Can't Live Without It: The Game-Changing Inclusive Economy of Water, from Israel to Michigan

Hosted by Jewish Federation Israel and Overseas


  • Sun, Jan 29, 2023
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST
  • Online event


Help us celebrate Tu B’svhat — the original Earth Day — with a special program from Federation’s Israel & Overseas Department.

We’ll take an enlightening look at the most precious natural resource of all — water — from an Israeli innovation, Michigan-based environmental justice, and American national water issues lens. Our panel will be:

Professor Amit Gross, Director of the Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research at Ben Gurion University of the Negev. Amit will touch on how Israel “bloomed the desert” and became a beacon of water innovation and technology for the entire world.

Jonathan Quarles, a leader in using entrepreneurship as a platform for social impact, is the founder of the Flint-based Quartz Water Source, a business built on the belief that “Clean water is a right, not a privilege.”

Aviv Vered from Amiad Water Systems, a world leader in water treatment and filtration solutions headquartered in Kibbutz Amiad in Israel’s upper Galilee region dedicated to the purpose that “Clean water is life.”

Once established as a way for Jewish farmers to keep time, the contemporary Tu B’svhat festival serves as a reminder to be kind to our planet. Register today and join us for this natural way to celebrate the holiday. 

Thank you to our event partners: Ben-Gurion University and Hazon. 

Questions? Contact Yiftah Leket leket@jfmd.org

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Online event

After registering, please check your email for your Registration Email. It contains the link to join the Livestream.

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Yiftah Leket