JNF and the Friends of the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies (FAI) recently honored David Eisenberg with the Guardian of Israel Award, a humanitarian honor given in recognition of outstanding community involvement and dedication to the preservation of the environment. Eisenberg is a member of JNF’s New England Executive Board of Directors and serves as the Vice Chair of the Arava Institute & Hazon Israel Ride.
Proceeds from the event will help enable the construction of an outdoor classroom in memory of David’s nephew, Guy Bar-Yosef, at The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies, a JNF partner organization. Donations can still be made at jnf.org/negoi.
The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies is a world-class teaching and research center that offers a unique approach to studying the environmental challenges of the Middle East. Working with leading professionals, academics, and researchers, students explore a range of environmental issues from a trans-boundary and interdisciplinary perspective while learning peace-building and leadership skills. The Arava Institute offers academic programs, research, and international cooperation initiatives on a range of environmental concerns and challenges, and prepares the students to make real improvements in their home communities in disciplines including policy, law, ethics, and economics.
(L-R) JNF Director Sara Hefez, Chair Howie Rodenstein, Deputy Consul General of Israel to New England Ronit Nudelman Perl, David Eisenberg, National Executive Director of FAI Branwen Cale, and Executive Director of FAI David Lehrer.