Dr. Michael Ben-Eli is the founder of The Sustainability Laboratory, which works to address urgent sustainability issues now facing the planet. With Jewish National Fund’s support, he and his team pioneered Project Wadi Attir, a groundbreaking, scalable model of sustainable desert agriculture developed with a Bedouin community in the Negev. Dr. Ben-Eli authored the widely-acclaimed “Five Core Sustainability Principles,” and works to inspire leaders in business, government, community, and education to accelerate a peaceful transition to a sustainable future. In 2016, he was inducted into the International Green Industry Hall of Fame, and recognized with the organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
The needs of the Bedouin community and the changes that must come about are one of the original pillars of Blueprint Negev. Jewish National Fund is serious about addressing these challenges and is working with several Bedouin communities to effect change. Jewish National Fund is a proud partner in Project Wadi Attir, a joint initiative of the Bedouin municipality of Hura and the Sustainability Laboratory, a U.S.-based nonprofit.
Project Wadi Attir aims to establish a model for a radically innovative, sustainable desert farming operation that will contribute to the well-being of the Bedouin community of the Negev by creating stable income sources, fostering employment opportunities for women, increasing education, and assisting with capacity-building.
Shavu’ot 5780: Unity in Times of Separation
Thursday, May 28, 7:00pm
Join an online Leil Shavu’ot Study Session with Justin Goldstein here.
This is a program of CBI’s Adult Education. If you’d like to support Adult Ed at CBI, donations can be made here.
Selihot: The 13 Attributes of God
This Saturday, September 12, 8:30pm
Who Knows 13? I know 13! Join Cantor Lindsay Goldman for a Textual Deep Dive into the 13 Attributes of God. We will be exploring the attributes of God, those we connect to and those we don’t, by doing a deep dive into the text that we will spend much time with this holiday season. Zoom link here.