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Rabbi Yonatan Neril

Rabbi Yonatan Neril founded and directs The Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development (ICSD). Yonatan completed an M.A. from Stanford University and received rabbinical ordination in Israel. He speaks internationally on religion and the environment, including at the Parliament of World Religions. As part of ICSD's Faith Inspired Renewable Energy Project, he has helped develop commercial scale solar fields on church lands in Africa. He is the lead author and editor of two books, including Uplifting People and Planet: 18 Essential Jewish Teachings on the Environment. He is a member of the United Nations Environment Program's Faith-based Advisory Council, and of the Pontifical University's Alliance for Laudato Si' Advisory Council.