YOU’RE INVITED: KKL-JNF seminar on strengthening the Negev and Galilee

Looking to Israel’s future: closing socioeconomic gaps between central and peripheral Israel.
SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday, December 17, 2019, at the KKL-JNF House for Excellence in Nof HaGalil. Speakers: KKL-JNF World Chairman Danny Atar, Nof HaGalil Mayor Ronen Plot, northern regional and local council heads, academic leaders, and more.


The KKL-JNF House for Excellence in Nof Hagalil. Photo: Yisrael Peretz, KKL-JNF Photo Archive

The KKL-JNF House for Excellence in Nof Hagalil.
Photo: Yisrael Peretz, KKL-JNF Photo Archive


On December 17, 2019, KKL-JNF is holding a seminar under the title ‘On the center and the periphery-KKL-JNF strengthening the Negev and the Galilee’. The seminar will deal with narrowing the gaps between the center and the periphery and will expose the first KKL-JNF House for Excellence to heads of local government and educational authorities. The event is under the auspices of KKL-JNF, the KKL-JNF Chief Scientist Unit’s Institute for the Study of Zionist History and Settlement, and the Nof HaGalil Municipality.

The seminar will open with introductions by KKL-JNF World Chairman Daniel Atar; Nof HaGalil Mayor Ronen Plot; KKL-JNF Education and Community Director Sar-Shalom Djerbi; KKL-JNF Chief Scientist Dr. Doron Markel; and acting chair of the Institute for the History of Zionism and Settlement, Dr. Moti Friedman.

There will be several panels and lectures on offer. Participating in the first session will be heads of northern local authorities, chaired by KKL-JNF Public Relations Director Leah Fadida. Mayors participating will include Ronen Plot of Nof HaGalil, Shimon Lankri of Acco, and Shuki Ohana of Safed. Also attending will be Northern District Manager in the Ministry of Education, Dr. Orna Simhon and the CEO of the Beit Hakerem Authorities Cluster in the Interior Ministry, Ronit Ovadia.
Other sessions will examine peripheral community relations with academia, the school system in Israel’s central and peripheral regions, and more.

The seminar will conclude with a presentation from historian Dr. Tzvi Tzameret entitled “Development towns from the 1950’s until today – the vision and the reality”.

Entry is free of charge, but you must register in advance. To register, contact Hadar Sayag on 052-2528528 or at