Our Learning Programs

Since its inception, the Heschel Center for Sustainability has implemented numerous transformative learning programs for a variety of target populations. We have provided seminars for hundreds of senior government officials, courses for professionals in local authorities, trainings for media professionals, journalists, educators, urban planners and much more.

"The course was an inspiring 'deep dive' into the idea of sustainability, which then created clear connections between theory and practice, and gave practical tools for working in the field."

-N. participant in the strategic sustainability planning course for local government:

As part of our renewed strategy, Heschel is now looking to scale up these transformative learning models. If until now we reached about 100 change makers per year through ongoing trainings and courses, our current goal is to enroll 500 participants per year within two years' time, while retaining the depth and quality of learning, strengthening our evaluation metrics and processes. In short: making more courses available to more people.

Bringing about effective change requires dedicated leadership. To that end, the flagship Environmental Fellows Program was established in 1999 order to develop a new generation of environmental leaders for Israel. It has already created a network of over 250 agents of change promoting sustainability in fields such as architecture and planning, agriculture, politics, health, business, media, government and education.

Environmental Fellows Program

Bringing about effective change requires dedicated leadership. To that end, the flagship Environmental Fellows Program was established in 1999 order to develop a new generation of environmental leaders for Israel. It has already created a network of over 250 agents of change promoting sustainability... (Read more)

 Community Place Based Education (CPBE)

Vibrant community place-based alternatives offer an antidote to the over-digitized consumer experience that takes up all too much of childhood today. Rooted in a compelling worldview of education as intimately linked to community, the natural world and civic involvement- CPBE seeks to connect people and places in an engaging way... (Read more)

Poor World –Rich World and Climate Change

First time ever on-line course developed for high school teachers and approved by the Ministry of Education, The focus: understanding the great twin challenges facing humanity in the 21st century - how to teach about them and how to engage students in social activism to address them.

Facilitating Transformative Learning for Sustainability

Traininga cadre of expert facilitation - 10 training days for 15 participants in the first year. These facilitators will allow us to expand and widen the impact of the Center for Sustainability Studies.

  
The Heschel Center

The Heschel Center for Sustainability works to promote a sustainable Israel: a just and cohesive society, a robust and democratic economy, and a healthy and productive environment for all its residents, now and in the future.