Dr. Jeremy Benstein
Deputy Director, The Heschel Center for Sustainability, Tel Aviv
Title: "Sustaining Israel: Zionism, the Environment and Peace"
Date: 7:00 p.m. Monday, November 9, 2015
Location: Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road
Cincinnati, OH 45236
(South, off of Ronald Reagan Highway)
About the Speaker: Jeremy, a native of Toledo, Ohio, is the co-founder and Deputy Director of the Heschel Sustainability Center in Tel Aviv, and director of the Center's Environmental Fellows leadership program. He holds an A.B. degree from Harvard, a master's degree in Judaic Studies from the Schechter Institute and a doctorate in environmental anthropology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He works extensively in leadership development and capacity building with environmental activists and educators in Israel, and has lectured widely (US, Canada, England, Italy, Spain, Turkey) on Judaism, Israel, and the environment, including the environment as a focus of shared citizenship between Jews and Arabs in Israel. Jeremy's interests focus on the interplay of religion, culture and values with the environment, topics he has explored in his book The Way Into Judaism and the Environment (Jewish Lights, 2006).
The Center is named for the late Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, whose writings and teachings are an inspiration in those areas and more.