Community, Culture and Environment
Mitzpe Ramon and Negev Highlands

Education & Community

Keshet believes that through education, a sustainable community can be created. Keshet has initiated, executed, and assisted in dozens of projects in education, culture, and society in Mitzpe Ramon, and the neighboring Negev Highlands district.

Culture & Art

Keshet encourages and supports the arts and culture in general, particularly in Mitzpe Ramon. It recognizes that culture and art are basic human needs and the foundation of a flourishing community.

Environment & Development

The “Land of the Craters” is the moniker assigned to this small but unique part of our planet. First, we are obligated to preserve the phenomenon that is right in our backyard - the Ramon Crater. Secondly, with wise and careful planning, the Ramon Crater can be the catalyst that will spur the area’s sustainable future.

The Bedouin Communities

Keshet NGO recognizes the importance of preserving the traditions and heritage of the Bedouin communities of the Negev Highlands. We works with the communities members for recognition and preservation their endangered culture.

About Keshet NGO

Over the years since its establishment, Keshet has shown how a group of determined residents who are willing to devote their own time and energy are able to bring the message of sustainability to the discourse on development, showing how we can live in harmony with our desert environment.

Support the Community

Keshet's activities are mainly funded by grants and donations from governmental or private organizations. Your generous donation will allow us to continue to grow and work for the communities of Mitzpe Ramon and the Negev Highlands!


Keshet is looking for you, committed people, who want to contribute their skills and time to local projects in the fields of community, education, culture and environmental development of Mitzpe Ramon and the Negev Highlands region!

Dreaming of a new project?
Communal, Cultural, or Environmental
in Mitzpe Ramon or the Negev Highlands?

Keshet is the perfect vehicle to transform your dream into reality!

We call on artists, community activists and protectors of the environment to join us and be a part of the vanguard of community in Mitzpe Ramon and the Negev Highlands!

What is going on right now?

These are the projects that are currently active

Noga Neighborhood Campaign

Amending the environmental shortcomings in the Plan for the new “Western Neighborhood”. Toward the end of 2017, the Plan for the new Western Neighborhood was

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Travel Tales

A series of lectures for the local community in Mitzpe Ramon, depicting remarkable locations the world over. Once a month, Travel Tales invites a lecturer,

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מיזם גן מדבר

The Desert Kindergarten Pilot

The Desert Kindergarten Pilot is modeled after and planned according to the “Forest Kindergarten” concept that exists in Mitzpe Ramon. The project aims to establish

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What have we accomplished?

A partial list of projects and activities that have taken place in Keshet, over 20 years of activity

Mizpe Ramon Jazz Club

Envisioned by Gadi Lybrock, the Mitzpe Ramon Jazz Club, was established by Keshet in 2007, and has since become one of the Negev’s and Mitzpe

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CameriNegev is a long–term project that brings world-class Israeli classical musicians to perform in Mitzpe Ramon and the Negev Highlands. The project was conceived and

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תכנית אב-מתאר מצפה רמון

Mitzpe Ramon Master Plan

The new Master Plan for Mitzpe Ramon has been under development for more than a decade. Unfortunately, in its current form, it suffers from structural

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Ibex (“Yael”) Patrol

Mitzpe Ramon is an isolated urban settlement, completely surrounded by the natural, untamed desert. The town is adjacent to the Ramon Nature Reserve, in which

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Divshon Kindergarten

The establishment of a kindergarten with parental involvement in the spirit of the anthroposophical education at Midreshet Ben-Gurion The paucity of varied educational opportunities in

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גן יער - גן קשת

Keshet Forest Kindergarten

This unique educational institution was created in 2002 by parents seeking an environmentally-oriented educational alternative for their children. For this purpose, they started the Keshet

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Planning a trip to Mitzpe Ramon?

Looking to enhance your visit with captivating local experiences?

We would be delighted to meet with you and share the inspiring story of the Keshet NGO. We’ll discuss how activism and determined civic actions have the power to transform reality, especially in the most secluded town in Israel.