Jewish National Fund

In Memory of Blake Berg Shapiro

Blake's sudden and untimely passing has prompted her friends and family to establish a "Garden for Learning" in her memory.  Blake was cherished by all who knew and loved her.  We feel that this beautiful project will reflect some of Blake’s caring, generous, lively, and joyful personality. 


The “Garden of Learning” will be located at the ecological farm in Emek HaShalom, in northern Israel.  This lovely farm is serviced by Lotem (, a partner organization of JNF dedicated to offering fully accessible nature trails and educational programs to children and adults of all ages and religions, including in particular people with special needs and families in crisis. The “Garden of Learning” will benefit children and adults for generations to come, while helping to build and nourish the Land of Israel.  These values were very important to Blake and to her family. 


We deeply appreciate all donations of any amount to help reach the goal of creating a “Garden of Learning” in Blake’s memory.  (Donations or amounts may be made anonymously, if you so choose.) Thank you for contributing to this worthy cause that will provide an ongoing tribute to Blake and ensure her legacy into the future.


To learn more about Lotem, go to (copy and paste in your browser).