Rabbi Yonatan Neril – Founder and Executive Director
Yonatan Neril received his rabbinical ordination from Yeshivat Hamivtar in Israel and an MA and BA from Stanford University with a focus on global environmental issues. He spoke on religion and the environment at an interfaith conference in Athens and organized the Interfaith Eco Forum in Jerusalem. Neril is the lead author and general editor of the Eitz Chaim Hee publication of weekly teachings on Jewish environmental ethics. He lives with his wife, Shana, and two children, in Jerusalem.
Marcos completed a B.A. in architecture and urbanism at the Iberoamericana University in Mexico City, and an M.A. in environmental studies at Tel Aviv University, with a focus on arid lands. He founded and co-directed the Urban Environmental Collective (Colectivo Urbano Ambiental), an international platform of professionals who aim to promote, coordinate, implement and operate environmental systems through urban planning and architecture. He also founded Global Woods, a company dedicated to the commercialization of certified wood, from Forest Stewardship Council, LEED and Global Relief organizations. Prior to that he worked as a project manager for CAPA Lab, a think tank focused on generating sustainable urban development proposals for the area of the peninsula of Baja California Sur, Mexico. In addition, he taught seminars on urban projects at the Iberoamericana University. He lives with his wife and two children in Jerusalem, and likes studying Torah, exploring ecosystems through trail running, and practicing chi kung.