Jewish National Fund

In Memory of Lauren Chaya Bottner

In recognition of our beloved daughter Lauren's love and passion for books, a library has been endowed by Mim & Mel Bottner in her memory. Lauren was an avid reader, writer and journalist whose opinion of recommended books was sought by many. Her passion was books and one of her dreams was to live in walking distance of a library.  
Mim and Mel fell in love with an emerging community called Halutza, which is situated in the Negev Desert in Israel. They were impressed by the energy, passion and commitment of the young leadership there, as well as the ingenuity and progress they saw. 
The Library will be located in the new Community Center currently being built in Halutza. It will provide for the entire surrounding communities, for children and adults of all ages for generations to come, while helping to build and nourish the Land of Israel.
We would deeply appreciate any and all donations, of any amount, to help fill the shelves & Kindles of the library. Donations can be made anonymously. We thank you for supporting this worthy cause, both to enrich the community of Halutza and to remember and to memorialize our dearest Lauren, in a space she would have so loved to occupy.
The Bottner Family