The New England Zone of Jewish National Fund proudly honored Kathy and Ed Hershfield and Steven and Paula London at their 2010 Golf Tournament. The Hershfield’s and London’s are long-time JNF & Hadassah board members. Co-chairs were Matthew Levy, Stephen Karp, and Ronald and Susan Lubin. A fun day of golf was followed by over 250 guests joining the post-tournament tribute dinner.
Through the generosity of the London’s and Hershfield’s, all funds raised will be directed to the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies at Kibbutz Ketura (AIES). In the heart of Israel’s Arava desert there is a unique oasis of environmental education, research, and international cooperation. Here, the idea that nature knows no political borders is more than a belief. It is a fact and a way of life. AIES is dedicated to training a new generation of environmental leaders – Israelis, Palestinians, Jordanians and students from all over the world and is the first teaching institution that brings together such a broad range of students, professionals and international colleagues, to study the environmental challenges of the region, apply innovative solutions and build a unified leadership base critical to economic, environmental and societal growth.
JNF has planted over 240 million trees, built over 200 reservoirs and dams, developed over 250,000 acres of land, created more than 1,000 parks, built security roads along the border of Lebanon, provided the infrastructure for 1,000 communities and educates students around the world about Israel and the environment. For more information please visit www.jnf.org.
A United Nations NGO, JNF sponsors international conferences on desertification, shares afforestation techniques, and funds research on arid land management. JNF is neither political nor religious and therefore garners multi-cultural support and continuously earns top ratings from charity overseers.