News & Events

April 22, 2020

Adapting to a New Reality

The Mandel Program for Regional Leadership in Beer Sheva adopted new modes of learning in response to the need for social distancing >>

October 20, 2019

Memorial Service for Morton L. Mandel

The memorial service conducted in Cleveland for Morton L. Mandel was broadcast live on October 20, 2019, at 1:00 pm Eastern Time and 8:00 pm Israel time. Click here to view >>

October 17, 2019

Morton L. Mandel, 1921-2019

The Mandel Center for Leadership in the Negev mourns the loss of Morton L. Mandel, an extraordinary leader, passionate Zionist, generous philanthropist, and man of vision >>

June 21, 2019

Negev Lab: Closing Event of 2019

The 2019 Negev Lab series closed with an exploration of traditional Jewish music and of the sources of piyyut, which was led by musician Yair Harel and the Tafilalt Ensemble >>

June 5, 2019

Eilat-Eilot Program: Closing Retreat

The fellows of the Mandel Program for Regional Leadership in Eilat-Eilot participated in a three-day retreat closing their two years of learning, development, and personal growth >>

April 17, 2019

Launch Event for the "Silent Voice"

The Negev Center hosted an event launching a program developed by Sleman Azbarga, a graduate of the Mandel Program for Local Leadership in Rahat, during his fellowship >>

April 12, 2019

Negev Lab Hosts Dr. Meir Buzaglo

The fourth session of this year's Negev Lab series featured philosopher and scholar Dr. Meir Buzaglo, who spoke about traditionalism and Israeli identity >>

February 13, 2019

Tel Aviv Retreat: Place and Locality

Fellows of the Mandel Program for Local Leadership in Eilat-Eilot participated in a retreat that explored questions relating to the development of place >>

October 31, 2018

Study Session with Morton Mandel

Fellows of the Mandel Program for Regional Leadership in Yeruham and Ramat Hanegev explored Leadership, Vision, and Values in a meeting with Mr. Morton Mandel >>

March 23, 2018

Negev Lab with Photographer Adi Ness

The fourth meeting of the Negev Lab – a forum for collaborative study and thinking about culture, art, and identity in the Negev – hosted photographer Adi Ness >>

June 19, 2016

Haifa Retreat: Leadership as a Struggle

The last retreat of the Beer Sheva program focused on protest and struggles for social justice and environmental conservation, and enabled fellows to explore the role of local leaders in such struggles >>

October 19, 2015

Wadi al-Khalil Program Launched

A festive ceremony marked the opening of the newest program - the Mandel program for local leadership in Wadi al-Khalil >>

August 4, 2015

Leadership and Context

​Gaining familiarity with Bedouin society, and with Yeruham, were the focus of a field trip taken by Mandel program for local leadership in Beer Sheva participants >>

August 4, 2015

Change from Without and from Within

​Participants in the Beer Sheva and Rahat programs met for a day of discussion about the importance of internal and external changes in leading social change >>

June 8, 2014

An Attainable Dream

Nili Surkis-Shalev, a graduate of the Mandel program for local leadership in Arad, heads the Hamitham complex for young adults in Arad >>

June 5, 2014

The City Wants Social Justice

Can urban planning address social justice issues? To what extent is there justice in Beer Sheva’s current urban structure? These and other related questions were discussed on April 30  >>

January 12, 2014

Local Sustainable Economic Development

The Mandel Center for Leadership in the Negev was involved in all three days of the first Congress for Local Sustainable Economic Development (LSED)  >>

January 7, 2014

Arad Study Day

On December 12, 2013, MCLN hosted a study day about the town of Arad, attended by some 80 Arad residents, the mayor, and directors of municipal departments >>

November 18, 2013

New Local Leadership Program

On November 6, the Mandel Center for Leadership in the Negev launched a program to train local leaders in Rahat and the Arab community in the Negev  >>

November 18, 2013

Complex for Community in Arad

In January, a complex for young adults and young communities will open in Arad, at the initiative of Nili Surkis, a graduate of the Arad Local Leadership Program of the Mandel Center for Leadership >>

October 24, 2013

“Influential in the Negev” Forum

On October 3, 2013, the Mandel Center for Leadership in the Negev hosted a gathering of the “Influential in the Negev” forum, which brings together prominent activists in the Negev >>