Blue Box Sculpture-2.
(photo credit: KKL-JNF)
Blue Box Sculpture Dedicated at the Ruppin Academic Center
The box that built a country.
A sculpture of the iconic KKL-JNF Blue Box was dedicated at the Ruppin Academic Center near Netanya by KKL-JNF on Wednesday, February 19, to honor the memory of David, Gita and Michael Hoffman of Perth, Western Australia, whose legacy and generous support of KKL-JNF made the contribution of the sculpture possible.
"There could be no better place for a sculpture of the KKL-JNF Blue Box than the campus of an academic center named for Arthur Ruppin, one of the founding fathers of Jewish agricultural settlement in the Land of Israel," said KKL-JNF World Chairman Efi Stenzler at the dedication ceremony of a Blue Box sculpture at the Ruppin Academic Center in memory of David, Gita and Michael Hoffman of Perth in Western Australia.
The Ruppin Academic Center School of Marine Sciences was established in 1997 under the academic patronage of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The school, which is the only one of its kind in Israel, trains its students in fields related to the sea, the marine environment and marine technology. The KKL-JNF senior brass visited laboratories with flowing sea water and marine agriculture laboratories, learning about sophisticated molecular biology research and other related topics.