10 2017


12 2017

Third International Negev Summit


Contact Orit Nahamias

Building Today the Partnerships of Tomorrow

Israel’s first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, said that the fate of Israel would be decided in the Negev desert. His words made clear the importance of this vital region. Jewish Federations’ contributions to the growth and vitality of the Negev have been a cornerstone of our efforts to support the Jewish State for nearly 70 years; and today we are as present as ever.

Join thought leaders, investors, and top stakeholders from Jewish Federations, the Government of Israel, foundations, and the field of creative placemaking for the third annual Negev Summit. Together the group will showcase their cutting-edge ideas. Learn the latest in expert workshops. Engage in interactive dialogues. And be a critical part of developing historic agreements that have the potential to power this groundbreaking work for generations to come.

Hosted by Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest NJ​

Highlights include:

  • Keynote from Jamie Bennett, executive director of ArtPlace America, a U.S.-based partnership among 16 foundations, eight federal agencies, and six financial institutions working to position art and culture as a core sector of community planning and development by investing in, researching, and supporting those who lead and execute creative placemaking projects.
  • Tour Philadelphia, an award-winning city in placemaking and urban innovation, and share an interactive experience hosted by the Drexel University Innovation Hub, which connects academic excellence to community engagement.

This is an invitation-only event. For more information, please contact Orit Nahamias, Negev Now Director.

Heschel Raskas (St. Louis), Michele Levine (Philadelphia), Robin Eng Carol (Delaware)

Registration deadline: August 31, 2017