June 28, 2009 / 6 Tammuz 5769
The cornerstone of a student village that will bear the name of the outstanding Zionist leader, Max Fisher z"l, was laid on Friday, June 19, 2009 in the Negev.
Attending the ceremony were three generations of the Max Fisher family, senior representatives of the Jewish Agency, Knesset member and former Jewish Agency chairman, Zeev Bielski, the Negev council head, municipality representatives and students from the Ayalim Association, residents of the village.
Speeches were delivered recalling the good works and deeds of Max Fisher, who held leadership roles in many major Jewish organizations, was instrumental in forming the Board of Governors of the Jewish Agency, and served as its first chairman for over a decade, from 1971 to 1983.
Max Fisher's daughter, Jane Sherman and her husband Larry donated a $25,000 check to the Ayalim Association and later, the family unveiled the dedication plaque honoring Max Fisher.