Rabbi Yonatan Neril founded and directs the Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development, based in Jerusalem, which works to catalyze a transition to a sustainable, thriving, and spiritually-aware society through leadership of faith communities. Yonatan speaks internationally on faith and ecology, and co-organized five interfaith environmental conferences, in Jerusalem, New York City, and Washington D.C. He is the lead author and general editor of two books on Jewish environmental ethics including Uplifting People and Planet: 18 Essential Jewish Teachings on the Environment. A native of California, Yonatan completed an M.A. and B.A. from Stanford University with a focus on global environmental issues, and received rabbinical ordination in Israel. He lives with his wife and two children in Jerusalem.