Yonatan Neril

Yonatan Neril

Founder and director of the Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development
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Rabbi Yonatan Neril founded and directs The Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development (www.interfaithsustain.com) and its Jewish Eco Seminars branch (www.jewishecoseminars.com). Raised in California, Yonatan completed an M.A. and B.A. from Stanford University with a focus on global environmental issues, and received rabbinical ordination in Israel. He has spoken internationally on religion and the environment, including at the UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi, the Fez Climate Conscience Summit and the Parliament of World Religions. He co-organized ten interfaith environmental conferences in Jerusalem, New York City, Washington D.C., Atlanta, and Los Angeles. He is the lead author and general editor of two books on Jewish environmental ethics including Uplifting People and Planet: 18 Essential Jewish Teachings on the Environment. Yonatan also co-authored three ICSD reports on faith and ecology courses in seminary education in Israel, North America, and Rome. He is publishing an ecological commentary on the Hebrew Bible. He lives with his wife, Shana and their two children in Jerusalem.
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