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קרן ירושלים ירוקה­­ פועלת לקידום קיימות סביבתית, חברתית וכלכלית בעיר ירושלים ובמרחב הסובב אותה, ע"י תמיכה במיזמים קהילתיים. הקרן עובדת עם מגוון הקהילות הירושלמיות, ופונה גם לאוהבי ירושלים ברחבי עולם. 

בעלי עניין בקרן

"בעלי עניין בירושלים", כפי שמכונים חברי קרן ירושלים ירוקה, מהווים ההון האנושי והכספי של הקרן. בעלי עניין בירושלים מקדמים אחריות ויושרה ציבורית באמצעות מחויבותם הפיננסית ומעורבותם האזרחית, ותורמים למאמץ הפיכת ירושלים לעיר שתושביה ומבקריה יתגאו ביופייה ובקדושתה.

מטרות הקרן

  1. גיוס משאבים ותמיכה בפרויקטים בעיקר במרחב ירושלים, אשר מקדמים קיימות סביבתית, חברתית וכלכלית ומעלים מודעות לערך הקיימות.

  2. קידום מודעות ואחראיות סביבתית, שימור ופיתוח המשאבים הטבעיים במרחב ירושלים בפיתוח בר-קיימא; טיפוח הכבוד שעלינו לרחוש לסביבה.

  3. עידוד ותמיכה בעסקים, בארגונים ובמוסדות המטמיעים מדיניות המפגינה אחריות סביבתית וחברתית.

  4. פיתוח ועידוד שיח ושיתוף פעולה בין-דתי במרחב ירושלים ובקהילות, ערים, ומדינות אחרות בעולם.

  5. פיתוח וקיום כנסים, ימי עיון, סדנאות והרצאות לקידום נושאי אחריות סביבתית, חברתית וכלכלית.

  6. הכנה, פרסום והפצת חומרי קריאה ומדיה המקדמים אחריות סביבתית, חברתית וכלכלית.

  7. איתור וקידום אפיקים חינוכיים, אזרחיים ומשפטיים התומכים במטרות הקרן.

  8. יצירת קשר ושיתוף פעולה עם יחידים ומוסדות ברחבי העולם, התואמים את מטרות הקרן.

הנהלה וצוות

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NAOMI TSUR

Chairperson

Naomi Tsur is the initiating founder of the Jerusalem Green Fund. After 12 years as Director of the Society for the Protection of Nature and Coordinator of the Sustainable Jerusalem Coalition, she served for 5 years as Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem (2008-2013). Under Tsur’s leadership, the Gazelle Valley, originally a real-estate project, became Israel’s first Urban Nature Park and the abandoned eight kilometers of the Old Railway track between Malha and the First Station evolved into the much-loved Railway Park. Tsur opened up municipal committees to the public and also created new frameworks for civic engagement in urban planning and policy. Tsur currently chairs the Israel Urban Forum.

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RICHARD CORMAN

Board Member

Richard serves as the Vice-Chair for the Jerusalem Green Fund.   After retiring as the Development Director for StandWithUs in Israel for 7 years, Richard has become involved as the Vice-Chair for The Eckstein Fund and is a Tutor at Shalem College.  He is active in other community endeavors, including the support of lone soldiers.

 

Richard and his wife, Jean, made aliyah from New Jersey in 2011 to join their two sons' families who also live in Jerusalem.  Richard had an extensive career in Jewish communal service in the U.S., notably as the President of Rutgers University Hillel and the Director of the JCC of Central N.J. for 21 years.

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PROF. EHUD ZIV

Board Member

Prof. Ehud Ziv is Emeritus Professor of Biochemistry, after serving for many years as Director of the Lipid Research Lab and Diabetes Unit, in the Department of Internal Medicine at the Hadassah University Hospital in Jerusalem, Israel.  Ziv served as Chair of the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel from 1998-2012 and is active in the Israel Diabetic Society.

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CAROL GOLDBERG

Board Member

Carol made aliyah in 2014 with her husband Mark and currently lives in the Arnona section of Jerusalem.  Carol was a project manager while living in New Jersey but now has retired.

With all this new free time as a retiree, Carol spends her days and nights with her grandchildren, her passion of singing in theater and choir, cooking meals for the Lone Soldier Center in memory of Michael Levine, and of course being environmentally responsible while serving as a board member of the Jerusalem Green Fund. 

