis & Jonathan Freedman, Mage LLC
Scott Levy, Grant Thornton LLP
Brian Nagle & Richard Noone, BNY Mellon Wealth Management
Jeffrey Woolf

Jayne & Herbert Cohan
Margot Einstein
Amelia & Josh Katzen

For sponsorship opportunities or for more information please contact Sara Hefez at 617.423.0999 or shefez@jnf.org.


Contact the New England Region:

Serving: The New England Region

77 Franklin Street, Suite 514, Boston, MA 2110
[p] (617) 423-0999

Sharon Freedman, National Campaign Director
Sara Hefez, Director, New England & The Capital District
Deborah Budd, Senior Campaign Executive, New England
Rami Hazan, JNF-KKL Emissary to New England 


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