News & Events

February 12, 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 30, 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 22, 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 18, 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 18, 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 3, 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 3, 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 7, 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 4, 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 11, 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 6, 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 17, 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 17, 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 23, 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 >>