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Earth Day Through a Jewish Lens: Sustainable Nation
Join this special event for Earth Day with Director Micah Smith and Dr. Clive Lipchin of the Arava Institute in Israel, to discuss the film and the nexus between food, energy, water and our obligation to advance tikkun olam (repairing the world).
The global crisis of the past year heightened the need to address water scarcity, water hygiene and access to resources. Israel might have a few valuable tips for the world.
The documentary Sustainable Nation follows innovators who adapt solutions developed in water-poor Israel, to change a world where one in ten people lacks access to safe drinking water.
Micah Smith is an award-winning narrative and documentary filmmaker whose films have been featured on Netflix and screened at international film festivals, the United Nations, the British Parliament and the US Congress. Micah has over 20 years’ experience creating educational films and has produced thousands of hours of content for e-learning platforms. As SVP of Film, Micah leads the vision for the documentary and narrative film division, Imagination Productions, and ensures that all OpenDor Media films and videos across all divisions are created at the highest-quality level and with a broad audience in mind.
Dr. Clive Lipchin serves as the director of the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies’ Center for Transboundary Water Management where he oversees research and development projects, workshops and conferences that focus on transboundary water and environmental problems facing Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority. His specialty is in water resources management and policy.
Deb Engel Kollin serves as the Relationship Manager for the Miller Introduction to Judaism Program. She previously spent twelve years as Director of Operations for Pressman Academy, and has decades of experience working in various settings in Los Angeles and Israel as a Jewish educator and community builder. Deb holds an MA in Jewish Education from American Jewish University.