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REUVEN SCHWARTZ

Board Member

Reuven M. Schwartz, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist for over 40 years in the US, made aliyah with his wife, Amy, in 2015 from Pittsburgh and both remain infatuated with life in Israel. He was inspired by the vice-chair of the JGF, Richard Corman, to get involved in making Jerusalem a cleaner city. In 2016 Reuven piloted a program in Talpiot and Arnona neighborhoods whereby businesses in congested areas would adopt an ad-hoc garbage frame holding a bag. Reuven has written for the Jerusalem Post on issues of cleanliness in the public domain and advocated for the city to install a garbage bin at every bus stop (recently committed to by the Mayor!). 

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KAREN STAHL-DON

Board Member

Karen Stahl-Don is a licensed attorney in Israel and the US. She received a BA and MA from the University of Michigan in Near Eastern Studies/Arabic and studied Arabic at the American University of Cairo and at the Bourguiba Institute in Tunisia. She received her law degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and her LLM from Cardozo School of Law. In New York she worked in commercial litigation and grassroots environmental litigation. She has lectured and published articles on various aspects of international law, specializing in the legality of the Jewish presence in Judea and Samaria. She currently lives in Jerusalem and serves on the board of the Jerusalem Green Fund and supports the Sustainable Jerusalem Lobby.

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SHOSHANA SHINAR

Board Member

Shoshana Shinar made aliyah in 2015 from New York, has been a stakeholder since 2016, and currently serves on the board of the JGF. She met Naomi Tsur at a Sustainable Nutrition Conference at TAU, when looking for someone from Jerusalem, who had a wide view of the environmental movement in Israel. The match was made. Shoshana believes that instead of wasting valuable time looking for volunteer opportunities, people should be able to join a local network of organizations and volunteers; therefore one of her initiatives with the JGF is creating such a dynamic database. As part of living her values, Shoshana has taught her own children by example and led them to live a sustainable lifestyle without calling it by name. So her real passion for being an environmentalist is “selfish”- that her children and grandchildren should merit to live in a happy and sustainable world.

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DAVID ZWEBNER

Board Member

David Zwebner grew up in South Africa, and since making Aliya in 1966, has lived in Jerusalem with his wife, Ronit and family. After conducting in-depth research about ancient and modern-day Ashkelon, he recently published a book celebrating the story of the city. After being a stakeholder for a couple of years, David joined the board of the JGF in the understanding that Jerusalem's greatest challenge is to become a sustainable and equitable UNITED city.

TSVI GASSNER

In Memoriam   Board Member, Chair of Audit Committee

Tsvi Gassner received his degree in Aeronautical Engineering in San Diego at California State University. He went on to spend 45 years in the industry, spending 15 years specializing in Aircraft and Jet engines maintenance and 4 years in Medical  equipment development. He ran two private companies. Additionally, Tsvi studied marketing at the Technion Out Studies Division and has extensive experience in Product Development and International Marketing in a number of different companies, and holds patents for ten different products. Tsvi went on to teach Marketing at the Industrial Product Design at Bezalel Academy. Currently retired, Tsvi continues to assist, advise, and provide guidance to numerous companies and organizations, both young and old.

BATEL SPIVACK

Community Initiatives Coordinator

Batel completed her MA in Environmental Studies with a focus on urban sustainability at Tel Aviv University's Porter School and has a BA in Political Science from Stern College Yeshiva University. She came to JGF after coordinating the Sustainability Center of Gilo, Jerusalem, where she worked with residents and elementary schools. Batel currently directs a sustainability center for the Haredi community run jointly by the JGF and the Romema Community Center. Through this center she also initiates out-reach to the wider Haredi community of Jerusalem. Batel made aliyah in 2004 and lives in Tekoa with her husband and 3 children.

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TIMNA RAZ

Projects Manager

Timna has a B.Sc in environmental science and geography and is now working on an M.A in prehistoric archaeology and natural resource management. She worked in the Society for Protection of Nature and in the Environmental Education Department in the Jerusalem Municipality. She worked at the Jerusalem Green Fund since its establishment in various projects related to urban agriculture and community sustainability. Today she is leading three projects in JGF: the "A planter for every windowsill" in Reshit school in Kiryat Menachem, as part of the neighborhood sustainability forum which she coordinates. She managers the "Regional Partnership for the Promotion of a Biosphere Reserve in the Jerusalem Hills". She heads a civil society team working on behalf of the Sustainable Jerusalem Lobby, working on writing a mitigation and adaptation plan for climate change for Jerusalem with the municipality.  

