Community, Culture & Environment
Mitzpe Ramon & Negev Highlands

Education & Community

Keshet NGO believes that through education, a sustainable community can be created. Keshet has initiated, operated and assisted dozens of project in the fields of education and community in Mitzpe Ramon and neighboring Negev Highlands district

Culture & Art

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

Environment & Development

The “Land of the Craters”, is the appellation ascribed to our unique section of the planet. One the one hand, it is our obligation to preserve what is in our own backyard, the Ramon Crater. On the other, through wise and careful planning, it can be the anchor in a sustainable future. Keshet’s Environment and Development activities are aimed at preserving this unique treasure.

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!

Volunteering

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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CameriNegev

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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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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Music In Common

Music in Common is a multi-ethnic musical initiative whose goal is to encourage social meetings between Jewish and Bedouin teenagers leading to joint musical creativity. 

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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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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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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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