Our Successes

"Great is the study that bring about action"

- Talmud, Kiddushin

The transitioning to a sustainable world is a call to action. The Heschel Center has been often termed a "think and do tank". Our work seeks inspire people to bridge the gap between what they have learned to doing something about it; from what they know to innovation and making collective impact.

Many initiatives that are  incubated in  the  various  programs at Heschel go  on to become influential models for a better and more sustainable Israeli society.

The Center for Local Sustainability

The Center for Local Sustainability aims to advance the capacity for sustainability in Israeli local government by raising awareness and providing training, tools, and support networks for local government officials, advocates, architects, planners and mayors, to develop pilot projects in their communities... (Read more)


Every day, hundreds of Jewish environment and social justice activists, in Israel and around the world work tirelessly to make the world a more just and sustainable place. And yet, few, if any, opportunities exist for global conversations among these activists.

Until Siach: An Environment and Social Justice Conversation aims to create... (Read more)

Green School Network

The Heschel Center, in partnership with the Karev Educational Initiative, has cultivated the Green School Network – a growing web of schools that have embraced sustainability as a central part of their educational vision.

Through the Green Network, over a hundred schools throughout the country, representing the wide gamut of the Israeli student body... (Read more)

Public Private Partnership (PPP) for Sustainability at the Local Level

Relations between business and local government to date have largely focused on taxes, licensing and services (cleaning and garbage collection). Business is rarely included in local policy on social environmental and economic issues.

The local PPP being developed is a new model for cooperation between businesses and municipalities... (Read more)



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.