An Evening with Dr. Jeremy Benstein
Monday, May 14, 7:00 pm--We are excited to host scholar and author Dr. Jeremy Benstein, co-founder of the Heschel Center for Sustainability in Tel Aviv. He currently oversees the information, research and publications at the Heschel Center. He has conducted research on the topic of the environment as a focus for shared citizenship between Israelis and Palestinians. He ran the Environmental Leadership Fellowship Program for of the Heschel Center for 15 years, and during the last five years he also has been teaching Environmental Ethics at The Porter School of Environmental Studies at Tel Aviv University. He is particularly interested in the broad topic of sustainability from the perspective of the humanities and social sciences with an emphasis on values, culture and religion. He wrote the book The Way Into Judaism and the Environment, published in 2006.
Jeremy is a native of Toledo, Ohio, and moved to Israel over 30 years ago, with a dream of making Israel an inspiring society. That dream led to his co-founding the Heschel Center for Sustainability, working on such issues as strengthening Israel's civil society, improving environmental quality, and promoting progressive Jewish values. His presentation at TBE is entitled, Think Global, Act Jewish: Working for a Sustainable Israel. This program is free and open to all!