Jewish National Fund (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.