Celebrating Israel‘s Scientific Contributions
In recognition of the 75th anniversary of Israel, JCC Denver has dedicated each month of summer to celebrate the many different ways Israel has contributed to global advancements and the wellbeing of humanity. For the month of May, we want to shine the spotlight on Israel’s contribution to the field of science.
“The State of Israel is frequently at the forefront of advancements that help find solutions to global issues, including in the field of science. Israel has pioneered desalination water technology where more than half of the nation’s water—for residential, commercial, and agricultural consumption—is artificially produced. In 2022, the world’s first “Sea the Future” summit was an Eilat-based event that gathered aquaculture start-ups from throughout Israel. Along with investors, ministers, and other representatives from 25 countries, this food science summit addressed the impending issue of global food security in the face of climate change, population growth, and decreasing fertile areas for agricultural development. Israel’s research into the production of protein-rich algae as a food source also has positive implications due to its valuable compounds and ingredients that can be used in pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, and a host of other applications. While Israel will never feed the world, Israel can, through its knowledge, its research, and its investments, be a place that all the world can learn from.” – contributed by JCC Community member Penny N.
In addition to acknowledging Israel’s involvement in the realm of science, JCC Denver also had the honor of being involved in JEWISHcolorado’s Celebrate Israel Walk and Festival on May 7. There can be no overstating the beauty of seeing the wider Denver Jewish community come together to honor Israel, and stand together in hope and compassion.