מייסדים

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Naomi Tsur

Naomi Tsur is the initiating founder of the Jerusalem Green Fund. After 12 years as Director of the Society for the Protection of Nature and Coordinator of the Sustainable Jerusalem Coalition, she served for 5 years as Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem (2008-2013). Under Tsur’s leadership, the Gazelle Valley, originally a real-estate project, became Israel’s first Urban Nature Park and the abandoned eight kilometers of the Old Railway track between Malha and the First Station evolved into the much-loved Railway Park. Tsur opened up municipal committees to the public and also created new frameworks for civic engagement in urban planning and policy. Tsur currently chairs the Israel Urban Forum.

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Richard Corman

Richard serves as the Vice-Chair for the Jerusalem Green Fund.   After retiring as the Development Director for StandWithUs in Israel for 7 years, Richard has become involved as the Vice-Chair for The Eckstein Fund and is a Tutor at Shalem College.  He is active in other community endeavors, including the support of lone soldiers.

 

Richard and his wife, Jean, made aliyah from New Jersey in 2011 to join their two sons' families who also live in Jerusalem.  Richard had an extensive career in Jewish communal service in the U.S., notably as the President of Rutgers University Hillel and the Director of the JCC of Central N.J. for 21 years.

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Prof. Ehud Ziv

Prof. Ehud Ziv is Emeritus Professor of Biochemistry, after serving for many years as Director of the Lipid Research Lab and Diabetes Unit, in the Department of Internal Medicine at the Hadassah University Hospital in Jerusalem, Israel.  Ziv served as Chair of the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel from 1998-2012 and is active in the Israel Diabetic Society.

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Dr. Yoel Siegel

Yoel Segal works as a senior consultant to U.N. Habitat. In his capacity as an organizational advisor, Segal works with government ministries, local government and neighborhood councils. Segal is the consultant to the Jerusalem Bioregion Center, an important initiative now working within the Jerusalem Green Fund.

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Dr. Chariklia Segal Tziraki MD PhD

Prof. Chariklia Tziraki is an MD, PhD, and expert in Medical Technology Assessment. She is affiliated with the Hebrew University and serves on the medical board of the Association of Community Clubs for Elders and directs its Research Unit.  Before she made Aliyah, Chariklia served in senior positions, both public and academic, in the U.S. Her special interests include healthy aging and special needs populations.

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Count Phillipe Piccapietra

Count Philippe Piccapietra, Grand Chancellor of the Order of St. Lazarus in Jerusalem, has been instrumental in re-establishing the base of the Order in Jerusalem. He is committed to projects that improve life for all the communities in Jerusalem, and St. Lazare Holy Land has embraced and supported the Green Pilgrim Jerusalem initiative.

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Dr. Yaffa Schuster

Dr. Yaffa Schuster is the founder and head of the African Israeli Stage, an organization that aims to bring African theatre to Israel and African actors to perform in Israel. Her work has resulted in cross-cultural cooperation and important collaboration with Nigeria. Her company recently participated in the Akko Theatre Festival.

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Naor Yerushalmi

Mr. Naor Yerushalmi, until recently, served as Director of Life and Environment, the umbrella organization of the environmental movement in Israel. During his work there, Yerushalmi emphasized the need for greater democratization of local government and for better opportunities for civic engagement. Today he directs Green Jobs Israel, helping people find employment in the environmental sector throughout the country. Since December 2018, Naor is serving as Deputy Mayor or Nes Ziona.

 ברוכים הבאים לקרן ירושלים ירוקה

קרן ירושלים ירוקה­­ פועלת לקידום קיימות סביבתית, חברתית וכלכלית בעיר ירושלים ובמרחב הסובב אותה, ע"י תמיכה במיזמים קהילתיים. הקרן עובדת עם מגוון הקהילות הירושלמיות, ופונה גם לאוהבי ירושלים ברחבי עולם. 

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